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2 Nights/3 Days Cultural Tour

The program is arranged for the visitors to explore the glimpses of Bhutan, experience the Bhutanese cultural heritage its values with an unaffected natural environment.

Day 01: Arrive Paro
The flight to Paro is one of the most spectacular in the entire Himalayas. When you are flying along with the Himalayan range from Kathmandu or over the foothills from Kolkata, the journey offers fascinating views and an exciting descent into the Kingdom. Bhutan’s first gift as you disembark from the aircraft will be cool, clean fresh mountain air.

Visit Ta Dzong, originally built as Watchtower, which now houses National Museum. The extensive collection includes antique thangkha paintings, textiles, weapons & amour, household objects and a rich assortment of natural and historic artefacts.

Walk downhill the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong (1644), meaning (“fortress of the heap of jewels”), which has a long and fascinating history. Along the wooden galleries lining the inner courtyard are fine wall paintings illustrating Buddhist lore such as four friends, the old man of long life, the wheel of life, scenes from the life of Milarepa, Mount. Sumeru and other cosmic Mandala.

Visit 7th-century Kyichu Lhakhang built in the 7th century, one of the 108 temples built in the Himalayas by Tibetan Emperor Songtsen Gampo. The building of this temple marks the introduction of Buddhism in Bhutan

Drive to Thimphu – Paro (55 km, approx. 1.1/2-hour drive)

The capital town of Bhutan and the centre of government, religion and commerce, Thimphu is a unique city with an unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient traditions. With a population of about 100,000, it is perhaps still the world’s only capital city without a traffic light. Visit Textile and Folk Heritage Museums, a fascinating testimony of the Bhutanese living traditions.

Visit the National Library, housing an extensive collection of priceless Buddhist manuscripts and the Institute for Zorig Chusum (commonly known as the Painting School) where students undergo a 6-year training course in Bhutan’s 13 traditional arts and crafts.

 

Day 02: Thimphu
Visit Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodrang). Located at a short drive from Thimphu city centre, visitors can get a good overview of the Thimphu valley from the Buddha point (Kuensel Phodrang). You can pay your obeisance and offer prayers to the Buddha (169ft), the largest statue in the country and then walk around and take a glimpse of the valley.

Visit King’s Memorial Chorten continuously circumambulated by people, murmuring mantras and spinning their prayer wheels. Construction of this landmark was the idea of Bhutan’s third king, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuk (“the father of modern Bhutan”) who has wished to erect a monument to world peace and prosperity. Completed in 1974 after his untimely death, it serves both as a memorial to the Late King and as a monument to peace.

Afternoon visit Trashichhoedzong, “fortress of the glorious religion”. This is the centre of government and religion, site of monarch’s throne room and seat of Je Khenpo or Chief Abbot. Built in 1641 by the political and religious unifier of Bhutan, Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, it was reconstructed in the 1960s in a traditional Bhutanese manner, without nails or architectural plans.

Evening time can be spent strolling through the government-run Handicrafts Emporium and local crafts bazaar, to browse through the example of Bhutan’s fine traditional arts. Here you can buy hand-woven textiles, thangkas paintings, masks, ceramics, slate and wood carvings, jewellery, interesting items made from local materials.

 

Day 03: Thimphu – Paro (55 km, approx. 1.1/2-hour drive)

Drive to the airport for your onward destination our representative will see off.

Travel Season

1 person

2 persons

3 persons & above

Low Season: Dec, Jan,  Feb, Jun, Jul & Aug

US$520/person

US$500/person

US$440/person

High Season: Mar, April, May, Sept, Oct & Nov

US$620/person

US$600/person

US$540/person

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INCLUDED
  • Bhutan Government Royalty of US$ 65 per person per night.
  • Bhutanese Tourist Visa fee of US$40 per person is charged (one time).
  • FIT surcharges of US$40per person per night for a single person and US$30 per person per night for the two persons.
  • Twin sharing hotel rooms at 3 star hotels.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner & light refreshments) at 3-star hotels/tourist standard restaurants. 
  • English speaking tour guide service.
  • All transfers and excursions by private vehicles.
  • All entrance fees to museums and monuments.
  • All internal taxes and fees.
  • Mineral drinking water.
    NOT INCLUDED
    • Single room supplement of US$40/room/night during low season and US$ 50/room/night during high season (optional).
    • Airfares.
    • Travel assurance (recommended).
    • 4 star and 5-star accommodations and meals (optional).
    • Other personal expenses like overseas calls, laundry, etc.