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Duration : 12 Nights / 13 Days

Destination Covered : Thimphu, Paro, Punakha, Bumthang, Trongsa, Mongar, Trashigang, Lhuntse

Tour Activities : Forts and Palaces, Road Trip, Monuments & Historical Places, Sightseeing

Tour Themes : Family & Group Tours

USD 722

Per Person

* Mentioned prices may vary depending upon date of travel, hotel availability, surge pricing and seasonal rush.

Thimphu, Paro and Punakha Tour Overview

Textile is an embodiment of Bhutanese culture and tradition and it is the staple identity of the Kingdom. Each region of the country has its own unique textile with unique intricate designs. The Kishuthara with its origin traced back to Khoma village in the east, is one such textile that is highly priced in the market today for its meticulous production. The skills that weavers portray through these textiles are immaculate and justifies why weavers in the Royal court were hired from Khoma. Apart from the prominent beauty of these textiles, in ancient days textile ownership was used to gauge a person’s economic status. The more you owned the wealthier you were considered. Materials were not readily available and production of these textiles were and still are time consuming as they are mostly handmade making them very costly. Several houses have set up attractive displays showcasing textile products for sale. There are also several households where you can arrange a home stay for a true taste of Bhutanese hospitality and the authentic rural lifestyle

Thimphu, Paro and Punakha Tour Itinerary

Day 1
East Textile Tour
Upon your arrival in Paro International airport you will be greeted by our representative and you will be transferred to Thimphu, capital of Bhutan. Latter, you will go for few warm-up visits around the Thimphu city.

• Memorial Chorten: It is the Iconic figure of Thimphu Valley. It was built in memory of the third King, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck in 1974.
• Amazing Buddha statue: The statue 177ft tall is reputed as the largest Shakyamuni Buddha Statue in the world. It is located on the ridge of the mountain overlooking the capital city.
• Takin animal: It is a unique looking animal. According to Bhutanese folklore, this incredible animal was created by the famous Buddhist master, Lam Drukpa Kuenlay affectionately known as ‘The Divine Madman’. The takin was given life when he attached a goat’s skull to the skeleton of a cow. It is also the National Animal of Bhutan.
• Tashi Chodzong: It is one of the popular and the biggest landmarks in Thimphu. It houses secretariat building, offices of His Majesty the King, Throne Room, Central Monastic Body and offices of the Ministers.
Evening Leisure time, you may stroll around Thimphu town and Craft bazaar from where you could find unique Bhutanese souvenirs.
Overnight, stay at hotel in Thimphu.
Day 2
East Textile Tour
Morning you will drive to Punakha, with a stop at Dochu La Pass (3,100 meters) for the tea. The passes are marked by either Chorten or the cluster of prayer flags.
• Dochu la Pass: It is one of the most loved passes that has 360-degree view point, blessed with 108 stupas built with perfect back drop of stunning Himalayas at the distance.
• Chime Lhakhang: (1455-1529) : The temple popularly known as Chimi Lhakhang is associated with Lam Drukpa Kuenlay or the Devine Mad-man whose esoteric method of spreading Buddhism continues to be revered even today. Amongst others, Drukpa Kuenlay is also greatly associated with the worship of Phallus that is made out of wood. It draws a large number of tourists and locals especially the women for the expectation of high fertility after the blessings.
• Punakha Dzong: It is the magnificent Dzongs (fortress) of Bhutan surrounded by Pho Chu the male and Mo Chu, the female rivers. This Dzong also replicates the Majestic Ship being floated on these rivers.
• Suspension Bridge: It is one of the longest swinging bridges (160m) ever built in the country. It is a must visit sight in Punakha for all ages.

Evening leisure time, stroll around Khuru town. Overnight halt at hotel in Punakha.
Day 3
East Textile Tour
As we proceed towards Trongsa, reaching at Pele La Pass you will come across the yaks grazing on vast green land, Golden langur, wild pheasants and the variety of Rhododendron flowers.
• Trongsa Dzong:
Trongsa Dzong is the largest Dzong built in 1648. During olden days, it had served as an ancestral home to the Royal Family. King in Bhutan hold the post of Trongsa Penlop at Trongsa Dzong prior being crowned as the King.
• Ta Dzong:
Earlier, Ta Dzong had served as a watch tower overlooking Trongsa Dzong and now it is converted into the state-of Art and Heritage Museum.
• Yathra Weaving Centre at Chummy.
Overnight halt at the hotel in Bumthang.
Day 4
East Textile Tour
Bumthang valley is fascinating and spiritual heartland of the nation. It is also home to some of the oldest Buddhist temples and monasteries. The valley is famous for production of honey, apples, Cheese and wine.
You will have a full day visit in few Sacred Temples, Burning Lake, Cheese manufacturing unit and Wine production.
Overnight, halt at the hotel in Bumthang.
Day 5
East Textile Tour
Driving along the east bank of Chamkhar Chhu from Jaker and climbing up to Tansibi Village, the road slowly ascends to Sertangla Pass (3590m) then slowly descends into URA Valley. The valley is sparsely populated and a very serene village. Then we will drive through the Thrumshingla National Park, over cliffs and past camp areas to the Thrumshingla Pass which sits at 3750m. With clear weather, the pass affords an amazing view of Gangkar Phuensum (7570m).Then we continue on the road to Kuri Chhu valley a very good area for bird watching. Gradually driving past terraced rice paddies and pine forests we arrive at Monger.
Overnight in Mongar.
Day 6
East Textile Tour
Today you will spend a full day exploring the historic Dungkhar village. After breakfast, you will drive 40km to this small village through unpaved road. You will visit the one of the main sites in the region, the ancestral home of the Royal Family, Dungkhar Naktshang, which is a centuries-old traditionally built mansion. It is the birth place of the first King’s father and from this house sprung the current Royal Family of Bhutan. You will explore some of the farmhouses and even lunch at a local farmhouse. Later you will drive back to Takila for night halt.
Day 7
East Textile Tour
After breakfast you will explore Khoma Village, a unique village with an ancient cluster layout of traditional farmhouses. This village is renowned for its high-quality production of the hand-woven silk textile the Kishuthara. It is high-priced not only because of the material but also because of its intricate and meticulous designs that fills up the entire textile. The Kishuthara is highly celebrated by the Bhutanese, worn only on special occasions, celebrations and festivals. Weavers from Khoma village are praised for their nimble hands. This is how they make a living weaving the whole day every day. Watch the women weave in their makeshift textile cottage. In the olden day’s weavers from Khoma were hired in the court to weave for the Royal Family. Witness this ornate textile come to life as you walk in the streets of the village, and maybe even purchase one. Travel back to Takila for the night or may experience the village life in one of the farm houses in Khoma.
Day 8
East Textile Tour
You will trace your journey back to Monger and continue on to Trashi gang. From Monger the road ascends a while to Kori La pass (2400m) marked by a café and a few prayer flags. As you descend from the pass you will cross Yadi, a small town. Continue your drive to cross the Sherichhu river bridge at 600m. The road from here is almost flat till Dangme Chhu River Bridge from where you ascend till Trash gang. You will notice that Trashi gang is a compact and bustling town which acts as a business hub in eastern Bhutan. Overnight, you will halt at the hotel in Trashi gang
Day 9
East Textile Tour
A day excursion to Radhi Village awaits you today. After visit to Rangjung Monastery and an exploration of Rangjung you will drive to Radhi and Phongmey villages. They are renowned for two things their ample rice fields and for being pioneers of the production of Bura textile made of fine raw silk. Almost all households in the Radhi village make their living from Bura textiles. Using traditional weaving and dyeing techniques the village residents are skilled in producing this famous textile. If lucky, you may come across a few Brokpas; semi-nomadic yak herders from Merak and Sakteng who have come to barter their Yak butter, cheese and dried meat with other food commodities. Later in the evening, you will drive back to Trashi gang for your night halt.
Day 10
East Textile Tour
After breakfast, you will head to Khaling, 35 KM from Trashi gang. In Khaling we will pay a visit to the National Handloom Center, a non-governmental organization, a pioneer of enforcing and preserving the weaving culture in Bhutan. Shop for authentic Bhutanese textiles produced using ancient indigenous dyeing and weaving techniques. Khaling also has the first and only school for the blind, established in 1973, Muensiling Institute which is also worth a visit to see a school inclusive for the differentially abled students. Night halt back to Trashi gang.
Day 11
East Textile Tour
From Trashi gang to Yonphula, the drive takes up to a little more than an hour. We will then take a flight from Yonphula to Paro which takes only 45 minutes.

Visits in Paro:
• Paro National Museum:
The Museum houses some of the finest Bhutanese arts and Crafts and the detailed exhibition on National Bio-diversity of Bhutan.
• Paro Rinpung Dzong:
It is the landmark of beautiful Dzong built at the bank of Pa chu river. It is believed to have built on the heap of jewel. The figure is adorned with the beautiful traditional wooden bridge built at its foreground.
Overnight halt will be at the hotel in Paro.
Day 12
East Textile Tour
Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest): Early breakfast from hotel and drive to Taktsang base is always better for hiker to start early before the sun gets too strong. The temple, popularly known as the “Tiger’s nest” is perched on the side of the cliff at a height of 900m above the Paro valley. It is the must visit sight of the entire tour. The uphill hike takes about 3 to 4 hours for the normal hiker. Initially you might face challenged to hike but one would be rewarded when reached to the sight. However, there are riding ponies at the base if required with minimal charges.
One can be recommended to have lunch served from the Taktsang cafeteria because it is interesting and worth having there with its prime location on the hilltop facing the entire cliff and the monastery. It is amazing to view the scene from there. After lunch, if the time permits, you will go for the following sight-seeing.

• Drugyal Dzong: It was built in 1649 to commemorate the victory of Bhutanese over allied Tibetan- Mongolian forces. The Dzong that served as a defense fortress is said to have housed the finest armory in the country.
• Souvenir Shopping: You may complete some last-minute shopping for souvenirs in Paro town.
• Hot stone bath: (evening) : In conclusion of your stay in Bhutan, we recommend you to experience the best of Bhutan traditional Hot Stone Bath for revitalization after days of tiring treks and tours in Bhutan. Your aches and pains will just melt away as you relax in and will emerge with renewed vigor and vitality.
Overnight, halt at the hotel in Paro.
Day 13
After breakfast, you will drive to airport for departure. Our representative will bid you a farewell.

More Details about Thimphu, Paro and Punakha Tour


  • MAP (Room + Breakfast + Lunch/Dinner)
  • Hotel
  • Transfers
  • Pickup-Drop
  • Private Cab
  • Private Guide
  • Welcome Drink
  • Accommodation
  • Mineral Water
  • Visa Services
  • Non Veg Meals
  • Veg Meals
  • Veg & Non Veg Meals
  • Government SDF and Tax


  • 1. Fight to and from Bhutan / Domestic flight
  • 2. Alcoholic beverage
  • 3. Travel Insurance.
  • 4. Entry fee to Parks & Monuments.
  • 5. 4 & 5 Star Accommodation (Extra charge will apply)
  • 6. Personal expenses
  • 7. Tips for guide & driver.
  • 8. Domestic flight ( Available on request)

Payments Terms

  • * 20% Advance Percentage of total booking amount
  • * Airfare/Transport fare to be paid full at one time in advance.

Price & Rates

No of pax Age Limit Price per pax (Rs)
No of pax Adult Age Limit Above 12 years Price per pax (Rs) $ 722 / Adult ( With Tax )


City Hotel Name Star Rating
City Thimphu Hotel Name Bhutan Boutique Residency Star Rating 3
City Punakha Hotel Name Hotel Kingaling / Punakha Residency Star Rating 3
City Bumthang Hotel Name Yu-Gharling Resort / Home stay Star Rating 3
City Mongar Hotel Name Wangchuk Hotel Star Rating 3
City Trashigang Hotel Name Druk Doethjung Resort Star Rating 3
City Paro Hotel Name Hotel Ratna Vara Star Rating 3


  • • INDIVISUAL DISCOUNT: 50% on minimum daily package shall be given to one person in a group of 11 people. 100% discount shall be given to one member in a group exceeding 16 persons.
  • • GROUP DISCOUNT: More people, More discount in PACKAGES.
  • • Balance payment: The remaining payment or 100% payment must be made one week prior to the arrival date or can be done on the arrival day in Bhutan.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

  • * Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount.
  • * Retention Amount varies as per the number of days left before your package start date.
  • * Refund will be made within 15 working days from the date of receipt of the cancellation.
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