Happiness Tour

Description

Day 1: Arrival at Paro – Thimphu
Upon arrival at Paro airport, you will be greeted by your guide and driver and you will visit Paro town where you will visit the Rinpung Dzong and the National Museum. After this visit, you will head to Thimphu and visit the Tachogang Lhakhang Temple and the iron suspension bridge. Dinner and overnight at Tara Phendeyling Hotel.

Arrival in Bhutan at Paro Airport, most dangerous airport in the world

Day 2: Thimphu Valley
After breakfast, you will visit the memorial stupa which was built for the third king of Bhutan. After your visit to the memorial stupa, you will visit Bhutan Postal Museum where you can also make your own personalized stamps and use them to send postcards to your family and friends around the world. After this visit, you will be taken to the famous Kuensel Phodrang, the Buddha point which is 51.5 meters high and overlooks the Thimphu Valley. After some free time and a short hike around the Buddha statue, you will head to Changagnkha Lhakhang Temple, which is one of the oldest temples in Thimphu. After lunch, you will head to Takin Preserve to see the national animal of Bhutan. You will also visit the TashiChho Dzong / Fortress of Splendid religion and the craft bazaar. In the afternoon you will head back to Tara Phendeyling Hotel for dinner and overnight.

 Thimphu Valley, overlooking the himalaryas and the buddha statue

Day 3: Thimphu – Punakha – Gangtey & Phobjikha Valley
Today you will be heading for a visit to Punakha where you will visit the Punakha Dzong and the iron suspension bridge. On the way to Punakha you will stop at Dochulaa Pass at 3,150 meters/10,330 ft above sea level, where you will visit the 108 stupas and on a clear day have a view over the snow-capped Himalayas. After this short stop, you will continue to the market in Lobesa and from there on continuing another 2 hrs to Gangtey & Phobjikha Valley. You will visit a traditional farmhouse where you will overnight with a local family.

Phobjika Valley  

Day 4: Gangtey & Phobjika Valley – Punakha
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n the morning you will head to the crane observation center. After a visit to the center, you will head for a nature hike in the Gantey Valley. You will also visit one of the most beautiful glacial valleys of Bhutan. After the hike, you will head to the monastery of Gangtey. In the afternoon you will head back to Punakha where you will visit a nunnery, where you can interact with the nuns. After this, you will head to Dewachen Hotel and Spa for dinner and overnight.

Monk on bridge Bhutan

Day 5: Punakha – Paro
In the morning you will hike to the Khamsum Yulley Namgvel Stupa and hike 2 hours through the paddy fields and pine trees. After the hike, you will head to the Punakha Dzong and the longest iron suspension bridge in Bhutan. In the afternoon, you will visit the temple of fertility while heading back to Paro. Upon arrival in the afternoon, you will walk through the streets of Paro where you will visit some handicraft and souvenir shops and also the vegetable market. In the evening you will go to Olathang Hotel for dinner and overnight.

 Punakha Dzong, old capital of Bhutan

Day 6: Paro – Haa Valley – Paro
Early morning you will head to Haa Valley via Chelela Pass (3,988 meters/12,402ft) where you can enjoy the view of the Himalayan Mountains. Upon arrival in Haa Valley, visit the two temples, the white temple, and the black temple. Stroll through the valley, visit some traditional farmhouses and interact with the villagers and farmers. In the afternoon drive back to Paro for your overnight at Olathang Hotel.

Haa Valley  

Day 7: Taktsang Monastery – Paro
In the morning you will be picked from your hotel and taken to the starting point for your trekking to the famous tiger's nest / Taktsang Monastery. This will take approximately 5 hrs. After this hike, you will visit the Kyichu Lhakhang Temple, one of the oldest temples of Bhutan, built in the 7th century. After you return to your hotel you will be offered a traditional hot stone bath and you can participate in a game of traditional archery, the national sport of Bhutan. You will also be able to participate in a real Bhutanese cooking experience and learn some Bhutanese cooking or cook your own meal with local ingredients. Dinner and overnight at Olathang Hotel.

 Tigers nest Bhutan

Day 8: Paro International Airport
After breakfast, you will be taken to the airport for your departure flight.

Overview

Included in this Package

  • Transportation by private air-conditioned cars

  • English speaking guide accompanied with a local driver

  • Accommodations under full board

  • Unlimited water

  • All entrance fees and government fees

  • Visa fee

  • Traditional hot stone bath (optional)

  • Hoisting of prayer flags high in the mountains (optional)

  • Traditional farmhouse experience (optional)

  • Bhutanese cooking experience (optional)

  • Wear the traditional National dress - Set of Kira for women and Gho for men (optional)

  • Play/practice a game of traditional archery (optional)

  • Government royalty

  • Co2 Compensation

 Excluded in this Package

  • International Airfares and Airport taxes

  • Travel and personal insurance

  • Passport, vaccinations, medicines

  • Personal expenditures and meals and beverages

  • Gratitude

  • Optional excursions/activities not detailed in the itinerary

  • Any additional services requested

  • Wire Transfers Fees (sending & receiving)

* Cultural traditions are a highlight during Bhutan's many religious festivals. Masked dances bring ancient legends back to life. We can also book this tour during one of the religious festivals and will include a visit to the festival in your itinerary.

Himalaya kingdom of Bhutan

Bhutan

Bhutan might not be known for mass tourism, but that makes this country so unique and definitely worth visiting. Bhutan has always tried to protect its environment and getting there isn't the easiest. The country is known for its colourful Dzong's, impressive festivals, beautiful and friendly people and untouched nature.

Happiness Tour

8 Days / 7 nights
Starting from: $1,880 USD per person

Bhutan might be undiscovered by most travellers but it's such a gem. The happiness tour will allow you to take a moment for yourself and refuel yourself. With the hike to Taktsang Monastery / Tiger’s Nest and excursion of the beautiful glacial valleys of Gangtey and Phobjika you will really feel at peace at the end of your trip.

Why book with us?

Great value for money

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Not only do we care about our guests and their experience, the world itself is one of our main concerns.

Customised itineraries

Everyone is different and therefore no request is too crazy. Customise your trip down to the finest detail.

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