Experience Bhutan’s unique and colourful history immortalized into vibrant textiles that are still proudly adorned by its people in the forms of Ghos and Kiras. Beside this you will
also see Bhutan is producing the Yathra Textile, where the wools of sheep and yaks are dyed in a different color and produced very beautiful peaces like hand bag, wall hangs, table center, purse, warm jacket, and many more. Come and see yourself.
Explore the rich culture of Bhutanese Textiles.
Discover the Bhutanese Weaving Culture.
Explore the popular villages famous for the textiles of Bhutan.
Experience practically one of the handlooms in Bhutan.
Appreciate and experience practically how the Bhutanese women are using natural coloring and dying.
Learn how textiles play a very important role in all aspects of life in Bhutan.
Explore how the Bhutanese textile reflects the country’s distinctive identity.
Learn and talk with the girls and women in Bhutan, their way of life and how important they play in the society.
DAY 1. BKK/PBH – THIMPHU
The flight into Paro on our national carrier, Druk Air, is a befitting introduction to the spectacular beauty of our country. In clear weather, magnificent views of the world’s highest peaks, give way to the lush green Paro valley as you land. Your Bhutanese escort from Authentic Bhutan Tours will greet you on arrival, and then drive you to the Paro Rimpung Dzong, the centre of civil and religious authority in this region.
After this we will have lunch in the Paro town. Then we will drive to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. The drive will take about 1 hour and 30 minutes. Dinner and over night stay in the hotel, Thimphu.
Meal Plan: Welcome Dinner Accommodation: Hotel
DAY 2. THIMPHU HALT
Today we can experience ourselves how to weave. Lunch in the hotel. After lunch we can do the sightseeing in Thimphu or continue with weaving. Dinner and over night stay in hotel, Thimphu.
DAY 3. THIMPHU – BUMTHANG
Today we will drive to Bumthang. The drive will take about 9hours drive, through the forest of rhododendron and semi tropical forest. We will be passing by the two pass dochula pass (3150m) and the Yutongla pass (3400m). At docula we can see the eastern Hiamalyas mountain ranges on clear days. Lunch at Chendbji Resturant.
After lunch we will continue our journey to Bumthang. Dinner and over night stay in hotel, Bumthang.
DAY 4. BUMTHANG HALT
Today we will experience the dying and the weaving of textile. Lunch in the hotel. After lunch we will continue with the weaving. Dinner and over night stay in hotel, Bumthang.
DAY 5. BUMTHANG HALT
Today’s day begins with visit to Jambay Lhakhang, which is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan, built in 7th century, Kurjey Lhakhang, is named after the body print of Guru Rinpoche which is preserved in a cave inside the oldest of the three buildings, Tamshing Lhakhang – which was established by Terton Pema Lingpa in 1501 and is the most important Nyingma Goenba in the country. Lunch in the Bumthang hotel.
After lunch we will visit Mebertsho (Burning Lake) – This is a very scared lake for Bhutanese people. Terton Pema Lingpa discovered several of Guru Rinpoche’s hidden religious treasures from this lake. Evening at leisure. Dinner and over night stay at hotel, Bumthang.
DAY 6. BUMTHANG – GANGTAY
After the breakfast, we will drive to Gangtay, Phobjikha. The drive will take about 4hours. At Trongsa, we will visit Trongsa Dzong, Lunch will be at Phobjikha hotel.
After lunch we will walk around the Phobjikha valley, it is a glacial valley and is the winter home of the black necked cranes.This valley is a designated conservation area and borders Black Mountain National Park. Dinner and over night stay at hotel, Phobjikha.
DAY 7. GANGTAY - PUNAKHA
After the breakfast, we will drive to Punakha. The drive will take about 3hours. At Wangdiphodrang we will visit Wangdiphodrang dzong, was founded by the lama Zhamdrung in 1638. Lunch will be served at Punakha.
After lunch we will visit Punakha dzong, it was the winter capital of Bhutan until 1955 when the capital was permanently shifted to Thimphu. It still served as the winter resident for the monk body. Then we will drive to the viewpoint of Khamsum Yule Namgyel chorten. Dinner and over night stay at hotel, Punakha.
DAY 8. PUNAKHA – THIMPHU
After our early breakfast, we will drive to Paro via Dochula pass. At Lobesa we will visit Chhimi Lhakhang, which is located at a hilltop. We have to walk about 25minutes from the road point. This temple is also known as temple of fertility. Lunch will serve at dochula cafeteria.
After lunch we will continue our journey to Thimphu. Evening at leisure. Dinner and over night stay in hotel. Thimphu.
DAY 9. THIMPHU – PARO
After the breakfast, we will drive to Paro. On reaching paro we will hike to the viewpoint of Taktshang, (Tiger’s Nest) monastery. We have to walk about 1hours & 30minutes up steep from the road end. The trail climbs through beautiful pine forest, many of the trees festooned with Spanish moss, and an occasional grove of fluttering prayer flags.
After enjoying the view & photographs and lunch we will walk back. On our way back we will visit the one of the oldest temple in Bhutan, Kyichu Lhakhang and then stroll around the Paro town. Dinner and over night stay in hotel, Paro.
DAY 10. PARO – AIRPORT
Today we will drive to Paro international Airport to catch the flight to your next destination. Our guide and driver will bid you farewell and we wish you a safe and pleasant journey back home and hope to see you again in Bhutan.
Start planning your tailor-made Dream Holiday to Bhutan – The Land of happiness!
In order to experience the best and rewarding fulfillment clients must plan in advance the different logistics that you have in your minds before actually venturing into the world of trips. You might have wishes and hopes for which you need to plan.
The following information will help you to plan your dream trip to Bhutan.
1. When and how to visit Bhutan?
Choose your traveling date like Arrival/Departure date. You also need to choose entry/depart Bhutan via AIR or LAND.
By Air: Druk Air, the national carriers is the only service operator in the kingdom and operates several flights per week from Bangkok (Thailand), Delhi & Kolkata (India) and Kathmandu (Nepal) to Paro (Bhutan). The Paro International Airport is located about an hour and a half drive from Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan.
Paro airport is daylight restricted, and the flights are totally dependent on the weather. As a result, sometimes flights are delayed. It is therefore a good idea to keep at least 24 hours of transit time for connecting flights out of Paro. You might also want to consider traveling on a non-restricted ticket so that if you miss a connecting flight, you can be rerouted or seated on the first available carrier.
Sometimes flights into Paro are disrupted because of unfavorable weather conditions. If this occurs, the flight will stop for the night at the transit airport. To be prepared, you may want to carry your essential personal items in your carry-on luggage.
By Land: Phuentsholing, a Bhutanese town in the southwest has road access to India. It is located about 170 km from the Indian domestic airport at Bagdogra, West Bengal. Phuentsholing is about 172 km from Thimphu the capital city of Bhutan and is about 6hours drive distance. And S/
2. What are your itineraries?
All the tours can be customized and extended as per our valued client’s requirements. There are sample itineraries for your kind reference and it will give you some general idea of the likely trip scheduled.
Complete the tour request form and submit it to us. Send us correct name list. We will send you the flight reservation status via email.
After confirming your reservation, we need the scanned copy of member’s passport.
Please remit us full payments and send us the copy of remittance paper via email. Visa will not be accepted without full payment.
We will send you the flight ticket copy and Visa Clearance Copy prior to your departure to Bhutan via email. You need to print out and carry along with you.
Start packing and looking forward to have a memorable trip in the LandThunder Dragon, DrukYul.
Hot-Stone Bath (Dhotsho)
Hot stone bath (Dhotsho) is a traditional bath of Bhutan, where a tradition of heating up stones and then soaking in the water that is in turn heated by the stones. This is also a curative method and is used throughout the country We Bhutanese belief that this bath has so much of medicinal benefits. Some diseases are curable-like joint pains, hypertension, stomach disorder, arthritis and many other minor diseases. Especially for the old age, where we have lots of body pains, joints pains helps a lot by this Hot Stone Bath (Dhotsho).
I think, the minerals in the rocks have certain chemicals, which can cure certain disease of our body. Hot stone bath has no side effects. It is in its pure natural form. We can organize the hot stone bath during your stay in Bhutan.
Weaving in Bhutan
The Bhutanese textiles are rich, vibrant, and colorful and are a complex art form as well as an integral part of the Bhutanese culture. This Bhutan weaving experiences will give you an insight about the rich textiles in Bhutan. You can sit one of the handlooms of Bhutan and weave your self practically. We promise that you will really enjoy this with great satisfaction in your life.
We will also see or learn the natural coloring and dyeing. You can bring your own materials like handkerchief to dye and color. So visit Bhutan and experience it practically by yourself.
Folk Performing Arts & Music in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan
We have Cultural Program Performing groups, which they will perform like Traditional folk songs, dances and keeps original tunes and dances alive. Moreover, new choreography for some traditional and regional songs is sometimes developed.
The troupe also performs mask dances that have historical and spiritual significance.
Horse Riding to Tiger’s Nest
Tiger’s Nest is most visited spot in Bhutan and it is much awaited by every tourist who visits Bhutan to climb to Tiger’s Nest.
It takes about 2 hrs 30mins up steep climb through the forest of pine, oak and Rhododendron. However you can ride the horse and climb till the Taktshang cafeteria.