Bhutan Traverse from West to East Tour

15 Days


Bhutan is a small country but it has stunning natural scenery, the enduring image of the country’s culture and tradition that binds the kingdom that clearly distinguishes it from its neighbor countries. An entire Bhutan tour crossing from Western to Eastern Bhutan gives a fascinating insight into its ever-changing landscapes and accesses lesser-known places, especially in the eastern parts of the country.

Combine the colors of the western and central valleys with the wilderness of Bhutan’s unspoiled forests and the lush tangle of its sub-tropical jungle. You will be surprised at the diversity of its vegetation in such a seemingly tiny and remote Kingdom. The only aspects of the journey which never change are the friendliness of the people and the awe-inspiring views, which delight at every twist and turn road.

The 15 days complete Bhutan tour can extend as per the availability of your time and interest.

Note: Overland tour from west to east for fixed group departure will have the opportunity to visit the local festival.

  1. April trip-Celebrate Choten Kora Festival
  2. Nov trip-Celebrate Mongar & Tashigang Festival.

Trip Highlights

  • Meet with group of different ethic people.
  • Visit and pay respect to ancient monasteries and Dzongs
  • Experience variation of environments in different climatic zones
  • Try different local native foods with local brew Ara
  • Witness farmers in field cultivating & harvesting crops (depends on season)


Arrive by flight into Paro. You will be greeted by your guide and driver and escort to the hotel for check-in and lunch (for an early flight). After Lunch visit Paro Rinphung Dzong, Dungtse Lhankhang, 7th-century Kyechu Lhakhang, and stroll in the town area with a guide or without a guide.
Overnight in Paro in hotel

Those who wish may hike to the famous Taktsang (tiger’s nest monastery), a quintessential Bhutan travel experience. Later in the afternoon visit to ruin of Drukgyel Dzong.
Overnight in Paro in Hotel

After breakfast drive an hour to capital-Thimphu. Visit include to Memorial Chorten, Takin Sanctuary, Zilukha Droptho nunnery, traditional painting School, Indigenous hospital, 12-century Changangkha Lhakhang, and other sights and attractions as per available time. In the evening, visit great Tashicho Dzong, the main seat of the Govt and monastic body.

Day 4 :

Today we will visit the Textile Museum, Changzomtok weaving center, Buddha point, craft Baazer, Handicraft Emporium, Farmer's weekend market, and others as per availability of time.
Overnight in Thimphu in Hotel

Today we will drive east across spectacular Dochula Pass to Punakha and Wangdue valley. On the pass, we spend some time to enjoy the views and explore. On the way visit Chimi Lhakhang temple near Wangdue. Then visit the impressive Punakha Dzong located at the confluence of two rivers. Others as per available time.

In the morning, visit Wangdue Phodrang and continue to drive towards Phobjikha valley (2-3hr). Visit Gangtey Gompa monastery, followed by an easy walk into the valley to explore and admire a beautiful valley. Among others, we will visit local homes and Nature center. From late October until March, the black-necked cranes are in residence in the valley and so we will spend some time to see them.

After arrival visit Trongsa Dzong, Ta Dzong, the Tower Museum dedicated to monarchs of Bhutan. On the way stop at Chume weaving center, the typical woolen product from Bumthang valley. Overnight in Bumthang in Hotel

Day 8 :

Today we will visit Kurjey Lhakhang, Jambay Lhakhang built in the 7th century, Tamshing Lhakhang, Jakar Dzong, and visit Kharchu Dratsang to see monk debate or Evening take a stroll through the Bumthang market area.

The journey continues eastwards winding through more rugged terrain with spectacular views (6 to 7 hours drive). Along the way visit Member Tsho (Burning lake), Pass-through Ura village, the Thrumshingla pass – 12,465ft. After arrival visit Mongar Dzong.

You can visit 113 ft tall statue of Guru Rimpoche atop Takela Hill of Lhuentse constructed recently as designed by a Nepali craftsman, Raj Kumar Shakya. Later in the afternoon, you can visit Khoma village, which is one of the famous villages for the production of textile in Bhutan- The village is famous for the Kishu Thara textile. Later drive back to Mongar

drive to Trashigang, which takes around 3hrs. Along the way, we will visit a local village, if a possible school, etc. Upon arrival, visit Trashigang Dzong and visit the town area.
Overnight in Trashigang in Hotel

Today, we’ll visit Rangjung Monastery, the unique Tibetan style architecture and paintings are completely different from other places. A few km beyond is Radhi village, well known for raw silk weaving. Besides red rice cultivation, all most every woman in the village makes additional earnings with weavings.

24kms from Trashigang visit the temple of Gom Kora, set on a small alluvial plateau, overlooking the river. After arrival in Tashiyangtse visit traditional art school and Chorten Kora. Later drive back to Trashigang for an overnight stay.

Drive to Samdrup Jongkha 6 to 7 hours. En route stop at Khaling weaving center and Wamrong Zangdopelri Lhakhang. The hotel at the border would be very basic.
Overnight in Samdrupjongkhar in Hotel

After early breakfast in the hotel drive to the airport Gauhati Airport for about three hours.

Cost Includes

  • Sustainable development fees
  • Accommodations in Hotel
  • All meals, evening tea/coffee with snacks
  • All land transfers and transportation
  • English speaking Bhutanese Tour Guide/Leader
  • Daily Tourist Fees & Taxes
  • Pick from Paro and drop at Guwahati Airport (India)
  • 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
  • India visa (Recommend regular double entry)
  • Optional Travel/Medical Insurance
  • Personal expenses such as bars, beverages in the hotel, telephone, laundry, trips, and others

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Bhutan Traverse from West to East Tour
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