Bhutan is a beautiful Buddhist Kingdom which is situated between Tibet in the north and India in the South. It is the most adventure destination interns of bio-diversity, untouched by modernization and stunning views of Himalayas. Wel-coming you to explore the fascinating and mysterious land.
Neatly nestled between the Tibetan mountains and Indian foothills, Bhutan holidays and cultural tours take you on a journey to where stunning landscapes meet spiritual fulfilment.
This 11 day Bhutan holiday and cultural tour provides a unique opportunity for travellers to explore in Southeast Asia without the all too typical tourist crowds and backpacker comforts where precariously placed monasteries and ancient temples further evoke experiences into the unknown.
Buddhism, Himalayan trails, and remote rural communities untouched by western ways; if you’re looking for a life changing experience, this Bhutan holiday and cultural tour really does pull out all the stops.
Day 01: Prior to landing at Tribhuvan Int'l Airport in Kathmandu, you could have some excellent views of snow-capped mountains, after custom clearance meet with our tour coordinator and transfer to hotel.
Day 02-03: Explore to ancient and historical cities including Kathmandu-Durbar-square with its stone paved lanes colour-full market, virgin Goddess, Temples of different kind of architecture. Pasupatinath, Bouddhanath Stupa, Swoyambhunath stupa. Patan, the city of art and beauty and finally visit Bhaktapur, the city illustrations of wood-carving. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 04: Early morning fly with Druk Air over the Panoramic Himalayan rages from Kathmandu to Paro, arrive at Paro airport and 2 ½ hours drives to Thimpu, the capital of Bhutan. Check into hotel. Overnight at hotel in Thimpu.
Day 05: Commence sightseeing in Thimpu with includes visit to Tashichhodzong, the beautiful medieval fortress/ Monastery which houses most of the Government's office and King's throne room. It is also the summer residence of Je Khenpo, the chief Abobot of Bhutan.Institute of Zorig Chusum where students undertake a course on the 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan; National Library, which holds an extensive collection of Buddhist texts and manuscripts, some dating back to several hundred years back, as well as modern academic books, mainly on Himalayan culture and religion; The Post office; The Institute of Tibetology; National Memorial Chorten; Handicrafts emporium which displays wide assortment of beautiful handoven and crafted products.Overnight at hotel in Thimpu.
Day 06: After breakfast drive from Thimpu to Punkha with a short stop at Dochula pass (3050m) that heralds the most enchanting views of Bhutan. Visit to Punakha Dzong, the 17th century fortress that has played important role in building up of modern Bhutan followed by visit to local market. Then visit, Khamsum Yulley Namgyel Chorten, the newly built Stupa. After that drive to Wangduephodrang visiting Dzong and local Market. The district of Wangduephodrang is also famous for its bamboo products, slate and stone carvings. Overnight at hotel in Punakha.
Day 07: After breakfast drive from Punakha to Paro enroute visit Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress of the Kingdom buitl in 1627, it now houses the School for religious studies. Afternoon in Paro visit Ta Dzong, the National Museum of the Kingdom. Originally built as Watch Tower since 1967, it is serving as the National Museum of the country and holding fascinating collection of art, thankgkha paintings and Bhutan's exquisite postage stamps. Then walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong which has a long and fascinating history. Overnight at hotel in Paro.
Day 08: After breakfast drive north of Paro valley to ruins of Drukgyel Dozng. From this fort Bhutanese repelled several invasions by Tibetan armies. Nearby visit traditional Bhutanese farm House which offers good insight into lifestyle of local people.Then take an excursion to Taktsang Monastery, the most famous of Bhutanese monasteries. It is said that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of Tigress and meditated at this Monastery, hence it is called "Tiger's Nest". The Excursion to Monastery's view point takes about 5 hours for round trip. While return to Paro town visit enroute Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
Day 09: After breakfast departs from hotel to Paro Airport for your onward flight.
Day 10: Leisure day at Kthmandu.
Day 11: Departure to Airport.