Bhutan is often revered as the “land of the Peaceful Dragon” and regarded as one of the last Shangri-La in the Himalayan region because of its remoteness, its spectacular mountain terrain, and varied flora, and fauna, and its unique ancient Buddhist monasteries. It is one of the reactively unexplored pockets of Asia which allows only a limited number of discerning travelers to enter the country with special visa permits.
Bhutan’s isolation has resulted in its culture and traditions remaining much the same for many hundreds of years. Our introductory 8 days Western Bhutan Cultural tour will be through the stunning beautiful alpine valleys flanked by steep slopes and terraced pastures dotted with temples. The highlight of the tour will be visits to Simtokha Dzong within the tiny capital township of Thimpu and the Taktsang Monastery that clings to a sheer 3,000-foot rock face cliffs. The Festival (Tscechus) is held in Bhutan throughout the year at different locations. These festivals are a celebration of faith, legends, myths, and the history of Bhutanese in ancient rituals of colorful dance and music. To co-inside, a visit to Bhutan during the festive season would be an added bonus and an even better way to observe the unique culture.
Day -01: Arrival Paro, transfer to hotel
Day-02: Paro: S/S – Morning drive to Drukgyel Dzong, visit typical Bhutanese farmhouse and Paro Bazaar, Ta Dzong (National Museum), Rimpung Dzong. Hotel
Day-03 : Paro: S/S – Satsam Chorten – Taktsang Tea house – Taktsang Monastery, hotel
Day-04: Drive to Thimpu, visit Simthokha Dzong, Memorial Chorten, National Library, Handicraft Emporium, and Tashichho Dzong, hotel
Day-05: A hour morning drive to Punakha across the Dochula Pass and Punakha Dzong, the hotel
Day-06: In the morning visit a typical farm house where traditional buttered tea with “Zaw” (puffed rice) will be served. Visit Wangdi Fodrang Dzong, hotel
Day-07 : Drive to Dochula, drive to Paro – visit Paro Bazar, hotel
Day-08: Transfer to airport for final departure.