16 days Cultural Tour

This tour is tailored to those interested in Buddhism & pilgrimage. The itinerary can be personalized according to your interests. Activities (may) include meditation retreats incurring getting up very early in the morning, chanting mantras, fasting, etc. The retreat places are very authentic and remote with easy access to basic amenities

⦿ Tour Type: Cultural Duration: 16 Days

⦿ Main Attractions: Lhakhangs(Temples), Monsteries, Meditation, Retreat, Spirtual Experience, etc.

⦿ DAY 1: Arrival At Paro & Thimphu

Drive to Thimphu and light sightseeing

⦿ DAY 2: Thimphu

Hike to a monastery & Thimphu sightseeing, introduction to Buddhism

⦿ DAY 3: From Thimphu To Punakha

Dochula and hike to Lungchutse lhakhang on the way

⦿ DAY 4: Punakha

Chimey lhakhang, Punakha Dzong, Nalanda Buddhist College

⦿ DAY 5: From Punakha To Phobjikha

Hike or drive, Phobjikha village life

⦿ DAY 6: Phobjikha

Valley hike, Gangtey Gonpa

⦿ DAY 7: From Phobjikha To Bumthang, Chumey

Trongsa Dzong and Tadzong on the way

⦿ DAY 8: Bumthang, Chumey

Tharpaling monastery, meet with monks, village life

⦿ DAY 9: From Chumey To Ura

Ura Man Gi lhakhang & village life

⦿DAY 10: Ura

Visit village temples and families tracing back to Longchenpa and Pema Lingpa

⦿ DAY11, DAY12, DAY13 : Retreat

2,5 days retreat at a remote Pema Lingpa meditation centre (simple), on the last day drive to Chokhor valley

⦿ DAY 14: Chokhor

Visit most important temples (Tamshing, Kurje, Jampe, etc.)

⦿ DAY 15: Flight To Paro

Sightseeing in Paro depending on time of arrival

⦿ DAY 16: Paro Taktsang

Hike to Taktsang, Tiger’s Nest

⦿ DAY 17: Departure

After breakfast, we drive you to airport for your departure.

🏨 Minimum of 3 star rated accommodation

🥣 All meals (excluding alcoholic beverages) 

🚌 All internal transportation (excluding domestic flights if any)

✈️ Airport pick-drop

😃 Professional English-Speaking guide and driver

⛖ All road permits and entry fees

🎫 Government fee, royalty and surcharges

💼 Adventure Equipment

🏡 Camp Assistances

👍 All services and assistance before, during and after the trip