• Vision of Bhutan

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    If 5 days is all you could give yourself to Bhutan, we will give you more than pure sensory delight to behold. Enjoy breathtaking view of mountains and valleys. Enchant yourself in Bhutanese architecture. Be blessed by pervading healing and enervating energies that surround you. Breathe in a new vision of life for yourself.

  • Day 1 - Arrive Paro By DrukAir

     

    The flight into Paro is one of the most spectacular and a befitting entry into one of the most exclusive destinations in the world.

     

    Snow capped mountain peaks, dense forests and isolated monasteries on hilltops greet you as the craft descends into rice growing valley of Paro.

     

    At the airport our representative will be there to receive you and drive you to Thimphu, the capital, 52 kms away. It is a beautiful drive following the flow of the Paro and Thimphu rivers.

     

    Overnight at hotel in Thimphu.

    Day 2 - Thimphu - Punakha

     

    After breakfast sightseeing in Thimphu begins with a visit to Trashichhodzong, the 17th medieval fortress from where the country is ruled.

     

    The next stop is the National Library, which has a vast collection of ancient Buddhist texts and manuscripts. Next is the Painting School, famous for traditional thangkha paintings. Here you will see, students at work producing intricate design on cloth.

     

    The next stop is the Traditional Medicine Institute where centuries old healing arts still practiced followed by the Textile and Folk Heritage Museum, which offers a fascinating testimony of the Bhutanese material culture and living traditions.

     

    After lunch visit the Handicrafts Emporium which displays a wide assortment of beautifully handwoven and crafted products. Then drive to the Memorial Chorten, a stupa built in the memory of Bhutan’s Third King. The paintings and statues inside this monument provide insight into Buddhist philosophy. In the evening, drive to Punakha across Dochula pass (3,050m).

     

    Overnight at hotel in Punakha.

    Day 3 - Punakha - Wangduephodrang - Paro

     

    After breakfast visit Punakha Dzong, built on the confluence of two rivers, and the most beautiful of Bhutan’s ancient fortresses. Then visit the local market on the way to the Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, the newly built stupa.

     

    Then drive to the adjacent district of Wangduephodrang, famous for its bamboo products, slate and stone carvings. In Wangduephodrang the Punatshangchhu river flowing from Punakha appears emerald green as if meanders gently past the rocky hills on which is perched the Wangduephodrang Dzong.

     

    After lunch drive to Paro with a short stop at Dochula pass to take in the breathtaking views of the southern himalayan range. Visit Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress of the Kingdom built in 1627, which now houses the School for Buddhist studies.

     

    Overnight at hotel in Paro.

     

    Day 4 - Paro

     

    After breakfast visit Ta Dzong, the National Museum of the Kingdom. Built as Watch Tower for defence in the 17th century, since 1967 it has been the National Museum and holds a fascinating collection of art, artifacts, thangkha paintings and Bhutan’s exquisite postage stamps.

     

    Walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong, which has a long and fascinating history. After lunch drive north of Paro valley to the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong from where several invasion by Tibetan armies were repelled in the 17th century. Visit a traditional Bhutanese Farmhouse and get acquainted with the lifestyle of local people.

     

    While returning to Paro town visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom.

     

    Overnight at hotel in Paro.

     

    Day 5 - Paro Airport

     

    After breakfast drive to airport for flight to onward destination.

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