LCD Bhutan

highlights

Sightseeing: 
Simtokha Dzong / National Memorial Chorten / Buddha Point / Painting school / Folk Heritage Museum / National Textile Museum / Tashichodzong / Dochula pass / Punakha Dzong / Pho Chu (Male River) and Mo Chu (Female River.) / National Museum / Paro Dzong /   Taktsang Monastery(Tiger Nest)

Hotel Accommodation:
Thimphu:        Hotel Le Meridien/Similar
Paro:               Resort Le Meridien Riverfront/Similar

Itinerary

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Paro to Thimphu( DAY 1)
Arrive Paro airport & proceeds for Thimphu which is 1hours drive. On arrival at Thimphu check in at hotel & you will be taken care by our hotel’s premium hospitality. Overnight stay in Thimphu.
Thimphu( DAY 2)
After breakfast we will start our day with the visit to:
·      National Memorial Chorten which is continuously circulated by the faithful, murmuring mantras and spinning their prayer wheels. Construction of this landmark was the idea of Bhutan’s third king, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (“The Father of Modern Bhutan”) who had wished to erect a monument to world peace and prosperity. Completed in 1974 after his untimely death, it serves both as a memorial to the Late King and as a monument to peace.
·         Buddha Point: One of the biggest Buddha in the world. It was constructed through donations from devotees all around the world. ·         Painting school: It’s a non-profitable organization established by government to encourage the youth into the unique arts and crafts.
·         Folk Heritage Museum: It is one of the oldest traditional houses. This house has been around 150 years old. It once belonged to one of the affluent family. Government has converted the house into museum in 2001 in Thimphu providing visitors and tourists with fascinating insights into the Bhutanese material culture and way of life. The Folk Heritage Museum with a three storied, 19th century traditional house provides you a glimpse of the Bhutanese lifestyle, and artifacts from the rural households. One can come across typical household objects, tools and equipment’s.  
After lunch we will visit:
·    National Textile Museum: National Textile Museum which was opened in June 2001 is worth a leisurely visit to get to know the living of national art of weaving. Changing exhibitions introduce the major weaving techniques, styles of local dress and textiles made by women and men. The small shop features work from the renowned weaving centre in Lhuntshe Dzongkhag, in north-eastern Bhutan.
·    Tashiccho Dzong: The beautiful medieval fortress/monastery which houses most of the government’s office and King’s Throne room. It is also the summer residence of Je khenpo, the Chief Abbot. The fortress is opened from 9am till 5pm during weekends and during weekdays it’s open after 5pm till 6pm
Drive to Punakha (Day Trip)( DAY 3)
After breakfast drive to Punakha with a stop at Dochula pass (3080m).Here we can view and admire the Chorten, Mani wall, and prayer flags which decorates the highest point on the road. If the sky is clear, the following peaks can be visible from this pass(left to right): Masagang(7,158m),Tshendagang(6,960m), Terigang(7,060m),Jejegangphugang(7,158m),Kangphugang(7,170m), Zongphugang(7,060m),a table mountain dominates the isolated region of Lunana- finally Gangkarpuensum, the highest peak in Bhutan at 7,497m. We will have lunch on the way. After that we will visit to ChimiLhakhang which is a short hike. Chimi Lakhang Temples lies in the fertile Lobesavillge of Punakha Valley. The temple is dedicated to the divine madman-Saint DrukpaKuenley and the temple is also known as the Temple of Fertility. Check in hotel in Thimphu.
Drive to Paro( DAY 4)
After having scrumptious breakfast we will visit to Punakha Dzong. It is situated near two rivers-the Pho Chu (Male River) and Mo Chu (Female River.) Asia has a rich tradition of river personification. Punakha Dzong is one of the largest Dzongs in Bhutan. Take the suspension bridge to arrive at the Dzong. Punakha Dzong was initially called Druk Pungthang or Dechen Phodrang (Palace of Great Happiness), for many years until the second king of Bhutan assumed power. Punakha Dzong happened to be the seat of the Government for a long time. After that we will drive to Paro. Lunch will be at Paro. After lunch we will be going for sightseeing at: National Museum: housed in the Ta Dzong (watchtower). Here an intriguing collection of artifacts provide a wonderful introduction to the rich culture and heritage of the Kingdom. Paro Dzong: a fine example of Bhutanese historic architecture. From the Dzong, walk further down to Nyamai Zampa, a traditional cantilever bridge.
Paro( DAY 5)
Today after the leisurely breakfast we will proceed for an excursion to the famous place called Taktsang Monastery (5hrs hike) Taktsang Monastery (Tiger Nest) is located at top of about 800 meter cliff in Paro. It takes slightly more than an hour and a half to reach the monastery on foot from the nearest road point. Taktsang or the Tigers lair as the monastery is widely regarded is one of the most important in Bhutan. Its history is associated with the visit of Guru Padmasambhava, the Indian saint who came to Bhutan in the 8th century AD. The cave was named Taktsang after Guru Rinpoche flew into the cave from Kurtoe Singye Dzong in eastern Bhutan riding on a tigress. Later in 1692 the fourth DrukDesi Tenzin Rabgye started to construct monastery and finally completed after three years in 1694.“Trip to Bhutan is never complete without climbing to Taktsang”, says one tourist. Indeed it’s true as the journey there fills you with spiritual bliss. On the way back into town visit: Drugyel Dzong, this Dzong, with a delightful village nestling at its foot, was built in 1646 by ZhabdrungNgawangNamgyal to commemorate his victory over Tibetan invaders. Historically and strategically this Dzong withstood all its glory and was featured in 1914 vide National Geographic Magazine. On a clear day, one can see view of Mount. Jumolhari from the Dzong. Evening will walk around Paro city where you will get opportunity to find out some unique Bhutanese Handicraft in the local shop. Overnight at Paro.
Flight Back Drop to your onward destination( DAY 6)
After breakfast proceed to Paro airport. Like all good things, your tour will come to an end with sweet Memories of Bhutan.

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passport & visa information

  • For online visa we require passport copy minimum 6 month validity
  • For off line voter id & 2 passport size photo have to carry
  • If onlne visa done client have to carry original passport

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Sockets & plugs

In Bhutan the power plugs and sockets are of type D, F and G. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

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