Glimpse of Bhutan,Bhutan Cultural Tours,Bhutan Tours,Bhutan Tour Package
The unique Bhutanese cultural is what our visitors appreciate and like most about Bhutan. Bhutanese people are very friendly, their warmth, hospitable nature attracts visitors from around the globe. The unique Bhutanese culture is deeply rooted in their way of life.
Bhutan Cultural Tours are the perfect trip for those visitors who have limited time to spend the holiday in Bhutan. It covers the most popular tourist destinations in Bhutan, namely, Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan, Punakha (old capital of Bhutan)wangdue and Paro( Bhutan's international airport) with a hike to Taktsang monastery. Visiting those western places within a short span of time will give you a good understanding of Bhutan's rich culture and traditions, arts and crafts, history, Buddhist religion and life of Bhutanese people.
TRIP NAME: GLIMPSE OF BHUTAN
TRIP RATING: COMFORTABLE TOURING
TRIP DURATION: 07 DAYS 06 NIGHTS
TRIP ACTIVITIES: DRIVING, SIGHTSEEING, SHORT WALK AND HIKES.
Day 1: Arrive Paro.
The flight to Paro crosses the Himalayan Mountains, affording spectacular views of the awesome peaks, including the sacred Jumolhari and Jichu Drake peaks in Bhutan. Upon arrival in Paro, you will be greeted by Tashi Gongphel Tours(Bhutan Tour Operators and Bhutan Travel Agents) and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, you can visit the Paro Dzong. It was built in 1646 and now houses government offices and religious institutions, as do all the Dzongs (fortress) currently. You'll cross a traditional wooden bridge on the way to the Dzong. You can then tour the National Museum, formerly the watchtower for the Dzong. It now houses a collection of fine arts, paintings, thangkas, statues, and antiques. Afterward you will visit Kichu Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the country. In the evening you can stroll through the Paro market and town. Overnight in Paro.
Day 2: Drive to Thimphu.
After breakfast you will drive to Thimphu and visit the King's Memorial Chorten (built in memory of the third King of Bhutan who reigned from 1952-1972), Changangkha Monastery, the radio tower (for a great view of Thimphu Valley and the Thimphu Dzong), and the zoo, which contains the national animal of Bhutan: the Takin. From there you will visit the nunnery temple, the National Library (where ancient manuscripts are preserved), and the School of Arts and Crafts (also known as the painting school). After a relaxing lunch, you will visit the National Institute of Traditional Medicine, a traditional paper factory, the majestic Tashichodzong.
Day 3: Continue sight seeing.
After breakfast continue sight seeing, visit to Textile and Folk Heritage Museum: These museums, both of which opened in 2001, provide fascinating insights into Bhutanese material culture and way of life. Handicrafts Emporium: This government-run enterprise displays a wide range of beautifully hand-woven textiles, arts and other craft products.
Bhutan Posts: Bhutan is much known for its colorful stamps on varying themes, the display gallery offers a good opportunity to pick up postcards and stamps. Depending on the factor of time and interest visit the adjoining Bhutan National Bank to observe the banking system. Visit Simtokha Dzong (the oldest fortress in the kingdom). Overnight in Thimphu.
Day 4:Drive to Punakha.
After early breakfast, drive to Punakha via Dochula Pass, where you can see 108 Bhutanese Stupas. If the weather is clear you can see all Himalays Ranges with all snow covered. Further drive to Punakha and visit Punakha Dzong. The Dzong is situated between the two rivers and it is one of the biggest rivers in Bhutan. We have to walk through the suspension bridge to reach the Dzong. The Dzong was built in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and is situated between Pho Chu (Male River) and Mo Chu (Female River). For many years until the time of the second king, it served as the seat of the Government. The Dzong was named Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang (Palace of Great Happiness). The war materials captured during the battle with Tibetans are preserved here. Punakha is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpo and King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk convened the new national Assembly here in 1952. In the evening short hike to Chimi Lhakhang, this was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley in 15th century. (This monk is popularly known as the Devine madman for his philosophy, “Salvation through sex”). He subdued the demons with his “Magical Thunder bolt”. The Temple is also known as “The Temple of Fertility”. Sterile women from far and wide come to this Temple to get blessed, Dinner and over night in Hotel at Punakha.
Day 5:Punakha-Wangdue – Paro.
After breakfast, drive to Wangdue and visit Wangdue Dzong was founded by Zhandrung in 1639.It is situated on a hill with a commanding view of the valley. It is believe that protective deity, yeshey Gonpo told Zhabdrug Rimpoche that if he builds a dzong on the ridge he would be able to bring the whole country under his power. Wangdue means to bring under one’s power. Stop for a lunch at Thimphu and drive to Paro.
Day 6: Hike to Taktshang Monastery(Tiger Nest).
Taktsang monastery (Tiger’s lair). The trail to the monastery climbs through beautiful pine forest. You stop at the cafeteria for a rest and refreshments and continue the hike for short while until you see, clearly and seemingly within reach, the remains of Taktsang monastery. Built in 1600s, this incredible monastery clings to the edge of a sheer rock cliff that plunges 900 meters into the valley below. The history states that Guru Padmasambhava, the Tantric mystic who brought Buddhism to Bhutan, landed here on the back of a flying tiger.
Day 7: DEPARTURE.
Most of our Paro hotels are within 15 minutes drive to the airport. Transfer to Paro Airport. Check in two hours prior to flight departure to ensure the best seats on board fly back to Bangkok,Delhi,Nepal,Kolkota,Dhaka
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