Glimpse of Bhutan

Glimpse of Bhutan

Duration: :5 Days / 4 Nights

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Day 1 :Paro

Arrive Paro/Thimphu (55 km, approx 1 ½ hours drive)

Upon arrival at Paro, you will be received by our representative and transfer to Thimphu. On arrival check in at the hotel. In the afternoon, visit Memorial Chorten and Buddha viewpoint. At Evening visit Tashichho Dzong and take a leisurely walk in and around Thimphu town. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 2 :Thimphu

Thimphu

After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing of Thimphu valley covering: 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. Also visit the government-run Handicrafts Emporium and local crafts shops, to browse through example of Bhutan's fine traditional arts. Here you can buy hand-woven textiles, thangkha paintings, masks, ceramics, slate and wood carvings, jewelry, interesting items made from local materials. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3 :Dochula pass

Thimphu / Dochula pass / Paro (98 km, approx 3.1/2 hours drive)

After early breakfast, drive up to Dochu-la pass (3,088m/ 10,130 ft) to take in the view and admire the chorten, mani wall, and prayer flags which decorate the highest point on the road. If weather is clear, the following peaks can be seen from this pass (left to right): Masagang (7,158m), Tsendagang (6,960m), Terigang (7,060m ), Jejegangphugang (7,158 m ), Kangphugang (7,170 m ), Zongphugang (7, 060 m ), a table mountain that dominates the isolated region of Lunana - finally Gangkar puensum, the highest peak in Bhutan at 7,497m. Later drive to Paro en route visiting Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress of the country built in 1627. It now houses the School for Buddhist studies. Evening take an exploratory walk around Paro main street. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4 :Paro

Paro
After breakfast proceed to 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 artifacts. Then walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong, 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 Mandala. 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. En route take a short stop at Satsam Chorten for a view of famous Taktsang Monastery. 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.

Day 5 :Paro

Depart Paro

After breakfast check out from hotel and transfer to airport to board the flight for onward destination.

Inclusion

• 04 nights accommodations in the hotel mentioned or similar on twin sharing basis.

• Buffet/fixed menu breakfast at all the hotels.

• All private transfers and sightseeing with high quality vehicle.

• Entrance fees to all sights listed with bottled mineral water on drive only.

• English Speaking Local Guide throughout the tour.

• All Hotel tax and services charges.


Exclusion

Airfare to and from Bhutan.

• Visa & Visa fee.

• Travel/ Medical Insurance.

• Use of bar and beverages in the hotels.

• Tips and gratuities (optional) to the local staffs.

• All Personal gears, personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, shopping etc.

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