Thunder Dragon journey, Bhutan

Our 7 day schedule provides an amazing cost-effective river tour of Bhutan. This is not a pure adrenaline river runners trip – it is a premier journey in a hidden kingdom, we provide classic must-see sightseeing options along with a selection of rivers including class 3+.


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We are pleased to say our trip includes:

Premier lodges/hotels

All Meals

Visa fees based on the tourism policy as set by the Royal Government of Bhutan

Hotel accommodation on a twin/double occupancy basis in government approved hotels and meals ( Breakfast, Lunch Dinner) at the hotels or local restaurants. Single supplement will be extra as specified above

Transport : Vehicle and guide for the entire duration of your trip from pick up at Paro Aiport till see off at the airport plus additional vehicle to carry kayaks and gear

Kayak Rentals based on the list of Kayak available in country. Clients may opt to bring their own kayaks but no discount will be available if they do so. Modern kayak list available and includes, Riot Magnum/Thunder, Dagger Mamba, Pyranha Burn/Karnali.

International/Bhutanese River guide to accompany group


Day 01 Arrive Paro (suggested from Nepal)– local Dzong visit– Hotel Paro.

Day 02 Hike to Taktsung Palphug monastery, more commonly known as the ‘Tigers Nest’ at 3,210m/10,240ft. A sacred site and temple complex located in the cliff side of upper Paro, first built in 1692 Hotel in the capital city Thimpu.

Day 03 Drive over the Dochula to Punakha. En route stop and visit the Druk Wangyal Lhakang at the top of the pass and descending down into the Punakha/Wagdue valley. Punakha lower Pho Chu river class 2. Night at lodge in Punaka.

Day 04 Upper Mo class 3/3+from Sonams put in followed by lunch and a short float trip on the lower flat Mo chu, visiting the famous Dzong in afternoon –  Lunch hike option. Same Punakha hotel.

Day 05 Pho Chu upper and lower – lunch and float, Punakha hotel.

Day 06 Visit the Chhimi Lhakang also known as Temple of the Divine Madman, village walk, and lunch. Return to Thimpu Hotel.

Day 07 Sightseeing in Thimpu plus Thimpu chu and lunch,  return to Paro hotel.

Day 08 Leave in morning for the airport.

Private dates, Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov

Prices from £2450 p/p

Custom schedules available on request.

deposit £200 p/p

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