Bhutan Hiking Tours 6 days

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Bhutan, often referred to as the Land of the Thunder Dragon, is a beautiful kingdom nestled in the Himalayas. It's a dream destination for many, offering stunning scenery, rich culture, and unique experiences. Hikers will find Bhutan to be a paradise, with trails ranging from gentle strolls to challenging climbs that take you past ancient monasteries, through lush forests, and to breathtaking viewpoints.

Here's a summary of hiking tours in Bhutan that cover Thimphu, Paro, and Punakha.

Day 1: Paro to Thimphu

Upon arrival at Paro airport, you will be received by our representative (guide).

You will then travel to Thimphu, and check in the hotel. If you have time you can stroll Thimphu city to visit attractions.

List: Buddha Point, Memorial Chorten, Tashi chodzong, and

Overnight stay in Thimphu.

Day 2. Thimphu hike (Opt to do either hike)

Tango Hike and Cheri Hike are hikes leading to monasteries in Thimphu, Bhutan. They are popular choices for visitors interested in experiencing beautiful scenery and Bhutanese culture. Here's a quick comparison:

Tango Hike:

Difficulty: Moderate Distance: Around 2.5km round trip time: 2 hours

Description: Winding and genteel climb, offering good views of the surrounding area. The Tango Monastery itself is the seat of a renowned Buddhist Master and houses a library and relic room. There is a path that continues to Cheri Monastery but it's not well-marked and a guide is recommended.

Cheri Hike:

Difficulty: Moderate - requires surefootednessDistance: A little less than 2km round trip time: 45 minutes to 1 hour

Description: Steeper climb than the Tango Hike, with good wildlife viewing opportunities. Cheri Monastery is popular for monks going into retreat. You can choose to hike to either monastery or even combine the two for a longer hike. Both hikes offer stunning views of the valley and a chance to experience Bhutanese monasteries. Overnight stay in Thimphu

Day 3: Thimphu Lungchutse hike

After breakfast, check out from the hotel, and drive to Punakha. On the way you can stop at the Dochula pass to enjoy the serene beauty of the place. If the weather is good, you can see the beautiful Himalayan range. You can also visit Druk Wangyel Lhakhang and start your hike. The Lungchutse hike is considered one of the best day hikes in Bhutan, offering scenic beauty and cultural immersion. Here's a quick summary:

Difficulty: Easy to moderate. Suitable for beginners, families, and casual hikers.Duration: Around 2 hoursHighlights: Breathtaking 360-degree views of the Himalayas from the ridgeline through a diverse forest with rhododendrons, hemlock, birch, and other floraVisit Lungchutse Temple and Trashigang Goemba monasteriesLocation: Starts near the Dochula Pass (known for its 108 chortens) which is a 45-minute drive from Thimphu you're looking for a moderate hike with stunning scenery and cultural experiences, the Lungchutse hike is a great choice. Visit Chimi Lhakhang temple on the way to Punakha if you have time. This hike can be done either way. start point from Tashi gang Goemba or Dochula.

overnight in Punakha.

Day 4: Punakha Hike than to Paro

After breakfast, you can hike to Khamsum Yulley. The Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten hike is a relatively easy and short hike in Bhutan that offers stunning views of the Punakha Valley. The hike takes you through picturesque green meadows, over a suspension bridge above the Mo Chhu River, and finally to the Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, a beautiful Buddhist temple.

Here's a summary of the hike:

Distance: 2 kilometers (round trip)Duration: 45 minutes to 1 hourDifficulty: EasyThe trail is well-maintained and easy to follow, making it a great option for hikers of all levels. The hike is especially beautiful in the spring when the rhododendrons are in bloom. Drive to Paro for Overnight.

Day 5: Paro Taktshang hike

After breakfast a short drive takes us to Satsam Chorten, the trail climbs through beautiful pine forest, many of the trees festooned with Spanish moss, and an occasional grove of fluttering prayer flags. We stop for a rest and light refreshments at the Taktsang Jakhang (cafeteria) and then walk a short distance until we see, clearly and seemingly within reach, Taktsang monastery. The primary Lhakhang was built around Guru Rimpoche's meditation cave in 1684 by the Penlop of Paro, Gyaltse Tenzin Rabgay, this incredible monastery clings to the edge of a sheer rock cliff that plunges 900 meters into the valley below. Legend has it that Guru Padmasambhava, the tantric mystic who brought Buddhism to Bhutan in 747 AD, flew here on the back of a flying tiger, Dorji Drolo, said to be his favourite consort. After lunch, visit Ta Dzong (built in 1656 and renovated in 1968), an ancient watchtower, which now houses the National Museum. Below the museum is the Rimpung Dzong (literally meaning “Heap of Jewels”), the centre of civil and religious authority in this valley, built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. In the evening, drive to Thimphu. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 6: Departure

Early morning, drive to the Airport and Farewell.

What's included

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Inclusions

  • Accommodation in 3 star hotels
  • All Meals
  • All snacks
  • Mineral water throughout the tour
  • English speaking guide
  • SUV vehicle
  • All Entrance fee
  • Visa fee
  • SDF fee
  • Taxes

Exclusions

  • Travel insurance
  • Flight tickets
  • Beverages
  • Laundry
  • Others

Details

Available in

English
(Language guide on request . )


Available for

Students, Adults



Departure & Return

Start city: Paro , Paro, Bhutan

Pick up times available: 9:30

Pick up location: Paro Airport

Ends at: 16:00

Nearest airport: Paro Airport (PBH)



Eco Features:

  • Licensed tour guide
  • Local or indigenous tour guide(s)

Cancellation policy

100% cancellation fee - between 0-2 days before the travel date
50% cancellation fee - between 3-6 days before the travel date
0% cancellation fee - 7 days or more before the travel date

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from $1843 per person