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Bhutan Three Jewels Cultural Tour

From US$ 879 per person
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highlights
  • Drive through Dochula Pass (3100m) to view the higher Himalayas of Bhutan
  • Visit Chimi Lhakhang, the Temple of Fertility, built in the 15th century
  • Visit Punakha Dzong, situated between two rivers
  • Tour the famous Tiger's Nest Monastery
Bhutan three Jewels Cultural Tour is an exciting cultural tour, perfect for travellers who have a shorter timeframe. The tour covers Bhutan's three most popular tourist destinations: Thimpu, the capital city; Paro, one of the most fertile valleys in the Kingdom, producing the bulk of the locally famous red rice from its terraced fields; and Punakha.

The landscape is also incredible. Mount Chomolhari (7,314m) reigns in white glory at the northern end of the valley and its glacial water plunge through deep gorges to form Pa Chhu (Paro River). In just 5-days and 4-nights, you will have the chance to observe this natural beauty along with the lifestyles, culture, traditions, arts and history of the Bhutanese people.


customer reviews about Adventure Thirdpole (P) Ltd
5.0 - Excellent Based on 19 reviews
Jamie's review for another Adventure Thirdpole (P) Ltd tour
5 - Excellent
“Raj and his driver Hari, escorted my husband and to the beautiful reclining Vishnu statue, then on to a serene hike through Shivapuri National Park, reaching the Nagi Ghompa Monastery at the pinnacle. The hike through Shivapuri was cool on a hit monsoon, and was a nice retreat from the hustle of Kathmandu. Our hike uphill was rewarded by the beautiful, haunting chants of the all women monastery of Nagi Ghompa, and stunning views of the valley below. This trip is not to be missed. It was a truly wonderful day!”
Tan's review for another Adventure Thirdpole (P) Ltd tour
5 - Excellent
“Poon Hill is a scenic trek recommended by Thirdpole while planning this trip for my family especially with my 4 year old son. It was relatively easy trek as it can adjusted easily with lots of tea house lodge available along the trek. It provides plenty of good memories by the number of picturistic photographs taken.”
Tina's review for another Adventure Thirdpole (P) Ltd tour
5 - Excellent
“In the Lsngtsn area we walked gor 5 days from one charming village to the other experiencing magnificent scenary while getting close to people and their different traditions such as clothes, food and even a retual where a special brotherhood was established. With the guide's help we could communicate With the people who were Happy to share their culture.”
3 Star Hotel
A spectacular descent through mountainous valleys brings you into the Kingdom of Bhutan. The beautiful airport is your first glimpse of what's ahead. After clearing customs and visa control, you are met by your driver and guide. A short drive along the valley brings you to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. This very picturesque drive passes rural homes, hillside monasteries, and chortens. The drive will take around one hour.

Thimphu has a population of about 100,000. The town is made up of just three lines of shops and is the only capital in the world without traffic lights. In the evening, we will visit the handicrafts Emporium, where all types of Bhutanese handicrafts are made and sold.

Overnight in Thimpu.
4 hours 3 Star Hotel
After breakfast, drive to Punakha via Dochula pass. If the weather is clear, we stop for a while at Dochula pass to view the higher Himalayas. On the way, stop a while to view Chimi Lhakhang, which was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley in the 15th century.

Lunch in Punakha. After lunch, visit Punakha Dzong built in 1637 and situated between Pho Chu (Male river) and Mo Chu (Female river). For many years until the time of the second king, it served as the seat of the Government. The war materials captured during the battle with Tibetans are preserved here.
Punakha is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpo and King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk convened the new national Assembly here in 1952.

In the evening, hike to Khamsung Yulley Namgyal Choling Monastery. Overnight at Hotel in Punakha.
4 hours 3 Star Hotel
After early breakfast drive back for 3 hours to Thimpu. Thimphu sightseeing includes: the National Memorial Chorten, built in honor of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck; the Folk Heritage Museum, which is dedicated to connecting people to the Bhutanese rural past through exhibition of items and artifacts used households; and the Textile Museum, where the art of traditional weaving is preserved through exhibition and a good collection of old textiles rich in its color and design.

Lunch will be served at a restaurant in Thimphu. After lunch visit the School of Arts and Crafts.
7 hours 3 Star Hotel at As per the availability
After an early breakfast, we drive to Paro for sightseeing and hike to Taktsang. Immediately after arriving in Paro, we drive the winding road to the Drukgyal Dzong, the ruined fort, which was once defended this valley from Tibetan invasions, and also visit a Bhutanese farm house of a local family at Drukgyal for a close-up view of everyday Bhutanese life.

We then drive beyond Satsam Chorten to hike up (or horse ride) to the Taktsang monastery (Tigers nest). The horse ride up to the cafeteria will take around 1.5hrs. At the view point, enjoy the stunning views of the monastery, where Guru Padmasambhava landed on the back of a tigress in the 8th century. We then walk back to the road point and visit Kyichu Lhahang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan.

Overnight at a hotel in Paro.
45 minutes
After breakfast, drive to Paro Airport for your flight to your onward destination.
what’s included
  • Airport transfers
  • A minimum of 3-star twin sharing accommodation (4 & 5 star may require additional cost)
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea/coffee with snacks)
  • Mineral water during the tour and at meals
  • Services of a Government licensed & experienced English speaking Bhutanese tour guide
  • Tours / sightseeing as specified in the itinerary
  • Temple, monastery and museum entrance fees
  • Medical facilities if needed (consulting doctors & medicine)
  • Tourism Development Fund of US$ 10 per person
what’s excluded
  • International flight (to and from Paro)
  • Domestic flight within Bhutan
  • Your travel Insurance
  • Laundry, telephone, bar and beverage bills
  • Tips for guide and driver
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 5 days
Tour Type Private Tour
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Paro, Bhutan
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