Bhutan Cultural Tour
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu Airport and Transfer to Hotel.
Prior to landing at Tribhuvan Int'l Airport in Kathmandu, you could have some excellent views of snow-capped mountains, after customs clearance meets with our tour coordinator and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Explore Historic Kathmandu Valley.
After breakfast visit ancient and historical cities including Kathmandu-Durbar-square with its stone paved lanes colorful market, a temple of virgin Goddess, Temples of a different kind of ancient architecture, Swayambhunath, it is also known as Monkey Temple, situated lush Kathmandu hills. Then drive to Boudhanath Stupa, probably the largest Stupa of South Asia which is very famous for Buddhist devotees then finally visit Pashupatinath Temple, a famous Temple for Hindus devotees. Then drive back to the hotel.
Day 03: Explore Ancient Cities.
After breakfast drive to Patan, the city beauty and art and finally visit Bhaktapur, the city illustrations of wood-carving. Drive back to Kathmandu and Stay at hotel.
Day 04: Fly From Kathmandu to Paro and Drive to Thimphu.
Early morning fly with Druk Air over the Panoramic Himalayan ranges from Kathmandu to Paro, arrive at Paro airport and 2 ½ hours drives to Thimpu, the capital of Bhutan. Check into hotel in Thimphu.
Day 05: Explore Thimphu.
Sightseeing in Thimphu which includes a visit to Tashichhodzong, the beautiful medieval fortress/ Monastery which houses most of the Government's office and King's throne room. It is also the summer residence of Je Khenpo, the Chief Abbot of Bhutan. Institute of Zorig Chusum where students undertake a course on the 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan; National Library, which holds an extensive collection of Buddhist texts and manuscripts, some dating back to several hundred years back, as well as modern academic books, mainly on Himalayan culture and religion; The Post office; The Institute of Tibetology; National Memorial Chorten; Handicrafts emporium which displays wide assortment of beautiful handwoven and crafted products.Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.
Day 06: Scenic Drive From Thimphu to Punakha.
After breakfast drive from Thimpu to Punakha with a short stop at Dochula pass (3050m).
that heralds the most enchanting views of Bhutan. Visit Punakha Dzong, the 17th-century fortress that has played important role in building up of modern Bhutan followed by a visit to the local market. Then visit, Khamsum Yulley Namgyel Chorten, the newly built Stupa. After that drive to Wangduephodrang visiting Dzong and local Market. The district of Wangduephodrang is also famous for its bamboo products, slate and stone carvings. Stay at a hotel in Punakha.
Day 07: Drive From Punakha to Paro.
After breakfast drive from Punakha to Paro en route visit Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress of the Kingdom built in 1627, it now houses the School for religious studies. Afternoon in Paro visits Ta Dzong, the National Museum of the Kingdom. Originally built as Watch Tower since 1967, it is serving as the National Museum of the country and holding a fascinating collection of art, thangka paintings, and Bhutan's exquisite postage stamps. Then walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong which has a long and fascinating history. Overnight at hotel in Paro.
Day 08: Excursion to Taktsang Monastery Known as Tiger's Nest.
After breakfast drive north of Paro valley to ruins of Drukgyel Dzong. From this fort, Bhutanese repelled several invasions by Tibetan armies. Nearby visit traditional Bhutanese Farm House which offers good insight into the lifestyle of local people. Then take an excursion to Taktsang Monastery, the most famous of Bhutanese monasteries. It is said that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of Tigress and meditated at this Monastery, hence it is called "Tiger's Nest". The Excursion to Monastery viewpoint takes about 5 hours for round trip. While a return to Paro town visits en- route Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom. Stay at the hotel in Paro.
Day 09: Fly Back to Kathmandu.
After breakfast departs from the hotel to Paro Airport for your onward flight.
Day 10: Leisure at Kathmandu.
Day 11: Farewell.
You will be leaving with the memory of adventurous journey of the lifetime. We’ll make sure to turn the days to your most memorable moments of life.
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