Bhutan Cultural TOur

Bhutan Cultural Tour - 7 Days

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Bhutan is a unique travel destination for visitors to explore ancient and historical monasteries, temples, fortresses, picturesque landscapes of spectacular mountain ranges to the lush green valleys and even an alternate life style of Bhutanese. This Bhutan Capital cultural tour is a perfect trip for those visitors who have limited time to spend the holiday in Bhutan. This cultural tour to Bhutan will give you insights to the people, the culture, the traditions, religion and ecology of the Bhutan. Our 7 days packages covers the two most popular tourist destinations in Bhutan, namely, Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan and Paro, Bhutan's international airport, with a hike to Taktsang monastery. Visiting these main cities within a short span of time will give you a good understanding of Bhutan's rich culture and traditions, marvelous arts and crafts, history, Buddhist religion and life of Bhutanese people.

Trip Facts:

Country: Bhutan
Activities: Bhutan Tour and Holidays
Max Altitude: 3120 M
Group Size: 01 - 12
Trip Duration: 06 Nights / 07 Days
Best Season: Jan - Dec ( Any Season )
Trip Grade: Moderate
Transport: Drive in - Drive Out

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival at Paro International airport. O/n at Hotel,
  • Day 02: Sightseeing around thimpu. O/n at Hotel,
  • Day 02: Drive to Punakha and explore. O/n at O/n at Guesthpouse,
  • Day 04: Travel Continues south of Punakha to Gangtey. O/n at Guesthpouse,
  • Day 05: Gangtey to Paro. O/n at Hotel,
  • Day 06: Paro Taktshang Monastery. O/n at Hotel,
  • Day 07: Drparture from Paro. O/n at Hotel,
  • [NOTE: The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trek can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.]

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival at Paro International airport. O/n at hotel, BB
    When you you will be arrive at paro our representative will receive you then you will be transfer to Thimpu an hour’s drive, the capital city of Bhutan. Aftermoon you can visit local market of thimpu, Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 02: Sightseeing around thimpu. O/n at hotel,BB
    Today 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. O/n at Hotel,
  • Day 02: Drive to Punakha and explore. O/n at hotel, BLD
    Today, after breakfast we leave for Punakha a two hour drive from Thimpu. 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 04: Travel Continues south of Punakha to Gangtey. O/n at hotel, BLD
    Today 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. Then 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. Stay the night at Gangtey.
  • Day 05: Gangtey to Paro. O/n at hotel, BB
    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 06: Paro Taktshang Monastery. O/n at hotel, BB
    Today you will visit 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. 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 07: Drparture from Paro.
    Our representative will transfer you to airport for your final departure.
  • [NOTE: The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trek can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.]
“So What you are Paying For?”
What you are paying for, we would like to explain to you. We are a local company providing world-wide travelers with internationally qualified services. We provide you with the lowest cost possible for fully inclusive trips that have no hidden fees. We guarantee your safety, satisfaction, and long-lasting memories of your experience of Journey.


Cost Include

  • International & domestic airport transfers as per the itinerary.
  • Hotel in Thimpu and Paro with BB Plan.
  • Internal transport by private vehicle and flight within your Nepal staying as per the itinerary.
  • Professional English speaking tour guide.
  • Necessary Permit fees.
  • Temple and monasteries Entry Permit Fees.
  • All Government Taxes

Cost Exclude

  • International air fare to/ from Bhutan.
  • Entry Visa fees
  • Lunch and Dinner in Paro and Thimpu, Pokhara.
  • Tips and gratitude provided to staff.
  • Bar bills and Personal Expenses.

Q. What type of shape do I need to be in, is this trip for me?
A. This trip is suitable for any kind of people from child to Old people. Not any pre- experience is necessary.

Q. Will somebody come to pick me up at the Airport upon my arrival?
A. Yes, our Airport Representative will be there to greet you outside of Terminal Hall, he/she will be displaying an Global Holidays Adventure sign with your name on it. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.

 

Q. What sort of accommodation can I expect in this tour?
A. Here are so many different catagories hotel. Its up your demand. In our package ,We provide two or three star hotel accommodation for entire trip. The hotels have all the facilities of 24 hours hot and cold-water, attached bathrooms, dining rooms, bar, internet facilities, etc.

Q. What sort of food can I expect in the tour?
A. All the restaurants that we dine at cater for Continental, Chinese, Mexican, American based cuisine with some local influences, always plenty to choose from.

Q. What sort of transportation you use?
A. Depending on the group size we use Private cars, minibus, van, land cruiser. These small light vehicles are more maneuverable and flexible enabling us to take you.

Q. What is the best season for this trip?
A. Any time between Octobers to Sep.

Q. What is the weather & temperature like?
A. It is all depending on what time of year you are traveling; during winter (Mid December to February), it gets colder at night and warmer during the day. The temperature could be as high as 22 deg C during day and 4 deg C low early in the morning and at night.

From March to May it is warm and sometimes a bit hot and weather stay perfect. The average temperature during this time of year is 25 deg C.

During the months of September to early December it is always warmer providing the perfect time to travel. The average temperature during this time of year is 20 deg C.

You will be in air-conditioned vehicles during the tour and all hotels are fully air conditioned.

Q. Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
A. Yes, of course but remember to bring your adapters!

Q. Is there any communication while we are on tour?
A. There are telephones and internet facilities available so you can always stay in contract with your family.

Q. Can I use credit cards and ATM in the places visit?
A. ATM are available in Kathmandu and Pokhara, major credit cards are accepted in all places but you need to pay 4% extra as bank levy so cash is always recommend.

Q. How much additional money do I need per day?
A. It all depends on your spending habits for Lunch, Dinner, Drink and Bar Expenses.

Q. Do I need to tip my guide and driver? How much would that be?
A. Tips are always expected, it is good to tip your tour staff at the end of tour.

Q. Is the water OK to drink? Do I need to bring purifying tablets/filter?
A. Bottled water is available in all the places.Bottled water is safe for drinking. You don't need to carry any purifying tablets.

Q. What essential documents do I need to bring with me on tour?
A. *Valid Passport – must be valid for up to 6 months after you return from your tour, keep a separate photocopy.

  • Travel insurance, keep a separate photocopy

  • Cash and Traveller’s Cheques, keep numbers and proof of purchase separate

  • Flight tickets

  • Emergency contact numbers for T/C’s, banks, insurance, family contacts.


Q. Can I add extra days to my trip?
A. A holiday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. Along your tour we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, Hotel and Transportation.

Q. What immunizations will I need?
A. No vaccinations are compulsory in Himalaya, but we do recommend you are covered for *diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, *hepatitis B, *malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus.

We also recommend:

  • A dental check-up prior to travelling.
  • That you know your blood group in case of emergency.

That if you have any pre-existing medical conditions which might affect you on tour, you make these known to your tour leader and Ace the Himalaya at the time of your booking.

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