Bhutan on Foot: Following the Ancient neypo Trails.

15 Nights/16 Days in Bhutan

Follow the old trade- and barter routes, meet people in their homes and encounter real traditional hospitality. On day hikes you will explore the unseen Bhutan enjoying pristine nature and gorgeous architecture of temples and monasteries. Interested people should not mind occasional rain showers as it is in the beginning of monsoon season. However, flora and fauna will be in full blossom and the lush green and beauty of the vegetation will be rewarding.

This tour is ideal for people who like a balance between hiking and cultural sightseeing in order to approach a destination gradually, offering more time for immersion. You will meet with the locals off the beaten track and get fascinating insights into daily Bhutanese life. Your accommodation will alternate between homestays and comfortable tourist standard hotels.

DAY 1: Arrival at Paro & Thimphu
Drive to Thimphu, light sightseeing

DAY 2: Thimphu
Hike to monastery and sightseeing in Thimphu

DAY 3: From Thimphu to Punakha 
Dochula pass, hike to Lungchutse and drive to Punakha

DAY 4: Punakha
Chime lhakhang, Punakha dzong, monastery & village visits, light walking

DAY 5: From Punakha to Phobjikha
Hike to Phobjikha along picturesque old route

DAY 6: Phobjikha
Nature trail in the valley, Gangtey gonpa and village life

DAY 7: From Phobjikha to Chumey, Bumthang
Hike to Trongsa highway and drive to Bumthang, Trongsa Dzong on the way

DAY 8: From Chumey to Chokhor
Explore Chumey and later drive to Chokhor, yathra weavers on the way

DAY 9: Chokhor
Valley hike to most important temples and free time in afternoon

DAY 10: From Chokhor to Tang
Hike to Tang valley, sightseeing on the way

DAY 11: Tang
Several options for beautiful day hikes in Tang

DAY 12: From Tang to Ura
Ogyen Choling palace museum and later drive/walking to Ura village

DAY 13: From Ura back to Chokhor
Easy day, Ura sightseeing and drive to Chokhor via Chumey

DAY 14: Flight to Paro
Paro sightseeing, different options

DAY 15: Paro Taktshang
Hike to Tiger’s nest, later stroll through Paro town

DAY 16: Departure
Transfer to airport

For reasons of originality we refrain from detailing our programme here. For more information on this tour please contact us  

  • Activities: Hiking, village life, festival visit
  • Overnights: Hotels & homestays
  • Festival: Adjusted to individual travel dates