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Bhutan Cultural Tour

Tour Overview

In this tour covering all Bhutan Cultural activities and included the Buddhist monastery which gives the reflection of Buddhist culture and Bhutanese tradition with local sightseeing exploration of Each City. Bhutan Cultural activities like we can organize the Bhutan Festival Tour if any festival is going on during your bhutan cultural tour. We arrange the Bhutan Village Tour in Punakha Valley and Paro valley with English speaking guide will assist you to interact with local Bhutanese people and explain you about Bhutan Cultural Tour

Day 1: Paro Fly Paro

After breakfast ready for exciting excursion to Tiger Nest Monastery

Your hike this morning is to site of Taktsang Monastery meaning Tiger nest, tragically wrecked in a fire of early 1998. The monastery, which has now been rebuilt, is perched some up on a sheer cliff overlooking the valley and was said to be where the legendary Indian saint, Guru Padmasambhava, flew from Tibet on the back of a tiger to defeat five demons, who were opposing the spread of Buddhism in Bhutan. The hike is about 1 hours to the teahouse, from where you may either opt to go further uphill to the monastery for about 1 hour. Lunch is served at the tea house with the majestic views of Taktsang above and the Paro valley at the bottom. The return trek to the road head is downhill and takes about a little more the time it has taken you to come up.

Arrive in Paro and visit a typical Bhutanese village home. This visit will certainly provide you an insight on living style of Bhutanese villagers. Certain cooking demonstration will be performed for you to get idea on how Bhutanese delicacies like BUTTER TEA and EMA DATSI is prepared. Overnight Stay.

Day 2 : In Paro

After a good and healthy breakfast, you will drive towards the Rinpung Dzong / Fortress of Heaped of Jewels which was built in 1644 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel (the saint who unified Bhutan) to defend from Tibetan invasion. The breathtaking structure and courtyard inside the Dzong is also the locale for the Hollywood movie “Little Buddha” starring Keanu Reeves – one of the most popular and favorite actors of the Bhutanese. But this time it will be more beautiful because of the festival. Watch the various masked dances and also interact or walk with the local people who will be in a finest traditional attire to witness the festival.

Today the 4th day of the Tsechu you will experience the colorful atmosphere with different types of Mask dances specifically the Lord of the Cremation Ground, four dancers with white costumes and masks who dwell at the cremation grounds in order to help liberate the departed souls to the higher realms. The Dance of the Four Stags (Shacham) shows Guru Rinpoche extols the victory over the Wind God, who created much unhappiness in this world and rode the stag which was the wind god’s mount. The Drum Dance from Dramitse (Dramitse Nga cham) was choreographed by Lama Kuenga Gyeltshen after he saw a vision of Guru Rinpoche’s attendant in the form of peaceful and terrifying deities dancing in the celestial Paradise. The Dramitse Nga Cham is preserved as a intangible cultural heritage of the UNESCO. Another popular dance of the day is the Dance of the Lord of Death and his Consort called the (Shinje Yab Yum). The dance is about the role of Jambayang (Manjushree) shown as the lord of the dead and ruler of the three worlds and protector of the four continents. He blesses the continents making way for his own arrival on earth in the form of the God of Wisdom.

The Atsara or the Clown will entertain you throughout the festival; in their comic attire and wooden phallus hanging from their mask ready to fly on the women spectators. The highlight of the day will be the Raksha Macham – Dance of the Judgment of the Dead. This is based on intermediate states experienced by the deceased. The deceased will be judged by the Lord of Death and sent to the different realms as per their deeds.

Before the day ends you can enjoy the scintillating scenery of Paro town from the knoll of the Fortress and walk through the nyimazam (cantilever bridge) one of the last few remaining bridges in Bhutan. You will see the glacier water meandering down the valley. Walk through the valley and market places, and you can have your dinner either in one of the restaurants in town or go back to your hotel.

Or Option No. 2

Take a tour of the national museum formally the watch tower  takes approximately more than an hour. Also visit the mighty Rinpung Dzong 1646 AD where the Hollywood movie the Little Buddha was shot.

Time permitting visit the oldest Buddhist temple of kyichu Lhakhang 7th century and dungtse temple 15th century. Overnight at Resort, Paro.

Day 3 : Paro to Thimphu

Thimphu After breakfast at the hotel, you will depart to the capital city of Thimphu, which is an hour drive. Thimphu the only capital city in the world without traffic lights. The total population is approximately 90,000 increased drastically in recent years. On arrival at Thimphu check in at your hotel and later on start you sightseeing tour.

In Thimphu you will certainly visit several tourist attractions such as the Memorial Chorten, a shrine built in the memory of the late king, Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. Many Bhutanese people gather here to pray every day, Nunnery on the outskirts of Thimphu. You will then visit the School of Arts and Crafts or “painting school”, where Bhutanese children can follow an eight year program in traditional arts, such as drawing, painting, woodcarving, and sculpture. This will be followed by a visit to the Heritage Museum, Changgangkha Lhakhang temple, national Library, Traditional Hospital and see how paper is made from the daphne plant with cosmos flower petals and other plants. At the end of the day, we may also pay a visit to the great Tashichho Dzong, seat of Bhutan administrative and religious centre.

Overnight Stay.

Day 4: Thimphu

After breakfast you will get ready for Thimphu Local is sightseeing and visit remaining places you probably have missed yesterday. If you feel ok to hike, your guide will take to north of Thimphu 25 Kms north and hike to the temple of Cheri Goemba. This hike is short but steep. This monastery is the first where the first monk system was established in Bhutan by Shabdrung N Nangyal unifier of Bhutan in beginning of 17th century. This is quite a place and location where you will feel that you are on roof of the world. Return back to hotel and relax. Overnight at Resort, Thimphu.

Day 5: Thimphu to Punakha

After breakfast at your hotel get ready to visit another most beautiful places called Punakha Valley , which known as an old winter capital of Bhutan.

En-route stop at Dochu La Pass, to view the eastern Himalayas, including Bhutan highest mountain, Gangkar Punsum. The road then drops down through varied changing forest, finally emerging into the highly cultivated Punakha valley.

In the afternoon you will visit Punakha Dzong 1637 AD, one of the most impressive in the country situated between two mighty rivers basically known to people male and female rivers.

Time permitting visit the small town of Khuruthang in Punakha. Overnight Stay.

Day 5: Thimphu to Punakha

After breakfast at your hotel get ready to visit another most beautiful places called Punakha Valley , which known as an old winter capital of Bhutan.

En-route stop at Dochu La Pass, to view the eastern Himalayas, including Bhutan highest mountain, Gangkar Punsum. The road then drops down through varied changing forest, finally emerging into the highly cultivated Punakha valley.

In the afternoon you will visit Punakha Dzong 1637 AD, one of the most impressive in the country situated between two mighty rivers basically known to people male and female rivers.

Time permitting visit the small town of Khuruthang in Punakha. Overnight Stay

Day 6: Punakha

After breakfast excursion trip trip Wangdue, you will start with &lsquotemple of fertility or Chimi Lhakhang . Chimi Lhakhang was built by lama Drukpa Kunley in 1499. He subdued the demoness of the Dochu la with his magic thunderbolt of wisdom. A wooden effigy of the Lama thunderbolt is preserved in the Lhakhang, and childless women go to the temple to receive a Wang blessing from the saint.

Its a 20 minute gentle walk across the rice fields from the road at Sopsokha to the temple. The trail leads across rice fields to the tiny settlement of Pana. There are very few monks at the temple, which is surrounded by a row of prayer wheels and some very beautiful slate carvings.

In the afternoon drive 45 minutes to another district on Wangduephordang, unique of its kind, small but cleanly maintained by the residents. Visit the fortress and the town. In the evening drive back to Punakha.

Overnight Stay.

Day 7: Punakha Paro

After breakfast at your hotel depart for Paro via Thimphu, which takes about 3 hours. En-route stop at Dochula cafeteria for tea and views. Continue drive to Paro, which takes another 1 hour. Your lunch may be in Thimphu or Paro.

On arrival check in at your hotel and later on you may visit the places which you have missed earlier and your guide will advise you for options or you can visit local market. Overnight stay.

Day 8 : Departure

After early breakfast at the hotel drive to Paro airport for your sensational takeoff and scenic Himalayan flight past Chomolhari, Bhutan second highest peak.

Tour Cost per Person for 2015 & 2016

No Of Person Off Season (Dec-Feb and Jun-Aug 2015 & 2016) Season(Mar-May and Sep-Nov 2015 &2016)
for 1 person traveler USD 1666 USD1875
for 2 person traveler USD 1540 USD 1655
for 3 person  For Group  With 3 Or More USD 1316 USD 1445
Include
  • Exclusive Private Tour With Guide
  • Visas for Bhutan
  • Airport transfers By Luxury SUV Car
  • Daily 3 meals (B/L/D) at designated restaurants or hotels
  • Accommodation at 3 star hotels
  • A qualified & licensed English-speaking guide Throughout the trip
  • An experienced chauffeur
  • Luxury SUV Car
  • Entry fees & road permits as per the  above program
  • Government fee, royalty, taxes & surcharges
  • Mineral bottled water
  • Full service & assistance before, during and after your Bhutan trip
Exclude
  • Flight into Bhutan via Drukair (can be arranged with us)
  •  Flight on other airline to catch Drukair Flight
  •  Hotel stay outside of Bhutan
  •  Travel Insurance (can be arranged with us)
  •  Meals at 4-5 stars restaurants
  •  Tips for the guide and driver
  •  Alcoholic drink
  •  Expenditure of personal nature
Fill up the below Inquiry Form and our travel expert will get back to you within 24 hours with more personalized information
Itinerary

Day 1: Paro Fly Paro

After breakfast ready for exciting excursion to Tiger Nest Monastery

Your hike this morning is to site of Taktsang Monastery meaning Tiger nest, tragically wrecked in a fire of early 1998. The monastery, which has now been rebuilt, is perched some up on a sheer cliff overlooking the valley and was said to be where the legendary Indian saint, Guru Padmasambhava, flew from Tibet on the back of a tiger to defeat five demons, who were opposing the spread of Buddhism in Bhutan. The hike is about 1 hours to the teahouse, from where you may either opt to go further uphill to the monastery for about 1 hour. Lunch is served at the tea house with the majestic views of Taktsang above and the Paro valley at the bottom. The return trek to the road head is downhill and takes about a little more the time it has taken you to come up.

Arrive in Paro and visit a typical Bhutanese village home. This visit will certainly provide you an insight on living style of Bhutanese villagers. Certain cooking demonstration will be performed for you to get idea on how Bhutanese delicacies like BUTTER TEA and EMA DATSI is prepared. Overnight Stay.

Day 2 : In Paro

After a good and healthy breakfast, you will drive towards the Rinpung Dzong / Fortress of Heaped of Jewels which was built in 1644 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel (the saint who unified Bhutan) to defend from Tibetan invasion. The breathtaking structure and courtyard inside the Dzong is also the locale for the Hollywood movie “Little Buddha” starring Keanu Reeves – one of the most popular and favorite actors of the Bhutanese. But this time it will be more beautiful because of the festival. Watch the various masked dances and also interact or walk with the local people who will be in a finest traditional attire to witness the festival.

Today the 4th day of the Tsechu you will experience the colorful atmosphere with different types of Mask dances specifically the Lord of the Cremation Ground, four dancers with white costumes and masks who dwell at the cremation grounds in order to help liberate the departed souls to the higher realms. The Dance of the Four Stags (Shacham) shows Guru Rinpoche extols the victory over the Wind God, who created much unhappiness in this world and rode the stag which was the wind god’s mount. The Drum Dance from Dramitse (Dramitse Nga cham) was choreographed by Lama Kuenga Gyeltshen after he saw a vision of Guru Rinpoche’s attendant in the form of peaceful and terrifying deities dancing in the celestial Paradise. The Dramitse Nga Cham is preserved as a intangible cultural heritage of the UNESCO. Another popular dance of the day is the Dance of the Lord of Death and his Consort called the (Shinje Yab Yum). The dance is about the role of Jambayang (Manjushree) shown as the lord of the dead and ruler of the three worlds and protector of the four continents. He blesses the continents making way for his own arrival on earth in the form of the God of Wisdom.

The Atsara or the Clown will entertain you throughout the festival; in their comic attire and wooden phallus hanging from their mask ready to fly on the women spectators. The highlight of the day will be the Raksha Macham – Dance of the Judgment of the Dead. This is based on intermediate states experienced by the deceased. The deceased will be judged by the Lord of Death and sent to the different realms as per their deeds.

Before the day ends you can enjoy the scintillating scenery of Paro town from the knoll of the Fortress and walk through the nyimazam (cantilever bridge) one of the last few remaining bridges in Bhutan. You will see the glacier water meandering down the valley. Walk through the valley and market places, and you can have your dinner either in one of the restaurants in town or go back to your hotel.

Or Option No. 2

Take a tour of the national museum formally the watch tower  takes approximately more than an hour. Also visit the mighty Rinpung Dzong 1646 AD where the Hollywood movie the Little Buddha was shot.

Time permitting visit the oldest Buddhist temple of kyichu Lhakhang 7th century and dungtse temple 15th century. Overnight at Resort, Paro.

Day 3 : Paro to Thimphu

Thimphu After breakfast at the hotel, you will depart to the capital city of Thimphu, which is an hour drive. Thimphu the only capital city in the world without traffic lights. The total population is approximately 90,000 increased drastically in recent years. On arrival at Thimphu check in at your hotel and later on start you sightseeing tour.

In Thimphu you will certainly visit several tourist attractions such as the Memorial Chorten, a shrine built in the memory of the late king, Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. Many Bhutanese people gather here to pray every day, Nunnery on the outskirts of Thimphu. You will then visit the School of Arts and Crafts or “painting school”, where Bhutanese children can follow an eight year program in traditional arts, such as drawing, painting, woodcarving, and sculpture. This will be followed by a visit to the Heritage Museum, Changgangkha Lhakhang temple, national Library, Traditional Hospital and see how paper is made from the daphne plant with cosmos flower petals and other plants. At the end of the day, we may also pay a visit to the great Tashichho Dzong, seat of Bhutan administrative and religious centre.

Overnight Stay.

Day 4: Thimphu

After breakfast you will get ready for Thimphu Local is sightseeing and visit remaining places you probably have missed yesterday. If you feel ok to hike, your guide will take to north of Thimphu 25 Kms north and hike to the temple of Cheri Goemba. This hike is short but steep. This monastery is the first where the first monk system was established in Bhutan by Shabdrung N Nangyal unifier of Bhutan in beginning of 17th century. This is quite a place and location where you will feel that you are on roof of the world. Return back to hotel and relax. Overnight at Resort, Thimphu.

Day 5: Thimphu to Punakha

After breakfast at your hotel get ready to visit another most beautiful places called Punakha Valley , which known as an old winter capital of Bhutan.

En-route stop at Dochu La Pass, to view the eastern Himalayas, including Bhutan highest mountain, Gangkar Punsum. The road then drops down through varied changing forest, finally emerging into the highly cultivated Punakha valley.

In the afternoon you will visit Punakha Dzong 1637 AD, one of the most impressive in the country situated between two mighty rivers basically known to people male and female rivers.

Time permitting visit the small town of Khuruthang in Punakha. Overnight Stay.

Day 5: Thimphu to Punakha

After breakfast at your hotel get ready to visit another most beautiful places called Punakha Valley , which known as an old winter capital of Bhutan.

En-route stop at Dochu La Pass, to view the eastern Himalayas, including Bhutan highest mountain, Gangkar Punsum. The road then drops down through varied changing forest, finally emerging into the highly cultivated Punakha valley.

In the afternoon you will visit Punakha Dzong 1637 AD, one of the most impressive in the country situated between two mighty rivers basically known to people male and female rivers.

Time permitting visit the small town of Khuruthang in Punakha. Overnight Stay

Day 6: Punakha

After breakfast excursion trip trip Wangdue, you will start with &lsquotemple of fertility or Chimi Lhakhang . Chimi Lhakhang was built by lama Drukpa Kunley in 1499. He subdued the demoness of the Dochu la with his magic thunderbolt of wisdom. A wooden effigy of the Lama thunderbolt is preserved in the Lhakhang, and childless women go to the temple to receive a Wang blessing from the saint.

Its a 20 minute gentle walk across the rice fields from the road at Sopsokha to the temple. The trail leads across rice fields to the tiny settlement of Pana. There are very few monks at the temple, which is surrounded by a row of prayer wheels and some very beautiful slate carvings.

In the afternoon drive 45 minutes to another district on Wangduephordang, unique of its kind, small but cleanly maintained by the residents. Visit the fortress and the town. In the evening drive back to Punakha.

Overnight Stay.

Day 7: Punakha Paro

After breakfast at your hotel depart for Paro via Thimphu, which takes about 3 hours. En-route stop at Dochula cafeteria for tea and views. Continue drive to Paro, which takes another 1 hour. Your lunch may be in Thimphu or Paro.

On arrival check in at your hotel and later on you may visit the places which you have missed earlier and your guide will advise you for options or you can visit local market. Overnight stay.

Day 8 : Departure

After early breakfast at the hotel drive to Paro airport for your sensational takeoff and scenic Himalayan flight past Chomolhari, Bhutan second highest peak.

Tour Cost

Tour Cost per Person for 2015 & 2016

No Of Person Off Season (Dec-Feb and Jun-Aug 2015 & 2016) Season(Mar-May and Sep-Nov 2015 &2016)
for 1 person traveler USD 1666 USD1875
for 2 person traveler USD 1540 USD 1655
for 3 person  For Group  With 3 Or More USD 1316 USD 1445
Include/Exclude
Include
  • Exclusive Private Tour With Guide
  • Visas for Bhutan
  • Airport transfers By Luxury SUV Car
  • Daily 3 meals (B/L/D) at designated restaurants or hotels
  • Accommodation at 3 star hotels
  • A qualified & licensed English-speaking guide Throughout the trip
  • An experienced chauffeur
  • Luxury SUV Car
  • Entry fees & road permits as per the  above program
  • Government fee, royalty, taxes & surcharges
  • Mineral bottled water
  • Full service & assistance before, during and after your Bhutan trip
Exclude
  • Flight into Bhutan via Drukair (can be arranged with us)
  •  Flight on other airline to catch Drukair Flight
  •  Hotel stay outside of Bhutan
  •  Travel Insurance (can be arranged with us)
  •  Meals at 4-5 stars restaurants
  •  Tips for the guide and driver
  •  Alcoholic drink
  •  Expenditure of personal nature
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