9 Days Cultural Programme (R: Western & Central Bhutan)


1st Day

  • Arrival in Paro International Airport
  • To be received by the Guide
  • Drive to Thimphu, Welcome by the host at the hotel
  • Visit Tashichodzong, Memorial Chorten, National Library etc.
  • Dinner at the Hotel
  • Night halt in Thimphu

2nd Day

  • Drive to Punakha
  • Visit the 108 Stupas at Dochula (Pass), view of the snow capped mountains
  • Lunch in Punakha
  • Visit Punakha Dzong, old Capital of Bhutan
  • Night halt in Punakha

3rd Day

  • Drive to Bumthang
  • Lunch in Trongsa (Visit Trongsa Museum)
  • Night Halt in Bumthang

4th Day

  • Cultural sight seeing and visit to the 2nd King's Palace and Burning Lake
  • Night halt in Bumthang


  • Leave for Phobjikha, valley of the Black Necked Cranes
  • Night Halt in Phojikha Farm House

6th Day

  • Sight Seeing in Phobjikha
  • Drive to Thimphu
  • Night halt in Thimphu

7th Day

  • Thimphu Sight Seeing
  • Cultural Programme
  • Dinner at the Host's residence

8th Day

  • Leave for Paro after lunch
  • Visit Paro National Museum & Paro Rinpung Dzong

9th Day

  • Hike or Pony ride to Paro Taktsang, Tiger's nest
  • Picnic lunch or Lunch at the Taktsang CafĂ© with view of Taktsang
  • Visit Paro Drugyel Dzong, Ruins of an Old Fortress
  • Dinner at the Hotel

10th Day

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Drive to the Airport & Departure