Western Bhutan Cultural Tours
6 Days Western Bhutan Cultural Tours
Religious Festivals with western Bhutan Cultural Tours
6Days Western Bhutan Cultural Tours centres around Thimpu, Paro, Punakha & Wangdue. Theres are a number of cultural centres in and around these places in western Bhutan to keep one occupied and enthralled for the next six days. The western Bhutan Cultural Tours is especially organized during the main Festivals which are an integral Part of the Bhutanese People. Western Bhutan cultural Tours can get very interesting because of these festivals. Get to know Bhutan during these religious festivals.
TRIP FACTS :
- Duration: 6 Days & 5 Nights.
- Type of Tour: Jeep Tour.
- Starting Point: Paro.
- Ending Point: Paro
- Tour Availibility: No group Departures.
- Only Private Tours for a minimum of Two Persons.
- Best Season: March to May & September to December(Open throughout the Year).
WESTERN BHUTAN CULTURAL TOURS ITINERARY
Day 2 : Thimphu sightseeing.
AM: Visit the National Memorial Chorten, built in the memory of the late King , the National library, Folk heritage museum, Chokey handicraft and National Painting School. PM : Visit the National Emporium and a stroll in Thimphu market in the evening.
Day 3 : Thimphu – Phunakha/Wangdue and back.
Take a 3hours leisurely drive with packed lunch over Dochula pass at 10.000 ft. to punakha. Enroute you will see some of the highest peaks in Bhutan namely Gangkar Puensum (25,000 ft). The descend through the temperate forest colored with rhododendrons and magnolias takes you to the semi-tropical zone of oranges, bananas and cactuses and to the valley of Phunakha. Visit the sleeping town of Phunakha .Drive to Wangdue valley normally joked as Windy valley. After lunch a short visit of the town and drive back to Thimpu en-route stop at Dochula cafeteria for evening tea. Overnight at Thimphu Hotel.
Day 4 : Thimphu – Paro & Sightseeing.
Drive to Paro. Drive straight north to see the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong, a victory fortress of the 17th century. On the way back stop at the Takshang (tiger’s nest) viewpoint.
PM : Visit Ta-Dzong (National Museum) which is considered to be one of the best natural and historical museum and walk down the hill for a view of Paro Dzong with its traditional wooden bridge over the Pa-chu (Paro river). Overnight Hotel.
Day 5 : Excursion to Takshang ( Tiger’s nest)
Take a 2 Hours hike to Takshang monestary. Legend has it that the great Tantric master Guru Padmasamava or Guru Rimpoche as he is commonly known flew from Tibet on the back of a Tigress and landed at Takshang during the 8th.century and it is believed that Guru Rimpoche meditated here for three months. Guru Rimpoche preached & propogated Buddhism in Bhutan.Lunch at the Takshang cafeteria. After lunch walk down hill to the bridge and drive to the hotel.
Day 6 : Drive to Paro International Airport for Final Departure. End of the Tour.
|COSTS||US$1500 / Person|
|DRUK AIRFARE (Extra as applicable)|
|Druk Air operates daily flights between Paro – Singapore , Bangkok, Kathmandu, Kolkata & Mumbai.|
Indian Nationals Kindly enquire within for Quotes in IRupees.
THE COST INCLUDES :
- Airport Pick Up and Drop.
- Transport (Where applicable) on Jeeps / Vans / Cars.
- Tour support with an English Speaking Guide.
- Twin Share Rooms in Hotel in Thimpu and Paro.
- Fixed Three Meals a day while Trekking/ Tour.
- Fees for :- a).Tour Permit.
b). National Park
c).National Monuments etc.
THE COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Air Fare on Druk Airways.
- Any Evacuation Cost in Case Of Emergency.
- Clients Insurance.
- we do not provide Bottled Mineral water during the Tour.
Note: The above itinerary is a sample, intended to give you a general idea of the likely trip schedule. Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, the physical ability of the participants,etc., may dictate itinerary changes either before departure or while on the trail. We reserve the right to change this schedule in the interest of the trip participants’ safety, comfort and general well being.
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