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Bhutan Cultural Tour

"Enjoyable tour in the land of peaceful and thundering dragon"

Trip Duration: 10 Days

Highlights of Bhutan Cultural Tour

  • Bhutan Cultural tour of great delight in the harmony of local interesting heritage
  • World’s one and only Himalayan Kingdom as it was since past hundreds of years
  • Exceptional scenery of Bhutan country landscapes of green hills and snow-peaks
  • Enjoy perfect harmony of Bhutanese people intact with colorful traditional life
  • Tour of around best places with famed Tiger Nest the Taksing Monastery

Trip Profile:

  • Trip Mode: Hotel with local Lodge and Guest House in Bhutan
  • Tour Grade: Leisure to Moderate short walks.
  • Daily drives: Minimum 03 hrs to maximum – 05 hrs.
  • Bhutan duration: 06 Nights and 07 Days (with both ways flight)
  • Total Trip: 09 Nights and 10 Days (Kathmandu-Kathmandu).

Bhutan Cultural Tour Overview

Bhutan Cultural Tour of week duration allows you to soak in local Bhutanese great culture in the backdrop of high snow-capped peaks, where tour leads you from main city to rural farm villages to witness the true Bhutanese life.

Bhutan Cultural tour of great interest, although a small country one and only Himalaya Kingdom on this planet interwoven with fascinating Buddhism culture and traditional way of heritage life as it were for hundreds of centuries that still retains in the land of thundering dragon known as ‘Druk’.

Bhutan Tour full of exciting experience from the moment you land at Paro international airport of the country. From here scenic drive with views of Bhutan rural areas as journey reaches at Bhutan capital in Thimphu with fabulous sightseeing tour at places of great interest.

Tour extends to other scenic past of Bhutan to reach at Punakha with historical background of ancient glory days with interesting time visiting its monasteries and sites of great interest. Where drive leads back to Paro with visit of Bhutan famous Tiger Nest before heading back to Nepal or to other respective countries, after a marvelous experience on Bhutan Cultural Tour.

Best Seasons for Bhutan Cultural Tour:

March to May and September to November months of the year, where April to May spring time will be the best time, visit of  great interest with fine clear morning till afternoon, with some chances of light rains sometimes.

September to November another best months around Autumn/Fall, when most of the days are clear for views and walks but can be much colder and freezing as altitude gains with chances of snow sometimes.

Bhutan Cultural Tour Short Outline Itinerary
  • Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu via various airlines and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 02: In Kathmandu sightseeing tour and Tibet preparation.
  • Day 03: Fly to Paro 2,280 m 1 hr 30 min drive to Thimphu 2,320 m – 02 hrs.
  • Day 04: Tour of Thimphu at places of interest.
  • Day 05: Drive to Punakha 1,350 m- 03 hrs.
  • Day 06: At Punakha with interesting tour.
  • Day 07: Drive to Paro 150 k.m- 05 hrs.
  • Day 08: Sightseeing around Paro with famous “Tiger’s Nest”.
  • Day 09: Depart Paro for Nepal or to other respective destinations.
  • Day 10: International Departure homeward bound to respective countries.

Bhutan Cultural Tour Detailed Itinerary


01
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu via various airlines and transfer to hotel.
  • Reaching Kathmandu received by our staff and guide
  • Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks transfer to your respective hotel
  • Explore around the streets of Kathmandu and Thamel area.
  • Bhutan Cultural Tour briefing includes welcome dinner in authentic Nepalese restaurant with culture programs of the country.
02
Day 02: In Kathmandu sightseeing tour and Bhutan preparation.
  • Time Kathmandu preparation Bhutan Cultural Tour
  • Morning sightseeing tour around Kathmandu at places of interest visit leads to World Heritage Sites and catch Nepalese culture and as well touch of Tibetan Buddhism.
03
Day 03: Fly to Paro 2,240 m 1 hr 30 min drive to Thimphu 2,320 m - 02 hrs.
  • Morning depart one hour flight to land at Paro international airport of Bhutan, with panorama of mountain range during air borne.
  • On reaching at Paro airport with visa formalities, our Bhutanese guide receives you for drive to Bhutan capital at Thimphu, an interesting ride of two hours through lovely countryside dotted with farm villages of typical Buddhist cultured villages.
  • On reaching Thimphu transfer to respective hotels, a modern city of Bhutan the one and only city in this world without traffic lights, all the traffic controlled by traffic police with a whistle.
  • Afternoon with time for interesting walk around Bhutan capital and witness its great culture and traditional life of Bhutanese.
04
Day 04: Tour of Thimphu at places of interest.
  • Having breakfast guide will show you around Thimphu memorial stupas, indigenous hospital, where traditional medicine still practiced and traditional painting school.
  • Afternoon visit includes Changangkha Lhakhang, the oldest temple of valley with short scenic drive to large and recently built Buddha statue
  • Enjoy wonderful view of entire Thimphu valley, after an interesting tour return back to hotel with afternoon free for individual activities.
05
Day 05: Drive to Punakha 1,350 m- 03 hrs.
  • Second day in Bhutan starts with morning visit to traditional Hand Made Paper Mill, School of Arts and Crafts
  • Where students learn 13 different ways of arts used predominantly in Bhutan. Here visit Folk Heritage Museum, National Library and Traditional Institute of Medicine. Drive to the Zilukha nunnery where you can interact with nuns.
  • After lunch short drive to Punakha via Dochu-la pass at 3,200 m, grand views of Bhutan’s highest mountains Chomolhari / Jumolhari with range of peaks.
  • Walk around 108 stupas continue drive to warm semi tropical valley at Punakha, on arrival hike to the temple of Chimi Lakhang, the temple of fertility associated with religious art of phallus.
06
Day 06: At Punakha with interesting tour.
  • At Punakha short hike less 2 hrs to reach famed Tashigang Hongtso Monastery, located on the edge of forest area overlooking town of Hongtso,
  • Tashigang one of favorite place for visitors, surrounding buildings of pilgrims practicing silent meditation, and a peaceful calm pervades the area.
  • The monastery houses about 40 orphans, who receive language, religious and general education from the monks an interesting tour of the Gompa (monastery),
  • From here drive back to hotle at Punakha with visit on top Dochu-la for views of Himalaya peaks, includes Gangkhar Puensum, 7570 m, one of the unclimbed peak of Himalaya.
07
Day 07: Drive to Paro 150 k.m- 05 hrs.
  • Morning drive towards Paro with super scenery of Bhutan countryside and villages
  • Reaching Paro transfer into a nice hotel for overnight stop rest of the afternoon at leisure for short walks around the markets
08
Day 08: Sightseeing around Paro with famous “Tiger’s Nest”.
  • Morning having breakfast, a short drive with an hour climb to Bhutan’s most famous landmark to old Taksang Monastery famous as “Tiger’s Nest”.
  • A place for retreat and meditation of Buddhist monks and high priests, located on overhanging rock cliff with views of Paro town and distance peaks
  • From here descend for short drive to 17th centaury Ta-Dzong, converted as National Museum in 1967, afternoon at leisure for walks around Paro shops and markets.
09
Day 09: Morning drive to Paro airport for respective destinations.
  • Depending upon flight time to Kathmandu or connecting with other Indian cities, our guide transfer you to Paro international airport for the flight back to Kathmandu, or flight to Delhi and respective destinations. For those flying back to Nepal on reaching Kathmandu airport our staff transfer you back to hotel.
10
Day 10: International Departure homeward bound or respective countries.
  • Depart from the hotel as per your time for international flights.
  • Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks guides and staff transfer you to Kathmandu International airport
  • Farwell with grand memories of Bhutan Cultural Tour as well enjoying great time in Nepal

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Trip Facts
  • Trip Duration: 10 Days

  • Destination: Bhutan

  • Group Size: 2-12 People

  • Difficulty: Moderate

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