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Day 1 Paro Fly Paro

Bhutan Cultural Tour Package

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Day 1 Paro Fly Paro Fly to Paro, Bhutan, on Druk Air, the national airline of Bhutan. If you get a seat on the left side of the plane and if weather permits, you may have spectacular views of the high peaks of the Himalayas including the highest Mt. Everest 29,021ft. After visa formalities at the Paro airport , you are met by our Bhutanese guide and transferred to your hotel in Paro to provide you some rest. Later, in the evening your guide will take you to a tiny Paro town for orientation with the place and people. Overnight Stay. Day 2 Paro After breakfast at your Hotel get ready for Excursion to Tiger Nest Monastery Your hike this morning is to the site of Taktsang Monastery meaning Tiger’s nest, tragically wrecked in a fire of early 1998. Themonastery, which has now been rebuilt, is perched some 2,000ft600m up on a sheer cliff overlooking the valley and was said to be where the legendary Indian saint, Guru Padmasambhava, flew from Tibet on the back of a tiger todefeat five demons, who were opposing the spread of Buddhism in Bhutan.. The hike is about 1 & 12 hours to the teahouse, from where you may either opt to go further uphill to the monastery for about 1 hour. Lunch is served at the tea house with the majestic views of Taktsang above and the Paro valley at the bottom. The return trek to the road head is downhill and takes about a little more the time it has taken you to come up. Arrive in Paro and visit a typical Bhutanese villagehome. This visit will certainly provide you an insight on living style ofBhutanese villagers. Certain cooking demonstration will be performed for you to get idea on how Bhutanese delicacies like BUTTER TEA and EMA DATSI is prepared. Overnight Stay. Or Option No. 2 Take a tour of the national museum formally the watch tower takes approximately more than an hour. Also visit the mighty Rinpung Dzong 1646 AD where the Hollywood movie the Little Buddha was shot. Time permitting visit the oldest Buddhist temple of kyichu Lhakhang 7th century and dungtse temple 15th century. Overnight Stay. Day 3 Paro - Thimphu Thimphu After breakfast at the hotel in the morning, we drive an hour to the capital city of Thimphu the only capital city in the world without traffic lights. The total population is approximately 90,000 increased drastically in recent years. In Thimphu you will certainly visit several tourist attractions such as the Memorial Chorten, a shrine built in the memory of the late king, Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. Many Bhutanese people gather here to pray every day, Nunnery on the outskirts of Thimphu. You will then visit the School ofArts and Crafts or "painting school", where Bhutanese children can follow an eight year program in traditional arts, such as drawing, painting, woodcarving, and sculpture. This will be followed by a visit to the Heritage Museum, Changgangkha Lhakhang temple, national Library, Traditional Hospital and see how paper is made from the Daphne plant with cosmos flower petals and other plants. At the end of the day, we may also pay a visit to the great Tashichho Dzong, seat of Bhutan administrative and religious center. Overnight Stay. Day 4 Thimphu After breakfast you will get ready for Thimphu sightseeing, Visit the sights that you probably have missed yesterday. If you feel ok to hike,your guide will take to north of Thimphu 25 Kms north and hike to the temple of Cheri Goemba. This hike is short but steep. This monastery is the first where the first monk system was established in Bhutan by Shabdrung N Nangyal unifier of Bhutan at the beginning of the 17th century. This is quite a place and location where you will feel that you are on the roof of the world. Return back to the hotel and relax. Overnight stay. Day 5 Thimphu - Punakha After breakfast you will depart from Thimphu to Punakha Valley on the way you will enjoy the scenic beauty of Punakha Valley and see Rice Field and many more . En route stop at Dochu La Pass, 10,000ft3,048m to view the eastern Himalayas, including Bhutan highest mountain, Gangkar Punsum, 24,770ft7,550m. The road then drops down through varied ever changing forest, finally emerging into the highly cultivated Punakha valley. In the afternoon you will visit Punakha Dzong 1637 AD, one of the most impressive in the country situated between two mighty rivers basicallyknown to people male and female rivers. Time permitting visit the small town of Khuruthang in Punakha.Overnight Stay. Day 6 Punakha – Wangdue- Paro After breakfast excursion trip trip Wangdue. After breakfast you may visit a temple of fertility or Chimi Lhakhang . Chimi Lhakhang was built by lama Drukpa Kunley in 1499. He subdued the demoness of the Dochu la with his magic thunderbolt of wisdom, A wooden effigy of the Lama thunderbolt is preserved in the Lhakhang, and childless women go to the temple to receive a wang blessing from the saint. Later on drive to Paro. Day 7 Paro Departure After early breakfast at the hotel drive to Paro airport for your sensational takeoff and scenic Himalayan flight past Chomolhari, Bhutan second highest peak Inclusion in above cost: • Bhutan govt, tourists fees ($ 65 per night per person) • visa & sustainable tourism fees • Accommodations in Selected Hotels • All meals in Bhutan with evening tea/coffee • All private transfers and sightseeing with entrance fees. • Local English Speaking Tour Guide in both country • All permits for Bhutan (for Indian Nationality) • All Bhutan taxes and service charges • Bottled water on drives as complementary Not Included in above cost: • Visa other then Bhutan • Lunch and dinner while stay in Taj and Densa and Lunch during stay in Paro LeMeridien • Airfare • Travel / Medical Insurance (recommended). • All personal expenses including optional tips/gratuities, bar/beverages, telephone, laundry, gifts and other personal expenses. • Any additional cost of changing a confirmed itinerary by our own choice or due to your own health/medical reasons, or forced upon by Inclement weather, flight delays, political situation or other conditions beyond our control. • All other cost not listed in “included" section. Tour Cost Per Person With Standard 3 Star Hotels- USD 1500 Tour Cost Per Person With Standard 4 Star Hotels- USD 1700

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