Bhutan is a country nestled in the eastern Himalayas. The country has been visited by a great many saints, mystics, scholars and pilgrims over the centuries who not only came for their personal elucidation, but blessed the land and its people with an invaluable spiritual and cultural legacy that has shaped every facet of Bhutanese lives. Visitors and guests to the country will be surprised that the culture and the traditional lifestyle is still richly intact and at the degree to which it permeates all strands of modern day secular life. From the traditional woven garments to the prayer flags on high mountain slopes, from the built environment to the natural environment, from the religious mask dances to the folk dances, this cultural heritage is proudly evident and offers a unique cultural setting.
Arrival in Kathmandu Upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport [1,338m/4,389ft] transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu
Upon arrival in Paro, clear customs and immigration. Keep your copy of visa clearance letter handy. P.P size pictures are no longer required and your visa has been paid. Meet your guide and Driver outside the terminal building and transfer to Thimphu. Stroll around the city in the evening. Overnight at Thimphu.
Today’s exploration of Thimphu begins we will take in more of the Kingdom’s rich culture at the National Library, Folk Heritage Museum and School for Traditional Arts. We will also visit Changangkha Lhakhang, nunnery temple and Tashichho Dzong, the main Government Secretariat building, where the government ministries, the Office of His Majesty the King and the Throne Room, the offices and living quarters of the monk body and the Chief Abbot’s housed. Evening drive back to Paro. Overnight stay at Hotel Khangkhu, Thimphu.
After breakfast we will drive through the beautiful Paro Valley and stunning hike on foot or perhaps on the back of a few accommodating mules to the Taktsang Goemba or Tiger’s Nest viewpoint. The hike which is all the way uphill takes about 2 hours through pine forests. The Goemba which clings to a huge granite cliff 900 meters, it is believed that the great saint Padmasambhava came in the 7th century on a flying tigress and meditated in a cave for 3 months. It is a pilgrimage site
In the afternoon we will visit the auspicious Kyichu Lhakhang the sacred monastery th dates back to 7 century, Drugyel dzong , the fort defended the Paro valley from the Tibetan invasion from the north in the early 17th century. On clear weather
After breakfast transfer to the airport in time for your departure flight to own ward destination