Trip Overview

An interesting culture of Bhutanese

Bhutan textile tour

Experience the history of the remote land where women weave and men sew, and meet local craftsmen. This Bhutan textile tour takes you to explore the remote villages of Khoma (famous for the fine silk known as Kushethara silk), Radha (famous for its beautiful raw silk weaving), Bumthang Valley (famous for its unique yatra wool), where many tourists failed to travel. Bhutan textile tour takes you to different textile places at the same time let’s explore the places.

Day 1: Land in Paro Airport, Bhutan

Welcoming of the incoming tourists

When travelling to Paro, take a few minutes to enjoy the Himalayas, including Nepal’s famous Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga and Makalu. On the final way to Paro, see the snow-capped peaks of Bhutan; Jumohari and Jichu drake.Be sure to reserve a left seat for these incredible views. Fresh air is the first gift Bhutan has to offer to tourists. Upon arrival, your guide will greet you and after completing the arrival formalities, you will be taken to your respective rooms. Stroll through the Paro market in the evening and overnight at Paro hotel.

Day 2: Traverse Paro fully

Ta-Dzong: a National Museum of the country

This Bhutan textile tour allows you to explore Paro place to the fullest. Paro is a picturesque valley with attractive traditional architectural houses nestled among paddy fields living a simple lifestyle. In the morning, stop by Ta Dzong, which used to be a watchtower but now it is the National Museum. Ta Dzong has a unique and diverse collection, from ancient armor to fabrics, thangka paintings, stamps, coins and natural history. Then hike up the mountain trail to visit Rinpung Dzong built in 1646 in the Zhabdrung’s era. Today, it functions as the monastery and seat of the Paro Monastery and the Civil Administration. After lunch, drive through the valley to Drukgyel Dzong or “Drukpa Victory Fortress”. In Earlier days, Bhutanese used this fortress as a shield and drove away Tibetan invasion. However, it was destroyed by a fire in 1951, only ruins are there. Now, the reconstruction work has begun. On a clear day, the road to Drukgyel Dzong offers a magnificent view of Jomolhari, the sacred mountain of Bhutan.You can also visit the traditional Bhutanese houses in the village below dzong. Then return to Paro town and visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the two oldest temples in the kingdom built in the 7th century (the other is in Bumthang) Overnight at a hotel in Paro.

Day 3; Paro – Thimphu ( 50.4km, 1 hr 17 mins)

An inside view of Handicraft Emporium

After breakfast, drive through blissful scenery of villages and paddy fields on both sides of the road to the capital city: Thimphu. On the way, pay a visit to Sim Toka Dzong, one of the oldest fortresses in the country. In the afternoon, explore Thimphu city. First, pay a visit to Tashichhodzong- the seat of the government, then National Memorial Chorten, which has exquisite murals and statues, and has an in-depth understanding of Buddhist philosophy. Then go through a handicraft Emporium that displays a variety of traditional handicrafts. You can also watch an archery match at the Changlimithang Stadium below the town. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.

Day 4: Drive towards Punakha from Thimphu (75 km, 2.1/2 hours)

Student of Zorig Chusum

After breakfast, take a tour to the National Library which has a collection of priceless Buddhist manuscripts on the way to the institute of Zorig chusum(Painting school). This course is of 6 years where students are trained in arts and crafts. Then visit The National Institute of Traditional Medicine where mixing and distributing of Bhutan’s famous traditional herbs take place.

Have a scenic drive towards Punakha across Dochu-la pass. This pass is decorated with 108 chorten stupas and prayer flags fluttering on the hill, making it a photogenic place. Through the journey, get immersed into the forests of Rhododendron, fir and hemlock. Upon reaching Punakha, sign into the hotel. Punakha was the capital of Bhutan until 1955 and it still serves as the winter residence of Je khenpo (the chief abbot). Visit Punakha dzong, surrounded by pho chu and mo chu that was built by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in the 17th century . Spend your night at Punakha hotel.

Day 5;Punakha – Wangduephodrang – Gangtey (Phobjikha) (70 km, 3 hours)

An image of Pho Chhu passing by Wangdue Phodrang Dzong

After enjoying breakfast, take a journey towards Wangduephodrang and stopover at dzong, located on the high mountain between Puna Tsang Chu and Dang Chhu that gives a magnificent view of the valley below. Wangdue district is known for its bamboo work, stone carving and slate. Then hike along the winding mountain road through the forest and enter into the Phobjikha valley, one of the most beautiful valleys in Bhutan. A place where Necked cranes are found. Explore the Phobjikha Valley and visit Gangtey Gompa (monastery), the only Nyingma monastery in western Bhutan.

Day 6: Travel from Gangtey (Phobjikha) – Trongsa (120 km, 4.1/2 hours)

A watchtower overlooking the view in Trongsa

After Punakha, a journey towards trongsa will commence passing through several beautiful spots. Then pass through Pelela pass marking the boundary between western and central Bhutan. On the way forward, you will get a glimpse of Rukabji and sepku villages, and chendebji chorten having the same architectural design of the famous Bodhi Pagoda in Kathmandu. Then take a short break and take pictures, check in to the hotel.

Day 7:Trongsa – Bumthang (Jakar) (68 km, 3 hours)

Woman weaving a yathra clothes in Zhungney Village

Before leaving Trongsa, let yourself explore Trongsa Dzong, the biggest fortress in the country along with a watch tower. This tower is an epitome of bhutanese architecture. After lunch, start your journey to Bumthang, known for the holy places of Buddhism. you will pass through Yotongla pass (3,400m/11,155 ft), and enter Zhungney village in Chumey valley. This village is well known for the Yathra factory and weaving centre. The textiles are made of Yak and sheep wool with unique patterns. Get a room in Bumthang.

Day 8:Explore Bumthang- a heartland of religious sites

A religious site to pray

In the morning, you will be taken on a tour to explore Bumthang- a place of several religious sites such as jambay lhakhang which was built by tibetan king in the 7th century and Kuji lhakhang where Guru Rinpochoe mediated. Then visit Tamshing lhakhang founded by Pema Lingpa in 1501. This lhakhang holds interesting and ancient Buddhist murals. Later we will visit Jakar Dzong “White Bird Sect”, then stroll Bumthang Market and then return to the room. You will get to witness one and only suspension bridge in the country and upon entering bumthang town, visit handicraft stores and rest in your hotel.

Day 9: Bumthang to Mongar; A journey into eastern part of the country

Amazing view on the way to Mongar

A journey to eastern Bhutan starts after this. Though it takes a long time to reach Mongar, in between you get to enjoy beautiful scenes of villages, soothing sounds of birds and rivers. In a journey of bhutan textile tour, you will get an opportunity to see Thrumshingla National Park and amazing view of Gangkhar Phuensum. Sengkhor is a place good for bird watching and lemongrass. We will have a picnic for lunch. Upon reaching Mongar, we will visit Mongar dzong, one of the newest dzongs of bhutan. Then hold a night in a hotel.

Day 10 Mongar-Lhuntse

Dungkhar Naktshang- home of Royal Family

The distance between Mongar to Lhuntse is 70. 4 km and is about a 2 hours drive. In between it will pass many other villages and upon arriving in Lhuentse, there is an unpaved road, leading to historic dungkhar village. An ancestral home of the Royal Family (Dungkhar Naktshang). Explore the place and will hold a night in a tent.

Day 11 Khoma-a village known for weaving

Kishuthara – textile famous among Bhutanese

After breakfast, we will visit Khoma Village, which is famous for producing high-quality handmade silk fabrics with intricate and detailed design. Kishuthara is highly valued by Bhutanese and is only worn on special occasions, public holidays and festivals. Weavers from Khoma village are known for their skilled hands. They make a living by knitting every day. In ancient times, the court hired those weavers to weave cloth for the royal family. When you stroll along the streets of the village, you can watch this decorative fabric come to life and you can even buy it.

Day 12 Lhuntse to Bumthang

Thrumshingla-pass

Bhutan textile tour lets you enjoy beautiful scenery of snow-capped thrumshingla pass through dense forests of pine and oaks, gushing waterfalls. Hold a night at lodge.

Day 13 Bumthang – Thimphu (268 km, 8 hours)

After strolling through Bumthang market, we will drive towards Thimphu in the morning. We will have lunch on the way at one of the famous restaurants in Trongsa. We will take a short tea break in Wangdue and will continue our journey. We will check into a hotel in Thimphu.

Day 14 : Thimphu – Paro

Take a tour to Taktshang-a Tiger’s Nest

We will drive you to paro after breakfast. Later, we will take a tour to taktsang monastery, where guru padmasambhava fled on the back of tigress and meditated at the same spot. Hold a night at a hotel in Paro.

Day 15-Departure to your country

Take a flight to your country

Enjoy your breakfast and you will be taken to the airport. Our representative will bid you farewell. Textiles in Bhutan are unique with different patterns making clothes beautiful and attractive. You will get to explore many beautiful places including religious iste and will have an amazing stay in bhutan. Norbu Bhutan will take you on a textile tour around the country.

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The Village lodge Bumthang

Bumthang is a religious central hub, and one of the most desired tourist destinations in Bhutan.

The Valley Camp Phobjikha

The valley camp is a one of a kind retreat that offers cozy rooms and amenities.

The Village Lodge Paro

Paro is home to many fascinating things. Experience the relaxing lifestyle in the village.

Taktsang Village Resort

Paro has many highlights for tourists. One of the most beautiful of Bhutan’s valleys.

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Things you should know

The daily $250 tariff

Foreign travelers to Bhutan have to pay an all inclusive daily Tariff of $ 250. This pays for all their expenses during their stay.

Mandatory travel guide 

All tourists must be accompanied by a guide assigned to them by their travel agent. The guide fee is paid from their daily tariff.

Which season to visit?

The best time to visit the country is during the Spring and Autumn seasons. There are many festivals and sights to see during these times of the year.

How to get here?

There is one international airport in the country. Regular flights are conducted by the two airlines; Druk Air and Bhutan Airlines. Contact us for more information on availability of flights to our country.

Preparing for the weather

Bhutan is a country that enjoys all four season of the year. Be sure to pack according to the season in which you intend to make your travel plans.

Embrace the culture

Prepare to embrace our culture while remembering to respect the way of life. Temples and Dzongs (Fortresses) require etiquette and proper dress codes.

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