On arrival at the airport, you will be received by our representative and your guide. You will then be checked into Hotel in Paro. The drive to hotel will be about 10 to 20 minutes.
Visit to Drugyel Dzong:
After lunch-trip to Drukgyel Dzong, the victorious fortress located at the western frontier. The mortar road actually ends at the outer courtyard. Popular tracks like Jhomolari Base Camp and the notorious Snowman’s trek begins here. The entrance to the impressive ruins and its history are a culture and national heritage. It was the western deterrent, fortifying the kingdom’s western borders from Tibet’s expansionist warlords. In the 18th century it became the proud setting of one of the biggest battles in the country’s history. The Tibetain, with the powerful Mongolian ally Gushri Khan, launch one o its biggest military operations through this corridor. The hugely decisive defeat brought an end to the northern thread. The fortress named honoured that commemoration. The ruins are a result of fire that razed the dzong in the 20th century. The ruins provide a splendid view of Mt. Jhomolhari, the abode of the goddess Jhomo.
En-route you will visit Kyichu Lhakhang (Temple) one of the oldest in the country. It is believe that the Dharma King Songchen Gampo of Tibeten King build 108 Temples in the Himalayas to subdue the demon and two of it are in Bhutan. One in Paro and another in Bhumtang , central Bhuan.
Day 2: Paro- Thimphu
After breakfast drive to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. En-route, visit to Ta-chhogagang temple and hike down to 14th century suspension bridge made out of iron chains. The great engineer and Buddhist poet call Lama Thangtong Gyelpo or Lama Chamzampa (bridge maker) built it. Halt a night at Thimphu. Lunch at Thimphu.
In the afternoon visit to Bhudha point. 108 feet high statue of Bhhudda and have a view of Thimphu City.
Thimphu with the population of about 90000 is the biggest and most populated city in Bhutan. Most of the inhabitants consist of civil servants, business people, private employees and students. However, it is Thimphu is probably one of the smallest capitals in the world.
Day 3: Thimphu Excursion
After a Break, visit to Painting School, It is the centre of learning for Bhutanese artists, depending upon one interest, one can specialize in one of the thirteen arts and crafts. The thirteen arts includes painting, weaving, sculptures, black smith, embroidery etc. This is the best place to learn about Bhutanese arts and crafts.
Visit to Takin Zoo, we can see famous national animal of Bhutan call taken. These animals have very strange shape and very strong smell. Local believes that it was created by famous lama Drukpa Kuenlley or popularly known as divine madman. It was said that, he joined the head of a goat and a body of a cow together.
Visit to handmade paper factory, where Bhutanese make paper manually. Although the process of making paper what you cxan see is simple but the amount of time taken to collect the raw materials like bark of Daphne plat, collecting roots of some plants to make into a glue consumes lots of time. Apart from small heater to dry papers, everything is manually done. It is one of finest papers in the world and highly recommended for artist.
Explore Thimphu Town, after lunch we will explore Thimphu Town. Thimphu has one long street and two half street. The Town is small and people are quite friendly. If you are interested in buying authentic handicraft best place is to visit Craft Bazar.
Day 4: Thimphu -Punakha
If you are interested to take a glimpse of Himalayas, it is advisable to drive early in the morning.
En route stop at Dochula pass (3150m), enjoy the panorama of the Bhutan Himalayas. Here you can spend sometimes walking around and photographing the 108 Druk Wangyel Chortens. Built in 2004 to celebrate the stability and progress that His Majesty has brought to the Nation, this hills of 108 religious monuments in the middle of the pass reflects Bhutan’s spiritual and artistic traditions.
As you descend from pass, you will observe dramatic change in vegetation. At the lower elevations in Punakha and Wangdue, cacti, banana plants, poinsettias and other semi-tropical plants dominates the exotic landscape.
Continues your drives towards and visit to Punakha Dzong. Built in 1637 between the confluence of Po chu (male river) and mo chu (female river), this forties monastery is winter residence of Bhutanese spiritual leader, the Je khenpo or Head Abbot, and the central monk body comprising of over 350 monks. The Dzong is stunning examples of Bhutanese architectural , sitting at the fork of two rivers, porting the image of medieval city from the distance. The Dzong was destroyed by fire and floods over the years but has been carefully restored and is today a fine example of Bhutanese craftsmanship.
On the way back to Hotel at Lobesa, will be having a short hike to Chhi-med ( means no dogs) lhakhang in the picturesque vally, to the temples of Bhutan’s most famous saint, the lama Drukpa Kuenley, populary know as divine made man. Drukpa Kuenley built a small chorten there. It is a pilgrim site for the barren women.
Overnight hotel at lobesa.
Day 5: Punakha-Thimphu -Paro.
Drive back to Paro; en route stop at Dochula pass for sometimes for some refreshments. ng, a ruined fortress where Bhutanese warriors fought off Tibetan invaders in 17th century. The snowy dome of sacred Chomolhari, “mountain goddess” (7314 m) can be seen in all her glory from the approach road to the Dzong on a clear day. Lunch at Thimphu.
Day 6: Paro-Taktsang
Morning hike up to the Taktsang Monastery (Taktsang means Tiger’s Nest), which is 900m high above the floor of Paro valley. According to the legend, it is said that Guru Rinpoche flew to the site of the monastery on the back of a flying tigress in 8th century, and mediated for three months.
Leisure walk of 4-5 hours on footpath that gradually winds it way up. We stop at Taktsang cafeteria and have a glimpse of spectacular viewpoint of the jagged cliff looking as if it was clutching and protecting the very monastery built into crevices. Lunch at view point and overnight at Paro.
Day 7: Departure
Paro- Fly out
Lok-jey gay La (means see you again and Bhutanese has no words for good bye)
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