Our representative will meet you at the India-Bhutan border check point in Phuntsholing. He or she will assist you with the visa formalities and drop you off at your hotel. Phuntsholing is the administrative seat of Chukha District of Bhutan. The town lies opposite the Indian town of Jaigaon, and cross-border trade has resulted in a thriving local economy. Overnight in Phuntsholing.
We leave the border down for Bhutan’s capital city, Thimpu after breakfast. After 15 minute drive visit Kharbandi monastery. On the way we will visit the famous Kharbandi Gonpa, from where we will have the scenic view of the plains of India. We will pass numerous small town of Gedu, Chukha and Chunzom, the confluence of Pa Chu and Thin Chu.Continue the drive to reach the capital.
On the way we enjoy the amazing landscape that Bhutan has to offer. We also encounter a few waterfalls which provide a photo opportunity for nature lovers. Overnight in Thimphu.
After breakfast visit Thimphu festival.
The Thimphu Festival (Tsechu) is one of the grandest of Bhutan’s festivals and attracts the largest audience. Featuring dances performed by trained monks and laymen in amazing masks and costumes, Tsechus (festivals) are one of the best ways to experience the ancient living culture of Bhutan. A Tsechu is a Buddhist festival in honour of Guru Rimpoche, the saint who brought Buddhism to Bhutan. The Thimphu Tsechu was established by the 4th Temporal Ruler, Tenzing Rabgye (1638-1696) in 1670. This festival also provides a great opportunity to witness locals gathered in their finest Gho’s and Kira’s in a celebration of their culture and faith. This tour also visits sacred sites in Paro, Thimphu and Punakha.
After lunch: BUDDHA POINT ( KUENSEL PHODRANG ), MEMORIAL CHORTEN
Located at a short drive from Thimphu city center, visitors can get a good overview of the Thimphu valley from the Buddha point. You can pay your obeisance and offer prayers to the Buddha, The largest statue in the country and then walk around the park near Buddha point and take a glimpse of the valley (Thimphu).
Then visit National Memorial Chorten (the stupa build in the remembrance of third king of Bhutan and allowed to get inside the Chorten only during the auspicious days in lunar calendar). The paintings and statues inside the monument provide a deep insight into the Buddhist philosophy. Over night at hotel in Thimphu.
After breakfast we will visit changangkha temple.
Built in 12th century, Changangkha Lhakhang is oldest temple in Thimphu. It is hovering over a ridge above Thimphu, near Motithang. Lama Phajo Drukgom Zhigpo who came to Bhutan from Ralung in Tibet chose this site to build this lhakhang. The Lhakhang houses Chenrizig: an 11-headed, thousand-armed manifestation of Avolokitesawara as the central statue.
The prayer books in this Lhakhang are larger than the usual Buddhist texts. There are large prayer inside the Lhakhang and small on the walls outside the lhakhang.
The Lhakhang was last renovated in 1998.
Then we will drive towards the Motithang Takin Preserve originally established as mini-zoo. It is five minute walk from the road to view the area. There are takin, the national animal of Bhutan and some few other wild animals.
The Tangtong Dewachen Dupthop Nunnery in located in the Zilukha area of Thimphu. This is often called as Zilukha nunnery in short. There is a beautiful lakhang inside the nunnery and a beautiful bridge builder statue is worshiped inside the lakhang. At the left side of the nunnery there is one big hall with thousands of butter candles. There are many small prayer wheels all around the lakhang and as usual we enjoyed rotating the prayer wheels. The nuns are very nice and allowed us to take photographs inside. The nuns are usually busy in prayers, organizing pooja items in lakhang and doing other spiritual activities.
After lunch visit simply Bhutan
Opened under the patronage of Her Majesty the Queen mother Ashi Sangay Choden Wangchuk. It holds many types of textile products of past and modern and the crown of the Kings of Bhutan and dress. Moreover the first version of the raven crown can be seen in it.It is in three storied traditional Bhutanese building build around 19th century. It holds varieties of grains that is consumed by ancestors and water mill (mill’s stone dates back 150 years), traditional hot stone bath and typical Bhutanese kitchen garden.
Move towards the vacant vegetable market. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday many farmers and small business venders gather on the bank of Wang Chhu to sell vegetables and other food stuffs. Out here you will get opportunity to mingle with the farmers and other local people.
Then move to the handmade paper factory. The Handmade paper making begins to find its place as the most important part of Bhutanese culture and tradition. The paper making first began as a domestic occupation and still preserved to till these days. In the year 1990 the Government, Ministry of Trade and Industry established the Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory to act as a key pilot to safe guard the old traditional of handmade paper making in Bhutan and expand its market for commercial purpose. In 1992 the factory was privatized under the sole proprietorship of Mr. Norbu Tenzin, who was trained and sent as missionary in Shimane Prefecture, Japan for high quality and designing of Bhutanese traditional handmade paper for international market.
After this we will drive to the main town of Thimphu and we will walk around the market to see or buy any Bhutanese traditional dress or things.
After breakfast drive back to Phuntsholing.
Mr Mrs.Dechen Wangmo
Changangkha, Thimphu, Bhutan - 11001
Bumthang Tour 11 night - 11 D / 10 N
Tacho Lhakhang - Buddha Point ( Kuensel Phodrang ) - Bhutan - Thimphu - Punakha - Chimi Lhakhang - Khamsum Yulley - Chorten
Druk Path Trek Tour - 9 D / 8 N
Paro - Jele Dzong - Jangchulakha - Jimilangtso - Phajoding
Thimphu , Paro, Punakha tour 6 night - 7 D / 6 N
Thimphu - Paro - Punakha
Trip to Dragon Kingdom Tour - 4 D / 3 N
Paro - Thimphu
Thimphu paro Haa 6 night Tour - 7 D / 6 N
Thimphu - Paro
Fishing Sports in Bhutan Tour - 6 D / 5 N
East to West Tour - 15 D / 14 N
Samdrup Jongkhar - Tashigang - Mongar - Lhuntse - Bumthang - Punakha
Trip to Dragon Kingdom - 4 D / 3 N
Paro - Thimphu
Thimphu - Paro - Haa 6 nights - 7 D / 6 N
Thimphu - Paro
Tour to Bumthang 11 nights - 11 D / 10 N
Paro - Thimphu - Punakha - Wangdue - Gangtey - Trongsa