Essence Of Bhutan
- 4 Days
- Paro - Thimphu - Paro
- Tour Type:
- Private Tour
|Day||Route||Attractions & Activities|
|1||Fly to Paro Airport(2200m) and transfer to Thimphu(2648m)||Rinpung Dzong, transfer to Thimphu|
|2||Thimphu sightseeing||National Memorial Chorten, Postal Office, Trashi Chhoe Dzong, Takin Zoo|
|3||Paro Sightseeing||Taktshang, National Museum, the ordinary market in Paro|
|4||Departure from Paro||Send off to the airport|
After breakfast, you will take the Royal Bhutan Airlines flight to Paro Airport, Bhutan. During the flight, you will enjoy the spectacular beauty of the Himalayas. After watching the beautiful plateau scenery on the plane, you will arrive at Paro Airport, the only airport in Bhutan. Upon arrival, you can see Rinpung Dzong not far away from the airport, about 900 meters. It's the most famous temple in Bhutan and perhaps the best representative of Bhutanese architecture you will see. Your Bhutanese guide will wait for you outside the terminal building, and then take you to visit Rinpung Dzong.
In the afternoon, you will drive 1.5hrs to the capital of Bhutan - Thimphu, which is 55 kilometers away. The rest of the day is for you to stroll around the city or take a rest in the hotel.
Stay overnight in Thimphu, 3★/4★
- Rinpung Dzong
In the morning, you will visit Thimphu Valley. There's National Memorial Chorten built to commemorate the King of Bhutan III and a holy place for the people of Bhutan to pray for peace. Afterward, go to the Postal Office of Bhutan and the National Bank of Bhutan. The guide will also take you to visit Bhutan's National Academy of Painting and Folklore Museum, where you can have an intuitive experience of Bhutan's culture and art.
Then, proceed to Trashi Chhoe Dzong, a majestic and grand castle on the west bank of the Wangchu River. This is the office of the current king and the seat of the internal affairs and finance departments. It is also the summer residence of religious leaders and central religious institutions. After the visit, go north to Takin Zoo, where is exclusively built for Bhutan's national animal - takin. Takin is a creature with a sheep head and cow body which is only living in Bhutan.
Stay overnight in Thimphu.
- Trashi Chhoe Dzong
- National Memorial Chorten
- Thimphu Takin Zoo
- Postal Office
After breakfast, retrace your drive back to Paro. Today, you will visit Taktshang Monastery(Tiber's Nest), which is the most sacred Buddhist temple in Bhutan and is known as one of the top ten super temples in the world. Approachable only by hiking, this holy attraction is seated on the cliff’s edge. According to the ancient scriptures, in the 8th century, Guru Rinpoche, the father of Bhutan Buddhism, rid a female tiger to the edge of the Taksang cliff, and once meditated in a cave for three months. Later Guru Rinpochebecame the country's paramount religious image. Taktshang is the symbol of Bhutan and the highlight of your Bhutan trip.
In the afternoon, you will visit Ta Dzong, the watchtower of Paro Dzong, now the National Museum. Then proceed to visit Kyichu Lhakhang, the oldest temple in Bhutan. After visiting today’s attractions, if time permits, the tour guide can also take you to visit the ordinary market in Paro, where you can buy some handicrafts with Bhutanese characteristics.
Stay overnight in Paro.
- Taktsang Monastery
- National Museum
- Kyichu Lhakhang
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