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This stimulating multi-activity Bhutan holiday from Paro to Punakha is sure to give you a body and soul workout Bhutanese style. Combining trekking on the ancient and traditional “haute route” from Paro to Thimpu, cycling in Bhutan and whitewater rafting Bhutan style isn’t the usual way people journey through Bhutan. Of course we’ve not forgotten to include the Tigers Nest Hike. This is a varied way to experience the wonders of Bhutan, interesting but lots of fun too. For those who enjoy a bit of a challenge the climb up to the 3140m Dochu La on a mountain bike is certainly that. The 45km, 2000m freewheeling descent on two wheels makes it all worthwhile though. There’s breathtaking scenery from the word “go”, iconic cultural sites, a touch of the “wild side” of Bhutan on trek, as well as endless opportunities to meet the friendly Bhutanese people.
Sleeping bags (4 season) will be required for nights spent camping
This Bhutan Adventure Holiday features a good Bhutanese standard of hotel accommodation, however there are options to upgrade to 4*/5*/high end boutique Hotels in Thimpu, Punakha & Paro
11 Days - 6 Days Moderate Walking- 1 Day Cycling - 1 Day Rafting
Max altitude 4210m - 6nts Hotels - 4nts Camping
The price shown is for guideline purposes. The price is inclusive of all accommodation described in the detailed itinerary (twin share in hotels) - An English speaking Bhutanese Guide
Camp Crew service on Trek (inc. Cook)
Porterage on Trek (Usually pack animals)
All camping equipment (except sleeping bags). Tents on twin share basis.
Private airport transfers
All road transport by private vehicles
All rafting equipment (safety helmet, lifejacket, wet suit)
Entry Level Front Suspension Mountain Bike and Helmet
Good standard hotel accommodation in main towns on twin share basis.
Bhutan Visa & Tourist Taxes
Bhutan airport tax
Sightseeing where specified
B = Breakfast, L= Lunch, D=Dinner
Day 1 - Arrive Paro. Transfer to Paro Hotel.
Day 2 -Trek to Jili Dzong
Day 3- Trek to Jangchulhakha
Day 4- Over the Janghcu La to Jana Tsho
Day 5- Trek to Phadjoding
Day 6- Trek to Thimpu
Day 7- Cycle the Dochu La to Punakha
Day 8- Whitewater rafting in the Punakha Valley
Day 9- Return to Paro
Day 10- Taktsang Monastery Trek
Day 11- Depart Paro
Don't forget, this trip can be customised
Bhutan is also renowned for its traditional, colourful festivals. If you’d like your trip to Bhutan to coincide with a Bhutan festival, and which ones you’d like to witness you can find out more on our Bhutan Festivals page. As all our holidays to Bhutan are exclusively private and tailor made, most of our itineraries can be designed & timed to incorporate your preferred festival choice.
See this example itinerary in detail here
Example Itinerary Overview