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Trek Name: Glimpses of Bhutan Tour

Country : Bhutan

Activities:  Trekking./Hiking

Glimpses of Bhutan Tour

This tour provides glimpses into Bhutan's cultural life, religion, arts and architecture, are an opportunity to expand your horizons and make cross cultural connections. Our cultural adventures meader through the country's major cities, rural villages and majestic scenery. We visit festivals, monasteries, dzongs and museums. Trips that focus on special interests such as religion, arts and crafts, bird watching, plants, bicycling, or river rafting can also be arranged.

The highlights of Bhutan are featured in this short trip. You will visit Paro, Punakha, and the capitol, Thimphu. Your sightseeing will include Taktsang Monastery (the Tiger's nest), the Punakha Dzong, the winter residence of the Je Khenpo, and in Thimphu the National Memorial Chorten, the National Library and the Arts and Crafts School.

Day to day Itinerary

Day 01: Flight to Paro and drive to Thimpu

On flight, we will enjoy the breath taking views of Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga and other famous Himalayan peaks, including the sacred Mount Chomolhari and Jichu Drake of Bhutan. Upon arrival at Paro airport, we are met by our company representative and we drive to Thimpu-the capital City of Bhutan. This 2 hour drive snakes along the Paro and Thimphu rivers offering gorgeous scenic views at every turn. After lunch, visit the sights such as Memorial Chorten, National Library, Handicrafts Emporium where Bhutanese textiles and Painting School etc. Overnight hotel in Thimphu.

Day 02: Thimphu-Paro

Visit Simtokha Dzong-the oldest fortress of Bhutan, Tashichho Dzong - the main Secretariat Building, that houses king's throne and state monastic body, Pangri Zampa Monastery-the residence of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel . In the late afternoon, drive back to Paro.

Day 03 At Paro

Visit Drugyal Dzong -a ruined fortress - 16 km away from Paro town from where you can also enjoy the views of Mount Chomolhari "Abode of the Goddess Chomo". On the way back from Drugyal Dzong, we will visit a typical Bhutanese farm house. After lunch in the hotel, we will visit the National Museum (Ta-Dzong), which originally was the Watch Tower of the Paro Rinchen Pong Dzong. Visit Paro Rinchen Pong Dzong- the administrative seat of the district of Paro and it also contains a state monastic community of about 200 monks. In option to the visits of Dzong, you can take Takstang Monastery Hike. The monastery is perched on a rocky ledge with a sheer drop of nearly 800m and overlooks the Paro Valley and river. The round trip hike takes about 4 hrs. Evening free to stroll in Paro to shop or to visit some village homes.

Day 04 Paro-Departure

We are transferred to airport for our flight to next destination.

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