6 days in Bhutan Itinerary

6 days in Bhutan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paro
— 1 day
2
Phuentsholing
— 1 night
3
Gangtey
— 1 night
4
Punakha
— 1 night
5
Thimphu
— 2 nights

1
day
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.
You've now added Chele La Pass to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): cruise along Chele La Pass and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyichu Lhakhang.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Paro tour planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Paro is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and car; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Paro is 0.5 hours. While traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta), expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Paro, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Phuentsholing.

Things to do in Paro

Outdoors Scenic Drive Historic Sites
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Chele La Pass ©
Chele La Pass
Kyichu Lhakhang ©
Kyichu Lhakhang

1
night
Phuentsholing

Phuentsholing ©
On the 23rd (Mon), take a leisurely stroll along Torsa River Side, don't miss a visit to Zangto Pelri Lhakhang, and then make a trip to Bhutan Gate.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Phuentsholing online route planner.

Getting from Paro to Phuentsholing by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gangtey.

Things to do in Phuentsholing

Historic Sites
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Bhutan Gate ©
Bhutan Gate
Torsa River Side ©
Torsa River Side

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Gangtey Monastery and then admire the verdant scenery at Phobjikha Valley.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Gangtey online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Phuentsholing to Gangtey takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Punakha.

Things to do in Gangtey

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

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

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night
Punakha

Punakha ©
The imperial past feels present in Punakha, where an impressive fortress testifies to the heyday of this former capital of Bhutan.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chimi Lhakhang Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Punakha Dzong, and then take in the views from Punakha Suspension Bridge.

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

Traveling by car from Gangtey to Punakha takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Thimphu.

Things to do in Punakha

Historic Sites
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Punakha Dzong ©
Punakha Dzong
Chimi Lhakhang Temple ©
Chimi Lhakhang Temple
Punakha Suspension Bridge ©
Punakha Suspension Bridge

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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 26th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), stroll through Motithang Takin Preserve, pause for some photo ops at Kuenselphodrang, thenadmire all the interesting features of Dochula Pass, and finally make a trip to Changangkha Lhakhang. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tee off at Royal Thimphu Golf Course and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Thimphu driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Punakha to Thimphu takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thimphu

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass
Kuenselphodrang ©
Kuenselphodrang
Motithang Takin Preserve ©
Motithang Takin Preserve

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