• 8 Days Bhutan Insight

    This trip combines the best of what Bhutan offers with a good mix of both cultural and active pursuits! Begin in the capital of Thimphu before journeying into Punakha with its stunning cultivated valley scenery. Explore the beautiful Paro where you end your visit with the dramatic Taktshang Monastery.
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8 days
From S$ 3,670/Adult

Itinerary

  • Day 01 - Singapore / Bangkok
    Fly Singapore/Bangkok SQ 976 1600/1725 (2h 25m) – Daily
      Or SQ 978 1840/2005 (2h 25m) – Daily


    Upon arrival, check into your hotel.

    Meals included: Nil

  • Day 02 - Bangkok / (Singapore) / Paro / Thimphu
    Fly Singapore/Paro KB 501 0600/0945 - Thu and Sun (5h 45m via Kolkata)
    Fly Bangkok/Paro KB129 0445/0700 (3h 15m) – Thursdays
      Or KB 127 0650/0950 (4h 15m) – Except Thursday via Bagdogra


    Note: For direct flight option, this trip can be reduced to 7 days (only Thu and Sun)

    Drive to the BBS Tower Viewpoint for a stunning view of the valley before visiting the Takin Preserve to see the national animal of Bhutan- Takin. Head off to the Changlingmithang National Stadium for an archery shoot-out!

    Brush shoulders with the everyday Bhutanese at the Centenary Farmers Market and the craft bazaar. Take a tour of the National Institute of Traditional Medicine and Folk Heritage.

    Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Day 03 - Thimphu / Punakha

    Drive about 3 hours to Punakha.

    Climb up the mountain road to Dochu La at 3140m. On a clear day, the pass commands a wonderful panorama of the Eastern Himalayas. Descend through varied forest and finally emerging into the cultivated valley of Punakha.

    Hike through beautiful rice fields to Chimmi Lhakhang Temple. In the afternoon, visit Punakha Dzong located at theconfluence of the Pho Chu (Male River) and Mo Chu (Female River).

    Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Day 04 - Punakha / Gangtey / Punakha

    Drive about 3.5 hours to Gangtey Goemba. Take a 1.5 hours nature trail from the monastery through the jungle before emerging on the valley floor. Phobjikha Valley is also the last winter grounds of the black necked cranes that migrate from the Tibetan plateau mid-October to March.

    Note: Rainy weather could increasing driving time to 4.5 hours per way. Wangdue Town is a closer alternative.

    Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Day 05 - Punakha / Paro

    Visit a stunning hill-top nunnery- Sangchen Dorji Lhundrup Chholing dedicated to the bodhisattva of compassion (Avaloketeshvara). Re-cross Dochu La and enjoy a picturesque picnic lunch enroute. Arrive Paro and enjoy your afternoon at leisure.

    Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Day 06 - Paro

    Hike off the beaten path to the 15th century Zurig Lhakhang above Paro Dzong overlooking the valley.

    Enroute, visit the iconic 17th century Paro Rinpung Dzong and descend to Drukgyel Dzong. Picnic amidst the ruins then head off for a game of archery and dart.

    Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Day 07 - Paro

    Set on a vertical cliff face, the Taktshang Monastery defies all engineering logic. Hike up for a dramatic view or choose to take a pony ride that can be arranged at an additional cost.

    Visit Kyichu Lhakang and enjoy a home-cooked dinner in a farmhouse for that authentic Bhutanese experience!

    Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Day 08 - Paro / (Bangkok) / Singapore

    After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home via Bangkok.

    Fly Paro/Bangkok KB 128 1030/1430 (3h) – Wed only
      Or KB 130 1100/1600 (4h) – Except Mon and Wed via Bagdogra
      Or KB 126 1005/1510 (4h 5m) – Mon only via Bagdogra
    Fly Bangkok/Singapore SQ 979 1830/2200 (2h 30m) – Daily
           
    Fly Paro/Singapore KB 500 0720/1515 – Wed and Sat ( 5h 55m via Kolkata)

    Meals included: Breakfast

     

    1-day Extension Option

    Overnight Bumdra Trek via Taktshang Monastery

    A unique trek up to the unspoiled wilderness of Bhutan’s Taktshang Monastery, rated moderate to challenging. The trek begins at Sangchen Chokhor and through untouched forests and meadows of wildflower. Camp at Bumdra before descending to Taktshang Monastery the next morning.

    Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

    Haa Valley Alpine Explorer (with Biking and Overnight Village Homestay Option)

    Take a 3 hour drive across Chele Las and arrive at the remote Haa valley. Discover the nomadic lifestyle of the Haap culture. Overnight in a village farmhouse, sampling home cooked delicacies and washing it down with Ara- a local brew.

    Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

 

 

 

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