The Western Bhutan Cultural Tour offers a captivating exploration of the cultural richness and historical heritage of the western region of Bhutan. Nestled in the heart of the Eastern Himalayas, this tour takes you through the picturesque landscapes of Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, and Wangdue Phodrang.

Tour Highlights

  • Important and religious landmarks in Bhutan.
  • Immersion in Nature Biodiversity.
  • Local Farm House Experience.
  • Day Hike to Tiger Nest.

Tour Outline

  • Day 01: Arrival: Paro – Thimphu
  • Day 02: Thimphu – Sightseeing
  • Day 03: Thimphu – Punakha
  • Day 04: Punakha – Paro
  • Day 05: Paro – Hike to Tiger’s Nest
  • Day 06: Departure
DURATION 5 Nights / 6 Days
DEPARTURE TIME 2 Hours before Flight time
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
Tourist Tariff Royalty & Visa Fees. Transportation in mini-coach
Professional Guide & Experienced Driver. Umbrella and sunscreen.
All Entrance fees and Permits. All meals in Bhutan
Govt. approved hotels & guest houses.
Personal expenses such as bars, beverages, laundry, telephone and tips.
Medical / Travel insurance.


Additional information

Price starts fromUS$ 1,710.00 per tourist.

Arrival : Paro - Thimphu

  • Distance : 65km (1.5hrs.)
  • Elevation : 2,250mts / 7,382ft

After landing you will be greeted by your guide and driver and will be transferred to the capital city of Bhutan. Thimphu, nestled in the heart of the Himalayas, is the largest city in Bhutan.

Upon reaching check into the hotel for some refreshment and visit the following places.

  • Buddha Point where the tallest sitting Buddha Statue lies overlooking the beautiful whole capital city.
  • National Memorial Chorten “most religious landmark in Bhutan”. Local people of all ages come to circumambulate reciting prayers.
  • Tashichho Dzong, the fortress or monastery housing the seats of monastic body, the throne room and offices of the king, secretariat and some ministries.
  • Thimphu town and Bhutanese Authentic Local Craft stall bazaar.

Overnight in Thimphu.


Thimphu - Sightseeing

  • After breakfast, drive to Sangaygang to enjoy spectacular views of Thimphu City from another angle.
  • En-route, visit Changangkha Lhakang, beautifully located in the middle of the city.
  • Post lunch, visit School of Thirteen Arts & Crafts, the primary center of learning for Bhutanese traditional arts
  • The Gayden Lhuendrup Weaving Center to get insight on Bhutan’s national art of weaving
  • Centenary Farmer’s Market (Open: Wednesday – Sunday).

Thimphu - Punakha

  • Distance : 77km (2.5hrs.)
  • Elevation : 1,200mts / 3,900ft
  • After breakfast drive to Punakha, an ancient capital of the country.
  • En-route stop by Dochula pass (3150m) well known for spectacular views of the eastern Himalayan mountain ranges.
  • Proceed to Punakha and visit Chimi Lhakhang “temple of fertility”.
  • Punakha Dzong, “country’s beautiful fortress” confluence by two rivers Mo Chu & Pho Chu.
  • Beautiful traditional suspension bridge.
  • Punakha Town.

Overnight in Punakha.


Punakha - Paro

  • Distance : 130km (4-5hrs.)
  • After breakfast, retracing the same route, drive to Paro.
  • Upon reaching visit Bhutan National Museum built in the 17th century to guard the Paro Dzong.
  • Paro Dzong “fortress of the heap of jewels”.
  • Paro Town

Overnight in Paro.


Paro - Hike to Tiger's Nest

  • Elevation : 3,120mts / 10,240ft.
  • Walking Hour : 4 – 5hrs.
  • After breakfast drive to Tiger’s Nest base, the starting point of your hike to Tiger’s Nest. This monastery clings beautifully on the cliff overlooking Paro Valley.
  • Later in the afternoon visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom dating back to the 7th  century.
  • Evening visit a local farm house for an experience of an authentic Bhutanese lifestyle and local hospitality. Lunch at the farm house with the family who lives here.

Overnight in Paro.



After breakfast transfer to Paro International Airport for your onward journey.


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    Tour Reviews

    5.00 based on 1 review
    August 21, 2015

    We had an amazing tour in Bhutan with Rainbow ! Our guide Dorji Longchula (El) and Driver Phurpa were amazing ! A world of knowledge and just fun to be around. Thank you Yangchen for being so flexible and making our time in Bhutan wonderful.
    If your thinking about visiting Bhutan you should use Rainbow and you can even request El & Phurpa.

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