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Eastern Bhutan Extension

Days 1 to 7 – Drive to Bumthang

Arrive in Paro and drive to Bumthang as part of our 9 day Rivers & Dzongs of Bhutan Itinerary.

Nights at hotels (B,L,D)

Day 8 – Drive to Trogon Villa

We enjoy Jakar in the morning and say goodbye to our friends who are not continuing East. It’s a 7 hour drive to Trogon Villa, a lodge above the Kuri Chhu.

Bhutan's Kuri Chhu
Bhutan’s Kuri Chhu

Night at hotel (B,L,D)

Day 9 – Drive to Kenghar, Hike to Put-in

In the morning we drive 5 hours to Kenghar Village where we begin and hour hike down to the Drangme Chhu River where we spend the night.

Camping (B,L,D)

Days 10 to 12 – River Trip on Drangme Chhu

We spend 3 days and 2 nights rafting the Drangme Chhu to the town of Panbang.

Camping (B,L,D)

Day 12 – Finish River Trip, Visit Panbang

We finish our rafting trip around noon and stay in the town of Panbang at an eco-lodge.

Night at hotel (B,L,D)

Day 13 – Drive to Enducholing

Drive 6-7 hours up the Mangde Chhu to Enducholing. Here we enjoy traditional Bhutanese dancing.

Camping at Enducholing
Camping at Enducholing

Camping (B,L,D)

Day 14 – Drive Enducholing to Thimphu

Today we have a long drive (7-8 hours) back to Thimphu.

Night at hotel (B,L,D)

Day 15 – Drive from Thimphu to Paro, Hike Tiger’s Nest

Drive back to Paro and hike to the famous Tiger’s Nest Monastery.

Day 16 – Fly from Paro to Bangkok

On the last day we fly from Paro to Bangkok. Spend a few days in Bangkok, or head directly home the following day. You are responsible for lodging and meals in Bangkok.