Bhutan Himalayan splendor tour can be the best tour in Bhutan to experience the Himalayas of Bhutan as well as enjoy the popular sightseeing destinations and witness wonderful artifacts of Bhutanese typical culture and historical spots. Himalayan Splendor Tour to Bhutan offers you glimpses of breath-taking view of Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga and other famous Himalayan peaks including the sacred Jumolhari and Mount Jichu Drake in Bhutan. This Bhutan splendor Himalayan tour assures the tourists of fascinating cultural discovery, while Bhutan geography, in the mighty Himalayas, promises spectacular natural vistas.
Splendor Bhutan tour begins with the scenic flight of Himalayas to Paro airport. You’ll visit Bhutan’s historical, cultural and religious places. Visit the Paro Rinpung Dzong, Kichu Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the country and Drugyal Dzong. Enjoy a full day of sightseeing of the capital city, Thimpu, including a visit to the National Memorial Chorten, National Textile Museum, the Folk Heritage Museum and School of Traditional Painting of Arts and Craft. You can view the Himalayan splendor of Bhutan’s i.e. Masagang (7158m), Tsendagang (6960m), Terigang (7060m), Kangphugang (7170m), Zongphugang (7060m), Gangkar puensum (7,497m), the highest peak in Bhutan at Trongsa. Visit the valley of Bumthang and Punakha that gives you the picture of Bhutanese culture and traditions.
Duration: 09 Days
Best Travel Time: the best time to travel is Spring and Autumn, Spring : March, April, May ( Flowers would be in full bloom) Autumn: Sept, Oct, Nov (with clear and crisp blue skies) Summer: June, July, August ( best to avoid the higher tariff and the cold of winter) Winter: Dec, Jan, Feb (To avoid the crowd and catch the Black-Necked Cranes)
Transportation: Private Car/Van.
You will have spectacular scenic flight of Himalayas including Everest and Bhutanese foothills and the landscapes to the Paro Airport of Bhutan. On arrival at Paro International Airport, you will be received by our representative. After lunch enjoy afternoon sightseeing around Paro, including a visit to the Ta Dzong Museum housing many religious relics, works of art and handicrafts offering a great orientation into Bhutan’s historical, cultural, and religious past. Visit the Paro Rinpung Dzong. Visit Kichu Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the country. Visit Drugyal Dzong (Bhutan Victory Fort). In the evening visit Paro town, stroll through its quaint two streets and browse through the shops.
We will have 2hrs drive to Capital city of Bhutan, Thimpu. Enjoy a full day of sightseeing, including a visit to the Folk Heritage Museum, School of Traditional Painting of Arts and Crafts are some worthy places of visit. Also take a tour of the king’s administrative building known as Tashicho Dzong. Tashichho dzong houses some ministries, His Majesty’s secretariat, and the central monk body. Visit the National Library housing the collection of Bhutanese scriptures dating back to the 8th century; the Traditional Paper Factory displays the Bhutanese paper making process, and a fascinating replica of a medieval farmhouse at the Folk Heritage Museum. Stroll around the city in the evening. Overnight at Thimphu.
Today is another day of full day sightseeing in Thimpu. Visit Pangri Zampa Monastery, situated just beyond Dechencholing Palace (5kms from Thimphu). This temple was the first residence of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal when he arrived in Bhutan in 1616 A.D. Visit National Textile Museum which is a good place to see the art of traditional weaving being kept alive and preserved through exhibition. The Memorial Chorten which was constructed in 1974 as a memorial for the third King of the country, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. Visit the radio tower (for a great view of Thimphu Valley and the Thimphu Dzong), and the zoo, which contains the national animal of Bhutan: the takin. After lunch, visit the National Institute of Traditional Medicine, a traditional paper factory, the majestic Tashichodzong, the Simtokha Dzong (the oldest fortress in the kingdom), and the Folk Heritage Museum. Overnight at Hotel.
After early breakfast, drive up to Dochu-la pass (3088m). Stop briefly here to take in the view and admire the chorten, mani wall, and prayer flags which decorate the highest point on the road. Pass through alpine and coniferous forests across three districts with the splendid views of mountain ranges. You can view Masagang (7158m), Tsendagang (6960m), Jejegangphugang (7158m), Kangphugang (7170m), Zongphugang (7060m), a table mountain that dominates the isolated region of Lunana – finally Gangkar puensum, the highest peak in Bhutan at 7,497m. Stop enroute at Chendbji Chorten for lunch, which was built in 18th century by a Lama named Shida, it is Nepalese in style with eyes painted at four cardinal points. Arrive at Trongsa late afternoon.
After breakfast we walk by Trongsa Dzong (built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1647) and climb up a steep path to visit the Ta Dzong (watchtower), dedicated to the epic hero, King Gesar of Ling. This is a masterpiece of architecture with several courtyards and corridors and 23 temples. Then drive to Bumthang, 68 km from Trongsa, a journey of about 3 hours through the through the most scenic landscape of lush pine forests, open fields and quaint hamlets.
Today we will have visit of Bumthang valley before journey back to Trongsa. Visit to Kurje Lhakhang where the saint Padmasambhava subdued a local demon and left his body imprint on a rock, the Jambey Lhakhang (7th century temple), Tamshing Monastery (one of the oldest monastic school), the Jakar Dzong (administrative centre of the region) and Swiss Farm House at Bumthang. Then drive back to Trongsa and continue to Wangdiphodrang Dzong tonight.
Punakha is the old capital town of Bhutan. The first King, Ugyen Wangchuck was crowned here in 1907. Hike through terraces of rice, chillies and cabbage, to the Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten, a monument recently built by the Queens of Bhutan. Visit the Punakha Dzong, the winter residence for the Monk body. Then we continue our ride to the valley of Paro. En route visit traditional Bhutanese farm house which offers good insight into lifestyle of local people and their culture.
Drive through the Paro valley to see the Drugyal Dzong/kyichu Lhakhang. Hike to Taktsang Gompa (Tiger’s Nest Monastery). Taktsang is the most famous of all Bhutanese monasteries. The hikes up to the viewpoint will take about 1 1/2 hours and from there you will enjoy a spectacular view of the monastery clinging to the side of the cliff. We also take you to visit 200 year old Watch Tower (Ta Dzong) including the ruins of historical Drugyal High School. On the return drive to Paro, visit 7th Century Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the 108 temples constructed by the Tibetan king Songtsen Gompa.
After breakfast, we will bid you farewell at the Paro International Airport for your flight to your onward destinations.
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