Journey to Druk Yul

USD 2,055
  • Activities
    Journey to Druk Yul
  • Trip Duration
    8 Days
  • Trip Grade
  • Lodging
    Eco Lodges
  • Meals
    BB Plan in Kathmandu and full board during Bhutan Tour
  • Transportation
    Private vehicle & flight
  • Communication
  • Group Size
    Minimum 2
  • Best Season
    Through out the year
  • Per Day Walk
    Approx. 4 - 6 Hours

Trip Highlights of Journey to Druk Yul :

  • Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley
  • Sightseeing of crucial places in Bhutan – Paro, Thimpu, Punakha, and Wangduephodrang.
  • Explore and experience the Nepalese and Bhutanese culture & tradition comparatively  

Trip Introduction :

The tour offers you an insightful cultural immersion in Bhutan. An incredible journey to Druk Yul is a complete tour experience of the historical and cultural significance of central Bhutan. A short tour of Bhutan covers cultural, religious, and spiritual experiences by exploring and visiting several heritage sites monasteries, monuments, museums & beautiful valleys.

This tour offers you lifetime achievement Bhutanese hospitality along with rich Buddhist cultures. Awesome Journey to Druk Yul with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition starts with Paro flight from Kathmandu. We travel and explore Paro and Thimpu then to Wangduephodrang. Along with cultural sightseeing tour, we can have amazing views of snow-capped mountains.

In Paro, we will visit Ta Dzong Museum, Rimppong Dzong and Taktsang Monastery. In Thimpu, we visit National Chorten, Changangkha temple, and ancient scriptures. Our journey leads to visiting Wangduephodrang and then to Punakha. Beautiful Punakha valley provides to explore Punakha Dzong and Chimi Lhakang.

Wangduephodrang and Punakha Dzong reflect a wide range of cultural values preserved in Bhutan for hundreds of years. After there, we back to Paro for an international departure. 

  • Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel.

    Our airport arrival and departure representative will meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will then be transferred to the hotel. Our representative will assist you until the check-in procedure ends at Hotel. Either you can have a rest at the Hotel or visit NGT’s office for a brief discussion about the trip. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition Team.

    Accommodation: Hotel/Resort 
    Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner

  • Day 02: Sightseeing world heritage sites at Kathmandu

    Click here for detailed information about the World’s Heritage Sites of UNESCO in Nepal. 
    Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for a day sightseeing.

    Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
    Meals: BB Plan

  • Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Paro [2200m/7216ft]

    Today you will be transferred to International Airport for a scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu towards Bhutan’s only International airport at Paro. You will be greeted by Nepal Guide Trek’s representative at your arrival schedule at Paro Airport. We will then drive towards Paro City for having Lunch. After lunch, we will visit Ta Dzongs which is an ancient watchtower that was converted to the National Museum of Bhutan in 1968. We will get a brief glimpse of Bhutanese history, culture, and tradition at the Museum. Then, we will visit Paro Rimpung Dzong which is located below the National Museum. A short distance of walking will lead us through are several numbers of archery grounds where we might get lucky to catch an archery match in action. As a matter of fact, Archery is the national sport of Bhutan. We will spend our overnight at Paro.     

    Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
    Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 04: Drive from Paro to Thimpu [2300m/7544ft] [1 hr Drive]. Sightseeing tour at Thimpu.

    After breakfast, we will take an hour’s drive towards the modern capital city of Bhutan – Thimpu. At Thimpu we will make visits to National Memorial Chorten, National Library – for witnessing piles of priceless Buddhist manuscripts, Bhutan Folk Heritage Museum – where we can learn about Bhutanese household and lifestyle as the museum exhibits items and artifacts used in a rural household. After lunch, we will visit the Textile Museum – where the traditional art of weaving is still preserved. There is a fine collection of old textiles with a fascinating mixture of colors and designs. We will also visit the Handicraft Emporium which has impressive Bhutanese handicrafts for sale. In the evening, walking the streets of Thimpu is a good idea. We will spend our overnight at Thimpu.

    Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
    Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 05: Drive from Thimpu to Wangduephodrang [3-4 hrs Drive] visit Wangduephodrang Dzong

    After breakfast, we will take a drive from Thimpu to Wangduephodrang. Along our drive route, we will make a stop at a tea shop on the top of Dochula Pass at 3050 meters. From the top of the pass, we will have magnificent views of the Himalayan Ranges of Bhutan including the highest mountain in Bhutan – Mt. Gangar Punsum 7520 meters. Our drive journey descends into the lower valley of Wangdue. We will visit Wangduephodrang Dzong which was founded by Zhabdrung in 1638 on top of a high ridge between Punak Tsang Chu and Dang Chu. Accidently the Dzong caught fire in 2012 and was virtually destroyed. Funds were raised and an immediate process of reconstruction and restoration has undergone for re-generation of the Dzong’s image. The famous Tsechu festival is held here in the final days of the autumn every year. However, during the construction, the festival is held on a field at the nearby Army Training Centre. In the evening feel free to stroll around the town of Wangduephodrang and spend the overnight here.

    Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
    Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 06: Drive to Punakha [1350m/4428ft] [1 hr Drive]. Sightseeing at Punakha. Evening drive to Paro [2200m/7216ft] [4 hrs Drive]

    After breakfast, we will take a drive towards Punakha which is about an hour’s drive from Wangduephodrang. At Punakha, we will visit Punakha Dzong (second oldest and second-largest Dzong of Bhutan) – a fortress that was built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Rinpoche. Punakha Dzong is remarkably located between the two rivers of Mo (Female) the Chu and Pho (Male) the Chu and houses the most elaborated temple in Bhutan. It is the ancient capital of Bhutan and served as the winter capital (settlement) for more than 300 years. Then we will take a hike through pleasant paddy fields and farmhouses to arrive at the temple of Chimi Lhakhang. Chimi Lhakhang is a famous fertility monastery that was built in 1456. The temple is significantly associated with the religious arts of Bhutan. We will spend some time exploring Chimi Lhakhang before heading back to our hotel at Punakha. In the evening we will take a short drive from Punakha to reach Paro for our overnight stay. 

    Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
    Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 07: Fly back to Kathmandu

    After the wonderful experience of learning the Bhutanese history, culture, tradition, and lifestyle you will take a flight from Paro back to Kathmandu. Nepal Guide Trek’s airport representative will pick you up at the airport in Kathmandu. Then a drive to the hotel in Kathmandu City. You will be spending one additional day exploring Kathmandu Valley. Nepal’s largest city and capital – Kathmandu is a fascinating city where pagoda-styled temples crowd the traffic into narrow paved lanes and where myth, religion, and history intertwine at every corner. The remaining sites of world heritage within Kathmandu that weren’t possible on the second day can be visited on the leisure day at Kathmandu.     

    Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
    Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 08: Leisure day at Kathmandu

    You would surely like to see as much of Kathmandu as possible. An early start is practical to visit the temples of Kathmandu. In the evening walking around the souvenirs shopping area of Thamel is worth spending quality time at Kathmandu. We will have a final meal together in the evening after the completion of the wonderful Glimpse of Bhutan Tour with Nepal Guide Treks.

    Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
    BB Plan + Farewell Dinner

  • Day 09: Transfer to Airport for international departure

    Our airport representative will drop you at the airport as per your flight schedule.

What's included?
  • 4 Nights stay in Kathmandu with BB Plan
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Experienced city tour guide in Kathmandu including all entry fees
  • Private vehicle for sightseeing tour
  • Visa Process to Bhutan including Visa fees
  • flight Kathmandu-Paro-Kathmandu – Round Trip
  • All required ground transportation as per itinerary [in Bhutan & Nepal]
  • English Speaking tour guide during your tour to Bhutan
  • All meals include during Bhutan Stay
  • Hotel/Resort accommodation in Bhutan
  • All government taxes and necessary paper-work
What's not included?
  • Personal Travel Insurance.
  • Evacuation cost.
  • Personal nature expenses

The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

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Where is Bhutan?


  • Bhutan is a small, landlocked country located in the eastern Himalayas between China and India.
  • Bhutan is a principally Buddhist country and it is recognized as the last stronghold of Mahayana Buddhism.
  • Its landscape ranges from Subtropical plains and forests in the south to subalpine forests and the snowy Himalayas in the North.
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