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, August 23, 2019 - Saturday, August 24, 2019
Arrive Paro and transfer to hotel for overnight halt.
Day 2: Thimphu
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - Sunday, August 25, 2019
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, August 25, 2019 - Monday, August 26, 2019
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, August 26, 2019 - Tuesday, August 27, 2019
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, August 27, 2019 - Wednesday, August 28, 2019
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, August 28, 2019 - Thursday, August 29, 2019
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, August 29, 2019 - Friday, August 30, 2019
Transfer to Airport for your onward journey.