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Bhutan Cultural Tours : 4 days

Bhutan Cultural Tours : 4 days
Bhutan Cultural Tours : 4 days

Trip overview :  

Bhutan is a tiny and remote kingdom nestling in the Himalayas between its powerful neighbours, India and China .

Almost completely cut off for centuries, it has tried to let in some aspects of the outside world while fiercely guarding its ancient traditions.

The Bhutanese name for Bhutan, Druk Yul, means “Land of the Thunder Dragon” and it only began to open up to outsiders in the 1970s.

Bhutan is a beautiful and peaceful country. The surrounding mountains coupled with the wide array of vegetation and wildlife is a beautiful sight that tells you just how magical it is!

Bhutan is a very unique vacation travel destination , virgin and not yet commercialized and  the visitors the experience upforgettable . The country cherishes a “high value low volume” tourism policy for the preservation of the country’s unique heritage and culture in a fast changing world.

This program short and  covers comprehensively three most importantly town in western Bhutan –Punakha ,  Thimphu and Paro.
These towns contribute the major sightseeing attractions in the country.
 Punakha the ancient capital of Bhutan  best known for its most beautiful17th centure Dzong( fortess) “Punakha Dhong . In the surrounding Punakha Valley, temples include the fertility-focused Chimi Lhakhang and the hilltop Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, which has river and mountain views.

Brief Itinerary :

Day 1: Arrival in Paro & drive to  Drive to Punakha (125 Kms , 3.5

  1. hr)

Day 2: Punakha to Thimpu Drive ( 71 Kms /2.5 hrs

Day 3: Thimpu to Paro ( 54 kms /1 hr drive ) and Excursion to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest )

Day 4 : Departure !

Detailed  Itinerary:  

Day 1: Arrival in Paro & drive to Drive to Punakha (125 Kms , 3.5 hr)

After comleting the  brief immigration formalities  you will be driven Punakha and wangdue . Enroute visit Tachog Lhakhang  the 14 th Century temple across the Pa Chu river . Later continue driving to Dochula Pass( 3140 m)  and enjoy the serene atmoshphere and mountain view . Visit the 108 chortens. Later Lunch and continue driving to Punakha  the ancient capital of Bhutan from 1637 to 1955 . On the visit Devine Madman’s Monastery( Chimmi Lakhang ) a popular fertility temple . Today only we will visit famous punakha Dzong located on the  confluence of Po Chu and Mo Chu rivers ( male and female rivers ) . This Dzong was built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngwawang Namgyal which the best specimen of Bhutanese craftmanship and woodwork . In the evening ( time permiting ) visit the Nunnery and ejoy the great view of the surroundings.  Overnight at Punakha .

Day 2: Punakha to Thimpu Drive ( 71 Kms /2.5 hrs )

Morning after breakast we  drive Thimpu enroute to DochulaPass . On arrival in Thimpu we will visit Schoool of traditional painting school of arts and crafts.  We will visit National textile mueseum where bhutan’s weaving , textiles , intricate designs displayed and kept alive for the future generations.  Next we will visit Postal mueseum  to learn on the postal history of Bhutan and here you can find your personalized  stamps. Next we will visit farmers market( thu- sun)  and best place to see  Bhutan’s organic Farm products  . This provides good opportunity to interact with the local farmers .  we will continue with the visit to Takin Reserve  a home to  gigantic Tekin – a kind of goat –antelope  the national animal of Bhutan . Later in the afternoon we will  visit The buddha point ( Kuenselphordang) where you can see the giant buddha statue overlooking the Thimpu valley . Then we visit  National memorial chorten – a memorial built in the memory of 3rd king of Bhutan  Jigme Dorji . We will continue our day visiting Tashichhoe Dzong , the fortess of the glorious religion which was built in 1641. This houses the royal secretariat and  throne room of the king. Time permiting visit Craft Bazaar   to see the selling  bhutanese arts and crafts from across Bhutan and  this is probably the right place for buing handicrafts. Overnight at the  hotel .

Day 3: Thimpu to Paro ( 54 kms /1 hr drive ) and Excursion to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest )

After breakfast we drive to Paro and on arrival in Paro we drive to North of Paro valley and hike to Taktasang Monastery( Tiger’s Nest ) the total of 3 hrs walk round trip.  It is said Guru Rimoche ( Padma Sambhav) flew to this place  on the tiger’s back for the spread of Buddhism and its preservation . On the way back Visit Kichu Lhskang, one of  108 temples built in 7th century the Tibetan King Tsongten Gampo. These temples were built all across himalayas to drive the evils away. Time permiting  we visit hisotric Drugyaal Dzong a fortress and Buddhist monastery, now in ruins, located in the upper part of the Paro valley. Evening free and overnight at the hotel

Day 4 : Departure !

Transfer to the airport in time to connect your international flight  Kathmandu or onward destination. Warm farewell.

Services include:

  • All the required airport transfers
  • Airconditioned vehicle for transfers and sightseeing
  • Service of english speaking tour guide
  • Twin share accomodations
  • Daily breakfast ,Lunch and Dinner in the local restaurant .
  • Entrance fees at the places of visit
  • Sightseeing and excursions as per the  program .
  • All the government taxes /Government Royalty
  • FIT  surcharge
  • Visa Fee

Compiments :

Welcome and Farewell with KHADA Scarf , Welcome drink , 01 bottle of mineral water  every day during sightseeing ).

Services exclude :

    • Travel insurance
  • Flight cost to and from Bhutan
    • International flight cost
    • Emergency rescue
    • Expenses of personal nature like drinks/barbills , internet, laundry, telephone, postage, tipping.
    • Expenses arising from from flight  delays, flight cancellations, bad weather ,  road blockade,landslides, riots,political reasons ,natural calamities, incidents beyond our control.
    • Room/hotle upgrading
  • Services other than specified in the inclusions.

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