7 Days Cultural Programme (E: Western & Central Bhutan)

 

1st Day

  • Arrival at Paro International Airport
  • To be received by Guide & Driver
  • Drive to Thimphu, check in the hotel & freshen up
  • Visit the National Memorial Chorten
  • Welcome lunch at the Folk Heritage Museum. Food made in traditional clay pots & mud fire oven serviced with ara (local spirit made from grains)
  • Continue with sight seeing School of Arts & crafts, national Library, Farmers Vegetable market, Tashichodzong, etc.
  • Dinner at the hotel

2nd Day

  • Breakfast in the hotel, after breakfast leave for Punakha, the old capital of Bhutan
  • Lunch at the Village restaurant in the village of the Temple of Fertility
  • Visit Nunnery on the hill top and visit Punakha Dzong, the winter palace of the monk body
  • Night halt in Punakha

3rd Day

  • Breakfast in the hotel, after breakfast leave for Bumthang
  • Lunch at Trongsa, visit Trongsa Museum & Trongsa Dzong (optional)
  • Check in the hotel, dinner at the hotel
  • Night halt in Bumthang

4th Day

  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Sight seeing, visit Burning Lake, Jakar Dzong, etc.
  • Night halt in Bumthang

5thDay

  • Drive to Gangtey/Phobjikha
  • Sight seeing and night halt in Phobjikha, winter home for the black necked cranes from Tibet
  • Night halt at Gangtey Farm house lodge run by the local villagers

6th Day

  • Breakfast, leave for Thimphu
  • Lunch at Dochula Cafeteria or in Thimphu
  • Cultural Programme followed by reception/dinner at the host's residence

7th Day

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Leave for Paro Taktsang Base
  • Hike or Pony ride to Paro Taktsang, Tiger's nest
  • Picnic lunch or Lunch at the Taktsang CafĂ© with view of Taktsang
  • Visit Paro town on the way back
  • Dinner at the hotel

8th Day

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Drive to the Airport & Departure