Bhutan Exclusive Cultural Tour is one of cultural tour package that covers most of the popular destinations. It covers the most important western and central districts of Bhutan including Paro, Thimphu and Punakha, Trongsa, Bumthang and Wangdue. Its mix of cultural and Historical sites and some short hikes and walks. So you will have great oppertunity to experience the different climate zone and vegetation too. And also will take you to beautiful villages and very old historic palces too.
You will be received by our people at the airport and if the flight is morning will visit Ta Dzong (watch tower) built in 1951 to use as a watch tower to defend Ringpung Dzong and Paro valley during the time of war and converted into national museum in 1967 which recorded in UNESCO world heritage. Unfortunately original museum was destroyed by the earthquake in September 2011 but one can still see a magnificent collection of Bhutanese artifacts like costumes, religious Thangka paintings, arm weapons, and a fascinating collection of Bhutan stamps in new gallery.
Then will visit Paro Ringpung Dzong which is one of the finest example of Bhutanese architecture. If still feel energetic you can take a short walk down to the cantilever bridge.
After that will drive to Thimphu and on the way will stop at Tamcho to see 15 th century old iron chain bridge built by Drupthop Thangthong Gyelpo. Then will continue to Thimphu. After reaching Thimphu we can have leisurely walk around the town to feel the atmosphere of capital.
Night Halt: Thimphu.
Day 2: Thimphu Sightseeing
After breakfast will visit; Memorial Chorten which was built by Her majesty Ashi Phuntsho Choden in memory of her late son His majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuk ("the father of modern Bhutan") the third king of Bhutan. Then will drive to Kuenselphodrang(Buddha Point) where you can see largest Buddha statue in Bhutan which is about 169 feet tall. Followed by Folk Heritage Museums, a fascinating testimony of Bhutan's living traditions. Then will visit Zorig Chusum, where students are taught 13 arts and crafts of Bhutan.
After lunch will visit Bhutan post if you like to have personalized stamps. Then will visit Takin Preserve where you will find Takin, the National animal of Bhutan native to only Himalayas. After that will drive to Nunnery at Zilikha. Then will visit Trashichho Dzong, the beautiful fortress which houses most of the Government's office and King's Throne room. It is also the summer residence of Je Khenpo, the Chief Abbot of monastic body.
Night halt: Thimphu.
Day 3: Thimphu to Gangtey
After breakfast will drive to Phobjekha. On the way you will stop at Dochula (3150m) and there you can see 108 Druk Wangyel Chorten. And if the weather is fine you will be able to see the Himalayan Ranges that falls within Bhutan. You will then drive down further through temperate forests into semitropical range of orange and cactuses. After crossing Wangdi will ascend to Gangtey. On reaching Gangtey will do a short Natural Trail that will take you through the beautiful pine forest and beautiful village. If it is in winter you will see the Black Necked Crane one of the endangered bird species in world.
Night halt: Gangtey
Day 4: Gangety to Bumthang
After breakfast will visit Gangtey Sangacholing Monastery which was built in 1613 by Gyalse Pema Thinley grandson of Terton Pema Lingpa. And here you will love the wooden work and is one of the best wood work in Bhutan.
Then will continue to drive to Baumthang. On reaching Trongsa will visit Trongsa Dzong which is one of the most impressive dzong of Bhutan as it shows one of the most artistic and magnificent works of traditional Bhutanese architecture and then continue to Bumthang.
Night halt: Bumthang
Day 5: Bumthang Sightseeing
The day’s visit with Jakar Dzong, castle of the white bird, followed by Jampa Lhakhang which is one of the oldest temple in the country. Then will visit Kurjey Lhakhang, is named after the body print of Guru Rinpoche, Tamshing Lhakhang which was established by Terton Pema Lingpa in 1501 and is the most important Nyingma Goenba in the country. Then will drive to Mebertsho (Burning Lake) – This is a very scared lake for Bhutanese people. Terton Pema Lingpa discovered several of Guru Rinpoche’s hidden treasures from this lake. Evening stroll in Bumthang town.
Night Halt: Bumthang.
Day 6: Bumthang to Punakha
After breakfast will drive to Punakha. Will stop for lunch on way and makes some stops on way too. On reaching Punakha will visit Chimi Lhkahang(Devine Madman’s temple) which was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley in 15th century (This monk is popularly known as the Devine madman for his philosophy, “Salvation through sex”). He subdued the demons with his “Magical Thunder bolt”. The Temple is also known as “The Temple of Fertility”.Then will check into Hotel.
Night Halt: Punakha
Day 7: Punakha to Paro
After breakfast will visit Sangchen Dorji Lhundrup Nunnery from where you will have a very good view of the villages around. Then will visit Majestic Punakha Dzong built on the confluence of Pho chu (Male River) and Mo chu (Female River). Today it is the winter residence of the Je- khenpho the chief abbot and also serves as the administration center of the Punakha district. Followed by Longest Suspension Bridge on Pho Chu (Male River). Then will drive to Paro.
Night halt: Paro
Day 8: Hike Taktshang(Tigers Nest)
After breakfast will drive till Taktshang base and the will hike to the sacred Taktsang Goenpa (tiger nest monastery) which was built on the rock face. The history says guru Rinphoche during his second visit to Bhutan in 8th century have flew to the place riding on a tigress to subdue demon Singye Samdrup and meditated here for three months. Later temporary ruler of Bhutan Gyalshe Tenzin Rabgay has built monastery in late 16th century. It is one of the most highlighted holy site of the tourist as well it is a place where Bhutanese people believe they must visit once in their life time.
Towards evening will take you for Farm house, for dinner where by you can experience traditional Bhutanese Cuisines as well as Bhutanese way of dinning. And if you are interested can also take a Traditional Hot Stone Bath. Night halt: in Paro
Day 9: Day Excursion to Haa
Today we will have a day excursion to Haa valley vai Chelela Pass(3980m). It is the highest motorable road in Bhutan. And from the pass you can have paranomic view of second highest himalaya of Bhutan mountain Jomolhari (7456 meters mountain of god). We will be going with hot Picnic Lunch so that we can have on that pass. After reaching haa will visit Lhakhang Karpo (white temple) and Lhakhang Nakpo ( black temple). And we will also take some time to walk around small Haa Valley. After that will drive back to Paro. Evening will stroll in Paro town.
Night halt: Paro
Day 10: Drive to airport and Departure
Today after breakfast, depending on the flight timing will reach you to airport and see you off with the wish to see you again and safe journey back to your next destination