Bhutan Tour with day hikes is a 4 days sightseeing escapade with a day hike to Dodeydra Monastery in Thimphu and Tiger's Nest Monastery in Paro. The tour discloses the true beauty of the Land of Druk, Bhutan, as you get to visit the ancient religious and heritage sites.
You begin the tour in Paro and drive to Thimphu for the first-day hike to Dodeydra Monastery on the northwestern hill. Then proceed to the monasteries, statues, Chortans, and Dzongs of Thimpu before heading to Paro for a final day hike to Tiger's Nest Monastery.
This tour itinerary is best for those with limited time who wish to explore Bhutan's most famous and noteworthy places.
The trip's price depends on the type of services chosen by our clients and the group size. The cost of each trip we organize is different because we see travelers as individuals having their own particular needs and preferences.
Get ready for an incredible journey tailored to your interests and preferences, whether you're looking for a budget-friendly adventure or a luxurious getaway. Leave the planning to us as we take care of all the details, ensuring your dream trip becomes a reality. You can relax and focus on creating unforgettable memories that will stay with you forever.
|Day 1||Arrive at Paro, then Drive to Thimphu - 1 hour (54 km)|
|Day 2||Morning hike to Dodeydra and sightseeing tour in Thimphu, then drive to Paro - 2 to 3 hours hike (3.5 km)|
|Day 3||Hike to Tiger's Nest Monastery in Paro - 3 to 4 hours (4.5 km)|
|Day 4||Final Departure from Paro|
Welcome to the Land of Druk, Bhutan. As you take a flight to Paro, you will be amazed at the sight of the beautiful high hills and mountains surrounding the land. Witnessing the highest peaks in the world, you will be welcomed at the international terminal by our representatives. Following that, you will be guided along the city of Paro.
You can visit the nearby historical and religious sites like Rinpung Dzong and the 7th-century temple Kichu Lhakhang. On this spiritual tour, you will learn about the myths of Guru Rimpoche/Padmasambhava.
In the evening, taking a short 1-hour drive, you will reach Thimpu, the capital city of Bhutan.
Overnight stay in Thimphu.
Waking up early in the morning means a lot to do, and the initial leg begins with a hike. Leaving your belongings in the hotel, you will hike to Dodeydra Monastery, located on the northwestern flank of Thimphu. The initial phase of the hike is challenging because of the steep upward walk. However, it gets easier with each step ahead. As you reach higher on the cliff, you will witness the most majestic views of the valley underneath and the verdant green hills.
At the top of the beautiful hill is the monastery, which was built in 1779 and consisted of teachings of Buddha inside rocks. Mostly there are statues and murals of different forms of Buddha. You might witness student monks in the area. After taking enough pictures and relaxing, you will head back to the starting point and then be driven to your hotel.
In the afternoon, the guide will take you on a sightseeing adventure around the city. You will visit the Memorial Chorten built in memory of Bhutan's third King. Then visit the Takin Reserve and even the famous Buddha Statue. If time persists, you can also visit Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory for an insightful tour and the amazing Tashichho Dzong, which currently houses the Thorne room and the offices of the King. In the evening, drive back to Paro.
Overnight stay in Paro.
This is one of the tour's most exciting days as you will visit the most famous sight in Bhutan, Tiger's Nest Monastery, also known as Paro Taktsang. The monastery is situated on a cliff at a height of 3180m. You will be driven to the starting point of the hike. Following, you will initially take a hike with an ascend of 900m from the floor. The trail, although easy, can get challenging due to steep ascents. After nearly 4 hours, you will reach the monastery from where the valley below looks marvelous. Peace and serenity cover the air, along with chimes of prayer wheels and flags flapping.
As per the legends, the Guru Rimpoche had landed in the cave of Thulo Phuk on his Tiger's back and meditated in the Pel Phuk cave. Hence, the monastery has been built in the interconnection and is thus a pilgrimage site for Buddhists.
After exploring the paintings, landmarks, prayer wheel, and temples, take a hike back to Paro and rest in your hotel.
Overnight stay in Paro.
This is your final day in Bhutan, so you can do some souvenir shopping and then stroll around the streets of Paro interacting with the locals. Finally, you will be transferred to the Paro International Airport in Bhutan. Bid farewell to the beautiful land and plan a similar tour in and around Bhutan with us.