Eastern bhutan cultural tour
Looking to experience the true essence of Bhutan ? Take a trip to the Unexplored Eastern Bhutan that embodies Bhutan in its authentic glory.
Embarking on an expedition to Eastern Bhutan presents an enchanting experience, encompassing the splendid natural landscapes and captivating cultural landmarks of the country. This extraordinary voyage commences from the western region, reaches the remote eastern Bhutan, traverses through the central part, and ultimately ends at western region, revealing the profound historical significance at each stop along the way. Immerse yourself in the rural traditions and historical narratives of various regions, each possessing its own allure and distinctiveness, during a delightful two-week excursion.
Undertaking the journey towards the east unveils an awe-inspiring adventure, characterized by the traversing of picturesque roads in Bhutan adorned with cliffs that plunge dramatically, breathtaking waterfalls, and a handful of deep river valleys. Furthermore, as you drive through dense forests teeming with diverse flora and fauna, you will encounter a myriad of bird species. The settlements, predominantly situated atop hill summits, feature arid farmlands, creating a remarkable views against the backdrop of nature’s abundance.
Duration: 14 Nights/ 15 Days
Location:Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Phobjikha, Bumthang, Mongar, Lhuntse, Tashigang, Tashi Yangtse, Trongsa and Merak
Explore the Western Valleys:
- Venture into the captivating valleys of Thimphu, Paro, Punakha, and Phobjikha.
- Embark on a hike to the mesmerizing Paro Taktsang Gonpa, nestled atop a mountain cliff, 900 meters above the valley. This revered site is Bhutan’s iconic symbol.
- Visit the exquisite Thimphu Tashichoedzong, an architectural masterpiece.
- Capture the awe-inspiring sight of the colossal Buddha Dordenma Statue, which overlooks the Thimphu valley.
- Immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance of the National Memorial Chorten, where people from all walks of life come to circumambulate the monument.
- Experience the wonder of Dochula Pass, situated at 3,100 meters, where 108 memorial stupas called “Druk Wangyal Chortens” form a magnificent ensemble. Delight in the breathtaking panoramic view of the snow-covered Himalayas.
- Marvel at the golden panorama of Punakha valley from the Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten.
- Feast your eyes on the intricate carvings, sculptures, and architecture of Punakha Dzong.
Delve into the Central Valleys:
- Discover the beauty and spiritual heartland of Bhutan in Bumthang Valley, often referred to as the “Switzerland of the East.” It is home to revered Buddhist teachers.
- Unearth the fascinating tales and legends surrounding the ancient constructions of Jambay Lhakhang and Tamzhing Lhakhang.
- Gain insights into the significance of Kurje Lhakhang.
Explore the Remote Eastern Villages:
- Unwind at a yak herder’s camp while savoring hot butter tea.
- Experience the warm hospitality of the people in the East.
- Test your culinary skills with organic cooking, using a selection of your favorite organic foods.
- Indulge in the pure freshness of the air surrounding you every day.
- Engage in traditional weaving with the Bura community.
- Discover the intriguing stories connected to Chorten Kora.
- Immerse yourself in the medieval atmosphere of nomadic lifestyles in Merak.
- Take a detour to Dramtse Gompa, one of the most significant monasteries in eastern Bhutan. It is the birthplace of the renowned Naga Chham (Drums of Dramtse), a mask dance accompanied by drums. This vibrant dance is a prominent feature in many festivals and has been recognized as part of UNESCO’s list of oral and intangible heritage.
A Sustainable Tourism Royalty (SDF) to the Royal Government of Bhutan which goes towards the economic developmental works such as in the education, helath, road sectors, etc.,
Accommodations in 3-star property
All Meals (Breakfast- Lunch & Dinner)
Internal Transportation (excluding Internal Flights)
A licensed Bhutanese Tour guide for the extend of your stay
Entry Fees to Monuments
Bottled water while traveling
Complementary from the company
Traditional Hot Stone Bath
Airfare (can be arranged with us)
Any Expenses of Personal Nature
Tips for the guide and driver