Bhutan

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Bhutan

  • The distance of about 55kms from Paro town and about 50km from airport takes around 1hr excluding the stops. Drive south following Pachu River to the river confluence at Chuzom. Along the way to Chunzom, you will first pass villages like Bondey, right after the airport. Then the next village is Shaba and at Isuna, the road crosses bridge to the other side of river. Just 5kms before Chuzom is Tamchog Lhakhang, a private temple owned by the descendents of famous Tibetan bridge-builder Thangtong Gyalpo. Chhuzom (Confluence) is the juncture of Thimphu river (Wang Chu) and Paro river (Pa Chhu). Chuzom is also a major road junction, with southwest road leading to Haa (79km), south road to Phuntsholing (141km) and northeast to Thimphu (30km). From Chuzom, the road follows Wangchu River upstream as you pass through villages and suburbs to the capital, Thimphu. The notable villages you will see along the way are Kharbije, on the opposite side of the river, small Sitsina, where you can stop to see the small nunnery, Khasadrapchhu with Hydro plant and shops, Namseling with extensive rice paddies, apple orchards and several old houses. As you approach Thimphu, the suburbs are Simtokha and Lungtenphu
  • Meal: - Dinner
  • After Breakfast this morning, go for sight-seeing. (Buddhist temple was made in the memory of 3rd Druk Gyalpo of Bhutan Chang Gangkha Monastery & Archery ground. Handicrafts Emporium The Folk Heritage Museum – Textile Museum. Motithang Takin Preserve, located in the Motithang district of Thimphu, Bhutan is a wildlife reserve area for takin, the national animal of Bhutan.
  • Meal: Breakfast | Dinner
  • The Dochula Pass is a mountain pass in the snow covered Himalayas within Bhutan on the road from Thimpu to Punakha where 108 memorial chortens or stupas known as "Druk Wangyal Chortens" have been built by Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuk, the eldest Queen Mother. Apart from the chortens there is a monastery called the Druk Wangyal Lhakhang (temple), built in honour of the fourth Druk Gyalpo (head of the state of Bhutan), Jigme Singye Wangchuck; the open grounds in its front yard is a venue for the annual Dochula Druk Wangyel Festival. The pass with 108 memorial chortens is adjacent to the country's first Royal Botanical Park.
  • Meal: Breakfast | Dinner
  • Drive back to Paro and start today's tour with Paro Dzong, perhaps the finest example of Bhutanese architecture as well as a local religious administrative centre. Later visit Ta Dzong, an ancient watchtower housing the National Museum, with abundant culture relics. Next go to Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan and ends at a local farm house, where you can chat with local people, see how they live and may taste some homemade wine.
  • Overnight: Paro
  • Meal: Breakfast | Dinner
  • Paro Taktsang (Dzongkha: also known as the Taktsang Palphug Monastery and the Tiger's Nest), is a prominent Himalayan Buddhist sacred site and the temple complex is located in the cliffside of the upper Paro valley in Bhutan.
  • A temple complex was first built in 1692, around the Taktsang Senge Samdup cave where Guru Padmasambhava is said to have meditated for three years, three months, three weeks, three days and three hours in the 8th century. Padmasambhava is credited with introducing Buddhism to Bhutan and is the tutelary deity of the country. Today, Paro Taktsang is the best known of the thirteen taktsang or "tiger lair" caves in which he meditated.
  • The temple devoted to Padmasambhava (also known as Gu-ru mTshan-brgyad Lhakhang, "the Temple of the Guru with Eight Names") is an elegant structure built around the cave in 1692 by Gyalse Tenzin Rabgye. It has become the cultural icon of Bhutan. A popular festival, known as the Tsechu, held in honor of Padmasambhava, is celebrated in the Paro valley sometime during March or April
  • Rinpung Dzong is a large dzong - Buddhist monastery and fortress - of the Drukpa Lineage of the Kagyu School in Paro District, Bhutan. It houses the district Monastic Body and government administrative offices of Paro Dzongkhag. It is listed as a tentative site in Bhutan's Tentative List for UNESCO inclusion
  • Paro (Dzongkha :) is a town and seat of Paro District, in the Paro Valley of Bhutan. It is a historic town with many sacred sites and historical buildings scattered throughout the area. It is also home to Paro Airport, Bhutan's sole international airport
  • Meal: Breakfast | Dinner
  • Today your trip is over and after breakfast your guide will take you to Paro International Airport to board your departure flight, and you return back with lots of good memories!!i
  • Meal: Breakfast

Inclusions:

  • All accommodation in standard room on twin sharing basis
  • Hotels based on 3*/4* star category only
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Transportation and sightseeing as per the itinerary only.
  • Paro Pick Vehicle-1 Hicebus
  • Paro Airport Drop- Vehicle-1 Hicebus
  • Vehicle for Bhutan (Bhutan Number Vehicle)- 1 Hicebus
  • Meal Plan-B/fast, Dinner =MAP.
  • Room: 3 Twin Sharing Room.

Exclusions:

  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone bills, bar bills, tips & gratuity, bottled water and cost for other activities such as rafting, rock climbing, paragliding, porterage, etc.
  • Guide for any meal plans
  • Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Entrance Fees for museums and monuments.
  • No refreshment at any time (doesn’t include bed tea or evening tea)
  • Four and five star hotels can be provided at an additional cost
  • Any increase in taxes or fuel price, leading to increase in cost on surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.
  • Any form of Insurance.
  • Anything which is not included in the inclusion.

Immigration regulation formalities (Applicable to Indians, Bangladeshi & Maldives Nationality).Above nationals intending to visit Bhutan are required to carry any of the following valid 'Travel Documents'

  • Valid Indian Passport having validity of minimum 6 months or
  • Voter Identity Card.
  • Passport Size Color Photograph (3 Nos.).

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