Bhutan Path to Cheri5 Days

Explore the sacred sites of Paro and marvel at the majesty of Taktsang Goemba, a monastery perched almost precariously on the side of a cliff 1,200 metres high. It is a must-see for any traveller to Bhutan.

5 days
Thimphu, Paro
from USD2,280 / person

We will be visiting /

  • Tachog Lhakang
  • Thimphu
  • Cheri Goemba
  • Big Buddha
  • Paro Valley
  • Paro Dzong
  • Taktsang Goemba

Itinerary / Total 5 Days

Day 1

Thimphu – Tachog Lhakang, Post Office, Takin, Tashichoe Dzong

Upon arrival in Paro, we take a 45 min drive to the capital, Thimphu. En route, we stop at Tachog Lhakang and cross a traditional iron bridge, over the Paro Chhu or Paro river.

After lunch see the world's most beautiful stamps at the Post office and even better - personalize some with your portrait.

Visit the weekend market, see the national animal the Takin, and see if you catch the King walking home after work at Tashichho Dzong.

Day 2

Thimphu – Cheri Goemba / Big Buddha / Paper Factory

After a 45 min drive into the country, along the river Wang Chhu, we hike up to Cheri Goemba. Built in 1620, the first monk body was established here.

Visit the Big Buddha and also a Paper factory, which uses the daphne plant to make paper.

Day 3

Paro – Paro Valley, Paro Dzong

This morning, we make our way back to the valley of Paro, the prettiest in our opinion, with its willow lined river and apple orchards. It also boasts the most charming town which is adjacent to the famous Paro Dzong (also known as Rinpung Dzong), where some scenes of the film, Little Buddha, were shot.

Lunch may be in Thimphu, or Paro if we start early.

Day 4

Paro – Taktsang Goemba

With an early start, we climb to Bhutan's most famous monastery Taktsang Goemba, Tiger's Nest monastery, where we visit 1 or 2 of its many temples.

If there is time after lunch, we can do some last minute souvenir shopping.

Dinner will be in your hotel.

Day 5

Leaving Bhutan

After breakfast this morning, we depart for the airport for your return flight to Bangkok/Singapore.

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Price /

PRIVATE JOURNEY from USD 2,280 / person
DELUXE from USD 2,780 / person
LUXURY from USD 3,880 / person
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What's included:

  • Return flights to Paro on Druk Air / Bhutan Airlines in economy class
  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Airport transfers
  • A guide proficient in your preferred language
  • Personalised itineraries
  • Transport
  • Refreshments - mineral water, apple juice, soft drinks and snacks
  • Walking poles for hikes
  • Provision of additional amenities for stays in local hotels upon request

Going to Bhutan /


All visitors to Bhutan apart from Indian, Bangladeshi and Maldivian citizens will require a visa (USD$40 processing fee). Amala Destinations will handle this on your behalf – all we need is a scan of your passport. A visa clearance letter will have to be presented at the point of entry.


The Bhutanese love their food spicy. Chillies feature prominently and the locals are usually not satisfied unless a meal packs a lot of heat. Rice is their main staple, with chicken, beef and pork the typical choice of protein, accompanied by one or two side dishes of vegetables. The country’s favourite dish is Ema Datshi, a simple dish consisting of chilli and cheese.

Mahayana Buddhism

The kingdom’s state religion, Mahayana Buddhism is central to the Bhutanese lifestyle. At the heart of Mahayana Buddhism is a deep compassion for all sentient beings, and as a mark of respect it is advised that visitors engage in the same mindfulness, even if it means refraining from swatting flies or crushing ants.

Bhutanese Dress

A distinguishing element of Bhutan’s cultural heritage, the kingdom’s traditional dress has evolved over thousands of years. The Gho is worn by men only, and is a knee-length robe, which looks similar to a kimono, that is tied at the waist by a traditional belt called a Kera. The women wear the Kira, a long, ankle-length dress, with a light outer jacket known as a Tego, and an inner layer known as a Wonju.

All trips to Bhutan have to be booked via an authorized agent. With most other agencies, that usually entails selecting an existing package that does not allow for much flexibility.

At Amala Destinations, we believe in creating your ideal trip with you. After meeting with one of our knowledgeable destination planners, we take your requirements into consideration before coming up with a specially designed itinerary and handling all the necessary travel logistics. All you need to do is pack your bags and set off on your journey.

  • Step 1 / Fill up online form

    Please fill up our online planner form and our travel planner will be in touch within 24 hours to plan your journey.

  • Step 2 / Meeting with our planner

    You may prefer to speak to one of our destination planners in person, please call us either directly to our office number, or via Skype, or on our chatline during office hours .

  • Step 3 / Approve custom itinerary

    Once you have discussed with our destination planner your journey preferences, we will be able to get back to you within 3 working days or less with your journey options. After confirming your final itinerary, we will need another 2 -3 working days to confirm all your flight bookings and hotel reservations. When all bookings are confirmed we will then require from you a 50% deposit payment, with the balance payment due 50 days prior to your departure date. For bookings made within 50 days, full payment is required.

  • Step 4 / Visas application and trip coordination

    As visa applications take approximately 4 weeks to process, we highly recommend all enquiries to be made at least 2 months in advance. We will then arrange a date for us to meet you in person to hand over all your travel documents once your visa is approved.

    During low season months, it may be possible to process your booking within 3 - 4 weeks.

  • Step 5 / Ready to go

    After receiving all your travel documents about 2-3 weeks before your departure date, you are now ready for your Journey to Bhutan! Do remember to follow our recommended packing list for the different seasons in Bhutan!

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