Day 01: Arrive Paro (welcome to Bhutan)
As the plane approaches Bhutan, if you look down farmhouses as dots on the hillsides can be seen.
“As the aircraft enters the Paro valley, you will see Paro Dzong on the hillside overlooking the Paro Chu (river), with Ta Dzong, formerly a watchtower and now the National Museum, above it.”
A representative from Bhutan All Travels, who will be with you throughout your visit, will be waiting for you at Paro airport. After completion of airport formalities, you will drive towards thimphu (the capital city of Bhutan)
•On the way visit Tachogang monastery built in the early 15th century by the great iron bridge builder and Poet – Yogi Thangtong Gyalpo (1385-1464), who also built Dungtse Lhakhang in Paro and many iron bridges throughout Bhutan and Tibet. The temple is privately run by the descendents of Thangtong Gyalpo.
• Lunch and checking in hotel. Overnight in Thimphu.
Day 02: Thimphu Sightseeing Tour
- Breakfast and after breakfast, sightseeing in Thimphu valley.
- The National Library, housing an extensive collection of priceless Buddhist manuscripts.
- The Institute for Zorig Chusum (commonly known as the Painting School) where students undergo a 6-year training course in Bhutan’s 13 traditional arts and crafts.
- isit Tashichhodzong, “the fortress of the glorious religion”. This is the center of government and religion, site of the monarch’s throne room and seat of the Je Khenpo or Chief Abbot. Built in 1641 by the political and religious unifier of Bhutan, Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, it was reconstructed in the 1960s in traditional Bhutanese manner, without nails or architectural plans.
- visit the National Memorial Chorten, continuously circumambulated 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.
- If time permits visit folk heritage where you can see on how our olden days had been carried out traditionally and the life style of how our ancestors used to live.
- visit Takin Reserve (National Animal). Then in the late evening stroll around town before dinner.
Day 03: Thimphu – Paro (A Short Hike to Tango Monastery)
After breakfast, Check out from the hotel and keep your luggages in the car as moving directly towards paro straight after the short hike.
Travel to the base of Tango Monastery (30 minutes’ drive) and hike up to it. Tango Monastery was built in 15th century. The hike up will take approximately 45 minutes. The view from Tango Monastery is breathtaking.
On return to paro, visit Kichu Lhakhang the most sacred temple built during 7th century AD. In the evening visit Farm House to brewed wine also known as Ara. Hot Stone Bath (optional), which can take two heads at one time. This bath will help you release muscle tension, loosen your joints and invoke a profound sense of relaxation. Overnight at Paro.
Day 04: Departure from Paro Airport to Katmandu/ Bangkok Flight.