‘’Visit Bhutan Cultural Tour shows our clients the places within Thimphu and Paro. It gives an extended short journey for pleasure to the beautiful country of Gross National Happiness. ‘’
Day 01- Arrival in Paro – Thimphu (1 ½ Hrs.)
On arrival in Paro our representative will receive and transfer to Thimphu by car. After having lunch drive to Takin Preserve which houses the national animal- takin which is found only in Bhutan. Takin is an extremely rare member of goat family. Drive to Kuensel Phodrang and take a short leisure hike to the Kuensel Phodrang Nature Park and enjoy the full view of Thimphu Valley below. Drive to Visit Buddha Point and offer your prayers to the largest Buddha statue in the country and walk around to enjoy the great view of Thimphu valley below. Visit Memorial Chorten (temple) built in memory of the late 3rd King. Evening visit Tashichodzong which house the king’s throne. Evening relax in the hotel
Day 02-Thimphu- Paro
After breakfast visit the National Library which houses the collection of Bhutanese rich religious text and the contemporary Buddhism teachings from master all around the world. Drive further up to visit the Dechenphodrang monastic school and meet the young monks. Afternoon in Paro ,visit Ta Dzong, once a watchtower, built to defend Rinpung Dzong during inter-valley wars of the 17th century, Ta Dzong was inaugurated as Bhutan’s National Museum in 1968. Afterwards, walk down a hillside trail to visit Rinpung Dzong. Built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal , the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan, the Dzong houses the monastic body of Paro, the office of the Dzongda (district administrative head) and Thrimpon (judge) of Paro district. The approach to the Dzong is through a traditional covered bridge called Nemi Zam.
Optional Farm house stay: The best way to see and learn Bhutanese traditional and custom is by staying in farm house. Evening learn to make the Bhutanese dishes and enjoy the dinner with the family.
Day 03- Paro Sightseeing
After breakfast, drive to the base point and hike up to Taktsang Monastery, also known as ‘Tiger’s Nest’. The climb up to the viewpoint will take around 1 ½ hours and from there you will enjoy a spectacular view of the monastery clinging to the side of the cliff. Taktsang was damaged severely by fire in 1998 but has now been fully restored to its former beauty. After visiting the monastery, walk back down to the road on the way stop for lunch at the view point cafeteria and then walk further down to the road point. On the way visit Kichu temple, one of the 108 temples built in the 7th century by the Tibetan King Songsten Gampo. The story goes that a giant demon lay across the whole area of Tibet and the Himalayas and was preventing the spread of Buddhism. Evening go around the town looking for some souvenirs.
Day 04- Departure
Transfer to airport for your departure flight. Our tour guide will bid you farewell at the airport.