Cultural Tour of Thimphu

If you are in Thimphu it is worth heading to the market which begins on Friday and lasts until Sunday. There is much to see and do in the city and we can tailor the itinerary around your interests, personalising a tour of Thimphu. For those with an interests in arts and crafts, The Zorig Chusum is a good place to start. Known as the Institute for Thirteen Arts / Painting School, it was established to maintain traditional techniques such as painting, calligraphy, embroidery, wood and slate carving, boot making, sculpting, weaving, gold grinding and making religious drums. The Folk Museum was opened in 2001 and showcases the customs found in rural communities, a perfect introduction if you are heading off-the-beaten track on a tour of Bhutan after visiting Thimphu. Next door to the Folk Museum is a superb place to have lunch. The Paper Factory preserves the technique of making hand-made paper. The Simply Bhutan Living Museum again shows off traditional culture, such as the dress of the Brokpa and Lhaypa people (which you can even try on). For those who want to do a little shopping then the Zambala Yak & Handicraft centre offers a range of antiques and books. For crafts, head to Authentic Bhutanese Crafts and the Art Gallery is next door.

Itineraries

Druk Path Trek and Bumdra High Camp

Kathmandu - Druk Path Trek - Thimphu - Bumdra High Camp - Paro  

The Druk Path Trek is the old historic trail linking Thimphu and Paro in Bhutan giving you the chance to escape the main road and into what the Himalayas is all about: the amazing mountains!

11 days from £4220 p. p.

Land of the Thunder Dragon: Complete Bhutan

Kathmandu - Thimphu- Punakha - Gangtey - Bumthang - Paro - Dhulikhel  

For many guests who travel to Bhutan, they leave the country wanting a little bit more, and it’s not a place you will likely have the opportunity to return to anytime soon. Guests always ask what further gems lie down the road before they have to turn back to Paro. Bumthang is worth the drive out …

15 days from £4195 p. p.

Hidden Bhutan

Kathmandu - Thimphu - Gangtey - Punakha - Haa - Bumdra High Camp - Paro - Dhulikhel  

Get off-the-beaten track in Bhutan and delve into its hidden interior on a private tour, perfect for a second-time trip or those with an adventurous spirit.

14 days from £3780 p. p.

Mountains & Monasteries: Classic Bhutan

Kathmandu - Thimphu - Gangtey - Punakha - Paro - Dhulikhel  

This two-week suggested itinerary gives you the perfect blend of everything that makes Bhutan such a magical destination; amazing views, local culture and walks.

12 days from £3475 p. p.

Tiger’s Nest and the Highlights of Bhutan

Kathmandu - Thimphu - Punakha - Paro  

Explore the main highlights of Bhutan, experiencing the dramatic scenery, incredible culture and amazing architecture in Thimphu, Punakha and Paro.

11 days from £2945 p. p.

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