Kingdom of Bhutan, 14 Day Guided Tour

Join one of our certified guides from the GuideSource team on this 14 day tour through Bhutan and see all this beautiful kingdom has to offer.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

14 days

Mountain Range

Himalaya

People per Guide

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Being able to explore a gorgeous place like Bhutan is an opportunity one should never pass up. And on this 14 day adventure, you will get the chance to see a great deal of this magnificent kingdom. And as a result of the extensive time this particular trip offers, at no point will you feel rushed, or feel regrets that you missed anything. Instead, you will get to take your time, so you can appreciate and take in the beauty of this magical place.

    Bhutan presents an exquisite combination of natural beauty, vibrant culture and rich history. And on this trip, our intention is to help you not only see, but experience every aspect of that wonderful combination. Thus why the itinerary is structured in a way that you get to spend one day in the capital city of Thimphu, another day resting in the camp of Lingshi, so you can admire the Himalayas, and another day camping underneath the ruins of the Barshong Dzong.

    There are so many highlights on this trip that listing them all would be impossible. However, a few examples include the route to Tremo La, which is a paved route that served as the main invasion route of the Tibetans centuries ago. There is also the Yeli la pass, where you can see the great Jumolhari mountain (7,326m). And there is the abundance of natural beauty along the river banks and in the forests that you will be exposed to throughout this journey.

    Bhutan is an amazing place. And for 14 days, we want to show you as much of it as we possibly can. So if you would like to join us, all you have to do is send us a request.

    And if you don’t have 2 weeks, but still want to explore Bhutan, we also offer this 7 day option as well.

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    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Arrival in Bhutan

      After you land in the Paro international airport one of our representatives will greet you and transfer you to your hotel, where you will spend the night. During the afternoon, you will have the chance to visit Paro Dzong, along with other wonderful sights in the area.

    • Day 2Acclimatization day in Paro

      You will spend the day and night in Paro, getting used to the altitude, while also having the chance to explore the town of Paro, including the Taktsang monastery, which rests above the Paro valley.

    • Day 3Paro - Shana (2,800m)

      The trek will begin after a drive to the Drugyal Dzong. After that, we will hike along the Paro river, through rice paddies, forests and village houses. We will spend the night in a camp.

    • Day 4Shana - Soi Thangthangkha (3,630m)

      Today we will hike upward along the Paro river. While the hike today is easy, it will be long, but will provide great views of the route to Tremo La, which was used by Tibetan raiders centuries ago and the Jumolhari mountain (7,326m). We spend the night in a camp.

    • Day 5Soi Thangthangkha - Jangothang (4,090m)

      Today will not be a long hike, but we will ascend 450 metres in altitude. As a result you will get to enjoy some fantastic views of the Himalayas.  Our camp is located in one of the most beautiful camping areas in Bhutan, below a ruined fortress at the base of the Jumolhari mountain.

    • Day 6Acclimatization day in Jangothang

      Today you will have the option of 4 different day hikes you can enjoy. They include a 3 to 4 hour hike up to a ridge that will give you a great view of Jichu Drake, a hike up to the head of the valley so you can see the Jumolhari mountain more clearly, a trek up to the main valley toward Jichu Drake, or a hike to Tsophu for fishing. Or, you can spend the day relaxing in camp, where we will spend the night.

    • Day 7Jangothang - Lingshi (4,010m)

      We will hike over the Nyile La pass (4,890) where you will get to enjoy some amazing views of the Lingshi Dzong, glaciers, and the Tserim Gang mountain. We will sleep in the camp in Lingshi for the night.

    • Day 8Rest day in Lingshi
    • Day 9Lingshi - Shodu (4,110m)

      We will ascend to the Yeli La pass (4,820m) where you will get to see several amazing peaks, before descending down to Shodu, where we will sleep in the camp for the night.

    • Day 10Shodu - Barshong (3,680m)

      We will cross the Thimphu river several times during today’s hike before ascending to the ruins of the Barshong Dzong. Our camp for the night is just beneath the ruins.

    • Day 11Barshong - Dolam Kencho (3,430m)

      We will hike down through a beautiful forest before taking a steep descent to the Thimphu river before ascending again to a meadow where we will stay in a camp for the night.

    • Day 12Dolam Kencho - Thimphu

      We will trek through a forest up to a pass at an altitude of 3,510 metres, allowing you to enjoy some more great views before we descend to the town of Dodina, where we will take a transport to a hotel in Thimphu.

    • Day 13Thimphu - Paro

      You will get to enjoy the day exploring the city, seeing such as the King’s memorial Chorten, the radio tower, the Changgangkha monastery, the zoo, and several other wonderful highlights, before we catch a transport to Paro, where you will spend the night.

    • Day 14Departure from Paro international airport
     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Extremely Fit

    Meeting point

    Paro international airport.

    Accommodation

    Overnight accommodation in Paro, Thimphu and various campsites throughout the trek.

     

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