Bhutan Cultural Tours 2024/2025

Having opened up to the outside world only in the last few decades, Bhutan remains an enigmatic land with its centuries-old culture and traditions largely intact and waiting to be discovered. Witness Tshechus, a religious dance festival on the grounds of monasteries in Bhutan cultural tours. It features Buddhist monks in colorful costumes and striking masks dancing amid ancient mystical chants and the mesmerizing beating of drums. Visit Ogyen Choling Palace and Museum in the remote Tang Valley, a sacred site established by Buddhist master Dorji Lingpa in the 14th century. The art and artifacts in the building provide unique insights into Bhutanese life. Do not miss the 17th-century Punakha Dzong, perhaps the country’s most beautiful dzong (fortified Buddhist monastery). The dzong is a cultural landmark where Bhutan’s kings are crowned. Enjoy the excellent display of old and modern textiles and learn about the importance of the wedding dresses of royals at Thimphu’s Royal Textile Academy.

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Bhutan Hiking and Walking Tour

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I highly recommend this local travel specialist! We had a wonderful experience. Thinley was very acc ...
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Trekking and Hiking & Local culture +1 more
  • Accommodation Home-stay & Hotel
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  • Age Range 5-79 yrs
  • Operated in English
days06 From US$ 1,635 View Tour
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  • May 27
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Glimpses of Bhutan

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5 day cultural, religious and historic sites tour in Bhutan, visiting Paro, Punakha and Thimphu. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Cultural, religious and historic sites & Local culture +2 more
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  • Transport Private Vehicle
  • Age Range 5-75 yrs
  • Operated in English
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Hello Bhutan Tour

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7 day cultural, religious and historic sites trip through Thimphu, Punakha, Paro and 3 other destinations in Bhutan. Read More
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  • Activities Cultural, religious and historic sites & Trekking and Hiking +2 more
  • Accommodation Hotel
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  • Age Range 3-79 yrs
  • Operated in English
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  • Jun 24
  • Jun 25
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Western Bhutan Classic

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7 day sightseeing tour in Bhutan, visiting Paro, Thimphu and Phobjikha. Read More
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  • Activities Sightseeing Tours & Cultural, religious and historic sites +2 more
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  • Age Range 5-79 yrs
  • Operated in English
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Premium Nepal & Bhutan

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17 day luxury tour to Kathmandu, Pokhara and 5 other destinations traveling through Nepal and Bhutan. Read More
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Activities Luxury & Cultural, religious and historic sites +1 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Lodge & Resort
  • Transport Boat, Coach, Flight, Jeep & Private Vehicle
  • Age Range 15-99 yrs
  • Operated in English
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Mesmerising Nepal And Bhutan

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9 day cultural, religious and historic sites trip to Kathmandu, Chitwan and 4 other destinations traveling through Bhutan and Nepal. Read More
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Activities Cultural, religious and historic sites & Local culture
  • Accommodation Hotel & Lodge
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  • Age Range 8-95 yrs
  • Operated in English
days09 From US$ 2,204 View Tour
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“I am big on fitness and love hiking. I took my trip to the marvelous jewels of the Himalayan Kingdom, Bhutan over a year ago. I feel privileged to have been a part of their rare and unique culture besides the awe-inspiring natural beauty.The high altitude hike from the 4000 meters Chelela pass to Kila Nunnery was my top favorite. The path was deep in the forest and was showered with rhododendron flowers along the way. About Bhutan as a whole, I couldnt say better things say or describe. It was marvelous.”
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“I highly recommend this local travel specialist! We had a wonderful experience. Thinley was very accommodating to our needs- even last minute changes. Our guide, Lhab, was very knowledgeable and he and our drivers were delightful to spend time with. I cannot say enough good things.”

Bhutan Cultural Tours

Highlights of Bhutan Cultural Tours

  • Watch a performance of a Zhanag (Black Hat dance), which tells the story of a 9th-century king through graceful movements.
  • See the fascinating collection of Trongsa’s Royal Heritage Museum, including a 1926 document with an oath of allegiance to the monarchy, a reproduction of the sacred Padma Kathang, and a copy of the raven crown of the second king.
  • Enjoy the Punakha Drubchen, a festival that celebrates, through dances and re-enactments, Bhutan’s victory over Tibetan forces.
  • Explore the Institute of Zorig Chusum and get introduced to Bhutan’s traditional arts and crafts, during Bhutan cultural tours.
  • Admire paintings depicting the life of the Buddha and superb Bhutanese sculptures on display in Punakha Dzong, which was the winter capital of Bhutan until the mid-20th century.

Travel Tips for Cultural Tours in Bhutan

  • While visiting a monastery, dzong or temple, respect the privacy of monks who might be meditating or praying.
  • Dress conservatively and avoid revealing clothes before entering important or sacred spaces during cultural tours in Bhutan.
  • Do not enter a religious space if a ceremony is on, unless your local guide says it is okay.
  • Learning a few commonly used words and phrases in Dzongkha, the national language of Bhutan, will help you communicate better with locals.
  • Never say anything disrespectful against the royal family of Bhutan in any context; many people in Bhutan regard their monarchs as incarnations of divinity.
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