Bhutan Bumthang Tangbi Mani Festival Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrive Paro.

    Arrive Paro and transfer to hotel for overnight halt. 

    Evening free time at leisure.

  • Day 2 Paro.

    Depart at 08.30 am for a hike to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest, about 4-5hrs walk up and down).

    Lunch at Taktsang cafeteria.

    Overnight halt in the hotel.

  • Day 3 Paro – Thimphu.

    Full day Paro sightseeing includes visit to:

    Drukgyel Dzong , ruined fortress.

    Kyichu Lhakhang Buddhist monastery built in 7th century.

    Lunch at hotel.

    National Musuem (Ta Dzong).

    Paro Dzong (fortress).

    Evening drive to Thimphu (about 1 hr 30 m drive). On arrival, transfer to hotel for overnight halt.

  • Day 4 Thimphu.

    Thimphu sightseeing includes visit to:

    National Memorial Chorten (stupa).

    Changangkha Lhakhang ( Buddhist monastery).

    Radio Tower to catch a spectacular glimpse of whole Thimphu valley.

    Mini zoo to see Bhutan’s national animal Takin.

    Lunch at Hotel.

    National Library.

    Institute of Traditional Arts.

    Folk Heritage Museum.

    National Institute of Traditional Medicine.

    Textile Museum.

    Handicrafts Emporium.

    Overnight halt in the hotel.


  • Day 5 Thimphu – Punakha/Wangdue.

    After breakfast, drive to Punakha and Wangdue (about 2 hrs drive).

    Enroute, halt at Dochula pass (10500 feet) to see the spectacular view of snow capped eastern Himalayan Mountains.

    Lunch at Hotel.

    Visit Punakha Dzong.

    Visit Khamsum Yuela Chorten (stupa).

    Overnight halt in the hotel.

  • Day 6 Punakha/Wangdue - Trongsa.

    After breakfast, visit Chimi Lhakhang (about 20 minutes leisure walk across the rice fields from the road).

    Visit Wangdue town.

    After lunch, drive to Trongsa (about 4hrs 30 m drive).

    Overnight stay in the hotel.

  • Day 7 Trongsa - Bumthang.

    After breakfast visit Trongsa Dzong.

    Visit Ta Dzong.

    Lunch at Trogsa hotel.

    After lunch drive to Bumthang (about 2 hrs drive).

    Overnight halt in the hotel.

  • Day 8 Bumthang.

    Visit Jakar Dzong (fortress).

    Jampel Lhakhang (Buddhist monastery).

    Kurjey Lhakhang (Buddhist monastery).

    Lunch at hotel.

    Tamzhing monastery and walk in sacred valleys.

    Evening, stroll through town.

    Overnight halt in the hotel.

  • Day 9 Bumthang.

    Attend Bumthang Tangbi Mani festival.

    Picnic lunch.

    Overnight halt in the hotel.

  • Day 10 Bumthang.

    Excursion to Ura village.

    Picnic lunch.

    Overnight halt in the hotel.

  • Day 11 Bumthang - Wangdue.

    After breakfast drive to Wangdue,(about 6 hrs drive).

    Enroute visit Gangtey Gompa at Phobjikha.

    Overnight halt in the hotel.

  • Day 12 Wangdue - Paro.

    Morning, drive to Paro (about 3hrs 20 m drive).

    Upon arrival, check into hotel for overnight.

    Evening, take a leisurely walk through Paro town.

    Overnight halt in the hotel.

  • Day 13 Depart Paro.

    Transfer to Airport for your onward journey.