Best of Bhutan Cultural Tour

  • Best of Bhutan Cultural Tour

Code TH-BT-077 •   5 Days •  

  • Trip Duration: 4 Nights / 5 Days
  • Group size: 1-10+ Person
  • Ends in: Paro
  • Departure City: Paro
  • Max Altitude: 2500m Aprox.
  • Activities: Sightseeing Tour


Trip Information

Have a short holiday and want to go somewhere that is a culturally beautiful place? Bhutan can be your perfect destination. Mystical kingdom of Bhutan tand touring around its cultural destination will be perfect one to have great cultural experience and an unforgettable one. This cultural and spiritual tour is perfectly designed to give a unique and incredible holiday experience to travelers while traveling mystical Kindom Bhutan.

Bhutan Cultural Tour is specially to introduce you to the rich cultural heritage of this tiny Himalayan kingdom also known as the last Shangri-La. This 5 days cultural tour in Bhutan is mostly prefered by the travellers which begins in the beautiful Paro valley where we visit Rinpung Dzong (fortress), Kichu Lhakhang temple, and Drugyal Dzong. Then we travel a little further and hike to the famous Tiger’s Nest Monastery. Our next stop will be Thimpu where we visit the capital city’s countless monuments like the King's Memorial Chorten, nunnery temple, mini zoo, folk heritage museum and the majestic Tashichho Dzong. Next, we travel to Punakha via Dochu La Pass (3,100m) but before exploring the city’s landmarks we tour Gangtey to enjoy views of the picturesque Black Mountain ranges. Then, we visit Punakha Dzong, Chimi Lhakhang temple and end our tour in Paro.


Day 01: Arrive Paro by Druk Air

Druk Air flight to Paro is one of the most spectacular of all mountain flights. Whether flying along the Himalayan range from Kathmandu or over the foothills, each flight is a mesmerizing feat and offers exciting descent into the Kingdom. On arrival at the airport received by our representative and transfer to Thimphu, the modern capital town of Bhutan. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.

Accommodation: 3* Hotel

Meal: Lunch & Dinner

Day 02: Thimphu / Punakha (75 Km, 3 Hours)

After breakfast proceed on to visit Thimphu valley. Visit Trashichhoedzong, the beautiful medieval fortress/monastery which houses most of the Government's office and King's Throne room It is also the summer residence of Je Khenpo, the Chief Abbot. Then visit National Library which has vast collection of ancient Buddhist texts and manuscripts.

After that drive to Arts & Crafts School, famous for traditional thangkha paintings. Here you will see, students at work producing intricate design on cloth. Later visit Textile and Folk Heritage Museums, a fascinating testimony of the Bhutanese material culture and living traditions.

After lunch visit Handicrafts Emporium which displays wide assortment of beautifully hand-woven and crafted products. Then drive to Memorial Chorten, the stupa built in the memory of Bhutan's Third King who is popularly regarded as Father of modern Bhutan. The paintings and statues inside this monument provide a deep insight into Buddhist philosophy.

Late afternoon drive to Punakha across Dochula pass (3,080m ). Overnight at the hotel in Punakha.

Accommodation: 3* Hotel

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 03: Punakha / Wangduephodrang / Paro (150 Km, 5 Hours)

After breakfast visit Punakha Dzong, Built strategically at the junction of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve as the religious and administrative centre of the region, Punakha Dzong has played an important role in Bhutan's history. Damaged by four catastrophic fires and an earthquake, the Dzong has now been fully restored.

Then drive to Wangdiphodrang visiting Dzong and local market. The district of Wangdiphodrang is also famous for its bamboo products, slate and stone carvings.

After lunch drive to Paro with a short stop at Dochula pass. En route visit Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress of the Kingdom built in 1627, it now houses the School for Buddhist studies. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Accommodation: 3* Hotel

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 04: Paro

After breakfast take an excursion to Taktsang Monastery, the most famous of Bhutanese monasteries. It is said that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery hence it is called "Tiger's Nest". The excursion to monastery takes about 5 hours for round trip.

Afternoon visit Ta Dzong, the National Museum of the Kingdom. Originally built as Watch Tower since 1967 it is acting as the National Museum of the country and holding fascinating collection of art, artifacts, thangkha paintings and Bhutan's exquisite postage stamps. Then walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong which has a long and fascinating history.

Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Accommodation: 3* Hotel

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 05: Departure from Paro

After breakfast drive to the airport to connect flight to onward destination.

Accommodation: N/A

Meal: Breakfast

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Trip Inclusion

What is included?

  • Bhutan Visa & Necessary Permit
  • Twin Sharing Accomodation at 3* Hotel
  • Full board food (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  • Transportation by 7 Seater Luxury Jeep / Van
  • All monastery & monument entrance fees
  • English speaking Local Bhutanese guide
  • Royalty & Taxes
  • Agency Service Charge

What is not included?

  • Any flight fare
  • Personal Expenses (Loundy, Telephone etc)
  • Bar bill
  • Insurance & Personal Expenses
  • Tipping & Donation
  • Others which is not mentioned on the above included items

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