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Cultural Tour of Bhutan and Nepal

Peaceful monasteries, jagged Himalayan mountains and deep valleys are all part of this fascinating journey through the Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan. We meet the welcoming locals for whom tradition and ritual are still a way of life and celebrate with them at the highlight of the social calendar, the annual monastery festival. After discovering this unique country's rich cultural heritage we return to Kathmandu to sample bustling Nepalese city life.

Tour Highlights

  • Punakha - The ancient capital of Bhutan. Visit Punakha Dzong and hike in the Punakha Valley
  • Phobjika Valley - Look out for the rare black-necked crane
  • Paro - Climb up to the ‘Tiger’s Nest’ Monastery, perched high on the cliff side
  • Thimpu - Walk through the most relaxed capital in the world
  • Kathmandu - Explore the old city on foot before visiting the Pashupatinath temple complex


Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select.

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  • 1
    Join tour in Kathmandu

  • 2
    Fly to Bhutan and explore the peaceful city of Paro

  • 3
    Cross the Dochu La Pass en route to Punakha

  • 4
    Spend a full day at the Punakha Festival

  • 5
    Watch the closing events of the Punakha Festival

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    Drive to the beautiful farming valley of Gangtey

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    Travel to Thimpu, Bhutan's relaxed capital city

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    Visit Tashicho Dzong and Thimpu's memorial chorten

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    Return to Paro and hike to the Tiger's Nest Monastery

  • 10
    More time to explore the sights of Paro

  • 11
    Fly to Kathmandu. Walk through the Durbar Square

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    Free time to explore Kathmandu's temples and bazaars

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    Tour ends in Kathmandu

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We have the following different versions of the Festivals of Bhutan tour available at present.

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Festivals of Bhutan
4.5 out of 5 based on 10 ratings. Read reviews
Included meals 12 9 9
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Bus, Flight
3 nights Comfortable Hotel
9 nights Standard Hotel
Tour Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s), Explore Representative
Group Size
Generally 10 - 16