Bhutan Cultural Tour 4 days specially provides exploration of Bhutanese culture which is unique and different than other countries. Bhutan is an ancient land secluded high in the heart of Bhutan Cultural Tour is one of the popular tour which starts from Paro to Thimpu, the vast Himalayas with magical customs and people with deeply held beliefs.
Bhutan is a land of Dzongs (fortresses) and monasteries, monks, majestic mountains, unique architectural style, rich heritage and a land of warm-hearted, friendly people. In the Thimphu and Paro Tour we visit Bhutan and admire the silence and peace of the Paro valley. The beautiful terraced valley where the medieval town of Paro nestles is home to many of the Bhutan's oldest temples and Dzongs.
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 mtrs. 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. 15 mins. drive / 63 kms). 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) zoo. 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 & Heritage Museum, Traditional School of Arts and Craft, Indigenous Hospital, Textile Museum, Handicraft Emporium and the Hand-made Paper factory.
Options to note: Your entry/exit point in Bhutan is a choice by flight or overland drive via Phuntsholing (Bhutan`s border town to India).
Hotel and all meals