Bhutan Cultural Tour

Duration
4 Days

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Nestled in the heart of the great Himalayas, Bhutan saunters towards modernization, while fiercely protecting its ancient culture and it’s deeply Buddhist way of life. This tour will bring you the opportunity to see the Thimphu the capital city of Bhutan perhaps which is the only city without traffic light. The highlights of this expedition include exploring of beautiful Paro valley a rich culture, scenic beauty and hundreds of myths and legends. It is home to many of Bhutan’s oldest temples and monasteries, the country’s only airport.

Day To Day Bhutan Cultural Tours Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVR PARO (2280m) & DRIVE TO THIMPHU: 65KM/APPROX 1HR
DAY 2: THIMPHU (2320m)
DAY 3: PARO TIGER'S NEST HIKE
DAY 4: PARO DEPERTURE

Tour Price Per person 

1 Person       USD    230    Per Person Per Night
2 Person       USD    210    Per Person Per Night
3-10 Person  USD   190     Per person Per Night
11 Person & Above USD 180 Per Person Per Night


Cost per person US$ 840  ( Minimum 2 pax  )  Bhutan visa fee US$ 40 (Flight cost from Nepal to Bhutan-nepal  US$ 435 Round Trip)


Service Includes during Bhutan Tour

-Bhutan Visa arrangement service
-Government royalty and all the taxes
-FIT Surcharge for one and two persons
-Accommodations in A grade hotels
-Three meals a day breakfast, lunch & dinner
- Full time English speaking Bhutanese guide
-Private transportation and sightseeing as per the itinerary
-Museums and parks fees indicated in the itinerary
-Bottled drinking water throughout the journey

cost Exclude:

-Flight fares from Kathmandu, Bangkok, Singapore, Delhi, Kolkata, Bagdogra, Dhaka, Mumbai, Guwahati, Gaya to Bhutan- please choose the route and let us know we book for you
-Personal expenses and any alcoholic, non-alcoholic beverages
-Tips to guide, driver, trekking staff, hotel service, etc.
-Single room supplement charge for two Pax and above
-Luxury hotels/resorts available on supplement cost
-Specialized /language guides available on supplement cost
-Travel / Medical Insurance
visa fee bhutan
 


DAY 1: ARRIVR PARO (2280m) & DRIVE TO THIMPHU: 65KM/APPROX 1HR
Flight into Paro with Druk Air, Bhutan’s national Airline is spectacular. The flight takes you over the great Himalayas, offering most beautiful scenery of the world’s highest peaks. As you enter Paro valley, you will see the Paro Dzong (fortress) on the hillside overlooking the Paro Chu (river), with Ta Dzong, formerly a watch tower and now National Museum, above it. On arrival you will be greeted by our representative from Yeoong Travels and drive to Thimphu.
The first stop will allow you to view the magnificent Tachocho Lhakhang, the hereditary place of worship for Bhutan’s Iron Bridge Builder and further drive will reach to Chuzom marks by the confluence of Paro Chu (river) and the Wang chu.
Opposite of you, at the confluence, are three protecting chortens each built in a different style. Evening stroll through the market and mingle with the local people and visit shops.
Overnight stay at Hotel, Thimphu.
 

DAY 2: THIMPHU (2320m)Today's exploration of Thimphu begins will take with visit to National Memorial Chorten, a stupa dedicated to world peace and prosperity in 1974 in memory of the Third King of Bhutan; the Kingdom's rich culture at the National Library; the National Institute of Zorig Chusum where students undergo training course in Bhutan’s thirteen traditional arts and crafts; Folk Heritage Museum which will provide an insight into traditional Bhutanese farm house and rural past through exhibits and documentation of rural life.
After lunch visit Changangkha Lhakhang, a fortress likes temple which lies perched on a ridge above Thimphu; Taken Preserve to see the rare national animal of Bhutan. This animal is chosen as the national animal of Bhutan for its uniqueness and its association with the country’s religious history and mythology. A further drive towards the BBS tower will provide a bird’s eye view of the capital; visit nunnery temple and followed by a visit to Tashichho Dzong or "the fortress of the glorious religion" which is Bhutan's administration and religious centre and houses the throne room of His Majesty the King of Bhutan, other Government offices. It is also the summer residence of Je Khenpo or Chief Abbot.
Overnight stay at Hotel, Thimphu.
 

DAY 3: PARO TIGER'S NEST HIKE
Today’s day will begin driving back to the Paro valley to take on a stunning hike on foot to visit the Taktshang Gompa or Tiger’s Nest viewpoint. Our hike to Taktshang from the road point will take through the well maintained path which is quite uphill and it takes around 3-4 hours at an average walking speed. The trail climbs through beautiful pine forest, many of the trees adorned with Spanish moss, and an occasional grove of fluttering prayer flags. You stop for a rest and light refreshments at the Taktsang cafeteria.
This incredible monastery clings to the edge of a sheer rock cliff that plunges 900 meters into the valley below. Legend has it that Guru Padmasambhava, the tantric mystic who brought Buddhism to Bhutan in 747 AD, flew here on the back of a flying tiger Dorji Drolo, said to be his consort.
You will visit the auspicious Kyichu Lhakhang, a scared monument pinning down the left foot of a treacherous ogress, which is built in 659 A.D by the Tibetan king Srongsen Gampo. This Monastery is one of the 108 monasteries built across the Himalayan region by the Tibetan King to subdue the Demoness that lay across the Himalayan region. The rest of the monasteries lie in other neighboring countries;
Drugyel Dzong the imposing fortress which was the strategic vantage point for numerous defeat of invading Tibetan armies and here in clear weather can view the spectacular view of mount Jomolhari 7314m.
In the afternoon drive to the beautiful valley to the watch tower or locally known as Ta-Dzong. The third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck housed it into the National museum in the 1960s. The seven floor museum highlights various aspects of Bhutanese culture and history dating back to the 7th century. A short walk downhill to the Rinpung Dzong which serves as the administrative center and school for monks, and walk further down crossing the traditional bridge into Paro Town.Overnight stay at Hotel, Paro.
 

DAY 4: PARO DEPERTURE
Early morning, drive to the airport, your journey begins and a future pilgrimage to further explore the hearts and lands of the Kingdom’s charming farmers, fascinating weavers, enchanting monks and charismatic leaders awaits.


For More information & Price contact us at: info@himalayaguide.com


Service Includes during Bhutan Tour
-Bhutan Visa arrangement service
-Government royalty and all the taxes
-FIT Surcharge for one and two persons
-Accommodations in A grade hotels
-Three meals a day breakfast, lunch & dinner
- Full time English speaking Bhutanese guide
-Private transportation and sightseeing as per the itinerary
-Museums and parks fees indicated in the itinerary
-Bottled drinking water throughout the journey
Flight fares from Kathmandu, Bangkok, Singapore, Delhi, Kolkata, Bagdogra, Dhaka, Mumbai, Guwahati, Gaya to Bhutan- please choose the route and let us know we book for you
-Personal expenses and any alcoholic, non-alcoholic beverages
-Tips to guide, driver, trekking staff, hotel service, etc.
-Single room supplement charge for two Pax and above
-Luxury hotels/resorts available on supplement cost
-Specialized /language guides available on supplement cost
Bhutan - what to bring?
What you need to bring depends on what you will be doing in Bhutan. The list will be somewhat different if you are doing just a regular tour or an extensive trekking.
Here is a general list. This list is just a general guide to the things you might take on the trip. The final list may be different depending on the kind of trip you do, whether you're camping or staying in hotels, and on the terrain, weather conditions and time of year.
For Regular Tours (that do not involve trekking)
  • Running shoes, sandals or thongs (flip-flops)
  • Shorts and trousers or skirt
  • Wool-blend socks, liner socks and under wear
  • Thermal Underwear (not cotton)
  • Sunhat
  • Fleece Jacket
  • T-shirts (two or three) and long-sleeved shirt with collar.
For Trekking Trips - Clothing, additional items
  • Trekking boots and spare laces
  • Hat (warm) scarf and gloves
  • Waterproof jacket, poncho or umbrella
  • Windproof Trousers
Equipment
  • Backpack
  • Sleeping bag and silk liner
  • Maps, compass and guidebook
  • Water bottle
  • Torch (flashlight), spare batteries and bulbs
  • Duffle bag (we provide this free of cost)
Miscellaneous Items
  • Toiletries
  • Quick-drying camp towel
  • Laundry soap powder or bar
  • Toilet paper and cigarette lighter
  • Sunscren (SPF 20+) and lip balm
  • Polarising sunglasses
  • Pocket knife
  • Sewing/repair kit (for tent and mattresses)
  • Iodine, water-purification tablets or filter
  • Medical and first-aid kit (see details here)
  • Insect repellent (for lower elevations)
  • Emergency kit including a whistle and waterproof matches/lighter
  • Locks for bags and lodge rooms
  • Stuff sacks
  • Earplugs
For Treks going above 4000m
  • Thermal Underwear
  • Woolen hat (or balaclava)
  • Gloves
  • Gaiters
  • Down jacket or down vest
Optional Equipments
  • Camera, Memory card and batter charger (or spare batteries)
  • Adapters
  • GPS unit
  • Altimeter
  • Binoculars
  • Books/magazines
  • Backpack cover (waterproof, slip-on)
  • Trekking Poles
 
 

Trip's Quick Facts

Duration: 4 Days
Accomodation: Hotel
Seasons : Sep, oct, Nov and march, April, may
Type: Easy
Activities : culture,Tour & Hiking
No. of Pax : 2 person above
Starts From : Paro Bhutan
Ends at : Paro Bhutan

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