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Central Bhutan Cultural Tour

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Tour Details

Central Bhutan Cultural Tour is a short trip to the Central Parts of Bhutan offering one of the best cultural sightseeing tours in the world. This 11 days tour package to ancient and modern places as Paro, Thimpu and Bumthang will fill you with the insights culture and history of “the Last Shangri La”, Bhutan. By the end of this beautiful journey, you will be persuaded that the trip here is praiseworthy and Bhutan has lot to offer. 

Join us and visit to the Land of Thunder Dragon and create some lifetime memories!

Trip Highlights:

  • Visit Bhutan’s unique cultural hotspots
  • Relish the areal vista of the Himalayan peaks including Mount Everest
  • Opportunity to visit the Tiger’s Nest Monastery in Bhutan 
  • Indulge in Bhutanese culture and lifestyle 

Departure & Return Location


Departure Time

Price Includes

  • Airport pick up & drop off
  • Twin sharing accommodation on B/B (Bed & Breakfast) basis
  • English speaking city guide
  • Flight fare to/from Paro
  • Bhutanese Visa and Travel Permit
  • Private vehicle and Entrance fees
  • All government taxes and office service charges

Price Excludes

  • International flight fare to/from Nepal
  • Visa fees
  • Lunch & Dinner
  • Drinks & Beverages of personal interest
  • Additional tours and accommodations
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal insurance and personal expenses

Day 01: Arrival Day

Our Airport Representative will greet you at Tribhuwan International Airport and transfer you to your respective hotels. After check-in and some rest, you will be taken to the main touristic hub in the city for a short introduction tour. Your trip guide will briefly give information about your trip in the evening.

Overnight at the hotel. 

Day 02: Fly to Paro (2250) & drive to Thimpu

Flight Duration: 1 hour

Drive duration: 1 hour 

Your flight to Bhutan with Druk Air will be amazing as your plane flies over the Himalayan peaks including the sacred Chomolhari and Jichu Drake peaks in Bhutan. You will be mesmerized by the Bhutanese landscape along with its green and lush mountains, waterfalls, and river valleys. After a short lunch break in Paro, you will head towards the capital, Thimpu. Once you reach the city, you will check in at the hotel and relax for some time. You will explore nearby markets and streets in the evening. 

Overnight at the hotel. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

Day 03: Thimpu to Throngsa

Drive duration: 5 hours 

Today, early in the morning you will drive to Throngsa via Dochula Pass at the elevation of 10,500 ft and Pelela Pass at 11,122 ft offering astounding views of the Himalayan range namely Mount Chomolhari (7314m) also known as “Mountain of the Goddess”. En route, there is Chendebji Chorten where you will stop by to take lunch. Chendebji Chorten was built in the 19th century by Lama Shida in the pattern of Swayambhunath of Kathmandu to protect the remains of evil spirits that were executed. 

Overnight at the hotel. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

Day 04: Throngsa to Bumthang

Drive duration: 3 hours

Today, you will head towards one of the most beautiful valleys in Bhutan, Bumthang. The valley is situated in the country’s protected area network and is the place with the highest numbers of ancient sacred sites. En route, you will stop by the ancient watchtower of Ta Dzong built-in 1652 which houses the Royal Heritage Museum where the history of the area and the Wangchuk dynasty are highlighted. You will pass by Yuto Pass which is the gateway to Chume valley. By the late afternoon, you will reach Bumthang and will be escorted to your respective hotel.

Overnight at the hotel. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

Day 05: Bumthang halt

Today you will spend your whole day exploring the surroundings and many sites in Bumthang Valley. After breakfast, you will visit Ura Valley which is one of the important and sacred sites once visited by Guru Rinpoche 746 AD lying in the highest elevation of the valley i.e. 3100m. Further, you will visit to Kurjey Lakhang where a rock with Guru Rinpoche’s body is imprinted after the powerful Shelging Karpo demon was subdued. You will also visit the glorious Membartsho Lake and Tang Chhu River. 

Overnight at the hotel. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

Day 06: Bumthang to Throngsa

Drive duration: 3 hours 

After breakfast, you will Wangdichholing Palace, a summer residence of the Bhutanese King, the dairy farm, the Swiss cheese factory, and the apple juice factory. You can try some of those products and also can purchase to take home. You will take lunch at the hotel in Bumthang and continue your journey towards Throngsa for overnight.

Overnight at hotel. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

Day 07: Throngsa to Punakha

Drive duration: 4 hours

Early morning breakfast and you will get ready to head towards Punakha via Gangtey valley. The valley is bowl-shaped housing the black-necked cranes in winter with more than 600 shy birds that migrate from Tibet in between November and March. The valley is diverse in wildlife and some of the local animals such as muntjac, sambar, serow, and yak can be seen. You will pay a visit to Gangtey Goemba, a monastery of the 17th century positioned in a hillock overlooking the entire valley. By the later afternoon, you will reach Punakha where you will be escorted to your hotel for overnight. 

Overnight at the hotel. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Day 08: Punakha to Paro

Drive duration: 4 hours 

Today morning, you will go for a short hike to Chimi Lakhang which was built in 1499 by Ngawang Choegyel, the 4th Drukpa. Legend states that the site was once blessed by the famous “Divine Madman”, Drukpa Kunley. The monastery is a very important pilgrimage, especially for the women seeking the blessing of fertility.  After lunch at the hotel, you will drive to Paro city. In the evening, you will explore the surroundings.

Overnight at the hotel. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

Day 09: Paro Sightseeing

Morning breakfast and you will hike for around 4-5 hours to the famous monastery of Bhutan Takstang Monastery which is also called Tiger’s Nest Monastery situated at the elevation of 3180 meters. The monastery hangs on the edge of a steep cliff which is 900 meters above the Paro Valley. It is believed that Guru Rinpoche (the second Buddha) flew on the back of a tigress and meditated for years where the monastery is built. A cafeteria restaurant situated in the halfway of the mountain is one of the highlights of the monastery. After lunch in the cafeteria, you will hike down to Paro. After relaxing for a short period of time and lunch, you will begin your sightseeing in Paro by visiting the National Museum called Ta Dzong; once a traditional watchtower. Next, you will visit the oldest temple in the country, Kichu Lakhang. 

Overnight at the hotel. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

Day 10: Fly to Kathmandu

Flight Duration: 1 hour 

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Paro International Airport for your flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, our representative will greet you and escort you to your respective hotel. During the leisure time today, you can go shopping in the streets of Kathmandu city. 

Overnight at the hotel. Breakfast included. 

Day 11:Departure Day

You will be transferred to the airport for your onward destination by a representative from our company 3 hours prior as per your flight schedule.

Breakfast included.