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Market Lane, Near Borivali Court,
Borivali (West), Mumbai- 400 092
|Places : Paro >> Thimphu >> Punakha/Wangdi >> Paro|
|: 06 Nights / 07 Days|
: Paro -IA
: Paro -IA
|Attractions: Mt Everest, Tamchoe Monastery , A Sojourn in Thimphu, Changangkha Temple, valley of Punakha, Temple of Fertility – Chimi Lhakhang, Khamsumyuley Temple|
Day 1 : Bangkok/Delhi/Katmandu – Paro -Thimphu
Altitude: 2250 Mts.
Travel by Druk Air, Bhutan’s national airline, to Paro, the country’s only international airport. The flight is exhilarating to say the least, as the route traverses parallel to the mighty Himalayas enabling passengers to see the world’s highest peak, Mt Everest, and many more. The descent affords a panoramic view of Bhutan’s foothills culminating into a thrilling landing at what is considered one of the world’s most challenging airports. Meet your guide at the airport and head towards Thimphu the capital city of Bhutan. Devote the afternoon to sightseeing around the Paro valley famed for its natural beauty, historical monuments, agricultural farms and quintessentially Bhutanese village communities. On the way to Thimphu stop over Tamchoe Monastery view the Temple, Next stop chuzom the confluence of Paro and Thimphu River. Further transfer to Thimphu. Evening visit Tashichhodzong. Overnight at the hotel
Day 2 : Sojourn in Thimphu
Altitude: 2,350 Mts.
The power centre and the capital city of the Happy Kingdom. Also the hub of commerce and culture. There are great many places to see in Bhutan’s capital. In the morning visit to The Buddha Point, which provides a spectacular 360-degree close-quarter view of entire Thimphu and the adjoining areas. This is the site of the world’s tallest statue of Shakyamuni Buddha. Our next destination is the Memorial chorten to honor to The Third king of Bhutan the Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, Next visit the 12th century Changangkha Temple, Taken Zoo. On our way back, we stopover at the Folk Heritage Museum and the Textile Museum. After lunch, we will proceed to visit Taken zoo, School of Arts and Crafts, vegetable market, and then spend the rest of the day watching an archery match and strolling around the town.
Day 3 : Thimphu – Punakha/Wangdi
Altitude: 1,310 Mts.
Distance: 77 kilometres,
Time: 3 hours
A panoramic view of the snow-capped eastern Himalayas and a multitude of alpine flowers and birds; Bhutan’s ancient capital and Temple of Fertility. Breakfast at hotel. Drive from Thimphu traverses thorough a constantly changing kaleidoscope of vegetation, waterfalls, flowers, mountains and meadows. In about 45 minutes we will reach the famous Dochula pass (3,150m) where on a clear day we can see the entire eastern Himalayan range, teeming with 6,000m to 7,554m snow-capped mountains. The pass also known for its abundant species of extremely beautiful flowers has 108 Buddhist stupas exquisitely built around a mound, adding to the natural splendor of the place. From the pass we descend to the sub-tropical valley of Punakha. Punakha served as the ancient capital of capital and still possesses the country’s main treasures in the form of Buddhist relics. Resembling a gigantic ship on an ocean floor from afar, and girdled by two (Male and Female) rivers, the castle-fortress also represents the best specimen of Bhutanese architecture. After lunch in a small nearby village together with a rural farming household, we will walk along a footpath flanked by an endless view of ripening paddy fields to the Temple of Fertility – Chimi Lhakhang. This temple, built in the 15th century to honour the “Divine Madman”, a saint iconoclast who is also associated with phallus worship, attracts barren couples from all over to receive fertility blessings from an anointed phallus. Than drive further to Punakha and stop at the views point the confluence of Male (Pho chu) and female (Mo chu) rivers and visit the Punakha Dzong, later visit the Sangchen Lhendrup Nunnery monastery. Night halt in Punakha
Day 4 : Punakha sightseeing
Morning drive an half hour and hike to Khamsumyuley Temple, this hike will be very interesting that you can see the spectacular view of mountains, Mo chu river and rice paddy field and Punakha valley. About one an half hour. Than drive further to Punakha and visit the Dzong and stop at the views point the confluence of Male (Pho chu) and female (Mo chu) rivers. After lunch visit the Sangchen Lhendrup Nunnery monastery than walk along a footpath flanked by an endless view of ripening paddy fields to the Temple of Fertility – Chimi Lhakhang. This temple, built in the 15th century to honour the “Divine Madman”, a saint iconoclast who is also associated with phallus worship, attracts barren couples from all over to receive fertility blessings from an anointed phallus. Night halt in Punakha
Day 5 : Punakha/wangdi-paro
Morning drive 4hours which is125km to Paro and lunch on the way at local restaurant. Afternoon visit the 7th century Kyichu Temple, believed to have been built on a place that resembled a knee of a giant ogress. You can play the traditional sport he archery for an hour on the archer ground. Evening visit local farmhouse and enjoy the local dinner with family. Overnight at the hotel
Day 6 : Discovering paro valley
Hike to the Tiger’s Lair, the most famous Buddhist monastery in the Himalayas, built on a sheer rock face.
After breakfast, drive for half an hour and start hiking up to the temple that is renowned in the Himalayan Buddhist world as one of the most popular sites of pilgrimage. The five-hour round trip follows an ancient but oft-trodden footpath flanked by water-driven prayer wheels.
The temple, precariously perched on a hair-raising ravine about 1,000 metres above the valley floor, is considered sacrosanct as it was in a cave within this temple that the eight century tantric saint, Padmasambhava, subdued the evils who obstructed the teachings of the Buddha. The saint is believed to have come to Taktshang in a fiery wrathful form riding a tigress. Over the years, many Buddhist saints have meditated in and around the temple and discovered numerous hidden treasure teachings.
Visit the ruins of Drugyel Dzong enroute. The fortress known as the “Castle of the Victorious Drukpa”, is a symbol of Bhutan’s victory over the Tibetan invasions in the 17th and 18th centuries. We can also get a view of the sacred mountain, Jumolhari, along the way. Evening walk around the town for shopping and Cultural show at hotel
Overnight at hotel
Day 7 : Paro- Delhi/Bangkok/Katmandu
After breakfast drive to Paro international Airport and fly out
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