The Bhutanese West

5 Days / 4 Nights
Discover the Essence of Bhutan

Tour Overview

This package covers the most popular tourist destinations in Bhutan. Tourists will witness and experience the balance of how its ancient history and traditional culture coexist in harmony with modern Bhutan. The tour covers western Bhutan only.

Tour Highlights

  • 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 The Bhutanese West (5 Days)

Day 1

Arrive in Paro

After landing in Paro you will be received by your guide and driver.

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

At Thimphu you will taken to your hotel to get refreshed and after lunch your guide will take you around for sightseeing.

Day 2

Drive to Punakha

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

Located at an elevation of 3100 meters Dochula is one of the many mountain passes in Bhutan accessible by motor road. The pass is adorned with 108 Druk Wangyal stupas. The pass also boasts of the most amazing view of the Himalayan range. From this site you will also be able to see a dot of Gasa Dzong in the far off mountain in the middle of the sea of dark green forest.

Lunch at Dochula Cafeteria
You will be served lunch at Dochula Cafeteria

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

Chimi Lhakang is located at a beautiful location overlooking the striking village of Sopsokha village. The village is located before reaching Punakha which makes it convenient for the visitors to make it to the temple before heading towards Punakha.

Day 3

Drive back to Paro

Drive from Punakha to Paro
Distance: 126.9 km Driving Time: 3 h. 25 min

After reaching Paro you will be led to your hotel and after lunch, you will be taken around the Paro town. Paro town is made of traditional Bhutanese houses aligned neatly together and the Paro River calmly flows just beside the town.

Day 4

Hike to Taktsang Monastery

Taktshang or the tiger’s nest monastery is located over 900 m above Paro valley. A hike of about 4 hours is the perfect way to end your trip. The hiking trail will take you through a diverse forest until you reach the monastery. After completing the demanding hike, you will be taken back to you hotel where you will take rest to wear off the fatigue from that strenuous hike.

Places and attractions:
Paro Tigers Nest Hike

Accommodation options:
Hotel Olathang Le Meridien Paro Riverfront Haven Resort

Day 5

End of Trip

Depart From Paro

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.