Enjoy 5 Days at Bhutan covering three major highlights of Bhutan exploring Bhutanese culture and traditions with Paro Thimpu Punakha Tour.
You will fly from Kathmandu to Paro and enjoy the tours in Thimpu, Punakha and Paro. Major highlights includes National Memorial Chorten, Punakha Dzong, Simthoka Dzong, Ta Dzong, Takshang monastery etc.
Bhutan is also known as “The Land of Thunder Dragon” is ultimate Himalayan Shangri-la. The tiny kingdom of Bhutan shares with Nepal the world’s greatest concentration of mountains and living heritage of Buddhism. Flight to Paro can truly be described as a flight into fantasy. During the flight, a firsthand close up view of Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga and other famous peaks of the Himalaya range become a reality.
During 5 Days Paro Thimpu Punakha tour you will explore the below destinations.
Paro: The beautiful valley of Paro encapsulates within itself a rich culture, scenic beauty and hundreds of myths and legends. It is home to many of Bhutan’s oldest temples and monasteries, National Museum and country’s only airport. Mount. Chomolhari (7,314m) reigns in white glory at the northern end of the valley and its glacial water plunge through deep gorges to form Pa Chhu (Paro river). Paro is also one of the most fertile valley in the Kingdom producing a bulk of the locally famous red rice from its terraced fields.
Major attractions at Paro:-
- Paro Dzong also known as Ta Dzong
- Rinpung Dzong
- Drukgyel Dzong
- Kyichu Lhakhang
- Taktshang Lhakhang (Tiger’s Nest)
Thimpu: The capital town of Bhutan and the centre of government, religion and commerce, Thimphu is a unique city with unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient traditions. Although not what one expects from a capital city, Thimphu is still a fitting and lively place. Home to civil servants, expatriates and monk body, Thimphu maintains a strong national character in its architectural style.
Places of interest in and around Thimphu:
- Memorial Chorten
- Simtokha Dzong
- National Library
- Institute for Zorig Chusum
- Traditional Medicine Institute
- The Folk Heritage Museum (Phelchey Toenkhyim)
- National Textile Museum
- Handicrafts Emporium
- Changangkha Lhakhang
Punakha: Punakha served as the capital of Bhutan until and still it is the winter seat of Je Khenpo (the chief abbot). Blessed with temperate climate and owing to its natural drainage from Pho Chhu (male) and Mo Chhu (female) rivers, the Punakha valley produces abundant crops and fruits. There are splendid views of the distant Himalayas at Dochula pas (alt. 3,050m) on Thimphu – Punakha road.
Places of interest in and around Punakha
- Punakha Dzong: Built strategically atThimphu town the junction of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers in 1637, by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve as the religious and administrative centre of the region, Punakha Dzong has played an important role in Bhutan’s history. Damaged by four catastrophic fires and an earthquake, the Dzong has been fully restored by the present King. The Dzong is open for visitors during Punakha festival and in summer months when the monk body moves to Thimphu.
Excursions around Punakha
- Chimi Lhakhang
- Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten
- Punakha Ritsha Village
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