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Bhutan Culture Tour This trip is designed for those who are interested in seeing a greater part of the country. The tour provides an insight into the remoteness of the country’s Far East, where development is minimal due to the high passes and terrain. Your visit will feature an authentic look at the Bhutanese lifestyle. You will see firsthand and up close how people live and work. The East is famous for hand woven textiles, known as Khushu Thakra. Every household has a weaving loom. Weaving is usually done in winter when there is less agricultural work. Other trip highlights include the Khaling Weaving Center, school for the blind and the Kanglung College, called Sherubtse, which is currently the only University in Bhutan. Itinerary: Day 01 Arrive at International Airport Paro. Afternoon / evening time at leisure. Overnight at Paro. Day 02 Paro Sightseeing - visit the ruined fortress of Drugyel dzong, Ta-Dzong, Rinpung Dzong which serves as the administrative centre and school for monks. Walk further down crossing the traditional bridge into Paro Town. Stroll around the market. Overnight at Paro. Day 03 Drive to Thimphu for sightseeing in Thimphu - Visit the Memorial chorten built in the memory of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, 15 century Changangkha monastery, Motithang mini zoo to see the rare "Takin" National animal of Bhutan and drive further down with good view of the Thimphu valley. Free time to shop and explore the market.Overnight at Thimpu. Day 04 After breakfast visit the Painting school, National library, Royal goldsmith workshop and Handicraft centres.Overnight at Thimphu Day 05 This morning, drive 3 hours to Wangduephodrang crossing the Dochula pass 3100 meters. On fine weather you will see the eastern Himalayan ranges including the highest mountain in Bhutan Mt. Gangar Punsum 7520 meters. The drive from the pass is all the way downhill dropping to the lower and warmer valleys of Lobesa. Visit the Wangduephodrang Dzong from outside and the market area. Overnight at Wangduephodrang. Day 06 Day excursion to the Gangtey Gompa valley at an altitude of 2800 meters. This beautiful valley is also home to the rare Black Necked Cranes migrating from the Tibetan plateau to escape the harsh winter. Explore the fascinating glacier valley and return to the Resort Day 07 After breakfast, drive 45 minutes to Punakha and visit the Punakha Dzong From there drive 3 hours to Thimphu for lunch and proceed 2hours to Paro after visiting the oldest building in Bhutan, the Simtokha Dzong. It now serves as a Buddhist university.Overnight at Paro Day 08 After breakfast get ready to take flight for onward journey with sweet memories. http://www.nepaltravelandtrek.com
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Can visit Bhutan any timr of the year Currency ngultrum (BTN) Language Two most spoken languages of Bhutan are Dzongkha and Nepali. Dzongkha is the national language of Bhutan.
Require visa and foreigners have to pay a daily tarill of 250 USD per day