6 days Bhutan cultural tour

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6 Days Bhutan cultural tour is starting from Paro valley where the most sacred Taktshang monastery is. Bhutan is a blessed land of spirituality with a complete ambience of peace and tranquility. Bhutan has rich ancient culture, customs, and traditions.  This 6 days Bhutan cultural tour will give you best authentic and profound experiences in Bhutan.
The Kingdom of Bhutan ( Drukyü) in Tibetan, is located on the southern slope of the eastern section of the Himalayas between China and India (bordered to the southern end of the Tibetan Plateau). It covers an area of ​​38,400 square kilometers and has a population of 807,610 (December 2017). The Bhutanese are the main ethnic group of Bhutan, and the western Bhutanese "Zongka" and English are the official languages. Bhutan is the last country in the world to open television and the Internet. Although Bhutan is one of the least developed countries, it is one of the countries with the highest happiness index in the world. In the "Global Happiness Country Ranking" released in 2006, Bhutan ranked eighth all over the world, and ranked first in Asia.

You will see many Dzong, castles which are combination of the monasteries, temples and government libraries during 6 days Bhutan cultural tour. The most interesting sites to visit during your tour in Bhutan are visiting Trashichho Dzong which is a large Buddhist monastery and fortress in the northern part of Thimphu city, the Punakha Dzong, also known as Pungthang Dewa chhenbi Phodrang which is the administrative center of Punakha district in Bhutan and the second largest Dzong in Bhutan. The Punakha Dzong was built by first Zhabdrung Rinpoche called Nagwang Namgyel. He was not only famous in Bhutan but also a very famous and one of the most revered high Lama in Tibet. Rinpung Dzong is a large Buddhist monastery and fortress in Paro valley and Taktshang monastery, tiger’s nest is the most sacred monastery during your 6 days Bhutan cultural tour.

 
DaysTrip OutlineDaily ActivityAccommodationGuide & DriverMeal
01Arrival in Paro and transfer to Thimphu ( 2350m/50km/ )Arrival in Paro airport-Tachhog Lhakang-Thimphu capital city-Memorial Chorten and KuenselphodrangHotelBhutaneseLD
02Thimphu sightseeing tourTango monastery-School for Thirteen Traditional Arts and Crafts-Bhutan post office-Trashichho DzongHotelBhutaneseBLD
03Thimphu-Punakha ( 1310m/85Km/2 h 25 min )Punakha Dzong-Walakha Nunnery-Punakah townHotelBhutaneseBLD
04Punakha-Paro ( 2250m/126km/3 h 21 min )Tachog Lhakang-Rinpung Dzong-Paro town-HotelBhutaneseBLD
05Paro sightseeing tourTaktshang monastery-Drugyal Dzong-Kyichu LhakangHotelBhutaneseBLD
06Paro town to Paro airport ( 2250m/5km/10 min )Paro valley-great view of the Himalayan mountain peaks including Everest in a distanceHotelBhutaneseBLD

Inclusive

  • Accommodation as mentioned in the program on twin sharing room basis
  • All necessary Bhutan travel permits
  • Transportation by one good conditioned tourist vehcile
  • Full board for entire tour
  • All entry fees to the sites and monasteries during your Bhutan tour
  • One good local English speaking guide

Exclusive

  • Both International and domestic flight
  • Bhutan visa fee
  • All kinds of insurance such as personal insurance, evacuation and medical insurance
  • Any extra cost in the event of landslides and personal nature expenses need to be paid by clients themselves
  • Day 01: Arrival in Paro and transfer to Thimphu ( 2350m/50km/ ) Hotel on LD

    Your introduction to our enchanting kingdom begins on a flight over the Himalayas into the lush green valley of Paro; truly one of the world’s most spectacular sights. Flying into Paro, Bhutan is a unique experience altogether. You will view the world’s highest, most majestic peaks and enjoy the view of the approaching valley with its primeval alpine forest, monasteries, temples and farmhouse nestled in splendid mountain isolation. On arrival to Paro you will be received by our representative, the tour guide, and driven to Thimphu, the capital city, on the way we will vist Tachhog lhakhang .In the next one hour. Towards late afternoon, we will do sightseeing in Thimphu including visits to the Memorial Chorten and at Buddha point, One of the biggest Buddha statute perched on the hill top that oversees the whole Thimphu city.

  • Day 02: Thimphu sightseeing tour. Hotel on BLD

    Morning Excursion to Tango: drive 12 kilometers North of Thimphu town for half an hour till the base of Tango Hill. It is a 45-minute hike to Tango Monastery, a renowned Buddhist College and a site blessed by many great Buddhist masters over nearly a thousand years. “Tango” literally means “horse-head” named after the rock formation on the side of the temple that resembles the head of a horse. Picnic lunch will be served near the river bank after we cross a traditional wooden bridge near Cheri Zam. Afternoon Visit the “School for Thirteen Traditional Arts and Crafts”, the Traditional Medicine Centre which includes an herbal medicine manufacturing unit. Visit Bhutan post office, and then finally Trashichhodzong, the Central Secretariat of the Royal Government of Bhutan.

  • Day 03: Thimphu-Punakha ( 1310m/85Km/2 h 25 min ) Hotel on BLD

    Drive to Punakha (77 Km/3 hours). Enroute stop at Dochula Pass (3,150 m.) Enjoy a spectacular view of the ranges of the eastern Himalayas if the sky is clear. We will also come across 108 stupas that lend the place an air of deep spirituality. Then drive downhill to the Temple of Fertility at Lobesa, dedicated to the 15th century Buddhist master and iconoclast Drukpa Kuenley, also known as the Divine Madman. Today, the temple is frequented by barren couples to receive the blessings of fertility from a 15th century wooden phallus. Continue to Punakha.After Lunch: Visit Our most significant visit today is Punakha Dzong, a magnificent castle-fortress that served as the old capital of Bhutan. It is considered the best specimen of Bhutanese architecture. Built in 1637 on the confluence of the Pho Chu (Male River) and Mo Chu (Female River,) this fortress monastery is the preserve of Bhutan’s most precious religious relics and treasures. It is in this monument that the kings of Bhutan are crowned and the head of Buddhism in Bhutan (Chief Abbot), is anointed and Visit Walakha Nunnery.

  • Day 04: Punakha-Paro ( 2250m/126km/3 h 21 min ) Hotel on BLD

    We retrace our journey today, back to Paro via Thimphu where we will stop for lunch. Enroute, we will stop over to enjoy scenic landscapes and places of interest such as the Botanical Park at Lamperi and Tachog Lhakhang (temple) which has an iron chain bridge cast in the 14th century. On reaching Paro, we will visit Rinpung Dzong, literally the “palace-fortress on a heap of jewels”, and the National Museum that is housed in a monument which in the ancient times served as the watch tower during enemy aggressions. In the evening, we will stroll about the town and get an insight into how the Bhutanese society is juggling between the ancient and the modern.

  • Day 05: Paro sightseeing tour. Hotel on BLD

    Today, we go to a place that has become a must for every visitor to Bhutan – the hike up to the “Tiger’s Nest” or Taktshang monastery. This religious edifice, about 800 meters above the Paro valley floor, is built on a dizzying ledge of a gigantic granite cliff that hangs on a mountainside. Buddhists consider the place so holy that to visit it once in a lifetime is considered a must. As to how it could have been constructed in the 17th century remains a mystery; a story has it that celestial nymphs (Khandromas) aided in its construction. It was here that Padmasambhava, an eighth century master who is considered to be the second Buddha in the Himalayan Buddhist world, mediated and concealed religious teachings for the future generations. After Taktshang visit, we stop for lunch at at a cafeteria enroute, and then descend further to drive to the ruined fortress at Drugyal Dzong. The Dzong – whose name means “Fortress of Victory” – commemorates the victory of Bhutanese over Tibetan invaders in the 17th century. From here, we can see the snow-clad Mount Jumolhari (Abode of Goddess Jumo, alt. 7,329 m), one of the most sacred and beautiful peaks in Bhutan. On our way back to our hotel, we visit Kyichu Lhakhang (temple) which was built in the seventh century. If time permits, we will visit a farmhouse for a cup of Bhutanese tea (Suja) and experience Bhutanese hospitality.

  • Day 06: Paro town to Paro airport ( 2250m/5km/10 min )

    Say good bye to the Kingdom of Bhutan and beautiful Paro valley. Enjoy a great view of the Himalayan mountain peaks including Everest from aeroplane.

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Inclusive

  • Accommodation as mentioned in the program on twin sharing room basis
  • All necessary Bhutan travel permits
  • Transportation by one good conditioned tourist vehcile
  • Full board for entire tour
  • All entry fees to the sites and monasteries during your Bhutan tour
  • One good local English speaking guide

Exclusive

  • Both International and domestic flight
  • Bhutan visa fee
  • All kinds of insurance such as personal insurance, evacuation and medical insurance
  • Any extra cost in the event of landslides and personal nature expenses need to be paid by clients themselves

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