9 days in Bhutan Itinerary

9 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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9 days in Bhutan Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly:  3​h
Paro
— 3 nights
Fly:  45​min
Jakar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Trongsa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Gangtey
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Punakha
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
New Delhi

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paro: Thimphu (Kuenselphodrang, Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), & more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Taktsang Palphug Monastery, contemplate the long history of Taktshang Goemba (Tiger's Nest), and explore the activities along Paro River.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Paro tour website .

New Delhi, India to Paro is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, bus, and car. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from New Delhi in May, with highs in Paro at 26°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Jakar.

Things to do in Paro

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

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)

1
day
Jakar

Jakar ©
Jakar is a town in the central-eastern region of Bhutan. Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Burning Lake, then don't miss a visit to Jakar Dzong, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurje Lhakhang, and finally don't miss a visit to Jambay Lhakhang Temple.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Jakar holiday maker app .

You can fly from Paro to Jakar in an hour. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Trongsa.

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
Jakar Dzong ©
Jakar Dzong

1
day
Trongsa

Trongsa ©
On the 1st (Fri), cruise along Yutong La Pass, then make a trip to Chendebji Chorten, and then make a trip to Tongsa Dzong.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Trongsa trip itinerary app .

Drive from Jakar to Trongsa in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Gangtey.

Things to do in Trongsa

#Scenic Drive, #Outdoors
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Tongsa Dzong ©
Tongsa Dzong
Chendebji Chorten ©
Chendebji Chorten

1
day
Gangtey

Gangtey ©
On the 2nd (Sat), don't miss a visit to Gangtey Monastery and then look for all kinds of wild species at Phobjikha Valley.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Gangtey online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Trongsa to Gangtey takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Punakha.

Things to do in Gangtey

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

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

2
days
Punakha

Punakha ©
The imperial past feels present in Punakha, where an impressive fortress testifies to the heyday of this former capital of Bhutan.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the views from Punakha Suspension Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Punakha Dzong, and then don't miss a visit to Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Park, Lampelri, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chimi L'hakhang Temple, and then don't miss a visit to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten.

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Traveling by car from Gangtey to Punakha takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Punakha

#Historic Sites, #Parks
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Punakha Dzong ©
Punakha Dzong
Punakha Suspension Bridge ©
Punakha Suspension Bridge
Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery ©

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