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, December 15, 2023 - Saturday, December 16, 2023
Arrive Paro and transfer to hotel for overnight halt.
Day 2: Thimphu
Saturday, December 16, 2023 - Sunday, December 17, 2023
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, 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: Punakha
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. Overnight halt in the hotel.
Day 5: Punakha - Paro
Tuesday, December 19, 2023 - Wednesday, December 20, 2023
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, December 20, 2023 - Thursday, December 21, 2023
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, December 21, 2023 - Friday, December 22, 2023
Transfer to Airport for your onward journey.