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Bhutan Cultural Tours

Trip Duration: 7 Days
Fitness level: Easy 
Arrival on: Kathmandu Departure from: Kathmandu
Accommodation: Hotel

Overview

Bhutan Cultural Tour provides opportunity to our client’s directly interact with local people, experience culture, and unforgettable mountain sights.  Bhutan cultural tours are designed to bring travelers close to the unspoiled land that is home to a vibrant Buddhist way of life, and as close in spirit to Shambala as an earth bound kingdom of Himalayas. Satori Adventures provide opportunity for those clients who have a week time for holidays and looking for tranquility of Himalayan countries. Tibet is one of the paramount objectives for cultural and historical tour. In this package we include Paro and Thimpu is( historical town) Punakhaand and Bumthang (cultural and heritage sites) tour. In these townships you can discover the spirit of the Bhutanese, visit numerous sacred sites, Dzongs, temples, landmarks, monasteries, markets, farm houses, schools & museums.

Bhutan cultural tour package starts from Paro airport after an hour’s scenic flight from Kathmandu. Our previous clients have planned to visit Rinpung Dzong, Ta Dzong and Kichu Lhakhang, which is oldest temple in the Bhutan. Our sightseeing guide will lead you in an hour’s trek to the famous Tiger’s Nest Monastery. In thimphu you will be visiting Memorial Chorten, Simtokha Dzong, National Libraty, Institute for Zorig Chusum, Medicine institute, folk heritage museum. From Thimphu you we will head to Punakha and visit the extra ordinary Punakha Dzong. Punakha Dzongkhag has been inextricably linked with momentous occasions in Bhutanese history. It served as the capital of the country from 1637 to 1907 and the first national assembly was hosted here in 1953. It is the second oldest and second largest dzong in Bhutan. Bumthang is the last town that you are exploring in this trip.

Peak Summit Trek operates Bhutan culture tour all around the year however, spring and autumn is the best season to explore. The places are more colorful in this time and weather is also constant during the trip. We provide for our clients option to choose staying in government approved tourist standard to superior, luxury hotels. Further upgrade options include specialized transportation which can be utilized as part of our range of luxury tours.

Outline Itinenary

  • Day 1 : Fly from Kathmandu (TIA) to Paro Airport (2195m/7200ft)

  • Day 2 : Thimphu sightseeing tour

  • Day 3 : Drive from PUNAKHA to TRONGSA (2,180m/7,150ft)

  • Day 4 : Drive from PUNAKHA to GANGTEY

  • Day 5 : Drive from GANGTEY to PARO

  • Day 6 : PARO (DAY HIKE TO TIGER’S NEST)

  • Day 7 : DEPARTURE DAY

Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Fly from Kathmandu (TIA) to Paro Airport (2195m/7200ft)
    • Accommodation: Hotel

    Fly from Kathmandu International Airport to Paro with Druk Air, Bhutan's National Airline. Our representative will welcome you in the Paro airport. Drive from paro to Thimphu which is the capital of Bhutan and the modern town of Bhutan it has about 90 thousands inhabitants.Today you will see the National animal, Golden Takin, Zulekha nunnery, National Handicraft Emporium and in the evening walk to Thimphu city. Dinner and overnight Stay at Thimphu.

  • Day 2 : Thimphu sightseeing tour
    • Accommodation: Hotel

    After breakfast, You will have full day sightseeing, you will visits to Memorial Chorten(stupa), the most impressive stupa built in 1974 by the Grand Queen Mother Ashi Phuntsho Choden in the memory of the Third King of Bhutan; National Library which holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist texts, manuscripts and also modern academic books; Handicrafts Emporiums that displays wide range of beautifully woven fabrics for man and women, crafted products and other decorative items; Painting School,famous for traditional thangka paintings from where you can also buy if u like them; Institute of Traditional Medicine where rich herbal medicines abundant in the kingdom are prepared Tashichhodzong. Dinner and overnight stay at Thimphu.

  • Day 3 : Drive from PUNAKHA to TRONGSA (2,180m/7,150ft)
    • Accommodation: Hotel

    Today we will drive early to Trongsa which is about 4-5 hours journey which is located in central part of Bhutan. Check into hotel and after some rest, visit to Ta Dzong(Musuem) and Trongsa Dzong(Fortress) Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

  • Day 4 : Drive from PUNAKHA to GANGTEY
    • Accommodation: Hotel

    After breakfast, we then drive to Phobjikha valley crossing Wangdiphodrang town. Later enjoy a nature hike which takes about 30-45 minutes and then visit to Gangtey Goenpa(Monastery) Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

  • Day 5 : Drive from GANGTEY to PARO
    • Accommodation: Hotel

    After breakfast we will start our drive from G early to Paro, crossing Dochu La Pass. Stop for a hot lunch at Thimphu. After lunch continue drive to Paro. Later visit to Ta Dzong(Musuem), Rinpung Dzong(fortress) and Kichu temple. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

  • Day 6 : PARO (DAY HIKE TO TIGER’S NEST)
    • Accommodation: Hotel

    Today you have challenging hike to Tiger’s nest which is almost 3 hours hike also you can take a horse ride. Taktshang which means the Tiger’s air, a Buddhist Monastery perched on a steep cliff is another awe striking place. After lunch you will take to visit Ta Dzong built in 1646 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, currently the National Museum that once served as the watchtower for Paro Dzong; Drukgyel Dzong built in 1647 by Zhabdrung to commemorate the victory over Tibetan invaders in1644 which is now in ruins; Kyichu lhakhang, one of the most sacred temples in Bhutan built in 636 AD by a Tibetan King Songtsen Gompo. It houses the Crowned Buddha (Jowo) and Padma sambhava.Dinner and overnight stay at Paro.

  • Day 7 : DEPARTURE DAY

    Our guide and driver will transfer you to airport for your onward destination

    Included

    • The cost of this trek depends on the group size.
    • The cost can affect the numbers of Guides and Porters.
    • The cost depends on request category hotel accommodation in KTM & Bhutan
    • The cost depends on Mode of transportation (Private Car, flight or tourist bus)
    • The Itinerary can be change on your desires.
    • The Itinerary mentioned above is from Airport to Airport Service.

Exclude

  • Assistance at the International airport by Satori Adventures representative on arrival and departure as per provided flight details.
  • 07/06 nights full board package in Tourist standard Hotel in Bhutan
  • All land transportation by luxury vehicle, depending upon group size
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) during the tour.
  • All kind of Permit, National Park entry fee, and movement charge
  • Private Vehicle Surface transportation will be available as per itinerary
  • Guide and Private vehicles will be available for Paro and Thimpu Sightseeing as per above Itinerary
  • Group medical supplies (First Aid kit )
  • Escorted English speaking tour guide during the tour period as per Itinerary.
  • Entrance Fees to museum and monuments during festival.
  • Bottle of mineral water during long road drive.
  • complete pr-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and extend visa service(if necessary)
  • Evening tea with snacks
  • All hotel taxes/ service charges FITS surcharge
  • Farewell Dinner in before departure.
  • Our service charges
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and Government Taxes
  • complete pr-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and extend visa service(if necessary)
  • Satori Adventures Special Gifts (T-shirt, Pashmina )

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