Escape to Serenity

6 Days / 5 Nights
The Journey Within

Tour Overview

This tour package covers popular destinations including Phobjikha valley. With wide valley meadows and lush green surrounding, Phobjikha promises an enchanting experience of Bhutan’s carefully protected natural environment. The valley is part of an important wildlife preserve and is home to the endangered black-necked cranes. These endangered birds fly south to the valley all the way from Tibet and usually migrate back during spring. Let the tranquility of the valley rekindle your spirit.

Tour Highlights

  • Idyllic Gangtey Valley
  • Hike to Paro Taktsang
  • The Tallest Sitting Buddha on a mountain top
  • Tashichodzong – 17th century Fort
  • Punakha Dzong
  • Home stay experience
  • Paro Museum

Daily Itinerary for Escape to Serenity (6 Days)

Day 1

Drive from Paro Airport to Thimphu (1 hour) and sightseeing in Thimphu

Your guide and driver will meet you at the airport.

Drive from Paro to Thimphu
Distance: 54 Km|Driving Time: 1 hour

After a quick stop at your hotel and lunch, you'll spend the rest of the day exploring Thimphu.

Day 2

Drive to Punakha

Drive from Thimphu to Dochula
Distance: 31Km|Driving Time: 1 hour

Dochula, at 3100 metres, is one of many motorable mountain passes in Bhutan. Take in the astonishing panoramic view of the snowcapped mountain range.
The place also has a memorial, 108 identical stupas to commemorate the victory against insurgency and honour the fallen.

Hike to Lungchutse (Optional):
If you're impressed by the views from Dochula, wait until you hike up to Lungchutse. The lush green trail will leave you refreshed and energised for the rest of your trip. This will be a two hour hike return.

Lunch will be served after the hike.

Drive to Punakha
Distance: 63Km Driving |Time: 1 and half hour

A short hike to Chimi Lhakang (the fertility temple) will take you through Sopsokha village. The unusual practice of worshipping phallus in Bhutanese culture originates from this village.

Day 3

Drive from Punakha to Phobjikha

Early Drive from Punakha to Phobjikha
Distance: 78 Km Driving Time: 3 and half hours

Let the serenity of the valley with its wide-open spaces and pristine nature help you unwind.

A 16th-century Gangtey Goemba (monastery) sits atop a hill overlooking the valley. The complex consists of monks' quarters, guesthouses, and meditation centres.

There are nature trails that run along the field and through the pine forest connecting small villages. You can explore them on a foot or go biking.

It's one of those destinations where you just want to clear your schedule and go with the flow.

Day 4

Drive from Phobjikha to Paro

Distance: 185 Km Driving Time: 7 hours

It will be a long drive back to Paro.

In the evening, it's worth taking a stroll along the oldest street in Paro town. The street is lined with traditional houses renovated with western-inspired storefronts running cafes and souvenir shops.

Places and attractions:
Paro Paro Town

Accommodation options:
Tashi Namgay Resort Haven Resort Le Meridien Paro Riverfront

Day 5

Hike to Taktsang

With a few days to acclimatise, you are now ready for the ultimate experience in Bhutan.

An avid hiker will find this experience deeply rewarding. Bask in the scent of pine as you climb the trail in and out of the woods. Let your imagination run wild as your guide narrates the Buddhist mythology surrounding this place to keep you company on your hike.

When you get to the top, let the cold mountain air, the waterfall cascading down the cliff, and the ambiance of a secluded monastery inspire a spiritual experience for you.

Day 6

Depart From Paro

End of Trip

Payment & Cancellation Policy

Payment Terms
  • The approval of tourists VISA is contingent on the full payment of the tour
  • Flight ticket payment is subject to the Ticketing Time Limit issued by the airlines
Tour Cancellation and Refund Policy
  • 30 to 15 days prior to arrival - 20% of the total tour cost will be levied as cancellation fee
  • 14 to 7 days prior to arrival - 50% of the tour cost will be levied as cancellation fee
  • Less than a week prior to arrival - 100% cancellation charge will be levied as cancellation fee
Flight Ticket Cancellation and Refund Policy
  • Subject to the cancellation terms of the Airline
Rescheduling Tour Dates:
  • There are no charges for rescheduling your trip. However the minimum daily tariff, hotel rates, airline charges are subject to change depending on your new travelling dates.