• 11 Day In-Depth Central Bhutan Explorer

    This is an in-depth trip which brings you all the way to the central valley of Bumthang, with quality time in the stunning Phobjikha Valley, Gangtey and Punakha. A perfect trip for those who wish to take light hikes into quieter areas of Bhutan while soaking in the its unique culture.
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11 days
From HK$28,800/Adult

Itinerary

  • Day 01 - Hong Kong / Bangkok
    Fly Hong Kong / Bangkok CX 751 1425/1610 (2hr 45min) – Daily
      Or CX 703 1710/1900 (2hr 50min) – Except Tue/Wed/Thu/Sun

    Upon arrival, check into your hotel.

    Meals included: Nil
  • Day 02 - Bangkok / Paro / Thimphu
    Fly Bangkok / Paro KB 129 0445/0700 (3hr 15min) – Thu only
      Or KB 127 0650/0950 (4hr 15min) – Except Thu via Bagdogra

     

    Drive to the BBS Tower Viewpoint for a stunning view of the valley before visiting the Takin Preserve to see the national animal of Bhutan- Takin. Head off to the Changlingmithang National Stadium for an archery shoot-out!

    Brush shoulders with the everyday Bhutanese at the Centenary Farmers Market and the craft bazaar. Take a tour of the National Institute of Traditional Medicine and Folk Heritage.

    Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Day 03 - Thimphu / Gangtey

    Drive 5 hours via Dochu La (3050m). Sights on the way include Bhutan’s first fortress monasteries, the 17th century Simtokha Dzong, and ancient wall paintings at the Hongtsho Goemba monastery.

    Arrive at Gangtey Goemba and take a 1.5 hours nature trail Phobjikha Valley.

    Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Day 04 - Gangtey

    Enjoy a stunning hike through Longtey Village. There are beautifully coloured rhododendron forests on both sides of the valley, yaks grazing. A steep uphill climb brings you to impressive views of the Gangtey Goemba, the Shedra, the lodge and the rest of the valley. Continue your 3-5 hrs hike towards the idyllic Kumbu village.

    Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Day 05 - Gangtey / Bumthang

    A long but stunning scenic drive brings you to Bumthang (5 hours). The road winds its way up and across two high passes at Pele-La (3390m) and Yotong-La (3425m).

    En route, visit Trongsa Dzong – the ancestral home of the royal family.

    Optional: For the adventurous, Bumthang is great for fly-fishing, trekking, biking, horse-riding etc! A 3-day trek can be arranged, for an immersion into Bhutan’s rural village lifestyle.

    Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Day 06 - Bumthang

    Visit Jakar Dzong, one of the largest dzongs in Bhutan. Begin your hike from the impressive Kurjey Lhakhang on the western side of Chamkhar Chu (river) to Tamshing Monastery. Learn about the valley’s unique cottage industries.

    Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Day 07 - Bumthang / Punakha

    Re-trace your steps to Punakha (7-8 hours). Arrive in Punakha and visit a stunning hill-top nunnery- Sangchen Dorji Lhundrup Chholing dedicated to the bodhisattva of compassion (Avaloketeshvara).

    Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Day 08 - Punakha

    Hike through beautiful rice fields to Chimmi Lhakhang, a temple dedicated to a favourite saint of the Bhutanese people. Enjoy a picnic lunch by the confluence of the Pho Chu (male river) and Mo Chu (female river), before visiting Punakha Dzong.

    Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Day 09 - Punakha / Paro

    Re-cros Dochu La and stop at Thimphu for lunch. Arrive Paro in the afternoon. Hike off the beaten path to the 15th century Zurig Lhakhang. En route, visit the iconic 17th century Paro Rinpung Dzong.

    Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Day 10 - Paro

    Set on a vertical cliff face, the Taktshang Monastery defies all engineering logic. Hike up or choose to take a pony ride that can be arranged at an additional cost.

    Visit Kyichu Lhakang and enjoy a home-cooked dinner in a farmhouse for an authentic Bhutanese experience!

    Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Day 11 - Paro / Bangkok / Hong Kong
    After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home.

    Fly Paro / Bangkok KB 128 1030/1430 (3hr) – Wed only
      Or KB 130 1100/1600 (4hr) – Except Mon/Wed via Bagdogra
      Or KB 126 1005/1510 (4hr 5min) – Mon only via Bagdogra
    Fly Bangkok / Hong Kong CX 702 1840/2235 (2hr 55min) – Daily
    Meals included: Breakfast

 

 

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