Exquisite 7-Day Bhutan Scenic Tour

7-Day Bhutan Scenic Tour
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Price Per Person

  • 1 PAX US$1896
  • 2 PAX US$1717
  • 3 PAX US$1538
  • 4 PAX US$1466
  • 5-10 PAX US$1430
  • 11-20 PAX US$1394
Price Per Person US$ 1394 All included Services

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Trip Highlights

  • Hike to the iconic Tiger’s Nest Monastery in Paro.
  • Visit Punakha Dzong, the most beautiful fortress in Bhutan.
  • Explore the serene Phobjikha Valley and Gangtey Monastery.
  • Witness vibrant Bhutanese festivals and traditional mask dances.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayas from Dochula Pass.
  • Experience Bhutanese hospitality with a farmhouse stay.
  • Learn about Bhutan’s unique arts and crafts in Thimphu.

Best of 7 Days Bhutan Scenic Tour

Bhutan Scenic Tour

Gear up for a captivating 7 days Bhutan tour, the last great Himalayan kingdom, known for its unique traditions, stunning landscapes, and vibrant festivals. This comprehensive tour package combines the best of cultural immersion, natural beauty, and spiritual exploration, ensuring an unforgettable experience. This package is just an example of how an itinerary is and can be completely customized as per your wish.

Overview of 7 days Bhutan Tour

Bhutan, often referred to as the “Land of the Thunder Dragon,” is a mystical kingdom located in the eastern Himalayas. It is renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and the philosophy of Gross National Happiness, which prioritizes the well-being of its people over economic growth. This 7-day Bhutan tour offers an in-depth exploration of Bhutan’s iconic sites, including ancient monasteries, majestic fortresses, and scenic valleys. You will experience the unique Bhutanese way of life, participate in local festivals, and witness the traditional arts and crafts that define Bhutan’s cultural identity. If interested you can also do popular activities such as hiking or trekking in Bhutan.

Culture of Bhutan

Bhutan’s culture is deeply intertwined with its Buddhist heritage, which is evident in its architecture, festivals, and daily practices. The country’s commitment to preserving its cultural traditions is reflected in its policy of Gross National Happiness, which places cultural preservation and environmental sustainability at the forefront of national development. The preservation of the culture of Bhutan is praised highly around the globe.

Religion: Buddhism is the state religion of Bhutan, and it influences every aspect of life. The country is dotted with monasteries, stupas, and prayer flags, and the teachings of Buddhism permeate the nation’s policies and daily activities. Religious festivals and rituals play a significant role in the social and cultural life of Bhutanese people.

Traditional Dress: Bhutanese people wear traditional dress as part of their daily lives. Men wear the Gho, a knee-length robe tied at the waist, while women wear the Kira, an ankle-length dress. These garments are not only a reflection of Bhutan’s rich textile heritage but also a symbol of national identity and pride.

Cuisine: Bhutanese cuisine is known for its spiciness, with red rice and chili peppers being staples. Popular dishes include Ema Datshi (chili and cheese stew), Phaksha Paa (pork with red chilies), and Momos (dumplings). Meals are typically accompanied by butter tea or locally brewed ara (rice wine). The emphasis on locally sourced ingredients and traditional cooking methods highlights the country’s commitment to sustainability and cultural preservation.

Arts and Crafts: Bhutan is famous for its traditional arts and crafts, collectively known as Zorig Chusum. These include thangka painting, wood carving, weaving, and pottery. Visitors can explore the National Institute for Zorig Chusum in Thimphu, where artisans are trained in these ancient crafts, ensuring the continuity of Bhutan’s cultural heritage.

Bhutan Festivals and Traditions:

Bhutanese festivals, known as Tsechus, are vibrant and colorful events that are an integral part of the country’s cultural and spiritual life. These festivals are held in various dzongs and monasteries throughout the year and feature traditional mask dances, music, and religious rituals. Tsechus celebrates Bhutanese mythology and Buddhist teachings, providing a unique insight into the spiritual life of the Bhutanese people.

Paro Tsechu: Held in the spring, Paro Tsechu is one of Bhutan’s most popular festivals. It features masked dances, religious rituals, and a grand procession, drawing both locals and tourists to the Paro Dzong.

Thimphu Tsechu: This three-day festival is held in the capital city and includes colorful dances and cultural performances. It is an excellent opportunity to witness Bhutanese traditions and socialize with locals.

Punakha Drubchen: Celebrating Bhutanese victories over Tibetan invasions, this festival includes a dramatic reenactment of historical battles. It takes place in the magnificent Punakha Dzong, adding to the grandeur of the event.

Places to Visit in Bhutan

Paro Valley: Home to the famous Tiger’s Nest Monastery, Paro is a picturesque valley with historical and cultural significance. Other attractions include Paro Dzong and the National Museum. The valley is also known for its traditional farmhouses and stunning natural scenery. Thus this must-go city is prioritized in our Bhutan Scenic Tour Package.

Thimphu: The capital city is a blend of tradition and modernity, offering sights such as the Buddha Dordenma statue, Tashichho Dzong, and the National Memorial Chorten. Thimphu’s vibrant markets and cafes provide a taste of urban Bhutanese life. The city is also home to the National Institute for Zorig Chusum, where visitors can learn about Bhutanese arts and crafts.

Punakha: Known for its stunning dzong located at the confluence of two rivers, Punakha is a must-visit for its scenic beauty and historical importance. The nearby Chimi Lhakhang and Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten add to the region’s attractions. Punakha Dzong is particularly beautiful during the Punakha Drubchen festival, which celebrates the region’s historical significance.

Gangtey and Phobjikha Valley: This glacial valley is famous for the Gangtey Monastery and the annual migration of black-necked cranes. The serene landscape and rich biodiversity make it a perfect destination for nature lovers. The valley is also known for its traditional Bhutanese villages and stunning natural beauty.

Activities in Bhutan

Bhutan offers a variety of activities and our Bhutan Scenic Tour Package can be customized according to the type of activities you would like to enjoy in your 7-day Bhutan tour.

Hiking and Trekking: Bhutan offers a range of hiking and trekking opportunities, from the famous hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery to multi-day treks in the Himalayas. The country’s pristine landscapes and well-maintained trails provide a perfect setting for outdoor enthusiasts.

Archery: As the national sport, archery is an integral part of Bhutanese culture. Visitors can watch local archery matches, which are often lively events filled with traditional songs and dances. Archery tournaments are a highlight of many festivals and provide a unique insight into Bhutanese traditions.

Traditional Hot Stone Baths: After a day of exploration, relax in a traditional hot stone bath, known for its therapeutic benefits. The bath involves heating river stones and placing them in a wooden tub filled with fresh river water and medicinal herbs. This traditional practice is believed to have numerous health benefits and is a perfect way to unwind after a day of sightseeing.

Farmhouse Stays: Experience Bhutanese hospitality by staying in a traditional farmhouse. This provides an opportunity to interact with local families, participate in their daily activities, and enjoy home-cooked Bhutanese meals. Farmhouse stays offer a unique insight into rural Bhutanese life and culture.

Natural Beauty and Adventure in our Bhutan Scenic Tour Package

Himalayan Landscapes: The journey through Bhutan offers stunning views of the Himalayas, lush valleys, and pristine rivers. The Dochula Pass, with its panoramic views of the snow-capped peaks, and the scenic Phobjikha Valley, home to the endangered black-necked cranes, are highlights of the trip. The country’s diverse landscapes and well-preserved natural environment make it a paradise for nature lovers.

Birdwatching: Bhutan is a haven for birdwatchers, with over 700 species of birds recorded in the country. The Phobjikha Valley is particularly famous for the black-necked cranes that migrate from Tibet during the winter months. Other popular birdwatching spots include the tropical forests of the south and the alpine meadows of the high Himalayas.

White-Water Rafting: The rivers of Bhutan offer excellent opportunities for white-water rafting and kayaking. The Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers in Punakha are particularly popular, providing thrilling rapids and stunning scenery. Rafting trips are available for all levels of experience, from beginners to advanced paddlers.

Conclusion

This 7-day tour package provides an immersive experience of Bhutan’s rich cultural heritage, stunning natural beauty, and warm hospitality. Whether you are exploring ancient monasteries, participating in local festivals, or hiking through pristine valleys, this journey promises a deep connection with the spirit of Bhutan. Join us for an enriching experience that will leave you with lasting memories and a profound appreciation for this unique Himalayan kingdom.

Why choose us for the Bhutan Scenic Tour?

At Touch the Himalaya, our foremost priority is optimizing trips to meet our travelers’ unique needs. We believe that an expensive trip is not necessarily the best trip; rather, a trip that caters to your personal preferences and requirements offers the most fulfilling experience. This philosophy drives us to offer a range of customizable tour packages, ensuring that each journey is tailored to your desires.

Our 7 Days Bhutan Tour package is designed with flexibility in mind, allowing you to personalize your experience in Bhutan. This Bhutan Scenic Tour covers a comprehensive itinerary, including visits to ancient monasteries, breathtaking valleys, and vibrant cultural sites. However, we understand that every traveler has different interests, time constraints, and budget considerations. Hence, our package is fully customizable. Whether you want to spend more time exploring the rich cultural heritage of Thimphu, immersing yourself in the serene beauty of the Punakha Valley, or trekking to the iconic Tiger’s Nest Monastery in Paro, we can adjust the itinerary to match your preferences.

For those with limited time, we also offer shorter tours that provide a condensed but equally enriching experience of Bhutan. Our 4 Days 3 Nights, 5 Days 4 Nights, and 6 Days Bhutan Tours are meticulously designed to ensure that even a brief visit to this Himalayan kingdom leaves a lasting impression. These shorter tours include key highlights such as visits to significant dzongs (fortresses), monasteries, and stunning landscapes, ensuring you experience the essence of Bhutan’s natural beauty and cultural depth.

Choosing the right duration for your trip allows you to manage your budget effectively without compromising on the quality of your experience. Our 7 days Bhutan Tour package offers a perfect balance of extensive exploration and relaxation, giving you ample time to appreciate the tranquil environment and the hospitable Bhutanese culture. For those on a tighter schedule, our shorter tours provide a snapshot of Bhutan’s most iconic sights, ensuring a memorable experience in a limited timeframe.

At Touch the Himalaya, we believe in providing a travel experience that is both enriching and tailored to your needs. Our customizable tours are designed to offer flexibility, allowing you to craft your perfect journey through the enchanting landscapes and cultural wonders of Bhutan. Whether you opt for a week-long adventure or a shorter escapade, we are committed to ensuring your trip to Bhutan is not just a vacation but a deeply personal and memorable journey. With our range of tour options, you can choose the perfect package that aligns with your schedule and budget, making your Bhutan Scenic Tour an exceptional experience tailored just for you.

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Arrival in Paro – Transfer to Thimphu

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This is a sample of a standard itinerary and can be modified as per the client's need

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