From Paro to Thimphu Taking our flight from Dhaka, we will arrive at the Paro airport within just about an hour. Throughout our journey we will enjoy the breathtaking views of the Himalaya Mountains, including the sacred Jumolhari and Jichu Drake peaks in Bhutan. On arrival we will be greeted by our representatives and transferred to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. Thimphu is a small, charming capital city, probably the smallest capital in the world, resting in the heart of the Himalayas. It sits in its own valley fanning out from the river. The skyline hardly changes as new buildings are all constructed in traditional Bhutanese style. Though a small town, Thimphu is a charming place. Every shop is stacked with multiple products -from grocery to textiles to shoes and handicraft products. Increasing number of shops sell imported goods brought in from Thailand, Hong Kong and Singapore because of Druk Air's connection to Bangkok. The town is also filled with bars selling all kinds of alcoholic drinks. After check in, we will have lunch at the hotel. After lunch, we will visit the King's Memorial Chorten - a historical monument, Chang Gangkha Monastery which is one of the oldest monasteries in the valley,National Library to observe the collections of holy scripts. On our way back, we will pay a visit to Buddha Point, another place from where you can get a good overview of the Thimphu valley. It is again a short drive from the town. You can pay your obeisance and offer prayers to the Buddha, the largest statue in the country and then walk around and take a glimpse of the valley. In the afternoon, we will have time to stroll down to the local market. Where we will find CLOCK TOWER and Weekend Market .We will spend the overnight at Thimphu.
Thimphu Sightseeing On the second day, we will start the morning with breakfast meal in the hotel premises. After having our morning meal, we will start our journey to Paro. The beautiful Paro valley provides a visitor with all the essential elements of Bhutan in general. Ancient temples, massive forts, monasteries, picturesque villages, scenic hikes, and drives. There are many attractions the Paro valley has to offer: Paro Rinpung Dzong The massive three hundred and fifty year old fort is the center of governance for the Province of Paro. The governor, the chief judge and other government official keep office within the walls of this fort following old traditions. Half the fort is permanently occupied two hundred resident monks. Every year in the spring, the fort is host to one of Bhutan’s biggest religious festival. Kyichu Temple Kyichu temple, is one of the oldest temples in the country dating as far back as the 7th century. History has it that the temple was a part of an ambitious plan of the Tibetan King Songsten Gampo who wanted to build 108 temples in the region, supposedly to subdue an ogress that traumatized the people in the region. National Museum in Paro. Tigers Nest Monetary Taktshang (Tiger Nest) and start gradual ascent towards Taktshang about two hours of hike to Temple. Tiger nest is one of the most sacred temples for Buddhist, which was founded by a Great Indian Buddhist master known under the name of Guru Padmashambhava. The legend says he was born as an eight year old boy from the blue lotus in a lake at Danakosha. During eight century, this great master arrived here in Takshang riding on the flying tigress in the form of Drojidroley(fierce thunderbolt) subsequently meditated here for about three month and subdued many evil spirits.This temple hangs on the face of sheer cliff about 900 m above the Paro valley. The view from the temple courtyard is spectacular. Evening stroll in the Paro town. Overnight at Paro.
Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern edge, is
known for its monasteries, fortresses (or dzongs) and dramatic landscapes that
range from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys.
In the High Himalayas, peaks such as 7,326m Jomolhari are
popular trekking destinations. Paro Taktsang monastery (also known as Tiger’s
Nest) clings to cliffs above the forested Paro Valley.
Places to explore- Thimpu, Paro, Bumthang,
Punakha, Phuntsholing etc.