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Itinerary for Paro Festival Packages

Itinerary Details
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Day 1 Detailed Itinerary PARO TSHECHU / FESTIVAL - 20th - 24th March, 2016 [If you want to join this festival, Contact us for customize or book this trip] Day 01: ARRIVE IN PARO AIRPORT to the land of Happiness. Arrive at Paro Airport and then drive to your hotel in Paro. The flight into the Himalaya and breathtaking views of Himalayan Mountains of the world. If weather is clear and if you on right hand side of the plan you will be able to see Mt Everest (8848m, 29,198ft) and other Himalayan mountain ranges. After checking into the hotel later visit, Your guide will accompany you in the paro valley for short walk for actualizations purposes. Over night paro. Bamboo. It can weigh as much as 550 pounds. The zoo was emptied in accordance with Buddhist principles, but the Takin came back so the keepers decided to look after them, also in accordance with Buddhist principles! Tashichho Dzong : The names means - Means Fortress of Glorious Religion. Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel built it in 1641. It houses the secretariat building, the throne room and the office of the king, and the central monk body. Later relax for the day and stroll around the city. Overnight in Thimphu.
Day 2PARO TSHECHU / FESTIVAL - 20th - 24th March, 2016 [If you want to join this festival, Contact us for customize or book this trip] Day 01: ARRIVE IN PARO AIRPORT to the land of Happiness. Arrive at Paro Airport and then drive to your hotel in Paro. The flight into the Himalaya and breathtaking views of Himalayan Mountains of the world. If weather is clear and if you on right hand side of the plan you will be able to see Mt Everest (8848m, 29,198ft) and other Himalayan mountain ranges. After checking into the hotel later visit, Your guide will accompany you in the paro valley for short walk for actualizations purposes. Over night paro. Bamboo. It can weigh as much as 550 pounds. The zoo was emptied in accordance with Buddhist principles, but the Takin came back so the keepers decided to look after them, also in accordance with Buddhist principles! Tashichho Dzong : The names means - Means Fortress of Glorious Religion. Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel built it in 1641. It houses the secretariat building, the throne room and the office of the king, and the central monk body. Later relax for the day and stroll around the city. Overnight in Thimphu.
Day 3Altitude: 1350m/4455ft above sea level. (3 hours drive). Memorial Chorten: This particular chorten was constructed in 1974 as a memorial for the third King of the country, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, who is widely regarded as the father of modern Bhutan. Later driving towards Punakha/Wangdue, we come across a pass known as Dochula (3140m, 10362ft) from where a beautiful panoramic view of the Himalayan mountain range can be seen, especially in clear winter days. The beauty of this place is further enhanced by the Druk Wangyal Chortens- a 108 stupas built by the eldest Queen, Her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck. Later you can also visit the Botanical garden just below Dochula Pass where there are lots of collections of rhododendrons. Visit Punakha Dzong (fortress): Built in 1637 by Zhabdrung which is remarkably located between the rivers of Mo (Female) Chu (river) and Pho (Male) Chu. Until the time of second king it served as a seat of the king. Overnight in Punakha/Wangdue.
Day 4 PUNAKHA/WANGUDE TO PARO Morning hike to,Hike to Chimi Lhakhang: This Temple was built by lam Drukpa Kuenley (The Divine Madman) in 1499. It is about thirty minutes hike across fields from the road, a welcome chance to stretch your legs after the drive. His style of teaching was thought shocking, insulting and including obscene behavior. His outrageous actions and sexual antics were a deliberate method of provoking people to discard preconceptions. In the temple you will receive a blessing from his wooden phallus. Wooden phalluses are often found hanging in the four corners of the houses and also phalluses are painted on the walls of houses. It is the common belief that this helps in driving away evil spirits. Later drive to Paro and later visit, Rimpung Dzong: The Bhutanese Dzongs are huge architectural structures constructed for a variety of functions throughout the country, from administrative buildings to monasteries and temples, yet they are carefully and thoughtfully designed and are strikingly beautiful. The Rimpung Dzong, known as the "fortress of the heap of jewels" in the picturesque setting of the Paro valley, is of course no exception, built in the time of the dynamic spiritual and political leader Zhabdrung in 1644. Once a year, as part of the Tsechu festival, one of the oldest Thongdol (gigantic scroll paintings) is ceremonially unfurled here. Kichu Lhakhang(Monastery): It is one of the two most sacred and the oldest temples in Bhutan. It was built in 7th century by Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo. Overnight in Paro.
Day 5IN PARO Morning drive to Paro, Attent the Paro Festival: The day begins with the famous mask dances. Festivals in the Land Of Thunder Dragon are rich and happy expressions of its ancient Buddhist culture. These festivals are held in all districts in honor of Guru Rinpoche, the saint who introduced Buddhism to Bhutan in the 8th century. There is simply no better way of experiencing the colour, passion and sheer vibrancy of Bhutan than by attending one of the numerous religious festivals that take place around th e year.Tsechus are held on auspicious days and months in the Bhutanese calendar, and last up to four days in which a series of highly stylized masked dance rituals are performed. Attendees adorned in astounding color gather from far and wide, sporting exotic masks and taking part in the myriad events that are on offer, from games of chance at the local fairs to elaborate mystic rituals. An experience that is not to be missed! Later Visit Drugyel Dzong and Dumtse Lhakhang. Overnight in Paro.
Day 6Day Excursion to Haa Valley Via Chelela Pass. Morning drive to Haa valley via chelela pass one of highest Moto road pass in Bhutan at the height of 399mts from the sea level here you have option either you want go for the day hike on the ridge line or drive down to the Haa valley. In Haa places to visit: Lhakhang larpo and nagpo balck and white monastery and visit small boutique town of Haa some other sightseeing. Later drive to Paro.Overnight in Paro.
Day 7 IN PARO Morning hike to Taktshang Monastery (Tiger's nest): This is Bhutan's most recognizable cultural icon perched 800m/2640ft up a seemingly sheer cliff. Although it was tragically and mysteriously consumed by fire in April 1998 it has now been restored to its former glory. It is believed that in the 8th century, the great tantric master Guru Rimopche/ Padmasambhava (2nd Buddha) flew on the back of a tigress to the site where the monastery now stands. (Five hours hike to and fro, (moderate to hard Hike) If you ride a horse upward it will cost extra US$25 per person. Visit Farmhouse: Picturesque farm houses dot the valley amongst fields and hillsides. We welcome you to enjoy the hospitality of the Paro farmers. Thrill yourself as the farmers welcome you to their homes with genuine smiles. The two to three-storied Bhutanese farm houses are handsome in appearance, with colorfully decorated outer walls and lintels, and are traditionally built. A visit to a farm house gives an interesting glimpse into the lifestyle of a farming family. (If you take hot stone bath in the farm house it will cost extra US$25 per person.) Later stroll around the town and see how locals live. Overnight in Paro.
Day 8 Transportation and Travel situation in Bhutan Ground transportation is by private vehicles based on number of travelers. We provide clean Air conditioning and heat in vehicles. Expect bad roads with uphill and narrow tracks too, travel time might delay due to weather too. Please consult your doctor before you come to travel. In Bhutan we have local doctors to assist incase if needed. Hotels / Resorts / Tents We choose nice and best available hotels based on your budget. you will have private rooms with hot and cold showers Guide, Driver and helpers Himalayan Travel expert guides and drivers and our ground staff. This Itineraries can be customized based on your time and interest. Service Includes during Bhutan Tour - Bhutan Visa arrangement service, Government royalty and all the taxes - FIT Surcharge for one and two persons, Accommodations in A grade hotels, Three meals a day breakfast, lunch & dinner, Full time English speaking Bhutanese guide, Private transportation and sightseeing as per the itinerary, Museums and parks fees indicated in the itinerary, Bottled drinking water throughout the journey Excludes in the package / supplement during Bhutan Tour - Flight fares from Kathmandu, Bangkok, Singapore, Delhi, Kolkata, Bagdogra, Dhaka, Mumbai, Guwahati, Gaya to Bhutan- please choose the route and let us know we book for you, Personal expenses and any alcoholic, non-alcoholic beverages, Tips to guide, driver, trekking staff, hotel service, etc. Single room supplement charge for two Pax and above. Luxury hotels/resorts available on supplement cost, Specialized /language guides available on supplement cost, Travel / Medical Insurance Visa processing, Bhutan visa is pre-process by our company we need to have your passport copy by scan on our e-mail. We will send you electronic visa on your mail. You need to print and carry to fly to Bhutan. At immigration authorities will stamp on your passport. Your passport must be valid more than 6 months at the time of travel in Bhutan * Notes: There are regular flights from Kathmandu Nepal, Bangkok Thailand, and Delhi India to Bhutan. For flights and package please contact us now For further inquiry please feel free to contact Himalayan Travel Experts Tours & Treks which is base in Paro Bhutan@ email: himalayaexperts@gmail.com/info@himalayantravelexperts.com www.himalayantravelexperts.com

Booking the Tour

* 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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