Bhutan Cultural Tour (7 ngày 6 đêm)

7 Days+ 6 Nights

$1180/ người ( nhóm trên 3)

Day 1 - Arrive in Paro – Thimphu

During the flight on a clear day, you will get to enjoy breathtakings views of Mount Everest, Kanchenjungha, and other famous Himalayan peaks including sacred Mount Jumolhari and Jichu Drake Peaks in Bhutan. Upon arrival at Paro Airport, you will be greeted by our representative and trasfered to your hotel.  The drive to Thimphu is about 1 hour.  On route, enjoy the view of the valley of Thimphu River through a rather arid and Rocky landscape. 

After lunch we will take you to visit the The King's Memorial Chorten (built-in memory of The Third King of Bhutan who reigned from 1952-1972), Changgangkha Monastery, the radio tower (for a great view of Thimphu Valley and The Thimphu Dzong).  Overnight stay at Hotel in Thimphu.

Day 2 - Thimphu 

After breakfast, we will visit The School of Traditional Arts; visit weaving centre and the Zilukha nunnery which was built by Drupthop in 14thcentury. After lunch we will visit to Budha point, the world largest statue of Buddha following up to the Takin (Bhutan National Animal) zoo. Evening visits the traditional medicine hospital and later will be at leisure and you can stroll in the town, visit local handicraft shops, do shopping as you like.  Homestay  in Thimphu.

Day 3 - Drive to Punakha

After breakfast you will visit Simtokha Dzong, the oldest Dzong in the country that was built in the year 1629, thereafter the road climbs for ahour an hour till you reach Dochula Pass at an altitude of 3150m dotted with colorful prayer flags and 108 Stupa.  Weather permits, this pass offers the most spectacular view over the high peaks of the Eastern Himalayans. You may enjoy a hot cup of tea/coffee (at own expenses) at the Dochula tourist's cafe.  Continue to descend en route to Punakha & Wangdue through the temperate forest of rhododendron & magnolia bloom in spring, then a semi-tropial zone where orange trees, banana trees and cactuses are found in abdundance.  Have lunch on the way.  After lunch, you will take a walk to the temple standing on a round hill rock through a paddy field to Chimi Lhakhang or the temple of fertility. It is about 20 minutes walk through rice terraces and the village of Yoakha. The temple is situated on the spur above the village. It is believed that barren couple will have children if they get blessing for this temple and from there drive to Punakha and visit Bhutan's most spectacular Punakha Dzong and walk in the Dzong by crossing the cantilever bridge. The Punakha Dzong was built in the year 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. Overnight stay at hotel in Punakha.

Day 4 – Punakha To Thimphu

After breakfast  at the hotel, we will take you to about ten kilometers north of Punakha, on a hill rock called Nyizergang, HM the Queen Ashi Tshering Yangden has three stores chorten called Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten consecrated in December 1999. Situated in idyllic rural countryside, 45minutes climb from the road is well worth to see the paintings, which are beautiful and present an incredibly complex iconography and the statues followed up by visit the Nunnery.  After having lunch  drive to Thimphu which takes around 3 hours, crossing over Dochula pass. At the pass, you will view 108 Stupas which commisioned by the former Queen as a memorial to those who has lost their lives during the low intensity confict in late 2002, when the Indian rebels camped in the jungle on the Bhutan-Indian border was evicted.  On a clear day you will see breathtaking view of the eastern Himalaya and depending on the time of the year the vista can vary from alpine snow (Nov-Mar) to a profusion of blossom (Mar-May) splashed among the soft green of the wild herbs and forest trees and after reaching Thimphu you can go for shopping in the handicraft shop available at Town and today you will have a dinner at Tour operators home with tour operators family where you will experience how the Bhutanese life living in the town area.  Overnight at hotel in Thimphu.

Day 5 – Thimphu to Paro

After breakfast, you will drive to paro and upon reaching Paro on the way back to the town you will visit the oldest temple called Kichu Lhakhang, one of Bhutan's oldest and most revered temples, which was built by a Tibetan king in 7th century to subdue the demoness and followed by visit Paro Rimpong Dzong which was built in 17th Century and visit to Ta Dzong from where you can enjoy the view of the valley. Today we will have our dinner at Kicchu Eco Farm House, where you can get a chance to play tradition archery, which is the national game of Bhutan. Upon the clients decision they will also get a chance to take hot stone bath, however, the client’s needs to pay little $ for that. After experiencing archery and hot stone bath we will enjoy the dinner at Eco farm house.  Overnight at hotel in Paro. 

Day 6 - Hike to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger Nest)

After breakfast, drive about 30 minutes and hike to Taktsang Goempa (Tiger's Nest Monastery). The hike upto the viewpoint will take about 1 1/2 hours and from there you will enjoy a spectacular view of the monastery clinging to the side of the cliff. You will stop here for refreshments and then hike further upto the monastery which should take another 1 1/2 hours. It was first built in 1692, around the Taktsang Senge Samdup, a cave where Guru Padmasambhava is said to have meditated for three months in the 8th century. It is believed that Guru Rinpoche (Guru Padmasambhava) flew to this location from Khenpajong, Tibet on the back of a tigress and subdued a demon. He then performed meditation in one of the caves here and emerged in eight incarnated forms (manifestations) and blessed the place. Subsequently, the place came to be known as the “Tiger’s Nest”. Guru Padmasambhava.

After visiting Taktshang then you will visit Dorji Dema farm house at Paro for lunch, where you will experience the life of pure Bhutanese citizen. In the evening you can go around Paro town for shopping.   Overnight stay at Hotel in Paro.

Day 7: Departure

Our representatives will transfer you to Paro International Airport.  Wish you a safe journey and thanks for visiting Bhutan.  Hope to see you again.

 What is included in the tour package?

  • Bhutan Government Royalty of US$65 per night per person
  • Private guided tour
  • Visas for Bhutan
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily 3 meals (B/L/D) at designated restaurants or hotels
  • Accommodation at 3 star hotel
  • A qualified & licensed English-speaking guide
  • An experienced driver
  • A tour vehicle
  • Entry fees & road permits
  • Mineral bottled water
  • Full service & assistance before, during and after your Bhutan trip

What is not included in the tour package?

  • Flight on other airline to catch Drukair Flight
  • Flight into Bhutan via Drukair from Bangkok to Paro To Bangkok
  • Hotel stay outside of Bhutan
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals at 4-5 stars restaurants
  • Tips for the guide and driver
  • Alcoholic drink
  • Expenditure of personal nature

NOTE:

  1. The above hotel ranks are 3 star hotel. However, if the clients wish to stay in 4 and 5 star hotel then we can arrange. However, rate will be different which will be higher than the above given depending upon the rate of 4 & 5 star hotels.
  2. The Bhutanese national dress for both the man and woman are provided by tour operator from start of your tour till end of your tour as an complementary from tour operator.
  3. If the clients prefer to use SIMCARD during their stay in Bhutan, then the tour operator can arrange simcard. However, each simcard will cost USD $ 5.  If you use simcard then you are connected to 3G whole round the tour.
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