8 days in Bhutan Itinerary

8 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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8 days in Bhutan Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Thimphu
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Punakha
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Gangtey
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Paro
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Kuwait City

2
nights
Thimphu

Thimphu ©
The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): cruise along Dochula Pass, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pangri Zampa Monastery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Motithang Takin Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): ponder the world of politics at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), appreciate the history behind Kuenselphodrang, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Thimphu trip planning site .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Thimphu is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuwait City to Thimphu is 3 hours. In July, Thimphu is colder than Kuwait City - with highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Punakha.

Things to do in Thimphu

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Motithang Takin Preserve ©
Motithang Takin Preserve

1
night
Punakha

Punakha ©
The imperial past feels present in Punakha, where an impressive fortress testifies to the heyday of this former capital of Bhutan.
On the 7th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chimi L'hakhang Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Punakha Dzong.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Punakha trip planner .

You can drive from Thimphu to Punakha in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough 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

1
night
Gangtey

Gangtey ©
Surrounded by towering mountains and traversed by two meandering rivers, Gangtey is one of the most pristine tourist sites in Bhutan, set in a wide, flat glacial valley.
On the 8th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangtey Monastery and then appreciate the views at Phobjikha Valley.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Gangtey holiday planning website .

Traveling by car from Punakha to Gangtey takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Paro.

Things to do in Gangtey

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

3
nights
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 outdoors at Chele La Pass and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Visit Kyichu Lhakhang and Ugyen Pema Woedling Zangthopelri for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Rinpung Dzong, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Druk Choeding, contemplate the waterfront views at Paro River, and take in the views from Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Paro driving holiday app .

Traveling by car from Gangtey to Paro takes 4.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paro

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife
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Chele La Pass ©
Chele La Pass
Kyichu Lhakhang ©
Kyichu Lhakhang
Rinpung Dzong ©
Rinpung Dzong

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