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BHUTAN – 04 NIGHTS/05 DAYS

Tour Code:- LB501

Thimphu (2 N), Paro (2 N) 

Day 1: ARRIVE PARO – THIMPHU (Approx. 65 km/ 2 hours)

Arrive at Paro International Airport. After arrival, proceed to the immigration counter. Complete Immigration formalities and we will receive you at the outside of the airport terminal. You will be transferred to Thimphu (Alt 8979 ft/2736 M).

Thimphu - is the capital and the largest city of the Kingdom of Bhutan. Thimphu is the political and economic hub of Bhutan. Arrive at Thimphu and check-in to your hotel.

Later proceed for short sightseeing of Thimphu.

(Sightseeing on this day won’t be possible if the flight arrival time is beyond 2 pm)

Memorial Chorten -. The Memorial Chorten also is known as Thimpu Chorten, the elaborate golden peak representing the crescent moon and sun is one of Thimphu's most striking religious landmarks.

Overnight stay in Thimphu.

Day 2: THIMPHU SIGHTSEEING

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, proceed for full day sightseeing tour of Thimphu.

Kuensel Phodrang – The Buddha statue was cast in bronze & was constructed in China. The statue is one of the tallest Buddha statues in the world.

Takin Reserve & Mini Zoo –  Takin is considered extremely rare mammal & is the National Animal of Bhutan. Adding to your wish list hidden in a fold of the forest-draped hills high above Thimphu, a herd of takin makes their home in the Mothithang Takin Preserve. Formerly it was a small zoo, now it is the most popular sightseeing & tourist attraction in Thimphu, Bhutan.

Anim Dratshang (Nunnery) – Another popular tourist attraction in Thimphu, Just on the hillside above Thimphu's Tashichho Dzong, just off Gaden Lam, stands Thangtong Dewachen Dupthop Nunnery. It’s the home of around 60 nuns. The modest structure was built in 1976 by the 16th incarnation of Thangtong Gyelpo. The road to the nunnery offers magnificent views of Tashichho Dzong, while the small complex houses a covered Chorten and an unusual pillar topped with two carved deer (symbolic of the Deer Park at Sarnath, where Buddha first taught after his enlightenment) and a wheel of law.

Folk Heritage Museum – Situated outskirts from Thimphu main town Folk Heritage Museum recreates a traditional Bhutanese family home inside a beautiful 19th century rammed earth and timber building. The museum is approximately 15 years old. The museums exhibit various items related to the Bhutanese tradition, culture, & life.     

Royal Textile Academy & Museum –  The Royal Textile Academy & Museum was founded to promote the art of weaving & preserve it since it’s an important part of Bhutanese tradition & culture. The museum, housed in an impressive modern building, celebrates the country's vibrant and varied tradition of hand weaving.

Handicrafts Market – An interesting market with local items and bargain price handicraft goods.

Tashichho Dzong – It is a Buddhist Monastery situated in the western bank of Wang Chu River, a few kilometers north of central Thimphu, Tashichho Dzong looks every inch the seat of government. While the National Assembly no longer convenes inside the fortress's whitewashed walls, today the dzong still houses the throne room and the king's offices as well as the ministries of home affairs and finance.

Overnight stay in Thimphu.

Day 3: THIMPHU – PARO (Approx. 65 km/ 2 hours)

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, you will be transferred to Paro (Alt 7300 ft/2230 M). Arrive Paro by the afternoon and proceed for a brief sightseeing of Paro.

Paro – Paro is one of the important towns of Bhutan in the Paro Valley, Paro is the home of the only International Airport (PBH) in Bhutan. Paro is the place where Bhutan’s most famous sightseeing point  Taktsang Monastery popularly known as Tiger’s Nest is present. The closest town to Paro is Thimpu the capital of Bhutan with is about 1 hour & 20 minutes. Paro has more proximity to religious & historical background. 

Depending upon a time left some sightseeing in the afternoon.

Kyichu Lakhang – Kyichu Lhakhang is one of the famous & important Himalayan Buddhist temple situated in Lango Gewog of Paro District, Bhutan.  Paro's Kyichu Lhakhang is believed to hold the demoness's left foot in place. With its tiered roof and luminous white walls, the lhakhang's age is not immediately apparent. It is only inside the monastery's ancient heart, the Jowo Lhakhang, that the sanctuary's long history is palpable.

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.

Ta Dzong – It’s the National Museum of Bhutan.

Overnight stay in Paro.

Day 4: PARO SIGHTSEEING

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, proceed to visit one of the famous sites in Paro.

Tiger Nest - From a distance, Bhutan's most iconic building seems to float, weightless, halfway up a sheer cliff-face, 900 meters (3,000 feet) above the floor of the Paro Valley. As you wind your way breathlessly up the long, steep path towards Taktsang Lhakhang, the monastery periodically reveals itself, rising out of the forest, closer and more solid with each re-appearance. Overnight stay in Paro.

Day  5: DEPART PARO

After breakfast check out & transfer to the airport to board your flight back home. Farewell and tour end.

 

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