|Day 1||Arrive at Paro International Airport. Paro is situated in a beautiful valley and is a fitting introduction to this charming kingdom. Your tour guide from Himalayan travel experts will meet you and take you to your hotel. There should be time for a quick stroll around Paro town before lunch. In the afternoon you can visit the impressive Paro Rinpung Dzong, one of the finest examples of Bhutanese architecture and then you can visit Ta Dzong (watch tower) now housing the National Museum. Built on top of the hill above Rinpung Dzong, it was originally used to defend Rinpung Dzong and the Paro valley during times of war. Its unusual circular construction resembles a conch shell and it now contains a magnificent collection of Bhutanese artefacts, costumes, religious paintings, arms, textiles and a fascinating collection of Bhutan stamps. Later in the afternoon free time to explore Paro Town by your own.|
|Day 2||Overnight in Paro Hotel Tashi Namgay resort or similar Take a day walk to the Tiger's Nest, the sacred Taktshang monastery which clings to the rock face 900 metres above the valley floor. Guru Rinpoche is said to have flown to the site riding on a tigress. He subsequently meditated here for three months. It is one of Bhutan's most holy sites and draws pilgrims not only from Bhutan but also from neighbouring Buddhist countries. You can have lunch at the Taktshang cafeteria from where you get a spectacular view of the monastery. On the way back you can visit the ruined Drukgyel Dzong (fortress of victory), constructed to commemorate the victory over Tibetan invaders in 1644 and destroyed by a butter lamp fire in 1951. Nearby you can also visit the 7th century Kyichu Lhakhang, a temple of historical significance and one of the most sacred shrines in Bhutan. Later in the evening drive to Thimphu. Take a late evening walk around town and soak in the atmosphere of this magical capital with its busy shops and bazaars and photogenic citizens in national dress.|
|Day 3||Later in the evening drive to Paro for overnight. Overnight in Paro Tashi Namgay resort or similar. Thimphu sightseeing in the morning. We will visit the Weekly farmers vegetable market and then visit the revered Memorial Chorten and we will visit Tashichho Dzong, the "fortress of the glorious religion". This massive building was constructed completely by hand and without a single nail it houses government offices, the King's audience chambers, the Je Khempo (head of the Drukpa Kagyu line of Mahayana Buddhism in Bhutan) And a multitude of temples, and many monks. Afternoon Relax and walk around the Thimphu town by yourself to enjoy the city.|
|Day 4||Early in the morning your guide will accompany you to the airport to see you off onto your flight and wish you Tashi Delek (goodbye and good luck). Tashi Delek|
* All the Foreign National Tourists visiting Bhutan must travel through all-inclusive package Tourism, for which there is a fixed tariff set by the Royal Government of Bhutan.
* This tariff includes:
accommodation, Meals, Transportation within the country, Guide services, sightseeing and entrance fees for the museums and monuments.
* All tours must be booked through a Local Travel Operator/Travel Agent.
Please find our bank address below to transfer the tour payment.
1. Bhutan National Bank, Thimphu, Bhutan.
Bank Acocunt No: 0005610423001
2. Bank Address:
Bhutan National Bank, P.O Box 439, GPO Building, Chang Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan SWIFT Code: BNBTBTBT
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