Seven days tour

seven days tour is a short tour taking you to two towns of Thimphu, Paro, Punakha and Wangdue in Bhutan. This tour is for the busy executive who wants to have to visit Bhutan for a short time and at the same time enjoy this beautiful country.

Best time for seven days tour

This seven days tour is favourable throughout  the year depending on when you have time. Spring and fall in Bhutan is good for visiting a festival while the summer is good time for scenery. Winter is favourable too for the bright sunny days and spectacular views of the mountain ranges.

bhutan seven days tour

Dochula pass in the evening

Day 1: Arrive Paro

Highlight:
National Museum, formerly the watchtower for the dzong.
Kyichu Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the country.

Dilgo Kyentse memorial house

Day 2: Paro – Thimphu

Highlight:
Memorial Chorten built in memory of the third King of Bhutan.
The Zoo, which contains the national animal of Bhutan: The Takin.
National Institute of Traditional Medicine
A traditional paper factory
The majestic Tashichodzong
Simtokha Dzong

Check night life in Thimphu

Day 3: Thimphu – Wangduephodrang, with afternoon excursion to Punakha

Highlight:
Dochu La (3,100 meters), where on a clear day you can get spectacular views of the Himalayas.
Punakha Dzong, which is noteworthy both for being one of the most beautiful dzongs in Bhutan
Fertility temple, where you may receive a special fertility blessing if you wish.

Day 4: Day excursion to Gantey

Highlight:
Gantey Gompa, the only Nyingmapa monastery in western Bhutan.
Phobjika Valley, the winter habitat of the black-necked cranes.

Day 5: Wangduephodrang – Paro

Highlight:
Folk Heritage Museum

Day 6: Paro Taktsang hike

Day 7: Depart Paro

Day 1: Arrive Paro

The flight to Paro crosses the Himalaya Mountains, affording spectacular views of the awesome peaks, including the sacred Jumolhari and Jichu Drake peaks in Bhutan. If you arrive via Kathmandu, which offers the most breathtaking view of the range, it’s possible to see Mount Everest and Mount Kanchenjunga as well. Upon arrival in Paro, you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel.

In the afternoon you can visit the Paro Dzong. It was built in 1646 and now houses government offices and religious institutions, as do all the dzongs (forts) currently. You’ll cross a traditional wooden bridge on the way to the dzong. You can then tour the National Museum, formerly the watchtower for the dzong. It now houses a collection of fine arts, paintings, thankas, statues, and antiques. Afterward you will visit Kyichu Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the country. In the evening you can stroll through the Paro market and town. Overnight in Paro.

Day 2: Paro – Thimphu

After breakfast drive to Thimphu. In Thimphu you will visit the King’s Memorial Chorten (built in memory of the third King of Bhutan who reigned from 1952-1972), Changgangkha Monastery, the radio tower (for a great view of Thimphu Valley and the Thimphu Dzong), and the zoo, which contains the national animal of Bhutan: the takin. From there you will visit the nunnery temple, the National Library (which houses ancient manuscripts), and the School of Arts and Crafts (also known as the painting school). After a relaxing lunch, you will visit the National Institute of Traditional Medicine, a traditional paper factory, the majestic Tashichodzong, and Simtokha Dzong (the oldest fortress in the kingdom). Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 3: Thimphu – Wangduephodrang, with afternoon excursion to Punakha

After breakfast you will drive to Wangduephodrang, with a stop en route for tea at Dochu La (3,100 meters), where on a clear day you can get spectacular views of the Himalayas. After lunch you will drive to Punakha, the former capital of Bhutan, and visit Punakha Dzong, which is noteworthy both for being one of the most beautiful dzongs in Bhutan and also for having been built by the first Shabdrung in 1637. On the way back from Punakha, you will stop at Metshina Village and take a 20-minute walk through the rice fields to Chimi Lhakhang, which is a fertility temple, where you may receive a special fertility blessing if you wish. Overnight in Wangduephodrang.

Day 4: Day excursion to Gantey

You will begin the day by driving to Gantey. You’ll pass through dense forests of oak trees and rhododendrons and arrive at Gantey village, where you’ll visit Gantey Gompa, the only Nyingmapa monastery in western Bhutan. From Gantey, you can see the picturesque Black Mountain range as well as Phobjika Valley, the winter habitat of the black-necked cranes. In the evening you can stroll through the town of Wangduephodrang and visit the shops. The nearby villages are known for their slate and stone carvings and bamboo work. Overnight in Wangduephodrang.

Day 5: Wangduephodrang – Paro

Set out for Paro with a stop in Thimphu for lunch and a visit to the Folk Heritage Museum. Enjoy rest of the sightseeing in Thimphu. Late in the afternoon drive to Paro. In the evening you can visit a traditional farmhouse and, if you wish, enjoy a hot-stone bath and a typical Bhutanese dinner. Overnight in Paro.

Day 6: Paro Taktsang hike

After breakfast hike to Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery, which is Bhutan’s most famous monastery. Guru Rinpoche is said to have flown on the back of a tigress from Singye Dzong in Lhuntse to meditate in a cave where Taktsang Monastery now stands. It is perched on the edge of a steep cliff, about 900 meters above Paro Valley. The hike to reach the viewpoint to the monastery makes for a nice half-day excursion. Rest of the day at leisure. You can walk around the Paro town. Overnight Paro.

Day 7: Depart Paro