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Bhutan Cultural Tour 9 Days

  • Stunning and scenic flight to Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan with interesting tour
  • Small and beautiful of varied landscapes with views of mountains and local village life
  • Tour of famous Taksing Monastery Tiger Nest the land famed landmark of Bhutan
  • Visiting important historical and religious impressive sites and monuments

Scenic and cultural tour in the land of thundering dragon with impressive visits at places of interest

The Bhutan Cultural Tour is a short, exciting, and interesting trip to the Land of Himalayan Kingdom. Also known as the Thundering Dragon, a landlocked country sandwiched between Tibet in the North, and India towards the West / South.

An amazing country to experience for a few days that takes you to the medieval period. Within the backdrop of ancient historical monuments and fascinating colorful cultures of its own, quite similar to its Tibetan predecessors. The traditions of Bhutan are as old as back to 747 A.D. Once a mystical country enriched with high Himalayan peaks. Includes scenic green hills and valleys dotted with farm villages and towns, where travelers can witness wonderful exotic places.

The Bhutan Cultural Tour involves a panoramic flight over the Himalayan Mountain range, facing views of famous peaks. Likewise, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, and Mt. Kanchenjunga as the plane lands at Paro, Bhutan’s International Airport.

From Paro onwards, our native Bhutanese guide will show you the wonders of beautiful Bhutan. The main highlight of the Bhutan Cultural Tour is a hike to the country’s famous landmark the Taktsang Monastery. Which translates as Tiger’s Nest Monastery from the local language of Tibetan origin.

The tour takes you around exciting places around Paro town and the valley visiting ancient forts / Dzong. The scenic drive leads to Bhutan’s capital city of Thimphu, enjoy the warm traditional hospitality of the Bhutanese.

The tour takes you to various interesting historical, and cultural sites from ancient monasteries and, stupas to handicraft workshops. Where you can observe the ancient arts of religious painting and a museum of great interest.

On completing the Bhutan Cultural Tour, after a wonderful experience and then fly back to Kathmandu, or your next port of call.

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On reaching Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport where you will be warmly received by our guide and staff and then transfer you to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city.

First check into your hotel rooms on getting refreshed from the flight and with Jet-Lag, then join with other members of Bhutan Cultural Tour for a group briefing, where our expert guides will inform regarding your stay in Nepal, hotels, trekking, local lodge and overland drives with do’s and don’ts information, evening welcome group dinner in authentic Nepalese restaurants with Folk cultural programs to entertain you during your meals.

    Morning after breakfast leave the hotel for exciting guided sightseeing around Kathmandu where our city guide will lead you to places of interest, Kathmandu a metropolitan city still retains its ancient heritage and varied ancient culture where you will visit world heritage sites around Kathmandu for half day or full day.

    After an interesting and wonderful tour of ancient historical and religious sites around Kathmandu, with afternoon free preparation for next day journey to Bhutan Cultural Tour.

      Morning transfer to Kathmandu international airport for scenic flight to Paro in Bhutan, less than an hour flight to reach at Bhutan international airport in Paro, after going through visa formalities our native guide of Bhutan and representative will receives you and then drive for few hours to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan.

      On drive with views of countryside dotted with farm villages and terraces with typical Bhutanese landscapes and Buddhist culture architecture villages. On reaching Thimphu check into nice heritage style hotels, afternoon at leisure with time for a walk around the market and observe the Bhutanese way of life.

        After refreshing breakfast our guide will take you on a tour of memorial stupa, indigenous hospital, where traditional medicine is still practiced and the painting school. Tour of Memorial Chorten (temple) built in memory of the late 3rd King of Bhutan. Visit of ChangangkhaLhakhang, the oldest temple in the valley offering a nice view of the valley, a short scenic drive for a visit of the largest and recently built statue of Buddha with wonderful view of entire Thimphu valley.

        After an interesting tour around Thimphu return back to hotel, after lunch tour around traditional Hand Made Paper Mill, School of Arts and Crafts where students learn 13 different arts used predominantly in Bhutan, Folk Heritage Museum, National Library and the Traditional Institute of Medicine. Drive to the Zilukha nunnery to meet the nuns and interact with them.

          After a great time in Thimphu, morning scenic drive to Punakhafor few hours as ride leads over Dochu-la pass at 3,200 m, in fine clear weather a fantastic view of Bhutan’s highest mountains Chomolhari / Jumolhari can be seen with other snowcapped peaks extending almost 180 degrees.

          Walk around 108 stupa and continue drive to sub- tropical valley of Punakha, on arrival, if time permits hike to the temple of ChimiLakhang, the temple of fertility associated with religious art of phallus.

            At Punkakha a short hike for less than 2 hours to Tashigang Hongtso Monastery, located into a clearing at the edge of a serene forested area overlooking the town of Hongtso, Tashigang has been one of our favorite visits for well over a decade. In the surrounding buildings are pilgrims practicing silent meditation, and a peaceful calm pervades the area.

            The monastery houses about 40 orphans, who receive language, religious and general education from the monks an interesting tour of the Gompa (monastery), observe a private ceremony with chanting using ceremonial instruments in the main temple room, here you can interact with head lama. A nice drive at the top of Dochu-la for superb views of Himalaya peaks, including the unclimbed peak Gangkhar Puensum, 7570 m (24,836 feet).

            Then back to Punakha Valley for the drive to Paro with superb scenery of Bhutan countryside and villages. On reaching Paro transfer into a nice hotel for overnight with rest of the afternoon at leisure for short walks around the market.

              Morning after breakfast, our expert guide will take you on a pleasant walk or short drive with an hour uphill hike to Bhutan’s famous landmark old Taksang Monastery known as Tiger's Nest.

              A place for retreats and meditation of many Buddhist monks and high priest of Bhutan, the monastery located within the overhanging rock cliff with superb views of Paro town and snowcapped peaks towards north, from here with steep downhill a short drive to visit 17thcentury Ta-Dzong, later converted into the National Museum in 1967, afternoon free at leisure for stroll around Paro shops and markets.

                Morning transfer to Paro airport for the flight to Kathmandu or to your next respective destination with connecting flight from Delhi-India or back to Kathmandu, during air scenic views of mountains, green scenery of hills and farm fields within nice villages and towns as flight lands back at Kathmandu and then drive within hustle and bustle city life of Kathmandu.

                On reaching your hotel with time for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.

                  Your last memorable day in Nepal after a wonderful experience on Bhutan Cultural Tour with great service of Explorer Adventure, and as per your international flight then transfer to Kathmandu international airport for homeward bound or to your respective destinations.

                    Bhutan Cultural Tour 9 Days FAQs

                    • Bhutan, after a self-isolation from the outside world opened up its door for foreign visitors from 1974.

                      An effort to raise revenue and to promote Bhutanese unique culture and traditions to the outside world.

                    • The Time Zone is UTC (Universal Time Coordinated) of GMT Offset: UTC/GMT +6 Hours ahead. The local currencies of Bhutan are called Ngultrum which is equivalent to 1 US$ is approx. 83 Ngultrum local currency of Bhutan.

                    • Depending upon one interest for each travelers, it is well worth a visit to experience the hidden cultures. As well the ancient history of Bhutan and its beautiful landscapes of green valleys, hills and snowy mountains.

                      As well the warm traditional heritage hospitality of the Bhutanese people makes any travelers worth visiting.

                    • Bhutan since it was opened from 1974 onwards, realizing the mass flow of tourism and the impact on country’s cultures. Making it quite expensive for travelers to Bhutan in order to control the great numbers of visitors.

                      As well to preserve its natural pristine environment and its ancient cultures of bygone times.

                    • Mahayana sect of Tibetan Buddhism is the official and main religion of Bhutan, majority 75% of the population.

                      Having other minor religion, the Hindu, ancient Bon sect of pre-Buddhism, with small proportion of Christianity.