Know the happiest people of one of the last kingdoms on Earth.
A short cultural Tour of Bhutan is the easiest way to discover Bhutanese culture, historical and natural highlights of this last kingdom of South Asia, which tucks in between two Asian giants, China and India. The short cultural tour begins with the flight into Bhutan’s only airport of Paro.
During the short cultural of Bhutan we explore all the Heritage monuments sites and major landmarks of Paro and Thimpu (Bhutanese Capital). We explore in the streets of these towns, where we get to see the authentic lifestyle of Bhutanese people living in urban region. The major highlight of this trip is Taktsang Monastery, which is popularly known as Tiger’s Nest.
Nestling on the cliff 800m above Paro, the monastery has huge religious significance. The short cultural tour of Bhutan also includes brief exploration of ancient palaces like Paro Dzong and Drukyel Dzong. Apart from major monuments, this short cultural tour of Bhutan also manifests the great aspects of Bhutanese lifestyle.
The Timphu is the biggest town of Bhutan and hub of Nation. You gone visit King palace, fortress, great view point and hand carving/panting galleries. Here you can find best hand made Bhutanese souvenirs.
This tour is especially designed to those travelers, who have strong desire to explore offbeat travel destination in relatively short time. We operate this trip in Bhutan collaborating with the safe hands of our Bhutanese partner, who have in the Bhutanese Tourism for significant time. Book this trip with us and enjoy something really authentic and wonderful in the Lands of Thunder Dragon.
Fly from Kathmandu, Arrival Paro airport and you will be received at the Paro airport by our company representative and transferred to your hotel. Afternoon visit the Paro National Museum which houses collection of art and art facts from all over Bhutan. The Museum is housed in the ancient watch tower to Paro Dzong. Later visit the Paro Dzong, ancient castle fortress built in 1645 and it houses the Paro monastic body and office of Paro district civil authority. Evening visit to a traditional Bhutanese farm house. Overnight hotel.
Morning hike/horse-ride to the legendary Taktsang Monastery, perched on a cliff 800 m. above Paro valley. Afternoon visit the ruins of the Drukgyel Dzong which was built in 1647 in commemoration of the Bhutan victory over the ancient Tibetan invasion. The dzong was burned down by tragic fire accident in 1951 and since then has been in ruins. Then on visit the 7th century Kyichu Monastery built by the Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo and finally visit the Dungtse Monastery built in1421. Evening drive to Thimphu 1 hr. 30 minutes. drive / 63 km. Overnight hotel in Thimphu.
Thimphu sightseeing: visit the Memorial Stupa built in memory of the late third king of Bhutan, 15th century Changankha Monastery, Takins, National animal of Bhutan. Thimphu view point. From the view point, a pleasant hike to Wangtse Monastery would also be refreshing. Then visit: Zilukha Nunnery, one of the very few monasteries for female monks still in existence, visit the National Library, Folk and Heritage Museum, Traditional School of Arts and Craft, Indigenous Hospital, Textile Museum, Handicraft Emporium and the Hand-made Paper factory. Evening drive to Paro and enjoy Traditional Hot Stone Bath. Overnight hotel.
Departure, After breakfast we will drive to airport for final departure.
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