About Trip

Have you ever been fascinated by the Buddhism culture? Has the serenity of Buddhism ever reel you in, and you want to have an in-depth experience to learn and soak in the uniqueness of this culture? Bhutan Cultural Tour takes you through the major cities and sites of Bhutan that offers you a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness the culture of Tibetan Buddhists up close.

Visit the Zilukha Nunnery, a monastery that houses more than 50 nuns. The prayer flags draped around the monastery adds to its spiritual and scenic aura. The Traditional School of Arts and Crafts signifies the efforts of the country in order to preserve the traditional methods of paintings which also include the famed Thangkha Paintings.

Another famed site you will come across on your travel is the Tashicho Dzong. This historical fortress also operates as a monastery and the seat of power for Bhutan’s Government. Lying on the base of lush green hills, this fortress is set apart by its three-storied towers and triple tiered golden roofs.

Bask in the natural and cultural beauty of Bhutan as you hike to Taktshang Monastery, also known as Tiger’s Nest. The Taktshang Monastery holds unique historical and religious importance. This hike provides you the unique opportunity to bask in the natural along with the cultural beauty of the Kingdom of hills.

Index Adventure has brought you this trip for you to experience the beautiful culture that the Kingdom of Bhutan has to offer, in a short time. Enrich yourself with this unique opportunity and learn more about the culture of Tibetan as well as the Buddhist religion. You will also be equipped with an experienced guide which will make this journey a learning one as well.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival at Paro Airport after the drive to Thimpu (1hour 30 minutes’ drive). 2320 M.
  • Day 02: Thimphu Sightseeing
  • Day 03: Thimphu to Paro
  • Day 04: Departure

Cost Includes:

  • Private transportation  
  • Necessary Bhutan travel permits 
  • English speaking Bhutanese guide and Driver
  • Accommodation on Twin sharing/ Single room basis.
  • Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Meal plan: Full Board Basis
  • Bhutan Government Royalty fee ($ 65 per person / per day)
  • Bhutan Visa fee
  • Flight fare  Kathmandu- Paro- Kathmandu.

Cost Excludes:

  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstance
  • Personal expenses such as drink, guide tips & etc.

 

Important Note

Checklist for Bhutan Tour

  • Valid passport (valid for six months from the date of your trip)
  • One other picture ID, such as driver’s license (in case of emergency and for use as a substitute of passport or incase of loss of your passport) Photocopy of passport page to carry in wallet
  • Air tickets (Make a copy of flight tickets which may be helpful, in case of loss)
  • Visa Clearance (Make a copy of visa clearance which may be helpful, in case of emergencies)
  • MasterCard, Visa Credit and Debit Cards are accepted in Bhutan. However travelers’ cheques and some cash are highly recommended.
  • Mobile (if your cell phone is from CINGULLAR USA or ATNT (USA) operators then your cell phone will work in Bhutan.)

WHAT TO BRING DURING THE TOUR IN BHUTAN

  • Warm Jackets with water proof or rain coats
  • Hiking shorts (for men) or skirt
  • Winter clothes
  • Hiking/trekking boots
  • Socks for hiking boots Sunscreen for lips and face
  • Sunglasses
  • Sneakers
  • Long and short T- shirts or cotton shirts
  • Sun Hats
  • Walking Sticks
  • Back pack or Suitcase

DRESS CODE FOR VISITING FORTRESSES, MONASTERIES AND TEMPLES IN BHUTAN

  • Shirt (either half or full sleeve)
  • Full pants/long skirts
  • Any type of shoes with socks
  • No Hats, No Umbrella, No Slippers, No t-shirts, No short skirt and No half-pants
  • Photographs allowed in the courtyard only.

 

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival at Paro Airport after the drive to Thimpu (1hour 30 minutes’ drive). 2320 M.Upon entry in Paro, clear immigration. Keep your documents handy and keep a copy of each document for immigration purpose. Your tour guide will be waiting outside the arrival terminal and drive to Thimpu. Touring the city at night. Overnight in Thimpu (L/D/A)
  • Day 02Thimphu Sightseeing Entire day touring in Thimpu. You will visit important sites namely, Memorial Chorten, Zilukha Nunnery, Takin Sanctuary, Indigenous Hospital, Textile Museum, and Heritage Museum, Traditional School of expressions and artworks and Tashicho Dzong. Upon the accessible time, you will likewise visit Zangdopelri temple, paper factory, and different sights. Overnight in Thimpu. (B/L/D/A)
  • Day 03Thimphu to ParoAfter breakfast, drive back to Paro. Morning hike to Taktshang Monastery (Tiger's nest). It is Bhutan's most noticeable cultural icon roosted 800m up an apparently sheer cliff. It is trusted that in the eighth century, the tantric master Guru Rimpoche/ Padmasambhava (2nd Buddha) flew on the back of a tigress to the site where the religious group now stands. Overnight in Paro. (B/L/D/A)
  • Day 04Departure After breakfast, transfer to the airport in time for your departure flight to onward destination. (B)

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