Bhutan, though is a small sized country has a rich culture, traditions, life styles, with diverse ethnic groups, languages and belief systems. It is astounding that a country with a population of just over 0.6 million speaks as many as nineteen different dialects with Dzongkha as its national language. The Bhutanese socio-culture is well knitted and harmonized with the common thread of simple Buddhist values that serves as the guide to every day’s life.
Our cultural tours are the easiest way to relish the great Flora and Fauna, Culture and Etiquettes, People and Lifestyle and get the taste of real Bhutan. Driving around the winding and exciting roads, with comfortable nights in hotels, we will give you a tour of all the Places of Interest. Your guided tour will always be an awesome treat of Dzongs dating back to the 1600s, and many old temples and monasteries and architectural marvels. Wherever possible we can organize cultural shows for you to heighten your experience and letting you get a feel of the Bhutanese Festivity time.
Day 1: Arrive at Paro. Reception by Yodsel representative; transfer to hotel Tiger Nest Resort set in the pine trees in direct view of the most famous Buddhist monastery in the Himalayas.
Day 2: Paro Valley. Visit the fortified tower of Ta dzong, now a natural history museum - one of finest in Asia; drive towards northern part of the Paro valley to view the impressive Drugyal dzong ruins perched on a hill that once guarded the invading forces from Tibet. On the way back stop to view the famous Taktsang retreat (the tiger's lair) nestled on a cliff. Hotel.
Day 3: Thimphu. Drive to Capital City of Thimphu. Sightseeing of Thimphu; visit the hospital for traditional medicine, the Thimphu general post office-Bhutan stamps that are world famous can be all seen here; visit the king's memorial chorten- built in memory of the late king Jigme Dorji Wangchuk-the father of modern Bhutan. After lunch visit the handicrafts center.
Day 4: Thimphu/ Punakha and return to Paro. Drive on the mountain route towards the former capital of Bhutan passing through the Dochu la pass (alt.10,000 feet); stunning scenery of Himalayan ranges. Descend to Punakha, visit the dzong- that today houses the most sacred relic of the Druk-pa Kagupa sect of Buddhism- that is the state religion of Bhutan; tour the small town of Punakha. After lunch drive to view Wangdiphodrang dzong, the most picturesque in Bhutan; return drive to Paro, via the Simtokha dzong the oldest in Bhutan- now a learning institute in the traditional culture. Hotel.
Day 5: Paro/ KTM. Transfer to Paro airport for onward flight.
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