Cultural Trip of Bhutan

5 Nights 6 Days
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Cultural trip of Bhutan – 5 Nights 6 Days is a short but wide-ranging trip all the way through Bhutan we discover the major things of this historically and culturally rich kingdom. While spending time in Paro, we visit the National Museum and Taktsang Monastery; also known as Tiger’s nest;  it is one of the must visit places during your 6 Days 5 Nights stay in Bhutan, explore the tourist attractions of the capital of Thimpu and drive across the Dochu -La Pass to discover the stunning Punakha Dzong and visit the remote Gangtey Valley – renowned as one of the last wintering grounds of the rare and elegant black-necked cranes. You will have a glimpse of a magical world where past and present merge, where traditions live and where the spiritual and substance are ordinary and inseparable aspects of every facet of life.

Major Things To Do on Cultural Trip of Bhutan

  • Hike To Tiger’s Nest Temple (Taktsang Monastery) – 2.5 hours of Hiking – 3180 Meters
  • Tashicho Dzong (Thimphu Monastery) – “fortress of glorious region”
  • Punakha Dzong – Situated between two rivers in Punakha
  • Buddha Point in Thimphu
  • Visit Gangtey and Phobjikha Valley

HimalayanWindows puts its every effort in making your journey smooth and pleasant by keeping all the possible attractions to visit and providing quality of services.

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Trip Facts

  • Trip Start from: Paro, Bhutan
  • Trip Ends in: Paro, Bhutan
  • Activities: Hiking

Trip Itineraries

  • Day 1: Arrival at Paro International airport and transfer to Thimpu (2300m) – 2 hrs. drive

    Today we drive along the winding mountain road to Paro. Afternoon, tour of Bhutan’s national museum, a fascinating place housed in an old watchtower above the huge Paro Dzong (monastery/fortress). The museum holds a fantastic collection of Bhutanese national treasures ranging from ancient armour to textiles and thangkha paintings. Then, we drive to the head of the valley and visit Drukgyel Dzong built in a location that was chosen for its control over the route to Tibet. A spectacular view of Mount. Jumolhari (23,996ft /7314m) can be visibly seen from here. Visit Rinpung Dzong and a typical Bhutanese farm house.

    Day 5:  Paro – hike to Taksang (Tinger’s Nest Monastery)
    After breakfast hike to Taktsang (Tinger’s Nest) Monastery, which is Bhutan’s most famous monastery. It is perched on the edge of a steep cliff, about 900 meters above the Paro Valley. The hike to reach the viewpoint to the monastery makes for a nice half-day excursion. After lunch you can visit other important site which you could not complete previous days.

  • Day 2: Thimpu sightseeing & Late afternoon transfer to Punakha (1250m.) – 3-4 hrs.

    There are a good many things to see in the capital which has a very relaxed, laid-back feel about it. Thimpu is relatively small having a population of approximately 80,000 people and the streets are wide and tree lined. You will almost certainly visit the Late King’s Memorial Chorten, the National Library, Drubthob Nunnery, Folk Heritage Museum, the handmade paper factory, the school of arts and crafts where young students learn the traditional arts and crafts (Zo Rig Chusum – the thirteen crafts), Gold and the Silver Smiths workshop, Zangtopelri Lhakhang, and the Handicraft Emporium and the local handicraft centers to see the weavers at work and also varieties of textiles, thangkha paintings, masks, jewellery etc

    Late afternoon you will drive to Punakha  (the former capital of Bhutan), with a stop en route for tea at Dochu La (3,100 meters), where on a clear day you can get spectacular views of the Himalayas.

  • Day 3: Excursion to Gangtey (2890m.) & Wangdiphodrang (1460m.) – 6-7 hrs.

    After breakfast visit Punakha Dzhong, which is noteworthy both for being one of the most beautiful dzongs in Bhutan and also for having been built by the first Shabdrung in 1636.

    After visit Punakha drive to Gangety (Phobjikha) Is one of the few flacial valleys in Bhutan and chosen home for Black Neck Cranes Which migrate from the central Asiatic Plateau to escape its harsh winters. Explore Phobjikha valley and also visit to Gangtey Monastery the only Nyingmapa monastery in Bhutan.  Evening you will return to Wangdiphodrang for overnight stay.

  • Day 4: Drive from Wangdiphodrang to Paro (2260m.) – 4-5 hrs

    Today we drive along the winding mountain road to Paro. Afternoon, tour of Bhutan’s national museum, a fascinating place housed in an old watchtower above the huge Paro Dzong (monastery/fortress). The museum holds a fantastic collection of Bhutanese national treasures ranging from ancient armour to textiles and thangkha paintings. Then, we drive to the head of the valley and visit Drukgyel Dzong built in a location that was chosen for its control over the route to Tibet. A spectacular view of Mount. Jumolhari (23,996ft /7314m) can be visibly seen from here. Visit Rinpung Dzong and a typical Bhutanese farm house.

  • Day 5: Paro - hike to Taksang (Tiger’s Nest Monastery)

    After breakfast hike to Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery, which is Bhutan’s most famous monastery. It is perched on the edge of a steep cliff, about 900 meters above the Paro Valley. The hike to reach the viewpoint to the monastery makes for a nice half-day excursion. After lunch you can visit other important site which you could not complete previous days.

  • Day 6: Paro - Departure 

    After early breakfast in the hotel, drive to the airport to connect flight for onward destination

includes

  • Private transportation.
  • All necessary travel permits
  • English speaking local guide.
  • Accommodation on single/twin room basis.
  • Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Meal plan: Full Board Basis

excludes

  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstance
  • Personal expenses such as drink, guide tips & etc.

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