Bhutan Western Cultural Tour (7 Days / 6 Nights)
Choose this cultural tour, if you want to explore western Bhutan’s unique culture and traditions, superb arts and crafts, beautiful houses and landscapes doted with fluttering prayer flags, and stunning view of magnificent snowcapped mountains and lush green valleys with lot of pure crisp air to breathe on the way.
Day 1: Paro - Thimphu
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - Thursday, December 20, 2018
Arrive Paro and transfer to hotel for overnight halt.
Day 2: Thimphu
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - Friday, December 21, 2018
After breakfast, hike to Taktsang Monastery (Tigers Nest, about 4-5hrs walk up and down). Overnight halt in the hotel.
Day 3: Thimphu - Punakha
Friday, December 21, 2018 - Saturday, December 22, 2018
After breakfast, visit Drukgyel Dzong (fortress) and Kyichu Lhakhang (Monastery). Catch towering view of Mount Jhomolhari from the base of Drukgyel Dzong. Afternoon, visit Ta Dzong (now National Museum) and then Paro Dzong. Then drive to Thimphu (about 1 hr 30 m drive). On arrival, transfer to hotel for overnight halt.
Day 4: Punakha
Saturday, December 22, 2018 - Sunday, December 23, 2018
Morning, visit National Library, Institute of Traditional Arts, Folk Heritage Museum and National Institute of Traditional Medicine. After lunch, visit Tashichhoedzong, Textile Musuem and Handicrafts Emporium. Overnight halt in the hotel.
Day 5: Punakha - Paro
Sunday, December 23, 2018 - Monday, December 24, 2018
After breakfast, drive to Punakha and Wangdue (about 2 hrs drive). Enroute, halt at Dochula pass (10500 feet) to see the spectacular view of snow capped eastern Himalayan Mountains. After lunch, visit Punakha Dzong and Khamsum Yuela Chorten. Overnight halt in the hotel at Punakha.
Day 6: Paro
Monday, December 24, 2018 - Tuesday, December 25, 2018
After breakfast, visit Chimi Lhakhang (about 20 minutes leisure walk across the rice fields from the road) and Wangdue Dzong. After lunch, drive Paro (about 3hrs 20 m drive). Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 7: Paro
Tuesday, December 25, 2018 - Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Transfer to Airport for your onward journey.