Bhutan Cultural Tour, which is in the Kingdom of Bhutan, also taken as the Dragon Kingdom of Bhutan, is a cultural tour package of seven days and eight nights, where you are taken on a guided tour of various cultural sites, while once there.
All these cultural tours in Bhutan, are done within the cities of Thimphu, Paro, Punakha and a number of smaller towns, cities and rural hamlets. Bhutan is a country known for various cultural aspects which have developed from its long association from Bhutan right from the past while it was forming itself into a country. It follows a particular form of Buddhism which is showcased in almost all it did in the past and still does. So much so, all of it is ingrained into its culture, tradition, religions, architecture, literature, crafts and walk of life presently. This Bhutanese Cultural Tour takes you into the very fabric of this. So much so, you an all new prospective of what culture means to people on the other side of the aisle.
Bhutan, in which this Bhutan Cultural Tour, of seven nights and eight days, take place, is a country to the east of Nepal that is divided by the state of Sikkim of Indian which surrounds it on three sides to the south and the autonomous region of Tibet to the north. It is a landlocked country, which has always been independent of the yolks of foreign rule. This is another reason that has allowed the system of the country to develop in its own unique style of life. One important part that makes the Dragon Kingdom of Bhutan what it is, is that it follows a different way to measure it growth, known as gross domestic happiness, rather than the way of gross, domestic production which the rest of the world follows. This means that it tries to grow the overall prosperity of all so that all prosper in a state of social well-being by doing what is not detrimental to the collective forces within the country. All of which it had and all of which it has is kept in a state of the pristine condition within the residual tentative of Buddhism. This is unique as this small country, by the negative forces of the outer world, is now looked upon as the only country in the world that has a negative carbon rating. This means it gives more to the ecosystem from its human activities, rather than destroying, nature. It has a natural forest covering of over sixty percent and the rest of which is cultivated, is done in a traditional manner, which is neither harmful to the environment, nor to humans. So naturally, such acts of human endearments makes a cultural tour of Bhutan Cultural Tour something to ask and do.
Naturally, such packages such as the Bhutan Cultural Tours of seven nights and eight days have something to offer, like the rest that there is in Bhutan Tours. All begins with you flying in and flying out when it all begins and ends, aboard the National Carrier from Nepal or less were over some of the most pristine scenes of the Himalayan regions of the snow-capped mountains and the lush verdure hills with villages atop them and fast flowing freshwater rivers cutting valleys and gorges in them. Landing at Paro, the only International Airport in the Dragon Kingdom, you are taken over by a competent guiding staff, who then takes you from event to event of place in the eight days. The cultural points of the tour then which you embark on take you to Buddha Point, where besides what it has to offer there, it gives you a broad spectrum of the Thimphu valley. Takin Compound, a place where a strange-looking animal, seems that it has been stung by bees, which is also the national animal of Bhutan. Then we go onto places with different cultural aspects such as Tashi Choe, Dzong, Folk Heritage Museum, Centenary Farmers Market, Dochu La Pass which gives wonderful views of the High Himalayan Mountains on a clear day, Chimmi Lhakhang – a temple of fertility dedicated to the Divine Madman, Drukpa Kuenley, Punakha Dzong at the junction of Pho-chu and Mo-chu Rivers, being the most impressive in the country, Phobjikha Valley which is the most impressive in the country. Finally, the Taktsang Monastery on the side of a cliff nearly 3000 meters high up and the Kyichu Temple, being the oldest in Bhutan. These are some of the cultural aspects of which you will encounter in the eight days, in which you will be here on the Bhutanese cultural tour.
Where do we stay while on the Cultural Tour?
While you are in Bhutan, throughout the tour, in all cities and towns, you will be lodged at three-star and above staying facilities like hotels and guest houses, with meals as per your choice of breakfast, lunch and dinner. Plus, you will be transported in private vehicles from one destination to another and have a professional guide to show you around and explain things of cultural importance.
Outline Itinerary for Bhutan Cultural Tour
Day 01 : Arrival at Paro (2,250m) – Thimphu (2,350m)
Day 02 : Thimphu – Punakha (1,310m)
Day 03 : Punakha – Gangtey (2,320m)
Day 04 : Gangtey – Paro (2,250m)
Day 05 : Paro – Hike to Taktsang Monastery ‘Tiger’s Nest’ (3,120m)
Day 06 : Paro – Departure
- Witness majestic Himalayan panorama while flying in/out from Paro.
- Explore around Paro exploding with colors and tradition.
- Visit the tiny capital Thimphu.
- Hike to the Taktsang Monastery ‘Tiger’s Nest’- one of the most famous monasteries in Bhutan..
- Tour around Bumthang- the religious heartland home to oldest monasteries & temples
- Explore Phobijikha Valley, one of the most beautiful valleys in Bhutan
- Experience Bhutanese age-old culture & traditions first-hand.