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Any other services or meals which are not mentioned in the above “Includes” section. Expense of personal nature such as tips, laundry, telephones, beverages etc Entry fee for all monuments and places of interest if any Airfares and Train ticket charges if any Christmas Eve /New year Eve supplement charges if applicable.
Day 1 : Arrive by Druk-Air – Paro
During this journey via Katmandu you will experience breathtaking view of Mt. Everest, Kanchen Junga and other Himalayan peaks including sacred Mt.Jomolhari & Mt. Jechudrake in Bhutan. On arrival at Paro airport you will be received by the representative and will transfer to hotel for a brief stop and drive to town for lunch. After lunch drive for sightseeing of Paro valley starting with museum and Paro Dzong. Later in the afternoon drive to Drugyel Dzong (victorious fort of Bhutan) which withstood the Tibetan invasion in the 17th century but now in ruins. From here one can have a magnificent view of the sacred mountain, Jhomolhari on clear day. On the way back you visit a typical Bhutanese farmhouse.
Day 2 : Paro-Thimphu
After breakfast start the journey to Thimphu following the winding road beside the Paro river, downstream till confluence then along the Wang-chu up valley to the capital. The sightseeing of the Thimphu valley with the Nunnery, National Library, Painting School and Handicraft Emporium and then drive back for lunch. After lunch visit Memorial Chorten (Stupa) of His Late Majesty the 3rd King of Bhutan. Visit Simthokha Dzong, the first fort built by Shabdrung who unified the kingdom in the 17th century, now also houses the school for study of National Language – Dzongkha.
Day 3 : Thimphu – Phobjikha
After breakfast leave for Gangtey. The road winds through the forest to Dochula pass, alt. 3,080 m. From here on clear days one can see around 200 miles of the spectacular view of Himalayan range. After about one and half hour from here you reach Wangdi Phodrang and visit the Dzong. After lunch you continue the journey for another 2 hour to reach Gangtey and 20 more minutes to Phobjikha valley. The Phobjikha valley is the winter home of Black Nacked Crane. Overnight in Phuntsho Chholing Farm House to experience the way of life of farmers in Bhutan. If time permits visit some farm house to taste local homemade beer known as Chang and Ara (Rice Wine) At the farm house a hot stone bath can be arrange on payment
Day 4 : Phobjikha – Paroq
En-route visit Chimi Lhakhang the temple of Divine Madman, which was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley in 15th century. He is the favorite Yogi who has subdued the demons with his “Magical Thunder bolt”. The Temple is also known as “the Temple of Fertility” the infertile women take the blessing from that temple so that they may bear children. Lunch will serve at Kuruthang in a local restaurant for Bhutanese food. After lunch you drive the short distance to Punakha, for a tour around the famous Punakha Dzong, which is built on the confluence of the Mo Chhu (Mother) and Pho Chhu (Father) Rivers. The Punakha Dzong was the second built in Bhutan and was previously the seat of Government. Legend has it that the building of the Dzong was foretold by Guru Rinpoche, who predicted that a person named Namgyal will arrive at a hill that looks like an elephant and build. True to the prediction Ngawang Namgyal (the Shabdrung) arrived in the 16th century and built the Dzong at the tip of the elephant trunk, which is right on the confluence of the two rivers. The Punakha Dzong was the scene of some fine victories the Bhutanese had ever the invading Tibetan forces. The mixture of administrative, religious and defensive function has been used as the model for later day Dzongs to be based upon. Later in the afternoon continue your drive to Paro.
Day 5 : Paro – Excursion to Taktsang
There is a full day to explore the town, valley, and trek to the most famous monument in Bhutan, the Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery. Paro Valley is wide and fertile and one of the most beautiful in all Bhutan, producing rice, millet, wheat and potatoes as the main crop. In the morning you drive along this valley, next to the Paro Chhu (River) to the start of a trekking trail which leads to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery. The trek is steady up-hill and will take about 2 - 3 hours to reach the monastery. There is a teahouse half way up which offers refreshments and, on the way down, a well-earned lunch. The monastery is perched at 3,140M, looking, for all intents and purposes, like it is growing out from the granite. It is believed that Guru Rinpoche, in 7th century AD, flew on the back of a Tiger to the monastery’s current location, hence the name ‘Tiger’s Nest’. Rinpoche subdued the evil spirits in the region then meditated in a cave for 3 months. As did Milarepa and Shabdrung Ngawang. It has been recognized as a holy area for many centuries. The trek to Tiger’s Nest is a real highlight; however there are many other places to visit in Paro including the Paro Dzong and the Ta Dzong (National Museum).
Day 6 : Paro – Departure
After breakfast drive to the airport for your departure for your next destination.
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