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Bhutan Culture Tour (8 Days)

Bhutan Culture Tour
This Bhutan Culture Tour is a perfect trip for those visitors who have limited time to spend the holiday in Bhutan. It covers the two most popular tourist destinations in Bhutan, namely, Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan and Paro, Bhutan’s international airport, with a hike to Taktsang monastery. Visiting these two places within a short span of time will give you a good understanding of Bhutan’s rich culture and traditions, marvelous arts and crafts, history, Buddhist religion and life of Bhutanese people.

Itinerary
Day 01: Kathmandu (1400m)
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing
Day 03: Fly to Paro
Day 04: Hike to Tiger Nest and drive to Thimphu (2350 m)
Day 05: Full day sightseeing
Day 06: Morning sightseeing and drive back to  Paro
Day 07: Fly back Kathmandu
Day 08: Departure
Trip Outline
  • Trekking days - 5
  • Total days - 8
  • Min. Altitude - (1400m./4593ft.)
  • Max. Altitude - (2350m./7710ft.)
  • Overal walking - 5 hrs P/D
  • Trip Nature - Tours
  • Difficulty - Easy
  • Min. group size - 2
  • Age Limit -
  • Best Time - Spring: Febuary, March, April, May / Autumn: September, October, November, December
Services
Cost includes:
Nepal
* Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up & drop by private car/van/bus (all airport transfers).
* 3 night's hotel with Breakfast in Kathmandu
* 1 Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu with experience tour guide

Bhutan
* Bhutan Visa Fees and Visa Processing assistance
* Standard government approved accommodation (in twin share rooms) for the duration of tour.
* Service of licensed English speaking Bhutanese Tour Guides.
* All sightseeing tours, Monument /Museum entrance Fees as per itinerary.
* All meals fixed breakfast, lunch & dinner with Tea and Coffee for whole duration of your stay in Bhutan.
* Country Presentation & Tour Briefing on Day 1 evening with welcome drinks.
* Cultural afternoon/evening consisting of traditional mask dances & folk dances (with beverages) ~ For Group Tours
* Ground Transport according to the itinerary
* All our government taxes.
* Tourist service charge, vat.
elevations.

Price Excludes:
* Bottled/alcoholic/cold drinks, room service and a la cart meals.
* Your travel insurance (compulsory).
* International airfares and airport departure tax.
* Photography charges (if and when applicable).
* Items of a personal nature such as laundry.
* Personal Equipment.
* Tips to guides, restaurants, hotel lobby, porters and trekking staff. (Tipping is expected.)
* Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
* Personal gear  
* Airfare Kathmanu-Paro US$ 212 one way (round trip US$ 428 subject to change), airport departure tax
* Tourist development fee US$ 10 p/pax (guide will collect this)
Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
Price can be also customized. Group and Travel Agent discount available as per request.
Long Itinerary
Day 01: Kathmandu (1400m)
Pick up then Transfer to hotel and handle check in. Short briefing that afternoon followed by orientation walk. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing
Around Kathmandu valley: The holy place of Pashupatinath temple, Shoyambhunath temple, Boudhanath Stupa & Kathmandu Darbar Square), arrange the necessary permit for Trekking and Climbing. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 03: Fly to Paro
Your flight to Paro can be from any Kathmandu or depending on one’s international flight connection. Via road from India and enter the southern part of Bhutan. When you are about to land at Paro you will be introduced to the spectacular beauty of our country. In clear weather, views of Chomolhari (Mountain Goddess), and other magnificent Himalayan snow peaks, before you see the beautiful Paro valley as you land. The representative from Utmost Adventure Trekking  will escort you to the hotel. After lunch, visit the National Museum (watch Tower). This museum has a very interesting assortment of costumes, treasures and world-renowned stamps, and will bring alive the history of Bhutan since the 6th century. Visit Paro Dzong (Fort), Headquarter of Paro District. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Hike to Tiger Nest and drive to Thimphu (2350 m)
Built on the seemingly impossible cliff at a height of 400 meters above the lush valley floor of Paro is one of the most sacred places in Bhutan. Guru Rinpoche, the second Buddha, flew here on a flaming Tigress for the second visit to Bhutan and meditated here in the 8th century. In April 1998, a fire destroyed the main structure of the buildings and the religious contents. A complete restoration was done and resulted in a carbon copy of the original. This place beholds the history of The Hidden Land. The return walking time is approximately five hours is enough to make round trip to the viewpoint.
In the evening drive to Thimphu, 2 hours through winding roads following the Pa-Chu (Paro River) down stream to its confluence with the Wang-Chu (Thimphu River). There are good views of the forests, Rocky Mountains & scattered village on our route. As we enter the Thimphu valley we will pass through  Semtokha Dzong built in 1629 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel

Day 05: Full day sightseeing
In morning visit to Changangkha monastery (Temple), which was built in 12th century, the viewpoint where we can get a birds eye view of the capital Thimphu. Visit the animal sanctuary home of the Takin our National animal. After lunch, some highlight visits will be the Textile Museum, Folk heritage museum and Bhutanese traditional handmade paper factory. Overnight at hotle.

Day 06: Morning sightseeing and drive back to  Paro
After breakfast, drive to the memorial Chorten (Stupa) built in the memory of His Majesty King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. He is regarded as the father of modern Bhutan. Visit the National Library, which holds ancient Buddhist texts, historical books, and some very famous manuscripts written with gold ink.
Afternoon free for the last day shopping at Thimphu and evening drive back to Paro for tomorrow’s departure.

Day 07: Fly back Kathmandu
In the morning our representative will drop you at Paro Airport. Representative of Utmost Adventure will pick up you from airport and transfer to hotel. Overnieght at hotlel.

Day 08: Departure
Drop to the international airport or make plan for your next adventure.

3 nights in Kathmandu, visit historical and religious sites in Kathmandu, Fantastic mountain flight to Paro, 4 nights in Bhutan, visit national museum in Paro, hike most famous place Tiger Nest, visit Changangkha monastery
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