• Besides the stunning natural scenery, the enduring image of the country for most visitors is the strong sense of culture and tradition that binds the kingdom and clearly distinguishes it from its larger neighbors. Bhutan is the only Vajrayana Buddhist nation in the world, and the profound teachings of this tradition remain well preserved and exert a strong influence in all aspects of life. Due to its pristine environment and harmonious society, the tiny Kingdom of Bhutan has been called "The Last Shangrila."

  • Suggested itinerary 

    If you have 6 night and 7day for Bhutan:
    National Happiness Tour: 

    Day1 Arrival at Paro International Airport/ Thimphu

    • Upon arrival at Bhutan, transfer to Thimphu, the drive is around 1.5 hours. 
    • Stop at 15th century temple for short walk through the Iron chain bridge.
    • Check into hotelJumulhari/ Pedling Hotel and have dinner at the hotel. 

    Day 2. Biggest Buddha/ hike to Historical governor’s palace.

    • Visit memorial chorten built in 1974 by Late Her Majesty Ashi kezang choden wangchuk.
    • Visit Buddha point to enjoy whole Thimphu valley. 
    • Visit 13 traditional art and craft school, established in 1968 by late His Majesty.
    • Stop at the Post office  for personalize stamps.
    • After lunch, meet an some old ladies at a small temple, sipping tea, learn the lifestyle of Bhutanese. And join them for their silent moment, to pray or to make offerings of butter lamp. 
    • Start your gentle and easy hike to governor’s palace through beautiful pine forest against rice valley view below. 
    • Dinner and stay overnight at Jumulhari Hotel/ Pedling Hotel.

    Day3 Punakha Via Dochula pass, 3050 meter from sea level, view Himalaya 

    • Visit oldest Dzong/ fortress, Semtokha Dzong built in 1629 by Zhabdrung a father of unifier in 17th century.
    • Drive to Punakha with beautiful forest and mountains.
    • Soon reach to Dochula pass, 3050meter from sea-level, one of the most beautiful pass in the country.
    • View all the Himalaya from the pass,  and walk around the 108 stupa of Druk wangyel temple
    • Tea /coffee /lunch at the cafeteria on the pass.
    • Continue your journey to Punakha, the subtropical vegetation.
    • Enjoy beautiful village view and enjoy the farm land. Stop for photos of the beautiful rice field.
    • Check in the hotel and have dinner. (Dragon’s nest resort / Meri Phumsum resort)

    Day 4 Magnificent fort of Punakha Valley,  hike to fertility temple, walk through villages

    • After breakfast , drive to Punakha Dzong.
    • Beautiful view of the Punakha Dzong, the Dzong is located at the confluence of the male and female river 
    • Punakha Dzong  was built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, the second oldest in Bhutan; punakha is still used as the winter capital of Monastic body, during winter 1000 monk’s shift to Punakha from Thimphu because Thimphu is very cold.
    • Lunch at the local restaurant.
    • Hike/ walk to Chimi lhakhang, temple of the fertility, where many young couple who don’t conceive after long marriage would visit for blessing.
    • Walk take 1hour through the beautiful rice field and farm houses, watch the farmers daily activities(easy walk).
    • Dinner and stay overnight. (Dragon nest resort/meri phunsum resort)

    Day 5 Drive to Paro, visit Kychu lhakhang and Paro town (5 hours drive)

    • Drive to Paro via beautiful Dochula pass, another chance to see the snow capped Himalaya
    • Stop at the cafeteria for hot tea/ coffee and have lunch at local restaurant.
    • Visit the Paro Rimpung Dzong, fine example of Bhutanese architecture, built in 17th century, it is a house of administration and monastic body.
    • Visit  oldest Temple in Bhutan built in 7th century in the middle of beautiful rice field. 
    • Have dinner and stay overnight.  (Tenzinling Hotel/ Mandala Resort)

    Day 6 Paro valley spiritual day excursion to Tiger Nest/ Taktsang goemba

    • Hike to taktsang monastery. It normally takes 7-8 hours including photo stop and lunch at the cafeteria on the middle of the montain. 
    • It is possible to ride ponies instead of hiking up. 
    • 1hour to first view point, where there is cafeteria
    • Visit monastery, no camera and mobile phone inside the temple
    • Enjoy the last dinner at Bhutan and stay overnight.  (Tenzinling Hotel/ Mandala Resort)

    Day 7 Depart 

    • Departs early, after breakfast, your guide and driver will see you off at the airport. You need to check in two hours before departure.

    If you have 4 nights for Bhutan:                                                             

    Day 1: Arrive at Paro air port; drive to Thimphu.

    • Take a drive to Thimphu following Pa Chhu downstream.Drive to Thimphu, stop at 15th century temple for short walk through the Iron chain bridge.
    • Check into the hotel and have lunch
    • Visit memorial chorten built in 1974 by Late Her Majesty Ashi kezang choden wangchuk
    • Drive on to the BBS Tower Viewpoint or the Buddha point for a stunning view of the valley.
    • Dinner at hotel

    Day 2: Drive to Punakha via Dochula pass, 3050m from sea-level

    • Breakfast at the hotel and then will drive about 3 hours to Punakha with beautiful forest and mountains. Reach the Dochula pass, 3050meter from sea-level, one of the most beautiful pass in the country. (On a clear day you will see all the Himalaya from the pass)
    • Visit Druk wangyel temple and walk around the 108 stupas while enjoying beautiful village view and make photo stops for the beautiful rice field.
    • Lunch at the cafeteria on the pass
    • Drive to visit a stunning hill-top nunnery - Sangchen Dorji Lhundrup Chholing. Chat with the nuns and enjoy the charm of the surroundings!
    • Stay overnight at Punakha

    Day 3: Drive back to Paro via Thimphu

    • After breakfast drive back to Paro via beautiful dochula pass
    • Stop for tea or coffee at the pass against Himalaya view
    • After Lunch, visit Paro Dzong built in the beginning of 17th century.
    • Visit Kychu lhakhang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan built in 7th century.
    • Leisure walk around Paro town
    • And stay overnight in Paro.

    Day 4: Hightlight of Paro valley-Tiger’s nest hike (Takstsang)

    • Today we make an excursion to Taktshang Monastery – monastery with the most outstanding setting in Bhutan. Set on a vertical cliff face at 2950m above sea level, it defies all engineering logic. Hike 3 hours up to get a more dramatic view of the monastery.
    • Stay overnight in Paro

    Day 5. Depart:  After breakfast, transfer to the airport and fly out to Kathmandu and then connect flight back to China.

  • CCC Travel does not offer regular set packages for this tour. However we are happy to help you plan a private custom-made one. Please scroll this web page down to check non-negotiable fixed prices and propose a date for your own group. Please note that we do not create a private tour and then make it available for individual people to join. We also do not contact other people to add to a group tour. Similarly, we can create custom-made private journeys for you and your family or friends or co-workers at set-prices.