Bhutan Cultural Tour

  • Max elevation 3,300 m /10824 ft
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Trip Type Sightseeing and Cultural Tour
  • Duration 10 Days
  • Accomodation Hotel
  • Transportation private vehicle
  • Group Size 2-20 Pax
  • Best Season January to June; September to December
  • Food 3-star hotel accommodation with 3 times meals (breakfast|lunch|dinner)
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Bhutan Cultural Tour is designed to bring customers in close contact with an up spoiled land. It is home of  a vibrant Buddhist way of life and Buddhist spiritual to Shambala or paradise.  The Kingdom of Bhutan has nestled high in the tranquil Himalayas. It  is a heaven because it is rich in religion, unique arts, culture and scenic grandeur. It is a fascinating land where time had stood still . At the same time it has  preserved the exquisite beauty of this mystical country.

The vegetation varies over very short distances ranging from tropical broad leaf forests to alpine shrubs and lush meadows. In addition Bhutan is home to such exotic mammals as Takin (a large, musk-ox-like animal), Black-necked Crane, Golden Langur, Royal Bengal tiger, clouded leopards and red pandas. Bird species range from the Himalayan black Eagle, and boreal owl to the Tiny black-throated parrotbill. Nepal Travel Expedition provides  you one of the best opportunities to experience most if not all of the Bhutanese lifestyle in all its glory.

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Itinerary Overview

  • Day 1 : Arrival at Paro Airport
  • Day 2 : Sightseeing around Paro then evening drive to Thimphu
  • Day 3 : Sightseeing in and around Thimphu
  • Day 4 : Drive from Thimphu to Gangtey/Phobjikha
  • Day 5 : Drive from Gangtey to Bumthang
  • Day 6 : Sightseeing in and around Bumthang
  • Day 7 : Drive through Trongsa to Punakha
  • Day 8 : Sightseeing in Punkha with overnight accommodation in Paro
  • Day 9 : Sightseeing in and around Paro
  • Day 10 : Transfer to international airport for your final departure
  • Day 1 : Arrival at Paro Airport

    You can take flight to Paro from Bangkok, New Delhi, Kathmandu, Dhaka etc. We recommend you to fly from Bangkok because Druk air offer everyday flight from Bangkok – Paro – Bangkok whereas Druk air do not operate everyday flights from other sectors.

  • Day 2 : Sightseeing around Paro then evening drive to Thimphu

    We visit the Ta Dzong which houses the National Museum and visit Paro’s Rimpung Dzong, on the way down we cross the 16th century cantilever bridge.

  • Day 3 : Sightseeing in and around Thimphu

    Early morning we take a scenic drive to Bhutan’s capital, Thimphu, approx 90 mins drive from Paro. Sightseeing in and around Thimphu valley we visit the National Library, which holds a collection of ancient Buddhist texts and manuscripts, as well as the institute for Zorig Chusum commonly known as Painting School, textile and Folk Heritage Museum which provides an insight into Bhutanese material culture and everyday way of life. Also visiting the National Memorial Chorten, Trashichho dzong an impressive monastery, Bhutanese Handicrafts displaying a wide range of beautifully hand-woven textiles and craft products. In the evening we explore the vibrant Thimphu Bazaar. Overnight at a hotel.

  • Day 4 : Drive from Thimphu to Gangtey/Phobjikha

    Drive to the glacial valley of Phobjikha via Dochula, this pass offers the panoramic view of Bhutan’s Himalayan Ranges. Along the slopes is the great monastery of Gangtey, established in the 17th century. This quiet and remote valley is the winter home of the black necked cranes. Explore Gangtey village and Phobjikha valley. The unique black necked crane festival is held on the valley floor every November. Overnight at a hotel.

  • Day 5 : Drive from Gangtey to Bumthang

    After an early breakfast, drive to Tongsa across Pele-la pass (3,300m). The pass is marked by a white chorten and many prayer flags. There is an abrupt change in vegetation with mountain forest replaced by high altitude dwarf bamboo

  • Day 6 : Sightseeing in and around Bumthang

    The Bumthang valley comprises of a combination of four valleys – Chumey, Choekhor, Tang and Ura with altitudes varying from 2,600m to 4,000m. Home to many of prominent Buddhist temples and monasteries. Visiting the Jakar Dzong built in 1667 and it`s seat of district administration and regional monastic body of Bumthang. Jambay Lhakhang founded in 7th century by the Tibetan king Songsen Gampo it is one of the oldest monasteries in the country.

  • Day 7 : Drive through Trongsa to Punakha

    Leaving Bumthang, we head for Trongsa where we will visit the Trongsa Dzong which was built in 1648 it is the biggest of all the fortresses in the country. Drive to Punakha via Wangdiphodrang after which we take a stroll through the Wangdi market. Overnight at a hotel.

  • Day 8 : Sightseeing in Punkha with overnight accommodation in Paro

    Drive north to visit the majestic Punakha Dzong, built in 1637 which strategically occupies the land between the two rivers Phochu and Mochu. At Present the Dzong serve as the district administration and judiciary office as well as the winter home for Bhutan’s spiritual leader Je Khenpo and the monks of Thimphu and Punakha. We then drive onto Lobesa where you take a short hike to Chimi Lhakhang Temple.

  • Day 9 : Sightseeing in and around Paro

    Excursion to the Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest). The trail to the monastery climbs through beautiful Pine and rhododendron forests. We stop at the tea house for rest and refreshments, the tea house offers magnificent up close view of the tigers nest and continue the hike for short while until you see, clearly and seemingly within reach, the imposing Taktsang monastery.

  • Day 10 : Transfer to international airport for your final departure

    After breakfast, our airport representative will drop you to the Paro International Airport for your departure from Bhutan.

Includes:

  • All Land transports (Toyota luxury coach, A/C cars)
  • Twin Sharing Accommodation in the best available mode(Hotels or Tourist Cottage) with Full board meals.
  • Bhutanese English Speaking guide for entire tour
  • Visa and Entrance fee during sightseeing at Paro

Excludes:

  • Flight Ticket: Delhi/Bangkok/Kathmandu-Paro to and from
  • Bar drinks, personal expenses, laundry and Tipping

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