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Places to Visit : Thimphu, Paro, Tiger’s Nest Monastery

Day 1: Arrival at Paro Airport, Drive to Thimphu

  1. Visit to Tashi Chhoedzong: this splendid dzong, north of the city on the west bank of the Wang Chhu river, seems to fit seamlessly into the valley, lending the city both regal splendor and monastic weight. The dzong was the site of the lavish formal coronation of the fifth King in 2008 and hosts the city’s biggest annual bash, the colorful tsechu festivities.

Day 2: Thimphu

  1. Visit to National Institute for Zorig Chusum commonly known as ‘The Painting School’, operates four- to six-year courses that provide instruction in Bhutan’s 13 traditional arts.
  2. Visit to National Textile Museum, which is Thimphu’s best museum, is a part of the Royal Textile Academy, and is the place to learn about Bhutan’s living national art of thagzo (weaving).
  3. Visit to Motithang Takin Preserver, a short distance up the road to the BBS tower view-point is a trail leading to a large fenced enclosure that was originally established as a zoo. It’s worthwhile taking the time to see these oddball mammals.
  4. Visit to Changangkha Lhakhang: this popular temple, perched like a fortress on a ridge above central Thimphu, hums with pilgrim activity. It was established in the 12th century on a site chosen by Lama Phajo Drukgom Zhigpo, who came from Ralung in Tibet.
  5. Visit to Buddha Dordenma (KuenselPhodrang also known as Buddha point) is a huge 51.5 m tall steel statue of Buddha Dordenma, which commands the entry to the Thimphu valley.

Day 3: Thimphu-Paro

  1. Visit to Tamchog Lhakhang, a private temple that is across the river and owned by the descendants of the famous Tibetan bridge-builder Thangthong Gyalpo. The traditional iron bridge here was reconstructed in 2005 using some of Thangthong’s original chain links from Duksum in eastern Bhutan.
  2. Visit to National Museum, perched above Paro Dzong is called as Ta Dzong (Watchtower), built in 1649 to protect the undefended dzong and renovated in 1968 to house the National Museum. The unusual round building is said to be in the shape of a conch shell with 2.5m thick walls.
  3. Visit to Paro dzong: Paro Dzong has high point of Bhutanese architecture. The massive buttressed walls that tower over the town are visible throughout the valley. It was formerly the meeting hall for the National Assembly and now, like most dzongs, houses both the monastic body and district government offices including the local courts.
  4. Visit to Kyichu Lhakhang: a short drive from Paro is Kyichu Lhakhang, one of Bhutan’s oldest and most beautiful temples. The temple is popularly believed to have been built in 659 by king Songtsen Gampo of Tibet, to pin down the left foot of a giant ogress who was the thwarting the establishment of Buddhism in Tibet.

Day 4: Paro

  1. Visit to Takshang Goemba: it’s also known as Tiger’s Nest Monastery which is the most famous monasteries and has most photogenic scene, hanging onto what looks from afar like a sheer vertical cliff. Tradition says that the building is anchored to the cliff face by the hairs of khandroma (dakini; female celestial being), who transported the building materials up onto the cliff on their backs.

Day5: Depart from Paro

  • Private guided tour
  • Visas for Bhutan
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily 3 meals (B/L/D) at designated restaurants or hotels
  • Accommodation at 3 star hotel
  • A qualified & licensed English-speaking guide
  • An experienced driver
  • A tour vehicle
  • Entry fees & road permits
  • Government fee, royalty, taxes & surcharges
  • Mineral bottled water
  • Flight into Bhutan via Drukair (can be arranged with us)
  • Flight on other airline to catch Drukair Flight
  • Meals at 4-5 stars restaurants
  • Hotel stay outside of Bhutan
  • Expenditure of personal nature
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for the guide and driver
  • Alcoholic drink

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