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Travel Module: Bhutan Traverse West to East


After visiting central Bhutan (Travel Module: “Bhutan Classic / Central”) this journey takes you from the most remarkable areas of central Bhutan to the east, finally leaving the Himalayan Kingdom by land via the north eastern Indian state of Assam.




  • Monastery fortresses, Buddhist temples, monastic life
  • Tiger Nest temple (UNESCO World Heritage)
  • Unique landscapes, fertile valleys, vast forests with enormously rich biodiversity
  • Traditional farms and the typical Bhutanese wooden houses / chalets
  • Views of Mt. Jhomolhari (7314 m)
  • Colourful markets
  • Capital Thimpu
  • Bhutan’s weavers
  • The lovely valleys of Bumthang and Phobijikha
  • Optional walks through idyllic cultural landscapes
  • Experience various vegetation zones from the temperate to the tropic
  • Visit eastern Bhutan’s rarely visited Dzongs (monastic fortresses) and temples

Popular Itinerary

Day 1:Arrival in Bhutan:
by flight from Bangkok (Thailand), Delhi, Kolkota or Bagdogra (India) or Kathmandu (Nepal) Bhutan
by land via Phuntsholing after Travel Module "Sikkim", "Darjeeling" or "Kalimpong" (ad + one day)

Day 2: Visit Tiger Nest and enjoy sighsseeing in and around Paro

Day 3: Paro – Thimpu with city tour as per your interest

Day 4: Thimpu with city tour as per your interest

Day 5: Thimpu – Punakha with optional hike

Day 6: Punakha – valley of Gangtey (9‘800 ft / 3‘000 m)

Day 7: Gangtey – Trongsa – Bumthang / Jakar, (8500  - 13100 ft / 2600 – 4000 m)

Day 8: Bumthang with sightseeng as per your interest

Day 9: Bumthang/Jakar  – Mongar, (5000 ft / 1524 m)

Day 10: Mongar – Trashigang, (3700 ft / 1136 m)

Day 11: Trashigang - Trashyantshi – Trashigang

Day 12: Trashigang – Samdrup Jongkhar, (2000 ft / 610 m)

Day 13: Samdrup Jongkhar – Guwahati, Assam, India (180 ft / 55 m)
Continue your tour from Guwahati by flight to Kokota, Delhi or Bagdogra
Or continue your tour from Samdrup Jongkhar with Travel Module “Arunachal Pradesh”, “Northeast India Rondtrip” or  “Kolkota”.


Additional Options:

  • Shorten (by up to four days) or extend this tour in accordance to the timeframe available to you. We look forward to informing you about your options.
  • Reach Bhutan by land after any Travel Module "Darjeeling", "Sikkim" or "Sikkim".
  • Combine this tour with Travel Module "Assam Kaziranga Safari" or "Northeast India Roundtrip"
  • Integrate a trekking of your choice guided by one of our professional, local guides. For an overview of Trekkings in Bhutan check out: www.yetilaya.com
  • Go for hotel upgrades and enjoy the comfort and aesthetics of beautiful 5-star hotels in Paro, Thimpu, Bumthang, Punakha and Gangtey.
  • Integrate a festival (for example mask- & lama dances) – we inform you about options within your timeframe



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