On this 10-day journey through Bhutan's cities and villages, we will visit well-known landmarks like Dzongs and Temples to ensure that visitors are completely satisfied. This Cultural Highlight Bhutan Tour -10 Day culminates with a hike to the famous Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest). Embark on an exciting 10-day journey through the heart of Bhutan, a small landlocked country that is filled with natural beauty and cultural wonders! On this Cultural Highlight Bhutan Tour, you will explore the stunning countryside and visit some of the most iconic landmarks in the country. From the ancient Bumthang village and dzongs to the awe-inspiring Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest), you will be immersed in the rich heritage and culture of Bhutan. Some of the major highlights of Cultural Highlight Bhutan Tour - 10 Days 1. Paro Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest): Perched on a cliff at an altitude of 10,000 feet, this iconic Buddhist…
On this 10-day journey through Bhutan’s cities and villages, we will visit well-known landmarks like Dzongs and Temples to ensure that visitors are completely satisfied. This Cultural Highlight Bhutan Tour -10 Day culminates with a hike to the famous Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest).
Embark on an exciting 10-day journey through the heart of Bhutan, a small landlocked country that is filled with natural beauty and cultural wonders! On this Cultural Highlight Bhutan Tour, you will explore the stunning countryside and visit some of the most iconic landmarks in the country. From the ancient Bumthang village and dzongs to the awe-inspiring Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest), you will be immersed in the rich heritage and culture of Bhutan.
Some of the major highlights of Cultural Highlight Bhutan Tour – 10 Days
1. Paro Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest): Perched on a cliff at an altitude of 10,000 feet, this iconic Buddhist monastery is one of the most important sites in Bhutan.
2. Punakha Dzong: This ancient fortress is the second oldest and second largest dzong in Bhutan. It has served as the religious and administrative center of Bhutan for centuries.
3. Thimphu: The capital of Bhutan, Thimphu is a bustling city with plenty of cultural and natural attractions.
4. Gangtey Valley: This picturesque valley is home to the rare black-necked cranes which migrate here from the Tibetan plateau during winter.
5. Taktshang Goemba: Also known as Tiger’s Lair, this ancient monastery is perched on a cliff overlooking the Paro Valley.
6. Phobjikha Valley: Located in Western Bhutan, this valley is famous for its wetlands and the rare black-necked cranes.
7. Bumthang Valley: This valley is home to some of the oldest Buddhist temples in Bhutan.
8. Dochula Pass: This mountain pass is located at an altitude of 10,500 feet and offers stunning views of the Himalayan mountains.
Along the way, you will be able to appreciate the beautiful architecture of the temples and dzongs and visit some of the most popular towns in the country. With HimalayanWindows, you can be sure that your journey will be comfortable and hassle-free, as they strive to provide the best services and attractions throughout your 10-day Bhutan tour. So, come and explore the marvels of Bhutan, and make the most of your Cultural Highlight Bhutan Tour!
Our airport representative receives you upon arrival at Paro Airport (7,000ft) and takes a drive through the valley of Paro to the hotel. As you having leisure time we take a walk around the town of Paro
Drive to the Drugyel Dzong. This Dzong is of historical importance, from whose ramparts the Bhutanese repelled Tibetan invaders. On a clear day, one can view the sacred Mount Chhomolari, Mountain of Goddess. After lunch visit Ta Dzong, the National Museum housed in an ancient watchtower, which has a fine collection of ancient Thangka painting, textiles, weapons, and artifacts. Walk to the traditional wooden bridge.
Drive to Ramthongkha and then hike to viewpoint of Taktshang, the Tiger’s Nest. The monastery, unfortunately, got burnt in 1998 but it has recently been reconstructed.
Drive through the beautiful valleys of Paro and Thimphu to the capital of Bhutan – Thimphu. Visit the Zangthopelri Lhakhang, the School of Thangka Painting and the Tashi Nincha folk studio where the traditional folk and mask dance are learned and practiced. Afternoon, visit the Zelukha Nunnery, the TashiChho Dzong, and the Handicraft Emporium.
We drive you to visit the Memorial Chorten early in the morning and see also some gold and silversmiths at work. After lunch drive to Punakha through Dochula Pass. Visit Punakha town and visit the Punakha Dzong if the monastic body has shifted to Thimphu for the summer. Drive to Wangdue town.
You will Visit Wangdue town. They provide you time to have lunch and drive to Trongsa over the Pelela Pass (3,400 m) in the Black Mountain ranges, which separates the western region from the other regions Bhutan.
Visit the outside premises of Trongsa Dzong one of the largest Dzongs in the country. Visit also the Ta Dzong to Watch Tower and stroll through the small Trongsa town. After lunch, drive to Bumthang Valley.
Drive to Ura – this is one of the four valleys of Bumthang. explore the beautiful valley. Visit Ura Lhakhang and drive through the picturesque valley of Bumthang to see Kurje Lhakhang, Tamshing Lhakhang, and Kuenshusum Lhakhang.
Drive to Thimphu. You will visit Rukhubji village. Overnight in Thimphu.
Drive to Paro airport for your final departure.
Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my…
Payment: A deposit of 30% of the total tour cost is required to book the tour with Himalayan Windows (HW). The remaining balance is to be paid three days prior to the departure date. Payment can be made via Wire Transfer or Credit Card. All credit card payments are securely processed and a bank fee applies.
Cancellation: For cancellations more than 30 days before the Tour Start Date, there will be no cancellation fee. If the cancellation happens within 29-4 days prior to the Tour Start Date, a charge of 30% of the total invoice amount will be applied. Cancellations occurring within 3 days or less of the start date or in the case of a no-show, 100% of the total invoice amount will be charged. Learn more about Terms and Conditions.
Accommodation: Accommodation is typically provided in twin rooms in cities, though a single supplement can be requested for an additional fee. During peak season, it can be difficult to find single or twin rooms in the mountains, so our lodges usually offer dormitory-style accommodation. Our priority is always to provide clean and safe rooms for our guests.
Meals: Our packages in Bhutan include full board meals, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner included. For treks, all meals are provided, but you will need to pay extra for drinking water and snacks.
Nepal Visa: If you are planning a trip to Nepal, you must have a valid passport and Nepal Visa. Depending on your country of origin, you may need to obtain a Nepal Tourist Visa before your arrival. To be eligible, your passport should be valid for a minimum of six months from your Tour Start Date. If you are planning on traveling to multiple countries on your trip, make sure to get a multi-entries Nepal Visa.
Bhutan Visa Clearance: All visitors to Bhutan must have a valid Bhutan Visa Clearance before their trip. To obtain it, you must submit a color-scanned copy of your passport, which must be valid for at least 6 months from the start date of your tour. Your tour operator will send you a Visa Clearance prior to your departure, which you must present at the Druk Air/Bhutan Airlines counter during check-in. Once you arrive at Paro Airport, your passport will be stamped with the original visa.
Tibet Group Visa (TGV): All travelers from any nation intending to go to Tibet from Nepal must obtain a Tibet Group Visa (TGV) in Kathmandu with the help of a tour operator. To ensure the successful application of the TGV, you should plan to arrive in Kathmandu 3-4 working days before your travel date. If you are coming from China, you will not require a TGV; instead, you will need a Chinese Visa and Permit. To find out more about the process of entering Tibet, please look into the Tibet entry procedure.
Nepal & Bhutan: Visiting Nepal and Bhutan at the same time is ideal as they share a similar climate. From high mountains to low land sub-tropical plains and jungles, the two countries have similar weather. The best time to visit is from March to April (spring) and October to December (autumn and early winter). During these months, the air is clean and fresh with sunny skies. January and February are colder months, while June, July, and August (summer) are typically monsoon seasons.
Tibet: It is best to visit Tibet between April and October when the weather is warm and the skies are clear. However, from November to March, it is still possible to explore certain areas like Namtso, Everest Base Camp, and Mount Kailash, as long as the roads are not blocked by snow. Temperatures during this time may be quite cold.
HimalayanWindows strongly recommends that anyone planning to travel in the Himalayas purchase Travel Insurance. This policy will provide coverage in the case of medical emergencies, evacuation, theft, loss of belongings, and last-minute tour/ticket cancellations. Having this protection in place will help ensure that your trip is safe and enjoyable.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the Bhutan tour Where is Bhutan? Bhutan is a small, landlocked country situated in the eastern Himalayas between China and India. Its landscape ranges from Subtropical plains and forests in the south to subalpine forests and the snowy Himalayas in the North. Bhutan is a principally Buddhist country, and it is recognized as the last stronghold of Mahayana Buddhism. Do I need to use a… Read More »