The Essential Bhutan Tour is an ideal way for visitors to explore the cultural and natural treasures of Bhutan. With Imperial Lotus Tours, visitors can have a comprehensive experience of Bhutanese culture and traditions, as the tour operator provides expert guides and comfortable accommodations. The tour covers some of the most iconic attractions of Bhutan, including the Tiger's Nest Monastery, Punakha Dzong, and the capital city of Thimphu. Visitors can also interact with the locals and learn about their unique way of life.
Imperial Lotus Tours offers several tour packages that include the Essential Bhutan Tour, providing visitors with a hassle-free and enjoyable experience of Bhutan. Imperial Lotus Tours ensures that visitors have comfortable accommodations and transportation and provides opportunities to explore other cultural and natural attractions in Bhutan. The Essential Bhutan Tour is a must-do for any visitor who wants to explore the cultural and natural heritage of this Himalayan kingdom. With Imperial Lotus Tours, visitors can have a safe and enjoyable experience of Bhutan, which is known for its unique culture, stunning landscapes, and friendly locals.
Day 1: Arrival in Paro
Arrive in Paro, where you will be greeted by your Imperial Lotus Tours guide and transferred to your hotel. After lunch, visit the Ta Dzong, an ancient watchtower that now houses the National Museum of Bhutan. Then visit the Paro Rinpung Dzong, a fortress built in 1646. Overnight in Paro.
Day 2: Paro
After breakfast, hike to Taktshang Monastery (also known as Tiger’s Nest), a sacred site perched on a cliffside 900 meters above the Paro valley. Return to Paro for lunch, and in the afternoon, visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan, and the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong. Overnight in Paro.
Day 3: Paro – Thimphu
After breakfast, drive to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. On the way, stop at the Tamchog Lhakhang iron bridge and the Tachog Lhakhang temple. In Thimphu, visit the National Memorial Chorten and the Buddha Dordenma statue, one of the largest Buddha statues in the world. Overnight in Thimphu.
Day 4: Thimphu
In the morning, visit the National Library, the Institute for Zorig Chusum (the School of Traditional Arts and Crafts), and the Folk Heritage Museum. After lunch, visit the Tashichho Dzong, a fortress that houses the offices of the King and other government officials. In the evening, attend a cultural show or participate in a cooking class. Overnight in Thimphu.
Day 5: Thimphu – Punakha
After breakfast, drive to Punakha, the old capital of Bhutan. On the way, stop at Dochula Pass and enjoy the stunning views of the Himalayan mountains. Visit Punakha Dzong, a fortress built in the 17th century that is still used as a government office. Overnight in Punakha.
Day 6: Punakha – Wangdue Phodrang – Paro
After breakfast, visit Chimi Lhakhang, a temple dedicated to the Divine Madman. Then drive to Wangdue Phodrang and visit the local market. In the afternoon, return to Paro and explore the town at your leisure. Overnight in Paro.
Day 7: Paro
Today, attend the Paro Tshechu, a colorful festival featuring traditional Bhutanese dances and music. Overnight in Paro.
Day 8: Paro
Continue to attend the Paro Tshechu, enjoying the festive atmosphere and colorful performances. Overnight in Paro.
Day 9: Paro – Haa Valley – Paro
After breakfast, drive to Haa Valley and explore the picturesque village and surrounding countryside. Return to Paro in the evening. Overnight in Paro.
Day 10: Departure
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departure flight, marking the end of your Essential Bhutan Tour with Imperial Lotus Tours.
Imperial Lotus Tours offers a range of value-added options to enhance your travel experience in Bhutan.
1. Cultural Immersion:
Imperial Lotus Tours offers a range of cultural immersion experiences, including;
1. Traditional Bhutanese cooking classes.
2. Archery lessons.
3. Dance performances.
These activities provide a deeper understanding of Bhutanese culture and traditions, and are a great way to connect with the local people.
2. Wellness Activities:
Bhutan is known for its focus on wellness and mindfulness, and Imperial Lotus Tours offers a range of wellness activities to help you relax and rejuvenate. These include;
1. Yoga and meditation sessions.
2. Traditional hot stone baths.
3. Adventure Activities:
Bhutan is a great destination for adventure activities, and Imperial Lotus Tours offers a range of options, including;
2. Mountain biking.
3. White-water rafting.
These activities provide an opportunity to explore Bhutan’s stunning natural beauty and challenge yourself physically.
4. Customized Itineraries:
Imperial Lotus Tours can customize your itinerary to suit your interests and preferences. Whether you want to focus on cultural experiences, wellness activities, adventure activities, or a combination of all three, Imperial Lotus Tours can create a personalized itinerary that meets your needs.