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Bhutan is a country known for various sections of the language and culture where the main philosophy of Government is Gross National Happiness the vision of our Fourth King Jigme Singye Wangchuk and the democracy is the gift to the people from the throne in the year 2008. Our country welcome the tourist from all around the globe to witness the unique and pristine tradition and culture that has been preserved for more than thousand years.
Day 1 : Phuentsholing-Thimphu
Distance: 175km &estimated time: 4 hours
After your immigration permits you will travel to Thimphu via thick forest with green and you will enjoy the beautiful nature on the way. After travelling more than an hour you will reach to Gedu and you will experience the foggy weather with hazy day. On the way you will enjoy the wonderful water fall and rivers. After an hour journey from Gedu you will reach to Wangkha for lunch and you will enjoy the dam view of Tala Hydro Project Authority. You will get along with your journey and reach to Chunzom the confluence were Wangchu (Thimphu river) and Pachu(Paro River) collides and flow as one. After an hour journey you will reach to Capital city Thimphu.
After checking into your hotel, you will visit the following:
Changangkha Lhakhang (temple): This temple situated atop a small hound overlooking the Thimphu valleywas built in the 13th century by the illustrious Lam Phajo Dugom Zhipo. The temple is considered the spiritual home of children born in the chang valley.
Tashichhoe Dzong, a fortress of the glorious religion. It was built in 1641 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel and was reconstructed into present structure by the late King, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuk in the year 1962-196. It houses the secretariat building, the throne room and the office of the king, and the central monk body.
In the evening stroll around Thimphu town and you may visit local handicrafts stores.
Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Thimphu.
Day 2 : Thimphu Sightseeing
The Memorial Chorten, which was constructed in 1974 as a memorial for the Third King of the country, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, who is widely regarded as the father of modern Bhutan.
Kuenselphodrang where largest Buddha statue in the country is perched on the hillock overlooking the Thimphu valley and also if interested /if time permits, take a leisure walk through kuenselphodrang Nature park and enjoy the nice view of the entire Thimphu valley below.
Takin Preserve, which houses the national animal the Takin only found in Bhutan. This is an extremely rare of the goat family. Found in herds in the high altitudes (1312ft and over). They live on a diet of grass and bamboo. It can weigh as much as 550 pounds.
Bhutan Postal Museum (recently established)-the museum tells the story of Bhutan’s progress and development through the evolution of communications and the postal system in the country. And also you can get personalized Bhutanese postage stamps with your photo on them. You can bring along your favourite photo to put on the stamps and put these stamps your postcard to send to your family and friends.
National Museum which is a good place to see the art of traditional weaving being kept alive and preserved through exhibition and has a good collection of old textiles which are rich in colors and design. You will also see people weaving the intricate designs.
Simply Bhutan or the Folk Heritage Museum, an outdoor museum that gives an insight into rural life in Bhutan.
The School of Traditional Painting of Arts and Crafts where students undertake a six year course on the 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan.
Centenary Farmers market(if tour coincides in Thu-Sun) where farmers would be selling their wide range of farm produces (vegetables from farms and wild ferns or bamboo shot collected from the forest, flour, rice, roasted rice, rice flakes, spices and livestock products(mainly cheese and butter). Free interaction with the people from town as well as from villagescome to this weekend market.
In the evening visit the Crafts Bazaar were craftsman and artisans from all over the country display and sell their handicrafts.
Dinner and overnight at Hotel in Thimphu.
Day 3 : Thimphu –Punakha-Paro
After breakfast, drive to Punakha via Dochula pass. An hour’s drive from Thimphu will take you to this pass (3140 m) where one can have a superb view of eastern Himalayas on a clear day with the beautiful 108 chortens built on the hill by Her Majesty Azhi Dorji Wangmo for the security and well being of His Majesty the king of Bhutan. Also visit Druk Wangyel Temple which was built to honor His Majesty, the fourth king Jigme Singye Wangchuk. The past and future appear to merge in the details of the temple that tells the story of supreme warrior figure vision pierces the distance future.
Drive onto Punakha, the old capital of Bhutan and presently the winter residence of the central monk body. Visit Punakha Dzong, located on the island of the Pho-Chu (male) river and Mo-Chu (Female) river. Visit the Dho Jha Gha Lam temple.
After having your lunch, you will drive to Paro and which will take 4 hours.
Overnight at hotel in Paro.
Day 4 : A Day Hike to Taktsang Goempa( Tiger’s Nest Monastery) in Paro.
After breakfast, you will hike up to Taktsang Monastery, also known as ‘Tiger’s Nest’. The climb up to the viewpoint will take around 1 ½ hours and from there you will enjoy a spectacular view of the monastery clinging to the side of the cliff. Stop for the refreshment at the view point Cafeteria. Then walk further up to the monastery which will take about an hour. It is said that in the 18th century Guru Rinpoche flew on the back of a tigress from eastern Bhutan to this place and meditated in a cave for 3months. The principal Lhakhang (monastery) of the present monastic complex dates from 1692. Taktsang was damaged by severely by fire in 1998 but has now been fully restored to its former beauty.
After the visiting the monastery, walk down to the road on the way stop for lunch at the view point cafeteria and then walk further down to the road point. Then drive back to hotel and relax. If you want you can enjoy the hot stone bath after your hike.
Dinner and overnight in Paro.
Day 5 : Paro to Phuentsholing
After breakfast visit the Paro Dzong well known as Rinpung Dzong, built in 1645 to defend the valley against Tibetan invaders. The Dzong is now being used as an administration center and school for monks. Then walk down to Ringpung Bridge (Traditional Bridge), oldest bridge in Bhutan.
After the visit travel to Phuentsholing for departure.
|No of pax||Age Limit||Price per pax (Rs)|
|Adult||Above 12 years||INR 57300 / Adult|
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