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Trip Overview of Bhutan Cultural Tour

Bhutan cultural tour takes you to the cultural and religious places of this country. It will take you the various places of religious importance. Also, it will make you familiar with the changes in its cultural and religious significance. Furthermore, this tour also gets you in different places, as well. Like, the sightseeing of the city, visit many monuments, palaces, and others. We will also visit the various historical places during this tour. Not only that but you will also be able to enjoy its natural and scenic beauty.

Furthermore, Our Bhutan culture tour will offer 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. It gives a chance to observe beautiful artifacts of typical Bhutanese culture and historical spots.  Also, experience Bhutanese hospitality, admire the ever-changing landscapes. you can also immerse yourself in Bhutan’s rich Buddhist culture during your cultural 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.

Visit the Paro Rinpung Dzong, Kichu Lhakhang, Punakha.

We stat our   Bhutan cultural tour with a short scenic flight to Paro. 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.

You can see the spectacular mountain views of the high Himalayas from the pass to Punakha. 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 cultural 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. Therefore, It will make you completely aware of the Bhutan cultural tour, and your holidays will be utilized in the best way.

Visit the Dzongs, Monasteries sand Fortresses

Our Bhutan cultural tour covers all the places of cultural importance which include dzongs, monasteries, fortresses, temples, landmarks, museums, and also the sacred sites. Furthermore, The art and architecture manifested in the monasteries, dzongs, and temples reflect the richness of art amongst Bhutanese people.

Many festivals are celebrated by Bhutanese people like Tshechu, black naked crane festival, nomad festival, takin festival, Ha valley festival, etc. all the festivals are celebrated with great joy. People are dressed in their traditional attire which is quite colorful. So, is the costume of monks the yellow and maroon clothing looks charming! The masked dances, plays, dramas, acts, prayers throughout the festival are very unique and overwhelming aspects of the Bhutanese festival.

Highlights of the Bhutan cultural tour

  • A completely new cultural experience e
  • View and visit of various religious and historical places
  • Enjoy the natural beauty as well
  • Great mountain views

Accommodation in Bhutan cultural tour

Our Bhutan cultural tour we will use the best available 3-star accommodation if you like to stay in 5-star boutique hotels you can book our Bhutan luxury tour. You can enjoy the wide variety of accommodation in Bhutan which is ranging from luxurious 5-star hotels to cozy little hotels and homestays in traditional Bhutanese homes and settings. Visitors can be assured of the warmth and comfort of the hotels. The hospitality and the ambiance you get from these hotels are incredible.

Meals in Bhutan cultural tour

The Bhutanese people love chilies, Chillis are an essential part of nearly every dish and are considered so important, Some of that some dishes consist entirely of chilies. However, the buffets put on by tourist hotels are typically not that species. Since our travel in Bhutan is via an all-inclusive package, most of your meals will be in the form of a hotel buffet comprising continental, Indian, Chinese, and one or two toned-down.

Rice is the main meal of  Bhutanese mostly white rice and they also eat red rice. they enjoy eating rice with other side dishes consisting of meat or vegetables. The main meats they use are Pork, beef, and chicken. Most loved vegetables are n Spinach, pumpkins, turnips, radishes, tomatoes, river weed, onions, and also green beans. Bhutan produces rice, buckwheat, and barley are also cultivated in various regions of the country depending on the local climate.

Your guide will arrange all your meals, breakfast and dinner are mostly eating at your hotel, and lunch our guide will choose the good restaurants for our Bhutan cultural tour.

 

Packing tips and Equipment list for Bhutan cultural tour

During the Bhutan cultural tour, you need to bring loose, comfortable clothes and walking shoes for your touring trip. Dress in Bhutan tends to be very casual. For women, pants (not tight) and skirts are appropriate. Here are some suggestions for your packing tips.

 

  • Warm Jackets with waterproof or raincoats
  • Hiking shorts (for men) or skirt
  • Winter clothes
  • Hiking/trekking boots
  • Socks for hiking boots Sunscreen for lips and face
  • Sunglasses
  • Sneakers
  • Long and short T-shirts or also cotton shirts
  • Sun Hats
  • Walking Sticks
  • Backpack or Suitcase

 

Dress code to  Dzong and Monastery in Bhutan tour

  • Shirt (either half or full sleeve)
  • Full pants/long skirts
  • Any type of shoes with socks
  • while you go inside the Temple it is not good to wear Hats,  Slippers,  short skirt, and also half-pants
  • Photographs allowed in the courtyard only.

Toiletries

  • Soap
  • Shampoo, conditioner, hair gel
  • Hairbrush, comb, mirror, hair ties
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss
  • Deodorant
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Lotion (Badger foot balm is also helpful)
  • Lip balm with sunscreen

First Aid

  • Prescription drugs
  • Malaria pills (if necessary)
  • Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen, Aspirin
  • Band-aids/plasters
  • Disinfectant, antiseptic cream, antibiotic ointment
  • Throat lozenges
  • Vitamins

Documents

The passport needs to be valid 6 months before your travel date for our Bhutan cultural tour.

Visas for all countries as necessary

Make a copy of Airline tickets, e-tickets check properly your passport name match on it.

Make copies of passport, visas, airline tickets/schedule, travel itinerary,  travel insurance, and also emergency contact information.


Bhutan Cultural Tour - Trip Info

Duration: 08 Days

Grade: Easy

Visa/Entry Permit:  All travelers need a visa to enter the country the exceptions are of visitors from India, Bangladesh and Maldives Tourist of these 3 countries can obtain a travel permit at the entry port. you need to carry the valid passport with a minimum of 6 months validity (Indian nationals may also use their Voters Identity Card (VIC). Travelers must obtain a visa clearance prior to the travel to Bhutan. Visas are processed through an online system by your licensed tour operator.

Best Time to visit: the best time to travel in Bhutan cultural tour  are  Spring and Autumn, Spring: March, April, May ( Flowers would be on full bloom) Autumn: Sept, Oct, Nov (with clear and crystal clear 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/ Plane

Air Travel:  Most of our Bhutan cultural tour starts from Kathmandu, There are daily flights to Paro from different destinations that include Bangkok, Delhi, Kolkata, Bagdogra, Bodh Gaya, Dhaka, Guwahati, Singapore, and Mumbai. There are 2 flight companies operate in Bhutan. The Druk and Bhutan Airlines to Paro. Bhutan also has some domestic airports in Bumthang, Gelephut, and Yonphula. the 1-hour flight from Kathmandu to Paro is an exciting experience as the descent into Paro valley brings you closer to the mountain tops than most other flights in the world.

Land travel:  The Bhutan open borders area open for tourists are Phuentsholing, Gelephu, and Samdrup Jongkhar.

The town of Phuentsholing in the south-west is located approximately 170 km east of the Indian national airport at Bagdogra. After crossing Phuentsholing, you begin your journey to Thimphu, the capital city with a travel time of about six hours for the 170 km stretch.

Gelephu: It is in south-central Bhutan and you can entre also from here. The distance from  Thimphu to here is about 250km. You will drive through the sub-tropical areas of Bhutan before entering the alpine zone and then finally into Thimphu. Entering from this point we need to cross 3 districts with a long traveling time about o9to 1- hours.

Samdrup Jongkhar is another entry pint by drive-in south-east Bhutan. if you are in Indian towns of borders the  Darranga, Assam, you can use this entry point. The journey from Guwahati is about three hours. We will drive via  Trashigang, and from there over the lateral route to Mongar, Bumthang, Trongsa, Wangdue Phodrang, and then finally into the capital, Thimphu. The distance is about 700 km and will take you a minimum of three days to reach Thimphu. Thus, you can join our Bhutan cultural tour by land or by flight.

Money

Bhutan’s currency is the Ngultrum (Nu.) It is on par with the Indian rupee which is widely accepted in the country.

In addition, you can pay by credit card at most of the hotels, shops, restaurants, and handicraft stores.

Banking

Bhutan has today good Banking systems. Some of the banks that you can avail of while in Bhutan are the Bank of Bhutan Limited, the Bhutan National Bank, the Druk PNB, and the Tashi Bank. Traveler’s cheques can be easily withdrawn and exchanged for local currency. Many of these banks provide internet banking facilities.

Electricity and Charging plugs

Bhutan has the 220/240 volts of electricity and all travel city has electricity facilities. for the adapter, you can get them with round hole two-pin and three-pin power outlets. We also recommend visitors to bring flat-to-round pin converters for your electronics if necessary. However, most hotels offer multi-plug sockets. Bhutan is a carbon-neutral destination and its energy is clean and green generated by hydropower.

Communications

Bhutan has a good network of telecommunication facilities. Most hotels and cafes offer Wi-Fi internet access. you can get a fully mobile (cell) phone network in the city also with global roaming assessable.

Photography

While you are in the outdoor sightseeing trips Bhutan offers immense opportunities for photography, however, you should check with your guide before taking pictures or filming inside Dzongs and temples. Also when you take photos in monasteries and religious institutions ask the guide as in some area photograph/filming is not permitted.

However, there is no problem and you are free to capture images of the landscape, the panoramic views of the mountain ranges, rural life, flora and fauna, distinctive Bhutanese architecture, and the exterior of Dzongs and Chortens. You can make great photos of our Bhutan cultural tour.

Shopping

Bhutan is the best place for shopping the handicrafts materials such as hand-woven textiles of raw silk or silk, carved masks of various animals. You can also buy the oven baskets of cane and bamboo, wooden bowls are known as Dapas, handmade paper products, or finely crafted gods of silver. You can check the  Buddhist thangka paintings or Bhutan’s wide array of colorful and creative postage stamps. There are many handicraft shops in and around Thimphu and Paro city and in other major towns. Please remember that the buying and selling of antiques are strictly forbidden in Bhutan and enjoy your time with our Bhutan cultural tour package.

 

 

 

Detailed Itinerary of Bhutan Cultural Tour

You will have a spectacular scenic flight of the Himalayas, including Mount 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.  Then we are going to see Kichu Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the country. Visit Drugyal Dzong (Bhutan Victory Fort). In the late afternoon, you will have time to visit Paro town and you can stroll through its quaint two streets, and browse through the shops.

We will have 2hrs drive to the Capital city of Bhutan, Today we have a full-day tour of Thimpu. We start our visit from  National Memorial Chorten. After we are going to see the National Textile Museum, the Folk Heritage Museum, School of Traditional Painting of Arts and Crafts is some worthy places to visit.We also have a time to see the king’s administrative building known as Tashicho Dzong. We also watch 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. We then go to see the traditional Paper Factory displays the Bhutanese paper making process and also a medieval farmhouse at the Folk Heritage Museum. Stroll around the city in the evening. Overnight at Thimphu.

Morning, Thimphu sightseeing, visit the National Library, Painting School, Traditional Medicine Institute. Then proceed to Punakha across Dochula pass (3050m). We will enjoy the magnificent view of 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 a picnic lunch by the Wangdi River continues to Wangdi Phodrong Dzong, the most picturesque place in all over Bhutan.

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.

We are driving back to Paro from here and it is quite long drive today in a scenic road. It tkes us about 5 hours to reach the  historic Paro. En-route explore Simtokha Dzong, the oldest one in Bhutan and the capital city Thimpu.

Today we are gong 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.  After you will go to see the  the 200-year-old Watch Tower (Ta-Dzong), including the ruins of historical Drugyal High School. On arrival at Paro we will see the  7th Century Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the 108 temples constructed by the Tibetan king Songtsen Gompa.

After breakfast, We take you to the International Airport for your flight to your onward destinations.

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Cost Includes

  • Airport to Paro and back to Airport by private transportation with our airport representative.
  • All tour transport is by comfortable vehicle by private car or Hiace as per the group size
  • All necessary travel permits
  • Experienced English speaking Bhutanese guide and local staff
  • Accommodation on twin sharing room basis
  • City tour as per the above itinerary and all entrances fees at the monastery
  • Your meals during the trip ( Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • All government taxes, service charges
  • Bhutan Visa fee and necessary arrangements

Cost Excludes

  • Airfare To/From Paro, Bhutan, We will arrange a ticket for you.
  • Travel Insurance, Personal equipment, telephone calls, internet, laundry
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, beverages, tips, and gratitude
  • All airport taxes
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Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration

    Trip Duration
    07 days

  • Tri Destination

    Destination
    Bhutan

  • Trip Group Size

    Group Size
    2 to 12 person

  • Accomodation in Trip

    Accomodation
    3 star Hotel

  • Trip Difficulty

    Trip Difficulty
    Easy

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