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Cultural Tour of Bhutan

a short scenic and fascinating tour around places of unique interest

Trip Summary

Tour Accommodation
Hotels on full board
Tour grade
Leisure to Moderate
Bhutan tour
05 nights & 06 days
Activities
fly in and fly out with cultural de-tour
Total Trip
08 nights & 09 days Kathmandu-Kathmandu
Season
March to November month

Trip Highlights

Short and best tour around Bhutan places of unique interest,
visiting Bhutan’s heritage sites in the backdrop of snowcapped mountains,
tour and hike of Tangseng Monastery Bhutan’s landmark ‘the Tigers Nest’
interesting tour around Bhutan’s capital at Thimphu historical monuments.

Trip Overview

Cultural tour of Bhutan a fascinating short trip of little less than a week, exploring the very best of the small Himalayan Kingdom has to offer, Bhutan known as the country of Thundering Dragon, where its past and present glory still exists for you to explore.

A classic short tour around Bhutan’s main landmarks areas leading you to witness its unique culture and custom,
it was for many past centuries.

Bhutan one of the few remaining kingdoms where it’s rich culture and religion is a tradition way of life blending well with present modernization.

Cultural Tour of Bhutan begins with Paro historical and cultural area, Taksang Monastery famously known as Tiger’s Nest, the 17th century Ta-Dzong and Druk Gyaldzong, includes a scenic drive to Thimphu Bhutan capital city, world only city without traffic lights.

In Thimphu tour of memorial stupas, indigenous hospital where traditional medicine are practiced and the painting school with visit around Thimphu interesting markets places.

Cultural Tour of Bhutan: Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour and trip preparations.
Day 03: Fly to Paro 2,280 / 7,524 ft via Druk Air and transfer to hotel.
Day 04: In Paro with sightseeing tour.
Day 05: In Paro tour of Druk Gyaldzong.
Day 06: Drive to Thimphu 2,320m / 7,656ft (54 k.m.) – 02 hrs journey.
Day 07: Drive back to Paro – 03 hrs with tour of Simtokh Dzong on route.
Day 08: Morning drive to Paro airport for respective destinations.
Day 09: International departure for home ward bound.

Cost Includes / Excludes

Cost Include

  1. Flight fare Kathmandu-Bhutan -Kathmandu
  2. hotel/guest house accommodation on full board basis
  3. sightseeing tour as per the itinerary
  4. An English speaking guide
  5. Bhutan Visa & Travel Permit
  6. transportation by private vehicle during the tour and monastery entrance fee.

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal re entry visa if required
  • International airfare beside flight to Bhutan and back to Kathmandu
  • personal medical / travel insurance
  • emergency evacuation  or any charges in case
  • if required, expenses of personal nature etc.
  • Itps for guide and driver optional <l/li>

Cultural Tour of Bhutan Detail Itinerary

On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, received by View Nepal staff and then transfer to your hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city. After rest orientation / briefing regarding your trip to Bhutan and in Nepal with welcome dinner.

In Kathmandu after breakfast join in our interesting tour at places of interest, as Kathmandu is full of historical and cultural places, with many World Heritage Sites which includes ancient temples, monasteries, royal palace and courtyards, afternoon free for individual activities and preparations for Bhutan.

As per Bhutan flight time informed on briefing, transfer to Kathmandu international airport for an hour flight to Paro in Bhutan, in Paro airport after immigration and visa formalities received by our Bhutanese guide for the drive to hotel in Paro, with afternoon free for leisure walks around streets and market of Paro.

Tour begins after breakfast where our guide will take you for an hour climb to Bhutan’s famous old Taksang Monastery “The Tiger's Nest”. Actually a place for meditation and retreats of monks and priests, located in a overhanging rock cliff with views of Paro and mountains, from here short drive to 17th centaury Ta-Dzong, later converted into the National Museum in 1967 with afternoon free for stroll around Paro market.

Another day in Paro, a major town of Bhutan after Thimphu this place with historical, cultural sites, visit around ruined fort built to commemorate the victory over Tibetan invaders in 17th century, tour includes impressive Druk Gyaldzong, afternoon tour of Bhutan’s National Museum displays rich collections of ancient treasures with fine arts and weapons.

After breakfast a scenic short drive to Thimphu Bhutan capital, an interesting ride of two hours through lovely countryside dotted with farm villages of typical Buddhist culture villages.

On reaching Thimphu transfer to respective hotels, a modern city of Bhutan the one and only city in this world without traffic lights, all the traffic controlled by traffic police with a whistle.
After lunch our native guide will take you on a tour around Thimphu’s memorial stupas, indigenous hospital, where traditional medicine is still practiced and traditional painting school.

Morning free for own individual activities, afternoon drive back to Paro with few stops for a visit of 1927-29 AD fort, built by King Shabdung Ngawang Namgyal, who unified the Kingdom of Bhutan, after a nice good drive back at Paro.

Depending upon flight time to Kathmandu or connecting with other Indian cities, our guide transfer you to Paro international airport for the flight back to Kathmandu, or flight to Delhi and respective destinations. For those flying back to Nepal on reaching Kathmandu airport View Nepal Treks staff transfer you back to hotel.

As per the flight for home countries with memorable time “Cultural tour of Bhutan”, our staff transfers you to Kathmandu international airport for your final departure homeward bound or to next port of call.

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