Key highlights, available year round
• Visit Tiger’s Nest • Meditate in temples
• Forest walks with immersive mountain and valley views
• Unique memorials • Dzong architecture
• Local experience • Farmstay
Government Fees, Royalty & Taxes.
Tours and entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary.
Standard hotel room (Twin/double bed).
All meals (Breakfast/Lunch & Dinner) at a local restaurant or hotel.
SUV Car, Mini Van or Bus with driver throughout your stay.
Experienced tour guide.
Costs for extra activities
Personal drinks & beverages
Additional hotel facilities like laundry, personal calls etc.
Single room supplement: US$ 40 per room per nigh
*The price quoted is an indicative and subject to changes
- Day 1 PARO - THIMPHU
Fly into Paro to breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks including Mount Everest and Bhutan's sacred Mount Jumolhari and Jichu Drake Peaks. Upon arrival at Paro Airport, be greeted by our representative who will escort you to a welcome presentation at the National Museum for an introduction to the Kingdom of Bhutan before travelling through the spectacular countryside to the hotel.
On arrival into Thimphu check-in to your hotel and proceed for lunch. Enjoy the day exploring Thimphu, with an option to visit the Golden Buddha, which also offers a sensational valley views; the National Memorial Stupa; the celebrated new National Textile Museum, and the Takin Preserve
Overnight - Thimphu
- Day 2 THIMPHU
After breakfast, travel north, up the Thimphu valley for a gentle walk through the forest to either Cheri or Tango Goemba. En route, view the majestic Trashichhoe Dzong, the seat of Bhutan’s government and royal offices and, time permits, pay a view to Pangri Zampa – two 16th century building that now house a monastic training school for astrologers. Optional visits include:
- Zorig Chusum: Institute of the 13 Arts & Crafts of Bhutan (inquire first as they are not always open to visitors)
- hand-made paper factory
- the weekend markets (Fri-Sun) for Bhutan's offering of fresh fruit, vegetables and local items such as yak tail duster, cups of butter tea, turquoise from Tibet, and musical instruments etc.
End the day with a leisurely stroll along Thimphu’s main street, Norzin Lam. Speak to your guide to tailor your evening.
Overnight - Thimphu
- Day 3 THIMPHU - PUNAKHA
After breakfast, travel east to Punakha Valley. Ascend to Dochu La (pass) to view 108 Stupas, with breathtaking views of the eastern Himalaya on a clear day.
Visit the Punakha Dzong, an excellent example of how a medieval fortress, functioning as both monastic and government administration, has adapted and evolved for modern day use. It is the winter residence of the Dratsheng (Central Monk Body).
In the afternoon travel northwards up the Punakha valley for a fascinating hike through fields of vegetables and tiny hamlets to Khamsum Yulley Namgyel Chorten (consecrated in 1999 in dedication to the protection of Bhutan’s current King, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck.
Overnight - Punakha
- Day 4 PUNAKHA - GANTEY
After breakfast, take an easy 20 minute walk across paddy fields to visit Chimi Lhakhang, a monastery built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley (a.k.a. the Divine Madman or Mad Monk). It is believed that childless women who visit the temple will conceive after receiving a blessing from the resident monk. Before crossing into Central Bhutan, visit Wangdue, famous for its fine bamboo work and its slate and stone carving.
Upon arrival at Phobjikha Valley- visit the winter home of the Black necked cranes. The Phobjikha Valley is home to over six hundred cranes visiting from Tibet, from early November to end March. Overlooking the Phobjikha valley is the Gangtey Goempa. This is an old monastery that dates back to 17th century.
Enjoy the hospitality of a local farmhouse for tonight.
Overnight - Farmhouse
- Day 5 GANTEY- PARO
After breakfast, leave Phobjikha and proceed to Paro Valley, once again passing Dochu La, and arriving in Paro town in time for lunch. Enjoy a tour of the major features in Paro town including Paro Dzong with its cantilever bridge. Enjoy an afternoon of a tour of Paro town including Paro Dzong with its cantilever bridge, a leisurely stroll along the main street for jewellery and handicrafts shopping or arrange with your guide for a hike in the valley.
Overnight - Paro
- Day 6 TIGER'S NEST
Taktsang Monastery (aka Tigers Nest) is one of the most sacred and revered monasteries in the Kingdom. Each step taken towards the monastery gains merit points towards the worshipper's future. The monastery clings to a rocky cliff at over 1000 metres above the valley floor and marks the location where Guru Rinpoche flew on the back of a tigress to subdue the local demons. He then spent 3 months meditating in a cave, still visible in the monastery. Choose between:
- 2-hour round trip to the monastery viewpoint; or
- 5-hour hike into the Monastery itself
Time permitting, visit Kyichu Lhakhang – one of Bhutan’s oldest and most beautiful temples boasting an orange tree that perpetually bears fruit followed by a visit to the old ruined fortress of the Drugyel Dzong, the historical site of the Fort of Drukpa Victory, where brave Bhutanese repeatedly repelled Tibetan invaders. The 7314 metre snow domed peak of sacred Mt Chomolhari can be seen on clear days.
Optional: Pony ride at USD 50 per person
Overnight - Paro
- Day 7 Depart
Farewell and a pleasant journey home with all the good memories of Happy Bhutan.
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This is my second time travel to Bhutan, but first time to across east to west, and first time to be with Marvellous team. Our guide, Chokyi and Phuntsho, were always warm and friendly. They drove two days previous, from west to east, to recieve us at Guwahati airport, which is in India, near the boarder of eastern Bhutan. Due to the weather, our flight to Guwahati was delayed almost 5 hours. They were worried when we did not appear at the appointed time. Finally, when we connected with each other, they didn’t feel any impatient, just told us to take our time, they would wait until we arrived. That time, we were sorry but really touched.
During twelve days travel, the itinerary was well-planned. We were only two people. Chokyi and Phuntsho hosted us along the trip as if we were VIP. Phuntsho is a very nice guide. He knows the history of every places very well. His explanation was simple for us to understand, just as telling a story.
To travel with Marvellous team felt us relax and comfortable, just like being with friends. We enjoyed every present moment in this blessed land. Wherever across the farming land or climb up to majestic mountain, we all enjoyed the beauty in summer season of Bhutan. All things looked green and vibrant, as if every inch of land was filled with plants.
We represent our thankful to Marvellous Bhutan Travel, especially to Chokyi and Phuntsho, for your hospitality, and give all our best blessings to you.
See you in the future. — with Phuntsho Wangdi and 2 others.
-- Hsin-Yi Huang
This is the best trip my sister and I have ever had! Feeling so blessed�. Bhutan is the best place for pilgrimage, living and relaxation. I never expect myself to be able to hike and walk so much�based on my health condition. Thank you for helping us to carry our belongings while hiking. This will not be our last trip to Bhutan. We will go back again. Thank you all!
-- Veronica Chua
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We enjoyed the wonderful Bhutanese songs while travelling on the bus. Our
main guide Phuntsho is well-versed on the history of the places that he does
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Exceptional helpful guides. Was very touched when one of them piggy back my mom down the steep hills when she had difficulties walking. Thank you.
-- Silver Wave
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Thank you Phuntsho Wangdi and Sangey for a wonder seven days 11-17 June 2017. Michael Toh and myself enjoyed ourselves tremendously.
-- Vicky Chong
Bhutan was the most wonderful friendly country. Phuntsho our guide was the best and really looked after us and was very knowlegable in the history while keeping us entertained as well. Tiger’s nest was the highlight, amazing place. The tour Agency Marvellous Bhutan Travel organised the whole tour to perfection even organising my friend’s 40th birthday evening.
-- Jissica Lic
We are a family of 5 traveling first time to Bhutan, our youngest family member being 7 years old. Our guide, Phuntsho is a charming, knowledgeable and sensitive young man who is prepared to go the extra mile to make our trip a good one. Sangey, our “grandfatherly” driver is extremely experienced as the mountain roads are not easy to handle. Last but not least, Chokyi – the enterprising one for making all these happen. The cultural performance was both a surprise and a delight! It is our first trip and won’t be our last! Thank you & Tashi Delek!!!!!
-- Esther Chia Shu Ling