This Tiny Country has preserved its rich culture and traditions. With modernization stepping in it has maintained an equal balance between its Yesterday and Today.
Bhutan with its unique culture and breathtaking natural beauty offers a very mystical experience and an opportunity to experience life like never before.
The Bhutanese culture is one of the most well preserved cultures in the world and this can be noticed instantly by someone who lands into the Kingdom for the first time. Bhutan’s Rich cultural Heritage and its balance between its Yesterday and Today is clearly evident in its Festivals, Monasteries, Stupas and the lifestyles of the people from the rural and urban Bhutan.
Central Bhutan: (9 Nights- 10 Days)
Day 1. Arrive Paro, Halt in Paro in a truly Bhutanese experience.
On arrival, you will be received at the airport by Far East Himalaya Tours and Travels and will head to a traditional Bhutanese House in Paro where you will Halt for the night and get to experience the True Bhutanese Lifestyle. Food and Beverages will be served in the Bhutanese Way.
Day 2. Thimphu.
Will depart next morning after Breakfast to Thimphu which is a 45-50 minute drive from Paro. On arrival, after checking into the hotel, will head on to “See Thimphu”, from the Thimphu Valley to the Memorial Chorten, Folk Heritage Museum, National Textile Museum, Arts and Crafts school, Taschichodzong, Handicrafts Emporium and other Local Handicraft centres.
Halt in Thimphu.
Day 3. Thimphu-Trongsa
Leave for Trongsa early on the third day after breakfast. Stop for a while at Dochula pass to savour the early morning view of the high Himalayan mountain ranges.
Lunch at Wangduephodrang and then continue onwards to Trongsa. Stop at Chendebji Chorten for Tea and arrive at Trongsa towards the evening where you will halt for the night at the lodge.
Day 4. Trongsa – Bumthang.
After Breakfast, visit the Trongsa and the TA Dzong. Lunch in Trongsa after which we will proceed to Bumthang which is approximately 3 hours drive from Trongsa. Check into the lodge in Bumthang.
Overnight at Bumthang.
Day 5 Bumthang.
Bumthang is often referred to as the “spiritual Heart” of the country because of its many sacred places. After Breakfast, will proceed on to visit the sacred sites of Bumthang, These Places include the Kurjey Lhakang on of Bhutan’s most sacred Monastries, Jambey Lhakang, Membhar Tsho (the “Burning Lake”) Tamshing Monastery and Jakar Dzong. Lunch will be a local restaurant to give you a taste of Bumthang’s popular cuisine, “Puta and Khuley”
Overnight at Bumthang.
Day 6. Bumthang to Punakha.
After breakfast, proceed to Punakha, stopping for lunch at Trongsa. Arrive at Punakha late in the afternoon. May choose to walk around Punakha town after checking in.
Overnight at Punakha
Day 7. Punakha to Thimphu.
Punakha is the the old capital of Bhutan and also the the winter home of the Monk Body. After Breakfast, will visit the Punakha Dzong built on the confluence of the two rivers Pho chu (Male River) and the Mo Chu(female Rivier),
After the visit, will proceed to Thimphu. The drive will take about 2 hours which will go unnoticed with the breathtaking view the drive has to offer.
Overnight at Thimphu.
Day 8. Thimphu to Paro
Visit the weekend market and then head for Paro. After check in (may choose to stay in a hotel or continue staying in the Bhutanese Home offering a true Bhutanese feeling. After lunch visits to the National Museum, Rinpung Dzong and the Kichu Lhakang.
Day 9. Paro
Start early for the hike to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest), perched on the edge of a cliff (1,200 meters) . After lunch, drive to Drugyel Dzong, built in 1647 by the Zhabdrung to commemorate the Bhutanese victory over the Tibetans in the war of 1644. This Dzong today lies in ruins.
Overnight at Paro.
Day 10. Depart from Paro.
After an early breakfast, to the airport for your next destination.