(Covering: - Kathmandu, Paro, Thimphu,
Punakha, Wangdiphodrang & Phuentsholing)
Western Culture tour in Bhutan
Day 01 : Arrive Kathmandu
Arrival you will be received by tour
manager and escorted to your hotel in
kathmandu. Our tour manager will give
you pre-tour briefing. Rest of time is
Day 02 : Kathmandu city tour
After breakfast, visit monkey temple
(Swayambhunath Temple), Patan,
Boudhanath sputa and Pashupati temple.
Over night at Hotel.
Day 03 : Arrive Paro
The flight from Kathmandu to Paro,
offers fascinating views of the eastern
Himalayan range, including Mt. Everest.
On arrival you will be received by your
guide and escorted to your hotel in
Paro. In the evening visit Paro town,
stroll through its quaint two streets
and browse through the shops. Dinner and
overnight stay at the hotel in Paro.
Day 04 : Paro sightseeing - Thimphu
(60 Km, 2 Hours)
After breakfast, visit to Ta Dzong,
originally the Watch Tower for the
Rinpung Dzong. It was later converted
into the National Museum of the Kingdom
and boasts a wide range of antique
thangkha paintings, textiles, weapons &
armour, household objects and natural
and historic artifacts.
Walk down the trail to Rinpung Dzong or
the 'fortress of the heap of jewels'
which is the seat of the district
administration and the residence of the
monastic school. The dzong is famous for
its wall murals depicting Buddhist
parables, symbols and the lives of
After lunch, drive to Drukgyel Dzong,
the fort of the victorious Drukpas.
Although gutted by a fire, this fort is
renowned as the stand from which several
Tibetan invasions were repulsed. To the
north can be seen in all its majesty,
the dome of sacred Mt. Chomolhari or the
abode of the "mountain of goddess."
En route, see one of the oldest
landmarks in Bhutan . The 7th century
Kyichu Lhakhang was one of the 108
temples built in the Himalayas by
Tibetan King, Songtsen Gembo. It is
revered as one of the most holy shrines
in Bhutan and embodies the arrival of
Day 05 : Excursions to Taktshang –
Thimphu (65Km. 1.30hrs)
After an early breakfast, drive to the
foot of the Taktshang cliff before
walking uphill for 2 hours to reach this
monastery, giddily perched on a sheer
800m rock face. Taktshang means ‘Tiger’s
Nest’ as legend has it that Guru
Padmasambhava flew to this spot on the
back of a tigress in the eight century.
He meditated here making this temple a
sacred pilgrimage destination for
Buddhists. Lunch at Taktshang Cafeteria.
The trip to and fro takes four hours for
which riding ponies can be arranged.
After an evening tea, drive to Thimphu
along a winding road for about 2 hrs.
Overnight at HOTEL in Thimphu.
Day 06 : Thimphu Sightseeing
In the morning, visit the Memorial
Chorten, a stupa conceptualized by the
Third King to ward off negative
influences. It was later built in his
memory by the present King and the Queen
Mother. Other important places include
the Folk Heritage Museum for an insight
into the medieval lifestyle of the
Bhutanese; the National Library which
contains collections of literature and
scriptures; the Textile Museum for
ancient Bhutanese textile collections; a
Nunnery, the 12th century Changgangkha
temple; and a drive to the viewpoint of
Thimphu and national animal-Takin
research center. If time permits, visit
Tashicho Dzong, the center of government
and the monastic order. Independent tour
of the town.
Overnight Hotel in Thimphu.
Day 07 : Thimphu – Punakha
sightseeing (77Km. 3hrs)
After breakfast drive to Punakha and
Wangdiphodrang. On the way, stop at Do
Chula Pass (Alt. 3050m.) for tea/coffee
and enjoy spectacular view of the
Eastern Himalayan range. Lunch at Hotel.
After lunch visit Chimi lhakhang, a
temple built by Lam Drukpa Kuenley, the
Divine Madman and renowned for blessing
barren women with fertility. Visit
Punakha Dzong, located between two
rivers known as Phochu and Mochu .Night
at Hotel in Punakha.
Day 08 : Excursions to Khamsum Yueley
Namgyel Chorten – Thimphu (77Km. 3hrs)
After breakfast, drive north for a short
excursion to Khamsum Yueley Namgyel
Chorten. This temple stands majestically
on a strategic ridge above Punakha
valley. Prophesised in the scriptures by
Thragthung Dudjom Lingpa, the temple was
built by the queens. It is intended to
ward off negative forces, promote peace,
stability and harmony in a changing
world. The unique architectural design
has been drawn from the scriptures.
After lunch drive to Thimphu . Night at
Hotel in Thimphu.
Day 09 : Thimphu – Phuentsholing
After breakfast drive to Phuentsholing
at the Indo-Bhutan boarder (180Km). The
drive between Thimphu to Phuentsholing
is beautiful with varying forests,
waterfalls and quaint hamlets. Lunch at
Phuentsholing. After lunch
Representative of Mission Eco Trek will
bid you farewell. TASHI DELEK.
Mission Eco Trek
tour in Bhutan
Tour in Bhutan.
On our Western
Tour in Bhutan,
the entire group
tour treks led
by our highly
guide. All the
food on the
Western Cultural Tour in
stay in hotel or
tents on the
Western Cultural Tour in
Western Cultural Tour in
Bhutan takes 09
days, with some
time in Kathmandu.
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