Bhutan Amazing Cultural Tour
Bhutan Amazing Cultural Tour
Destination Covered: Paro
Your Tour at a Glance
Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern edge, is known for its monasteries, fortresses (or dzongs) and dramatic landscapes that ranges from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. In the High Himalayas, peaks such as 7,326m Jumolhari are popular trekking destinations. Paro Taktsang monastery (also known as Tiger’s Nest) hang to cliffs above the forested Paro Valley.
“Itinerary can be customized based on your interest & time”
Day 01: Arrive Paro & Paro-Punakha
You will travel to Punakha & Wangdue, which will take you through Chuzom (confluence of Pachu- the river flowing through Paro valley & Wangchuk –the river flowing through Thimphu valley).
On the way, visit Tachog Lhakhang (temple) , this 14th century temple located on the base of a mountain across the Pa chu on the Paro-Thimphu highway, is a must visit temple in the Paro valley. Built by the great master architect Thantong Gyalpo, the temple houses some unique statues. To get to the temple one may actually walk over the iron chains that spans over the Pa chu.
Day 02: Punakha-Thimphu
After breakfast travel to Thimphu with refreshment at Dochula Pass. On arrival at Thimphu check into your hotel and visit the following:
School of Traditional Painting of Arts and Crafts where students undertake a six-year course on the 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan.
National Textile Museum, which is a good place to see the art of traditional weaving.
Bhutan Postal Museum (recently launched)-The museum tells the story of Bhutan’s progress and development through the evolution of communications and postal system in the country.You can bring along your favorite photo to put on the stamps and put these stamps on your postcard to send to your family and friends.
After lunch visit the Centenary Farmers’ market , Takin Preserve, Kuenselphodrang (commonly known as Buddha Point) , National Memorial Chorten (stupa) ,Tashichhoe Dzong, a fortress of the glorious religion, Craft Bazaar .
Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Thimphu.
Day 03: Thimphu-Paro & A Day Hike to Taktsang Ghoempa (Tiger’s Nest Monastery)
Drive to Paro and then hike up to Taktsang Monastery.
In the evening you can visit a farmhouse, which offers a good glimpse into the lifestyle of a farmer. You will also see around inside of the traditional Bhutanese house and you will also enjoy authentic traditional Bhutanese dinner.
Day 04: Paro Departure
After breakfast, your tour guide will escort you to the Paro airport for your flight to your onward destinations.
The Trip Cost Included
– US$ 40 per person visa fees
– Visa arrangement for your stay in Bhutan
– Government SDF and all the taxes
– Accommodations in best rated hotels on twin sharing
– All meals (break, lunch & dinner), you can choose your restaurant
– English speaking Heavenly Bhutan’s licensed guide
– Private transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary, imported vehicles only
– Entrance, museums and park fees indicated in the itinerary
– Bottled drinking water throughout the journey
– Wearing traditional dress and playing archery in Paro
– Farmhouse visit/meals with local family can be organized
The Trip Cost Excluded
– Flight fares – available flights from Singapore, Bangkok, Delhi, Kathmandu, Kolkata, Dhaka
– Personal expenses, phone calls, laundry, shopping, etc
– Single room supplement
– Luxury hotels/resorts available on supplement cost
– Language speaking guide available on additional cost
– Travel and medical insurance, Heavenly Bhutan can help you
– Extra Cost Activities (cycling, motor bike, river rafting, horse ride, hotstone bath etc)
– Check out cancellation policy before booking the trip
– Bank wire Incidental charges US$ 25