From the Wild East to the Tamed West

This journey takes you all the way from the little border town Samdrup Jongkhar in the East to bustling Thimphu in the West. You will get a good impression of how diverse this tiny kingdom is. From remote hermitages in the East to Paro Taktsang in the West, you will get a glimpse into everyday village life, explore growing district towns and alternate between the occasional homestay and very comfortable hotels and resorts.

DAY 1: Arrival at Samdrup Jongkhar
Approx. 4hs drive from Guwahati to Samdrup Jongkhar
DAY 2: From Samdrup Jongkhar to Trashigang
Approx. 6hs from Samdrup Jongkhar to Trashigang, sightseeing on the way
DAY 3: Trashigang
Sightseeing and hike to Rangshikhar from Trashigang town
DAY 4: Trashigang
Excursion to Rhadi village and hiking
DAY 5: From Trashigang to Mongar
Approx. 5hs drive to Mongar via Drametse
DAY 6: From Mongar to Lhuntse
Approx. 3,5hs drive to Lhuntse, Khoma village and hiking
DAY 7: Lhuntse
Hike to beautiful Goenpa and stay there overnight
DAY 8: Lhuntse
Hike back down from Goenpa and visit Takila
DAY 9: From Lhuntse to Chumey
Approx. 7-8hs drive to Bumthang, Chumey
DAY 10: From Chumey to Choekhor
Hike in Chumey and later drive approx. 1 hr to Choekhor
DAY 11: Choekhor
Choekhor valley sightseeing
DAY 12: From Choekhor to Tang
Drive approx. 1,5 hs to Tang valley
DAY 13: Tang
Full day in Tang
DAY 14: From Tang to Phobjikha
Drive approx 7hs to Phobjikha
DAY 15: Phobjikha
Full day in Phobjikha valley
DAY 16: From Phobjikha to Punakha
Drive approx. 4hs to Punakha
DAY 17: From Punakha to Thimphu
Sightseeing in Punakha and 3,4hs drive to Thimphu
DAY 18: Thimphu
Thimphu sightseeing
DAY 19: Paro Taktsang
Hike to Paro Taktsang
DAY 20: Paro
Rest day in Paro, visit a heritage farmhouse
DAY 21: Departure

For the detailed itinerary and questions please contact us  

  • Activities: Sightseeing, hikes, village life, farmstays
  • Overnights: Hotels and farm/homestays
  • Season: Excluding July and August (monsoon)