8 days in Bhutan Itinerary

8 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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8 days in Bhutan Itinerary

Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  7​h
Punakha
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Gangtey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Jakar
— 1 night
Fly:  45​min
Paro
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Mumbai

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Punakha

Punakha ©
The imperial past feels present in Punakha, where an impressive fortress testifies to the heyday of this former capital of Bhutan.
To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Punakha trip itinerary builder website .

Mumbai, India to Punakha is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gangtey.

Things to do in Punakha

#Historic Sites
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Punakha Dzong ©
Punakha Dzong
Chimi L'hakhang Temple ©
Chimi L'hakhang Temple
Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten ©
Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten

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Gangtey

Gangtey ©
On the 5th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Gangtey Monastery and then appreciate the views at Phobjikha Valley.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Gangtey driving holiday site .

Traveling by car from Punakha to Gangtey takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Jakar.

Things to do in Gangtey

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

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Phobjikha Valley
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Phobjikha Valley ©
Phobjikha Valley
Gangtey Monastery ©
Gangtey Monastery

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Jakar

Jakar ©
Jakar is a town in the central-eastern region of Bhutan. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Jambay Lhakhang Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurje Lhakhang, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bumthang Brewery, and finally explore the activities along Burning Lake.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Jakar attractions app .

You can drive from Gangtey to Jakar in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Paro.

Things to do in Jakar

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Bumthang
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Jambay Lhakhang Temple ©
Jambay Lhakhang Temple
Burning Lake ©
Burning Lake
Kurje Lhakhang ©
Kurje Lhakhang

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days
Paro

Paro ©
A charming historic town with many sacred sites cradled in a verdant valley, Paro offers a scenic base to explore the important Buddhist attractions and pristine nature around it.
Get some cultural insight at Taktsang Palphug Monastery and Rinpung Dzong. Visiting Motithang Takin Preserve and Chele La Pass will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paro: Thimphu (Dochula Pass & Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Taktshang Goemba (Tiger's Nest), don't miss a visit to Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge, and explore the activities along Paro River.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Paro road trip planning app .

You can fly from Jakar to Paro in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Paro

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Outdoors

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Thimphu
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Taktsang Palphug Monastery ©
Taktsang Palphug Monastery
Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass
Taktshang Goemba (Tiger's Nest) ©
Taktshang Goemba (Tiger's Nest)

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