10 DAYS CULTURAL TOUR

This tour covers all of the major tourist destinations in the Western part of Bhutan. It starts and ends in Paro . You will come across lush green forest often dotted by prayer flags, stupas, temples and monasteries. The unique culture, tradition, architecture and the fresh mountain air will definitely gear you up for the amazing trip ahead.After your arrival you will be greeted by our team who will accompany you throughout the trip.

Bhutan is carbon negative, it absorbs more carbon than it emits. The environmental preservation goes hand in hand with culture and tradition. Bhutan was recently awarded with the prestigious “Sustainable Destinations” Earth award in recognition of Bhutan’s commitment towards responsible tourism and environmental conversation efforts which are in line with the philosophy of the Gross National Happiness.

ITINERARY

This tour covers all of the major tourist destinations in the Western part of Bhutan. It starts and ends in Paro . You will come across lush green forest often dotted by prayer flags, stupas, temples and monasteries. The unique culture, tradition, architecture and the fresh mountain air will definitely gear you up for the amazing trip ahead.After your arrival you will be greeted by our team who will accompany you throughout the trip.

NOTE: Please note that the driving time may vary as you will be stopping along the way for sightseeing and refreshment.
THE ITINERARY can be personalized as per your interest once you confirm your tour with us. You will be provided with the detailed information and history of all the places you will be visiting

DAY 1: ARRIVAL (PARO – THIMPHU)

  • Meet and greet with the guide and drive towards Thimphu
  • Stop by Tamchhog Lhakhang on the way
  • Craft bazaar

DAY 2: THIMPHU LOCAL SIGHTSEEING

  • Morning visit to Buddha Point
  • Folk Heritage Museum
  • National Takin Reserve
  • Centenary Farmers Market

DAY 3: THIMPHU – PHOBJIKHA

  • Morning drive toward Phobjikha stopping by Dochula Pass
  • Drive further via Wangduephordang district
  • Gantey Goenpa Monastry
  • Black Necked Crane information and enjoy the scenic beauty of Phobjikha Valley

DAY 4: PHOBJIKHA – BUMTHANG

  • Drive toward Bumthang stopping by Chendebji Lhakhang
  • Trongsa Dzong and Ta Dzong on the way towards Bumthang

DAY 5: BUMTHGANG LOCAL SIGHTSEEING

  • Jakar dzong
  • Swiss farm house and beer factory
  • Kurjey Lhakhang
  • Membar Tsho (The Burning Lake)
  • Swiss Farm House
  • Chamkhar Town

DAY 6: BUMTHANG – PUNAKHA

  • Visit Zungney village and see Yathra (traditional fabric made from yak wool) production.
  • Chimmi Lhakhang

DAY 7: PUNAKHA LOCAL SIGHTSEEING

  • Khamsum Yuenley hike
  • White water Rafting
  • Visit Punakha Dzong

DAY 8: PUNAKHA – PARO

  • Drive toward Paro stopping by Lamperi Botanical Garden
  • Paro Dzong
  • Dumtse Lhakhang
  • Nationasl Museum

DAY 9: TAKTSHANG HIKE

  • After breakfast drive towards Taktshang base and start the hike
  • After the hike go for Traditional Bhutanese Herbal bath/stroll around Paro town

DAY 10:  DEPARTURE

  • After breakfast, transfer to Paro airport for departure

*DZONG: Fortress *LHAKHANG: Temple *CHORTEN: Stupa

 

DRIVING DISTANCE:

THIMPHU – PARO

51 KM

1 HR

THIMPHU – PHOBJIKHA

135 KM

4 HR

PHOBJIKHA – BUMTHANG

163.4 KM

5HR 30 MIN

BUMTHANG – PUNAKHA

218.8 KM

6 HR 45 MIN

PUNAKHA - PARO

125 KM

3 HR 30 MIN

 

NOTE: Please note that the driving time may vary as you will be stopping along the way for                    sightseeing and refreshment.

THE ITINERARY can be personalized as per your interest once you confirm your tour with us. You will be provided with the detailed information and history of all the places you will be visiting.

• 3- Star hotel certified by Royal Government of Bhutan
• Minimum Daily Tariff as per the tourism policy of Bhutan
• Visa Fee, Sustainable development fee, surcharge and taxes
• All immigration formalities
• Lunch & Dinner
• Mineral water
• All transportation in a personal SUV (Excluding internal flights)
• All current taxes including hotel and guide
• Certified personal guide
• Full service before, during and after your trip
• Local SIM card with Rs. 100 Talk time and data

  • Airfare & Insurance of any kind
  • Any other taxes not included above
  • Meals at restaurants other than the designated restaurant/hotel
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Entry fee to Monuments/Museums 
  • Any other point not included in the INCLUSION list

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This tour covers all of the major tourist destinations in the Western part of Bhutan. It starts and ends in Paro .