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Easy Cultural Adventures

Relaxed, flexible program with optional hiking ~ 6 to 19 days
Glimpse the timeless soul of Bhutan in her exquisite temples, quiet villages, and farms where we get a true taste of Bhutanese life. We journey along Bhutan’s “Lateral Route” to the central valleys of Trongsa and Bumthang to explore monuments filled with ancient treasures of Himalayan Buddhist art and legendary sites of the kingdom’s ancient history. Roaming the kingdom’s thickly forested hills and peaceful river valleys, we also discover the historic and beautiful cultural centers of Paro, Thimphu , Punakha, Wangduephodrang and Trongsa.  End your visit with a hike to the Tiger’s Nest, one of the most sacred sites in the Buddhist universe.  This richly varied travel experience offers multiple insights into the mystery and beauty of the last Himalayan kingdom.

ITINERARY IN BRIEF
bhutan_cultural_left_alignDays 1 through 6 : Arrive in Paro, and explore Western Bhutan, including Bhutan’s modern capital, Thimphu, and the ancient capital, Punakha .

Day 7: Overland journey to central Bhutan .

Days 8 to 11: Explore Bumthang Valley and area monasteries and temples .

Day 12: Visit the Trongsa Dzong, spiritual home home of Bhutan’s kings .

Day 13: Transfer back to Western Bhutan .

Day 14: Visit Wangdue Dzong, overlooking two rivers .

Day 15: Meander along the ricefields of the Puna-phochu basin on foot or by car .

Day 16: Walking tour of Thimphu, optional forest hike north of Thimphu .

Day 17: Stroll downtown Thimphu’s markets and transfer to Paro .

Day 18: Hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery .

Day 19: Return flight to Bangkok or another gateway city.