Glimpses of Bhutan

Glimpses of Bhutan

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Glimpse of Bhutan is a short tour program to the Drangon Kingdom covering most of the major historical and cultural sites of Bhutan.

Glimpse of Bhutan is a short tour program to the Drangon Kingdom covering most of the major historical and cultural sites of Bhutan. This tour introduces you to the main towns and valleys of Western Bhutan:  Paro Thimphu and Punakha. It is designed for those who have short time to visit the country but wish to enjoy the impressive mountain scenery, some of the most important places of cultural and historical interests and to gain an insight into the daily life of the Bhutanese people and of their tradition. 

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  • Day 01: Kathmandu arrival, transfer to hotel.

  • Day 02-03: Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu Patan and Bhaktapur followed by welcome dinner in the evening with typical Nepalese culture program on the seconday of your arrival to Nepal.

  • Day 04: Kathmandu – Paro
    The flight into Paro on Bhutan’s national carrier, Druk Air, is a befitting introduction to the spectacular beauty of the country. In clear weather, magnificent views of the world’s highest peaks give way to the lush Paro Valley as you land. Upon arrival at Paro international Airport, you will be received by one of the Makalu Adventure representatives, who will escort you to the hotel, lunch and discuss the tour program with the tour guide. Afternoon is free for you to explore on your own or if you wish, you could just spend the time sightseeing and photographing in and around Paro. The first evening will include an introductory session on photography and photographing in Bhutan.overnight at hotel.

  • Day 02: Thimphu – Punakha
    After breakfast, Drive to Punakha via Dochula pass. If the weather is clear, we stop for a while at Dochula pass to view Higher Himalayas. While in Punakha, visit Punakha Dzong built in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngwang Namgyal and is situated between Pho Cho (Male River Female River). Many years, in the time of the second king served as the sea of the second king. The Dzong was constructed by Guru Rimpoche, predicated as"…..a person named Namgyal will arrive at a hill that looks like an elephant ". Dzong Chu (Small Dzong) a small building that housed a state of Buddha. It is said that Shabdrung ordered the architect zowe Palep, to sleep in front of the statue, while Palep was sleeping; the Shabdfrung took him in his dreams to Zangtopelri and showed him the palace of Guru Rimpoche. From this vision, the architect conceived the design for the new Dzong, which in keeping with the traditional, was never committed to paper. The material during the war with Tibetan are preserveed their. Punkha is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpo and King Jigme Dorii Wangchuk convened the new national Assembly their in 1952. After lunch, drive to Wangdi Phodrang. On the way, st0p to view Chimi Lhakhang also called the "Temple of Fertility" built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley also popular as "Devine Mad man" in 15th century. Enroute view the scenery of Wangdiphodrang valley, visit Wangdiphodrang Dzong built in 1638. Legend relates that as the people were searching for the site of the Dzong, four ravens were seen flying away in four poinrs of the compass.The Dzong is situated at the confluence of Mo Chu and rivers. Drive back to Thimphu. Over night: Hotel in Thimphu

  • Day 03: Punakha - Thimphu
    After breakfast, drive back toThimphu. Visit Tashichho Dzong (Forest of the Glories Religion) which was built in 1641 by Shabdrung Namgyal. It was reconstructed in 1961 by the Late King Jiqme Dorii Wangchuck who is also regarded as Father of Modern Bhutan. Then visit the National Library having a vast collection of ancient Buddhist manuscripts followed by Panting School, which is famous for carving and free hand art. After lunch visit the National Memorial Chorten, a monument dedicated to the Third King of Bhutan (Late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck). The inside panting and statues provide a very rare insight into Buddhist Philosophy. Then visit Handicraft Emporium to see the exquisite artistry of traditional crafts and textiles. Over night: Hotel in Thimphu.

  • Day 04: Thimphu – Paro
    After breakfast, drive to Paro. On the way, visit Simtokha Dzong, built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1627.Visit the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong, and now in ruins was built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to commemorate the victory over the Tibetan invaders in 1644: the Dzong name's means indeed "victorious Druk". It was used as administrative center until 1951when a fire caused by butter lamp destroyed. The visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of Bhutan's oldest and most sacred monasteries dating from the introduction of Buddhism in the 8th century and the visit Rimpung Dzong (Paro Dzong) built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngwang Namgyal. Dzong houses administrative offices. After lunch visit the Taa Dzong, an ancient watchtower, which has been since 1967, the national museum of Bhutan. Then in the evening Drive two hours to Thimpu.Oveernight Hotel in Paro.

  • Day 05: Paro – Paro International Airport For Departure
    Then early in the morning drive to Paro International Airport and Bhutanese friend from Makalu Adventure will accompany you to bid farewell as you embark on your onward journey to back home.
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