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Bhutan Cultural and Scenic Tour - 10 days

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    • An exciting cultural and scenic tour of Bhutan’s best interesting sites.
Tour of famous Bhutan’s landmark the Tiger Nest or Tasking Monastery.

    • Visit of Paro historical and religious interesting sites of natural wonders.

    • Panoramic flight to and from Kathmandu facing grand Himalayan vista.

    • Enjoy tour of Thimphu the capital of Bhutan the only Himalayan kingdom.
‘short tour around the land of peaceful dragon the kingdom of Bhutan’

Bhutan Cultural & Scenic Tour, a pleasant and exciting journey amidst beautiful Himalayan country. Bhutan is also known as Druk, the land of peaceful or thundering Dragon, the only Himalayan Kingdom in Asia.  

Bhutan Cultural & Scenic Tour allows visitors to experience its colorful traditional custom of ancient heritage. Which is quite similar to Tibetan predecessors across the northern border of Bhutan, as Bhutanese are the origin of Tibet. For a small country Bhutan, with great bio-diversity of vegetation, landscapes, and climate. The tour takes you around the Mid-West of Bhutan to Paro and Thimphu cities enriched with glorious ancient cultures.

The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan remained hidden for many centuries is slowly emerging from years of self-imposed isolation. This makes Bhutan a truly unique destination to explore its hidden treasure of ancient cultures. Including its fascinating religion, and ways of life as it were for past centuries. Bhutan's past is still present and tantric Buddhism is a way of heritage and daily life of the Bhutanese.
Bhutan Cultural & Scenic Tour, begins from the capital city of Kathmandu, to make it easier to visit Bhutan. Exploring around Kathmandu Buddhist sites that resemble nearly Bhutan cultural heritage. 
From Kathmandu a scenic panoramic flight across the Himalayas to land at Bhutan’s soil at Paro Airport. The tour leads to famous places and landmarks of the country visiting great places of ancient glorious.
The tour covers around Western parts of Bhutan at Paro visiting the famous Tasking Monastery, also called Tiger’s Nest. A great place for views of Paro and Bhutan's lovely country landscapes. From Paro a short exciting drive to Thimphu the capital of Bhutan with ample for the tour of its interesting sites.
Then heading back to Paro for a sweeping flight back to Kathmandu, on completing our wonderful Bhutan Cultural & Scenic Tour.

Important Note

Tour Mode: On best available Hotels and Guest House.
Tour Grade: Leisure to Moderate with short hike and walks.
Area of Tour: Paro and Thimphu cities in Bhutan.
Bhutan Tour: 06 Nights / 07 Days with flights both ways.
Total Trip: 09 Nights and 10 Days from arrival to final departures.

Best Season:
For Bhutan Cultural and Scenic Tour, the best season is from spring of March to May. The next good season is autumn from September to early November month. Spring is warm full of sunny days for pleasant tours and views of snow peaks. Similarly, autumn times are best till October, cold morning and late afternoon, pleasant times for tours and views.

Religion & Culture:
Bhutan with more than 80 % of the practice of the Mahayana sect of Buddhism, also known as Tibetan Buddhism. The main idol and teacher or Guru is Sakyamuni Buddha, the present Buddha, and the famous Gurus. Likewise saint Padamasamba or Guru Rinpoche.

Buddhism reached Bhutan in the early 9th or 10th century, the founder of Buddhism in Tibet and neighboring countries King Songsten Gyambo. 
At present, there are four major sects of Tibetan Buddhism the first Nyingma or red hat (8th century), Sakyapa (10th century) Kagyupa (11th century and Gelugpa the yellow hat (14th Century). 
Tibetan Buddhism is a form of Vajrayana, started by Guru Rinpoche/saint Padamasamba in the 8th Century. Besides Buddhism, there are a few minor Hindu religions in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan.

Trip Itinerary

On arrival at Kathmandu and Nepal International Airport, after clearing the visa formalities, and claiming the baggage. Head towards departure exit, where our staff receives you for a short transfer to the hotel. After getting refreshed join on the lobby with other members for Bhutan Cultural & Scenic Tour briefing, provided by our guide, leader. 

Briefing with full information of the tour in Bhutan, hotels as well of local cultures with do’s and don’ts. Evening a lovely dinner introduction to Nepali foods with exciting cultural programs. 

Morning after breakfast, our city / cultural guide takes you on a tour visiting world heritage sites around Kathmandu city. Includes Old Durbar Square / Palace Courtyard, residence of Living Goddess the Kumari; and to Swayambhunath Stupa with more 2,600 years of history. Then head towards holy Hindu temple of Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath a huge Buddhist Stupa. After an exciting and interesting tour back to hotel, preparation for Bhutan Tour.

Non-essential clothing and items not required for Tibet, can be stored in the Hotel or with Everest Adventure Tour.   

As time for flight normally around late morning, transfer to Kathmandu International Airport. A sweeping scenic flight in Druk Air or similar on a bigger aircraft facing panorama of Himalayan peaks. Includes views of 
Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Cho-Oyu, as the flight heads beyond Nepal and across Tibet. Then landing at Bhutan’s International Airport in Paro, after going through visa and passport check at the immigration. 

Then head outside the airport terminal, where our native Bhutanese guide and driver will receives you with traditional welcome. A short drive to the hotel at Paro, one of the largest town after Thimphu the capital. 

In Paro, having time for stroll around the market and streets lined with fancy traditional shops and restaurants. 

Morning after breakfast in respective hotels, our native guide will take you on a pleasant walk with short drive. Then hike on steep uphill to famous old Tasking Monastery, popularly called the “Tiger's Nest”.  

In early days, an isolated place for retreats and meditation of many Buddhist monks, high priest of Tibet and Bhutan. This amazing wonderful monastery located in an overhanging rocky cliff. Facing great views of Paro town and snow-capped peaks. From here downhill and short drive to visit the 17th century Ta-Dzong, later converted into the National Museum in 1967. Afternoon free at leisure for stroll around Paro shops and markets.

Another day in Paro, a major town of Bhutan after Thimphu with historical and cultural background. The guide leads you for a full day tour of Paro visiting the ruined fort. It was built to commemorate the victory over Tibetan invaders in 17th century. After an impressive tour of Druk Gyaldzong, afternoon having lunch. An interesting tour of Bhutan’s National Museum displaying rich collections of ancient treasures with fine arts and weapons. From here back to hotel at Paro for rest, on completing a wonderful days around Paro.

Morning after breakfast depart for Bhutan capital city to Thimphu, after a wonderful moments at Paro. An interesting short and scenic drive of few hours, heading past lovely countryside, dotted with farm villages.

The drive then enters the capital town of Bhutan at Thimphu, an interesting town and a small city without any traffic lights. All traffic are controlled by traffic police with a whistle blow, on reaching Thimphu transfer into a nice hotels having traditional style rooms. Rest of the day enjoy a stroll around the streets of Thimphu, a nice way to observe the local activities and cultures.

After a pleasant overnight and having good breakfast our guide will take you on a tour to visit a memorial stupa. Includes visit of indigenous hospital, where traditional medicine is still practiced and the painting school. On a full day tour around Thimphu visiting following places of great cultural and historical interest. 

The Buddha Dordenma: The 51 m / 168 feet tall statue of Buddha Dordenma a statue completely built of steel with a gold plated above. The best time to visit this is at night when the moonlight falls on this massive statue that glitters full of charm and beauty.

The Memorial Chorten: The Memorial Chorten which is also called as Thimphu Chorten. The tallest monument in Thimphu.  It is one of the prominent landmarks of the city with golden spires and bells.

Thimphu Weekend Market: A great place to witness Bhutanese culture and heritage, as well to interact with the locals, the Thimphu Weekend Market is a great place to visit. 

Folk Heritage Museum of Thimphu: The Museum flaunts all kinds of folk Heritage of the country under one roof. An interesting place of Bhutan’s history and folktales. 

Having an enjoyable stay in Thimphu, morning drive back to Paro with tour of Simtokh Dzong. The fort built in 1927-29 AD by King Shabdung Ngawang Namgyal, who unified the Kingdom of Bhutan.  After a pleasant drive and interesting moment on route reaching Paro, with time for another short tour of Paro visit of Fort ‘Simtokh Dzong’.

As time for flight back to Kathmandu or connecting with other Indian cities, the guide transfers you to Paro international airport. Then bid farewell to Bhutanese guide, drivers and then enter the air-terminal for sweeping flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu airport transfer to your hotels, rest of the day at leisure for individual activities.  

Final day in Kathmandu and Nepal, as time for your international flight for homeward bound or next port of call. Transfer to Kathmandu, Nepal international airport, bidding farewell to the staff, after a marvelous and enjoyable adventure on Bhutan Cultural & Scenic Tour.

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