Welcome to Bhutan, the Land of Thunder Dragon. On arrival in Bhutan our representative will welcome you in a Bhutanese style with TashiKhada (white scarf) and guide you at the airport & transfer to Thimphu (2334 m). On arrival check in to the hotel, overnight stay in Thimphu.
Morning after breakfast drive towards Thimphu local sightseeing visit sightseeing points like:-
The National Memorial Chorten - Also known as Thimphu Chorten is a site for evening prayer. The chorten was build in the third King memory, and it was continuously circumambulated by people, murmuring mantras and spinning their prayer wheels. The idea to construct this landmark was proposed by Bhutan third King, His Majesty JigmeDorjiWangchuk ("the father of modern Bhutan"), who has wished to erect a monument to the World for peace and prosperity. Completed in 1974 after Majesty's untimely death, it served as a memorial to the late King and a monument of peace.
Shakyamuni Buddha - On the top of KuenselPhodrang hill sits the statue of Great Buddha Dordenma. The 51.5-meter long gilded bronze statue would surely attract you, and the uninterrupted view of the valley would leave you spellbound. This site is also known as Buddha Viewpoint.
ChangangkhaLhakhang - At Thimphu, you will come across several monasteries and temples, but ChangangkhaLhakhang is the most important religious structure amongst all. The fabric is dedicated to Avalokiteshvara, a sign of compassion dating back to the 15th century, the oldest in the region, and from here, enjoy the grand view of Thimphu valley.
Takin Zoo – In here, you will find the National animal of Bhutan, "Takin". Takin is one of the most endangered species of the World, and it is available only in Bhutan, preserved in open habitat.
TrashiChhoeDzong - or the Fortress of the Glorious Region is another 'must visit' site on a Bhutan Package Tour. Situated on the west bank of Wang Chhuriver, the TrashiChhoeDzong is the formal coronation site of the fifth King that hosts the annual Tsechu festival. This Dzong was built in the year 1641 by the political and religious unifier of Bhutan, ShabdrungNgawangNamgyal, later it was reconstructed in the 1960s in a traditional Bhutanese manner, without the use of nails or architectural plans.
Back to hotel, overnight stay in Thimphu.
Morning after breakfast heads towards Punakha, the former capital of Bhutan.
PunakhaDzong: Also known as "the palace of great happiness", PunakhaDzong is located at the confluence of the Pho Chhu (father) and Mo Chhu (mother) rivers in the Punakha–Wangdue valley
ChimiLhakhang - Stationed at the top of a hillock, the ChimiLhakhang is a site dedicated to Lama DrukpaKuenley. Known as the 'Divine Madman,' Lama DrukpaKuenley is said to use songs, humor, and outrageous behavior to preach his teachings. ChimiLhakhang temple is believed to be the temple of fertility, and the Bhutanese hold a strong belief that childless couples are blessed by Lama DrukpaKuenley if they visit the temple and pray for a child. The road to the temple follows a picturesque rural trail through the paddy field that takes visitors to the temple from the road, and after crossing the paddy field, you will find a tiny stream from where ChimiLhakhang is just a short climb away.
Suspension Bridge - This hidden treasure in the Punakha Valley connects the rest of the valley to the old administrative center of PunakhaDzongkhag. The whole deck is covered with prayer flags and provides a perfect spot for bird watching and photography.
Back to hotel, overnight stay in Punakha.
Morning after breakfast drive towards Paro town, located at an elevation of 2200 m. Paro valley is the most extensive valley in entire Bhutan and is blessed with mesmerizing nature, fertile rice fields, deep valleys, and a crystalline river. En-route enjoy Paro sightseeing –
National Museum of Bhutan: In 1968, The National Museum of Bhutan was built, which stands inside the ancient Ta-dzong building that showcases Bhutan culture and is stationed right above RinpungDzong in Paro. This museum is the house of beautiful specimens from Bhutanese art and culture; with main highlights are the paintings and bronze statues, which are placed in extensive galleries, from where you can get to know a lot about Bhutan art and culture.
RinpungDzong - Built by ShabdrungNgawangNamgyal in 1646, the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan, the Dzong houses the monastic body of Paro, the office of the Dzongda (district administrative head) and Thrimpon (judge) of Paro district. The approach to the Dzong is through a traditional covered bridge called NemiZam.
The Paro town is full of Dzongs (monasteries), where you can join the monks for prayers as they wrap themselves in red robes with priceless smiles or walk down to the bed of Paro Chu and dip your feet in the cold crystalline water.
Back to hotel, overnight stay in Paro.
Morning after breakfast drive towards Chela-La-Pass (3,998m) sightseeing.
Chela – La- Pass, which is barely a few hours from the Paro town and is well known for being the highest motorable pass in Bhutan, that offers a panoramic view of Bhutan’s second-highest sacred peak, Mt. Jomolhari(7314m) and other snow-clad ranges on a clear day. The journey through the winding roads is very charming as the green valleys, chirping birds, snowy mountains, and the fantastic view on both sides are sure to keep everyone glued, and the breathtaking scenery keeps you going.
Morning after breakfast departs for Taksang Monastery Sightseeing.
Taktsang Monastery: After covering 1200 meters on a fierce cliff, you will reach this sacred site known as the Tiger Nest. Once you climb to the top, take a deep breath of the fresh air and soother the eyes and soul with the stunning view of the scenic surroundings and the valley lying underneath—the Taktsang Monastery, established by Sain Guru Rinpoche in 747 CE. Construction was of the complex was completed in 1694. After 3 hours of some adventurous trek, discover the Tiger Nest monastery, and if you wish, opt for a horse ride from the parking lot to reach the top. While trekking, witness the glorious view of the Paro town, with its lush green valleys, sparkling river, clear blue sky, and moving clouds, in-short, enjoy nature at its best.
Back to hotel, overnight stay in Paro.
Morning after breakfast check out from hotel & drop at Paro Airport with long-lasting sweet Bhutan Holiday memories.
Accomodation on double/twin sharing room
All transfers and sightseeings by 01 Non-Ac Vehicle (private basis)
Meal Plan on MAP (Room with breakfast & dinner)
SDF Charges (Sustainable Development Fund)
01 English/Hindi Speaking Tour Guide
01 Bottle packaged drinking water (500ml) per day on vehicle
• 5 % GST
• Air Fare
• Monuments Entrance Fees
• Any item which is not mentioned in the "Inclusion" section
• Laundry, Tips, phone call or any such personal expenses
• Snacks, Lunch or any other meals
• On Arrival RTPCR Test (if required) at Paro Airport - Nu/INR.500/- per Person
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