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Land of Mountain God

DURATION : 3 Nights / 4 Days

DESTINATIONS : Paro -Thimphu

Tour Highlights

Destinations Places to Visit
Thimphu The National Library, The Institute for Zorig Chusum, Textile and Folk Heritage Museum, King's Memorial Chorten, Trashichhoedzong and Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.
Paro Ta Dzong, Rinpung Dozing, Drukgyel Dzong and Kyichu Lhakhang.

Short Description

Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern edge, is known for its monasteries, fortresses (or dzongs) and dramatic landscapes that range from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. In the High Himalayas, peaks such as 7,326m Jomolhari are popular trekking destinations. Paro Taktsang monastery (also known as Tiger’s Nest) clings to cliffs above the forested Paro Valley.

Detailed Itinerary

 
Day 1: Arrive Paro - Thimphu (55 km- 1.1/2 hour)

As the aircraft enters the Paro valley, look down and you will see the Paro Dzong on the hillside overlooking Paro Chu (river) with Ta Dzong, formerly a watchtower and now the National Museum, above it. Received by our representative at the airport and transfer to Thimphu, the modern capital town of Bhutan.
Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.

Day 2: Thimphu - Paro (55 km - 1.1/2 hour)

 After breakfast, sightseeing in Thimphu valley including visit to the following: The National Library, housing an extensive collection of priceless Buddhist manuscripts; The Institute for Zorig Chusum (commonly known as the Painting School) where students undergo a 6-year training course in Bhutan's 13 traditional arts and crafts. Later visit Textile and Folk Heritage Museum, a fascinating testimony of the Bhutanese material culture and living traditions. After lunch, visit King's Memorial Chorten continuously circumambulated by people, murmuring mantras and spinning their prayer wheels. Construction of this landmark was the idea of Bhutan's third king, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuk ("the father of modern Bhutan") who has wished to erect monument to world peace and prosperity. Completed in 1974 after his untimely death, it serves both as a memorial to the Late King and as a monument to peace. Evening drive past Trashichhoedzong, "fortress of the glorious religion". This is the center of government and religion, site of monarch's throne room and seat of Je Khenpo or Chief Abbot. Built in 1641 by the political and religious unifier of Bhutan, Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, it was reconstructed in 1960 s in traditional Bhutanese manner, without nails or architectural plans. Later drive to Paro.
Overnight Stay - Paro 

Day 3: Paro Sightseeing

After breakfast, visit Ta Dzong, originally built as Watchtower, which now houses National Museum. The extensive collection includes antique thangkha paintings, textiles, weapons & armour, household objects and a rich assortment of natural and historic artefacts. Then walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dozing, meaning ("fortress of the heap of jewels"), which has a long and fascinating history. Along the wooden galleries lining the inner courtyard are fine wall paintings illustrating Buddhist lore such as four friends, the old man of long life, the wheel of life, scenes from the life of Milarepa, Mount. Sumeru and other cosmic Mandela. After lunch, drive to Drukgyel Dzong, a ruined fortress where Bhutanese warriors fought Tibetan invaders centuries ago. The snowy dome of sacred Chomolhari, "mountain of goddess'' can be seen in all her glory from the approach road to the Dzong. Along the way, visit the 7th century Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the 108 temples built in the Himalayas by Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo. The building of this temple marks the introduction of Buddhism in Bhutan.
Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Day 4: Paro - Departure

After early breakfast at the hotel, drive to the airport for flight to your onward destination. Our representative will help you with exit formalities and then bid you farewell.

here our company services will get end with lots of Enduring Memories....!!!!

Inclusions / Exclusions

The Price Includes:

  •  Accommodation in one Double Room as per the hotels mentioned or similar (as per availability) on All Meal Inclusive basis.
  •  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner is included in the package.
  •  Assistance on Arrival and Departure Transfer.
  •  Transportation in an Air-Conditioned Car , with driver.
  •  English Speaking Guide at Each City for one Day.
  •  Mineral Water Bottle Every Day at the time of Sightseeing.
  •  Any Monument Entrance Fees.
  •  Visa Fee for Bhutan
  •  All Fuel, parking, toll, state taxes & driver allowances of the Car.
  • Govt. Service Tax 4.5%

The Price Excludes:

  •  International and Domestic flights & Airport Departure Tax from India (this is generally included in your ticket)
  •  Any meals except mentioned in the column prices includes.
  •  Any expenses of personal nature such as tips beverages, laundry, telephone calls, photography and video fees, etc.

Route Map

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