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There are tours to fit every interest from textiles to bird watching, walking and photography and wherever you go in Bhutan there are fascinating excursions you can make to villages, temples or scenic spots for a close look at a culture and a land which remains the most unspoiled and most beautiful examples of the Himalayan Buddhist way of Life in today.

Tour Code Tour Program Days
NEST BTN : 501 CULTURAL TOUR (western Bhutan)
04 days 
NEST BTN : 502 CULTURAL TOUR (western Bhutan) 8 days
NEST BTN : 503 CULTURAL TOUR (Central Bhutan) 11 days
NEST BTN : 504 WALKING TOUR  8 days
NEST BTN : 506 DAGALA BOTANICAL TREK

15 days

NEST BTN : 507 BLACK MOUNTAIN TREK  15 Days
NEST BTN : 509 LINGSHI-LAYA TREK
18 days

CULTURAL TOUR (western Bhutan)
NEST BTN : 501: 04 days 

Day 1 Arrival Paro. Evening a welcome cocktail orientation talk.
Day 2 Drive to the old ruins of Drugyel Dzong and a visit to Ta Dzong, the National Museum. After lunch a 2 hours drive to Thimpu. Along the way visit Simthoka Dzong,built in 1629 by Shapdrung Nwawang Namgyal. 
Day 3 Sightseeing tour of Memorial chorten, handicraft emporium,Tashichho Dzong. 
Day 4 Early morning drive to Paro airport for departure
 

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CULTURAL TOUR (western Bhutan)
NEST BTN – 502: 8 days

Day 1 Arrival Paro
Day 2 Drive in the morning to Drugyel Dzong and on return visit a typical Bhutanese farmhouse and a sightseeing trip to Paro Bazaar. After lunch, drive to Ta Dzong followed by a short walk to Paro Rimpung Dzong.
Day 3 A short drive to Satsam Chorten followed by a 2 hours trek to Taktsang Tea house, from this point one has the best close-up view of the Monastery. Lunch at the Tea house and return walk to Satsam Chorten for a drive to Thimpu.
Day 4 Sightseeing of Memorial Chorten, National Library, Dzong. 
Day 5 A 3 hours drive to Punakha across the dochula Pass. On the way light refreshments will be served at the Dochula Café. Lunch at Khuru camp.
Day 6  In the morning visit a typical farm house where traditional buttered tea with “Zaw” (puffed rice) will be served. Visit Wangdi Phordang Dzong and return to Khuru Camp. 
Day 7 Drive to Dochula for lunch and commence drive to Paro. Visit Paro Bazaar. 
Day 8 Departure Transfer to Paro airport.
 

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CULTURAL TOUR (Central Bhutan)
NEST BTN – 503: 11 day

Day 1 Arrival Paro
Day 2 Sightseeing in Paro
Day 3 Drive to Thimpu
Day 4 Drive to Tongsa
Day 5 Drive to Bumthang
Day 6-8 Excursion /sightseeing in Bumthang and gangtey Gompa.,overnight in camps .
Day 9 Return drive to Thimpu.
Day 10 Drive to Paro. 
Day 11 Depart Paro.
 

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DAY WALKING TOURS
Guided day walking tours includes 5/6 hours walk with packed lunch and return to hotel for overnight. It gives an opportunity to visit and view local villages and have direct contact with local people, also ample time to take photographs. Hot lunches and tea in local farm houses will be arranged. Occasionally it will be 
possible to participate in local sports, folk dances, etc

WALKING TOUR 
NEST BTN- 504: 8 days

Day 1 Arrival Paro
Day 2 Tour of dofu valley, Tadzong Museum , rimpung dzong by walk. 
Day 3 Tour of Bondey valley, Hermitages and Gorena by walk.
Day 4 Tour of Tiger’s Nest,Kyichi Monastery.
Day 5 Drive to Dochula pass to view mountains and valleys eastwards, have picnic lunch and drive to Thimpu.
Day 6 Day walking tour of thimpu.
Day 7 Day at leisure and drive to Paro
Day 8 Depart Paro

DAGALA BOTANICAL TREK
NEST BTN – 506: 15 Days

The Dagala mountain range divides two prominent valleys of thimpu and wangdi. The altitude of the plateau is around 4000 mts. the best period for trekking is May/June and September/October.

Day 1 Arrival Paro 
Day 2 Sightseeing of Paro.
Day 3 Drive to Thimpu.
Day 4 Sightseeing to Thimpu.
Day 5 Drive to simtokha and trek to Talekha for 4 hours.Camp overnight.
Day 6-12 Trek to Jezela, Japhuna, and cross Jomigue Pass altitude 4460 mts to Yumtsa.Excursion to Hetso - Hentso lake, Jamatso, Relitso lakes and to Jamo Peak 5050 mts. Cross Pagalaptsa pass altitude 4170 mts to camp at Genekha. 
Day 13 Descend to Chakilo for 02 hours and drive to Paro.
Day 14 Day trip to Taktsang Tea House.
Day 15 Depart Paro. 
 

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BLACK MOUNTAIN TREK 
NEST BTN- 507: 15 days

The black mountain range nearly divides the country in two, running from the north at the Tibetan border to the south rich in wildlife at the sanctuary of Manas. The route follows rich rhododendron forests and
typical villages.

Day 1 Arrival Paro
Day 2 Sightseeing at Paro.
Day 3 Drive to Thimpu
Day 4 Sightseeing of Thimpu.
Day 5 Drive to Punakha and Wangdi
Day 6 Trek commences, through Nitsegang Goompa to pass and enter Khotakha valley. Camp o/n.
Day 7 Trek to Gogana after crossing Shobjula pass altitude 11155 fts. Camp near Gompa. Visit Gogana farm. 5/6 hrs.
Day 8 Trek to Phobjikha after crossing Tselse La Pass. Camp below monastery.
Day 9 Ascend gradually to cross the pass on Pele La range and descend to Rukubi village for camp 
Day 10 Drive to Tongsa and then to Bumthong .
Day 11-12 Day excursion. 
Day 13 Drive to Wangdi.
Day 14 Drive to Paro.
Day 15 Depart Paro.
 

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LINGSHI-LAYA TREK
NEST BTN – 509: 18 days

This route takes one upstream along the Paro Chu and the ancient caravan route to Tibet, through the Seo valley , deep into the shadows of Mt. chomolhari 7314 mts, Mt. Jitchu Drake 7000 mts and over Nele La Pass 4250 mts into Lingshi Valley. The inhabitants of these two valleys are nomads.

Day 1 Arrival Paro
Day 2 Sightseeing in Paro
Day 3-14 Trek commences Shana,Seo Thangtnanka, Jangothang, Lingshi, Chebisa, Shomuthang, robluthang, Laya, Konar, Gasa Dzong Tashithang. To end in Punakha valley.
Day 15 Khuruthang t camp on at Khuru camp.
Day 16 Drive to Wangdi Phodrang and visit the castle and to Dochula pass to stop for lunch. Proceed on to thimpu.
Day 17 Full day sightseeing at Thimpu
Day 18 Depart early in the morning to Paro Airport
 

 

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