Highlights of Bhutan cultural tour is the country’s magnificent architecture and arts and crafts. It is a significant part of the Bhutanese national identity. Your tour starts from Kathmandu airport with a scenic flight to Paro airport of Bhutan.
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Bhutan cultural tour from Kathmandu is becoming one of the popular choices among travelers as a result travelers are increasing day by day. First of all, I would like to explain the capital city of Bhutan. It is the only capital city in the world without a traffic light. Bhutan is a small kingdom resting in between India and China in South Asia so, it is a landlocked country.
The land area occupied by Bhutan is just 38,394 sq. km. and the population of Bhutan is 797,765 according to the estimation of 2016. The official language of Bhutanese people is Dzongkha and the currency is Ngultrum. The capital city and largest city is Thimpu. Bhutan has a few fertile regions because Bhutan mostly consists of the mountainous region.
The main seasons of Bhutan are:
June-August: Summer and Monsoon
Bhutan follows Driglam Namzha to preserve the traditions and cultures therefore, it is a set of etiquette as what to wear, how to eat, talk, bow down and so on. It was introduced and implemented in the 90s and has been followed ever since. Thimpu, the capital city of Bhutan is the only capital in the world
Bhutan measures the prosperity of people by taking the citizen’s happiness level into consideration because they think that happiness can not compare with Gross Domestic Product. Gross National Happiness, or GNH, is a holistic and sustainable approach to development which, balances material and non-material values with the conviction that humans want to search for happiness.
We begin the Bhutan Cultural Tour with a scenic one hour flight to Paro airport from Kathmandu. We commence this culture tour from Paro valley where you can explore places like Rinpung Dzong, Lhakhang Temple etc among others. In Thimpu, we can visit many interesting landmarks and explore places like Punakha and Gangtey. Enjoying the panoramic view of Black Mountain, special cultural shows and festivals during the tour certainly satisfy you.
Highlights of Tour:
- Taschicho Dzong
- Rinpung Dzong
- Drukgyal Dzong
- Punakha Dzong
- Trashigang Dzong
- Trongsa Dzong
- Chele La Pass
- Dochula Pass
- National Museum of Bhutan
- Tower of Trongsa Royal Heritage Museum
- Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten
- Paro Taktsang: Tiger’s Nest Monastery
- Kyichu Lhakhang
- Dechen Phodrang Monastery
- Gangtey Monastery
There are many beautiful places to visit in Bhutan which create many fun activities can be done. Some of the best activities are for you for example:
- Hot Spring Therapy
- Jholmolhari Trek
All these tourism destination sites and activities certainly make Bhutan cultural tour from Nepal, a popular choice among the travelers day by day. For the alternative of this tour, you can select the Lhasa tour from Kathmandu Nepal too.
Bhutan Cultural Tour: 04 nights 05 days
Day 01: Thimphu
Arrival in Paro, Transfer to Thimphu (L/D)Arrive by air in Paro airport and finish the customs and immigration formalities. Now we need to keep our copy of the visa clearance letter handy. Meet our guide outside of the terminal building. The guide will take us to Thimphu, also explain us the rules and regulation of Bhutan. We can explore the city in the evening. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 02: Punakha
Thimphu to Punakha (B/L/D)In the morning after breakfast, we will have sightseeing tour of Traditional arts and crafts and Tashicho Dzong and Mini Zoo too. After that, we will be transferred to Punakha dzong (Punakha dzong, also known as Pugtan Dewa Chhenbi Phodrang. It is the administrative centre of Punakha district. Before the capital of Bhutan moved to Thimphu, Punakha Dzong was the administrative centre and the seat of the Government of Bhutan until 1955. It was constructed by Ngawang Namgyal, 1st Zhabdrung Rinpoche, in 1637). Overnight in a Hotel.
Day 03: Paro
Punakha to Paro Via Wangdue (B/L/D)In the morning after breakfast, we will visit Chime Lhakhang and Punakha valley then we will be driven back to Thimphu via Douchula Pass continue drive to Paro. Overnight in a Hotel.
Day 04: Paro
Paro full day sightseeing (B/L/D)In the morning after breakfast, approxmately 4 hours hike to Tiger's Nest Monastery. After that we will visit Kichu Lhakhang, National Museum and Farm House. Overnight in a Hotel.
Day 05: Departure
Departure (B)After breakfast, we will be transferred to the Airport for our departure flight to onward destination.
– Transfer by Private vehicle
– All necessary travel permits
– English speaking local guide throughout the tour
– Accommodation on twin room sharing basis
– All entry fees as per the itinerary
– Meal plan is in full board basis
– Drinks (including tea) and Bar Bill (beverage)
– Evacuation/rescue in case of emergency
– Personal insurance
– Tipping to guide and porter
– Any kinds of Insurance
– Additional cost, due to unforeseen circumstances as well as natural calamities.
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