Bhutan Tour is the magnificent touring package to explore around the attractions of Druk Kingdom. Nepal Intrepid Treks offers excellent local team and expert tour guides. Besides Trekking in Nepal, Experience the delights of this small kingdom of South Asia.
Bhutan tour is a perfect excursion for the person who loves to see the Bhutanese culture, society, glorious mountains surroundings in addition to low land with dense wooded area and you could click on on predominant pictures of Bhutan at the same time as doing this tour. Bhutan cultural excursion starts in Paro, we can spend a night time and go to into few highlighted locations in Paro on 2nd day, earlier than power into the capital Thiumpu, you’ve got pretty lot to look & do round Thimpu, our guide will take you on tour spherical with journeying marketplace, museum, Monastery and Temples.
Bhutan tour cultural excursion will hold with riding to ancient capital Punakha, and to Gangtey, Trongsa, Bumthang, Ura and Wangdue. we are able to see and explore monasteries, historic fortresses (dzongs), temples, and conventional Bhutanese houses, with time to wander through the captivating markets. Bhutan Cultural excursion made all worth with pressure through picturesque landscapes of wonderful mountain tiers, lush green valleys and pine and cedar forests. we are able to pass the Dochola bypass, which offers panoramic views of the Himalayas, and additionally move the Black Mountains, which divide east and west Bhutan. Returning to Paro, we will go to the beautiful Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest), discovered excessive above the valley ground, clinging precariously to the rock cliff. We precise direction Travels have tried to encompass a captivating journey in this Bhutan tradition excursion which takes you within the mysterious nation of Bhutan that’s regularly known as the “living museum”.
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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon arrival you will be transferred to the hotel in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Sightseeing around UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES of Kathmandu will take place.
Day 03: Departure to Paro
Check In and lunch served. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
The flight into Paro on Bhutanese’s national carrier, Druk Air, is a befitting introduction to the spectacular beauty. In clear weather, magnificent views of the world’s highest peaks give way to the lush green Paro valley as you land. The first gift from Bhutan will be the cool, clean fresh air as you step out of the plane. After clearing customs and visa control you are met by your guide and transferred to your hotel to settle in. Paro is a picturesque valley with quaint clusters of hamlets amid terraced paddy fields. Although the site of the nation’s first airport Paro still retains tradition by way of architecture and farming. Lunch will be served at your hotel. After lunch at leisure.
Evening there will be the gathering at the hotel Conference and introduction of group members among each other and discussions of the activities/program in Bhutan along with the group leader and local guide and Welcome Drinks will be served. Gathering point will be at Hotel Olathang.
Day 04: Paro Get Around
Sightseeing of Paro valley and depart to Thimphu. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Morning drive towards the north of Paro valley to visit the ruins of the Drukgyal Dzong 16 km up the valley. Built in 1647 by the great Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, father and unifier of medieval Bhutan, the dzong was destroyed by accidental fire and left in ruins as an evocative reminder of the great victories it was built to commemorate. Explore the ramparts and on a clear day experience an unforgettable view of Mt. Jhomolhari (7,314 m) and then drive to visit Kyichu Lhakhang built in the 7th century an advent of the coming of Buddhism into Bhutan. Also visit Paro Ta dzong, an ancient watch tower, which now houses the National Museum. This dzong was converted into the National Museum in 1968. The museum boasts antique thangka, textiles, weapons and armour, household objects and rich assortment of natural and historic artifacts.
We also visit the Rinpung Dzong, built in 17th century to defend the valley against Tibetan invaders. The dzong is now used as an administration centre and school for monks. Lunch served at a restaurant in Paro. After lunch depart to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan with a population of 98,500. Thimphu is the only capital in the world without traffic lights. The drive from Paro to Thimphu takes around one hour and half. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Riverview.
Day 05: Thimphu valley sightseeing
In the morning drive towards Sangeygang (radio tower) in order to get the beautiful view of Thimphu valley at the down floor.
Then drive to the main street of Thimphu and visit Textile Museum, where the art of traditional weaving is still kept alive and preserved through exhibition and has a good collection of old textiles which are rich in its color and design. Also visit the Handicrafts Emporium, which has all types of Bhutanese handicrafts and shopping for souvenirs in the shops of Thimphu. Lunch served at a restaurant in Thimphu. After lunch visit the Folk Heritage Museum, which is dedicated to connecting people to the Bhutanese rural past through exhibition of items and artifacts used in rural households and finally we visit the National Library, stocked with priceless ancient Buddhist manuscripts. Dinner served at Bhutan Kitchen. Overnight at Hotel Riverview.
Day 06: Thimphu – Punakha – Gangtey
In the morning take a walk around the corner of the hotel to visit the Bhutanese Hand made paper factory where the paper is being developed from the bark of a tree. From the paper factory we depart to Punakha, leaving Thimphu the road climbs steeply through a forest of pine and cedar, festooned with hanging lichen high up near Dochola pass (3050 m). This pass often offers panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain ranges. After stopping for tea and the view, we descend along a series of hairpin bends to the fertile valley of Punakha. Lunch served at a tourist restaurant in Punakha. After lunch visit
Punakha dzong, winter seat of the Je Khenpo and ancient capital of Bhutan, remarkably located between the rivers of the Mo (Female) Chu and Pho (Male) Chu. The dzong is open to visitors only in summer when the Je Khenpo and the Monk Body are in Thimphu. We continue our drive to Gangtey via Wangdue, one of the major towns and district headquarters of Western Bhutan. The drive is approximately 2 and half hours climbing steadily through semi-tropical vegetation with an alpine environment of rhododendrons and dwarf bamboo.
Gangtey lies towards the east of Punakha and Wangdue on the flanks of the Black Mountains. There is an old monastery of Gangtey Gompa dating back to the 17th century. A few kilometers past the Gompa on the valley floor are the fascinating valley of Phobjikha. The gentle sloping hill sides of Phobjikha is described as “the most beautiful valley in the Himalayas”. This is the winter home of black-necked cranes that migrate from the arid plains in the north to pass winter in milder and lower climate. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Dewachen, situated admits the pine forest overlooking the vast plains of Phobjikha valley.
Day 07: Gangtey – Trongsa – Bumthang
After breakfast crossing over Pele La pass (3,300 m).”The Central Road”, across the Black Mountains, was completed 30 years ago, and it brought about great changes to the people in central Bhutan. This pass is traditionally considered the boundary between West and East Bhutan. If the weather is clear the Himalayan ranges can be seen, particularly the peak of Jhomulhari (7,314 m) to the west. En route we cross Chendebji Chorten built many centuries ago to suppress a demon. Lunch will be served at Chendebji tourist restaurant. After lunch continue your drive to Trongsa and visit the impressive Trongsa Dzong, ancestral home of the ruling dynasty. In olden days the dzong commanded the passage between East and West Bhutan. We also visit the Ta dzong, an ancient watchtower, above the main Dzong, which has an interesting display of Mongol armour. We then drive to Bumthang valley (described as “ one of the most beautiful spot in the Himalayas” across the Yotongla pass (3,400 m). Check in at Rinchenling lodge. Overnight at Rinchenling lodge.
Day 08: Bumthang – Ura – Bumthang
After breakfast, we drive to Ura valley. At a distance of 42 kilometres from Bumthang, the road reaches the Ura Shelthangla, where there is a magnificent view in clear view of Bhutan’s highest peak, Gangkar Puensum (7,500 m). The road then descends into Ura valley by long loops across fields and pastures. Ura’s main occupation is raising sheep, yaks and the introduction of potato farming has brought a certain degree of prosperity of people. We visit Ura Lhakhang and then drive back Bumthang. Afternoon visit Tamshing Monastery (one of the oldest monastic schools built by Terton Pema Lingpa) and Kurjey Lhakhang (where the Guru Rinpoche subdued a local demon and left his body imprint on a rock). We also visit Jambay Lhakhang (one of the oldest temple in Bhutan built in 7th century) and Jakar Dzong (seat of the district administration). Overnight at Rinchenling lodge.
Day 09: Bumthang – Wangdue.
Today after breakfast we drive back to Wangdue via Trongsa and over the Pelela pass (3,300m). Dinner and overnight at Kyichu Resort.
Day 10: Wangdue – Thimphu – Paro –Hike to Taktsang
After an early breakfast drive over the Dochola pass to Paro. Lunch served at a restaurant in Paro. After lunch drive a short drive will take you to the ground floor of Taktsang Monastery from where we will hike up to the Taktsang monastery (Tiger’s nest). The hike up to the cafeteria will take around one and half hour. At the view point enjoy the stunning view of the monastery, where Guru Padmasambhava landed on the back of a tigeress in the 8th century. Continue to monastery – Entry into monastery included (no photos allowed). Walk back to the road point. Evening ends with a walk through Paro’s main shopping districts. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Olathang.
Day 11: Paro – Departure ( By Druk Air)
In the morning your Bhutanese escort will bid you farewell at Paro airport.