Cultural Bhutan

Travel Package 7 days

Travel Bhutan with Bhutan Travel Packages and discover Bhutan an enchanting Buddhist Kingdom. Bhutan is situated between China in the north and India in the South. Bhutan is a unique travel destination for visitors to explore ancient and historical monasteries, temples, fortresses and even an alternate life style. Bhutan presents to its visitors real Buddhist culture and philosophy, unique flora and fauna, most exclusive trekking and mountaineering experience. Bhutan is one of the most exciting destinations in terms of bio-diversity, sparingly touched by modernization and provides stunning views of the Himalayas. A Bhutan tour is considered a once in a lifetime experience. Bhutan Travel Packages welcomes you to explore this fascinating and mysterious land.

Day-by-day itinerary

Day 1

After the early morning flight in which you will be treated to the panoramic view of the Himalayan highest peaks, on arrival at Paro Airport a Bhutan Travel Packages representative will receive you in the beautiful travel destination Bhutan the Land of Thunder Dragon and we hope that you have the most memorable Bhutan holiday. You will be directly taken to Thimpu an hour's drive, the capital city of Bhutan. In late afternoon you can opt to go for a stroll in the local market. An overnight stay in a hotel in Thimpu.

Day 2

Your Bhutan tour will commence by visiting first of the many landmarks you will visit on this Bhutan trip. We will be starting this Bhutan tour with Tashischo Dzong; a beautiful medieval fortress/monastery housing most of the government offices and the King's throne room. This is also serves as the summer residence of Je Khenpo, the chief Abbot of the Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan. We will continue our Bhutan tour by then visiting Zorig Chusum the the school of 13 traditional arts and crafts, here you will also be able to see pupil at work learning their traditional craft. National Library: this facility holds an extensive collection of Buddhist text and manuscripts dating back many a centuries as well as some modern literature, institute of Tibetology, the National Memorial Chorten, the handicraft emporium.

Day 3

Your next Bhutan travel destination is Punakha, post breakfast we leave for Punakha a two hour drive from Thimpu. En route we will have a short coffee break at Dochula Pass (3150m). Punakha Dzong (fortress) this beautiful fortress was completed in the 17th century, we will also visit the local market. Then visit Khamsum Yulley Namgyel Chorten, these stupas were constructed recently. After that we will drive to Wandue Phodrang Dzong and the local market. The district of Wandue Phodrang is also known for its bamboo products, stone and slate carvings, which can be purchased in the local market. Overnight stay in Punakha.

Day 4

The Bhutan travel experience continues south of Punakha to Gangtey, we first visit the Gangtey Gompa Monastery, this Monastery was established in 1631. The monastery is one of the main seats of the religious tradition based on Pema Lingpa's revelations and also one of the main of two main centres of Nyingmapa school of Buddhism in Bhutan. Today we will go on a small trail termed as Gangtey Natural Trail, this is the most beautiful and a short trail requiring no more than 2 hours to complete the trail starts from monastery itself and ends to the south at the Chhu Nap (Black River) near Khewang village. If one feel like the trail can be extended for another hour or two beyond the village and on the trail one can see black necked crane, skylarks, temples and will have a bird eye view of the village below. We will stay the night at Gangtey.

Day 5

This morning your Bhutan tour will take you from Gangtey to Paro, on the way we will be visiting Simtokha Dzong one of the oldest fortress in the Kingdom of Bhutan completed in 1627. It is now converted into a school for religious studies. Later in the day post lunch we will be visiting Ta Dzong in Paro, this was originally built as a watchtower to guard against the invading Tibetan intruders, since 1967 it has served as the National Museum, it holds a fascinating collection of various traditional artifacts, thankgkha paintings, postage stamps, etc. we will also walk down the trail and visit Rinpung Dzong which means 'the fortress of the heap of jewels'. Overnight stay at a hotel in Paro.

Day 6

Last scheduled stop on your Bhutan travel adventure. Paro Taktshang Monastery 'the tigers nest'. It has been listed amongst the top 10 temples, shrines and places of worship in Asia, in the 'divine list'. Built 900 meters above the valley floor on a flat rock face, this is the most famous and revered monastery in the Kingdom of Bhutan, every Bhutanese is required to visit this monastery at least once in their lifetime. Kyichu Lhakhang: one of the oldest temple in Bhutan and is believed to have been visited by Guru Rinpoche, who was later instrumental in establishing the Taktsang Monastery. Evening you can visit the local Paro market for some memorabilia shopping or just to feel the place for one last time. Overnight stay in Paro.

Day 7

Your Bhutan travel package has come to an end. We at will see you off to the Paro Airport for your flight out of Bhutan. Bhutan Travel Packages bids you farewell and a safe journey back home. While itineraries are pre-planned there is some flexibility and you'll have plenty of scope for you to be able to choose places to visit, as well as drop a few places on itinerary if you so desire. Also all the packages can be custom made to suite your need.

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