WONDERS
OF THE WESTERN BHUTAN (5NIGHTS/6DAYS)

Tour
code no: BSTT/02

 

Day 01:
Arrive at Paro International Airport and Drive to Thimphu

During
this flight one will enjoy the view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga and other
Himalayan Mountains including the sacred Mt. Jhomolhari & Mt. Jichu Drake
in Bhutan. On arrival at Paro Airport a representative of Bhutan Soul Tour and
Travel will receive you and drive to Thimphu.

After lunch visit:

·        
Buddha
Point/ Kuensel Phodrang
– Is the largest Buddha statue in
the country, from there you can get a good view of the Thimphu valley.

·        
Memorial
Chorten

Built in the year 1974 in the memory of our third king of Bhutan, His Majesty
Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.

·        
Tashichho
Dzong
– The “fortress of the glorious religion” was initially erected
in 1641 and rebuilt by King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck in the 1960s. Tashichho Dzong
houses some ministries, His Majesty’s secretariat, and the central monk
body.  

   Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 02.  Thimphu – Sightseeing

·        
Changangkha
Lhakhang
– It is right above Thimphu Valley, this temple and a monastic
school was established in the 12th century on a site chosen by Lama Phajo
Drugom Shigpo.

·        
Motithang
Takin Preserve
– Houses the rare national animal of Bhutan. Takin is listed by
international   conservation agencies as
a vulnerable species and it is a rare animal found only in Bhutan, Nepal and
Burma.

·        
Traditional
Medicine Institute
– In Bhutan, equal emphasis is given to both allopathic and
traditional medicines. The rich herbal medicines made up from medicinal plants
are prepared and dispensed here.

·        
National
Institute for Zorig Chusum
– The school of Arts and crafts
is an institute where student undertake a six-year course on the 13 traditional
arts and crafts of Bhutan.

·        
Simply
Bhutan –
Is an integrative living museum that gives a quick introduction to
various aspects of traditional life in Bhutan. 

·        
Traditional
Medicine Institute
– In Bhutan, equal emphasis is given to both allopathic and
traditional medicines. The rich herbal medicines made up from medicinal plants
are prepared and dispensed here.

Overnight at hotel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 03. Thimphu – Punakha

After
breakfast, drive to Punakha – approximately 3-hours drive through picturesque
valleys and mountain slopes dotted with typical Bhutanese villages. From the
Dochula pass, at over 10,000ft, vast panoramic views of the high snowcapped
peaks of the Bhutanese Himalaya can be enjoyed on a clear day. Continue drive
down into the Punakha valley. On the way visit Chhimi Lhakhang – This was founded in 15 Century by Lama Dukpa
Kinley also known as divine mad man. It is half hour walk across a local
village and rice field. After lunch visit Punakha
Dzong
– built in 1637 by Zhabdrung. 
Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 04. Punakha – Paro

After
breakfast drive to Paro. Driving time approximately 4 hours. 

Visit:

·        
Kyichu
Lhakhang
– One of the oldest and most sacred temple in the kingdom, dating
back to the 7th century. 

·        
Ta
Dzong –
Former Watch Tower which now houses the National Museum.

·        
Rinpung
Dzong
– Which houses the monastic school and the office of the civil
administration and walk down passing close by crossing the Bhutanese typical
wooden roofed bridge to Paro town.

Overnight
at hotel.

 

Day 05. Paro – Excursion to
Taktsang (Tiger nest)

After
breakfast, drive for half an hour and start the hike, which is about 5 hours
(round trip.) The trail is along an ancient path marked by river-powered prayer
wheels. As you reach Taktsang you will be struck by the architectural wonder of
this most pious Buddhist shrine in Bhutan. Perched some 1000m, 3000ft on a
cliff overlooking the valley; it would justifiably qualify as one of Bhutan’s
wonders. Tragically wrecked in a fire early in 1998.  It has been rebuilt to its original glory. It
is said that the legendary Indian saint, Guru Padma Sambhava, flew from Tibet
on the back of a tigress to tame five demons, who were opposing the spread of
Buddhism in Bhutan in 746 A.D. Hence the name, Taktsang, or the “Tiger’s Lair.”
Descend back to Ramthangka.

If
time permits, drive further north to visit another symbolic structure, which is
now under reconstruction. Drugyel Dzong, or “”Castle of the Victorious Drukpa,”
which was also built by the Shabdrung to commemorate Bhutan’s victory over the
Tibetans in the 16thcenturies. From here, the Jomolhari Peak (“Mountain of the
Goddess”) can be seen on a clear day (Alt. 7,329m/24,029ft.).  Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 06: Paro – Departure:

After
breakfast, drive to Paro international airport for your onward flight. The
representative of Bhutan Soul Tour and Travel will see off and bid farewell.

 

TASHI DELEK!!!

Wonders of Western Bhutan

Wonders of Western Bhutan 5 nights 6 days

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