Bhutan Textile Tour

Embark on a Bhutan Textile Tour and delve into the intricate world of Bhutanese weaving, embroidery, and textile traditions. Explore local workshops, meet skilled artisans, and witness the creation of exquisite textiles that reflect Bhutan’s rich cultural heritage. Immerse yourself in this unique cultural journey through the artistry of Bhutanese textiles.

Textile Tour Overview

  • Day 1 Arrival at Paro International Airport
  • Day 2 Thimphu Tour and visit the weaving centre.
  • Day 3 Thimphu to Punakha, visit Dochula Pass.
  • Day 4 Punakha to Bumthang. Distance | Driving Time
  • Day 5 Bumthang Sightseeing and visit Weaving Center.
  • Day 6 Bumthang to Paro via Flight
  • Day 7 Paro Textile Tour
  • Day 8 Tiger Nest Hike
  • Day 9 Paro to Airport and See Off.

Textile Tour Cost

All our tour costs include Sustainable Development Fees of USD 100 Per person. Below are the tour cost depending upon the number of pax.

  • Solo travellers Cost USD
  • 2 Pax Group Cost USD
  • 3 to 4 Pax Group Cost USD

Best Time to Visit Bhutan for a Textile Tour

For a textile tour, you can visit Bhutan any time of the year. There is no time restriction.

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Bhutan Textile Tour Itinerary

Arrive at Paro International Airport. Your guide will greet you and transfer you to your hotel.
Visit Ta Dzong: Explore the National Museum, which showcases a rich collection of Bhutanese art, artifacts, and textiles. Paro Rinpung Dzong: Visit this historic fortress-monastery, which offers insights into Bhutanese architecture and textile traditions.
Overnight in Paro: Enjoy a welcome dinner featuring traditional Bhutanese cuisine.

After breakfast, drive to Bhutan's capital, Thimphu (1.5 hours).
Textile Museum: Visit the National Textile Museum, which displays an impressive collection of Bhutanese textiles and provides a comprehensive overview of the country's weaving traditions.
Handicrafts Emporium: Explore the various handicrafts, including exquisite hand-woven textiles, available for purchase.
Weaving Center: Visit the Gagyel Lhundrup Weaving Centre, where you can observe weavers at work and learn about different weaving techniques.
Overnight in Thimphu: Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

After breakfast, drive to Punakha, the former capital of Bhutan (2.5 hours).
Dochula Pass: Stop at Dochula Pass for panoramic views of the Himalayas and visit the 108 stupas.
Chimi Lhakhang: Visit this fertility temple, known for its unique traditions and beautiful hand-woven offerings.
Punakha Dzong: Explore one of Bhutan's most impressive dzongs, which showcases stunning architecture and textile displays. Overnight in Punakha: Enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Embark on a scenic drive to Bumthang, the cultural heartland of Bhutan (6-7 hours).
Chumey Valley: Visit the Chumey Valley, known for its Yathra weaving. Explore the weaving centers and learn about the unique woolen textiles produced here.
Overnight in Bumthang: Relax at your hotel and prepare for an immersive cultural experience.

Jakar Dzong: Visit this historic dzong, which houses beautiful textiles and religious artifacts.
Kurjey Lhakhang: Explore this sacred site, known for its stunning wall paintings and intricate textile offerings.
Tamshing Lhakhang: Visit this monastery, famous for its ancient Buddhist paintings and hand-woven fabrics.
Local Weaver Visits: Spend the afternoon visiting local weavers and observing their techniques.
Overnight in Bumthang: Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Fly to Paro: Take a domestic flight back to Paro.
Kyichu Lhakhang: Visit one of Bhutan's oldest and most beautiful temples, known for its sacred textiles.
Paro Town Exploration: Spend the afternoon exploring Paro town, visiting local markets, and shopping for textiles. Overnight in Paro: Enjoy a farewell dinner and reflect on your journey.

Visit Farm House. Spend the afternoon exploring Paro town, visiting local markets, and shopping for textiles.
Overnight in Paro: Enjoy a farewell dinner and reflect on your journey.

Tiger's Nest Monastery: Optional early morning hike to the iconic Paro Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) Monastery for a final memorable experience.

Traveling from Bumthang to Paro by flight is the quickest and most convenient way to cover the distance between these two significant locations in Bhutan. Here’s a detailed itinerary for the journey:
Duration: Approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour
Airline: Druk Air (Royal Bhutan Airlines).
Departure Airport: Bathpalathang Airport (Bumthang)
Arrival Airport: Paro International Airport
Morning: 7:00 AM - Breakfast at Hotel: Enjoy a hearty breakfast at your hotel in Bumthang. Make sure to confirm your flight details and transportation to the airport with your tour operator.
8:00 AM - Transfer to Bathpalathang Airport: Your driver will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to Bathpalathang Airport. The drive typically takes about 10-15 minutes, depending on your hotel’s location.
At Bathpalathang Airport:
8:30 AM - Arrival at Bathpalathang Airport: Arrive at the airport and proceed with check-in procedures. Be sure to carry your passport, flight ticket, and any necessary travel documents.
Security Check and Boarding: Pass through security and wait in the departure lounge until boarding is announced. Enjoy views of the surrounding landscape while you wait.
Flight from Bumthang to Paro:
9:30 AM - Flight Departure: Board your flight to Paro. The flight duration is approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour, offering spectacular aerial views of the Bhutanese landscape, including valleys, forests, and the majestic Himalayas.
In-Flight Experience: Keep your camera handy as the flight provides stunning views of the mountains and valleys. The flight is usually smooth, and the aircraft are well-maintained.
Arrival at Paro International Airport:
10:30 AM - Arrival in Paro: Upon arrival at Paro International Airport, disembark and proceed through arrival procedures. Collect your luggage and meet your guide or driver at the arrivals area.
Transfer to Hotel: Your guide will transfer you to your hotel in Paro

The Tiger's Nest Monastery, or Paro Taktsang, is one of Bhutan's most iconic landmarks. Perched on a cliffside 3,120 meters (10,240 feet) above sea level, this sacred site offers stunning views and a profound spiritual experience. Here's a detailed itinerary for a hike to the Tiger's Nest Monastery.
Morning:
6:00 AM - Breakfast at Hotel: Start your day with a hearty breakfast at your hotel in Paro. Ensure you have sufficient energy for the hike.
7:00 AM - Depart for Tiger's Nest Base: Drive to the base of the hike, approximately 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) from Paro town. The drive takes around 20 minutes.
Start of Hike:
7:30 AM - Begin the Hike: Start your hike from the base. The trail is well-marked and ascends through pine forests and past a series of prayer flags and small shrines.
First Leg (Base to Cafeteria): The initial part of the hike is moderately steep. After about an hour, you'll reach a cafeteria located at a scenic viewpoint. Here, you can take a break, enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, and admire the distant view of the monastery.
Second Leg (Cafeteria to Monastery): The next part of the trail is more challenging, with steeper sections and steps. After another hour, you will reach the viewpoint just across the gorge from the monastery. From here, it's a short descent and then an ascent of steps to the monastery entrance.
At the Monastery:
10:00 AM - Explore Tiger's Nest Monastery: Arrive at the monastery. You'll need to leave your bags and cameras in lockers, as photography inside is not allowed. A guide will show you around the various shrines within the complex and explain the history and significance of the site.
History and Significance: Learn about the legend of Guru Rinpoche, who is said to have flown to this location on the back of a tigress in the 8th century to meditate.
Sacred Sites: Visit the inner sanctuaries and prayer rooms, and witness monks in prayer.
Lunch:
12:00 PM - Lunch at Cafeteria: Hike back to the cafeteria for a well-deserved lunch. Enjoy a packed lunch or Bhutanese meal provided by your tour operator.
Descent:
1:00 PM - Begin Descent: Start your descent back to the base. The return journey is easier, taking about 1 to 1.5 hours.
3:00 PM - Arrive at Base: Reach the base and meet your driver for the return trip to your hotel.
Afternoon:
3:30 PM - Return to Hotel: Drive back to your hotel in Paro for a well-earned rest.
4:00 PM - Free Time: Relax at your hotel, or take a leisurely walk around Paro town, visiting local markets and cafes.
Tips for the Hike
Fitness Level: The hike is moderately challenging, so a reasonable level of fitness is required.
What to Wear: Dress in layers, as temperatures can vary. Wear comfortable hiking shoes with good grip.
What to Bring: Carry water, snacks, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a walking stick if needed. Don't forget your camera for the stunning views (outside the monastery).
Altitude: Take your time and pace yourself, especially if you're not used to the altitude.
Respect: Dress modestly and respect the religious significance of the site.
Hiking to the Tiger's Nest Monastery is an unforgettable experience that combines natural beauty, physical challenge, and spiritual enrichment. Whether you're seeking adventure, serenity, or a deeper connection to Bhutan's rich cultural heritage, this hike is a must-do on any visit to Bhutan.

Drive to Paro and See OFF.

Inclusion

Cost Inclusion

  • All transport within Bhutan including airpot pick and drop.
  • Licensed Guide approved by DOT.
  • All meals as per the itinerary.
  • All entrance fees for temples and monuments.
  • All sightseeing as per the itinerary.
  • Accommodation in 3 Star Hotel

Cost Exclusion

  • International and Domestic flights.
  • Insurance Premiums.
  • Alcoholic drinks.
  • Tips and Gratuity for Guides and Driver.

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Bhutan Textile Tour

Tour Inclusion and Exclusion

  • 3 Star Hotel approved by Department of Tourism.
  • Paro International Airport
  • All year round.
  • Licensed Tour Guide approved by Department of Tourism.
  • All our tour includes fullboard
  • We dont accept cards for payment. All our payment should be wire transferred via correspondent bank.
  • All hotels have good Wifi system.