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
Friday, September 29, 2017 - Saturday, September 30, 2017
Arrive Paro and transfer to hotel for overnight halt.
Day 2: Thimphu
Saturday, September 30, 2017 - Sunday, October 1, 2017
After breakfast, hike to Taktsang Monastery (Tigers Nest, about 4-5hrs walk up and down). Overnight halt in the hotel.
Day 3: Thimphu - Punakha
Sunday, October 1, 2017 - Monday, October 2, 2017
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
Monday, October 2, 2017 - Tuesday, October 3, 2017
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
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - Wednesday, October 4, 2017
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
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - Thursday, October 5, 2017
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
Thursday, October 5, 2017 - Friday, October 6, 2017
Transfer to Airport for your onward journey.