Central Bhutan Culture Tour is associated from Nepal to Bhutan. It is the top finest tour to know about unique heritages and cultures. Bhutan is a small Himalayan country which holds lesser land than Nepal and which offers you different antique visits to different traditional places. After the airways to Paro, your representative will guide you for the further trip and with all the official procedures.
Central Bhutan Culture Tour will provide you chances to visit prime places of Bhutan. You will be visiting Ta Dzong, an antique watchtower which is now recognized as the National Museum which was converted in 1968. The museum holds ancient textiles, Thangka, armors and weapons, affluent collection of historic and natural artifact. You will also be visiting the great Rinpung Dzong which was officially built in 17th century to protect the valley against Tibetan intruders. Central Bhutan Culture Tour also includes visit to Punakha Dzong, winter seat of the Je Khenpo, Bhutanese Handmade Paper Factory and ancient capital of Bhutan. Journey starts after we make a drive to Bhumthang through Trongsa which is probably about 7 hours drive passing through Pele La Pass (3300m.) and Yotong La Pass (3400m.). If the weather is calm, you can see different Himalayan ranges from the Pele la Pass. The visit to Jambay Lhakhang which is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan and Jakar Dzong which is the seat of the district administration is also included in this package of Central Bhutan Culture Tour. Not only this, you will explore different other places like National Memorial Chorten and Bhutanese farm house of a local family at Drukgyal which makes you dig underneath the Bhutanese life style and know about them.
The duration of this cultural tour is 8 days. You will be sheltered with different hotels and guesthouse or maybe lodges too so don’t forget to bring your cameras along with you because nobody in this world would try to miss those beauties! Let Visit Nepal Tibet Treks take you to this place which will give an experience of visiting places out of the world.
In the Plane, if the weather is cool, you will be seeing the spectacular views of the world’s highest peaks. Soon as you step off the plane, you will be escorted by your guide to Paro town for lunch. After the Lunch, you will be visiting Ta Dzong, an antique watchtower which is now a museum entitled as The National Museum. Later, you will be going to Rinpung Dzong which was built in 17th century for protections. Later that day, you will be off to Thimpu, the capital city of Bhutan where you will be staying a night in a Hotel.
Thimpu has a population of around 66,000 which is just made up of three lines of shops and is the only capital in the world with no Traffic Lights. In the evening, you will be visiting the Handicrafts Emporium. It is the only place in Thimpu where all types of Bhutanese handicrafts are sold and even made. O/N in a Hotel.
After an early breakfast, you will be driving to Gangtey with a halt at Dochula Pass (10,000 ft). You continue your drive yet again after that, where you will go through forests of magnolia and Rhododendrons for lunch to Punakha (1250m.). After the lunch, you will be going to Punakha Dzong and you continue your drive to Gangtey again. The chance of staying in a Lodge is more tonight.
You will be driving around the stunning gorge of Gangtey to Bumthang with a halt at Trongsa (2300m.) for lunch. Along this trip, you can have good views of top Himalayan ranges from Pele la Pass (3300m.). You drive through thick forests and Rhododendron trees to get there. After the long hard day, you will be staying in a lodge at Bumthang stay a night there.
This is our last day of your tour. Early in the morning, you will be transferred to Paro Airport for our departure flight.
Today, you will be driving to Thimpu which approximately takes around 7-9 hours to reach with specific halts along the way. You also make some stops for photographs and similar. On the way, you stop at Chendebji Chorten to have a Picnic lunch. You will then continue your drive again for Thimpu after that stop. O/N in a Hotel.
In the morning after an early breakfast, you will be driving to Paro for Paro Valley sightseeing. You will also visit Drugye Dzong which is a ruined fortress that defended the gorge from Tibetan attack and from where the view of Mount Chomolhari (24000ft) is really stunning. After that, you continue your drive and on the way, you will be visiting Satsam Chorten and get a perfect sight of Taktsang Monastery. Later that day, in the afternoon, you will drive to Rinpung Dzong and the famous National Museum. Overnight in a Hotel.
This is the final day of your great Central Bhutan Culture Tour. You will be driving straight to the airstrip this day for our Final Departure
Note: This itinerary can be customized as per situation.
Certain basic trekking equipment is essential on all routes we described in this site. Depending on the area and season, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of necessities. Here is some recommended Equipments List for trekking in Nepal.
Lightweight walking boots. If new one is being bought, “walk then in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.
A pair of track shoes. To wear in the camp at night or when the boot is wet.
Warm jacket. Fiber fills or down should be adequate. This is especially necessary during winter from December to February. A rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho. Get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.
Woolen shirts and thick sweaters. During winter months, December through February these items are essential. Thick sweaters can be purchased in Kathmandu. 1 lightweight long sleeved -shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.
A pair of lightweight/ heavy weight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks. Cheap loose cotton pants are available in Kathmandu. Heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night. Windproof/ waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going above 10.00ft.
Thermal underwear. These are excellent to sleep in at night in the winter months thermal underwear are quite invaluable.
A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp and in the tent. 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.
As you do not carry it yourself this may be synthetic or down, but it must be 4 season. As most treks pass through a variety of climatic conditions, a long zip is a good idea. A cotton/fleece liner helps keep your sleeping bag clean. Good sleeping bags are expensive but can be rented easily in Kathmandu (Only for treks starting and finishing there)
Choose a high factor suncream (Factor 20 or stronger) to protect your skin against the sun at high altitude. A combination sunblock/lip salve is ideal for facial protection.
You should have your own supply of plasters, aspirin, diarrhea tablets and also a comprehensive blister kit. (Please do not give medicines to local people without consulting the trek leader.)
a) A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night. During winter it is an essential item.
b) A sunhat and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
b) A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best. c) 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
d) 4 pairs of thin and 4 pair of thick woolen socks.
e) Underwear” normal quantity and swimming costume, hankies.
a) Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking
b) Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc.
c) Water bottle.
d) Snow glasses and sunglasses
e) 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones.
f) 6 -10 smaller plastic bags to dispose garbage.
g) Wallet and /or money belt with compartment for coins.
h) Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can buy in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
i) Small headlamp and/ or torch with spare batteries and bulbs
j) candles and lighter to burn toilet paper.
k) Snow gaiters essential during wither and all treks going over at other times.
l) An umbrella (optional), which is quite useful to as a sunshade and useful when it rains.
m) Reading materials, camera and film, game items (optional), note book, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow or headrest (optional). Thermoses (optional)- an inflatable sleeping mat, trekking map, adequate quantities of passport photograph