Tucked away between China and India in the heart of the Himalayas, Bhutan remains a uniquely distinct country. Few photographers have been granted permission to reside in this long-inaccessible kingdom, now a democracy, where life quietly unfolds to the rhythm of traditions amid the magnificent, unspoiled landscape.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrive Paro Transfer To Thimphu 65 Km 1hrs Drive
Our representative will be at the airport to assist you, meet and greet and transfer to the hotel and transfer to the capital city. Day at leisure. Over night at Thimphu.
The Paro Chhu is a river of western Bhutan. It is a tributary of the Wong Chhu, which is known as the Raidak in its lower reaches. The Paro Chhu flows through the Paro Valley...
Paro Chhu River, Bhutan
Day 2: Thimphu – Capital City Sightseeing
When in Thimphu you got to prepare for surprises where this unique capital has no traffic lights but adopted its own version of the British – Indian colonial times traffic policemen who can startle you and memorize others with his elaborate hand gestures, sometimes he may be signaling stop when it looks like go but don’t worry you can observe the flow and notice his smile as you stare at him. Sightseeing includes the Folk Heritage Museum, National Library, Handicrafts Center to view the traditional arts, the indigenous Medicine Hospital, the Painting School and from the road point take a glimpse of Trashichho Dzong. Further drive uphill and visit Takin Zoo where you will find national animal of Bhutan. Afternoon visit National Memorial Chorten a stupa dedicated to the third king of Bhutan and Buddha statue. Evening take a walk to the main city from Clock tower square. O/n at Thimphu.
The National Institute of Traditional Medicine, Serzhong Lam an excellent place to have any chronic ailments diagnosed and treated using herbal compounds. Ensure to keep the ...
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Day 3: Half Day Excursion To Beautiful Dochula Pass 10,000 Feet --
Morning take a 45 minutes leisure drive up hill toward Dochula pass and on the way you will stop at Hongtsho village. Here you will come across immigration check point where you will have to show your permit for entering Dochula pass, the immigration will stamp on your permit as entered and while returning will have to deposit the permit at the counter (standard procedure). Just next to the check point you will find small local stalls selling fresh juicy local apples available for sale in plastic bags you could try some. Few kilometers you drive up hill and reach the first mountain pass in the western part of Bhutan. As you reach the pass you find the 108 Druk Wangyal chortens on the top of the pass where the ridges are draped in colorful prayer flags greet you. You could take three rounds and offer prayers, take some best photo shots. If the weather is clear you will be able to see the highest peaks towards the north,Gangar Punsum among others is the highest unclimbed peak (24,000 ft) in the world. If you are hungry you could try some hot tea/coffee and light snacks at Dochula Resort just a few distance below. Return to Thimphu and visit the city for shopping or leisure. O/n at Thimphu
Dochula Pass is located about 30 km away from the capital of Bhutan, Thimphu. The 108 chortens were built by Queen Mother to honor the Bhutanese soldiers who were killed when ...
Day 4: Thimphu - Paro Valley 65 Km 1 Hr Drive
Morning drive to Paro valley and visit the National Museum housed in a round fortress called as the Ta Dzong considered to be one of the best natural history museums in Asia where it has a fine collection of natural and historic artifacts. Just below Ta Dzong lies Paro Dzong, Kyichu Lhakhang the monastery dates back to 7th century and is one of the oldest and most sacred.
Afternoon visit the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong, a 17th century fortress that used to keep invaders from Tibet and in 1951 the fort was destroyed by fire. Evening at leisure. Over night at Paro.
Drukgyal Dzong was a fortress and Buddhist monastery, now in ruins, located in the upper part of the Paro District, Bhutan. The dzong was probably built by Tenzin Drukdra in ...
Travel from Thimphu to Paro
Day 5: Paro Sightseeing --
Morning visit, the National Museum housed in a round fortress called as the Ta Dzong considered to be one of the best natural history museums in Asia where it has a fine collection of natural and historic artifacts. Just below Ta Dzong lies Paro Dzong. Afternoon visit Kyichu Lhakhang the monastery dates back to 7th century and is one of the oldest and most sacred and visit farm house where you will be able to see the lifestyle of the villagers of Paro. Visit the town for shopping or leisure. O/n at Paro.