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10 days

Cultural Bhutan Travel Package

Travel  with Bhutan Travel Packages, for an exotic holiday destination, travel to Bhutan, the path, the country and the mountain least travelled by the world travellers. Bhutan travel presents one with ancient and traditional Buddhist Monasteries, rich unspoilt and unadulterated culturural heritage, magnificent views of Himalayan ranges, beautiful and unique handicrafts products, fortresses and Palaces. We welcome you to experience the land of mysterious and fascinating. The land of Thunder Dragon  where you will have golden opportunity to observe traditional monasteries, life styles of local people, beautiful landscape and unique culture of Bhutan amongst the world.

Detailed Program

Paro: At Paro you will greeted with a traditional Khadar, the most generous welcome by Bhutan Tourism Council licensed guide and driver who would drive you to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. Your Bhutan tour will begin from capital city of Bhutan. Once, it was a rustic village of a few thousand inhabitants, in a vast fertile river valley. Thimpu today is bustling capital city. Check-in at your overnight hotel in Thimpu and You will be served  a lunch of traditional Bhutanese cuisine as well as continental dishes as you like. Late afternoon you can visit the local market and feel the city first hand after which you can have dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Thimpu.

After breakfast in the morning, you will be taking a stroll down the local market and to Bhutan National Library, the 13 art painting school, Bhutan institute for traditional medicine and the Thimpu Dzong in successive vsist. This marks before lunch vist.

Post lunch you will proceed to Punakha through Dochula pass (3150m), at Dochula you can enjoy a cup of coffee/tea gazing at beautiful Himalayan mountain peaks and valleys laid across the horizon. You can also see the 108 stupas, famously know as Druk  wangyel  Chorten. Thereafter we will straight away proceed to Punakha Dzong (fortress) which is a 17th century structure, stunningly perched on the confluence of two rivers. Pho chu and Mo chhu. It is built in typical Bhutanese architecture with Bhutanese designs.  Later take you can take a stroll through the Punakha’s local market. And then an overnight stay at hotel in Punakha.

The drive from Punakha to Gangtey is through a dense forest lined by Oak, birches and Rhododendron.  We would recommend you walk around the Gangtey village if time permits so that you can also have a time to sightsee some of the rare birds of Bhutan. Iif not you will be visiting Gangtey Gompa, it is the only monastery in the royal kingdom of Nyingmapa sect of Buddhism. We will have an vernight stay in a guesthouse.

Post breakfast, explore Phobjikha valley, famous for its rare Black Necked Cranes, which migrate here from Tibet in winters to escape bitter cold. Next stop on your Bhutan travel is to Trongsa, after lunch you will be starting for Trongsa, enroute you will you will be passing Pele La Pass (3300m). In Trongsa you can visit the local market. After which you can dine and have a peaceful overnight stay at a hotel in Trongsa.

After breakfast you will proceed to Trongsa the capital of Trongsa district. You will visit Bhutan’s largest Dzong (fortress), the Trongsa Dzong or the Taa Dzong. Post lunch, you will proceed east, to Bhumtang, a visit to local market in evening and overnight stay at a hotel in Bhumtang.

After breakfast you will go and visit the Jakar Dzong, the ‘Castle of White Bird”, legend has it that when Lama were deciding a site to build the Dzong (fortress), a big white bird rose suddenly in the sky and settled on the site, where the Jakar Dzong stands today. Jaker is also known for its beauty and sanctity as “the little Switzerland”. Post lunch we will start for Wangdue a little over 2 hours drive, in the evening you can explore the local market and interact with people around  and an overnight stay at a guesthouse in Wangdue.

Morning post breakfast you will visit the Wangdue Dzong, built in 1638. Legend has it that Zhbabdrung Ngawang Namgyal encountered a boy by the name Wangdi playing at the spot besides the river and hence named the palace after the boy’s name. After visiting the palace you will start for paro via Dochula pass. Upon reaching paro, you will be served dinner and overnight at a hotel.

Any Bhutan trip is incomplete, without paying a visit to this monastery. In the morning you will head for the Taktsang Monastery hike, you will have breakfast at the Taktsang Cafeteria. It is believed that Guru Rinpoche came riding on back of a flaming tigress, and meditated at this place. This is the most important religious place for Bhutanese. Next stop is at the site of ruins of Drukgyal Dzong built in 1649, it served both as a fortress and a monastery, and it was completely destroyed in a fire in early 1950’s. Evening will be spent at the local market, then a will have dinner and an overnight stay at hotel in Paro.

This will be your last day of Bhutan travel and sightseeing. We will begin the day by paying a visit to the Ta Dzong which has stood as a watchtower over Rinpung Dzong for centuries, has been converted into a museum in 1967. The museum in its archives contains 2000 years of history of Bhutan in over 3000 works of Bhutanese art, monument, artifacts and religious scriptures. Rinpung Dzong founded in 17th century, now houses the district monastic body and government administrative offices. Some parts of the movie ‘Little Buddha’ by Bernardo Bertolucci was filmed here and you will have the hand on experience to see it all.

Your Bhutan travel package has come to an end. You have just completed a tour of one of the most exotic places on this earth. We at Bhutan Travel Packages hope that this Bhutan travel experience went as expected. Hope to see you back. Your guide and driver will escort you back to the Paro International Airport for you to catch your flight to your next destination.

While itineraries are pre-planned there is some flexibility and you’ll have plenty of scope for you to be able to choose places to visit, as well as drop a few places on itinerary if you so desire. Also all the packages can be custom made to suite your need. Feel free.

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Bhutan Holiday’s guides are second to none. Handpicked, highly experienced and scrupulously trained, they bring a wealth of skill and knowledge to each trip. They are fun and friendly, whose aim is to ensure that each trip remains an unforgettable experience. Creating colorful, discovery-oriented tours in a combination of safety and comfort is the mission of our guides. All guides have earned the tour guide’s certificate from the Department of Tourism.

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