Glimpses of Himalayan Kingdom
- Across The Land Of The Thunder Dragon
- Bhutanese way of life
- Interaction with the local people of the beautiful valley
- Dzong or National Museum, rated among the best natural history museums in Asia
|Title||Glimpses Of Himalayan Kingdom|
|Details||Paro – Thimpu - Paro|
|Duration||04 Nights / 05 Days|
A Short tour to the land of the Thunder Dragon gives you an insight into the customs, traditions and way of life in this fabled Himalayan kingdom. At Paro valley – a living cultural centre and visit Taktsang monastery considered as one of the most venerated places of pilgrimage in the Himalayan world.
In Thimpu visit Memorial Chorten (a huge stupa) built in 1974 to honour the memory of the third King. Visit textile museum/ textile factory in Changzamtok and Traditional Hand made Paper factory and gold smith. Towards evening visit Tashi Chhodzong, the main secretariat building.
During the journey to Paro, one will experience breath-taking views of Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga and other famous Himalayan peaks, including the sacred Mount Jomulhari and Jichu Drake in Bhutan.
After lunch, drive to ruined Drukgyel Dzong built in 1649 as victory over Tibetan tropes. From here you can see the Mt. Jomulhari (7314mtrs). On route, from Santsam one can see the view of Taktsang monastery just perched on the rock overlooking Paro valley. It’s a glory of second Buddha “Guru Rimpoche” and considered as famous pilgrim in Bhutan. Then you can also drop by Kyichu Lhakhang, the oldest monastery in the kingdom and one of the 108 monasteries which was built in 7th century by first Tibetan Buddhist king Songtsen Gampo
Morning, drive to Paro Ta-Dzong (watch tower) with a history stretching over 356 years. It was built by Tenzin Drugdra, the first Penlop (Governor) of Paro to safe guard the Rinpung Dzong and Paro valley.
Take a walk down to Rinpung Dzong (fortress on the heap of jewels) built in 1645 by Zhadrung Ngawang Namgyal. After lunch, drive to Thimphu (capital of Bhutan
Today begin the day with visiting Memorial Chorten (a huge stupa) built in 1974 to honour the memory of the third King. Drive up to Sangay Gang for magical views of Thimphu city and Takin (National Nnimal) preservation centre and Nunnery Institute in Zilukha, Institute of 13 arts and crafts, Traditional Hospital and Folk Heritage museum. Then you can see National Library where ancient manuscripts are preserved just below the Painting school and explore the handicraft emporium. After lunch, visit textile museum/ textile factory in Changzamtok and Traditional Hand made Paper factory and gold smith. Towards evening visit Tashi Chhodzong, the main secretariat building
Morning drives up to Dochula pass (26 km). Enjoy the most spectacular view of the Eastern Himalayan mountain ranges. Walk around the 108 Druk Wangyel stupas recently built by Her Majesty, the Queen Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck. Enroute visit Semtokha Dzong built in 1629
Morning drive to Paro Airport for your onward destination. Tashi delek!