TOUR IN BRIEF
Duration: 15 days
Entry: Paro Airport
Exit: Paro or Guwahati (India)
Season: Autumn and winter
Places of visit: West, central & east Bhutan
3-star plus hotels
Cultural program (for a group of 10 or more)
Drinks, Visa fee, Laundry
Bhutan’s artistic life is manifested in the country’s weaving traditions.From the exquisitely woven Kishuthara, a collector’s delight, to garments made from yak hairs and sheep wools,weaving is an integral part of everyday life. This tour also allows you to observe other aspects of Bhutan: its Buddhist culture, nature and people.
* In the capital city, we visit the national emporium and see various textile products from different parts of Bhutan. We also observe weavers at work and tour the national textile museum.
* In Bumthang, central Bhutan, we look at how the local people weave garments called Yathra out of sheep wool and yak hair. Another regional speciality is Bumthang Mathra.
* In Mongar, eastern Bhutan, we stop at Yadhi to see how traditional vegetable dyes are made. From here we head further north for overnight stay at a village called Khoma where its women weave the world-famous textile called Kishuthara.
* We drive furtehr eastward to Radhi and Khaling. Radhi village is renowned for a cloth product called Bura made of locally produced raw silk while in Khaling, we will have a brief stop at the National Weaving Center.