7 nights / 8 days Bhutan Tour with multiple hikes.

This beautiful 8 days Bhutan tour covers all the 5 districts of western Bhutan. This 7 nights 8 days Bhutan tour covers Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Wangdiphodrang (Gangtey and Phobjikha) and a part of Ha valley. All the major sightseeing of the monuments is covered in western Bhutan. You can also hike the Gangtey Nature trail in Gangtey valley which takes approximately 4 hours.

This 8 days Bhutan tour is especially for nature lovers and honeymooners. At the end of the trip, you can make an excursion to the Chele La Pass (3810 m) and enjoy the beautiful view of the Himalayas including Mt. Jumolhari.

Sketch Itinerary for 8 Days Bhutan Tour:

Day 1. Arrive Paro  – Thimphu (2320 m) (Distance: 54 km, 1 hr drive):

Your Guide from Yak Holidays will receive you at the Airport and drive to Thimphu.


Tamchog Monastery.

On the way, view Tamchog Monastery built in 15th century by Thangthong Gyalpo.

  • National Memorial Chorten built in honor of our 3rdKing, late His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.
  • Tallest Statue of Sitting Buddha in the world (51.5 m).

In the evening, visit to the Tashichho Dzong, seat of the national government and the Central Monastic Body.

In the evening, free to stroll in the town for shopping and photography.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 2. Thimphu Sightseeing:

After breakfast, visit to:

  • Dupthop Temple, one of the few surviving nunneries in Bhutan.
  • Changangkha Monastery built in 13th century by Phajo Drugom Shigpo,
  • Takin Preserve center,
  • Sangaygang view point,

After lunch, visit to:

  • National Postal Museum.
  • Folk Heritage museum.
  • Craft Bazaar.

In the evening, witness Archery match at Changlimithang stadium. Free to stroll in the town for shopping and photography.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 3. Thimphu – Punakha (Altitude 1310 m, 76 Km, 2 ½ hrs drive):

After breakfast, drive to Punakha. On the way, visit to:


Dochula Pass with its 108 stupas.

  • Dochula pass with its 108 stupas.
  • Royal Botanical Garden at Lamperi.
  • Chimi Lhakhang built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley or the Devine Madman in the year 1499.

After lunch, visit to:

  • Punakha Dzong built in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and is situated between Male River and Female River.
  • Hike to Khamsung Yulley Namgyal Choling Monastery.

Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 4. Punakha – Gangtey (Altitude 3120 m) (66 km, 3 hrs):


Wangdiphodrang Dzong.

After breakfast, drive to Gangtey.

  • On the way, visit to the Wangdiphodrang Dzong.
  • Gangtey Gompa founded in 1613 by Gyaltse Pema Thinley.

After lunch,

  • Explore Phobjikha valley, the roosting ground of the Rare Black necked Cranes in winter.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 5.Gangtey – Thimphu (Altitude 2320 m) (143 km – 6 hrs.):

After breakfast, drive to Thimphu. Lunch, will be served on the way.

In the evening, free for photography in the town.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 6. Thimphu – Paro Sightseeing: (Altitude 2280 m):

  • Drive to the Chele La pass which separates Paro valley from Haa valley with the highest Motorable road in Bhutan at 3810 meters above sea level.

After lunch, visit to:

  • The National Museum or Ta dzong,
  • Visit to a Typical Bhutanese farm house.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 7. Paro sightseeing (Tiger’s Nest):


Tiger’s Nest (Taktsang) Monastery.

After breakfast, hike to the Tiger’s Nest (Taktsang) Monastery

NB: You can hoist prayer flags near the Tiger’s Nest, and offer prayers inside the monastery.

After lunch, visit to:

  • Drugyal Dzong built in 1647 by the great Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the Father and unifier of medieval Bhutan.
  • Kichu Lhakhang built in 659 A.D by the Tibetan king Srongsen Gampo.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

Day 8. Departure:

After breakfast, drive to the airport and farewell.