The Spiritual Heartland Tour

Valleys, Hikes and Village Life

NOTE: You can book a domestic flight and shorten the tour to 15 days.

Wonderful tour that takes you to the spiritual heart of Bhutan and covers most of the highlights in West and Central Bhutan. The valleys of Bumthang offer beautiful hikes and great encounters with local families.

DAY 1: Arrival at Paro & Drive to Thimphu
Approx. 1 hr drive and light sightseeing

DAY 2: Thimphu
Thimphu sightseeing

DAY 3: From Thimphu to Punakha
Approx.3 hrs drive to Punakha

DAY 4: From Punakha to Trongsa
Approx. 6 hs drive to Trongsa, sightseeing on the way

DAY 5: From Trongsa to Bumthang, Chumey
Trongsa Dzong and Tadzong and approx. 3 hs to Chumey

DAY 6: Hike to Choekhor valley
Hike to Choekhor valley via Tharpaling, full day

DAY 7: Stay at Choekhor
Valley sightseeing, walking

DAY 8: Hike to Tang Valley
Hike and sightseeing

DAY 9: Stay at Tang Valley
Explore Tang valley

DAY 10: Hike or Drive from Tang to Ura
Full day hike, or drive approx. 2 hs to Ura

DAY 11: Stay at Ura
Explore Ura valley

DAY 12: From Ura to Chumey
Full day hike or approx. 1hr drive to Chumey

DAY 13: From Chumey to Phobjikha
Approx. 5-6 hs drive to Phobjikha valley

DAY 14: Phobjikha
Valley Hike

DAY 15: From Phobjikha to Paro
Approx. 6-7 hs drive to Paro

DAY 16: Paro Taktsang
Hike to Taktsang and later Kyichu lhakhang and Paro town

DAY 17: Departure

For the detailed itinerary please contact us  

  • Activities: Hikes, village life, monasteries and temples
  • Overnights: hotels and farm/homestays
  • Season: High and low season except July and January
  • Highlights: Taktsang, Punakha Dzong, Bumthang