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7 Days 'Beautiful Bhutan' Cultural Tour

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Day 1 (Paro)

You will be received at the Paro airport. Then visit significant sites:
• Taa Dzong (Museum)
• Paro Rinpung Dzong
• Drugyal Dzong
• Kicchu Lhakhang

Taa Dzong is an ancient watch tower which is now used as the National Museum.Next visit will be to Paro Rinpung Dzong. Rinpung means, “Heaps of jewels.” Next,we will accompany you to Drugyal Dzong and Kicchu Lhakhang. Drugyal Dzong is one of the oldest Dzongs in the country which was built to commemorate the victory over an invasion from Tibet.Right after the visit to Drugyal Dzong, you would enjoy the visit to Kicchu Lhakhang on the way back to the Paro town. This temple was built by a Tibetan Emperor, Songtsan Gampo. 

Overnight stay in Paro.

Day 2 (Paro to Thimphu)

Drive to Thimphu- Thimphu is the Capital city of Bhutan which is situated in the western part of the country. The place is rich in culture and tradition amidst the fast development occurring every day. You would be visiting significant places like:
• Thimphu Memorial Chorten
• Tashi Chhoe Dzong.
•  Bhutanese Craft Bazaar
• Buddha Dordenma Statue
• Bhutan Post Office
• Museum
•  Royal Textile Academy

Overnight stay in Thimphu.

Day 3 (Thimphu to Dochula to Punakha)

Attend the Rhododendron Festival- The festival celebrates the rhododendron flower. The festival features the rhododendron garden walk and exhibition, local culture and cuisines, arts and crafts, traditional games, cultural programs, and other activities.

Overnight stay in Punakha.

Day 4 (Punakha)

After reaching at Punakha you would be visiting significant sites like:
• Punakha Dzong -Punakha Dzong is the second largest and one of the most beautiful Dzongs in Bhutan. 
• Chimi Lhakhang- The temple was built in an honor of Lama Drukpa Kuenley who is also known as a “divine madman."

Overnight stay in Punakha. 

Day 5 (Paro)

Drive back to Thimphu for shopping and then to Paro following the same route. Visit the ‘Dochula pass’ on the way to Thimphu which  is placed 3100 meters above the sea level. There are about 108 sacred stupas being build out there.

Overnight stay in Paro.

Day 6 (Paro) - Hike Paro Taktshang 

Paro Taktshang is one of the most prominent tourist destinations of the country and your trip would be tedious without visiting this most important Buddhist temple. 

Overnight stay in Paro.

Day 7-Departure 

We will drop you to the Paro airport from where you will fly back home.

                                          Kadhenchey!
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Important Information
Departure Point
Paro
Duration
7 days
Inclusions
  • All internal taxes and service charge
  • Bhutan Government Royalty of US$65 per night per person
  • Visa fee of $40 per person
  • Twin sharing hotel Rooms at 3 star hotels
  • All Meals (breakfast ,lunch and dinner) at 3 star hotels
  • Service of a professional and a licensed Bhutanese speaking English Guide
  • Refreshments (tea, coffee and snacks)
  • All transfers and sightseeing/treks/tours within Bhutan
  • Riding ponies and pack animals on treks
  • Trekking equipment and haulage for trekking tours
  • Mineral drinking water
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
Exclusions
  • Airfare
  • SURCHARGES For Solo Traveler: $ 40 per night. For Two Person Traveler: $ 30 per person per night. No Surcharge Applicable for Group of 3 and More.
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Wire transfer fee for transferring money to Bhutan
  • Bar bills
  • Laundry
  • Travel Insurance
  • Other Personal Expenses
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Once you have transferred your funds, we will transfer your money to Tourism council of Bhutan's account and will not be released to Yahweh Tours and treks until your tour have taken place. So your money stays safe in the Government's account and once your tour gets over, the government will release all the funds to our company’s account.
  • Day 1 (Paro)
  • You will be received at the Paro airport. Then visit significant sites:
  • Visit Taa Dzong (Museum)
  • Paro Rinpung Dzong
  • Drugyal Dzong
  • Kicchu Lhakhang
  • Taa Dzong lies on the hill located above the Paro Dzong. It is an ancient watch tower which is now used as the National Museum. The building has a unique design with the shape of a conch shell. The museum has different galleries which provide better display and various categorizations such as anthropology, arms and armor, pre-history, manuscript, paintings, textiles, bronzes, decorative arts, philatelic items, epigraphic items and numismatics.
  • Next visit will be to Paro Rinpung Dzong. Rinpung means, “Heaps of jewels” and it is a fortress monastery possessing a long history.Inside the Dzong, there are fourteen shrines and chapels viz:
  • Kungarwa
  • Monks' assembly hall
  • Sandalwood Stupa
  • Protector's shrine
  • Temple of the Guru's Eight Manifestations
  • Chapel of the head lama
  • Chapel of Amitayus
  • The Clear Crystal Shrine
  • Chapel of the Eleven-faced Avalokiteśvara
  • Apartments of the Abbot
  • Chapel of Akshobhya
  • Temple of the Treasure Revealer
  • Apartments of the King (Gyalpo'i Zimchung)
  • Temple of the Bursar
  • Right after exploring Paro Rinpung Dzong, you will get to visit Drugyal Dzong and Kicchu Lhakhang. Drugyal Dzong is Dzong is one of the oldest Dzong in the country which was built to commemorate the victory over an invasion from Tibet. This Dzong now lies in ruins. Right after the visit to Drugyal Dzong, you would enjoy the visit to Kicchu Lhakhang on the way back to the Paro town. This temple is one of the oldest temple built by a Tibetan Emperor, Songtsan Gampo. It is believed that this temple is filled with various hidden treasures.
  • Day 2 (Paro to Thimphu)
  • Drive to Thimphu - Explore the Thimphu City-Thimphu is the Capital city of Bhutan which is situated in the western part of the country. The place is rich in culture and tradition amidst the fast development occurring every day.
  • Visit Thimphu Memorial Chorten
  • Memorial Chorten is a massive Monastery dedicated to the Third King of Bhutan. This prominent landmark in the city has golden spires and bells. It can be seen from any place in Thimphu since it is situated amidst the city.
  • Visit Tashi Chhoe Dzong.
  • This marvelous fortress was built by Lama Gyalwa Lhanapa. The Dzong houses the office of the King, the cabined secretariat, ministry of home affairs and finance and also other government departments.
  • Visit Bhutanese Craft Bazaar
  • It is a handicraft market in Thimphu which is acquainted with unique arts and crafts of the country. It will indeed take you to the different world exhibiting its own beauty and charm.
  • Visit Buddha Dordenma Statue
  • It is a massive Shakyamuni statue built on the hill top of Kuenselphodrang which is 51.5 meters in height and is made up of bronze and gold . It is one of the largest statue in the world. This great statue also houses over one hundred thousand small Buddha statues. I bet that you will be startled to gaze at this gigantic statue right in front of you.
  • Visit Bhutan Post Office
  • Bhutan post office is located in the heart of Thimphu city. This is one exciting place to visit as there is unique collection of Bhutanese stamps and you will get to explore about Bhutan’s history from these stamps as well.
  • Visit Museum
  • Thimphu has Many Museums. Each artifact in the museum has its own stories to tell which you would love to listen to.
  • Visit Royal Textile Academy
  • Simply Bhutan Museum
  • National Folk Heritage
  • National Textile Museum
  • Day 3 (Thimphu to Dochula to Punakha)
  • Attend the Rhododendron Festival- The festival celebrates the rhododendron flower. The festival features the rhododendron garden walk and exhibition, local culture and cuisines, arts and crafts, traditional games, cultural programs, guided walks and activities. The festival displays different species that are in full bloom in their natural habitat.
  • Travel to Punakha (3 hours’ drive)
  • Day 4 (Punakha)
  • Visit Punakha Dzong -Punakha Dzong is the second largest and one of the most beautiful dzongs in Bhutan. It was build by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel as prophesied by Guru Rinpochhe.This Dzong is built at the confluence of Po Chhu and Mo chhu.
  • Visit Chimi Lhakhang- Is a popular Buddhist monastery built around 1499 by Ngawang Chogyal in honor of Lama Drukpa Kuenley who is also known as a “divine madman” after he subdued the demon of the Dochula with his “magic thunderbolt of wisdom”. He is called a “Divine madman because of his unusual ways of teaching Buddhism by means of singing, humor and outrageous behavior, which amounted to being bizarre, awful and with sexual overtones.
  • Day 5 (Paro)
  • Drive back to Thimphu for shopping and then to Paro following the same route. Visit the ‘Dochula pass’ on the way to Thimphu. Do Chula pass which is placed 3100 meters above the sea level. There are about 108 sacred stupas or temples being build out there. Gangkar Puensum, the highest peak in Bhutan is seen from the Dochula Pass.
  • Drive back to Paro in the evening
  • Day 6 (Paro) - Hike Paro Taktshang
  • Paro Taktshang is one of the most prominent tourist destinations of the country and your trip would be tedious without visiting this most important Buddhist temple. Taktshang which mean “Tiger’s nest” was built around 1692 on a cliff which is about 3120 meters above the sea level. It is located 10 km away from Paro town and will take at least 2-4 hours for trekkers to reach the spot. You can even have an exhilarating uphill ride on a rented horse.
  • Day7-Departure
  • After the breakfast, our guide will drop you at the airport.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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