Bhutan is well known for its unique cultural heritage and Bhutan culture tour is one of the best tours in Bhutan. Bhutan is a small Himalayan country which holds lesser land than Nepal and which offers you different antique visits to different traditional and beautiful places which has historical significance.
Nepal Tibet Tours & Treks designs 5 days cultural tour to western part of Bhutan will bestow an opportunity to know the Bhutanese traditions and cultures jointly with the arresting natural beauties. To arrive at Bhutan, we first take flight to Paro Airport where our agent will help you out to transfer to the hotel. Some of the most popular places to visit in Bhutan are Paro, Punakha, Thimpu and Tigernest Monastery. And, apart from exceptional art and architectures of monasteries, you will also spot Bhutan's national animal, Takin. Also, we will go to visit Jungsi paper factory, arts and crafts school, Nunnery Monastery and after that drive to Punakha above the Dochu La pass which lies at an elevation of 3050m. Another interesting part of the Western Bhutan Culture Tour is visiting the oldest Dzong in Bhutan, Simtokha Dzong; National Museum, Satsam Chorten Monastery and Paro Dzong and many more. In addition to culture, you may take a trip to Dochula pass (3150m.) to see the eastern Himalayan peaks, scenery and varieties of species of flora and fauna of Bhutan.
Nepal Tibet Tours & Treks is local tour operator of Bhutan which designs the 5 days Western Bhutan Culture Tour. You will be accommodating at resort or lodge or guesthouse during the tour. Also, we put forward different other tour programs in Bhutan for you like Bhutan culture tour, tours in Bhutan, Bhutan tours, Pilgrimage tour, Eastern Bhutan tour and more. And the best season for this tour is Mar, April, May, September, October and November.
From the flight, if the weather is fine, 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 our 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.
Early morning today, you will go around Memorial Chorten and then drive to perceive national animal of Bhutan, Takin while passing through the pine trees. Also, you will go to visit Jungsi paper factory, arts and crafts school, Nunnery Monastery and after that drive to Punakha above the Dochu La pass which lies is at an elevation of 3050m. Similarly, en route you will see further striking landscape that Bhutan offers. Once at Punakha, you visit Punakha Dzong. Later you will visit Wangdi Dzong and drive hotel for overnight.
Today, in the morning, you will drive to Paro. On the way, you make a trip to the oldest Dzong in Bhutan, Simtokha Dzong. You keep on driving to Paro. In the afternoon, you will be visiting National Museum, Satsam Chorten Monastery and Paro Dzong. Overnight at hotel in Paro.
Today is the fourth day of our trip and you will go for seeing the sights of the Taktsang Monastery which is the most popular monastery on the cliff. It is also known as 'Tiger's Nest' Monastery. The trek up to the view point will take around 2 hours and from this point you can take delight form the spectacular view of the monastery adhering to the side of an elevated cliff. Then you walk further to reach at the monastery which will take around 2 hours and then return back to the hotel and relax. Alternatively, you can also travel around the Paro marketplace. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
This is our last day of your tour. Early in the morning, you will be transferred to Paro Airport for our departure flight.
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