Bhutan cultural tour is a perfect tour for the person who loves to explore the Bhutanese society, culture, glorious mountains scenery .If you want to feel the distinctive and remote Himalayan Kingdom from very close, Bhutan Cultural Tour is going to be the best option for you. Explore the remote and warm villages and marvel at the beautiful Himalayas of Bhutan.
Bhutan cultural tour starts in Paro, We will visit the important and historical places in Paro .In second day we head to Thimphu – the capital city of Bhutan, You can explore many thing in the capital city of Bhutan, our experienced English speaking guiding take you to the various places such as monasteries, museum, local markets etc. Our journey heads to ancient capital Punakha, and to Gangtey, Trongsa, Bumthang, Ura and Wangdue etc. Forbidden Kingdome Bhutan is the land of cultural diversity and beautiful landscape.
Day 01: Flight to Paro Bhutan
Once you arrive at Paro Airport, produce your visa approval letter provided by our company and get your passport stamped with actual visa. Make sure that you’ve now claimed your baggage and walk through the customs and meet our guide waiting with your name card outside the airport. Then, transfer to the hotel in Paro.
In the remaining time, visit the national museum at Paro and check out the collection of books, textiles, paintings, crafts, stuffed animals, and so on. Stay overnight at a hotel in Paro.
Day 02: Full-day Paro Sightseeing Tour
After having morning breakfast, dedicate your time to explore the highlights of Paro. Don’t forget to visit Paro Rinpung Dzong, Drugyel Dzong, Kichu Temple, and also visit a typical farmhouse. After having lunch, visit the legendary Taktstang Monatery, popularly known as Tiger’s Nest Monastery, one of the most unique Buddhist monasteries in the world. It’s been said that Guru Padmasambhava, the legendary Indian Saint, flew from Tibet on the back of Tiger to fight and defeat the demons opposing Buddhism in Bhutan. After exploring the Tiger’s Nest Monastery, return back to your hotel at Paro and stay overnight at a hotel.
Day 03: Drive from Paro to Thimphu
After exploring Paro, we drive to Thimbu which takes about a couple of hours. Thimbu is the capital city of Bhutan. Take some rest and then go out in a self-guided tour to King’s Memorial Chorten. If time allows, you can visit other sites as well. Stay overnight at a hotel.
Day 04: Full-day Sightseeing Tour in Thimphu
Take a full-day guided sightseeing tour of Thimphu and visit some of the beautiful sites out there. Visit to the colorful weekend market which offers people to sell or buy the fresh and cheapest vegetables and other food stuffs. You can also see the traditional game of archery played in the nearby grounds. Tashicho Dzong, Zilukha, and Zangdopelri Temple are the other highlights worth visiting. Stay overnight at a hotel in Thimphu.
Day 05: Drive from Thimphu to Punakha and Wangdue Phodrang
After taking your morning breakfast, continue drive towards Wangdiphodrang and Punakha. Theh road climbs up to Dochula Pass as you leave Thimphu. Stop to get the spectacular panoramic views of the snow-clad mountain range of Bhutan. The road again drops after crossing the pass. Once you reach Punakha, check-in to the hotel and visit the Punakha Dzong which was the fromer winter capital of Bhutan. Hike up to Chimi Lkhakhang Temple and return back to Punakha for overnight.
Day 06: Drive from Punakha to Bumthang (Jakar)
Set off on the road to Jakar. Passing through the town of Wangdue Phodrang, start climbing from Chuzomsa constantly for about two hours and cross the Black mountains. From Pele La Pass, you can clearly witness Mount Jumolhari and other mountains across the valley. You are now in a Mangde region after crossing the pass. Have lunch at Trongsa and visit Trongsa Dzong which is regarded as one of the largest and most impressive of all Dzongs in Bhutan. Drive for another couple of hours from Trongsa crossing Youtongla pass. Then descend into Chume and eventually stop at Bumthang. Stay overnight at a hotel.
Day 07: Full-day Sightseeing Tour in Bumthang
Start the sightseeing tour with drive to Jambay Ihakang. There are some places worth giving a peek. You can visit Chakar Temple and Kurjey Monastery Complex. Crossing the bridge over Chamkhar Chu River, we eventually reach at Tamshing Lhakang. Have lunch and visit the new monastery of Namhai Nyingpo. Stay overnight at a hotel.
Day 08: Excursion Tour to Ura Valley and attend the festival
Take an excursion to Ura Valley today. Ura Valley is the highest of all Bumthang valleys. Explore the characteristic villages with closely clustered houses. Take time to interact with local people and go for shopping as well. You can’t stay without appreciating the culture of Bhutanese people here. Attend the Tshechu Festival and stay in one of the houses in Ura.
Day 09: Return to Bumthang
After exploring the festival all the day, drive the same way back to Bumthang. Stay overnight at a hotel.
Day 10: Drive from Bumthang to Trongsa
Once again, retrace your drive back across Yotongla Pass and descend into Trongsa. After 3 hours of drive, we reach the historical Trongsa Dzong. Also take your time to visit Ta Dzong, a watch tower. Stay overnight at a hotel.
Day 11: Drive from Trongsa to Paro
Leaving Trongsa to the east, we return to the west again and stop to visit Chendebji Chorten on the way. We then continue across the spectacular Pelela Pass and descend into the valleys of Punakha and Wangdi. Driving through the blossoming hills and beautiful pine forests, you eventually arrive at Dochula Pass and finally at Paro via Thimphu. Stay overnight at a hotel.
Day 12: Final Departure
Today, after having your morning breakfast, our representative will transfer you to the Paro Airport in time. Now, you can continue your flight to the next destination.
- Standard accommodation during tour.
- Airports pick up and drop by private vehicle.
- Entry fees, all sightseeing tour during tour.
- All your breakfast lunch dinner with tea/coffee during your tour.
- Experienced English speaking guide.
- All your government taxes.
- Bhutan visa fees.
- All internal transport by private car, van or bus excluding internal flights.
Cost not includes
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenditure
- Drinks ,beers, chocolate etc
- Tips for guide and staff.
- International airfares and airport departure tax.
- Any other expenses not include in itinerary.