Cultural Heartland Tour – 10 Days

The Kingdom of Bhutan, settled high in the peaceful Himalayas is a shelter to rich bio-assorted variety, lively religion, special expressions, rich history, social magnificence, legacy and picturesque loftiness. It is an interesting area where time had stopped and saved the perfect excellence of this enchanted nation. 

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  • Country
    Bhutan  
  • Duration
    10 Days  
  • Level
    Easy  
  • Altitude
    3,300 m /10824 ft  
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  • Ends
     
  • Activity
    Sightseeing and Cultural Tour  

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About Cultural Heartland Tour – 10 Days

Excursion Information 

The Kingdom of Bhutan, settled high in the peaceful Himalayas is a shelter to rich bio-assorted variety, lively religion, special expressions, rich history, social magnificence, legacy and picturesque loftiness. It is an interesting area where time had stopped and saved the perfect excellence of this enchanted nation. 

The vegetation differs over short separations going from tropical broadleaf woodlands to high bushes and rich knolls. Bhutan is home to such colorful warm blooded animals as Takin (a huge, musk-bull like creature), Black necked Crane, Golden Langur, Royal Bengal tiger, obfuscated panthers and red pandas. Winged creature species go from the Himalayan dark Eagle, and boreal owl to the Tiny dark throated parrot charge. 

Our Culture Heartlands visit gives extraordinary compared to other chances to encounter most if not the majority of the Bhutanese way of life in all its radiance.

Short Itinerary

  • Day 01 – Arrival at Paro Airport. Overnight at a hotel.

  • Day 02 – Sightseeing around Paro at that point evening drive to Thimphu. Overnight at a hotel.

  • Day 03 – Sightseeing in and around Thimphu. Overnight at a hotel.

  • Day 04 – Drive from Thimphu to Gangtey/Phobjikha. Overnight at a hotel.

  • Day 05 – Drive from Gangtey to Bumthang. Overnight at a hotel.

  • Day 06 – Sightseeing in and around Bumthang. Overnight at a hotel.

  • Day 07 – Drive through Trongsa to Punakha. Overnight at a hotel.

  • Day 08 – Sightseeing in Punkha with overnight settlement in Paro. Overnight at a hotel.

  • Day 09 – Sightseeing in and around Paro. Overnight at a hotel.

  • Day 10 – Transfer to universal airplane terminal for your last flight.

Trip Details

  • Day 01 - Arrival at Paro Airport

    You can take off to Paro from Bangkok, New Delhi, Kathmandu, Dhaka and so forth. We prescribe you to fly from Bangkok on the grounds that Druk air offer ordinary flight from Bangkok – Paro – Bangkok while Druk air don't work regular flights from different divisions.
    The flight to Bhutan offers beautiful perspectives of a portion of the most noteworthy crests on the planet.
    Paro is at a height of 2280m above ocean level and this valley fills in as a perfect territory for rice, apple, wheat, potatoes and vegetable developing.
    Our Bhutanese visit guide will meet you at Paro air terminal, generally invited with silk scarves and after consummation of entry conventions we at that point exchange to inn. Overnight at a lodging.
    (Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • Day 02 - Sightseeing around Paro then evening drive to Thimphu

    We visit the Ta Dzong which houses the National Museum and visit Paro's Rimpung Dzong, in transit down we cross the sixteenth century cantilever connect.
    Likewise going to the Drugyel Dzong triumph fortification, worked in 1647 which is 18 kilometers from the Paro town. Investigate the radiant defenses of the past stronghold which safeguarded the nation against a few attacks. On a sunny morning one can likewise see the holy Mount Jomolhari, from the northern bulwarks. We take a visit to a homestead house and watch the customary Bhutanese lifestyle and living. Overnight at a lodging.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • Day 03 - Sightseeing in and around Thimphu

    Early morning we take a grand drive to Bhutan's capital, Thimphu, approx 90 mins drive from Paro. Touring in and around Thimphu valley we visit the National Library, which holds an accumulation of old Buddhist writings and original copies, and in addition the organization for Zorig Chusum normally known as Painting School, material and Folk Heritage Museum which gives an understanding into Bhutanese material culture and regular lifestyle. Likewise going by the National Memorial Chorten, Trashichho dzong a great religious community, Bhutanese Handicrafts showing an extensive variety of perfectly hand-woven materials and specialty items. At night we investigate the dynamic Thimphu Bazaar. Overnight at a lodging.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • Day 04 - Drive from Thimphu to Gangtey/Phobjikha

    Drive to the frosty valley of Phobjikha through Dochula, this pass offers the all encompassing perspective of Bhutan's Himalayan Ranges. Along the slants is the immense religious community of Gangtey, built up in the seventeenth century. This peaceful and remote valley is the winter home of the dark necked cranes. Investigate Gangtey town and Phobjikha valley. The interesting dark necked crane celebration is hung on the valley floor each November. Overnight at an inn.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • Day 05 - Drive from Gangtey to Bumthang

    After an early breakfast, drive to Tongsa crosswise over Pele-la pass (3,300m). The pass is set apart by a white chorten and numerous petition banners. There is a sudden change in vegetation with mountain woodland supplanted by high height predominate bamboo.
    Stop at Chendebji Chorten. You can see the chorten with eyes painted at the four cardinal focuses. It was worked in the eighteenth century by Lama Shida from Tibet, to cover the remaining parts of fiendishness soul that was repressed at this spot. At long last coming to towards Trongsa you can see the shocking Trongsa Dzong from a separation.
    Bumthang, 68 kms far from Trongsa, an excursion of around 3 hours, over the Yutong-la pass (3,400m). The street twists steeply up to the pass, at that point keeps running down through coniferous backwoods into a wide, open developed valley known as the Chumey valley. Halting in Chumey town there are many shops offering yathra, a woolen material. Bumthang is well known for yathra an unmistakable segment of woven woolen texture in various hues and examples for the most part made utilizing antiquated coloring methods. The Road takes after the valley down and it moves through blue pine woodlands to Kiki La (2,860m). We then drop down to the Choekor Valley or focal of Bumthang. Overnight at an inn.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • Day 06 - Sightseeing in and around Bumthang

    The Bumthang valley includes a blend of four valleys – Chumey, Choekhor, Tang and Ura with heights changing from 2,600m to 4,000m. Home to a considerable lot of unmistakable Buddhist sanctuaries and religious communities. Going by the Jakar Dzong worked in 1667 and it`s seat of locale organization and local devout assortment of Bumthang. Jambay Lhakhang established in seventh century by the Tibetan ruler Songsen Gampo it is one of the most seasoned religious communities in the nation. Kurje Lhakhang, where the supporter holy person of Buddhism in Bhutan quelled a nearby evil presence and left his body engrave. Tamshing established in 1501 by Terton (Treasure Revealer) Pema Lingpa the incarnation of Guru Rinpoche. The cloister has exceptionally old religious artworks like 1000 Buddhas and 21 Taras (female type of Buddhisattvas) in Bhutan. Visit a rancher's home for refreshments and watch the customary method for living. We likewise visit a Swiss homestead which produces bungalow, swiss cheddar, nectar, an expansive assortment of organic product squeeze and spirits. The Brewery that produces the celebrated Red Panda Beer (weiss lager) additionally situated here. Take a comfortable stroll in Chamkhar town. Overnight at an inn.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • Day 07 - Drive through Trongsa to Punakha

    Leaving Bumthang, we set out toward Trongsa where we will visit the Trongsa Dzong which was worked in 1648 it is the greatest of the considerable number of fortifications in the nation. Drive to Punakha by means of Wangdiphodrang after which we go for a walk through the Wangdi advertise. Overnight at an inn.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • Day 08 - Sightseeing in Punkha with overnight accommodation in Paro

    Drive north to visit the great Punakha Dzong, worked in 1637 which deliberately involves the land between the two waterways Phochu and Mochu. At Present the Dzong fill in as the region organization and legal office and in addition the winter home for Bhutan's otherworldly pioneer Je Khenpo and the priests of Thimphu and Punakha. We at that point drive onto Lobesa where you take a short climb to Chimi Lhakhang Temple. This sanctuary is on a slope best and it is committed to the colossal Yogi known as Drukpa Kuenley or famously known as "Divine crazy person" of the fourteenth century. It is trusted that this sanctuary favors ladies who look for richness. Overnight at an inn.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • Day 09 - Sightseeing in and around Paro

    Trip to the Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest). The trail to the religious community moves through wonderful Pine and rhododendron timberlands. We stop at the tea house for rest and refreshments, the tea house offers wonderful very close perspective of the tigers home and proceed with the climb for brief time until the point that you see, plainly and apparently inside achieve, the forcing Taktsang religious community. Worked in 1600s, this unfathomable cloister sticks to the edge of a sheer shake precipice that dives 900m into the valley beneath. History expresses that Guru Padmasambhava, the Tantric spiritualist who conveyed Buddhism to Bhutan, arrived here on the back of a flying tiger and ruminated here for three months. It is respected to be a standout amongst the most adored social legacy locales in Bhutan. Individuals from everywhere throughout the Himalayan Diaspora visit this place on the journey trail to Bhutan. Overnight at a lodging.
    (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

  • Day 10 - Transfer to international airport for your final departure.

    After breakfast our airplane terminal delegate will drop you to the Paro International Airport for your flight takeoff from Bhutan.
    (Breakfast Included)

Our Cost Includes

  • Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport on a tourist car / van /minibus.

  • Standard government-approved accommodation (in twin sharing rooms) for the duration of the tour.

  • Full-board meals - breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea & snacks - for the duration of your stay.

  • Drinking water for the duration of the tour.

  • Country presentation and tour Briefing on the evening of Day 01 with welcome drinks.

  • Licensed English-speaking Bhutanese tour guides.

  • Private transportation and a designated driver within Bhutan. Toyota 4WD luggage vans and light trucks for group travel. Luggage will be hauled by horses, mules or yaks at higher elevations, if required.

  • Monument and museums entrance fees at all sightseeing locations detailed in the itinerary.

  • Cultural afternoon/evening sessions with traditional mask and folk dances (with beverages). Only for group tours.

  • Bhutan visa fees and processing assistance.

  • Government royalty (35% of $200), which goes to the country's health and education projects.

  • All route access and monument entry permits and fees.

  • All government taxes, official expenses and tourist service charges.

Our Does Not Cost Includes

  • International airfare and airport departure tax. (Please see the Druk Air flight info below)

  • Your travel insurance (mandatory for the trip, ,see the travel insurance page).

  • Expenses of personal nature, such as laundry.

  • Alcoholic and cold drinks.

  • Personal clothing and equipment.(See the equipment tab for detail information)

  • Tips for tour guides, porters, driver, hotel lobby and in restaurants. (Tipping is expected)

  • Other expenses not mentioned in the Price Includes section.

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Total Duration 10 Days

The Kingdom of Bhutan, settled high in the peaceful Himalayas is a shelter to rich bio-assorted variety, lively religion, special expressions, rich history, social magnificence, legacy and picturesque loftiness. It is an interesting area where time had stopped and saved the perfect excellence of this enchanted nation. 

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