Bhutan cultural tour is designed to make you familiar with the high cultural and religious values of this country. It will make you aware about the various places of religious importance. Also, it will make you familiar with the changes in its cultural and religious significance. Furthermore, this tour offers you various other travel options, as well. Like, the sight seeing of the city, visit many monuments, palaces and others. So, apart from cultural aspects, you will also see various historical places. Not only that but you will also be able to enjoy its natural and scenic beauty.
Furthermore, it offers you a close view of the exotic culture and traditions of Bhutan. The cultural tour of Bhutan is accompanied by the visit to popular sightseeing destinations and a chance to observe beautiful artifacts of typical Bhutanese culture and historical spots. Also, experience Bhutanese hospitality, admire the ever-changing landscapes, and immerse yourself in Bhutan’s rich Buddhist culture during your culture tour of Bhutan. Bhutan cultural tour may showcase the country’s magnificent architecture and arts and crafts which form a significant part of the Bhutanese identity.
Begin your cultural Bhutan tour with a scenic flight to Paro airport. Visit the Paro Rinpung Dzong, Kichu Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the country, and Drugyal Dzong. Enjoy a full day of sightseeing in the capital city, Thimpu, including a visit to the National Memorial Chorten and National Textile Museum. Along with that, the Folk Heritage Museum and School of Traditional Painting of Arts and Craft.
The pass to Punakha offers the most spectacular view over the high peaks of the eastern Himalayas. In addition to that, pass through dense forests of Oak and Rhododendron trees, reaching Gangtey (Phubjika) and to Paro. MOreover, enjoy the beauty of the silvery Pa Chu (Paro river) flowing down the valley, the Paro Dzong (fortress), and Ta Dzong (watchtower) incomparable. With a visit to the famous Taktsang Gompa (Tiger’s Nest Monastery), Bhutan culture tour ends. This program offers a rare opportunity to savor the different cultures and customs of unique valleys.
So, in this way, you will finish your memorable trip to Bhutan with lots of memories and new leanings. It will make you completely aware of the culture of Bhutan, and your holidays will be utilized in the best way.
Duration: 08 Days
Best Travel Time: the best time to travel is Spring and Autumn, Spring : March, April, May ( Flowers would be in full bloom) Autumn: Sept, Oct, Nov (with clear and crisp blue skies) Summer: June, July, August ( best to avoid the higher tariff and the cold of winter) Winter: Dec, Jan, Feb (To avoid the crowd and catch the Black-Necked Cranes)
Transportation: Private Car/Van/Hiace depends on group size.
Day 01: - Fly to Paro International Airport, transfer to hotel.
You will have a spectacular scenic flight of the Himalayas, including Everest and Bhutanese foothills and the landscapes to the Paro Airport of Bhutan. On arrival at Paro International Airport, you will be received by our representative after lunch enjoys afternoon sightseeing around Paro, including a visit to the Ta Dzong Museum housing many religious relics, works of art, and handicrafts are offering an excellent orientation into Bhutan’s historical, cultural, and religious past. Visit the Paro Rinpung Dzong. Visit Kichu Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the country. Visit Drugyal Dzong (Bhutan Victory Fort). In the evening, visit Paro town, stroll through its quaint two streets, and browse through the shops.
Day 02: - Paro to Thimpu drive
We will have 2hrs drive to the Capital city of Bhutan, Thimpu. Enjoy a full day of sightseeing, including a visit to the National Memorial Chorten. National Textile Museum, the Folk Heritage Museum, School of Traditional Painting of Arts and Crafts is some worthy places of visit. Also, take a tour of the king’s administrative building known as Tashicho Dzong. Tashicho Dzong houses some ministries, His Majesty’s secretariat, and the central monk body. Visit the National Library housing the collection of Bhutanese scriptures dating back to the 8th century; the Traditional Paper Factory displays the Bhutanese paper making process and a fascinating replica of a medieval farmhouse at the Folk Heritage Museum. Stroll around the city in the evening. Overnight at Thimphu.
Day 03: - Full Day Sightseeing in Thimpu (2350m)
Today is another day of the full-day sightseeing in Thimpu. Visit Pangri Zampa Monastery, situated just beyond Dechencholing Palace (5kms from Thimpu). This temple was the first residence of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal when he arrived in Bhutan in 1616 A.D. to visit the National Textile Museum which is an excellent place to see the art of traditional weaving being kept alive and preserved through the exhibition. The Memorial Chorten, which was constructed in 1974 as a memorial for the third King of the country, King Jigme Dorji Wang chuck. Visit the radio tower (for a great view of Thimpu Valley and the Thimpu Dzong), and the zoo, which contains the national animal of Bhutan. After lunch, visit the National Institute of Traditional Medicine, a traditional paper factory, the majestic Tashichodzong, the Simtokha Dzong (the oldest fortress in the kingdom), and the Folk Heritage Museum. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04: - Thimpu to Punakha and Wangdi Phodrong
Morning, Thimphu sightseeing, visit the National Library, Painting School, Traditional Medicine Institute. Then proceed to Punakha across Dochula pass (3050m). The pass offers the most spectacular view over the high peaks of the eastern Himalayas. Punakha is the old capital town of Bhutan. Mid-day, we reach Punakha, which sits at the confluence of the “Mother” river and the “Father” river in a sub-tropical valley. After picnic lunch by the Wangdi River continues to Wangdi Phodrong Dzong, the most picturesque place in all over Bhutan.
Day 05: - Trek to Phubjika (Gangtey)
We start the day with a relaxed amble through rice fields to visit Chime Lhakhang, a local temple perched on a hill above a traditional village. Pass through dense forests of Oak and Rhododendron trees, reaching Gangtey (Phubjika). It is the home of the rare black-necked cranes that fly over Tibet in the winter. Explore Phubjika valley and also visit Gangtey Monastery, the only Nyingmapa monastery in Bhutan.
Day 06: - Gangtey to Paro
We leave Gangtey today for the five-hour drive to historic Paro. En-route explore Simtokha Dzong, the oldest one in Bhutan and the capital city Thimpu.
Day 07: - Sightseeing Paro: visit Taktsang (Tiger Nest Monastery)
Drive through the Paro valley to see the Drugyal Dzong/kyichu Lhakhang. Hike to Taktsang Gompa (Tiger’s Nest Monastery). Taktsang is the most famous of all Bhutanese monasteries. The hikes up to the viewpoint will take about 1 1/2 hours, and from there, you will enjoy a spectacular view of the monastery clinging to the side of the cliff. We also take you to visit a 200-year-old Watch Tower (Ta-Dzong), including the ruins of historical Drugyal High School. On the return drive to Paro, visit 7th Century Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the 108 temples constructed by the Tibetan king Songtsen Gompa.
Day 08: - Final Departure
After breakfast, we will bid you farewell at the Paro International Airport for your flight to your onward destinations.
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