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Bhutan Tour - 10 Days

Overview and Highlights

Key Information

Best Seasons

Autumn/ Spring

Group Size

Min 4 to more pax..


10 Days Program

Trek Difficulty

Easy/ Moderate

Maximum Altitude





Available delicious food




Nepal and Bhutan


Sightseeing/ Trek/ Tour


Nepal to Bhutan

Trip Starts


Trips Ends


Bhutan Eastern Himalayas Tour Highlights

  • Remote Eastern Himalayas: Explore the lesser-known and pristine landscapes of Bhutan's eastern region, home to stunning Himalayan peaks and lush valleys.
  • Unique Culture: Immerse yourself in Bhutanese culture and traditions, including visits to ancient monasteries, dzongs (fortresses), and traditional villages.
  • Bumthang Valley: Discover the cultural heartland of Bhutan in the beautiful Bumthang Valley, known for its sacred sites and vibrant festivals.
  • Wildlife Encounters: Encounter rare and endangered species of flora and fauna in the remote forests of eastern Bhutan, including the elusive red panda and black-necked crane.
  • Remote Villages: Visit remote villages tucked away in the mountains, where you can experience traditional Bhutanese hospitality and learn about local lifestyles.
  • Eastern Festivals: Witness unique and colorful festivals celebrated in the eastern region, showcasing Bhutan's rich cultural heritage and traditions.
  • Scenic Drives: Enjoy breathtaking drives through dramatic mountain landscapes, passing through remote valleys and picturesque villages along the way.
  • Authentic Experiences: Engage in authentic experiences such as traditional Bhutanese meals, cultural performances, and interactions with local communities.
  • Off-the-Beaten-Path Exploration: Venture off the beaten path to explore hidden gems and untouched natural beauty in Bhutan's remote eastern Himalayas.

Bhutan Eastern Himalayas Tour Overview

It is a small land-locked country that has common borders with China to the north, the Indian territories of Assam and Western Bengal to the south and east, and Sikkim to the west. Bhutan’s early history is obscure. Most forms of historical records were destroyed by fire, earthquakes, flood and warfare.

However, there is some archaeological evidence that the country was inhabited as early as 2000 BC, including stone tools and weapons and remnants of large stone structures. Artefacts indicate that Bonism (the belief that all beings in the universe have souls) was practiced before the introduction of Buddhism in the seventh century A.D.

The Bhutanese community in Australia is very small – the 2001 census identified 63 Australian residents who were born in Bhutan (38 males and 25 females). However, through the Australian aid programme a number of Bhutanese have undertaken tertiary education in Australian universities including a significant number of Bhutanese government ministers and senior government administrators. Australia has also supported a number of development programmes in Bhutan through its aid programmes.

Bhutan, the land of the peaceful thunder dragon is known to the world by several names such as the ‘the Last Shangri-La’ or ‘the Last Place on the Roof of the World.’ Though the original name from the time of Marco Polo was ‘Bootan,’ the natives prefer to call their country ‘Druk Yul,’ or the Land of the Peaceful Thunder Dragon. Nestled in the lap of the Himalayas, Bhutan offers spectacular mountain views, immense scenic beauty and a unique culture and lifestyle. Mountain Layers Treks and  Pvt. Ltd. Mountain Layers Treks and Expedition  Pvt. Ltd. is proud to organise this Bhutan Tour.


Day 1 : Arrival in Paro (2,250m)

Arrive at Paro International Airport.

Transfer to your hotel.

Explore Paro town and visit Paro Dzong.

Overnight in Paro.

Food Welcome Dinner
Accomodation Hotel

Day 2 : Paro to Thimphu (2,320m)

Drive to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan.

Visit the National Memorial Chorten and Tashichho Dzong.

Explore Thimphu's markets and handicraft shops.

Overnight in Thimphu.

Food Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation Hotel
Elevation 2320

Day 3 : Thimphu to Trongsa (2,200m)

Drive to Trongsa via Dochula Pass (3,050m).

Visit Dochula Pass and enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayas.

Continue driving to Trongsa.

Visit Trongsa Dzong and Ta Dzong (National Museum).

Overnight in Trongsa.

Food Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation Hotel
Elevation 2200

Day 4 : Trongsa to Bumthang (2,850m)

Drive to Bumthang Valley, the cultural heartland of Bhutan.

Visit Jakar Dzong and Jambay Lhakhang.

Explore the charming town of Jakar.

Overnight in Bumthang.

Food Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation Hotel
Elevation 2850

Day 5 : Bumthang Exploration

Visit Kurjey Lhakhang, Tamshing Lhakhang, and Mebar Tsho (Burning Lake).

Explore the scenic countryside and visit traditional Bhutanese villages.

Overnight in Bumthang.

Food Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation Hotel

Day 6 : Bumthang to Mongar (1,600m)

Drive to Mongar, descending through forests and agricultural fields.

Enjoy scenic views along the way.

Visit Mongar Dzong and explore the town.

Overnight in Mongar.

Food Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation Hotel
Elevation 1600

Day 7 : Mongar to Trashigang (1,150m)

Drive to Trashigang, passing through dramatic mountain landscapes.

Visit Trashigang Dzong and enjoy views of the surrounding valleys.

Explore Trashigang town.

Overnight in Trashigang.

Food Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation Hotel
Elevation 1150

Day 8 : Trashigang to Trashiyangtse (1,850m)

Drive to Trashiyangtse, known for its traditional crafts.

Visit Chorten Kora and Gom Kora temples.

Explore the town and visit local artisans.

Overnight in Trashiyangtse.

Food Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation Hotel
Elevation 1850

Day 9 : Trashiyangtse to Samdrup Jongkhar (220m)

Drive to Samdrup Jongkhar, descending to the southern border of Bhutan.

Enjoy scenic views along the way.

Explore Samdrup Jongkhar town.

Overnight in Samdrup Jongkhar.

Food Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation Hotel
Elevation 220

Day 10 : Departure from Samdrup Jongkhar

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

Bid farewell to Bhutan and its eastern Himalayan wonders.

Cost Includes

  • All airport pick-ups and drops
  • All ground transportation by comfortable private vehicles in Bhutan, Nepal, and Tibet
  • All Meals in Bhutan and Chitwan and breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Breakfast in Tibet
  • Twin-shared hotel accommodation in Bhutan, Nepal, and Tibet
  • Sightseeing in Bhutan, Nepal, and Tibet by an experienced English speaking local tour guide
  • Bhutanese visa fee and Tibet entry permit
  • Sightseeing entrance fees for museums and monuments as per the itinerary
  • Company services and all required government taxes

Cost Excludes

Altitude Graph


The duration of the tour is typically 10 days, but it can vary depending on the itinerary and travel preferences.

The tour covers altitudes ranging from 1,150 meters in Trashigang to 3,050 meters at Dochula Pass.

The best time to visit Bhutan's eastern Himalayas is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is pleasant and the skies are clear.

Yes, all foreign visitors to Bhutan require a visa, which must be obtained through a licensed Bhutanese tour operator.

Yes, comprehensive travel insurance covering medical emergencies, evacuation, and trip cancellations is highly recommended for all travelers to Bhutan.

Accommodation options range from comfortable hotels to cozy guesthouses and lodges, with amenities varying depending on the location.

While the tour does not involve strenuous activities, participants should be in good health and able to walk for moderate distances on uneven terrain.

Mobile phone coverage may be limited in remote areas, and internet access may not be available in all locations. It's advisable to check with your tour operator for connectivity options.

The currency of Bhutan is the Bhutanese Ngultrum (BTN), but Indian Rupees are also widely accepted. Credit cards are not widely accepted outside of major cities, so it's recommended to carry cash for purchases.

Visitors should respect Bhutanese customs and traditions, including dress codes at religious sites and dzongs. It's also important to ask for permission before taking photographs of people, especially monks and locals.

Additional Information

01. Climate and Weather: The climate in Bhutan's eastern Himalayas can vary significantly depending on the altitude and time of year. While lower elevations may experience warmer temperatures, higher altitudes can be cooler, especially in the evenings and early mornings. It's essential to pack layers and be prepared for changing weather conditions.

02. Cultural Experiences: The Bhutan Eastern Himalayas Tour offers ample opportunities to immerse yourself in Bhutanese culture and traditions. From visiting ancient monasteries and temples to attending local festivals and interacting with friendly villagers, each day brings new insights into the rich cultural heritage of Bhutan.

03. Photography and Filming: Bhutan's stunning landscapes and vibrant culture make it a paradise for photographers and filmmakers. However, it's essential to be respectful of local customs and privacy when taking photographs or filming, especially at religious sites and during cultural events.

04. Health and Safety: While Bhutan is generally a safe destination for travelers, it's essential to take necessary precautions to ensure your health and safety during the tour. This includes staying hydrated, wearing appropriate clothing and footwear, and following your guide's instructions when trekking or exploring remote areas.

05. Language and Communication: Dzongkha is the official language of Bhutan, but English is widely spoken, especially in tourist areas. Your tour guide will be fluent in English and serve as a valuable resource for communication and cultural interpretation throughout the tour.

06. Environmental Conservation: Bhutan is known for its commitment to environmental conservation and sustainability. As a visitor, you can support these efforts by minimizing your environmental impact, conserving water and energy, and respecting wildlife and natural habitats during your time in the eastern Himalayas.

07. Local Cuisine: Bhutanese cuisine is flavorful and diverse, with dishes often featuring rice, vegetables, and meat, including the famous Bhutanese chili cheese dish, Ema Datshi. Enjoy sampling local delicacies at traditional eateries and experiencing the unique flavors of Bhutanese cuisine during your tour.

08. Trekking and Outdoor Activities: For those interested in outdoor adventure, the Bhutan Eastern Himalayas Tour offers opportunities for trekking, hiking, and nature walks amidst stunning mountain scenery. Whether you're an experienced trekker or a novice explorer, there are options suitable for all skill levels and interests.

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