5 Days- Bhutan Cultural Tour

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5 Days- Bhutan Cultural Tour

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3. We focus on the quality with prompt response and take you to places where it's not mentioned in the guidebooks and let you interact with local people sharing authentic experiences.

4. We are staffed with friendly and experienced English speaking guides all certified by Tourism Council of Bhutan.

5. Maebar Travel is a licensed tour operator and a member of Association of Bhutan Tour Operators and Tourism Council of Bhutan.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Paro International Airport

Stop At: Tachog Lhakhang(tamchu), Tachog Lhakhang, Tachog Lhakhang, Bhutan
• Walk on the ancient suspension bridge below Tamchog lhakhang.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Motithang Takin Preserve, Thimphu Bhutan
See the endangered Takin,which is found in captivity. This hill is also called the “romantic point” as lovers often come here to enjoy the panoramic view of the Thimphu valley
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Buddha Dordenma, Kuensel Phodrang Viewing Point, Thimphu 11001 Bhutan
Visit Buddha Gang, which offers a spectacular view of Thimphu city. This giant Buddha-statue overlooking Thimphu is one of the biggest in the world.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten), Thimphu Bhutan
Circumambulate Memorial chorten (huge stupa). This is the favorite spot for the locals of all age to chant mantras, prostrate, pray and practice their devotion.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Thimphu’s Weekend Market, Chhogyal Lam, Thimphu Bhutan
Visit the Farmer’s Weekend Market for organic fruits & nuts
Duration: 35 minutes

Stop At: National Institute for Zorig Chusum, Thimphu Bhutan
Zorig Chusum “School for Thirteen Traditional Arts and Crafts” followed by a visit to Craft Bazaar for authentic local handicraft and souvenir.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), Chhagchhen Lam, Thimphu Bhutan
The Tashichhoe Dzong, the main secretariat building, the office of the King and Throne room and also the house of the State Monastic Body.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:


Accommodation included: 3 star hotel minimum

Day 2: Discovering Punakha & Wangdue (78km/ 2.5hr)

Stop At: Dochula Pass, Thimphu Bhutan
En route stop by Dochula pass (3150m) to enjoy spectacular views of the eastern Himalayan mountain range.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Druk Wangyel Monastery, Dochula, Thimphu Bhutan
Visit Drukwangyel (Royal temple) at Dochula known for Druk Wangyel festival performed by Royal Bhutan Army.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Chimi Lhakhang Temple, Punakha Bhutan
As you arrive Wangdue, hike along the Metshina village to Chimi lhakhang, a solitary “fertility temple” where a childless couple who comes to pray is usually blessed with a child.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Punakha Dzong, Punakha 13001 Bhutan
Visit the Punakha Dzong, "Palace of the Great Happiness". This beautiful fortress lies between two rivers, the Pochu and Mochu, male and female river.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Punakha Suspension Bridge, Punakha Dzong, Punakha 13001 Bhutan
Walk on the 200m suspension bridge above Phochu river to Gidagom village .
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, Punakha Bhutan
Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten is a stunning Buddhist temple located in the Punakha Valley of Bhutan. It is one of the most unique and beautiful temples in the country, known for its intricate architecture, stunning views, and peaceful atmosphere.

History of Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten was built in 1993 by the Queen Mother of Bhutan, Ashi Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck. The temple was built to bring peace and prosperity to Bhutan and to protect the country from negative energies. It took four years to build the temple, with a team of 100 Bhutanese artisans working tirelessly to complete it.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:



Accommodation included: 3 star hotel minimum

Day 3: Paro Sightseeing & Detour (135km/ 3-4hr)

Stop At: Paro, Paro, Paro District
Ta Dzong is a historic watchtower located in the town of Paro, Bhutan. It is one of the most iconic landmarks in the region and is a popular tourist attraction. The watchtower was built in the 17th century to defend Paro Rinpung Dzong, the nearby fortress and monastery.

In the 1960s, the watchtower was converted into the National Museum of Bhutan, showcasing a collection of artifacts and exhibits that highlight the cultural and historical heritage of the country. The museum’s exhibits include traditional Bhutanese art, textiles, weapons, and household objects, as well as exhibits on the country’s flora and fauna.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Rinpung Dzong, Paro Bhutan
Paro Rinpung Dzong is a historic fortress and Buddhist monastery located in the Paro Valley of Bhutan. It is a popular tourist attraction and considered one of the finest examples of Bhutanese architecture.

The dzong was built in the 17th century to defend the Paro Valley against Tibetan invaders and has since served as the administrative and religious center of the Paro district. The dzong’s name means “Fortress of the Heap of Jewels” and it is famous for its stunning paintings, intricate woodwork, and traditional Bhutanese architecture.

Visitors can explore the dzong’s courtyards, temples, and administrative offices, and gain insight into Bhutanese history and culture. The dzong is also the venue for the famous Paro Tsechu festival, a colorful and vibrant annual event that celebrates the rich cultural heritage of Bhutan.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kyichu Lhakhang, Lamgong Gewog, Paro 12001 Bhutan
Kyichu Lhakhang, is an ancient Buddhist temple located in the Paro Valley of Bhutan. It is considered one of the oldest and most sacred temples in the country, and is an important site for pilgrimage and religious practice.

The temple was built in the 7th century by the Tibetan Emperor Songtsen Gampo, who is believed to have built 108 temples throughout the region to subdue a giant demoness that was obstructing the spread of Buddhism. Kyichu Lhakhang is one of the two temples that he built in Bhutan, the other being Jambay Lhakhang in Bumthang.

Kyichu Lhakhang has undergone several renovations and expansions over the centuries, with the most recent one being carried out in the 1970s by the third king of Bhutan, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. The temple houses many sacred relics and artifacts, including an image of Jowo Sakyamuni, the Buddha, and a statue of Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of Compassion.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:



Accommodation included: 3 star hotel minimum

Day 4: Excursion to mystical Tiger's nest.(60km/ 1hr)

Stop At: Paro Taktsang, Taktsang Trail, Paro Bhutan
After a wholesome breakfast, spend the day hiking up the forested path to Taktsang Monastery, also known as Tiger’s Nest, Bhutan’s most famous and scenic icon. Tiger’s Nest clings to sheer cliffs of 900m above Paro valley. The climb is steep and takes about 4-5hrs round trip. (Ponies & horses optional)
• Lunch at the hillside cafe with close Tiger’s Nest view.
• In evening, authentic Bhutanese farewell dinner at a typical village home with local liquor called “Ara.”
• Hot stone bath, optional. River rocks are heated and dunked into a large wooden tub with herbs. This type of bath is considered to have medicinal properties of healing.
Overnight Paro (Alt; 2280m)


Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:



Accommodation included: 3 star hotel minimum

Day 5: Depart from Paro International Airport

Stop At: Paro, Paro, Paro District
Our representative will bid you farewell at the airport. TashiDelek!
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:

No accommodation included on this day.

Informacion Adicional
"Wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Infant seats available"
"Most travelers can participate"
"A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"



Duration: 5 Days
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
Paro International Airport

Airports

  • Paro Airport, Paro Bhutan


Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Included

  • Accommodation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Guide
  • Tea Coffee & snacks
  • 4x Breakfast
  • 4x Dinner
  • 4x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 4 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Buddha Dordenma
  • Entry/Admission - Druk Wangyel Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Punakha Dzong
  • Entry/Admission - Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)
  • Entry/Admission - Motithang Takin Preserve
  • Entry/Admission - Chimi Lhakhang Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Paro Taktsang
  • Entry/Admission - Rinpung Dzong
  • Entry/Admission - Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten)
  • Entry/Admission - Kyichu Lhakhang
  • Entry/Admission - National Institute for Zorig Chusum
  • Entry/Admission - Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten
  • Entry/Admission - Tachog Lhakhang(tamchu)
  • Entry/Admission - Thimphu’s Weekend Market

Not Included

  • Airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Laundry, alcohol & beverages
  • Tips to the guide & driver

Facilities


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