Bhutan Family Holidays - 6 Nights / 7 Days

Bhutan family holidays - a fascinating and privileged experience; rich in culture, hospitable to a fault with plenty of activities for energetic families
Bhutan is a great place for a family holiday. The Bhutanese government policy of high value low impact tourism means that few foreigners visit the kingdom and local people are extraordinarily kind and generous to visitors, even more so when you travel as a family. To make it even more appealing, children aged under 12 are exempt from the minimum daily tariff.

Bhutan Family Holidays

Although Bhutan is incredibly different to countries in the west there's no overwhelming daily culture shock to contend with. However, electricity and plumbing can be eratic and teenagers in particular may be surprised by lack of fashion and make-up choices, internet connection (which becomes less reliable the further east you go) and tobacco (its sale is forbidden).

Parents will probably take all of these things as positive reasons to visit.

Alpine Eco Trek carefully deign your holiday to take your interests into account and work with flexible guides who accompany you throughout your trip and will modify your daily activities as needed.

Family holidays in Bhutan – itinerary

Day 1. Arrive at Paro / Thimpu:
upon arrival at Paro airport, depart straight for Thimpu through winding and gentle uphill till we reach Chapchhal Pass. The road descends from the pass till Chuzomsa (meeting point of two rivers) and enroute we can see Chhuka Hydel Project which is the biggest hydro power plant in Bhutan. Packed lunch will be served half the way to Thimpu, just above Chhuka Hydel colony.
On arrival at Thimpu, check in at hotel for overnight. Evening visit Handicrafts Emporium Later take a stroll through Thimpu's main market.

Day 2. Thimpu / Punakha (77 kms, 3 hours):
Morning visit Memorial Chorten, Tashichhodzong, National Library, Painting School and Traditional Medicine Institute. In the evening drive to Punakha across Dochula Pass (3,100 m) and check in at hotel for overnight.

Day 3. Punakha / Wangdi:
(Until 1955 Punakha served as the capital of Bhutan and still is the winter seat of the chief monk body).
Morning visit Punakha Dzong and visit the local market and town. Then drive towards the south to reach Wangdiphodrang and visit Wangdi Dzong and the market. Overnight at hotel in Wangdi.

Day 4. Wangdi / Gangtey / Wangdi:
Morning leave for Gangtey. Explore Gangtey Gompa and Phobjikha valley. Spotting black necked cranes in the meadows next to Gangtey is an ornithologist's delight. The cranes migrate here from the high plains of the Tibetan plateau in winter to milder climate of Phobjikha valley. Also visit Gangtey Gompa monastery, the only Niyingmapa monastery in this region. Evening return to Wangdi for overnight.

Day 5. Wangdi / Paro:
Morning drive to Paro enroute visiting Simtokha Dzong, one of the oldest fortress of the Kingdom, built in 1629. It now houses the school for Buddhist studies. On arrival at Paro, check in at hotel. Rest of the evening free. Overnight hotel.

Day 6. Paro:
Full day guided tour of Paro visiting Drukgyal Dzong, the ruined fortress from where you can see the peak of Mt. Chomolhari. On the way back, visit the Zkyichu Lhakhang, the oldest and sacred temple of Paro Valley. After lunch visit the Ta Dzong (watch tower) which has now become the National Museum of Bhutan and Paro. Overnight hotel.

Day 7. Paro Departure:
After breakfast in the hotel, transfer to the airport for your onward destination.


Note: If above itinerary couldn’t meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made program to suit your equipments. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as family holidays in Nepal and cultural tour in Nepal, overland tour in Tibet, etc...

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The trip cost will vary depending on the number of person in your group, trip duration and standard of services required. Please contact us or send us a quick inquiry with your details to obtain a quote.

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Bhutan Family Holidays Facts:

Tour Duration: 06/07 day(s)

Group Size: family members

Destination(s): Bhutan

Specialty Categories: Sightseeing and Cultural holidays

Season: Jan - June and Sept - December 

Trip type: Cultural tour Driving adventure

Meals: Full board basis

Max. Altitude: from 2000 to 3000 meters 

Trip grade: Leisure holidays

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