bhutan-cultural-tour

Bhutan Cultural Tour

09 Nights 10 Days
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Description

Trip Highlights

  • In the hidden Shangri-La with a cultural heritage as it was for centuries
  • Visiting villages untouched by modern civilization in the heart of Bhutan grandeur views of rolling green and
  • Hills and picturesque mountains
  • Visit of “ The Tigers Nest” Taksang Monastery nested on the edge of a cliff

Bhutan Cultural Tour is one of the rewarding tours in the world. This tour is an exploration of Bhutanese cultural and natural heritages which are popular among the global tourists. This tour offers us tremendous opportunities to experience natural splendors, cultural grandeurs, civilization and history from the ancient time. We also have an acute insight of remote lifestyle of the people basically dominated by Buddhism in this Himalayan Kingdom. we explore Thimpu, a delightful city in Bhutan, the capital, which is one of the major identities to know Bhutan across the world. This is only one serene city in the world without traffic lights.

Similarly, exploration of remote village and settlements with hospitable local ethnic groups witnessing alluring Himalayan vistas will absolutely be an astounding experience. Most significant, our visit to one of the most popular and unique monasteries in the world, The Tiger Nest Monastery will be a memory of the lifetime.

fundamentally, this exciting tour connects major tourists destinations of Bhutan include Paro, Thimphu , Punakha and Wangduephodrang . This Bhutan Cultural Tour begins from beautiful city, Paro. We first visit to Taksang Monastery which is know as Tiger’s Nest. It is Buddhist cultural centre which is located on a cliff. We spend around 3 hours hiking all the way up in the country trail to get Taksang Monastery and it is around 2 hours down. It will be an excellent opportunity for hiking enthusiasts witnessing breathtaking mountain views and awe-inspiring landscapes. It will be an amazing site to explore.

Then, the nest we go to visit Punakha and Wangduephodrang . The are the major cities in Bhutan located closer eachother. It is around 3 hours drive from Thimpu. These two cities are located lower elevation than Thimpu and Paro. Relatively, the temperature is warmer than in Paro and Thimpu. We explore these two cities and move towards Thimpu, the capital city of Bhutan. We further explore Thimpu and finally drive back to Paro.

Bhutan cultural Tour is all about an extensive uncovering of rich Bhutanese culture and nature. Each individual tourist will be mesmerized to experience these cultural and natural highlights.

Itinerary

What is the trip about

  • Trip Standard: Hotels & Guest Houses.
  • Trip Grade: Leisure and moderate.
  • In Bhutan: 05 nights and 06 days.
  • Total Trip: 09 nights and 10 days.
  • Season: March to November except July & August.

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu received by Team Himalaya staff.
On arrival meet our TH staff for courtesy transfer to respective hotels in the heart of Kathmandu at Thamel area, an interesting place for shopping and having meals in one of the many world class restaurants, pubs and bakery.
Our guide will inform on details regarding trip to Bhutan with full information as per the itinerary.

Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.
Morning after breakfast at given time our city and cultural guide will guide you in and around Kathmandu at places of interest and importance, as Kathmandu Valley is full of World Heritage Sites the holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath (Little Tibet), Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) & monasteries, ancient Kings Palaces and courtyard in Kathmandu; after an interesting sightseeing back to the hotel, preparation for the trip to Cultural Tour of Bhutan.

Day 03: Fly to Paro-Bhutan via Druk Air and transfer to hotel.
As per the flight time for Paro, Bhutan, Team Himalaya staff will transfer you to Kathmandu international airport for a nice and scenic flight to Paro on reaching at Paro airport after immigration and visa formalities our Bhutan guide will meet and receives you in a Bhutanese traditional way and for the drive to respective hotels in Paro, with afternoon free at leisure.

Day 04: In Paro 2,280m / 7,524 ft for sightseeing tour.
Soon after breakfast our Bhutan guide will receive you at the hotel, for a nice and pleasant walk with an hour or less climb up on slow easy pace to a famous Taksang Monastery (Tiger’s nest). Offering amazing views of Paro and distance snow capped peaks, after a wonderful time here descend by the same route, afternoon visit of 17th centaury Ta-Dzong, later converted into the National Museum in 1967.

Day 05: In Paro visit Druk Gyaldzong.
In Paro one of the major town of Bhutan with full of historical and cultural and heritage sites, our guide will take you on a full day tour of Paro visiting ruined fort built to commemorate the victory over Tibetan invaders in the 17th century. After an interesting of Druk Gyaldzong, late afternoon tour of National Museum which displays rich collections of fine arts weapons.

Day 06: Drive to Thimphu 2,320m / 7,656ft (54 k.m.) – 02 hrs.
After an interesting time at Paro, morning two hours scenic interesting drive to a modern capital of Bhutan in Thimphu ( the only city in the world without a traffic lights) , on reaching at Thimphu check in at respective hotels, after lunch visit the memorial stupa, indigenous hospital, where traditional medicine is still practiced and the painting school.

Day 07: Drive back to Paro on route visit Simtokh Dzong.
From Thimphu with pleasant short stay at Butan’s capital, afternoon drive back to Paro, on the way visit of a fort built in 1927-29 by Shabdung Ngawang Namgyal, who unified the Kingdom. After a nice wonderful drive and visits of interesting places of interest reaching back at Paro with time for a tour of Simtokh Dzong another Fort of Paro.

Day 08: Morning drive to Paro airport for respective destinations.
Depending upon the flight time to Kathmandu or other respective destination route, our Bhutan guide will transfer you to Paro airport for the flight back to respective destination to connect with your other international flight to Delhi onwards or back to Kathmandu, on reaching Kathmandu airport Team Himalaya staff will meet for a transfer back to respective hotels.

Day 09: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.
We have reserved this day to relax and enjoy your last day in Kathmandu with another sightseeing tour in and around Kathmandu at places of interest and importance, as Kathmandu Valley is full of World Heritage Sites the holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath (Little Tibet), Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) & monasteries, ancient Kings Palaces and courtyard in Kathmandu; after an interesting sightseeing back to hotel.

Day 10: International departure homeward bound.
Last day in Nepal with wonderful memorable time in the Himalaya of Bhutan and Nepal with Team Himalaya and transfer to airport for the flight back home or to respective destination.

 

Includes

  • All arrival and departure transportation airport / hotel / airport.
  • Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu at tourist standard hotels on bed / breakfast basis. (Single room supplement at extra cost if required)
  • Twin sharing accommodation in Bhutan at tourist standard hotels, lodge-guest house on full board (B-L-D).
  • Sightseeing tour as per the itinerary.
  • Applicable Bhutan travel permits and all transportation in Bhutan.
  • Service of Bhutanese guides and staff with daily wages-medical insurance, meals allowance.
  • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu at authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural programs.
  • Airfare Kathmandu / Paro / Kathmandu (if flying back to Nepal).
  • Note on Bhutan: All Bhutan are endorsed on arrival at Paro / Bhutan airport requires proper documentation and visa approval letter from Bhutan Tourism Board through our local agents in Bhutan.

Excludes

  • Nepal & Bhutan Visa-International airfare-personal travel / medical insurance.
  • Expenses of personal nature and meals in Kathmandu, gratitude (tips) hard / soft drinks.
  • Expenses of personal nature and meals in Bhutan, gratitude (tips) hard / soft drinks.
  • Personal travel gear or equipments.
  • Emergency evacuation by any means of transportation and personal medical kit.
  • Early return from the trip due to personal / medical problem in this case clients should bear his / hers owns expenses.
  • Down jackets-sleeping bags (with inner linear).
  • Note on Bhutan: All Bhutan are endorsed on arrival at Paro / Bhutan airport requires proper documentation and visa approval letter from Bhutan Tourism Board through our local agents in Bhutan.