Cultural Prelude to Bhutan

Overview of the tour

Cultural Prelude of Bhutan:

Choose the 13-night/14-day tour for a condensed introduction to Bhutan's rich heritage.

Idyllic Rural Life

Immerse yourself in the peaceful rural life of farmers, gaining a unique perspective on Bhutan's countryside.

Feature Three

Includes visits to quaint villages and imposing fortresses.

Authentic Experience

Experience the essence of Bhutan's culture and heritage in a condensed yet authentic journey through its rural landscapes and traditional way of life.

Itinerary and Tour Cost

  • Arrive at Paro International Airport
  • Meet the representatives from Bhutan Journeys.
  • Transfer to Thimphu (The Capital of Bhutan)
  • Drive for 2 hours
  • Visit Iron Chain Bridge( An ancient craftmanship)
  • Explore in Thimphu main street
  • Overnight: Hotel

Visit following places of cultural interest:

  • National Memorial Chorten (Stupa)
  • Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Statue, 169ft)
  • Hike for 2 hours to Changangkha Monastery
  • Institute of Arts & Crafts school
  • Takin Enclosure
  • Overnight: Hotel
  • Drive to Punakha/Wangdue over Dochula pass (3050m / 10,000ft)
  • Pass offers spectacular view of eastern Himalayas
  • Descend to Lobesa Village
  • Visit Chimi Lhakhang (Temple of fertility- Drukpa Kunley, Divine Madman)
  • Walk through Lobesa village.
  • Overnight: Hotel
  • Transfer to Trongsa.
  • View Wangdue Dzong
  • Enjoy the beautiful sceneries of rural Bhutan, scattered settlement
  • Pele La pass (3350m 11000ft), Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park,
  • Valley of Yak herders and Chendebji Chorten.
  • Amazing vegetation and serval villages
  • Overnight: Hotel
  • Drive to visit the Trongsa Dzong,the massive and impressive architecture
  • Ta-Dzong (Tower of Trongsa), an elegant museum tasteful blend of tradition and modernity.
  • Depart to Bumthang “the spiritual heartland of the kingdom” over Yotong la pass (11,800ft)
  • Chhumey Valley, Yathra (Woolen) weaving center at Zuney Village.
  • Pass over Kila la, pass (2700M) and descend to Jakar.
  • Evening at leisure
  • Overnight: Hotel
  • Ideal place to explore on foot
  • Visit Jambay Lhakhang monastery
  • Hike to Kurjey Monastery, Tamshing Monastery and Kenchosum Lhakkang
  • Visit Jakar Dzong” Castel of white swan”
  • Stroll through Jakar town
  • Overnight: Hotel 
  • Day excursion drive to Tang Valley
  • Visit farmhouse, interact with local people
  • Visit Remochen Monastery and Mebartsho (flaming Lake)
  • Demonstration of Archery, National Sports of Bhutan, Darts another sport wildly played.
  • Leisure
  • Overnight: Hotel 
  • Day excursion to Ura Valley over
  • Hike to Ura Village from Shertangla Pass ( 1 hours & 30 Minutes
  • Visit Ura Monastery and Farmhouse
  • Transfer back to Jakar via Chumey.
  • Experience hot stone bath
  • Overnight: Hotel  
  • Transfer to Phobjikha via Trongsa,
  • Enjoy the beautiful landscape, virgin forest over Lawala Pass
  • Phobjikha Valley—Valley of Black Necked Cranes
  • Leisure time
  • Overnight: Hotel
  • Morning hike eco natural trail
  • Visit Gantey Gompa Monastery
  • Depart to Punakha
  • Leisure
  • Hike to KhamsumYulley Namgyal Chorten
  • Visit to Punakha Dzong ( a place of great Happiness)
  • Suspension bridge 
  • Punakha town
  • Evening leisure
  • Overnight: Hotel
  • Transfer to Paro over Dochula pass.
  • Descend to Thimphu
  • Drive to Paro takes 2 hours
  • Visit Paro Dzong
  • Evening at leisure
  • Overnight: Hotel
  • Drive to Ramthangkha, base to Takstang monastery
  • Start hike to Taktsang (Tiger Nest) monastery
  • Kyichu Monastery
  • Paro Town
  • Overnight: Hotel
  • Drive to airport for your onward flights
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