8 Days Bhutan Cultural Tour

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$2490.00

Duration

8 days

Tour Type

Explore Tours

8 Days Bhutan Cultural Heritage Tours mostly focus on the heritage and rich culture of Bhutan. Our Bhutan trip plan for 8 days is designed to take you through the splendor of this country. The monasteries, stupas, and other religious monuments are scattered across the country. The people of Bhutan have drawn a rich culture from this heritage and made it the essence of our unique culture and identity.

8 Days Bhutan Trip Fact

  • Tour Duration: 7 Nights and 8 Days
  • Guide: Licensed Tour Guide
  • Meals: All Inclusive
  • Transport: Private
  • Tour Start and End: Paro to Paro
  • Tour Cost: US$ 2490 Per Person.

8 Days Bhutan Cultural Trip Highlight

  • Discover the colorful Tradition and Culture of Bhutan.
  • Enjoy the deep heritage tour.
  • Explore the best of western Bhutan.
  • Visit the majestic Punakha Dzong.
  • Visit the highest Chelela Pass.
  • Discover the remote Haa valley recently opened for tourism.

8 Days Bhutan Cultural Tour Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival at Paro Airport (2300m)
  • Day 02: Thimphu Tour (2200m)
  • Day 03: Thimphu to Punakha ( 1242m)
  • Day 04: Punakha to Gangtye (2800m)
  • Day 05: Gangtey to Paro
  • Day 06 Paro to Haa
  • Day 07: Haa to Paro via Kili Goenpa Hike.
  • Day 08: Drop to Airport.

Included/Exclude

All Meals (8 lunch, 8 Breakfast & 8 Dinner). All Entrance fees as per the itinerary. Government approved Guide. Airport Pick and Drop. Transportation within the country. All service charges. Hotstone bath in farm house stay. Visa Fees.
Insurance premiums. Payments for service provided on a personal basis. International flight tickets. Cost for any services not mentioned in the "Cost Include head". Cost incurred due to mishaps, strikes, political unrest etc. Personal expense in items such as laundry, soft drinks, Camera Charges, Bottle water, incidentals, Portage, Bellboy charges tips or any other services. Tips for Guide and Driver

Tour Plan

Arrive Paro and drive to Thimphu.

Your Guide from Tour Bhutan will receive you at the airport with white khadhar. After tea drive to 16th century fortress the Drugyel Dzong and explore the beautiful architect for the fortress. On a clear day experience an unforgettable view of Mt. Jhomolhari (7,314 m). On the way back, visit Kichu Lhakhang, built-in 659 A.D by the Tibetan king Srongsen Gampo. Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

  • Distance: 60Km from Paro to Thimphu.
  • Driving Time: 1 Hour
  • Altitude: 2200m

Thimphu falls in western Bhutan. The day begins with a visit to the National Memorial Chorten (1974) built-in honor of our late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. We then visit the National Library, stocked with ancient Buddhist manuscripts. After lunch visit the Painting School where traditional art is still kept alive through instructions in the art of painting Thangkas (sacred Buddhist religious scrolls).

Other highlights include a visit to the Tashichho Dzong, the seat of the national government, and the Central Monastic Body, including the summer residence of the Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot of Bhutan).  Visit weekend market in Thimphu where you get organic fruits and vegetable. people from all around Bhutan come here to sell their product. Over night in Hotel.

  • Distance: 80Km from Thimphu to Punakha
  • Driving Time: 2.5 Hour
  • Max Altitude: 3200m at Dochula Pass and Punakha is 1242m.
  • Over Night: at Punakha

Punakha is the old capital of Bhutan.  Visit Dochula pass while driving towards punakha valley. If the weather is clear, we stop for a while at Dochula pass to view Higher Himalayas. While in Punakha, visit 16th century majestic Punakha Dzong. For many years until the time of the second king, it served as the seat of the Government.  Punakha is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpo and King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk convened the new national Assembly here in 1952. Overnight in Hotel.

  • Distance: 80Km from Punakha to Gangtey.
  • Driving Time: 2.5 Hour
  • Altitude: 2800m

During your stay in Gangtey, make sure to include a visit to the renowned Gangtey Gompa. This magnificent temple was established in 1613 by Gyaltse Pema Thinley, who was not only the grandson of Pema Lingpa but also considered the embodiment of his enlightened mind.

While in Gangtey, you must also explore the breathtaking Phobjikha valley, which is renowned for hosting flocks of elegant Black Necked Cranes during the winter months.

To ensure you have a delightful experience, a packed lunch will be provided for you to savor at Gangtey. After a fulfilling day, you can look forward to a comfortable overnight stay at the Hotel.

  • Distance: 190Km from Paro to Thimphu.
  • Driving Time: 5 Hours
  • Altitude: 2300m at Paro

Paro tour includes a visit to Ta Dzong (built in 1656 and renovated in 1968), an ancient watchtower, which now houses the National Museum. Below the museum is the Paro Rimpung Dzong (literally meaning “Heap of Jewels”, built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the center of civil and religious authority in this valley. A short walk takes you to the base of the dzong and across a traditional cantilevered, covered bridge. In the evening, drive to Thimphu. Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

  • Distance: 80 km from Paro to Haa.
  • Driving Time: 2 Hours
  • Altitude: 2700m

Haa Tour. Drive to Haa via Chelela Pass. The pass offers the best view of both Haa and Paro valley.

Haa District is one of the 20 dzongkhag or districts comprising Bhutan. As Per the 2017 census, the population of Haa dzongkhag was 13,655 in 2,952 households making it the second least populated dzongkhag in Bhutan after Gasa. The dominant language of the district is Dzongkha, the national language. Haa opened its place for tourists only in 2011.

  • Distance: 80Km from Haa to Paro.
  • Driving Time: 2.5 Hour
  • Max Altitude: 4200m at Chelela Pass.
  • Chelela to Kiligoenpa Hike time: 2 Hours

Hike the most beautiful Kiligoenpa monastery starting from Bhutan’s Highest road point Chelela (4200M) towards Paro.

Your 8 Days Bhutan Cultural Tour ends here with our guide and driver seeing you off. Depart Home

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