Western Bhutan Cultural Tour

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Trip Overview
Western Bhutan Cultural Tour  is one of the cultural explorer tour of Bhutanist people where you can view wonderful monastery and each monastery or dzong holds an annual festival, Tsechu, which instructs onlookers in the Buddhist teachings, gains them merit and acts as an important social occasion. The valleys of Bumthang are the heart of central Bhutan. their incredible beauty highlighted by numerous palaces, ancient temples and monasteries.

Few westerners visit Bhutan’s central Bumthang district with its four sacred valleys. Fewer still venture to far eastern Bhutanspan stylewith its distinctive peoples, culture and its rich natural history. The 21-day tour offers a rare insight of the entire country of Bhutan including Paro, Thimpu, Punakha, the sacred Bumthang valleys and the rarely seen Eastern Bhutan. After exploring the Paro and Thimpu’s craft centers dzongs, and over the Dochu La to top at Bhutan’s ancient capital of Punakha whYere the great Punakha Dzong stands at the confluence of the Pho Chu and Mho Cho Rivers. Contining westwards we visit the alpine the alpine valley of Bhobjika where we will visit the Gangtey Gompa and then on to Trongsa and then to Jakar, Bumthang’s main village. This is Bhutan’s most sacred valleys, hallowed 1,200 years ago by the visits of Padmashambava the great Buddhist guru also knows as the Guru Rimpoche.

Itinerary

DAY 01: Arrival at PARO-THIMPHU 
Upon Arrival at PARO Airport, meet, assist and drive to Thimphu the capital of Bhutan through terraced fields along the river bangs down stream to its confluence with Wang Chu then up valley to Thimphu. Overnight in hotel

DAY 02: THIMPHU – SIGHTSEEING 
Morning visit Memorial Chorten, and drive to see Takin (Bhutan’s national animal) penned up there between the pine trees. After lunch visit Jungsi Paper factory, Nunnery Monastery, Arts and Crafts School. After this, your hotel will welcome you for dinner.

DAY 03: THIMPHU – PUNAKHA – WANGDI – THIMPHU
Drive to Punakha over the Do-Chula pass which is at an altitude of 3,050meters (10,000ft) and on the way you will see more of the beautiful scenery Bhutan has to offer. Once at Punakha, visit Punakha Dzong, and settle down for the lunch. After lunch visit Wangdi Dzong from the outside and drive to Thimphu. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 04: THIMPHU – PARO
Morning, drive to Paro. On the way visit Simtokha Dzong (the oldest Dzong in Bhutan) and today it is a house of the traditional school. Continue drive to Paro. Afternoon, visit National Museum, Paro Dzong and Satsam Chorten Monastery. Overnight in hotel.

DAY 05: PARO – DEPARTURE
At an appointed time, transfer to airport for flight to onward destination.

Cost Details

Tour Cost: US$ 2,000.00 per person, sharing a twin room.
SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT: US$ 300.00 Per Person
Extra: Bhutan Visa fee US$ 20.00 per person. (Payable at the airport)
Extra: Tourism Development Fee of US$ 10.00 per person.
Extra: KTM -PARO – KTM US$ 380.00 Per Person

Price Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop and all ground transportation in private vehicle
  • All land transfer, arrival and departure as per the itinerary
  • Hotel accommodation in Bhutan on Full Board basis
  • Exclusive of Medical Kit Bag with Guide
  • Guided sight-seeing tour with experienced English speaking guide of Bhutan
  • All necessary Conservation Entry fees of monasteries and sightseeing destination as per the rules of Government
  • Daily wages with food allowances and accommodation for guide during the tour
  • All government taxes and insured

Price Excludes

  • Visa Fee for Bhutan Entry
  • Tourism Development Fee of US$ 10.00 per person
  • Personal expenses, medical and travel insurance emergency evacuation
  • Hard and any form of soft drinks, tea/coffee
  • All confectionary and snacks, Charges for desserts including shower and boiled drinking water, Phone calls, Laundry and alcoholic beverages etc.
  • Any airfare: Domestic, International departure taxes and any excess baggage charges
  • Unforeseen cost due to landslide, sick, flight delayed, bad weather,etc
  • Tips and Gratitude for Guides and Porters according to custom
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section
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