West Bhutan cultural tour

West Bhutan cultural tour is ideal for exploring western part of Bhutan’s culture and traditions. This tour offers an sneak peek to superb arts and crafts along with beautiful landscapes of Bhutan. Prayer flags and magnificent view of snowcapped mountains along with lush green valleys is the main attraction of this Bhutan tour.

Day 1
Paro: Arrive at Paro and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 2
Paro: After breakfast, hike to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest, about 4-5hrs walk up and down). Lunch at Taktsang cafeteria. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 3
Paro – Thimphu: After breakfast, visit Drukgyel Dzong (fortress) and Kyichu Lhakhang (Monastery). Catch towering view of Mount Jhomolhari from the base of Drukgyel Dzong. Afternoon, visit Ta Dzong (now National Museum) and then Paro Dzong. Then drive to Thimphu (about 1.5 hr drive). On arrival, transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 4
Thimphu: Morning visit to National Library, Institute of Traditional Arts, Folk Heritage Museum and National Institute of Traditional Medicine. After lunch, visit Tashichhoedzong, Textile Musuem and Handicrafts Emporium. Overnight halt in the hotel.
Day 5
Thimphu – Punakha/Wangdue: After breakfast, drive to Punakha and Wangdue (about 2 hrs drive). Enroute, halt at Dochula pass (10500 feet) to see the spectacular view of snow capped eastern Himalayan Mountains. After lunch, visit Punakha Dzong and Khamsum Yuela Chorten. Overnight halt in the hotel.
Day 6
Punakha/Wangdue – Paro: After breakfast, visit Chimi Lhakhang (about 20 minutes leisure walk across the rice fields from the road) and Wangdue Dzong. After lunch, drive Paro (about 3hrs 20 m drive). Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 7
Transfer to Airport for your onward journey.

Capital: Thimphu
King: Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
Population: 741,822 (2012) World Bank
Currencies: Bhutanese ngultrum, Indian rupee
Official language: Dzongkha Language
Government: Unitary state, Constitutional monarchy, Parliamentary system