Bhutan Short Trekking & Tours

8 Days


Looking for a tour that offers a bit of trekking and a bit of a cultural tour?  Bhutan Short Trekking and Tours is what you are looking for.  This tour gives you a great opportunity to experience Bhutan’s culture by getting out in the countryside and visiting local sites and villages.  The tour also offers you a chance for a short trek that is not overly strenuous and comes with “comfort camping!”  Bhutan’s landscapes of high mountains, serene valleys, scattered villages, cliff-side monasteries, and retreat centers make an ideal setting for day-long walks. This Bhutan Short Trekking and Tours will take you from easy strolls to steep ascents and high-altitude passes across woods and wildflowers, to hill-top communities, mesmerizing viewpoints, and terraced rice fields.

This trek includes one night of comfort camping (similar to glamping). Unlike a conventional trek camp, the ‘comfort camp’ is a large safari-style tent that is more weather resistant (insulated) and comes with proper bedding (not a sleeping bag on the ground). Your camp crew prepares your meals while you relax by Buhari- a wood stove fireplace and enjoy the peace and serenity of a night under the stars in the mountains of Bhutan.

Trip Highlights

  • On culture tour immerse yourself into Bhutanese culture heritage
  • Do short and easy hikes in each day and meet with locals and learn their life style
  • Do short take and experience reach bio-diversity of Bhutan
  • Experience home in wilderness with our safari style camp with a proper beds


Upon your arrival in Paro, Druk Experience guide and driver will extend a warm welcome and transfer you to your hotel, ensuring a comfortable rest. After settling in, embark on a short tour to explore the charming town of Paro and its cultural landmarks. If your flight arrives early, you'll have the opportunity to visit sites such as Rinpong Dzong and Paro National Museum. You can even enjoy a delightful 1-hour hike over Zuri Dzong before returning to your hotel to relax and rejuvenate overnight. Otherwise, if your flight is late afternoon site visit will be adjusted in later days.

Embark on a picturesque drive from Paro to Punakha, taking in the breathtaking views of the Dochula Pass and descending into the stunning valleys of Punakha and Wangdue. Enjoy a two-night stay in Punakha, where you'll have the opportunity to go on short walks, visit historical monuments like Chimi Lhakhang (the temple of fertility), and immerse yourself in local village life. You can even learn about the art of Bhutanese cooking during your stay. Relax and unwind at your hotel, soaking in the beauty of the surroundings, and spend one night in a local farmhouse for a more authentic experience of Bhutanese life.

Exploring the traditional farming villages and witnessing the agrarian way of life is a captivating experience. Drive to north of farmhouse to Talo to start your hike. As you trek from Talo to Punakha, you will pass through charming traditional villages, providing an opportunity to interact with locals and experience their way of life. On you trail you may get opportunities to spot various plant and animal species native to the region. Keep an eye out for colorful birds and other wildlife during the hike. Later in afternoon visit Punakha Dzong also known as the "Palace of Great Happiness," is one of Bhutan's most iconic and historically significant dzongs (fortresses). Overnight in Hotel.

Today, we will embark on a scenic drive to Thimphu, the captivating capital of Bhutan. In the afternoon, we'll have the opportunity to explore the city's rich cultural heritage by visiting local monuments, such as the Memorial Chorten and Tashi Choe Dzong and may visit Thimphu Township on foot. As the day comes to a close, we'll indulge in the flavors of traditional Bhutanese dishes and immerse ourselves in the vibrant cultural show. Rest and unwind overnight in our comfortable hotel, ready for more adventures next day to Tsaluney. Overnight in Hotel.

Today we begin our small trek just outside of Thimphu. We will begin with a 5km hike uphill that starts at around 2700m and arrives at the Phajoding Monastery (3650m) after about 3hrs. Phajoding is a monastic complex with temples and retreat houses with great views. Here we will spend some time before embarking on the next portion of the trek to the Pumola pass (3750m) and then we will make a steep descent into the Tsaluna valley for about 6km. This is a full-day hike. Tonight we will overnight in the comfort camp (2750m).

Today will be another day full of trekking with remarkable views. From the campsite, we will gradually climb to Jele Dzong (3600 m) which takes about 4 hours. Jele Dzong is an ancient fortress that is now a small monastery. From here, there is a spectacular view of both Paro valley and Tsaluna valley and to the far north, you can also see the snowcapped peaks. From here we will start our descent from Jele Dzong to the road head which is approximately 4-5km and takes around 2-3hrs. Here you will meet your driver and drive to the hotel in Paro.

After an early breakfast, you will hike to the legendary Tiger’s Nest Monastery, clinging on a rock cliff 900 meters above the valley floor. According to the legend, it is believed that Guru Rimpoche, the 8th century Spiritual Master flew to this location on the back of a tigress to subdue the demons of Paro Valley. The guru then meditated in the holy cave that is the site of the monastery today. Overnight hotel in Paro.

Day 8 :

Depart to onward destination

Trip Cost Include & Exclude

Cost Includes

  • Accommodations in hotel & Camp during trek
  • All meals, evening tea/coffee with snacks
  • All land transfers and transportation
  • English speaking Bhutanese Tour Guide/Leader
  • Daily Tourist Fees & Taxes
  • Bhutan Visa and all applicable permits
  • Sightseeing with entrance fees to all monuments
  • Bottled water in the vehicle

Cost Excludes

  • Flights into and out of Bhutan
  • Optional Travel/Medical
  • Insurance Personal expenses such as bars, beverages in the hotel, telephone, laundry, trips, and others


Can this trip be taken as a solo traveler?

Yes, this trip can be taken as a solo traveler on any dates of your choice. Or you can customize a trip with family or friends. Talk with your travel specialist about your plans.

How much walking will we do each day?

Most days the hikes will be short walks through villages and to local monasteries. However, during the two-day trek, you can expect to hike for 5-8 hours per day depending on your pace. You will be able to walk to your comfort level.

What are the camping facilities like?

Druk Experience provides “comfort camping” for this tour. You can expect a nice safari style tent with a bed. Your tent will be set up daily for you. It is not necessary for you to bring a sleeping bag or other camping equipment. A bathroom privacy tent is provided at each campsite. A private cook will prepare all your meals while on the trek.

What type of vehicle will we be traveling in?

Druk Experience provides vehicles based on tour size. For small tours we provide 4 door SUV type cars, for larger tours, we provide smaller tour buses that can accommodate 8-10 individuals. Our cars are in excellent shape and our drivers are always safe and careful. All vehicles will be equipped with air conditioning or heaters.

How/what should I pack?

Pack light for all of our tours, soft suitcases/duffel bags are best. Dressing up will not be necessary, dress for comfort. Layer, layer, layer. Wear sturdy shoes for walking/hiking. When we visit holy sites, you will be asked to wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts.

Can I take pictures?

Yes, please feel free to take as many pictures as you would like. However, you will be asked to not take pictures in our temples. If you have any questions about when you can take pictures, please ask your guide.

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Bhutan Short Trekking & Tours
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/ Adult
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