6 Days Best of Scenic Bhutan Tour Package from AHKE Adventure Travel (Posted on Jul 5 2011)

6 Days Best of Scenic Bhutan Tour Package from AHKE Adventure Travel

“BEST OF SCENIC BHUTAN”

The Kingdom of Bhutan, nestling in the heart of the great Himalaya, only opened its
gates to foreigners in 1974. It remains the society, where age old culture and traditional
life continues as it had been for centuries. With about 69% of population still living in
rural Bhutan, farming is still considered an occupation for the majority of Bhutanese. Old
aged barter system and close bond within the family often with more then 50 members
are common sight.

Beauty of Thimphu

Beauty of Thimphu

Best of Scenic Bhutan Tours offer you insight of Bhutan in short time. During these tour,
you will have opportunity to see all the cultural and other important sites in western
Bhutan.

You will witness, how little life in Bhutan have changed through out the civilisation. You
may find that life here is very similar to European medieval era.

Trip Name: “Best of Scenic Bhutan”
Best Season: Jan-June & Sept-Dec.
Duration: 06 Days/5 nights in Bhutan
Grade: Soft Adventure
District to visit: Paro, Punakha, Wangdue & Thimphu
Trip Leader: AHKE Adventure’s Senior Guide

DETAIL ITINERARY:

DAY 01 Arrive Bhutan
Your Bhutanese escort will receive you upon arrival and drive you through the valley of
Paro to the hotel.  Drive to the ruins of Drugyel Dzong. This Dzong is of historical
importance, from whose ramparts the Bhutanese repelled Tibetan invaders. On a clear
day  one can view the sacred Chhomolari (Mountain of Goddess) – 24,000 ft.
Visit Ta Dzong, the National museum housed in an ancient watchtower, which has a fine
collection of ancient Thangka painting, textiles, weapons and  artifacts. See also a
traditional wooden bridge.  Later drive to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. Check in
at a hotel and you may like to stroll around the town.

DAY 02  Thimphu Sightseeing
Sight seeing in Thimphu includes – visit to the School of Thanka Painting, the National
Library, which holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist manuscripts and the Institute
of Traditional Medicine, where centuries old healing arts are still practiced. Visit the
Memorial Chorten built in memory of His Late Majesty, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck ,
the Jushina paper factory and later visit the Handicraft Emporium.

DAY 03  Thimphu Sightseeing & Punakha
Do some left over sightseeing. Then drive through Dochula Pass where one gets one of
the most enchanting views in Bhutan. On a clear day, the one can get a good view of the
Himalayan ranges and also see the Gasa Dzong at a distance. The journey continues
through varying scenes of greenery all the way to Punakha. The Punakha Dzong is set on
the junction of the two rivers Phochu (male river) and Mochu (female river) and is one of
the most spectacular Dzongs in the country. At present this Dzong serves as the winter
residence for the Je Khenpo, Chief Abbot of the Central Monastic Body. Visit the Dzong
if the monastic body has sifted to Thimphu for the summer.  Visit the town. Overnight at
Punakha.

Taktsang monastery

Taktsang monastery

DAY 04  Punakha-Paro
Drive to Paro via Thimphu. On the way, under take hike to fertility temple in Lobesa and
then head for Thimphu. Visit Sangay Gang where you can get a spectacular view of the
whole Thimphu valley. Then visit Zelukha Nunnery. Later in the afternoon, drive to Paro.

DAY 05  Excursions to Taktsang
Drive to Satsam Chorten and then hike to viewpoint of Taktsang, the Tiger’s Nest. This
magical monastery clings to a vertical granite cliff 3,000 ft above the valley floor. The
monastery was burnt in 1998 but has recently been reconstructed. It is one of the most
holy places and all Bhutanese believe that they must visit it at least once in their lifetime.

DAY 06  Paro Departure.
Breakfast in Hotel, and Drive to Paro International Airport. Group will be assisted with
departure formalities by your escort.

For More Detail & Booking of Best of Scenic Bhutan Tour Package

Suite No. 05. Druk Phunsum Tsogpa Head Office Bldg, Opp. Changlimithang Stadium,
Chang Lam St. Thimphu KINGDOM OF BHUTAN.
Telephone: +975-2-338117, Fax: +975-2-33 63 35, Mobile +975 1711 3748/+975 17601482
Mailing Address: PO Box 1134, General Post Office Thimphu BHUTAN.
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Email: info@bhutanecoventure.com


Posted by on Jul 5 2011. Filed under Asia, Bhutan, Paro, Thimphu.

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