Bhutan At A Glance
December 10, 2017
Glimpses Of Bhutan
December 10, 2017

Delightful Bhutan

Customizable Tour: 4 Nights 5 Days

A wonderful combination of adventure and excitement is waiting for you throughout this 7-day trip to the mountains of Bhutan. Bhutan’s culture, customs, scenic surroundings, spectacular monuments and warm-hearted people act as a magnet to entice tourists from near and far. Visit its wonderful Tibetan-style National Memorial Chorten and Kuensel Phodrang Nature Park that is recognized for its world-famous 169-feet tall Shakyamuni Buddha statue. Visit the valley town of Paro and hike to Paro Taktsang, a sacred Buddhist site perched on a hill and enclosed by a breathtaking view. This tour to the mountains of Bhutan presents you with a wonderful rejuvenation time.

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day Wise

Day 1 – Arrival

Arrive at Paro International Airport and Drive to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan.You can visit the Traditional Arts, Crafts Museum and the National Library of Bhutan.

Day 2 – Thimphu City Tour

Today proceed on a sightseeing tour of the capital city. Visit the National Memorial Chorten, Thimphu Dzong, Kuensel Phodrang Nature Park, Tango Monastery, Arts and Crafts School & the Folk Heritage Museum along with the National Library and the Paper Making Factory. Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 3 – Excursion to Paro

After a hearty breakfast, proceed to Paro. A 2-hour ride, here you get to see the auspicious Kyichu Lhakhang, which is a sacred monument that was built in 659 A.D by the Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo. Also, head over to Paro Dzong, that’s also known as the Rinpung Dzong. It is an extravagant monastery and now functions as the local administrative center and as a school for monks. Overnight in Paro.

Day 4 – Tiger’s Nest Trek

Today we will hike till the Tigers Nest Monastery. Located on a cliff about 900 meters above the Paro Valley, this trek shall take 2 hours. Admire the serene beauty around and get lost in the mesmeric milieu. The climb to the viewpoint will take around 1 and a half hours, and from there one can admire the fantastic view of the monastery that’s hinged at the side of the cliff. Halt for refreshment at the View Point Cafeteria and then resume your walk further up to the monastery, that’ll take another hour.

Day 5 – Departure

This day marks the culmination of the trip. Get transferred to the port of your departure.

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About Destination

Paro

Located in the Paro Valley of Bhutan, the eponymous town of Paro is dotted with several historical sites. Paro is the perfect destination for anyone who prefers to spend time by themselves in the lap of nature, far from the madding crowd. The main street is adorned with colorful wooden shops, houses, and restaurants. The Taktsang Palphug Monastery popularly known as Paro Taktsang is a Buddhist temple situated in the upper portion of the Paro Valley and is a beautiful monastery. Guru Padmasambhava, who introduced Buddhism to Bhutan, meditated here for three years, three months, three weeks, three days and three hours. You will be able to witness the famous dzong style of architecture if you visit Rinpung Dzong, which is an intricate wooden structure made of large beams that are held together without a single nail! The National Museum of Bhutan is actually a ‘ ta dzong’ (meaning Watchtower) that was later renovated to host the museum. Shaped like a conch shell, the museum has an excellent collection of Buddhist thangkas. However, note that you will not be allowed to enter with a camera, but you can click pictures of the building and its surrounding areas.

Thimpu

Famous for its wonderful natural beauty and exclusive culture, Thimphu is the administrative capital and largest city of the picturesque kingdom of Bhutan. Being the most modern city in Bhutan with several restaurants, cafes, nightclubs and shopping centers, Thimphu has maintained its cultural identification. The existence of spirituality in the air combinations well with the Buddhist traditions, and fills the environment with peacefulness. The cultural focus continues to be on maintaining customs in every part of life here. Thimphu is acknowledged as the only capital city in the world that does not use traffic light system. Bhutan has a lot of spiritual sites and locations of culture to visit such as the Buddha Dordenma Statue, Tashichho Dzong monastery and fortress, the National Memorial Chorten, National Folk Heritage Museum, National Textile Museum, Changangkha Lhakhang monastery, Motithang Takin Preserve and a host of other sites. Most of the tourism revolves around the holy sites of Buddhism, both modern and ancient ones. However, nature-related tours, treks, hikes and trail walking are very popular here as well due to the natural beauty of the surrounding areas of Thimpu and the region in general.