IN GREAT BHUTAN

Duration:4 nights, 5 days

 

Day 1- Arrival at Paro International Airport to Thimphu.

(54km/1hr, Altitude: 2350m/7710ft.)

After your arrival at Paro International airport you will be welcomed by our professional company tour guide to the Land of Thunder Dragon.  Then we drive to Thimphu. We shall visit Kuensel Phodrang, where the 169 feet of Shakyamuni Buddha (The Indestructible Buddha) made of bronze metal rests peacefully above Thimphu valley. On the way to Kuenelphodrang we shall visit the National Institute of Zorig Chusum (the institute of 13 arts and crafts) introduced by the Terton Pema Lingpa in the 14th century..

In the afternoon, visit to national zoo to see the National animal ‘Takin’. We shall visit the local weekend market and then visit the Tashichhodzong, the fortress of glorious religion which was enlarged in 1962, after shifting the capital to Thimphu in 1955. It houses the secretariat offices, the central monk body and the King’s Throne room. It is also the summer residence for the Central Monastic Body and the Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot) and where His Majesty’s office is also based.

In the evening we shall walk around the Thimphu city.

Overnight hotel in Thimphu.

Day 2 – Thimphu (sightseeing).

After breakfast, we shall visit the National Memorial Chorten (built in recognition to His Majesty the third king Jigme Dorji Wangchuk known as the father of modern Bhutan & for the world peace). We shall then visit the General Post Office of Bhutan. Then drive towards the Royal Botanical Garden at Serbithang. After lunch we will visit the Royal Textile Museum and the handicraft shop on the streets of Thimphu.

Later we shall witness the national game of Bhutan called the Archery at Chamilingthang Stadium.

Overnight hotel in Thimphu.

Day 3 – Thimphu to Paro (Distance: 54km/1hr, 2250m/7,382ft).

After breakfast we shall travel to Paro. Upon reaching Paro we shall drive towards

the Chelels Pass (3,810mts/12,573ft), claimed to be the highest motor able road in Bhutan. On a clear day you can see the second highest peak in Bhutan, Mt. Jhomolhari(White diamond) 7314mts.

Later photography and sightseeing at Paro visiting the oldest National Museum (Ta Dzong) of Bhutan. The museum holds the history of ancient wars and tradition. Then we shall take a tour of Paro valley and visit some of the renowned arts and crafts showrooms. Later, we will visit Paro Rimpung Dzong(Fortress on the heap of jewel).

This fortress is the house of Monastic body and central administrative of the Government. The annually festival of Paro is also celebrated in this Dzong.

Overnight hotel in Paro.

Day 4 – Paro (Sightseeing)

Today in the morning we’ll visit to Taktshang base site, where we would be able to see a glimpse of the Tiger’s nest. The history lies that Guru Padmashabhava meditated at Taktshang for 3 years in the 8th century. The monastery is a unique for its stand in terms of its foundation that’s laid on the rocky faced mountain. It is believed that coming to Bhutan and not getting a glimpse of this monastery is a total waste. While coming back we will visit Kichu lhakhang the oldest temple built in 7th century by the Tibetan King Songten Gempo. It marks the first coming of Buddhism to Bhutan.

Later in the evening we shall take a walk around Paro town or arrange the traditional hot stone bath at the farm house.

Overnight hotel in Paro.

Day 5 – Departure from Paro International Airport.

After breakfast we shall drive to Paro International Airport for departure.

Tashi Delek!

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