Festivals in Bhutan square measure throughout the year. There square measure many festivals that are chiefly for the honor of Guru Padmasambhava, diffusion of Tantric Buddhism. Festivals in Bhutan create a social gather of people to rejoice, dressed in finery. The most popular pageant event happens in Thimpu, Paro, Punakha, Wangdue, and in Bhumthang. Festivals are performed with ancient mask dance and most of the dances in the program have spiritual significance. The gods and goddesses of Buddhisms teaching square measure concerned throughout these dances. It believes that the power and blessing of their dance beat all misfortunes as well as city management with peace and happiness.
Bhutan Cultural Tour is a nine-day package tour that takes us through the capital city of Bhutan and shows us its true cultural identity. Explore the cultural, religious, and architectural designs of Bhutan. Within 9 days, you will truly experience the rich culture and tradition of a peaceful country. We will begin our trek with a sightseeing day in the city of temples. Then the next day, we will fly to the administrative capital of Bhutan. The remaining days will offer us a real taste of the culture of Bhutan. Explore Paro, Thimpu, and Punakha. Except for such villages, also enjoy tours to the Wangditse Gompa, Lungchutse Monastery, and the Khamsum Yulley. And, let’s not forget about the scenery from the Dolchula Pass.
Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel
Day 02:Sightseeing in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel
Day 03:Fly to Paro and explore. Overnight at hotel
Day 04:Drive to Thimpu and explore. Overnight at hotel
Day 05:Hike to Wangditse Gompa. Overnight at hotel
Day 06:Drive to Punakha and hike to Lungchutse Monastery. Overnight at hotel
Day 07:Drive to Paro and hike to Khamsum Yulley. Overnight at hotel
Day 08:Fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel
Day 09:Final Departure
Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotelOne of the representatives will pick you up at the Tribhuvan International Airport and drive you to your hotel. Freshen up and rest for the day or you can visit the Garden of Dreams at Thamel. In the evening, enjoy a delicious typical Nepali food. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02Sightseeing in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotelToday, we will visit the Swoyambhunath, Pashupatinath and the Bouddhanath. Pashupatinath is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Bouddhanath is dedicated to Lord Buddha. Similarly, Swoyambhunath also has several temples and stupas. The view from the top of the Swoyambhunath is totally amazing. We will also visit the Kathmandu Durbar Square, one of the royal palaces of the Kathmandu Valley. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03Fly to Paro and explore. Overnight at hotelDrive to the airport and fly to the only international airport of Bhutan. Visit the Ta-Dzong Museum, the watchtower of the Trongsa Kingdom. The five-story building has 11 galleries and 2 temples dedicated to history and culture of Bhutan. Then, visit the Rinpung Dzong. It is a Buddhist monastery with its name listed on the UNESCO Tentative list. Today, we will also be able to view the Himalayas of Nepal and Bhutan. Overnight at hotel
Day 04Drive to Thimpu and explore. Overnight at hotelAfter breakfast, we will drive to the capital of Bhutan. The city will be reached after an hour and a half of our drive. First, we will visit the Memorial Chorten which is dedicated to the 3rd Gyalpo of Tibet. Then, the National Archives for the visitation of important documents and religious artefacts. We will end the day with a visit to the Handicrafts Emporium. Overnight at Thimpu
Day 05Hike to Wangditse Gompa. Overnight at hotelToday, a hike of about 2 hours will take us to the Wangditse Gompa. First drive to the BBS Tower for a landscape view of the village and then, hike to the Gompa. We will get amazing views of the Samteling Palace and Tashichho Dzong from here. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06Drive to Punakha and hike to Lungchutse Monastery. Overnight at hotelFrom Thimpu, we will have a short drive to the village of Punakha. Along the way, encounter the famous Dolchula Pass residing at a height if 3150 meters. The pass has 108 memoirs named as the Druk Wangyal Chortens. Visit the Druk Wangyal Lakhang Temple. Get to the previous capital of Bhutan, and visit the Punakha Dzong. Also get a chance to see the oldest and second largest monastery of Bhutan, Pungtang Dewa Chhenbi Phodrang. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07Drive to Paro and hike to Khamsum Yulley. Overnight at hotel Today, we will drive back to the administrative centre of Paro. During the day, we will drive north of Punakha and hike all the way up to the Khamsum Yulley. The Yulley offers us great paintings dedicated to the old sects of Buddhism. Hike down to get to the village of Paro for an overnight stay.
Day 08Fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotelAfter breakfast, we will fly back to the capital city of Nepal. Drive to the hotel and rest or head to the Thamel Bazaar for some shopping. Overnight at hotel
Day 09Final Departure Our representative will guide you to the international airport
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High altitudes pose challenges like lower oxygen levels, inducing symptoms such as headaches, nausea, lethargy, and breathlessness. These affect everyone, regardless of age or fitness. Acclimatization is crucial; avoid tranquilizers and antibiotics. Slow down activities, rest frequently, and reduce talking. Walk slowly, keep loads light, and observe silence with a smile. Consume liquids, avoid sudden exertion, and protect against cold. Don't bathe in streams, protect against dust and sun, and follow experienced guides. Prioritize rest, hydration, and warm clothing during winter.
Wi-Fi will be accessible in Kathmandu, but as we venture into the more secluded regions of Nepal, connectivity will be restricted. The tour guide will carry a satellite phone for emergency communication. Wi-Fi connection is more accessible in the Tibet region as well, while there are no such facilities in Mansarovar, and during the Parikrama.
Options for e-sims are widely available in supported devices for cellular data, while mainstream social media including WhatsApp and Facebook are prohibited in China. The use of VPNs may allow for seamless communication with family back home.
During May to September, temperatures in Nepal and Tibet range from 10 to 22°C during the day. Despite the moderate daytime temperatures, the intense sun at high altitudes can create a much warmer sensation. Nighttime temperatures may drop significantly, reaching as low as -5°C.
As altitude increases, the body requires time to adapt to lower oxygen levels through a process known as acclimatization. Proper acclimatization is crucial for maintaining health and ensuring a comfortable journey at high altitudes. Most individuals are affected by the reduced oxygen levels at elevations exceeding 2,500 meters. Diamox (Acetazolamide) has proven to be highly effective in facilitating acclimatization and countering High Altitude Sickness. Further details will be provided closer to the journey.
Please consult your doctor and undergo a medical examination before embarking on the Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar yatra. Given the high altitudes, it is advisable to begin exercises such as walking, jogging, yoga, and breathing exercises at least a month prior to ensure a successful journey.
The Touch Kailash Team will be providing a Duffel Bag, a 25l Backpack, and a Down Jacket (on a refundable basis), upon your arrival in Kathmandu.
Carry a small waist pouch or document bag to organize essential documents:
- Passport with photocopies
- Identity card
- Diary for addresses and contacts
- Ball pens with spare refills
- Travel cheques, credit cards & currency
- Airline/Railway tickets/vouchers
- Any other personal documents
- Big bag for equipment
- Small light trek bag
- Water bottle/Thermos flask (1 liter)
- Enough clothing for the entire journey, including trek suits, leisure wear, jogging trousers, T-shirts, polar fleece, shirts, salwar kameez, etc.
- Wool socks, thick tights, wool monkey cap, scarves, warm light gloves
- Wool/thermal long underwear
- Rainwear (umbrella or raincoat)
- Sports comfortable shoes/trainers (Nike, Adidas, etc.) with a spare pair
- A pair of light slippers
- Toiletries kit (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toilet rolls, towels, etc.)
- Sunscreen lotion/cream
- Facial tissues, wet wipes
- Plastic mug
- Dusk masks/face masks
Personal & General Items:
- Regular medicines
- Dark sunglasses
- Favorite food for energy (nuts, biscuits, powdered juice)
- Kapoor/Vicks/Inhaler, etc.
- Binoculars/Camera/extra batteries
- Milk powder for tea
First Aid Kit:
- Typical backpacking kit for minor injuries
- Lip balm/Mustard oil/Vaseline
- TCP, salt, mint, Vicks for sore throats
This journey encompasses urban, rural, and remote areas in Nepal and Tibet, resulting in varying accommodations and amenities. Whether it's five-star hotels and guest houses or camping in the breathtaking Himalayan regions under the care of our staff, you can be confident that we will consistently offer the best possible facilities in every instance.
All Travelers must ensure that their passport is valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of tour completion.
Bhutan visa is pre-process by our company we tend to want to own your passport copy by scan on our e-mail. We can send you electronic visa on your mail. You need to print and carry to fly to Asian country. At immigration authorities will stamp on your passport. We recommend carrying a pair of passport size of photograph and a few USD cash in hand. Your passport must be valid additional than six months at the time of travel in Asian country.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel
Day 03: Fly to Paro and explore. Overnight at hotel
Day 04: Drive to Thimpu and explore. Overnight at hotel
Day 05: Hike to Wangditse Gompa. Overnight at hotel
Day 06: Drive to Punakha and hike to Lungchutse Monastery. Overnight at hotel
Day 07: Drive to Paro and hike to Khamsum Yulley. Overnight at hotel
Day 08: Fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel
Day 09: Final Departure