|9 Nights at 3* hotel accommodation with WiFi (Luxury hotels will be charged separately)||Airline Tickets|
|Personal specialized English speaking guide & driver with SUV||Travel Insurance|
|Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (excluding alcoholic drinks)||Visa Fee|
|All entrance fees & sightseeing including Monasteries & Dzongs etc||Meals, other than Mentioned|
|Bhutan Government daily royalties, and other taxes||Various expenses such as room service, beverages, personal calls, souvenirs, etc.|
|Free Mineral water all time during the tour|
DAY 01: ARRIVE PARO
DAY 02: Paro
DAY 03: Paro-THIMPHU
DAY 04: Thimphu -PUNAKHA
DAY 05: Punakha – Wangduephodrang – Gangtey
DAY 06: Gangtey – Trongsa
Day 07: Trongsa – Bumthang
Day 08: Bumthang
Day 09: Bumthang – Thimphu
Day 10: Thimphu – Paro
Day 11: Departure
Bhutan Culture Tour is an 11-day long travel package which will impart you with the opportunity to meet and learn about the culture and lifestyle of ever smiling locals, tread into the untouched forest with rare insight into the wildlife and have a glimpse into ancient traditions of arts and crafts of the Kingdom Of Bhutan.
SOME OF THE INTERESTING THINGS THAT YOU WILL GET TO WITNESS IN THIS TOURS ARE AS FOLLOWS :
Meeting with Locals
Get to Know about their lifestyles
Hike to the Tiger Nest, the only monastery build in a stiff cliff
Magnificent Dzong’s and Fortress .
Views of some of the Highest peaks .
Arrive Paro by Druk Air: Druk Airways flight to Bhutan is one of the most spectacular in entire Himalayas. Whether flying along the Himalayan range from Kathmandu or over the foothills from Kolkata, each flight is a mesmerizing aeronautical feat and offers an exciting descent into the Kingdom. On arrival at Paro Airport, immigration and custom formalities and then received by our representative and transfer to the hotel. Evening take a stroll around town’s main street. ( Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
Paro Sightseeing: After breakfast, visit to Ta Dzong (National Museum) and then walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong which has a long and fascinating history. Afternoon visit to Drukgyel Dzong, the ruined fortress from where Bhutanese repelled several invasion by Tibetan armies. Then visit a traditional farm house which offers good insight into lifestyle of local people. In the evening, visit Kichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom. ( Overnight at the hotel in Paro. )
Paro – Thimphu (60 km, 2 hours): After breakfast proceed to Thimphu, the modern capital town of Bhutan. Enroute stop at Chuzom (confluence) where Paro river joins Thimphu river. Nearby Thimphu, visit to Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress of the Kingdom which now houses the School for Buddhist studies. Afternoon, in Thimphu, visit to King’s Memorial Chhorten and Trashichhodzong, beautiful medieval fortress/monastery. Then, visit Handicrafts Emporium, Textile and Folk Heritage Museum followed by visit to local market. ( Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.)
Thimphu – Punakha (75 km, 2.1/2 hours): Morning, Thimphu sightseeing, visiting National Library, Painting School and Traditional Medicine Institute. After lunch, drive to Punakha, the old capital town of Bhutan. Stop enroute at Dochula pass (3,050m) that heralds the most enchanting views of Bhutan. On arrival, check into the hotel. Evening visit Punakha Dzong, the fortress of 17th century and later visit to Khamsm Yulley Namgyal Chhorten. ( Overnight at the hotel in Punakha.)
Punakha – Wangduephodrang – Gangtey (70 km, 3 hours): After breakfast drive to Gangtey via Wangduephodrang. Visit the ruins of Wangdue Dzong and interesting local market. Further ahead pass through dense forests and oak, rhododendron trees, reaching at Gangtey (Phobjikha). Evening take a walk around Gangtey village and visit Gangtey Gompa, the only Nyingmapa monastery in this region. (Overnight at Camp / Guest House.)
Gangtey – Trongsa (120 km, 4.1/2 hours): Morning explore Phobjikha Valley which is famous for Black Necked Cranes. The cranes migrate here from Central Asiatic plateau to escape its harsh winters. After lunch drive to Trongsa crossing 3,300m high Pele La Pass. Evening visit to Trongsa Market. ( Overnight at the lodge in Trongsa.)
Trongsa – Bumthang (68 km, 3 hours): Morning visit to Trongsa Dzong, the master piece of Bhutanese architecture and see Ta Dzong, the watch tower, built to defend this Dzong and surrounding region. After lunch, proceed to Bumthang, the religious heartland of the nation. Evening at leisure. ( Dinner and overnight at the lodge in Bumthang.)
Bumthang Sightseeing: Bumthang is the general name given to combination of four valleys – Chumey, Choekhor, Tang and Ura with altitude varying from 2,600m to 4,000m. It is home to many of prominent Buddhist temples and monasteries. Visit to Tamshing Lhakhang, the treasure house of interesting religious Buddhist paintings. Then visit, Jakar Dzong, the administrative centre of the valley. Afternoon visit Kurje Lhakhang, one of the most sacred places. Later visit Jambay Lhakhang, the ancient monastery dating from the introduction of Buddhism in the country. Evening visit to local shops. ( Overnight at the lodge in Bumthang.)
Bumthang – Thimphu (268 km, 8 hours): Morning after visiting Bumthang Market, drive to Thimphu. Lunch would be served enroute at one of the famous restaurant in Trongsa Town. Enroute at Wangduephodrang take a short break for tea / coffee and then proceed to Thimphu. Arrive Thimphu and check into the hotel. (Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Thimphu. )
After breakfast drive to Paro. Later take an excursion to Taktsang Monastery. Legends says that Guru Padsambhava came here flying on the back of tigress and meditated at the place where now monastery stands. Taktsang or Tiger Nest was severely damaged by fire which took place in April 1998 and now it has been restored in its original splendor. ( Overnight at the hotel in Paro.)
After breakfast in the hotel, drive to the airport for flight to onward destination.
Some of the sights/itinerary may change due to season, weather, national holidays, and special events. We maintain the rights to alter the itinerary since tours are made in advance and unforeseen circumstances that mandate change may arise. Itinerary changes are made to improve your overall travel experience in Bhutan
The driving and hiking times mentioned are approximate times and do not include breaks in the journey for sightseeing, photo/tea/meal/rest stops. There may be delays in transfer time due road conditions, road repair/widening works, inclement weather and other unforeseen circumstances. During the treks/hikes, there may be delays or diversion of hiking trails due to trail conditions, inclement weather and other unforeseen circumstances. Please note that at the moment there are numerous areas where road conditions are not very good due to road widening/repair works and you may experience rough and bumpy drives.