Traditional Bhutan Tour

Traditional Bhutan Tour Nepal » Trekking In Nepal » Traditional Bhutan Tour

8 Days / 7 Nights

Duration

Bhutan

Country

Easy

Grade

2800m/9185ft

Max altitude

Private/Domestic Vehicles

Transportation

Hotel/Lodge/Tea Houses

Accommodation

Throughout the year

Best season

- Max 12

Group Size

Overview


"Traditional Bhutan Tour" is one of the top tour packages in Bhutan, and it will traverse through the staggering delightful snow-clad valleys flanked by steep inclines and terraced pastures. Among various other tours in Bhutan, this spectacular trip includes all the major attractions and significant landmarks of the western and central parts of Bhutan. To observe the unique cultures of Bhutan, it is best to visit this mountainous country during some national festivals, which normally occur throughout the year at different places. Most of the festivals are celebrated in compliance to the faith, legends, myths, and history of Bhutan in accordance to the ancient rituals that include art, masked dance, and music. On this particular cultural tour in Bhutan, one has the opportunity to visit prevalent historical places of the country.

Traditional Bhutan Tour includes the remarkable points of cultural interest are the Ta Dzong – the national museum, Rinpung Dzong (also known as Paro Dzong – Bhutan’s best known and most iconic fortress, Dumtse Lhakhang Temple – an unusual chorten-like temple, and Druk Choeding – the town temple housing a seated future Buddha (Jampa). The highlight of Paro will be an incredible hike up to the Taktshang Monastery that sticks to a sheer 800 m cliff over the valley. While in the capital city of Thimphu, the most popular places of visit are the Tashicho Dzong – the impressive fortress, and the Memorial Chorten – a prominent site in the city with golden spires and bells. You will also visit the Local Crafts Bazaar and the Motithang Takin Reserve during the tour. The major places of importance in Punakha are the Punakha Dzong – the place of great happiness, and Chimi Lhakhang Temple – a Buddhist monastery called as the temple of Drukpa Kuenley.

While driving from Punakha to Bumthang, you will pass through Trongsa across the Pele La Pass, stop to visit the Chendebji Chorten and Trongsa Dzong also known as Cheokhor Rabdentse. Continuing over the Yutong La Pass you will arrive at Bumthang. The places of interest in Bumthang are visits to Jakar Dzong – the castle of white bird, Membar Tsho – the burning lake, Jambey Lhakhang – the temple of Maitreya, Tamshing Lhakhang – the temple of a good message, and a short hike to the Kurjey monastery. You will also visit the Gangtey monastery in the Phobjikha valley in Wangdue Phodrang district. All through this wonderful Traditional Bhutan Tour itinerary, there is an opportunity to see and appreciate the beautiful high passes, profoundly forested valleys, fascinating towns and little townships. So, come and join AID Journeys & Adventure and get in close contact with an unspoiled land that is home to a vibrant Buddhist way of life. See the numerous sacred sites, Dzongs, temples, landmarks, monasteries, markets, terraced farmhouses, schools, and museums. Also, we would suggest some Nepal tour packages in Nepal before flying to Paro.

Outline Itinerary


Day 01: Arrival at Paro (L,D) - Overnight Paro
After arriving & visa formalities and collection of baggage, you will be welcomed by our tour representative who will be your tour guide during your entire trip in Bhutan.
Visit TaDzong (National Museum of Bhutan)
Visit The Paro Dzong
Visit Druk Choeding
Visit The Dumtse Lhakhang Temple

Day 02: Paro to Thimpu (B,L,D)-Overnight in Thimpu
After Breakfast: you will go for a hike / excursion towards Taktsang Monastery, also known as ‘Tiger’s Nest’.
Visit The Tashichho Dzong
Visit National memorial chorten

Day 03: Thimpu to Punakha (B,L,D)-Overnight in Punakha
Early morning after your breakfast you will be driven to Punakha. We will stop over for tea at Dochula Pass (3,100 m), where on a sunny day, you can get stunning views of the Himalayan ranges.

Visit Punakha Dzong or the Pungtang Dechen Phortang Dzong is located at the confluence of the Mo Chhu and the Po Chhu River, combine to form the Puna Tsang Chu which in turn is a tributary of the mighty Brahmaputra River.

Day 04: Punakha to Bumthang (B,L,D)- Overnight in Bumthang
Post early breakfast, you will be driven towards Bumthang 
Visit The Chimi Lhakang 
Visit Chendebji Chorten 
Visit the Trongsa Dzong

Day 05: Bumthang sightseeing (B,L,D)- Overnight in Bumthang
After Breakfast: Visit Jakar dzong
Visit The Burning Lake 
Visit Jambey Lhakhang 
Visit The Kurjey Lhakhang 

Day 06: Bumthang to Wangdue (B,L,D)- Overnight in Wangdue
After breakfast we will drive to Gangtey
Visit The Gangtey Monastery- The Monastery is Located in the Wandue Phodrang Dzongkhag in central Bhutan.
Visiting the Phobjikha Valley

Day 07: Wangdue to Paro - Overnight in Paro
Early morning you will be driven towards Paro and on the way to Paro you will be Visit another place from where you can get a good overview of the Thimphu valley is from the Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodrang). 
Visit Motithang Mini Zoo

Day 08: Departure Paro to Kathmandu
In the morning after early breakfast we will see you off at the Paro Airport for your onward destinations.


Traditional Bhutan Tour Highlights:

  • A frenzied trip to the land of the thunder dragon.
  • Visit Bumthang and renowned towns in central parts of Bhutan in 8 days.
  • Hike up to the most popular Taktshang Monastery – the Tiger’s Nest that hangs on a precarious mountain cliff over the Paro valley.
  • Drive through the Dochu La Pass enjoying the spectacular panoramic view of the Himalayas on a drive to Punakha.
  • Visit the most significant landmarks of Bhutan – Tashicho Dzong, Rinpung Dzong, the Memorial Chorten, Chimi Lhakhang Temple, Gangtey monastery, Punakha Dzong, Dumtse Lhakhang Temple, Druk Choeding and many more.
  • Visit the Motithang Takin Reserve and the Black-Necked Crane Information Center.
  • Visit Kuensel Phodrang – the Buddha viewpoint, which has the largest statue of Buddha in the entire country.

Cost Includes

    • Accommodation on 3-star hotels under twin sharing with breakfast.
    • Lunch and Dinner at local restaurants and hotels.
    • Experienced English Speaking Tour Guide licensed by Tourism Council of Bhutan.
    • Private transport within Bhutan as per the itinerary.
    • The museum, monuments entrance fee, sightseeing and
    • all applicable taxes.
    • Bottled water during the tour.
    • Visa Fee
    • AID Journeys & Adventure Personal Care and Attention.

Cost Excludes

    • Travel Insurance
    • Gratuities, bar bills, telephone bills, personal expenses, and laundry.
    • Horse charge for Tiger’s Nest Hike
    • Bhutanese traditional hot stone bath

Detail Itenerary


After arriving & visa formalities and collection of baggage, you will be welcomed by our tour representative who will be your tour guide during your entire trip in Bhutan. Check into your hotel in Paro. Free until lunch time for some rest from early morning flight, refreshment and lunch. Afternoon, you may choose to visit any or all of following places:- TaDzong (National Museum of Bhutan) housed inside the six storied circular Ta Dzong. The TaDzong is a medieval watch tower situated above the Rimpung Dzong. The Paro Dzong isprobably Bhutan's best known and most iconic Dzong. This is probably the first building you will notice when you land at Paro International Airport and will probably be your first memory of Bhutan. Later you will visit Druk Choeding also known as Tshongdoe Naktshang. In the temple, visitors will find a statue of the Future Buddha known as Jampa in the seated position. After that visit The Dumtse Lhakhang Temple is located just north of the city of Paro. The Dumtse Lhabhang temple is very unique in its design as it’s designed like a Chorten (Stupa), which is highly unlike any guide other Lhakhang / temple in Bhutan. In the evening you can explore Paro local market.
Today morning after your breakfast you will go for a hike / excursion towards Taktsang Monastery, also known as ‘Tiger’s Nest’. Hanging precariously and magically from a rather steep cliff, the Taktshang monastery is a monument of genuine pride for the Bhutanese nation. It defies architectural principles to the core and amazes tourists from around the world. It is a sight to behold. The Tashichho Dzong is a Buddhist monastery cum fortress at the northern edge of Thimpu the capital city of Bhutan. The original Thimphu Dzong (the Dho-Ngyen Dzong) is said to have been constructed in 1216 by Lama Gyalwa Lhanangpa. After that we will visit National memorial chorten built by Bhutan's third king, H.M. Jigme Dorji Wangchuck who is also known as the "father of modern Bhutan." The National Memorial Chorten was gifted to the nation on 28 July, 1974.
Early morning after your breakfast you will be driven to Punakha. We will stop over for tea at Dochula Pass (3,100 m), where on a sunny day, you can get stunning views of the Himalayan ranges. On a clear day the pass offers visitors a spectacular view of the majestic eastern Himalayan Ranges. Then we will drive towards Punakha and visit Punakha Dzong or the Pungtang Dechen Phortang Dzong is located at the confluence of the Mo Chhu and the Po Chhu River, combine to form the Puna Tsang Chu which in turn is a tributary of the mighty Brahmaputra River. Later in the evening you can explore local market of punakha.
Post early breakfast, you will be driven towards Bumthang and on the way, we will visit The Chimi Lhakang or the Chimel Lhakang is a Bhuddhist monastery located in the Punakha District of Bhutan. The monastery stands on a small hill close to the village of Lobesa and was constructed in 1499 by Ngawang Choegyel, the 14 th Drukpaheirarch. The monastery is also known as the temple of fertility and is visited not only by the Bhutanese but women from countries as far as Japan and United States to receive a special blessing that can help these women conceive children. On the way you will visit Chendebji Chorten located 2 kilometers away from the village of Chendebji is the Chendebji Chorten, a large Buddhist Stupa.Later visit the Trongsa Dzong or the Cheokhor Rabdentse is one of the largest and most impressive Dzongs in all of Bhutan. Continue your journey to Bumthang.
Post breakfast you will be driven to Bumthang and there you will be visit Jakar dzong situated above the Jakar village in the Chamkhar valley of Bumthang. After that we will visit The Burning Lake or the Membar tsho is a deep water pool in a gorge of the Tangchu River. Post breakfast you will visit Jambey Lhakhang built by King Srongsen Gampo of Tibet in 659 AD. Next, we will visit The Kurjey Lhakhang is a monastery located in the Bumthang Valley of Bhutan. The Kurjey Lakahng Temple Complex is a 30 minute hike from the Jambay Lhakhang temple. Tamshing Lhakhang a home to Lama Sungtrul Rinpoche, the present day speech reincarnation of Pema Lingpa.The temple was constructed in 1501 by the great Pema Lingpa himself.
After breakfast we will drive to Gangtey and visit there you will visit The Gangtey Monastery is an important monastery / temple associate with the Nyingmapa school of Buddhism. The Monastery is Located in the Wandue Phodrang Dzongkhag in central Bhutan. The monastery was established in 1613 by Peling Gyalse Rinpoche, the grandson of Trenton Pema Lingpa the great treasurer discoverer. While visiting the Phobjikha Valley, one must take time out to visit the Black Necked Crane Information Centre, the centre is located at the edge of the main forest are along the road and can be easily accessed. The centre has an observation deck that is equipped with a high power telescope that gives visitors a chance to spot some cranes. The Information Center has a display that offers an insight in to the natural and cultural history of the valley. Overnight in a hotel in Wangdue.
Early morning you will be driven towards Paro and on the way to Paro you will be Visit another place from where you can get a good overview of the Thimphu valley is from the Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodrang). It is again a short drive from the town. You can pay your obeisance and offer prayers to the Buddha, the largest statue in the country and then walk around and take a glimpse of the valley. After that, continue to visit the Motithang Mini Zoo where you can see the National Animal Takin Research Centre where these odd animals graze peacefully in a small protected park. After lunch, drive to Paro.
In the morning after early breakfast we will see you off at the Paro Airport for your onward destinations.

Departure


It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its layout. The point of using Lorem Ipsum is that it has a more-or-less normal distribution of letters, as opposed to using 'Content here, content here', making it look like readable English.

Start Finish Availability Price

Cost Info


Please submit cost inquiry form for more specific details or can touch through WhatsApp at+9779849142793

Package Category   Hotels *Per Person Cost (Min 2 Person)
Deluxe Package3 Star    USD 1,595 Per Person

Cost Includes

    • Accommodation on 3-star hotels under twin sharing with breakfast.
    • Lunch and Dinner at local restaurants and hotels.
    • Experienced English Speaking Tour Guide licensed by Tourism Council of Bhutan.
    • Private transport within Bhutan as per the itinerary.
    • The museum, monuments entrance fee, sightseeing and
    • all applicable taxes.
    • Bottled water during the tour.
    • Visa Fee
    • AID Journeys & Adventure Personal Care and Attention.

Cost Excludes

    • Travel Insurance
    • Gratuities, bar bills, telephone bills, personal expenses, and laundry.
    • Horse charge for Tiger’s Nest Hike
    • Bhutanese traditional hot stone bath

Customer's Review

Write A Review

FAQ