This in-depth Bhutan cultural tour offers a rare opportunity to savour the different customs and cultures of the western and central valleys of Bhutan at a leisurely pace. Highlights include Ta Dzong Museum, Rimpong Dzong and the infamous Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest) in the beautiful Paro Valley, The National Memorial Chorten, 12th century Changangkha Temple and the National Library exhibiting ancient scriptures in Bhutan’s capital Thimphu, and after crossing the 3050m Dochula Pass with spectacular Himalayan views, a journey into the sub-tropical Punakha Valley featuring the incredible the Punakha Dzong and Chimi Lhakang, temple of the ‘Divine Madman’. Continue onto the central districts of Trongsa, the birthplace of monarchy, and the Bumthang Valley, Bhutan’s spiritual heartland featuring 7th century Jambay Lhakhang and Kurje Lhakhang with its rock imprint of Guru Rimpoche. The tour then returns westward to the glacial valley of Gangtey/Phobjika, the winter home to the rare black necked cranes.
High Season: Mar - May & Sep - Nov Low Season: June - August & Dec - Feb.
DAY 01: ARRIVE PARO – THIMPHU
DAY 02: THIMPHU CULTURAL TOUR
DAY 03: THIMPHU – PUNAKHA
DAY 04: PUNAKHA – TRONGSA – BUMTHANG
DAY 05: BUMTHANG CULTURAL TOUR
DAY 06: BUMTHANG – GANGTEY
DAY 07: GANGTEY – PARO - TAKTSANG CULTURAL TOUR
DAY 08: AIRPORT - FLY TO HOME