Eastern Bhutan Culture Tour


Per Person


Eastern Bhutan acknowledges travelers into a world of new journey, cultural and historical adventure, immense landscape, natural wonders and textile highlights. Bhutan shows an affluent legacy and vivacious traditions, with the exceptional and distinct cultural customs. Bhutan is the final fortress of the Mahayana form of Buddhist ethnicity. The tour is designed to provide an opportunity to explore the eastern circuit of Bhutan which includes the district of Lhuntse, Mongar, Yangtze, Samdrup Jongkhar and Tashigang. This tour offers lots of sacred fiesta that comprises a number of Bon practices and extraordinary animist rituals.

Eastern Bhutan culture tour, one of the unique destinations was offered to experience energetic tourists for the first few years. Eastern Part of Bhutan includes a lot of beautiful and mystifying monasteries, great Himalayan views, green forests, waterfalls, which will make the Eastern Bhutan expedition, a worthy one.  Tradition and culture in Bhutan plays very significant role in preserving the immaculate environment. We will travel around the major cities of Eastern Bhutan through terraced farmed lands and beautiful riverside. Bhutan is a small landlocked country between two huge and most populated nations in the entire world, therefore the promotion and preservation of its distinct identity is seen as a crucial means for its endurance as a sovereign, independent democratic kingdom.

The experience of simple accommodation, farmhouse or tented stay can be enjoyed in this least visited region. Nepal Tibet Tours & Treks has been arranging Eastern Bhutan Tour ever since a long time providing complete satisfaction to our valuable clients.


  • English speaking trekking/tour guide throughout the tour
  • Accommodations in center located best Hotel
  • Private vehicle for all transfer per the itinerary
  • Private driver
  • All necessary Travel permit
  • Entrance tickets for all the sights per the itinerary
  • Petrol for the tour vehicle
  • Airfares
  • Airport taxes
  • visa fees (US$ 20), airport departure tax (US$ 10)
  • Personal Natural expense like Drinks, Laundry, IDD calls, etc
  • Bank Telex wire transfer processing fee
  • Tips for your guide and driver
  • Tipping and all not mentioned above
  • Travel Insurance

Trip Itinerary


Day 1: Arrive at Paro Airport (2250m.)

After you arrive at Paro International Airport, you will be assisted and then you drive through the beautiful Paro valley to the hotel for overnight stay.


Day 2: Paro Exploration

After Breakfast, you will be exploring around the city for the entire day. You will get an opportunity to visit a number of natural, historical and cultural sites of the country which includes the very famous Drukgyal Dzong, a wreck fortress deliberately significant to Bhutan's defense against Tibet. Shortly, Mount Jomolhari can be seen beyond the ruined castle on a clear day. Later in the afternoon, you will visit Paro Dzong and National Museum. And hereafter, you will visit the popular handicrafts in Paro and stay overnight in the hotel.


Day 3: Paro-Thimpu (2320m.)

Early in the morning you start your journey with a drive to Thimpu, the capital city of Bhutan through the picturesque landscape and terraced pastures all along the bank of the Pa Chu (also known as Paro River), Wang Chu, and finally drive up the Thimpu valley. In the afternoon, you then visit the confined handicrafts and stay overnight in the hotel.


Day 4: Thimpu Sightseeing

Today after Breakfast, you can meander round the city visiting the shops and especially handicraft shops. You can even stopover the workshop where all the handiworks are produced. You will come back to the hotel for lunch. After that, you will visit National Library. You take a petite march and observe the Takin (Bhutan's national animal). You will stay overnight at the hotel.


Day 5: Thimpu -Trongsa (2300m.)

Fifth day of the voyage, you travel from central Bhutan to Tongsa which will take around 7-8 hours. During your drive, you will visit the ancient capital of Bhutan Punakha Dzong which is located at an elevation of 1,350m (4,430ft). Opposite to this huge Dzong, you will witness a temple which has occupied the region since 1328, and is built by saint, Ngagi Rinchen. After your lunch at Chendebji Chorten, you will continue your drive to Tongsa and stay overnight at hotel.


Day 6: Trongsa – Bumthang (2800m.)

After Breakfast, you will get an opportunity to visit Ta-Dzong (watchtower) and Tongsa Dzong prior to begin your journey to Bumthang. Bumthang is 29 Km (18 miles) away from Tongsa. You then reach Yotong La pass at an altitude of 3,425m (11,155ft). And from the standpoint, you can see the castle of the White Bird, Jakar Dzong. After your lunch at Bumthang you will visit Kurje Lhakhang, Jampa Lhakhang, Kencho Sum Lhakhang and Tamshing Lhakhang. The night will be spent at the hotel.


Day 7: Bumthang – Mongar (1600m.)

Early in the morning you begin your drive and cross the Thumsing la pass at an elevation of 3,800meters (12,465ft) to Mongar. The subsequent descent from high pine woodland to abundant fields and orchards is one of the most exhilarating drives in all of the Himalayas. Steep cliffs with even steeper fall, garrulous waterfalls, blazing flowers, and frequently altering vegetation unite to make this expedition assorted and beautiful. Later you will stay overnight at hotel.


Day 8: Mongar – Tashigang (2100m.)

Today you will drive to the eastern part of Bhutan, Trashigang, which takes around 4-5hours. The town over here is petite with a smattering of shops. On your way, you can take a break to take pictures of the animals and bird. Later, you will stay overnight in the lodge.


Day 9: Tashigang [Excursion to Tashiyangtse]

Today on your way, you will visit a famous Goma Kora Monastery and continue your drive to Tashiyangtse. This is an additional place where you can find black necked cranes. A city here has developed another renowned Chorten Kora (one of the two temples built like those exist in Nepal) where Guru Padmashambhava is supposed to visualize that a Chorten and temple would be built. Later you visit Bhutanese lacquer varnishing center and Chorten Kora. After your lunch, you will drive back to Tashigang and stay overnight in lodge.


Day 10: Tashigang – Mongar (1600m.)

After breakfast, you will visit the renowned Tashigang Dzong and drive back to Mongar. You can catch-up the missed sites during your forward trip. In the afternoon, you enjoy leisure time and overnight stay at the lodge.


Day 11: Mongar – Trongsa (2300m.)

After breakfast, you drive to Tongsa. There is a series of terrifying bends between Namning and Sengo. The path is factually dug out of the rock and surrounded by a vertiginous fall. The intense atmosphere is worsened by the unvarying humidity, the recurrent mist and lack of any human activity. You stay overnight in tourist lodge.


Day 12: Tongsa – Thimpu (2320m.)

After taking early breakfast along with your packed lunch, you drive to Thimpu. You will be driving through the thick forests of magnolia trees and rhododendrons. You will stopover at Chendibji Chorten for the lunch, continue your drive to Thimpu and stay overnight.


Day 13: Thimpu – Paro (2250m.)

Today you drive to Paro and on the way; you will visit the oldest Dzong in Bhutan, Simtokha Dzong. Later, you stay overnight in hotel.


Day 14: Departure

You will be transferred to Paro Airport early in the morning for the departure.


Note: This itinerary can be customized as per situation.

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Clothing and Equipments

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.


1. Boots

Lightweight walking boots. If new one is being bought, “walk then in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.

2. Track shoes

A pair of track shoes. To wear in the camp at night or when the boot is wet.

3. Jacket

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.

4. Shirt and Sweaters

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.

5. Trousers

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.

6. Underwear

Thermal underwear. These are excellent to sleep in at night in the winter months thermal underwear are quite invaluable.

7. Tracksuit

A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp and in the tent. 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.

8. Sleeping Bag

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)

9. Sun Hat, SunCream/Block & Lip Salve

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.

10. Personal First Aid Kit

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.)

11. Hat/ Glove/ Sandle/ Shocks/ Underwear

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.

Equipments and Accessories

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