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Viewing Spectacular Himalayan Sceneries
Walking The Pristine And Beautiful Valleys
Driving Over The Dochula Pass
Experiencing Bhutan’S Unique Tradition And Culture
Hiking Up To The Cliff Hanging Tiger’S Nest (Taktsang)
Visiting Bhutan’S Old Capital City, Punakha
Enjoying The Flower Studded Himalayan Meadows, Thick Forests And Cascading Waterfalls
Driving Through Winding Roads Flanked By Terraced Rice Fields And Traditional Village Houses
Constantly Changing Vegetation From Sub-Tropical Through AlpineGuide Gratuities, Personal Shopping, Telephone Calls And Domestic Air Transport, If Required. And expenses not included in the trip package.10-0212-12
Day 1 : Arrival To Paro; Drive To Thimphu (55 Km / Approx One Hour)
During The Journey, You Will Experience A Breathtaking Views Of Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga And Other Famous Himalayan Peaks, Including The Sacred Mt. Jomolhari And Mt. Jichu Drake In Bhutan.
Upon Arrival At Paro International Airport, And Completion Of Immigration Formalities And Collection Of Your Baggage, You Will Be Welcomed By Our Tour Representative Who Will Be Your Tour Guide During Your Entire Trip To Bhutan.
Before Driving To Thimphu, Visit Kyichu Lhakhang (Lhakhang Stands For Monastery), One Of The Two Oldest Lhakhangs Located In Bhutan. The Drive From Paro To Thimphu Takes You Along The Paro Chu (Chu Means Water Or River) Downstream To The Confluence With The Wang Chu, Then Turn Upstream And Travel Along The Wang Chu To Thimphu.
In The Afternoon, Visit The Memorial Chorten (A Huge Stupa) Built In Memory Of The Third King Of Bhutan Who Reigned The Kingdom From 1952-1972. Next, Visit The Mini Zoo, Which Houses The National Animal-Takin Will Be A Place Of Interest To Visit. The 4Th King At One Point Wanted The Animals To Be Released To The Jungle; However, They Kept Moving In The Thimphu Town And Had To Be Re-Confined At The Enclosure. Before, We Windup The Day, Make A Visit To Visit Tashichhodzong, The Seat Of The Royal Government Of Bhutan Since 1952 And Presently Housing The Throne Room Of His Majesty And The Secretariat. Tashichhodzong Is Also Home Of The Central Monastic Body Which Is The Apex Organization Of The Country’S Main Spiritual Order. Overnight Stay At Hotel Phuntshopelri In Thimphu.
Day 2 : Drive From Thimphu To Punakha/Wangduephodrang And Explore Punakha And Wangduephodrang (86 Km / Appro
In The Morning, Take A Ride To The Buddha Point (Kuenselphodrang), Where The Tallest Buddha Statue Is Under Construction And Enjoy View Of The Southern Part Of Thimphu Valley.
An Hour’S Drive Will Take You To Dochula Pass (10,130Ft/3150M), From Where You Can Experience Panoramic Views Of The Himalayan Mountain Ranges On A Clear Day. On The Way, Down The Hill Towards Punakha Valley, You Will Also See Lots Of Flora And Fauna.
En-Route Take A Hike To Chimi Lhakhang (Temple Of Fertility). The Walk Will Take About One Hour (Two Ways) And Would Entail A Gentle Climb To A Hillock, Where The Monastery Dedicated To Divine Madman, Drukpa Kuenly Is Located. The Divine Madman Came To Bhutan From Tibet In The 15Th Century To Introduce Drukpa Kagyugpa Sect Of Buddhism In Bhutan. He Spread The Religion By The Nature Of The Sex And Joked Which Has Made It So Unique Than Others.
After Lunch, Take A Mini Hike/Walk Uphill (30-40 Min) To Khamsum Yuellay Namgyal Chorten (Stupa). Next, Visit Punakha Dzong Placed Strategically At The Junction Of The Po Chu And Mo Chu Rivers. It Was Built By Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal To Serve As The Religious And Administrative Centre Of The Region. Damaged Over The Centuries By Four Catastrophic Fires And An Earthquake And Floods, The Dzong Has Been Fully Restored In Recent Years By The Royal Government.
Punakha Served As The Capital Of Bhutan Until 1955 And Is Still The Winter Seat Of The Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot). Blessed With A Temperate Climate And Fed By The Pho Chu (Male) And Mo Chu (Female) Rivers, Punakha Is The Most Fertile Valley In The Country. Before Closing The Day, Drive To Wangduephodrang To See The Fortress Which Was Burnt Down In October 2012. Plan Is Afoot To Rebuild It. Overnight Stay At Hotel Meripuensum In Punakha.
Day 3 : Drive From Punakha To Paro And Explore Paro (126 Km / Approx 5½ Hours)
Make An Early Drive To Paro Via Thimphu. The Beautiful Paro Valley Provides A Visitor With All The Essential Elements Of Bhutan, In General Ancient Temples, Massive Forts, Monasteries, Picturesque Villages, Scenic Hikes, And Drives. Reaching Paro, Take A Hike To Taktsang (Tiger’S Nest) Or Explore Monasteries And Dzongs In Paro.
The Climb Up To Taktsang Will Take Around 3-4 Hours. The Trail Climbs Through Beautiful Pine Forest, Many Of The Trees Festooned With Spanish Moss, And An Occasional Grove Of Fluttering Prayer Flags. You Stop For A Rest And Light Refreshments At The Only Cafeteria Mid-Way And Then Further Walk A Short Distance Until We See Taktsang Monastery.
The Monastery Was Built In This Holy Place In 1684 A.D. Legend Has It That Guru Padmasambhava, The Tantric Mystic Who Brought Buddhism To Bhutan, Flew Here In The Form Of Dorji Drolo, Mounted On A Flaming Tigress In 747 A.D. And Meditated For 3 Months. This Incredible Monastery Clings To The Edge Of A Sheer Rock Cliff That Plunges 900M Into The Valley Below. Lunch Will Be Served At The Cafeteria And After Lunch You Will Return To Paro.
Day 4 : Depart Paro
After Breakfast At The Hotel, Our Representative Will Drop You At Paro International Airport For Onward Destination. It Is End Of Your Tour.
Payment Terms & Methods :
* Some Advance Percentage of total booking amount * Airfare/Transport fare to be paid full at one time in advance.
Cancellation & Refund Policy :
* Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount. * Retention Amount varies as per the number of days left before your package start date.
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