Bhutan Cultural Tour
Bhutan is a remote independent kingdom in the eastern Himalaya and the last bastion of the Tibetan Buddhist culture and religion in its purest form. This kingdom is still lots to explore and experience its pristine environment, well preserve religion ...
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|Duration: 4 Days|
Bhutan is a remote independent kingdom in the eastern Himalaya and the last bastion of the Tibetan Buddhist culture and religion in its purest form. This kingdom is still lots to explore and experience its pristine environment, well preserve religion, architecture and lifestyle of the people. Our well designed cultural tour of Bhutan will enable you to explore the beautiful Paro valley, oldest temples and Dzongs of the place and the rich and ancient places in Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan
Day 01: Fly Kathmandu to Paro
Transfer to Kathmandu airport, fly to Paro by Druk Air. After completing the visa formalities at the Paro airport you will be received by our Bhutan 's representative and transferred to the hotel . While driving through the picturesque Paro valley with its quaint clusters of hamlets amid terraced paddy fields you will see by the sight of white-domed peak of the sacred Mt. Jhomolhari that looms overhead. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the town of Paro and its markets.
Day 02: Drive Paro to Thimphu
In the morning we visit Ta Dzong. It is a national museum housed in an ancient watchtower, which has a fine collection of ancient Thangkha paintings, textiles, weapons and other artifacts. Later we take a short drive to the old ruined fortress of Drugyel Dzong or the Fort of Drukpa Victory. It is a historical site from the ramparts of which the Bhutanese rebelled the Tibetan invaders from time to time. Then we visit one of the oldest and most celebrated Dzongs in Bhutan, the Rinpung Dzong, or the Fortress of the Heap of Jewels. In the afternoon we visit the Taktsang Monastery’s viewpoint. Taktsang means the "Tiger's Nest”. This monastery is built around a cave in which Guru Rimpoche (also known as Guru Padmasambhava) meditated. For the local people it is a place of pilgrimage, but for the tourist, a hike to the viewpoint is exhausting, thrilling and mystical. In the evening we drive through the spectacular mountain views and peaceful countryside to Thimphu, the modern capital of Bhutan. Thimphu is a small, charming city sandwiched in the heart of the Himalayas. All houses and buildings are painted and constructed in traditional Bhutanese style.
Day 03: Thimphu Sightseeing and drive to Paro
In the morning we visit the National Library, which holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist manuscripts and the School of Thangkha paintings (The Arts and Crafts School) where you can see young children learning and practicing the ancient art of paintings. Then we visit the Bhutan Arts and Crafts Centre and the Handicrafts Emporium to see the exquisite artistry of traditional crafts and textiles, and wander through the streets for a little shopping. After lunch, we will visit the Memorial Chorten. This memorial was built in 1974 in the memory of the king Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. This memorial exhibits a multi-storied stupa and numerous paintings which provide a rare insight into Buddhist philosophy. In the late evening, drive to Paro.
Day 04: Paro Airport transfer
After having an early breakfast, drive to the airport to board your onward flight to Kathmandu or any other destinations
• Accommodation in double rooms on twin sharing basis with attached bath
• American/continental Breakfast.
• Services of qualified local guides (English speaking or languages of your choice) at every place of sightseeing.
• All Transfers and departures on arrival and departure
• All Transfers and Sightseeing throughout the tour by an air-conditioned vehicles
• Any kind of personal expenses such as tips, laundry, telephone bills and alcoholic beverages.
• Camera Fees (Still or Movie).
• International flight fare
• Bhutan Visa fee
• Medical/ Travel insurance
• Monument Entry fee
• Unspecified Meals