Cultural Bhutan

Travel Package 10 days

Tour Bhutan with Bhutan Travel Packages, an exotic travel destination least discovered by the world traveller. Bhutan travel presents one with ancient and traditional Buddhist Monasteries, rich unspoilt culture and heritage, magnificent views of Himalayan ranges, beautiful and unique handicrafts products, fortresses and Palaces. We welcome you to experience the land of mysterious and fascinating. This Bhutan tour is a golden opportunity to observe traditional monasteries, life styles of local people, beautiful landscape and culture of Bhutan.

Day-by-day itinerary

Day 1

Paro: At Paro you will greeted with a traditional Khada welcome by Bhutan Tourism Council licensed Bhutan travel Packages guide and driver who would drive you to Thimpu. Your Bhutan tour will begin from capital city of Bhutan. Once a rustic village of a few thousand inhabitants, in a vast fertile river valley. Thimpu today is bustling capital city. Check-in at your overnight hotel in Thimpu and where a lunch of traditional Bhutanese cuisine as well as continental dishes will be served to you. Late afternoon you can visit the local market and feel the city first hand. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Thimpu.

Day 2

Thimpu sightseeing. After breakfast we will take you Bhutan National Library, the 13 art painting school, Bhutan institute for traditional medicine and the Thimpu Dzong. Post lunch you will proceed to Punakha through Dochula pass (3150m), at Dochula you can enjoy a cup of coffee/tea gazing at beautiful Himalayan mountain peaks and valleys laid across the horizon. Thereafter you will straight away proceed to Punakha Dzong (fortress) at 17th century structure, stunningly perched on the confluence of two rivers, built in typical Bhutanese architecture. Later take a stroll through the Punakha's local market. Overnight stay at hotel in Punakha.

Day 3

Gangtey (Phobjikha): the drive from Punakha to Gangtey is through a dense forest lined by Oak and Rhododendron trees. We would recommend you walk around the Gangtey village if time permits, if not you will be visiting Gangtey Gompa, it is the only monastery in the royal kingdom of Nyingmapa sect of Buddhism. Overnight stay in a guesthouse.

Day 4

Phobjikha . Post breakfast, explore Phobjikha valley, famous for its endangered Black Necked Cranes, which migrate here from Tibet in winters to escape bitter cold. Next stop on your Bhutan travel to Trongsa, after lunch you will be starting for Trongsa, enroute you will you will be passing Pele La Pass (3300m), in Trongsa visit the local market. Dinner and overnight stay in Trongsa.

Day 5

Trongsa. After breakfast you will proceed to Trongsa the capital of Trongsa district. You will visit Bhutan's largest Dzong (fortress), the Trongsa Dzong or the Taa Dzong. Post lunch, you will proceed east, to Bhumtang, a visit to local market in evening and overnight stay at a hotel in Bhumtang.

Day 6

Bhumtang. After breakfast you will go and visit the Jakar Dzong, the 'Castle of White Bird", legend has it when Lama were deciding a site to build the Dzong (fortress), a big white bird rose suddenly in the sky and settled on the site, where the Jakar Dzong stands today. Post lunch we will start for Wangdue a little over 2 hour drive, evening exploring the local market, night stay at a guesthouse in Wangdue.

Day 7

Wangdue Phodrang or the Wangdi Palace. Morning post breakfast you will visit the Wangdue Dzong, built in 1638. Legend has it that Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal encountered a boy by the name Wangdi playing at the spot besides the river and hence named the palace after the boy's name. After visiting the palace you will start for paro via Dochula pass. Dinner and overnight at a hotel.

Day 8

Taktsang Monastery. Any Bhutan trip is incomplete, without paying a visit here. In the morning you will head for the Taktsang Monastery hike, you will have breakfast at the Taktsang Cafeteria. It is believed that Guru Rinpoche came riding on back of a flaming tigress, and meditated at this place. This is the most important religious place for Bhutanese. Next stop ruins Drukgyal Dzong built in 1649, it served both as a fortress and a monastery, it was completely destroyed in a fire in early 1950's. Evening at the local market. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Paro.

Day 9

Paro. Your last day of Bhutan holiday and sightseeing. We will begin the day by paying a visit to the Ta Dzong which has stood as a watchtower over Rinpung Dzong for centuries, has been converted into a museum in 1967. The museum in its archives contains 2000 years of history of Bhutan in over 3000 works of Bhutanese art. Rinpung Dzong founded in 17th century, now houses the district monastic body and government administrative offices. Some parts of the movie 'Little Buddha' by Bernardo Bertolucci was filmed here.

Day 10

Today your Bhutan tour package has come to an end. You have just completed a tour of one of the most exotic places on this earth. We at Bhutan Travel Packages hope that this Bhutan travel experience was what you have expected and more. Hope to see you back here soon. Your guide and driver will escort you back to the Paro International Airport, for you to catch your flight to your next destination.
While itineraries are pre-planned there is some flexibility and you'll have plenty of scope to be able to choose places not mentioned in this itinerary to visit, as well as drop a few places on itinerary if you so desire. Also all the packages can be further customised to suite your needs.

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