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Bhutan Cultural Tour

Trip fact

Destination: Bhutan

Duration: 12days

Tour type: cultural tour

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Cost Info
  • Check List
  • Altitude Map

Bhutan cultural tour is one of the best tour around Bhutan. Bhutan is a scenic and cultural country that offers the best attraction and humble hospitality to its visitors. Bhutan the land of dragon thunder and the country of ancient and hidden architecture and culture. Our popular Bhutan tours cover the valleys of Thimpu, Paro, Punakha, Wangduephodrang, Gangtey Phobjikha, Trongsa, Bumthang and Trashigang. In these townships you can really discover the spirit of the Bhutanese, as well as visit numerous sacred sites, Dzongs, temples, landmarks, monasteries, markets, farmhouses, schools & museums. All our tour programs are flexible and can be easily tailored to suit.

Bhutan cultural tour starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Thimpu the capital city of Bhutan. After we reach to Bhutan we start our exploration by visiting some of the classic temples and monasteries around. Visit the shiny market place, ancient palace and much more interesting facts around.  Commencing this trek let you explore the hidden beauty of Bhutan and the experience the adventure and excitement of an exotic tour.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Fly from Kathmandu to Paro (2,195 m).

Day 2: Hike to Takstang monastery.

Day 3: Drive Paro to Thimpu (2,320 m).~ 1.5 hours, 51 km

Day 4: Drive from Thimpu to Wagduephodrang (1,320 m).~ 2 hours, 72 km

Day 5: Drive from Wagduephodrang to Bumthang (2,800 m) via Trongsa (2,170 m).~ 7 hours, 202 km

Day 6: Exploration and acclimatization day at Bumthang (2,600 m).

Day 7: Trek from Bumthang to Ngang Lhakhang(2,850 m).

Day 08: Trek from Ngang Lhakhang to Ugyenchholing (3,100 m).

Day 09: Trek from Ugyenchholing to Mebartsho and back to Bumthang (2,800 m).

Day 10: Drive from Bumthang to Paro (2,195 m).

 Day 11: Final Departure. 

More Information

When you travel to the new place for your holiday, food is most concern part of travel. While, traveling with Yarsa treks, you can experience the delightful cuisine of typical food, continental food, Italian food, Chinese food and different international cuisine. You will be suggested by your guide for good food during your trip. During the trek do not order many dishes and waste food, they have to cater more trekkers before they run off stuck. It is very hard and takes week or more for caravan and porter to brings the food in these places. You will take lunch in route side, breakfast and dinner will arrange in the same lodge/Tea house.

Drinking Water:
During the trek you can get the bottled water but it is hard to dispose plastic and it will be the big problem for environment. We will provide purified mineral water during trek. In tea house you can get bottle water and mineral water in additional cost. It will better to drink mineral water rather than bottled water.

We provide you best touristic hotel with best location. During the trek tea house is main accommodation for trekkers. A tea house is combination of lodge and restaurant. In the tea house lodge are fairly basic, some tea house you can get separate room but in the high altitude rooms are spare with two beds with blanket and little additional furniture.  There will be large dining room where you can get the warm by Bukhara stove. In the tea house there will be the solar electricity but these days most of the tea houses have electricity for charge Camera, Mobile phones and other small appliances.

Things to take:
This is very active trip we can’t stay in same place. You can take very light and necessary things. You will get porter he will carry 30 kg it means 2 trekkers=1 porter. Porters are allowed to carry 30 kg of your stuff. Porter will carry your necessary stuff in duffel bag.

Altitude Map & Route Map:
Yarsa Treks will provide you complete route map and altitude map. At the end of the trip we will provide you Yarsa Treks T-shirt for the memory of trekking with us.

Health & Fitness:
These treks are some of moderate and some of strenuous, passionate trekkers should have ability to walk for 4-7 hours a day. Trekking to the high altitude is more challenging than the low altitude. To complete the trip we must have good health, average physical fitness, passionate, confidence, determination and positive attitude. If you have past hiking experience or exercising habits it will be the better for your trek. If you have pre-existing health problem such as lung, heart and other diseases it is better to consult with your doctor or inform Yarsa treks before booking the trip.

Suitable Time to Trek:
For Trekking to the high altitude we should concern about the weather condition. Autumn (Sept-Nov) and spring (March-May) is the best season for trekking in Himalayas. Trekking in summer and Monsoon (June-Aug) is affected by rain. You can also trek in winter but tempters could be most harsh for most trekkers.

Trip Dates/Cost:
Check available start date in our site and for cost please contact us with your departure date.

Important notes:
If you’re confused to pack up your necessary things just see in the check list tab. Bring light and necessary things. You will need medium size bag to carry your daily usable stuff. The weather is subject to change in high altitude so layered clothing is recommended throughout the trek.

Note: We can customize trip as possible client’s time frame. We are delighted to take you Himalayan region according to the itinerary.

Day 1: Fly from Kathmandu to Paro.

Today we fly from Kathmandu international airport all the way to Paro. Upon your arrival we assist you from international airport to our hotel. Explore the local sightseeing around and rest overnight.

Day 2: Hike to Takstang monastery.

Today early morning hike from Paro to Takstang Monastery. Taktsang Monastery (3120 m) is also known as Tigers Den. Explore the religious and natural sightseeing around and rest overnight.

Day 3: Drive Paro to Thimpu (2320 m).~ 1.5 hours, 51 km

Today we drive for 2hours all the way to Thimpu the capital city of Bhutan. Visit the Memorial chorten built in the memory of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, 15 century Changangkha monastery, Motithang mini zoo to see the rare "Takin" national animal of Bhutan and drive further down with good view of the Thimphu valley. Explore around and rest overnight.

Day 4: Drive from Thimpu to Wagduephodrang (1320 m).~ 2 hours, 72 km

Today early morning drive from Thimpu all the way to Wagduephodrang. Enjoy the cultural and natural sightseeing around and rest overnight.

Day 5: Drive from Wagduephodrang to Bumthang (2800 m) via Trongsa (2170 m).~ 7 hours, 202 km

Today we drive from Wagduephodrang all the way to Trongsa & then to Bumthang. Enjoy evening cultural programs and rest overnight.

Day 6: Exploration and acclimatization day at Bumthang (2600m).

Explore the ancient religious sites and sightseeing places around. Rest overnight. Bumthang is main cultural place in Bhutan. Here we can visit Jambay Lhakhang, Kurje Lhakhang, Tamshing Lhakhang, Jakar Dzong, Konchogsum Lhakhang, Chankhar Chakhang, Lhadrak Kharchhu monastery and many other places. Enjoy cultural shows and rest overnight.

Day 7: Trek from Bumthang to Ngang Lhakhang.

Today we trek from Bumthang all the way to Ngang Lhakhang. Enjoy the sightseeing throughout the trek and rest overnight.

Day 08: Trek from Ngang Lhakhang to Ugyenchholing.

Today we trek from Ngang Lhakhang to Ugyenchholing. Rest overnight.

Day 09: Trek from Ugyenchholing to Mebartsho and back to Bumthang.

Today we trek from Ugyenchholing to Mebartsho & Arrive Bumthang. Rest overnight.

Day 10: Drive from Bumthang to Paro.

 Today we drive from Wangduephodrang to Punakha & then to Paro. Rest overnight.

Day 11: Final Departure.


Cost Include

  • All ground and air transportation throughout the trek. 
  • Best available accommodation and full board meals throughout the trek.
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • All national park and conservation areas permit fee.
  • Government taxes & office service charge

Cost Exclude

  • Meals not quantified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa charge.
  • All beverage and others personal expenses.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot shower during the trek except Phakding, Namche and Lukla
  • Personal trekking equipment’s.
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers.

This list of equipment will help you to bag pack for your trip. You can check the list while packing your bags.  These lists may require vary or little according to the season and your trekking duration. The weight is limit for 15 kg (33 pounds), we suggest you to carry only the valuable things. Your luggage will be carry by porter but you require carrying bag pack with important and valuable things on your own.

Important Documents:
1. Valid Passport, 2 passport size photos
2. Airlines tickets
3. Separate photo copy of your passport
4. Visa form (easily access in Nepal airport)
5. Insurance paper
6. Cash/credit card/ATM/Machine card for withdraw, checks

Head Wear:
1. Sunhat or Scarf
2. Light balaclava or fleece hat
3. Sunglasses
4. Head torch

Upper Body Wear:
1. Cotton T-shirt or thermals
2. Fleece Jacket
3. Down Jacket

Lower Body Wear:
1. Light weight cotton pant
2. Water proof pant
3. Hiking trouser or woolen trousers

Hands Wear:
1. Gloves
2. Light weight fleece gloves

Feet Wear:
1. Thin inner socks
2. Thick warm wool socks
3. Comfortable hiking Boots

Accessories Equipment:
1. Sleeping bag
2. Trekking Bag/Duffel Bag
3. Large plastic Bag (for keeping things dry inside trek Bag)
4. Trekking poles (optional)
5. Water Bottle or Camel Bag etc.

1. Water purification tablets or filter
2. Anti-altitude sickness pills
3. Anti headache pills
4. Stomach antibiotic
5. Skin-blaster repair kit
6. Cold pills
7. First aid tapes and plasters
8. According to health prescription

Personal Huygens:
1. Tissue/Wet wipes/Toilet roll
2. Anti Bacterial hand wash

1. Quick dry Towel
2. Toothbrush and paste
3. Multipurpose soap
4. Face and body moisturizer
5. Female Huygens product

Extra Items:
1. Guide Book
2. Diary and pen
3. Swimsuit
4. Voltage converter
5. Plug adapter
6. Cigarette lighter and Match box
7. Campus and Gps (optional)
8. Small alarm clock
9. Digital camera with extra cards and batteries
10. Small folding Knife etc.

Altitude Map:

Altitude Map:

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