The amazing land of the Thunder Dragon, Bhutan, offers extraordinary cultural trekking in different charming rural settings. Sightseeing and trekking in and around different cultural sites in Bhutan, especially in trekking in Bumthang valley, is a rich cultural travelling experience. The Bhutan Bumthang Trekking takes you to beautiful countryside, old temples and monasteries and many other cultural wonders in Bhutan.
Going through various cultural and heritage sites during this fascinating cultural trekking in Bhutan is a compelling trekking tour in the Bumthang valley of Bhutan. Allowing you some time to do the sightseeing in Paro, Thimpu and Punakha, the tour eventually goes to Bumthang valley for the trekking experience. After the cultural trekking experience, the tour returns back to Paro from where you board a plane back to Kathmandu. The tour starts and finishes in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Your trip day starts today when you arrive to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Upon your arrival, you will be received by our representative at the airport. He will be carrying a signboard with our company’s name on it. Then you will be transferred to the tour hotel and checked in. A trip briefing will follow later today and the time will be notified to you by the representative who picks you up from the airport. We will come to meet and brief you about the trip at the fixed time. Until then just relax or explore a bit of surrounding.
We take you for a day tour of cultural heritage monuments in Kathmandu valley after breakfast. The tour will give you a mixed insight of history, culture, art, architecture and spirituality of Kathmandu valley. The sites include; Swoyambhunath aka Monkey Temple: The oldest of all sites in Kathmandu valley, Swoyambhunath is an important Buddhist spiritual site having the history over two thousand years old. This site has gained a popular name as monkey temple as this small forested hill is a good habitat for hundreds of monkeys. The visit there will heighten your spiritual and cultural experience. Patan City including Patan Durbar Square: A tour to medieval city of Patan gives you a great insight about ethnic Newari culture, Budhhist spirituality, religious harmony, art and architecture while you stroll around the charismatic alleys taking you to magnificent local community squares known as Bahal and eventually leading you to an incredible medieval palace square. The monuments and skill of the local artisans displayed on those monuments in the square will stun you with their unbelievable charm. Boudhanath Stupa: The largest of its kind in the world, this magnificent stupa is a very important center of faith for the people following Tibetan Buddhism. This place is nice Circular Square with the stunning stupa in the middle of it which spreads a lot of spiritual vibrations around the atmosphere.
Fly to Paro, Bhutan after breakfast. The flight provides a spectacularly dramatic view of the Himalayan range including the view of Mt. Everest as you fly east from Kathmandu. Upon your arrival in Paro, our representative will pick you up and take you for sightseeing tour of Paro. Visit monastery, museum, archery ground etc. Stay overnight in Paro.
Start the day after breakfast. Drive to the northern part of Paro to visit the remains of Drukgyal Dzong, a 17th century Dzong which was destroyed in a fire. Later drive to Satsam Chhorten and start the hike to Taktsang Monastery famously known as the Tiger’s Nest. Hike up or take a horse ride to go to the amazing Tiger’s Nest and return back down and drive back to city. Take you leisurely relaxing moment after you freshen up. Overnight stay in Paro.
Take your breakfast and drive to Thimpu, the beautiful capital city of Bhutan kingdom. Check into a hotel and later go for a sightseeing tour of Thimpu valley. On the sightseeing you will see museums, library with ancient Buddhist scriptures connecting travellers to the rural past of Bhutan, traditional weaving art etc. Stay overnight in Thimpu.
Take your breakfast and drive to Punakha via Dochola pass overlooking the beautiful Himalayan range. The drive is beautifully scenic as you drive past pine forest on winding road up and down the hill. Once you arrive in Punakha, leave for the sightseeing tour of Punakha Dzong situated between two rivers – Mo Chu and Pho Chu.
After early morning breakfast, drive to Gangtey, check into hotel and go for a sightseeing tour of Gangtey. After the day tour around Gangtey, return back to hotel and relax.
Drive to Bumthang from Gangtey after breakfast. Your trekking starts from here. The first day of the trekking around the Bumthang valley.
The second day of the cultural Bumthang trekking takes you to Membertso in Bumthang valley. Beautiful day trekking today gives you the pleasure of walking into the natural rural setting.
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