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BHUTAN CULTURAL TOUR – 10 DAYS/ 9 NIGHTS - 10 Days

BHUTAN CULTURAL TOUR – 10 DAYS/ 9 NIGHTS
BHUTAN CULTURAL TOUR – 10 DAYS/ 9 NIGHTS

The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan offers a unique and well preserved culture and heritage of the country. The majority of the Bhutanese people is of Tibetan origin and follows a sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Here, you will find unique culture and hospitable people and have an opportunity to explore landscape of forested mountains and deep valleys gushing with clear rivers. Visit quaint villages with wooden singled rooms, great fortressed dzongs and Buddhist monasteries as you literally travel back in time.
You will begin your Bhutan Cultural tour from undoubtedly the most beautiful valley in the country, Paro. Tiger's Nest Monastery, 8th century Kichu Monastery, and the national museum are some conserved masterpiece in Paro. Following north along the Thimphu River, you will arrive in Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan which is a potpuri of traditional and modern culture. After sightseeing in Thimphu, you will drive to Punakha valley across picturesque Dochula Pass (3150m) offering great views of Himalayan ranges on clear days. Then, we drive to Bumthang valley and visit to the famous fertility temple, the Dzong and Chorten on the hillock. Visiting all these places within a short span of time will give you a good understanding of Bhutan’s rich culture and traditions, marvelous arts and crafts, history, Buddhist religion and life of Bhutanese people.

Day 1
Arrive in Paro & transfer to hotel

Day 2
Paro Sightseeing

Day 3
Drive to Thimphu

Day 4
Thimphu Sightseeing

Day 5
Drive to Punakha (75 km, 3 hrs drive)

Day 6
Punakha Excursion

Day 7
Drive to Bumthang (205 km, approx 7 hrs drive)

Day 8
Rest day in Bumthang

Day 9
Drive to Paro (125 km, approx 4 hrs drive)

Day 10
Departure transfer

Trip Includes

  • Bhutanese visa fee
  • Pickups and drops from hotels and airports
  • All meals, tea and snacks
  • Best available hotels on twin sharing basis in all places
  • English speaking, trained and experienced guide and local staff
  • Thimphu Sightseeing
  • Government taxes, permits, sightseeing entrance fees for museums and monuments
  • Porter services

Exclude

  • Airfare for International flights to and from Bhutan
  • Items of a personal nature (personal gear, telephone calls, beverages, internet, laundry, etc)
  • Trip cancellation and medical/evacuation insurance
  • Tips for staff/guide