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The flight to Paro is one of the most spectacular in entire Himalayas. Whether flying along the
Himalayan range from Kathmandu or over the foothills from Kolkatta, the journey offers
fascinating views and an exciting descent into the Kingdom. Bhutan’s first gift to you as you
disembark from the aircraft will be cool, clean fresh mountain air. After immigration formalities
and baggage collection, you will be met by our representative, and afterwards drive to
Thimphu, the capital town of Bhutan with en-route stop at Chuzom, the confluence of Thimphu
and Paro rivers. Three different style of stupas ; Tibetan, Nepalese and Bhutanese adorn this
confluence. Shortly before reaching Chuzom, you will see on your left Tschogang Lhakhang,
“the temple of the excellent horse”. It is a private temple, built in 15th century, as the result of
visitation from Balaha, the excellent horse, a manifestation of Chenrezig, the compassionate
Arrive Thimphu and check-into the hotel. Thimphu earlier a small settlement was developed in to a town and became the new capital of Bhutan. The city sprawls across the western slopes of the Wang Chuu river valley, with several government offices located around Trashichoe dzong, the 17th Century fortress monastry is today the seat of Bhutanese government. The main thoroughfare is lined with shops, restaurants, retail arcades and public buildings. Afternoon proceed for a city tour :
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 to Trashichhoe dzong, “fortress of the glorious religion”. This is the centre of government and religion, site of monarch’s throne room and seat of Je Khenpo or Chief Abbot. Built in 1641 by the political and religious unifier of Bhutan, Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, it was reconstructed in 1960s in traditional Bhutanese manner, without nails or architectural plans.
Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu. (Altitude 2400m)
This morning after a breakfast at the hotel, depart for a visit of Tango Goemba (30 minutes drive
& 01 hour walk) .
Tango Goemba or monastery was founded by Lama Gyalwa Lhanangpa in the 12th century and the present building was built in the 15th century by the ‘Divine Madman’, Lama Drukpa Kunley. In 1616 Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal visited Tango and meditated in a cave near the monastery. His meditation helped ensure the defeat of an invading Tibetan army. The head Lama, a descendent of Lama Drukpa Kunley presented the goemba to Shabdrung, who carved a sandalwood statue of Chenrezig which he installed in the monastery. The picturesque threestorey tower and several surrounding buildings were built in the 18th century by the eighth Desi, Druk Rabgye and Shabdrung Jigme Chhogyel added the golden roof in the 19th century. Situated north of Thimphu, one way it takes about 30 minutes drive and one hour walk through shaded rhododendron forests to reach the monastery. Later return to the hotel.
Afternoon visit the National Library, the library houses 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 in the afternoon visit Textile and Folk Heritage Museum, a fascinating testimony of the Bhutanese material culture and living traditions. Also visit the government-run Handicrafts Emporium and local crafts shops, to browse through example of Bhutan's fine traditional arts constituting hand-woven textiles, thangkha paintings, masks, ceramics, slate and wood carvings, jewelry, interesting items made from local materials.
Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu. (Altitude 2400m)
After early breakfast, drive to Gangtey across Dochu-la pass (3,088m/ 10,130 ft) stopping briefly
here to take in the view and admire the chorten, mani wall, and prayer flags which decorate the
highest point on the road. If skies are 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.
Then proceed to Gangtey. The valley of Gangtey is one of the most beautiful spots in Bhutan. The surprise of finding such a wide, flat valley without any trees after the hard climb through dense forests is augmented by an impression of vast space, and extremely rare experience in Bhutan where most of the valley’s are tightly enclosed.
Evening take a stroll around fascinating Gangtey Village. Overnight at the hotel in Gangtey (Altitude 3000m).
Morning visit Gangtey Goempa. Perched on a small hill that rises from the valley floor, the
Gangtey Monastery is the only Nyingmapa monastery on the western side of the Black Mountain’s and also the biggest Nyingmapa monastery in Bhutan. The Monastery is
surrounded by a large village inhabited mainly by the families of the 140 Gomchens who take
care of the Monastery.
Later explore fascinating Phobjikha valley. This place is the winter home of black necked cranes that migrate from the arid plains in the north to pass winter winter in milder and lower climate.
Phobjikha, at an altitude of 2900 m, falls under the district of Wangduephodrang and lies on the periphery of the Black Mountain National Park. The valley boasts two beautiful meandering rivers, Nakay Chhu (Chhu Naap-black water) and Gay Chhu (Chhu Karp-white water).
Overnight at the hotel in Gangtey (Altitude 3000m).
After breakfast drive to Punakha en route visiting newly developed Wangduephodrang town.
Afternoon excursion to Chimi Lhakhang. Situated on a hillock in the centre of the valley, this
temple is dedicated to Lama Drukpa Kuenley, who in the late 15th century used humour, songs
and outrageous behaviour to dramatise his teachings and due to this also known as ‘Divine
Madman’. This temple is also known as the temple of fertility. It is widely believed that couples
who do not have children and wanting one, if they pray at this temple, they are usually blessed
with a child very soon. It is about 30 minute walk across field from the road to the temple. The
trail leads across rice fields to the tiny settlement of Pana, meaning ‘field’. It then follows a tiny
stream downhill to Yoaka and across more fields before making a short climb to Chimi
Overnight at the hotel in Punakha (Altitude 1300m).
Morning a beautiful hike takes one to the regal Khamsum Yuelley Namgel Chorten, which was
built to remove negative forces and promote peace, stability and harmony in the changing
world. The Chorten dominates the upper Punakha Valley with commanding views across the
Mo Chhu and up towards the mountainous peaks of Gasa and beyond.
Afternoon visit Punakha Dzong. Built strategically at the junction of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve as the religious and administrative centre of the region, Punakha Dzong has played an important role in Bhutan’s history.
Damaged by four catastrophic fires and an earthquake, the Dzong has been now fully restored.
Overnight at the hotel in Punakha (Altitude 1300m).
After breakfast we continue our fascinating journey towards Paro, en route visit Simtokha
Simtokha Dzong was built in 1627 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, it stands on a low ridge 8 km down the valley from Thimphu. The Institute for Language and Cultural Studies is located within the premises. The most noteworthy artistic feature of this dzong is the series of over 300 finely worked slate carvings behind the prayer wheels in the courtyard. Later continue the drive towards Paro.
Arrive in Paro and check in at your hotel.
This afternoon is dedicated to explore Paro and its surrounding.
Afternoon 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. After the visit 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.
Overnight at the hotel in Paro (Altitude 2200m).
After breakfast the morning is reserved to visit Taktsang Monastry, one of the fabulous
locations in the known world. The Taktsang Monastery is one of the most famous of Bhutan’s monasteries, perched on the side of a cliff 900m above the Paro valley floor. It is said that Guru
Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery and hence it is
called ‘Tiger’s Nest’. This site has been recognized as a most sacred place and visited by
Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1646 and now visited by all Bhutanese at least once in their
lifetime. On 19 April, 1998, a fire severely damaged the main structure of building but now this
Bhutanese jewel has been restored to its original splendour.
Afternoon 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 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. Later return to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Paro (Altitude 2200m).
After breakfast depart Paro for flight to onward destination.
After breakfast depart Paro for flight to onward destination
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