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This easy Bhutan walking holiday, combines cultural sightseeing with a series of short walks. Bhutan icons such as Taktsang Monastery and Punakha Dzong as well Thimpu and Paro are featured and this short Bhutan holiday can be readily extended and combined to coincide with either Paro or Thimpu festivals. All the walking on this short tour of Bhutan is very straightforward. Although in Bhutan you can’t really avoid having to walk uphill, there are no sustained ascents and most walking days are around 3-4hrs. So, this is very much a leisurely part walking, part sightseeing tour of the highlights of Bhutan. The walks don’t really form any part of the classic Bhutan treks, so you’re unlikely to encounter many other tourists on the walks themselves, if at all. Each of the walks visits fascinating Buddhist sites in impressive locations, sometimes through hilly forests, sometimes through a more rural landscape and villages with many an opportunity to meet the friendly Bhutanese along the way.
In keeping with the more laid back and leisurely theme of this holiday, there’s no camping involved with every night being spent in hotels. Your main baggage is always transferred between accommodation by private vehicle too, so you can enjoy walking in Bhutan unencumbered with only a small daysack on your back.
Whilst this may well be one of our short walking holidays. Bhutan never hurries and neither will you on this well paced, leisurely Bhutan tour.
This trip 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.
8 Days - Easy/Moderate Walking- Max altitude 3100m - 5 days short walks- 7nts Hotels
The price shown is for guideline purposes. The price is inclusive of all accommodation described in the detailed itinerary (twin share in hotels) - all airport and land transfers, private overland travel, baggage transfers by private vehicle, all meals as indicated in the itinerary, permits & fees, Bhutan Visa & Tourist Taxes, Bhutan Airport Taxes & an english-speaking Bhutanese guide.
B = Breakfast, L= Lunch, D=Dinner
Day 1 - Arrive Paro. Transfer to Paro Hotel
Day 2 - Paro Sightseeing
Day 3- Taktsang Monastery Trek
Day 4- Thimpu & Cheri Gompa
Day 5- Walks to Talo & Nobgang
Day 6- Walking in the Punakha Valley
Day 7- Walking from the Dochu La
Day 8- 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