A unique culture Tour
Aunique culture Tour is a short trip of your life time to experiencewhere you will feel the true essence of Bhutan. The Tour consists of visitingBhutanese oldest Monastery, The Kyichu Monastery 659AD at Paro combined withBhutan’s most Famous Unique Hike to the Tiger’s Nest or Taktsang.
You will be visiting three westerndistricts of Paro, Thimphu – The Capital City of Bhutan and Punakha – OldCapital City but now the Winter Capital for the Central Monastic Body. If youwish to custom design this trip then feel free to email us and we can togethermake it as you desired.
No. of nights: 7
Mountain Pass: Dochula Pass 3100m – Pelela Pass 3300m – Yotongla Pass 3350m
- Government Royalty of US $ 65 per night per person
- sightseeing within Bhutan as per the itinerary
- Accommodations in best 3 star hotels on twin sharing basis
- All meals (breakfast, lunch &dinner)
- Full time English speaking guide
- entrance fees and permits
- All internal transport (excluding internal flights)
- One time visa processing fee of US$ 40 per person
- Flight tickets
- Items of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone, internet
- Soft drinks and alcohol
- Mineral water in hotels and restaurants
- Travel insurance
- Shopping and entertainment
- Gratuities to guide, driver, etc.
- Luxury star hotels and resorts available at an additional cost
- Specialized guides (Foreign language,photography, Bird watching, Buddhism, flora and fauna) available at an additional cost.
“Itinerary can be customized based on your interest & time”
Day 01: Paro – Thimphu
On arrival at Paro airport, you will be met by our representative. After completion of the airport formalities, drive to Thimphu. Visit Changangkha lhakhang, the oldest temple in Thimphu built in 12th century. It is popular temple for pilgrims and for new born babies. Takin Preserve Park, Takin is the national animal of Bhutan. Craft Bazaar has got a wide range of authentic Bhutan made art and craft products. In the evening freely stroll around the market. Overnight, stay at a hotel in Thimphu.
Day 02: Thimphu
After breakfast visit Simply Bhutan, a living museum and a photo studio.Painting school teaches the techniques of traditional paintings, sculpture and other forms of traditional arts and one can view the students at work. National library holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist texts and manuscripts some dating back to several hundred years.Memorial Chorten (Stupa) was built in 1974 in the memory of the Third king of Bhutan. Great Buddha Dordenma is a gigantic Shakyamuni Buddha statue. The statue sited at kuensel phodrang is one of the largest Buddha rupas in the world.Tashichho Dzong ( Fortress) houses most of the government offices, throne room and office of the king. Overnight stay at hotel in Thimphu.
Day 03: Thimphu – Trongsa
After breakfast visit Dochula pass (3100m/10,200ft). On a clear day to the east of the pass, the snow covered mountain peaks of the Himalayas are seen and among them is the Mt. Gangkar Phuensum at 7497m, which is the highest peak in Bhutan. Druk wangyal Chorten (Stupa) at Dochula built by Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuk, the eldest Queen Mother. And, also visit Druk wangyal Lhakhang (Temple) at Dochula built in honour of the fourth Druk Gyalpo (head of the state of Bhutan) Jigme Singye wangchuk.
Proceed to Tongsa via Pelela pass (3,300 m ), the traditional boundary between east and west. The pass is marked by a large prayer flag and the ground is covered with high altitude dwarf bamboo. En-route stop at Chendbji Chorten, which was built in 18th century by a Lama named Shida. It is Nepalese in style with eyes painted at four cardinal points. Overnight stay at hotel in Trongsa.
Day 04: Trongsa-Bumthang
After breakfast visit Trongsa Dzong, built in 1648, where crown prince of Bhutan traditionally becomes the Penlop (governor) of Trongsa prior to be crowned as the king of Bhutan. Ta Dzong, Built as watchtower to guard Tongsa Dzong. Then drive to Bumthang. Visit to Kurje Lhakhang where the saint Padmasambhava subdued a local demon and left his body imprint on a rock, Jambey Lhakhang (7th century temple),Tamshing Monastery (one of the oldest monastic school), Jakar Dzong (administrative centre of the region) and Swiss Farm House. Evening freely scroll around town. Overnight stay at hotel in Bumthang.
Day 05: Bumthang–Punakha
After breakfast explore beautiful valleys of Bumthang. Then drive to punakha. En-route visit Wangduephodrang Dzong and town. Overnight stay at hotel in Punakha.
Day 06: Punakha – Paro via Thimphu
After breakfast drive to paro. En-route visit Punakha Dzong, built in 1637, considered as the second oldest dzong in the country. It is built in between two rivers, Female River and Male River.Khamsum yuley Namgyel Chorten, built in 1990 by queen mother and dedicated to the King and for the well- being of Bhutunease. En route, visit Simtokha Dzong. This dzong, built in 1627 is the oldest in Bhutan. Paro Dzong (fortress) built is 1646 houses the district monastic body and most of the government administrative offices. National Museum (Ta- Dzong), once a watch tower built to defend paro Dzong (Rinpung Dzong), during inter valley wars of 17th century was later inaugurated as National Museum in 1968. Overnight stay at hotel in paro.
Day 07: Paro – hike to Taktsang (tigers nest)
After breakfast drive to tigers nest hike point. Taktsang is built on a cliff 900m above the Paro valley. It is believed that Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhva) arrived on the back of a tigress and mediated for three years, three months, three weeks, three days and three hours in cave in the 8th century where the monastery now stands. Kichu lhakhang is one of the oldest and most scared shrines of the kingdom built in 7th century by Tibetan King songshen Gampo. Visit Farm House.
Day 08: Departure
After early breakfast drive to paro airport for flight to onward destination.