Bhutan Cultural Tour for 5N/6D




6 days

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Bhutanese culture is observed as one of the most antique culture which is based on Buddhism. For many centuries Bhutan remained isolated from the rest of the world, thus steadily taking its toll for the development of her own culture, which is now considered as prominent and living culture. The collective strength of Bhutan lies principally in her rich culture heritage, cultural sites, old buildings, monuments, shrines, and landmarks that have cultural significance and historical values. The promotion of Culture is one of the four pillars of the Bhutan’s unique development philosophy of ‘Gross National Happiness’. Thus this Tour highlights some of the diverse culture that is prominently living in the different parts of the country, and provides opportunity to explore and discover Bhutan’s Cultural Heritage and Tradition on an up-close and personal level.

Tour Highlight

  • Visit some of the important and religious landmarks in Bhutan
  • Immersion in the Nature Biodiversity
  • Local Farm House Experience
  • Day Hike to Tiger’s Nest


  • SDF (Sustainable Development Fund) $200 per person per night
  • 3 star Hotel accommodation on twin sharing with breakfast
  • Lunch at local restaurant/dinner at hotel or restaurant
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Private tour
  • Museum, monuments, sightseeing entrance fees
  • Two mineral water per day
  • Complimentary Bhutanese Cultural Show for 15+ pax
  • Complimentary Traditional Dress to try


  • Roundtrip airfare
  • Travel Insurance
  • One time visa fee $40
  • Laundry/bar/telephone and personal expenses
  • Gratuities or tips for guide & driver
  • Wire transfer fees ($40)

Tour Amenities


Arrival: Paro – Thimphu

Distance: 65km (1.5hrs)
Elevation: 2,250mts / 7,382ft

Paro: It is a broad and beautiful green bowl valley surrounded by jagged Himalayan Mountains and forested hillsides, crossed by beautiful rivers and dotted with medieval fortresses. It was built by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1646 AD and has been the legislative, executive, judicial and religious centre for the people of Paro. Also the nations home of National Museum and International Airport. The flight to Paro is considered one of the most spectacular flight experiences in the world.  While flying in and out of Bhutan, one can see Mt.Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makula, and other high peaks such as Jumolhari, Jichu Drakey, and Tsrim Gang.

After landing you will be greeted by your guide and driver and will be transferred to the capital city of Bhutan. Thimphu, Nestled in the heart of the Himalayas, is the largest City in Bhutan.

Upon reaching check into the hotel for some refreshment and visit the following places

Buddha point

  • Built in 2006, world’s largest sitting Buddha housing over Hundreds of Thousands of small statues inside. It is the center of attraction to all the people radiating its splendor in all directions and harbinger of happiness and peace.

Memorial Chorten

  • Built in 1974 as a monument for the 3rd king of Bhutan Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. It signifies the “Seat of Faith” otherwise “Mind of Buddha”.

Evening: Free to explore Thimphu Town and Bhutanese Authentic Local Crafts Bazaar.

Overnight in Thimphu

Thimphu – Sightseeing

Morning: Hike to Cheri Monastery (15km/30-45min)

  • It was established in 1620 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. The monastery is now a major teaching and retreat center of the Southern Drukpa Kagyu sect. The Monastery serves as the monastic school for study of Buddhist Philosophy, metaphysics, mathematics, poets and many other Buddhist studies. According to legend or history of Bhutan the place was first visited by Padmasambhava in the 8th century. In the 13th century it was visited by Phajo Drugom Zhigpo the Tibetan Lama who first established the Drukpa Kagyu tradition in Bhutan. Zhabdrung spent three years in strict retreat at the monastery and stayed for many years.

Picnic lunch will be arranged at the river side. After lunch drive back to Thimphu city and visit;

School of Thirteen Arts & Crafts

  • It is the primary center of learning for Bhutanese artists. Depending upon the student’s interest, one can specialize in any of the thirteen arts and crafts, including painting, weaving, sculptures, blacksmithing, embroidery, etc.  It is the best place for visitors to learn about traditional Bhutanese arts and crafts.

Centenary Farmer’s Market (Open: Thursday - Sunday)

  • Take a walk through this market and shop/interact with the local farmers. Thimphu’s new weekend market is by far the largest domestic market for the farmers in Bhutan. Farmers come from all over the country to sell their farm products in the market. With its wide assortment of fresh, organic produce, the Farmer’s Market has become a favorite spot for tourists and a recreational place for people from all walks of life.

Overnight in Thimphu

Thimphu – Punakha

Distance: 77km (2.5hrs)
Elevation: 1,200mts / 3,900ft

The journey to Punakha includes the 108 Druk Wangyel Chorten commonly known as Dochula standing at 3150m above the sea level. The Druk Wangyel Chorten was built to celebrate the

Stability and progress brought to Bhutan by His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the Fourth king of Bhutan. The pass provides spectacular 360 degree panaromic view of Himalayan Mountain Range.

After checking into hotel visit the following places:

Punakha Dzong

  • The name means Palace of Great Bliss. This Dzong stands magnificently on the spit of land where two rivers (Phochu and Mochu) meet. Punakha Dzong has special significance in Bhutanese history as the place where Bhutan's first King, Ugyen Wangchuck, was crowned in 1907.

Suspension Bridge

  • This Bridge is located near Punakha Dzong and is the longest suspension bridge in Bhutan. The bridge connecting the nearby villages and mountains adjacent gives a magnificent view.

Evening: Free to explore Punakha Town

Overnight in Punakha

Punakha – Paro

Distance: 130km (4-5hrs)
Elevation: 1,200mts / 3,900ft

After breakfast drive back to Paro. After reaching check into hotel visit the following places:

Farm house

  • Visit a local farm house for an experience for authentic Bhutanese lifestyle and unparalleled hospitality of a Bhutanese host. Enjoy a meal with the family here (optional)

National Museum (Ta Dzong)

  • Was built in the 17th century to guard the Paro Rimpong dzong (fortress) below.  It was said that the future first king was kept in this tower as a prisoner for a week. It was the third king who restored the Ta-dzong and converted it into the National Museum.  The visit to the museum will familiarize you with the Bhutanese way of life and will also acquaint you with the natural and cultural history.

Paro Rimpong Dzong

  • Regal and imposing, dzongs are arguably among the most distinctive and important structures in Bhutan. This Dzong is the headquarters of the Paro district, housing the head administrator and staff, as well as a monastic body with about 200 monks. From the dzong, hike down to the bridge and then take a short drive for an opportunity to explore the town of Paro.

Evening: Free to explore Paro Town

Overnight in Paro

Paro  - Hike to Tiger’s Nest

Distance: approx. 4-5hr
Elevation: 3120mts

Bhutan’s most picturesque landmark, Taktshang the Tiger’s nest clings to the side of a steep cliff 300 meters above the Paro valley. The place was first visited by Guru Rimpoche, founder of the tantric form of Buddhism in Himalayan countries, in the 8th century.  It was said that he meditated there for about three months.  The original temple was built in the 17th century, but tragically, it was consumed by fire in 1998.  Like a phoenix, the temple was rebuilt to its fullest glory in 2003.  Takshang is considered to be the 10th-holiest site in the Buddhist world. The programs afterward are optional to the guest

Evening: Relax at hotel or free to explore further

Overnight in Paro


After breakfast, transfer to Paro International Airport for your onward journey


1 – 2 SUV Car 5 including guide and driver AC/Heater
3 – 5 Hiace Bus 7 including guide and driver AC/Heater
6 – 8 High Roof 10 including guide and driver AC/Heater
9 – 15 Coaster Bus 21 including guide and driver AC/Heater
16 – 21 Coaster Bus 23 including guide and driver AC/Heater
Extra charges will be applicable if luggage car is availed for larger group


  • Additional supplement charges are applicable for 4 & 5 star rated hotels
  • Extra supplement for Naksel Boutique Hotel & Spa – $170 (Twin sharing) & $120 (Single room)
  • Additional supplement charges applicable for Trekking Services.
  • Pony charges for Tiger’s Nest are not included in the above rates


  • Paro: Tenziling Resort / Hotel Olathang / Tashi Namgay Resort or similar category
  • Thimphu: Kuenphen Rabten Resort / Namgay Heritage / Thimphu Tower or similar category
  • Punakha: Zhingkham Resort / Drubchhu Resort or similar category
  • Phobjikha: Dewachen Hotel / Gakling Guest House or similar
  • Bumthang: Yugharling Resort / Rinchenling hotel or similar


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