Bhutan, a country nestled in the Himalayas, is a blend of colours, of mountains and plains, snow and greens, skins and traditions, Bhutan is where brotherhood is best defined. Let’s take a journey to this land, where National Gross Happiness defines the country’s progress. Come and explore the beauty of the snow-clad mountains, the luscious green forests, the untouched traditions, the peaceful monasteries and the smiling faces of Bhutan.Description
• Day 1: Thimphu: Arrive at Paro International Airport, Drive to Thimphu and settle into a homestay
• Day 2: Thimphu: Thimphu Sightseeing
• Day 3: Thimphu: Day trip to Punakha via Dochu La Pas
• Day 4: Paro: Drive to Paro and Local Sightseeing
• Day 5: Paro: Tiger’s Nest Trek
• Day 6: Paro: Day trip to Haa Valley
• Day 7: Departure: Today we drive to Paro International Airport and Depart
Day 5, Tiger’s Nest Monastery Trek -
Located on a cliff about 900 meters (3000 feet) above the Paro Valley, we need about 2 hours of hiking to arrive at this spectacular monastery, where you will appreciate the extravagant architecture and take in the beauty of the Paro Valley. The climb up to the viewpoint will take around 1 1⁄2 hours and from there you will enjoy a spectacular view of the monastery clinging to the side of the cliff. Stop for refreshment at the View Point Cafeteria. Then walk further up to the monastery which will take about 1 hour. It is said that in the 8th century Guru Rinpoche flew on the back of a tigress from eastern Bhutan to this place and meditated in a cave here for 3 months.
Day 2, Thimphu -
National Memorial Chorten
Visit the National Memorial Chorten which is built in honour of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. Thimphu Dzong, the largest Dzong in Bhutan, is also the seat of the office of the King of Bhutan.
Kuensel Phodrang Nature Park
Thereafter, we will drive up to Kuensel Phodrang Nature Park where the 169 feet bronze statue of Buddha Dordenma, Vajra Throne Buddha is located. It is one of the largest statue of Buddha in the world.
Located 14 kilometres to the North of Thimphu is the Tango Monastery which was founded by Phajo Drugom Zhigpo in the 13th century. The monastery’s excellent architecture has stayed for decades now. It consists of six temples, each with unique architecture.Highlights
: Paro, BhutanDuration
: 7 days Voucher Redembtion
: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.