Bhutan Cultural Tour

USD 2,855
  • Activities
    Bhutan Cultural Tour
  • Trip Duration
    11 Days
  • Trip Grade
    Moderate
  • Lodging
    Eco Lodges
  • Meals
    BB Plan in Kathmandu and full board during Bhutan Tour
  • Transportation
    Private vehicle & flight
  • Communication
    Yes
  • Group Size
    Minimum 2
  • Best Season
    Through out the year

Trip Highlights of Bhutan Cultural Tour :

  •  Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, Paro,  Thimpu, Trongsa, Bumthang & Punakha
  • Panoramic views of mountains 
  • Visit several monasteries, monuments and chhortens
  • Experience unique culture, lifestyle and tradition in Bhutan 

Trip Introduction :

Bhutan is rich in culture, heritage, tradition and unique arts with its centuries of old histories. Bhutan Cultural Tour is specially designed to bring vibrant of a unique culture in an unspoiled land of Bhutan. The cultural tour gives a pleasure of heaven for all travellers who are seeking for holiday experience at a rich cultural town with its unlimited panorama, amazing landscape, spectacular natural beauties, unique lifestyle, rich cultural values as well as arts architectures and sculptures. 

Bhutan Cultural tour with Nepal Guide Treks starts after a flight to beautiful Paro valley from Kathmandu. Bhutan is one of the best destinations to explore cultural grandeurs and natural splendours in south Asia. This cultural journey covers five major cultural touristic zones – Paro, Thimpu, Trongsa, Bumthang & Punakha with a sightseeing tour to several monasteries, temples, chhortens and amazing landscapes.

After having a wonderful experience of a cultural tour, journey returns to Kathmandu from Paro Airport or one can adjoin a trip with a cycling tour, hiking and trekking for further exploration of Bhutanese culture.

  • Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel.

    Our airport arrival and departure representative will meet you at Tribhuwan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will then be transferred to the hotel. Our representative will assist you until check-in procedure ends at Hotel. Either you can have a rest at the Hotel or visit NGT’s office for a brief discussion about the trip. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition Team.

    Accommodation: Hotel/Resort 
    Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner 

  • Day 02: Sightseeing world heritage sites at Kathmandu

    Click here for detailed information about World’s Heritage Sites of UNESCO in Nepal. 
    Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for day sightseeing.

    Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
    Meals: BB Plan

  • Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Paro [2200m/7216ft] & transfer to Thimpu [2300m/7544ft] [1 hr Drive]

    After breakfast, Nepal Guide Trek’s airport representative will drop you at the airport for a scenic mountain flight from Kathmandu towards Bhutan’s only International airport at Paro. At Paro, you will be greeted by our representative. Then a drive towards Paro City for having Lunch. After lunch, we will visit Ta Dzongs which is an ancient watchtower that was converted to the National Museum of Bhutan in 1968. We will get a brief glimpse of Bhutanese history, culture and tradition at the Museum. Then, we will visit Paro Rimpung Dzong which is located below the National Museum. A short distance of walking will lead us through are several numbers of archery grounds where we might get lucky to catch an archery match in action. As a matter of fact, Archery is the national sport of Bhutan. We will take an hour’s drive to reach the modern capital of Bhutan – Thimpu for the overnight stay.

    Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
    Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 04: Drive from Thimpu to Trongsa [6-7 hrs Drive]

    Today we will drive from Thimpu to Trongsa which is approximately 6-7 hours drive. Our drive climbs up to Dochula pass at 3050 meters from where magnificent views of Himalayan Ranges of Bhutan can be seen. From the top of the pass, our drive journey descends into Wangdue and Punakha valley at an elevation of around 1400 meters. We will drive through several roadside villages towards Pele La pass at 3420 meters. We can enjoy magnificent views of high mountains including Mt. Chomolhari. Our drive journey descends through villages of Rukubji, Chendebji – we will visit a large white chorten beside a stream, Langtel and other villages to finally arrive at the small town of Trongsa. At Trongsa, we will visit the huge white Trongsa Dzong which is the largest Dzong in Bhutan. It has a distinctive yellow roof. We will spend overnight at Trongsa.

    Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
    Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 05: Drive from Trongsa to Bumthang [2-3 hrs Drive]

    At Trongsa, we will visit Ta Dzong museum in the morning where a collection of historical artefacts from the Royal Family are preserved. Here we will have a chance to learn about how royal authorities in Bhutan used to operate activities and along with the rich artefacts belonging to Bhutanese Royal Family. Later we will take a drive that takes approximately about 3 hours to reach Bumthang – the spiritual heart of Bhutan. We will spend an additional day of exploration and sightseeing here at Bumthang.

    Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
    Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 06: Sightseeing and exploration at Bumthang

    Bumthang is considered as the heart of Bhutan’s cultural and traditional values. With several palaces, ancient temples and monasteries Bumthang provides an exceptional spot for spending a perfect sightseeing day. We will visit the grand Kurje Lhakhang, Jambey Lhakhang, Tamshing Lhakhang and the administrative centre of Bumthang – Jakar Dzong. At the afternoon we will make a short hike to Lhodrak Kharchu Monastery which is a remarkable Tibetan Buddhist monastery worth paying a visit. In the evening feel free to stroll around the local handicraft shops.

    Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
    Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 07: Drive from Bumthang to Punakha [6-7 hrs Drive]

    After breakfast, we will take a drive from Bumthang to Punakha which is the ancient capital of Bhutan. Our drive journey takes approximately about seven hours to arrive at Punakha. Our drive is a scenic journey through small roadside villages, cascading waterfalls and crossing over the black mountains to finally arrive at Punakha. At Punakha, we will visit Punakha Dzong (second oldest and second-largest Dzong of Bhutan) – a fortress that was built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Rinpoche. Punakha Dzong is remarkably located between the two rivers of Mo (Female) the Chu and Pho (Male) the Chu and houses the most elaborated temple in Bhutan. It is the ancient capital of Bhutan and served as the winter capital (settlement) for more than 300 years.  We will spend the overnight at Punakha.

    Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
    Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 08: Drive from Punakha to Paro [2200m/7216ft] [4 hrs Drive] via Thimpu

    Today we will make an early morning hike through pleasant paddy fields and farmhouses to arrive at the temple of Chimi Lhakhang. Chimi Lhakhang is the famous fertility monastery that was built in 1456. The temple is significantly associated with the religious arts of Bhutan. We will spend some time exploring around Chimi Lhakhang before heading back to the hotel. After lunch, we will take a drive from Punakha to reach Paro. After arriving at Paro – we will have a rest much needed for the hike to Taksang Monastery (Tiger Nest) the following day. Feel free to explore the streets of Paro.

    Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
    Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 09: Morning hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery [3180m/10430ft] [2-3 hrs Hike] & back to Paro.

    Today we will start with a drive to Satsam Chorten. From here we will start to hike or seize a chance to ride a horse up to Cafeteria – from here on one must walk for about one and half hour to reach all the way to Paro Taktsang Monastery popularly known as Tiger’s Nest. It is the most valued temple of Bhutan that literally hangs on a fascinating granite cliff overlooking the whole Paro valley below. It is believed that Guru Padmasambhava, who is widely known as Guru Rinpoche flew on a tigress’ back on this site to subdue a demon. After that, he stayed and meditated here for three months. The monastery was blessed and sanctified as one of Bhutan’s most sacred religious sites. Cameras and Photography are prohibited inside the monastery so we will have to deposit our bags and cameras at the security entrance. We will be spending most of the day hiking and exploring around Tiger Nest Monastery. We descend back to arrive at our hotel at Paro. It is our last day at Paro before flying back to Kathmandu. So, grab a chance to peep into some souvenir shops at Paro for memory or for loved ones back home. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Paro.

    Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
    Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 10: Fly to Kathmandu

    After the wonderful experience of learning the Bhutanese history, culture, tradition and lifestyle you will take a flight from Paro back to Kathmandu. Nepal Guide Trek’s airport representative will pick you up at the airport in Kathmandu. Then a drive to the hotel in Kathmandu City. You will be spending one more additional day for exploring Kathmandu Valley. Nepal’s largest city and capital – Kathmandu is a fascinating city where pagoda styled temples crowd the traffic into narrow paved lanes and where myth, religion and history intertwine at every corner. Remaining sites of world heritage within Kathmandu those weren’t possible on the second day can be visited today.

    Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
    Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 11: Leisure day at Kathmandu

    You would surely like to see as much of Kathmandu as possible. An early start is practical to visit the temples of Kathmandu. In the evening walk around the souvenirs shopping area of Thamel is worth spending quality time at Kathmandu. We will have a final meal together in the evening after the completion of the wonderful Bhutan Cultural Tour with Nepal Guide Treks.

    Accommodation: 
    Hotel/Resort
    Meals: 
    BB Plan + Farewell Dinner

  • Day 12: International Departure as per flight schedule

    Our airport representative will drop you at the airport as per your flight schedule.

What's included?
  • 4 Nights stay in Kathmandu with BB Plan
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Experienced city tour guide in Kathmandu including all entry fees
  • Private vehicle for sightseeing tour
  • Visa Process to Bhutan including Visa fees
  • flight Kathmandu-Paro-Kathmandu – Round Trip
  • All required ground transportation as per itinerary [in Bhutan & Nepal]
  • English Speaking tour guide during your tour to Bhutan
  • All meals include during Bhutan Stay
  • Hotel/Resort accommodation in Bhutan
  • All government taxes and necessary paper-work
What's not included?
  • Personal Travel Insurance.
  • Evacuation cost.
  • Personal nature expances

The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

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Where is Bhutan?

Bhutan:

  • Bhutan is a small, landlocked country located in the eastern Himalayas between China and India.
  • Bhutan is a principally Buddhist country and it is recognized as the last stronghold of Mahayana Buddhism.
  • Its landscape ranges from Subtropical plains and forests in the south to subalpine forests and the snowy Himalayas in the North.
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