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Cultural Tour of Bhutan and Nepal
- 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.
1Join tour in Kathmandu
2Fly to Bhutan and explore the peaceful city of Paro
3Cross the Dochu La Pass en route to Punakha
4Visit Punakha's dramatically located riverside Dzong
5Drive to the beautiful farming valley of Gangtey
6Travel to Thimpu, Bhutan's relaxed capital city
7Share the celebrations at the annual Thimpu Festival
8Watch the closing displays of the Thimpu Festival
9Return to Paro and hike to the Tiger's Nest Monastery
10Fly to Kathmandu. Walk through the Durbar Square
11Free time to explore Kathmandu's temples and bazaars
12Tour ends in Kathmandu
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Why Book this trip
This tour is planned to coincide with Bhutan’s biggest and most spectacular Tshechu (festival). This three day event attracts thousands of people from all over Bhutan and takes place within the confines of the magnificent Tashichho Dzong monastery that dominates the skyline of Thimpu. Ideal for those who wish to immerse themselves in local culture and witness dancing monks, along with the fabulous masks and costumes of performers in the courtyard of this ancient place, amongst throngs of local Bhutanese.
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