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Tour Overview

  • ReferenceBST07
  • Start Date04/11/2020
  • TypeGuided Tours
  • LocationBhutan
  • Departure CityPARO
  • End CityPARO
  • Cancellation policyUp to 24 hours
  • Durations 07 days 06 nights

Tour Description

Tour Includes

  • Audio guide
  • Breakfast
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Private tour
  • Professional guide
  • Special activities
  • Transport by air-conditioned

Tour Program

1

ARRIVE PARO TO THIMPHU (STAY AT HOTEL DRUK, THIMPHU)

Arrive Paro, meet assist at the airport & straight drive Thimphu, on arrival check in at Hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Thimphu (Tibetan script: also spelt Thimpu, is the capital and largest city of Bhutan. It is situated in the western central part of Bhutan and the name of the surrounding valley is dzongkhag, the Thimphu District. The city became the capital of Bhutan in 1961. As of 2005 it had a population of 79,185, with 98,676 people living in the entire Thimphu district. Night stay in Thimphu.

2

IN THIMPHU

After breakfast, sightseeing in Thimphu valley including visit to the following: the National Library, housing an extensive collection of priceless Buddhist manuscripts; the Institute for ZorigChusum (commonly known as the Painting School) where students undergo a 6-year training course in Bhutan’s 13 traditional arts and crafts. Later visit Simply Bhutan,a living museum and studio encapsulating the cultural heritage of the Bhutanese people. Further visit Changangkha Lhakhang: It is a fortress like temple and monastic school perched on a ridge above Thimphu, south of Motithang. The temple was established in 12th century on a site chosen by Lama PhajoDrugomShigpo, who came from Tibet. The central statue here is Chenrezig in a manifestation with 11 heads. From temple courtyard, there is fascinating view of Thimphu valley. After lunch, take a short drive (15 km) to Pangri Zampa, 16th century one of the oldest monasteries in Bhutan located just north of Thimphu. Here is a monastic school where Buddhist student’s monks learn Lamaism and astrology based on Buddhist philosophy. Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodrang). Located at a short drive from Thimphu city centre, visitors can get a good overview of the Thimphu valley from the Buddha point (KuenselPhodrang). You can pay your obeisance and offer prayers to the Buddha, the largest statue in the country and then walk around and take a glimpse of the valley. King's Memorial Chorten continuously circumambulated by people, murmuring mantras and spinning their prayer wheels. Construction of this landmark was the idea of Bhutan’s third king, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuk (“the father of modern Bhutan”) who has wished to erect monument to world peace and prosperity. Completed in 1974 after his untimely death, it serves both as a memorial to the Late King and as a monument to peace. Later visit to Trashichhoedzong: This impressive fortress/monastery houses Secretariat building, the throne room of His Majesty, the King and various government offices. It is also the summer residence of Chief Abbot and central monk body. Night stay in Thimphu.

3

THIMPHU TO PUNAKHA (STAY AT KUNZANG ZHING RESORT, PUNAKHA)

After breakfast depart by surface to Punakha. On arrival check-in at Hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Night stay in Punakha.

4

IN PUNAKHA

After breakfast city tour visiting, Punakha Dzong The Punakha Dzong was built back in 1637 and has served as an enduring symbol of a united Bhutan since. Dzongs are distinctive forts that have served as administrative centres in Bhutanese districts for centuries. Chimi Lhakhang, Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten This is a Buddhist temple completed in 2004 was commissioned by the Queen Mother. Built to ward off all the evil spirits and promote peace and harmony in the world, the Khamsum Yulley chorten is one of the most popular Punakha tourist places, Ritsha This is a small Bhutanese village, one of the unexpected Punakha tourist spots, just moments away from Punakha city known for its unique techniques for growing rice as well its beautiful architecture., Dochula Pass, Koma Tsachu, Limbhukha Village. Night stay in Punakha.

5

PUNAKHA TO PARO (STAY AT NAK-SEL, PARO)

After breakfast depart by surface to Paro. On arrival check-in at Hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Night stay in Paro. Paro is the most beautiful valley in Bhutan and is the only city that has an international airport which makes it the only point of entry to Bhutan. The important places of tourist interest here are Ta Dzong temple, the Rinchen Pung Dzong temple and the Dungtse Lhakhang temple. Paro has an interesting market, held in the weekend, where one can see local products being sold. The city is famous for the monasteries and the Paro valley is famous for fruit and red rice production. Night stay in Paro.

6

IN PARO

After breakfast excursion to Taktshang Monastery (approx. 5 hours walk): It is one of the most famous of Bhutan’s monasteries, perched on the side of a cliff 900m above the Paro valley floor. It is said that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery and hence it is called ‘Tiger’s Nest’. This site has been recognised as a most sacred place and visited by ShabdrungNgawangNamgyal in 1646 and now visited by all Bhutanese at least once in their lifetime. On 19 April, 1998, a fire severely damaged the main structure of building but now this Bhutanese jewel has been restored to its original splendour. On the way back to town stop at DrukgyelDzong, a ruined fortress where Bhutanese warriors fought Tibetan invaders centuries ago. The snowy dome of sacred Chomolhari, "mountain of goddess'' can be seen in all her glory from the approach road to the Dzong. Along the way, visit the 7th century KyichuLhakhang, one of the 108 temples built in the Himalayas by Tibetan King, SongtsenGampo. The building of this temple marks the introduction of Buddhism in Bhutan. Evening an exploratory walk around Main Street and market area. Night stay in Paro.

7

DEPART FROM PARO – DELHI/KATHMANDU

In time transfer to airport to board connecting flight for onward destination.

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