Punakha Festival Tour


Tour Cost: Twin Room Occupancy US $1,790pp
Date: February
Duration: 7 nights in Bhutan
Group Size: Maximum 12 people
Accommodation: 7 nights in hotels (3 star or above)
Altitudes: 1500m/4,921ft – 3,822m/12,539ft.
Tour Pace and Walking:  moderate with undemanding walks and one hike or mule ride in beautiful surroundings.
Expected Climate: Temperate colder at altitude.
Attractions: The unique Punakha Drupchen, strong Buddhist culture and heritage, visiting temples and fortresses, workshops and museums with spectacular landscapes with excellent photographic opportunities throughout the trip.
Photographic Opportunities: Excellent

Bhutan is set high in the Himalayas between India and China; where snow-capped mountains, verdant valleys, dense jungles and crystal-clear rivers combine with a calming ancient Buddhist culture. During this tour we visit the major historical and religious sites in Paro, Thimphu and Punakha; watch dawn break over the High Himalayas; perhaps ride a mule to the iconic Taksang monastery in its lofty position 900m above the Paro valley; visit Buddha point and have a bird’s eye view of the Thimphu valley; walk in the valley of the Black-neck Cranes and witness the unique Punakha Drupchen. Bhutan, home of the Peaceful Thunder Dragon, welcomes you.


Day 1:
Delhi/Calcutta/Bangkok/Kathmandu – Paro Flights with Druk Air or Bhutan Airlines. Visit Paro Ta Dzong now the National Museum and Paro Dzong. Continue to Thimphu

Day 2:
Thimphu, an early morning drive to the site of the golden Buddha and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the valley below. Back in Thimphu we begin our cultural visits.

Day 3:
A morning visit to Thimphu Weekend market, lunch and continue our journey east to Punakha.

Day 4:
Punakha festival.

Day 5:
Punakha to Phobjikha-the valley of the globally endangered Black-necked Cranes

Day 6:
Phobjikha to Paro, driving through a dramatic landscape.

Day 7:
Paro, Taksang Monastery/Tigers Nest: approximately a 5 hrs walk or hire a mule! Afternoon visits to Kychu Lhakhang and the atmospheric ruins of Drugyel Dzong.

Day 8:
Exit Bhutan, Paro – Delhi/Calcutta/Bangkok/Kathmandu with Druk Air or Bhutan Airlines.

Tour Cost
Twin Room Occupancy US $1,790 per person

Single Room Occupancy US $175

Note: This itinerary is also available as a private tour for 1 and 2 pax. Further information please contact [email protected]

Flight options
Delhi – Paro – Delhi  – US $803
Calcutta – Paro – Calcutta  – US $450
Kathmandu – Paro – Kathmandu – US $445
Bangkok – Paro – Bangkok – US $900

Included in Bhutan Land Cost:

✓ Visa and Tax
✓ Tour Guide who is expert in the field
✓ All activities as mentioned in the itinerary
✓ All accommodation based on sharing twin room
✓ All meals
✓ Tea/coffee and snacks
✓ Bottled water throughout the trip
✓ Ground transportation
✓ All necessary camping equipment
✓ All entrance fees for museums

Not Included in Bhutan Land Cost:

✖ Travel insurance (essential)
✖ Laundry, phone calls and alcoholic drinks
✖ Personal expenses
✖ Charges incurred as a result of circumstances beyond the control of Langur Eco Travels
✖ International flights

Route Map