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Kingdom of Bhutan
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Duration : 8 Days / 7  Nights
Valid From 18-May-2017  To 30-May-2017
Day 1 : Paro Arrival – Thimphu

Kuzuzangpo La !!!! Welcome to Bhutan- The land of Thunder Dragon. On arrival at Paro airport meet & greet at the airport and transfer to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. This is the largest city of the Royal Kingdom of Bhutan. It is situated in the western central part of Bhutan and the surrounding valley. It was established as a capital in 1955. The beautiful valley is located at an elevation of 7656 ft above the sea level covering total 26 km sq. Having the total population of around 104000 according to the 2015 census. Explore the city in the evening

Day 2 : Thimphu Local Sightseeing

Today after a leisurely breakfast, Proceed to visit in & around Thimphu city. Today we will explore King’s Memorial Chorten, The Memorial Chorten of Thimphu was conceived by Thinley Norbu (1904–1987),according to the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism It was erected in 1974 in memory of Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, 3rd Druk Gyalpo, who had died in 1972. The main patron was the Druk Gyalpo's mother, Phuntsho Choden.


Changangkha Lhakhang, It was established in the 12th century on a site chosen by Lama Phajo Drukgom Shigpo, who came from Ralung in Tibet. Parents traditionally come here to get auspicious names for their newborns or blessings for their young children from the protector deity Tamdrin. Folk Heritage Museum, The Museum dedicates itself to connecting people with the rich Bhutanese Folk heritage and rural history through exhibits, demonstrations, educational programs and documentation of Bhutanese rural life. The Museum will strive to disseminate the rich cultural heritage across generations by preserving it in different forms.


National Painting School, also known as Zorig Chusum in Bhutanese language, the institute, commonly known as 'the painting school', operates four- to six-year courses that provide instruction in Bhutan's 13 traditional arts. Students specialise in painting (furniture, thangka s – painted religious pictures, usually on canvas), woodcarving (masks, statues, bowls), embroidery (hangings, boots, clothes) or statue-making (clay). The craft demonstrations are a photographers' dream and it's hard not to be impressed with the skill and discipline of the young students.

After that have your lunch and post lunch explore the Traditional Handicraft Market. Overnight stay at Thimphu. 

Day 3 : Thimphu Local Sightseeing

Today after leisurely breakfast take your way to visit the Remaining sightseeing of Thimphu as....

Motithang Mini Zoo, actually it’s a Takin Preserve center,the local mythology related to declaring takin as the national animal of Bhutan is dated to the 15th century. A Tibetan saint by the name Drukpa Kunley, popularly called by the epithet “The Divine Madman” is credited with creating the tamin with unique features. Drukpa Kunley, who was not only a religious preacher but also a proficient tantric, was requested by the people of Bhutan during one of his religious lectures to conjure a miracle before them. The saint agreed to do so provided he was fed for lunch, a whole cow and a whole goat. Once served, he devoured the food of both animals and left out the bones. He then took out the head of the goat and fixed it to the skeleton of the cow and uttered abracadabra and the magic worked. With a snap, he created a live animal, which had the head of the goat and the body of the cow.[1]The animal sprang up and moved on to the meadows to graze. The animal was then given the name dong gyem tsey (takin). Since then this animal has been a common sight in the hills of Bhutan. Because of this magical creation with high religious connotation, the animal has been adopted as the national animal of Bhutan

BBS Tower, Its a viewpoint from where the whole Thimphu city can be viewed. You can take some nice snap from the point.

The Great Buddha Dordenma is a gigantic Shakyamuni Buddha statue completed construction on September 25th 2015 in the mountains of Bhutan celebrating their 60th anniversary of fourth king Jigme Singye Wangchuck. The statue will house over one hundred thousand smaller Buddha statues, each of which, like the Great Buddha Dordenma itself, will be made of bronze and gilded in gold.[2] The Great Buddha Dordenma is sited amidst the ruins of Kuensel Phodrang, the palace of Sherab Wangchuck, the thirteenth Desi Druk, overlooking the southern approach to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. Upon completion, it will be one of the largest Buddha rupas in the world, at a height of 169 feet (51.5 meters).

Tashichhoedzong is a Buddhist monastery and fortress on the northern edge of the city of Thimphu in Bhutan, on the western bank of the Wang Chu (River). It has traditionally been the seat of the Druk Desi (or "Dharma Raja"), the head of Bhutan's civil government, an office which has been combined with the kingship since the creation of the monarchy in 1907, and summer capital of the country. It was built by the first Dharma Raja, who also founded the Lho-drukpa sect of Buddhism, which has remained the distinctive sect of Bhutan. The correct transliteration of the vernacular name—Bkrashis-chhos-rdzong, meaning "the fortress of auspicious doctrine" — is, according to Dr. Graham Sandberg, Tashichodzong

Evening free for leisure and personal activities.

Day 4 : Thimphu – Punakha

Today after breakfast take your way to Punakha, it was the capital of Bhutan and the seat of government until 1955, when the capital was moved to Thimphu. It is about 72 km away from Thimphu and it takes about 3 hours by car from the capital Thimphu. On the way visit the Dochula Pass, 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. On arrival at Punakha, visit Punakha Dzong. According to a local legend, the sage Padmasambhava prophesized that “a person named Namgyal will arrive at a hill that looks like an elephant”. Ngawang Namgyal, 1st Zhabdrung Rinpoche, found the peak of the hill, which appeared in the shape of trunk of an elephant as prophesized, and built the dzong in 1637-38.

 

Day 5 : Punakha - Paro

After breakfast take your way to Paro, is a town and seat of Paro District, located in the Paro Valley of Bhutan. It is a historic town with many sacred sites and historical buildings scattered through the area. It is also home to Paro Airport, Bhutan's sole international airport. On arrival at Paro, visit the National Museum, Established in 1968, in the renovated ancient Ta-dzong building, above Rinpung Dzong under the command of His Majesty, the King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, the third hereditary Monarch of Bhutan. Also visit the Ta Dzong. The watchtower. Also visit the Paro Dzong, also known as 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.

Day 6 : Paro Local Sightseeing

Today after an early breakfast proceed to visit the beautiful sightseeing of Paro valley.The valley is located at an altitude of 7200 Ft above sea level having around 15000 population. Paro Airport has been described as "the most difficult commercial airport in the world". The airport has only one runway. Airplanes on approach pass by 5,500m Himalayan mountain peaks, and the 1,980m runway length presents a double challenge, due to the extremely low density altitude at the site. As a result, only a handful of airline pilots (8 as of December 2014) are certified to operate commercial airplanes there. About 30,000 persons arrive at the airport each year.

Early morning proceed for a amazing trek towards Taktshang Monastery, also known as Tiger nest Monastery. The hike is about 3hrs uphill’s trek. According to the legend related to this Taktsang which literally means "Tiger's lair", it is believed that Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) flew to this location from Tibet on the back of a tigress from Khenpajong. Guru Padmasambhava founder of the meditations cave.

Also visit the Drugyel Dzong (Subject to operation), this is also known as victory fortresses. a fortress and Buddhist monastery, now in ruins, located in the upper part of the Paro District, Bhutan. The dzong was probably built by Tenzin Drukdra in 1649 at the behest of Ngawang Namgyal, Zhabdrung Rinpoche, to commemorate victory over an invasion from Tibet. Evening free for visit the local market of Paro or free for leisure at Hotel.

Day 7 : Paro – Haa Excursion

After breakfast, drive to Haa Valley, over the Chelela pass (3899 m). From the pass, good view of the Himalayan Ranges and the valley beyond can be spotted. Then continue the drive towards Haa. the districts of Paro, Chhukha and Samtse, Haa valley is one of the most picturesque places in the Kingdom, spread over an area of 1706 sq. Km Haa is made up of five counties and was closed to outside world until 2002. There is a military camp by the Indian Army. In Haa valley, visit Wangchucklo Dzong dating back to 1915 and Lhakhang Nakpo (Black temple) is said to have been built by pigeon emanation of King Songtsen Gampo in the 7th century and Lhakhang Karpo (white temple). After the visit drive back to Paro. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 8 : Departure at Paro Airport

Like all good things, your tour is also come to an end today. According to the flight timings, proceed to Paro airport for your onward journey with sweet memories.

Flight Schedule

Sector

Flight

Dep

Arr

Sector

Flight

Dep

Arr

BOM - PBH

KB/207

1145

1525

PBH - BOM

KB/206

0700

1045

COST

Cost per head on Twin Sharing

INR 69000/-

Extra Bed / Adult / Child

INR 55000/-

Child No Bed (5-12 Years)

INR 45000/-

Child 4 Years & below complimentary + Airfare will be as per actuals

Note
Inclusion
  • Mumbai – Paro – Mumbai return airfare in economy class by Druk Air.
  • Assistance upon arrival at Paro Airport.
  • Meals – APAI (Catering Service - Pure VEG Jain / Marwari Meals)
  • All transfers / sightseeing by Non - Air Conditioned Toyota Coaster or Hiace as per the itinerary.
  • The vehicles are not at disposal. Permit / Immigration charges.
  • 01 Local Bhutanese tourist guide.
  • 01 Tour Escort throughout the tour.
  • All entry fees as per the sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Inclusive of Government Service Tax of 9% W.E.F. 22nd January 2017.
Exclusion
  • Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Prices included”.
  • The Services of Vehicle is not included on leisure days & after finishing the sightseeing tour as per the Itinerary.
  • Guide fee, Camera fee & any monument Entrances.
  • Medical & Travel insurance.
  • Any changes you may choose to make during your tour.
  • Additional costs due to flight cancellation, road blocks etc.
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