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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
4Explore Punakha's dramatically located Dzong
5Drive to the beautiful farming valley of Gangtey
6Travel to Thimpu, Bhutan's relaxed capital city
7Visit Tashicho Dzong and Thimpu's memorial chorten
8Return to Paro and hike to the Tiger's Nest Monastery
9Share the celebrations at the annual Paro Festival
10Watch the closing displays of the Paro Festival
11Fly to Kathmandu. Walk through the Durbar Square
12Free time to explore Kathmandu's temples and bazaars
13Tour ends in Kathmandu
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Why Book this trip
Attending a Bhutanese Tshechu (festival) is one of the best ways to experience the ancient culture of this most fascinating of destinations. This tour is planned to coincide with Paro Tshechu, one of the most colourful and popular of Bhutanese festivals, which includes the unfurling of the Thangka – a giant embroidered silk painting the size of a house! Held every spring, this event attracts locals from neighbouring districts and is an unforgettable way to experience the ancient culture of Bhutan.
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