Living Culture of Bhutan

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  • Duration: 8 days
  • Price: $1,790

Here we will explore Bhutan’s culture, tradition and heritage to provide you a deeper insight into Bhutan’s way of life, thinking and mindset. You will daily immerse into the ordinary lives of Bhutanese and we will arrange exclusive activities including farmhouse visits, interaction with the nomadic tribes and participation in special Buddhist ceremonies.

We will also arrange a visit to some cultural sites such as the national museum, Rinpung dzong and the Tigers Nest monastery (Taktshang). In Thimphu we will visit the national memorial Chorten, the 12th century Changangkha Lhakhang (Temple), the National Library that houses ancient scriptures of Bhutan and then we will ride towards Punakha dzong to visit the temple of fertility or Chimi Lhakhang.

Day 1
Arrival Paro – Thimphu

Upon arrival at the Paro International Airport, you will be received by our Guide and Driver who will  drive you to Thimphu.   You will enjoy the drive from Paro-Thimphu through the valley and beautiful landscapes.   Visit National Memorial Chorten, Buddha Dordhenma and Tashichhodzong before you finally retire for the night.

Day 2
Thimphu Sightseeing

Morning half day excursion to Tango Cheri Monastery. Afternoon visit , Changangkha Lhakhang, Takin Zoo, Royal Textile Museum and General post office.

Day 3
Thimphu – Punakha

Morning visit National Library, National Institute of Traditional Medicine, Folk Heritage Museum and finally drive towards Punakha via Dochula Pass.

Day 4
Punakha Local Sightseeing

Morning hike to Khamsum Yuelling temple and Punakha Dzong including the longest Suspension bridge (230 meters). If time permits in the afternoon explore Talo Village.

Day 5
Punakha – Paro

Drive towards Paro visting Chimi Lhakhang, Botanical Garden at Lam Peri, stop at Dochula Pass, Semtokha Dzong and Tachog Lhakhang.

Day 6
Hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery

Morning hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery. Later afternoon, photo shot wearing traditional Gho and Kira and witness or practice Archery match.

Day 7
Excursion to Haa Valley

Depart for Haa, the westernmost valley in Bhutan. This is a beautiful drive (3.5 h) that is relatively free of traffic. The road takes us back to Chuzom (river confluence) where we catch a glimpse of the three shrines in Nepali, Tibetan and Bhutanese style which were built to ward off evil spirits, and then traverses left past Dobje Dzong, an ancient prison which now houses a monastery. Picturesque and quaint villages dot the hillsides for the rest of our drive to Haa.

Day 8

After breakfast, depending on your flight timing our Guide and Driver will drive you to Paro Airport for your onward journey.

* Please note that this itinerary is flexible and can be adjusted to suit your convenience. Therefore, before booking the trip please contact us to discuss your programme.
  • Double room on twin sharing basis in government approved 3 star hotels.
  • Single room supplement is additional of USD 45 per night per room. All three meals (does not cover water and other beverages ordered in hotels/restaurants).
  • Bottled mineral water for the entire trip (except water ordered in the hotels and restaurants).
  • Afternoon tea and snacks.
  • English speaking and knowledgeable guide.
  • Comfortable SUV and an experienced driver.
  • Institutional entrance fees.
  • Visa fee and processing charges.
  • Government taxes.
  • All administrative cost.
  • Full service & assistance before, during and after your Bhutan trip.
  • Airfare.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Tipping.