7 Day Bhutan Pilgrimage Travel Plan

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Day 1

     Arrival in Paro – Thimphu

Elevation 2,320 m     Weather in Thimphu

After meeting your guide and driver at Paro International Airport, proceed to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. Enjoy your first taste of Bhutanese cuisine before visiting National Memorial Chorten, a stupa built in memory of the Third King. Then, proceed to visit Tashichho Dzong, which houses the throne of the king.

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Day 2

     Thimphu

Elevation 2,320 m     Weather in Thimphu

In the morning, drive up to Kuenselphodrang Nature Park, where you can admire the 169 feet bronze statue of Buddha Dordenma, Vajra Throne Buddha. Next, head to BBS Tower to catch the beautiful view of Thimphu Valley. On the way up, you can stop to see Takin, the national animal of Bhutan. Then, visit Simply Bhutan, a living museum and photo studio, to preserve and promote culture. Thereafter, a game of Archery; the national sport of Bhutan. Continue on to the Centenary Farmers Market, a weekend market famous for its agricultural products. Proceed to Changangkha Lhakhang, the oldest temple in Thimphu from the 12th Century.

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Day 3

     Thimphu – Punakha

Elevation 1,300 m     Weather in Punakha

Depart from Thimphu and continue to Punakha. Cross Dochula Pass and stop for sights of Druk Wangyal Chortens which was commissioned by Her Majesty the Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck to commemorate the victory over the Indian militants and to liberate the souls of the lives lost. Then, stop at Sobsokha Village and take a stroll through agricultural fields to Chimi Lhakhang, a pilgrimage site for childless couple or to seek protection for children. Then, visit Punakha Dzong, situated strategically at the junction of the Pho Chu and Mo Chu rivers. Thereafter walk along the 160 metres Pho Chhu Suspension Bridge, giving you a spectacular views of Punakha Dzong and the Pho Chhu Valley.

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Day 4

     Punakha – Paro

Elevation 2,280 m     Weather in Paro

After breakfast, make your way back to Paro, home to many of Bhutan's old monasteries and temples. Take a stroll around Paro Town to pick up some souvenirs at your own expense. Then, proceed to visit Dungtse Monastery, built in 1421 by Thangtong Gyelpo to subdue the ogress. Next, visit the 7th century Kyichu Lhakhang, the oldest temple in Bhutan.

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Day 5

     Paro

Elevation 2,280 m     Weather in Paro

Set of early for a gentle hike to Chumphu Monastery where the Dorji Phamo, the flying Goddess also known as the floating statue is situated. It is said that Goddess Dorji Phamo flew here from Tibet and stayed on in the form of a statue.

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Day 6

     Paro

Elevation 2,280 m     Weather in Paro

After breakfast, embark on a hike to Bhutan’s most iconic landmark, Taktsang Lhakhang, which means Tiger’s Nest Monastery. Clinging precariously to a granite cliff 800 metres above the Paro Valley, according to legend the great Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava flew to this spot on the back of a tigress. The monastery was first built in 1692 at a cave where the Guru mediated in the 7th century A.D.

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Day 7

     Departure

Elevation 2,280 m     Weather in Paro

Today we will bid fond farewell to this beautiful Himalayan country and take an early flight back to Singapore. We hope by now you would have made some friends and also kept many photos and beautiful memories of Bhutan! And we look forward to seeing you again in this beautiful land of endless Enchantments! Tashi Delek!

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Suitable Months
  • Whole year round
  • High Season: March-May and September-November
  • Low Season: December-February and June-August
Prices
  • For Travel during the months of: Dec-Feb and Jun-Aug
  • USD 1,489 for 1 person traveler
  • USD 1,429 per person for 2 person travelers
  • USD 1,249 per person for group with 3 or more


  • For Travel during the months of: Mar-May and Sep-Nov
  • USD 1,789 for 1 person traveler
  • USD 1,729 per person for 2 person travelers
  • USD 1,549 per person for group of 3 and above
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Karen Cheng
Karen Cheng
Singapore, Dec 2015

Dear Mr Sonam,

Thanks for your email below.

My family and I are happy and would like to thank you for all your kind arrangements for our Bhutan holidays. We had a good guide, Miss Kinley Om and a very experienced and good driver, Mr. Passang. With them, my family made it right up to the Tiger's Nest and for myself, I had the guidance and help of Mr Passang and managed to reach up to the Cafeteria (2,111m) which was a real achievement.
We were happy to join your local people and some foreigners in celebrating your National Day on 17.12.2015 at the Paro Palace where the Royal Family attended too.

Kind Regards,

Karen Cheng and on behalf of my family

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