This Glimpses of Bhutan Tour package will provide you a best opportunity to enjoy with her rich Himalayan flora and fauna, dazzling white peaks and lush valleys provide Bhutan’s stunning beauty and aesthetic grandeur.
Bhutan, best known to the world as the last Shangril-la has a rare combination of harmony and accord a midst a landscape of incredible beauty. Protected by mighty Himalayas from the rest of the world and enriched by the essence of Drukpa Kagyu School of Buddhism, Bhutan has managed to remain shrouded deeply in a jealously guarded isolation. A basic understanding of Bhutan’s Buddhism is essential to understanding the Bhutanese.
Day 01 : ARRIVAL – PARO
The flight into the Himalaya reveals breathtaking views of the great peaks MT EVEREST, MT KANCHANJUNGA, MT CHOMOLHARI, MT JICHU DRAKE, etc., taking you right into the Dragon Kingdom’s scraping airstrip at PARO. On arrival you will be greeted and transferred through the beautiful PARO valley to Hotel – dinner & overnight at hotel.
Day 02 : IN PARO:
The day begins with a visit to the ruins of DRUKGYAL DZONG (18 Km.). This Dzong is of historical importance, from whose ramparts the Bhutanese repelled Tibetan invaders. On a clear day, the 24,000 ft. white-domed peak of sacred CHOMOLHARI ( Mountain of Goddess) looms overhead. After lunch at the hotel, visit TA DZONG, the National Museum housed in an ancient watchtower, which has a fine collection of ancient Thangkha paintings, textiles, weapons and artifacts. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 : PARO – THIMPU:
Morning scenic drive to THIMPU (2 hr.). Transfer to hotel. Afternoon, sightseeing to the MEMMORIAL CHORTEN of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck in the heart of Thimpu town, TASHICHHO DZONG (the Fortress of the Auspicious Religion, presently Govt. secretariat building) – Overnight hotel.
Day 04 : PARO – EXCURSION TO TAKTSANG LHAKANG :
AM: After breakfast drive to SARTSHAM CHORTEN and then two hours of horse riding uphill will take you to the TAKTSANG MONASTERY. After refreshment, a short trek to the view point to witness a fascinating eye-level view of the famous TAKTSANG LHAKHANG also known as the tigers’ nest. PM: After lunch a slow downhill trek to SARTSHAM CHORTEN and then drive to Hotel. – Overnight hotel.
Day 05 : PARO – DEPARTURE:
After early breakfast, drive to airport for departure flight to your onward destination.