Thimpu – 2N, Punakha – 1N, Paro -2N
The package includes all transfers,Sightseeing,5 star / 4 star / 3 star / Deluxe accommodations, Breakfast, Dinner, Permit , Parking,all taxes and service charges.
Day 1 – Meet and Greet at ParoAirport and transfer to Thimpu , one of the smallest capital city in the world. After lunch start for a local sightseeing
Trashi Chhoe Dzong: Also called Fortress of the Glorious Religion it is situated on north of the city on west bank of the Wang Chhu. The Dzong was the site of the lavish formal coronation of the fifth King in 2008 and hosts the city’s biggest annual bash, the colorful tsechu festivities. The opening times 5-6 PM Mon-Fri, 8AM-6PM on Sat & Sun.
National Library: Housing an extensive collection of priceless Buddhist manuscripts; the Institute for Zorig Chusum (commonly known as the PaintingSchool) is where students undergo a 6-year training course in Bhutan’s 13 traditional arts and crafts.Overnight in Thimpu.
Day 2 – After breakfast, we go for a full day sightseeing tour of Thimphu, one of the smallest capital in the world . Buddha View Point:– A place from where you can get a good overview of the Thimphu valley is from the Buddha point (Kuensel Phodrang). You can pay your obeisance and offer prayers to the Buddha, the largest statue in the country and then walk around and take a glimpse of the valley.
Memorial Chorten: Also known as the Thimphu Chorten, The Memorial Chorten(a stupa dedicated to world peace and prosperity in 1974 in memory of the Third King of Bhutan)
SAARC Building – Guest will also visit to Wonderful SSARC Building Simtokha Dzong: The monastery was built in 1627 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. It houses the Institute for Language and Cultural Studies. The carvings behind the prayer wheel in the courtyard are a major attraction of this temple. Textile Museum: Get to know the living national art of weaving at the TextileMuseum. Exhibitions introduce major weaving techniques, styles of local dress and textiles made by women and men.Takin Mini Zoo: The Takin is the national animal of Bhutan, and looks like a cross between a cow and a goat. Legend has it that the animal was created by the great Buddhist yogi, Drupa Kunley, and it can be found only in Bhutan. In the evening, return to your hotel and rest overnight after dinner.
Overnight at Thimpu
Day 3 – After breakfast, start for Punakha.on the way , visit Dochula view point stop: The first stop after leaving Thimphu on the journey is Dochu La pass around 3100 m high and way above the clouds. Only an hour’s drive from Thimphu, it offers visitors their first glimpse of the Eastern Himalayan range. From the pass the road curls its way down into the relative lowlands of the PunakhaValley. Before Thimphu was made the permanent capital of Bhutan.
Punakha Dzong: beautiful Punakha Dzong(known as the “the palace of great happiness”),located at the confluence of the Pho Chhu (father) and Mo Chhu(mother) rivers in the Punakha–Wangdue valley. the city’s dzong is one of the most picturesque of all Bhutan’s ancient fortresses The dzong is joined to the mainland by an arched wooden bridge, and contains many precious relics from the days when successive kings reined the kingdom from this valley.
Chimi Lhakhang (Fertility Temple): Situated on a hillock in the centre of the valley below Metshina is the yellow-roofed Chimi Lhakhang,
Suspension Bridge – Visit the hidden treasure of Punakha Valley,the longest suspension bridge over River Mo.
Wangdue – After crossing the Fo-Chu-Mo-Chu river , driver along the Wangdue phradong and visit newly developed small beautiful town , Bazo Town in Wangdue. Overnight stay in Punakha
Day 4 – After breakfast start for Paro,around 2.5 – 3 hrs drive.and have lunch in Paro.after Lunch start for Paro local sight seeing.
Simtokha Dzong is a small dzong, Built in 1629 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, who unified Bhutan, the dzong is the first of its kind built in Bhutan. An important historical monument and former Buddhist monastery, today it houses one of the premier Dzongkha language learning institutes.
National Museum of Bhutan: Situated right above Rinpung Dzong in Paro, the National Museum of Bhutan is a house that showcases Bhutan’s culture. Built in 1968, the museum stands inside the ancient Ta-dzong building. The museum houses the collection of finest specimens of Bhutanese culture and art and its highlights are paintings and some bronze statues, which are simply masterpieces. The items are demonstrated in large galleries and you can get to know a lot about Bhutan’s art and culture from these objects.
Ta Dzong – Ta Dzong, once a watchtower, built to defend Rinpung Dzong during inter-valley wars of the 17th century, Ta Dzong was inaugurated as Bhutan’s National Museum in 1968.
Rinpung Dzong – Built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal , 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 Nemi Zam.
Nya Mey Zam Bridge – “The Bridge with No Fish ” is the bridge that connects Paro Town to Dzong ..It is one of finest specimens in Bhutan and local believes if one sees a fish in the river , it is ill omen..The earlier bridge which could be folded during war was washed away by flood in 1969.
Paro Airport View Point – This is finest valley view point to look after Paro Valley and Paro Airport . This view point overlooking the Paro river along with the all the Dzongs and Monastry.
Overnight in Paro
Day 5 – Taksang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest Temple):
Drukgyal Ruin Dzong: Originally a fortress and Buddhist monastery, it is now in ruins and is located in the upper part of Paro valley. The Dzong was built by Tenzin Drukdra in 17th century ‘fortress of victory’ built to commemorate the victory of the Bhutanese over the invaders from Tibet
Taksang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest Temple): The most famous of Bhutanese monasteries. It is said that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery hence it is called Tiger’s Nest. Precariously perched on the edge of 1,200 metre cliff, this monastery creates an impressive sight, and is the unofficial symbol of Bhutan. It is about 2 hour up-hill hike or ride a horse from the parking lot to the monastery. If the full hike sounds a bit tough you can hike for 1 hour to the cafeteria, a wooden tea-house restaurant which offers a good view of the monastery. After a visit to the monastery spend the evening at leisure in Paro town for some souvenir shopping and get a feel of local Paro town.
Kyichu Lhakhang – Kyichu Lhakhang, (also known as Kyerchu Temple or Lho Kyerchu) is an important Himalayan Buddhist temple situated in Lamgong Gewog ofParo District in Bhutan. The Jowo Temple of Kyichu is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan, originally built in the 7th century by the Tibetan Emperor Songsten Gampo
Overnight stay in Paro
Day 6 – Cherish ur memories After early breakfast, start for Paro Airport with a sweet Bhutan Holiday memory and.. cherish ur memories forever…….
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