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8 Days

Definitive Cultural Bhutan

This trip offers the perfect introduction to Bhutan! The itinerary has been designed to give you a wide variety of experiences though it will be an adventure enjoyed in comparative comfort because every night is spent either in a hotel or a comfortable lodge. The hikes are gentle as compared to treks and every day hike has an interesting objective of taking you to many temples, hermit retreats, old palaces, and villages or simply into lovely scenery. There are also exciting road journeys taking you slowly on twisting mountain roads, and overpasses, and when it gets monotonous, we will make stops to take incursions into the roadside villages and come in contact with the people and nature.

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There are a good many things to see in the capital, which has a very relaxed, laid-back feel about it. Thimphu is relatively small, with no traffic lights, and the streets are wide and tree-lined. The most important sights include; the national library, Thangkha painting school, traditional medicine hospital, Dupthob nunnery, Memorial stupa, Tashichhodzong, gold and silver smith’s workshop, and handicraft centers. Try also a cup of coffee in the Swiss Bakery.

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This is a long day’s drive of 7-8 hours but it is a journey you are not likely to forget. The road winds over high mountain passes and the scenery are certainly stunning. We make occasional stops in the course of the journey to take incursion into the roadside villages, temples, weaving centers, and any special events that may be taking place.

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Bumthang valley is one of the most sacred in the Kingdom and innumerable legends surround the area. It is here that the kings are cremated and the present royal family traces their ancestry back to the famous saint, Pema Lingpa. Visits to; Jambay, Kurjey, Tamshing temples, and the castle of the “White Bird”. Also worth seeing are the woodcraft workshop, the Traditional hospital, and the cheese factory.

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Leaving Jakar, we return west, stopping to visit Trongsa and then Chendbji Chorten, a large Stupa said to conceal the remnants of an evil spirit vanquished here. Continuing across the spectacular Pelela pass we come to the valleys of Punakha and Wangdi. Explore Punakha, Bhutan’s old winter capital, which lies at the confluence of the Pho and Mo rivers. The large fortress with its temples and towers sits between the two rivers and looks like a giant ship.

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More sightseeing in the morning and drive to Paro via Thimphu (en route). Visit the Paro museum, Dzong, and the local farmhouse.

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Clients are given an option to hike to Taktsang Monastery and others will visit local villages, farmhouses, and monasteries.

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Transfer to airport for departure flight.

  • Inclusion
  • Exclusion
  • Insurance
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off by private vehicle.
  • 3-star accommodation (4 & 5 stars may require an additional premium update).
  • Bhutan visa fee – including all necessary processing
  • Route Permit
  • Three meals per day during your stay in Bhutan
  • A licensed Bhutanese tour guide
  • All land transportation by private vehicle
  • Camping equipment and haulage for trekking tours
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Monuments entrance fees where applicable
  • Drinking water
  • All internal taxes and charges
  • A sustainable development fee of $200. (This sustainable development fee goes towards free education, free healthcare, and poverty alleviation, along with the building of infrastructure.)
  • Airfare & Travel Insurance
  • Expenses of personal nature, Tips to guides and drivers
  • Expenses occurred due to unavoidable events i.e. road wrecks, flight delays etc.

Package does not include insurance of any kinds, and that you are required to obtain separate coverage from your home country before your trip begins.

Our Host

Bhutan is one of the most unusual and beautiful countries in the world. You’ll find a land that is blessed with abundance, a deep connection to the past, and a culture that is unique. Truly Bhutan’s Host is 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 Host have earned the tour guide’s certificate from the Tourism Council of Bhutan.

Damchoe Lhendrup

Damchoe Lhendrup | Culture & Trekking Expert

Dechen Dema

Dechen Dema | Culture & Trekking Expert

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