Bhutan Cultural Tour

CULTURAL TOUR INFORMATION

Bhutan is a small country but with 18 ethnicities and languages. Unique culture is Bhutan’s weapon to safeguard her sovereignty. Bhutan’s cultural tour let you experience her pragmatic transition to modernization without cultural dilution. You will be introduced to cultural diversity through the lifestyle of Bhutanese and historical sites (fortresses, temples and monasteries) where our tour guides will help you connect to its significance.

Greenery embroidered with fluttering prayer flags and religious entities explains vital impact of Buddhism in Bhutanese’s way of living. Our cultural tour takes to historical sites and visit to village where you will experience immense hospitality to that extent where you may be invited for lunch or free tea. Our guests are treated as god.

6 night tour (Bhutan at a glance)
Day 1

Arrive Paro International Airport. Your tour guide will meet you and take you on a short one-hour drive along the Paro and Thimphu river valleys to Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital, at 2320 metres. You can stop on the way to take in the magnificent Tamchhog Lhakhang, the hereditary place of worship for Bhutan’s iron bridge builder. Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 2

Sightseeing in Thimphu, where you can visit the National Memorial Chorten, the National Library, the National Painting School and Changangkha Temple. Browse the striking collection of intricate textiles at the National Textile Museum and visit the Folk Museum. You may also be able to visit the weekly market. Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 3

In the morning drive to Punakha via the Dochu La Pass, where we will stop for a hot drink and to enjoy views of the Eastern Himalaya ranges. In the afternoon visit Punakha Dzong, Chimi Lhakhang (Temple of Fertility), built in the 15th century by the ‘Divine Mad Man’ (Lama Drukpa Kuenley). Overnight in Punakha.

Day 4

Today we return to Paro. This afternoon would be a good time to visit handicraft shops for souvenirs of your trip. Or you may like to visit a local farmhouse and take tea with the farmer and his family. Overnight in Paro.

Day 5

Sightseeing in Paro, including Paro Rinpung Dzong and the National Museum. After lunch visit Drukgyel Dzong (‘fortress of victory’), and the sacred Kyichu Lhakhang (temple). Overnight in Paro.

Day 6

Take a day hike to the ‘Tiger’s Nest’, the sacred Taktshang monastery, and have lunch at the Taktshang cafeteria. On the way back you can visit Dumtse Lhakhang, a temple built by Thangthong Gyalpo, the iron bridge builder. Overnight in Paro.

Day 7

Depart from Paro International Airport.

Beyond west to central Bhutan.

After the visits to various tourist sites in Thimphu and Paro in the first five days, our tour heads toward Punakha, Punakha is known for its hot springs besides the famous Chimi Lhakhang- of fertility, attracting newly weds and childless couples from across the country and even foreigners. We would also arrange for a hot spring bath.

Day 01: Thimphu

You will land in one of the most challenging airport in the world, Paro International Airport. You will be welcome and greet by your guide upon arrival and drive to Thimphu. Later sightseeing of Buddha view point, Memorial Chorten and Tashichoo Dzong. Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 02: Thimphu

A day in the capital city starts with a dress up in national costume followed by a hike to Tango and Cheri Monastery to the north side of the capital if you wish, visit the weekend market, textile museum, arts and crafts school, Zoo, Paper factory, Post office for customized stamps, stroll around the town. Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 03: Gangtey

You will land in one of the most challenging airport in the world, Paro International Airport. You will be welcome and greet by your guide upon arrival and drive to Thimphu. Later sightseeing of Buddha view point, Memorial Chorten and Tashichoo Dzong. Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 04: Wangdue

We will venture out for Gangtey nature Trail, hike of approximately 1 hour and visit the school. Later visit Gangtey Monastery and then drive to Punakha/Wangdue. On the way you might meet up with Yaks. Overnight in Punakha/Wangdue.

Day 05: Punakha

Yday starts with a visit to Punakha Dzong(Fortress), Temple of fertility, walk over the longest suspension bridge, Nunnery and a visit to the Rinchengang village(known famous for its masonry skills)

Day 06: Paro

Drive to Paro from Punakha/Wangdue and visit Kichu Temple and Museum. Overnight in Paro.

Day 07: Paro

Day hike to Tiger’s Nest, one of the highlight of the trip. Visit Farm House and take hot stone bath to relieve your aching muscle. Archery match followed by later shopping for the ardent shoppers to buy souvenirs. Overnight in Paro.

Day 08: Departure

Drive to Paro from Punakha/Wangdue and visit Kichu Temple and Museum. Overnight in Paro.