Bhutan Capital Cultural Tour (5 Days / 4 Nights)
This Bhutan Capital cultural 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.
Day 1: Paro
Friday, December 15, 2023 - Saturday, December 16, 2023
Arrive Paro and transfer to hotel for overnight halt.
Day 2: Paro
Saturday, December 16, 2023 - Sunday, December 17, 2023
After breakfast, hike to Taktsang Monastery (Tigers Nest, about 4-5hrs walk up and down). Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 3: Paro - Thimphu
Sunday, December 17, 2023 - Monday, December 18, 2023
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: Thimphu - Paro
Monday, December 18, 2023 - Tuesday, December 19, 2023
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. Evening drive back to Paro. Overnight halt in the hotel.
Day 5: Paro
Tuesday, December 19, 2023 - Wednesday, December 20, 2023
Transfer to Airport for your next destination.