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: KTM - PB. 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. Visit the northern parts of Paro valley; the impressive Drukgyel dzong ruins (monastery fortress). Hike up to the Taktsang retreat (the tiger's lair). Lunch en route. Return to Paro, visit market; Hotel.
Day 3: Paro/ Thimphu. Morning in Paro visit to the fortified tower Ta dzong, now a natural history museum- one of finest in Asia. After lunch drive to Thimphu (2hrs) and visit handicrafts center. Overnight in Thimphu Hotel.
Day 4: Thimphu. Morning visits to the Memorial Chorten and the National Library. After lunch visit the handmade paper factory & the school of Thanka painting; stroll about town; Hotel.
Day 5: Thimphu/ Punakha & Wangdiphodrang. Early morning scenic 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 & tour the town. After picnic lunch by the Wangdi river continue to Wangdiphodrang dzong, the most picturesque in Bhutan; overnight Hotel.
Day 6: Punakha/ Gantey Gonpa. Excursion to serene Gantey valley, home of the rare black-necked cranes that winter over from Tibet (Oct-march); visit the Gantey Gonpa monastery-one of only two Nyingma (old sect) monasteries in Bhutan. Overnight at farm house or lodge.
Day 7: Gantey/ Thimphu/ Paro. Return to Thimphu via the Simtokha dzong the oldest in Bhutan. After lunch drive to Paro; Hotel.
Day 8: Paro - KTM/DEL. Transfer to Paro airport to KTM/DEL.
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