Bhutan Cultural Tour - Best of Bhutan

Bhutanese art reflects major Tibetan influences, though it has developed many of its own derivations. It has three main bhcharacteristics:Bhutan Cultural Tour it is anonymous, religious, and performs no independent aesthetic function. Intricate wall paintings and thankas (wall hangings), most historical writing and fine sculpted images all have a religious theme. Although both Buddhism and the monarchy are critical elements, it is the general extensive perpetuation of tradition that is possibly the most striking aspect of Bhutan's culture. This is most overtly reflected in the style of dress and architecture. All Bhutanese continue to wear the traditional dress: the gho for men and the kira for women. Generally colorful apparel, the fabrics used range from simple cotton checks and stripes to the most intricate designs in woven silk.

If you are planing to take tour with complete cultural tour then perhaps this tour will be perfect for you because it requires shorter time but complete cultural tour throughout Bhutan, You are about to complete all sightsts places and historical monument during this tour.

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Day 01: Arrival at Paro
Fly into Paro by Druk Air, Bhutan’s National Airline. The great snowcapped peaks of the inner Himalayas rise up to the heavens can be seen during clear weather. As the plane approaches Bhutan, if you look down farmhouses as dots on the hillsides can be seen. As the aircraft enters the Paro valley, you will see Paro Dzong on the hillside overlooking the Paro Chu (river), with Ta Dzong, formerly a watchtower and now the National Museum, above it. Tibet Family Tours representative will be with you throughout your visit, will be waiting for you at Paro airport. After completion of airport formalities, you will drive through the lovely Paro valley to your hotel. After lunch, drive to Drukgyel Dzong, a ruined fortress where Bhutanese warriors fought off Tibetan invaders centuries ago. The snowy dome of sacred Jhomolhari, “mountain goddess” can be seen in all her glory from the approach road to the Dzong. Along the way, see the 7th century Kichu Lhakhang, one of the 108 temples built in the Himalayas by the Tibetan king, Songtsen Gampo. The building of this temple marks the introduction of Buddhism in Bhutan. In the evening stroll around the Paro town, free mingle with people and do shopping. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Paro.

Day 02: Paro Sightseeing
After break fast visit Ta Dzong, originally built as a watchtower, which now houses Bhutan’s National Museum. The extensive collection includes antique thangkha paintings, textiles, weapons and armor, household objects and a rich assortment of natural and historic artifacts. Then walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong (“fortress of the heap of jewels”), which has a long and fascinating history. Walk down to Rimpung Bridge ( Traditonal Bridge), oldest bridge in Bhutan. After lunch, drive to the base camp and then hike up to the Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's nest). The climb up to the viewpoint will take approximately 3 hours. Enjoy the stunning view of the monastery, where Guru Padmasambhava flew on the back of a tiger and landed there in the 8th century, and meditated for three months. The monastery was later built in this holy place in 1684. After tea in the cafe', walk back to the road point and drive to back to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 03: Paro -Timphu
Drive to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. Check into hotel. After the refreshment,visit Tashichhodzong, its history is very old, dating back to the 13th century, which houses His Majesty's Throne Room and home to the Monk Body. Then visit the National Library where the history of Bhutan lies imprinted in archaic texts, which are preserved at the National Library, a treasure trove of priceless Buddhist Manuscripts and ancient texts; the library also has modern academic books and printing blocks for prayer flags. Visit Changangkha temple, which is the temple of Chenrizig or Compassionate Buddha. After luch,drive to see the Takin Zoo, which houses the national animal the Takin that is only found in Bhutan. Then drive further up to Sangaygang to enjoy the bird’s eye view of Thimphu valley. Drive back and walk around the National Memorial Chorten built in 1974 in honor of the late King. In the evening, walk through Thimphu twon, free mingle with people, visit local shops.

Day 04: Thimphu Sightseeing-Punakha-Wangdue
After breakfast, visit the following: The National Folk Heritage Museum to get an insight of the Bhutanese way of life. The Institute for Zorig Chusum (commonly known as the Painting School), where a six year training course is given in the 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan. The National Institute of Traditional Medicine, where the medicinal herbs abundant in the kingdom are compounded and dispensed. After lunch,drive to Punakha (2 ½ hrs) via the Dochula pass . An hour's drive from Thimphu will take you to this pass (3140 m) where one can have a superb view of the Eastern Himalayas on a clear day with a powerful binocular telescope. Visit the beautiful 108 chortens built on the hill by Her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo for the security and well being of His Majesty the King of Bhutan. The descent into Punakha valley along the Kingdom's only east west highway.Visit Punakha Dzong,the Punakha Dzong is situated on the junction of the two rivers the Phochu (male river) and Mochu (female river) and is one of the most spectacular Dzongs in the country Drive through Metshina village and walk to Chimi Lhakhang ( 20 minutes), temple of the divine Madman Lama Drukpa Kuenley where couples unable to conceive child, come here to receive blessing. Overnight at hotel in Wangdue.

Day 05: Wangdue -Paro
After breakfast, visit Wangdue Dzong,situated on a ridge overlooking a river junction. In the 17th century, Wangdue played a critical role in unifying the western, central and southern regions of the country. Also visit the local market. Drive back to Paro, visiting Simtokha Dzong en route. This dzong, built in 1627, is the oldest in Bhutan. Check into hotel. Free time to relax. 

Day 06: Departure from Paro
In the morning your guide will escort you to the airport for your flight onwards

Trip Facts

  • Total Duration:5 Nights / 6 Days
  • Mode of Transport: Flight / Car / Jeep
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Trip Grade: Easy
  • Max. Height:2500m
  • Start From: Paro
  • End To: Paro
  • Best Season: Spring / Winter / Automn

Trip Map

Bhutan Cultural Tour map

 

Cost Include:

  • All hotel stays
  • All food (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  • All Monastery and Manument Entrance Fees
  • Ground transfer by private vehicle
  • Sightseeing tour wherevere required
  • Bhutan visa service
  • Entry to Musium
  • Guide and Guiding service
  • Royalty and taxes 

Cost Exclude:

  • Personal expensese
  • Airport tax and access baggage charge
  • Personal Insurance
  • Tips and Donation
  • Others which is not specified on included items

Trip Facts

  • Total Duration:5 Nights / 6 Days
  • Mode of Transport: Flight / Car / Jeep
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Trip Grade: Easy
  • Max. Height:2500m
  • Start From: Paro
  • End To: Paro
  • Best Season: Spring / Winter / Automn

Trip Map

Bhutan Cultural Tour map

 

Additional Infos

Trip Facts

  • Total Duration:5 Nights / 6 Days
  • Mode of Transport: Flight / Car / Jeep
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Trip Grade: Easy
  • Max. Height:2500m
  • Start From: Paro
  • End To: Paro
  • Best Season: Spring / Winter / Automn

Trip Map

Bhutan Cultural Tour map

 

Testimonials

Trip Facts

  • Total Duration:5 Nights / 6 Days
  • Mode of Transport: Flight / Car / Jeep
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Trip Grade: Easy
  • Max. Height:2500m
  • Start From: Paro
  • End To: Paro
  • Best Season: Spring / Winter / Automn

Trip Map

Bhutan Cultural Tour map

 

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