Drukyul Walking Tour Bhutan
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Drukyul Walking Tour Bhutan

Grand Walking Tour of Bhutan

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Spanning more than a decade, the Drukyul Walking Tour of Bhutan stands as a cornerstone among our signature journeys. This cherished expedition has gracefully evolved, incorporating subtle modifications over time to account for changing road conditions, enhanced facilities, and invaluable input from our esteemed clients.
Embark on an exquisite journey that captures the sheer delight of traversing lofty hills and wandering through meadows painted with vibrant wildflowers. Wind your way through peaceful hamlets, breathe in the aromatic allure of lush forests, and witness the beauty of sprawling rice fields and flourishing orchards. This trip offers the ideal opportunity to immerse yourself in these captivating landscapes.
This journey doesn’t involve demanding trekking that necessitates outdoor camping and strenuous long-day walks. Instead, it offers moderate hikes and village excursions, all while enjoying the comforts of your hotel. It’s an active vacation without the need for roughing it! The meticulously crafted itinerary encompasses not only the must-visit tourist sites but also ventures into off-the-beaten-path locations, ensuring a truly comprehensive and unique experience.
This journey doesn’t involve demanding trekking that necessitates outdoor camping and strenuous long-day walks. Instead, it offers moderate hikes and village excursions, all while enjoying the comforts of your hotel. It’s an active vacation without the need for roughing it! The meticulously crafted itinerary encompasses not only the must-visit tourist sites but also ventures into off-the-beaten-path locations, ensuring a truly comprehensive and unique experience.

During this journey, immerse yourself further by walking to visit villages, farms, monasteries, and ancient temples from towns of Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Wangdue Phodrang, and even venturing deep into the Gangtey, Trongsa and Bumthang District. While traveling between destinations, we’ll make impromptu stops at local villages, adding an authentic touch to your exploration. The day hikes are easy to moderate, and if preferred, you can choose to opt-out of them while still enjoying the essence of the trip.

We wholeheartedly believe that walking is the most enriching way to savor and encounter Bhutan’s beauty, a philosophy that underscores the tried-and-tested nature of this itinerary honed over the years.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1 & 2: Arrive & tour Paro valley.
Day 3, 4 & 5 : Fly to Bumthang (Spend two nights in Jakar and one night in Tang or Chumey Valley) 
Day 6: Jakar – Trongsa/Gangtey
Day 7:  In Gangtey, Phobjikha Valley 

Day 8 & 9: In Punakha & Wangdue 
Day 10 & 11:In Thimphu 
Day 12: Paro (Hike to Takstang) 
Day 13: Departure

Note: Our small group tours are planned to coincide with local festivals. This may involve adjustments to the itinerary, including potentially reversing the order of some activities, to ensure a seamless experience that incorporates these exciting events.

Customize a Private Walking Trip to Bhutan 
Design your dream walking adventure! Set your own dates and trip duration for a private walking tour. We can customize the itinerary to match your abilities, interests, and timeframe

 

Overview

walking_tour Trip Type Walking Tours
Accommodation Accommodation Hotels and Guest Houses through-out
Meal Meal All meals
Best Seasons Best Seasons For private tour, it can be done throughout the year however for the group departure we align with festivals.
Route Route Thimphu - Punakha -Wangdue- Bumthang - Trongsa - Gangtey- Paro
  Best Months Best Months March, April, May, October, November

Good Months Good Months January, February, September, December

Lean Months Lean Months June, July, August

  • Embrace the enriching experience of walking through Bhutan’s beauty
  • Moderate hikes and excursions from cozy hotels, no camping required.
  • Traverse lofty hills and meadows adorned with vibrant wildflowers.
  • Wander through serene hamlets, farms, and ancient monasteries.
  • Immerse in the allure of lush forests, picturesque rice fields, and flourishing orchards.
  • From renowned tourist sites to off-the-beaten-path destinations
  • Immerse in the cultural heartland, experiencing Bumthang’s historical and spiritual significance.
  • Discover the tranquil beauty of Phobjikha Valley, home to black-necked cranes (in winter).
  • Explore the stunning Punakha Dzong, Chimi Lhakhang, and the charming Wangdue region.
  • Engage with Bhutan’s capital, Thimphu, experiencing its blend of tradition and modernity
  • Encounter Paro’s historic treasures and its serene landscapes.
  • Embark on the iconic hike to Taktsang Monastery, capturing breathtaking views and spiritual fulfillment.

Cost Information

Cost varies based on travel dates and group size. It ranges from $3400 -4800 per person. Contact us for details indicating your travel dates.

 

Included

  • Accommodations in hotels as listed
  • All three meals (lunches in local restaurant)
  • All land transfer and transportation by good quality private vehicle
  • Sightseeing with entrance fees
  • English speaking Guide.
  • Bhutan Visa processing and visa fees
  • SDF (Sustainable Dev. Fee) $1200 per person included.
  • Internal flights Paro to Bumthang $210 included

Not included

  • Flights into and out of Bhutan
  •  Travel/Medical Insurance
  • Personal expenses such as bars, beverages in the hotel, telephone, laundry, tips, and others

Group Travel Dates

Start Date
End Date
Status
Remarks
 
05 Nov, 2024
17 Nov, 2024
Open

Black-necked Crane Festival

08 Nov, 2024
20 Nov, 2024
Open

Jakar Festival

12 Nov, 2024
24 Nov, 2024
Closed

Jambay & Prakar Festival

04 Jan, 2025
16 Jan, 2025
Open

Trongsa Festival

01 Mar, 2025
13 Mar, 2025
Open

Punakha Festivals

29 Mar, 2025
10 Apr, 2025
Open

Paro Tsechu Festival

03 May, 2025
15 May, 2025
Open

Domkhar Festival

04 Nov, 2025
16 Nov, 2025
Open

Jambay & Black Necked Crane Festivals

23 Dec, 2025
04 Jan, 2026
Open

Trongsa Festival & New Years Celeb.

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walking_tour Trip Type Walking Tours
Accommodation Accommodation Hotels and Guest Houses through-out
Meals Meals All meals
Route Route Thimphu - Punakha -Wangdue- Bumthang - Trongsa - Gangtey- Paro
Max Group Size Max Group Size 9 Max for Small Group Trips
Best Seasons Best Seasons For private tour, it can be done throughout the year however for the group departure we align with festivals.
Best Months Best Months March, April, May, October, November

Good Months Good Months January, February, September, December

Lean Months Lean Months June, July, August

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