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7-Day Bhutan Trekking Tour & Classic Bhutan

Tour route: Bhutan : Thimphu - Punakha - Paro

  • Tour code: INOT-BT-005
  • Price inclusions: All transportation mentioned in itinerary (flight, train, ship, private car, etc.); private guides & drivers, hotels, meals (based on your meal plan), and all service charges & taxes.
  • Travel date: private tour with flexible travel date
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Day 1: Arrival, Paro-Thimphu (By Car, Approx. 1.5 Hrs)

Welcome to Bhutan. Upon arrival be greeted by your local guide and escorted to the capital Thimphu. En route pass by Tamchog Lhakang iron bridge. Afternoon starts with National Memorial Chorten, built in honor of the 3rd king and people's favorite spot to circumambulate and pray. Then visit the gigantic Buddha Dordenma Statue and Takin Sanctuary which shows you Bhutan’s unique national animal Takin. Next have a close encounter with the nuns at Zilukha Nunnery and ends at Thimphu Dzong (Trashichho Dzong), the largest religious building in Thimphu and the seat of  the central administrative centre (open after 5 pm, Monday to Friday).

Note: Driving time in the program is approximate, subject to the traffic, weather and road conditions.

Overnight: Thimphu
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Thimphu Hiking & Sightseeing

Hike (1.5 hrs) to Tango Monastery, the most important religious school in Bhutan, along the way enjoying the most breathtaking scenery. After lunch, visit Thirteen Traditional Arts and Crafts School (Painting School) and learn the rural Bhutanese life at Folk Heritage Museum. Continue with National Library which houses rich collections of Buddhist literature and the world’s largest book and visit Traditional Paper Making Factory to witness paper making, valuable heritage of Bhutanese culture.

Overnight: Thimphu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Thimphu - Punakha, Punakha Hiking & Sightseeing

On your way to Punakha, stop at Dochula Pass to have a coffee break and admire the solemn 108 stupas. Take in the enchanting views of Mt. Himalaya if in good weather. Later hike around 1. 5 hr to Chimmi Lhakhang, a temple dedicated to the Devine Madman and where people pray for children. Continue to visit Punakha Dzong, the beautiful Bhutanese architecture armed by the Pho Chu and Mo Chu rivers, serving as the religious and administrative center of Bhutan until the mid 1950s. You'll also visit Suspension Bridge nearby (the longest bridge of Bhutan). 

Overnight: Punakha
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Punakha - Paro (By Car, 4 Hrs), Paro Sightseeing

Take a 3-hour scenic drive back to Paro and start today's tour with Paro Dzong, perhaps the finest example of Bhutanese architecture, used as the administrative centre and school for monks. Then visit Ta Dzong, an ancient watchtower housing the National Museum, with abundant culture relics, the earliest of which dating back to 8th century.

Overnight: Paro
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Haa Valley Hiking

Explore the least visited but very charming Haa Valley! It is home to the Royal Grandmother and the Dorji Family, surrounded by luring forests. Start with the ancient Lhakhang Karpo (White Temple) and Lhakhang Nagpo (Black Temple) in the tiny village of Dumchoe. Then hike to Haa Town, visit the central bazaar and have the insight to the local folk culture.

Overnight: Paro
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Paro Hiking & Sightseeing

This morning, hike to visit Taktsang (Tiger's Nest), be amazed by the view of this sacred temple hanging on the rocky cliff, and take in the beauty of Paro valley. After that, move to Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest religious fortresses in Bhutan, built in the 7th century by the Tibetan Emperor Songsten Gampo.

Overnight: Paro
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Departure Flight

Have some leisure time before being transferred to the airport for the flight to your next destination. 

No hotel in Paro.
Meals: Breakfast.

Recommended Accommodation for Your Journey

Good accommodation choice will in no doubt enhance your tour experience. Our well-established partnership network with key hotel chains in India, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri-Lanka will bring you the benefits of competitive hotel rate and guaranteed room availability.

We pick hotels for you based on:

Location: geographically convenience values for your precious holiday time. So properties we use are either in downtown area close to main city attractions and amenities, or convenient for sightseeing or transportation.
Facility & Service Quality: all hotels are inspected strictly and regularly, must be with great performance on accommodating English speaking customers, and excellent feedbacks from our pervious clients as well.
Diversity for Choice: many styles and grades of hotels are available for different budgets, tastes and culture backgrounds.

Hotel Criteria for Each Tour Class

Note: Bhutan is less developed with fewer hotels criteria for choice, and most of the hotels there aren't as high standard as those in Western society.

Hotel Arrangement for Standard Tour Class

Usually conveniently located and meet the basic requirements of a comfortable stay: decorative lobbies and nice guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants may be average in size but offer breakfast, lunch and dinner. In most cases, staffs have basic command of English. Usually 3 star hotels are adopted.

Hotel Arrangement for Comfortable Tour Class

Normally you'll stay at formal and large hotels conveniently located with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, room service, fitness center and swimming pool (in some cases there is no pool) all together offer an above-average accommodation experience.
Usually good 4-star hotels are adopted or boutique hotels at request. Hotels best available will be arranged if no qualified choice, e.g. in remote area.

Hotel Arrangement for Superior Tour Class

Usually properties are conveniently located with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby and offer a better service and hotel facility than that in hotels of Comfortable Tour Class. Usually 4-4.5 star hotels or boutique hotels are adopted.

Hotel Arrangement for First Tour Class

Deluxe hotels with high-end service and an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site with extensive menus for choice, room service available 24/7, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience. Usually 5 star hotels are adopted.

Hotel Arrangement for Deluxe Tour Class

The most luxury hotels are used and only available in some particular cities. These properties have top-notch service and unique location, such as a lake or a historic site, and usually incorporate some of the country’s most exquisite architecture traditions. Usually top 5 star or the best available hotels are adopted.


Normally, India Odyssey Tours put breakfast in your itinerary except for in Bhutan (all meals included). Lunch won’t be included for the sake of tour convenience, while dinner is also excluded as some travelers might want a little culinary adventure themselves. But surely your tour guide/driver is always glad to offer their advice.


It is normally served at the hotel where you stay. Depending on the hotel, the breakfast would be in western style, local style, or a combination.


Usually lunch won’t be included considering the fact that sometimes travelers may want to stay somewhere longer/shorter or need other minor changes during daily sightseeing, and it’s better to decide the lunch site then rather than pre-arranging it. For sure our tour guides/drivers will be happy to advice good places to you, and we strongly suggest qualified local restaurant or hotels around the scenic spots for the sake of your health.


Dinners will not be included in your meal plan unless you have that requirement. Enjoying the local food could be one of your best experiences in the incredible India & South Asia. This is why we offer you this flexibility of food choice, and you can always get advice from your tour guides/drivers.

If you have certain food allergies or special requirements such as vegetarian food, let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Private Guide & Transfer

You will have a private tour guide, private driver, and an air-conditioned vehicle escorting you at every destination you travel across South Asia. This will provide you with maximized personal care, security, and flexibility.

All tour guides of India Odyssey Tours are qualified professionals and registered English Speaking Tourist Guides who are reassessed annually. All of our tour vehicles are clean and in excellent condition, manned with licensed & experienced drivers.

Private Tour Guide

You will always be greeted punctually on arrival at each destination airport. At every departure, you’ll be escorted & assisted until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint.

All of our tour guides in every destination are locals. Knowing the area well, they are good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the secret spots for best photos.

If any change of itinerary is needed for unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you always have a wonderful experience.

Private Vehicle & Licensed Driver

With our comfortable and safe private transportation, your tour will be more relaxing and less tiresome, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most out of your journey across South Asia.

Your vehicle in each destination is air conditioned, insured, clean, and regularly maintained. Your private driver is licensed and always put your safety first.

Reviews on: Bhutan Trekking Tour & Classic Bhutan

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Clients: 70leelm

From: Australia

Travel Consultant:
Queenie Yang
My daughter, grand daughter and sister had 11 days exploring Bhutan. Our driver and guide were wonderful helping us to enjoy such a beautiful place. Odyssey Tours catered so well for all our needs. A wonderful mix of culture, nature, walking and exploring local food. The Bhutanese people are gentle and kind. Thanks for a wonderful travel experience.
Rating: December 6th, 2016

Clients: bompity

Travel Consultant:
David Li
We just spent 7 amazing days traveling between Paro, Thimphu, and Punakha. We hiked every day to gorgeous monasteries and fortresses through many scenic landscapes. Our guide, Kinley, was professional, engaging, and willing to accommodate our wishes. Our driver, Tshering, was wonderful. We felt safe with him behind the wheel and entertained by his humor. Odyssey was impressive for checking in with our guides and with us throughout the stay to make sure things were going well. I would recommend this tour to anyone seeking an active cultural adventure.
Rating: December 1st, 2016

Clients: Jeremy G

Travel Consultant:
David Li
Wonderful 7 day trip with Odyssey. Our guide Kinlay was very knowledgable and flexible for our requirements, adjusting the itinery to accommodate our active lifestyle. We visited many monasteries, temples and shrines along with some fantastic hiking. Our driver Shering was expert and professional, much better than the average driver in USA, and also very knowledgable along with a great sense of humor. We left Bhutan regretfully, a beautiful country with beautiful people, leaving behind two new friends who I hope to spend time with again.
Rating: November 27th, 2016

Clients: qn-725

From: Canada

Travel Consultant:
Don Li
Bhutan is such a beautiful country and the Bhutanese people are the kindest I've met on my travels. There are so many sights to see and the nature/wilderness is second to none. My guide and driver were fantastic and very accommodating whenever there was a change in the plans. Their flexibility and adaptability made for a very memorable trip.

If you're up for an adventure, Bhutan is certainly the place to go!
Rating: November 12th, 2016

Clients: Elvesa M

Travel Consultant:
Don Li
Even before the plane lands in their tiny airport,you already have a bonus by seeing the Himalayas especially Mt. Everest. Once you are at the ground,you are welcome by the fresh air and tiny stucture called their airport but good architecture of their own.I was received by my driver and tourist guide Kinley Gaaza who was with me for 4 days.Excellent job! I give him 5 star for the job well done and not to forget my driver i can't quite place his name"Jegmar" i think. Bring a hikng boots definitely use it for hiking to the Tiger's Nest, my all time favorite on top of the other attractions
Rating: November 7th, 2016
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