Colours of Bhutan5 Nights 6 Days
Colours of Bhutan
Discover the Land that is synonymous with peace, tranquility and happiness. Find out why Bhutan is bacon of hope in a world consumed by mad scramble of materialistic gain. Feel the pulse of the people who immense pride in their age-old values, culture and tradition. To unravel these we are here to mapped your route and show you the road off the un-beaten path.
- An ancient landscapeAn ancient landscape where life's daily rituals remain sacred and unchanged
- Tiger's NestHike to secluded temples and monasteries, including the famous " Tiger's Nest Monastry"
- Ascend herders' trailsAscend herders' trails to find valley views and colorful prayer flags
- Exchange ideasExchange ideas with Buddhist monks and receive a blessing
- 1 Arrived Paro - Drive to ThimphuParo - Thimphu Get a seat on the left side of the aircraft, keep your camera ready (battery charged, of course), and follow the instructions of the pilot as he/she guides you through the world’s highest mountains, one after another – Kanchenjunga, Everest, Lhotse, etc. On a clear day, the views are nothing short of spectacular. As the plane banks over the mountain slopes, the Paro Valley greet you with luminous paddies rippling in the breeze and tiny houses sprinkled on the bank of the meandering river. The air is crystal clear, light translucent and on horizon, snowcapped mountains frame the idyllic like painting. It does not matter how many times you land in Paro, the bucolic valley unfolds like a dream. After visa formalities and collection of baggage, you will meet by our representative from “Journey To Discover BhutanAfternoon: Visit Kyichu Lhakhang:It is one of the two most sacred and the oldest temples in Bhutan, built in 7th century by Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo. The legend tells that a giant demon was terrorizing the whole of Himalayan region, preventing the spread of Buddhism, so to subdue it the king built 108 temples in one day all over the Himalayan region out of which 2 are in Bhutan (Kichu Lhakhang in Paro & Jambay Lhakhang in Bumthang). Kyichu Lhakhang was built on her left foot. The temple of Jokhang in Lhasa was built over the very heart of the demoness.Paro Dzong built in 1646, which houses the administrative center of the Paro district and religious institute for monks. The Paro Dzong may be familiar to people who watched Bertolucci’s lm “The Little Buddha” walk down to the coach crossing over the traditional wooden covered bridge called “Nymezampa” which spans over the Paro river. Good place to take the Photo of Dzong, with cantilever bridge and Paro River.Their after drive to Thimphu- Stop at Tachog Lhakhang view point to take a picture of iron bridge and the 15 Century old Tashi Chodzong : The seat of the government and the center of all religious affairs and the throne room of His Majesty
- 2 Thimphu - DochulaThimphu Sightseeing –Dochu-La to Punakha Visit the following places of cultural interest in Thimphu:The Memorial Chorten: With its golden spines shining in the sun, its tinkling bells built in honour of third King of Bhutan, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. The inside paintings and statues provide a very rare insights into Buddhist Philosophy in all its complexity of tantric Buddhism. This Chorten is centrally located and you will see an endless procession of elderly people circling around it.Kuenselphordang- To see World Biggest seated BuddhaSchool of Traditional Arts and Crafts: For a quick look into trainees working on the thirteen traditional arts and crafts of the country.Afternoon: Drive to Dochu-La ( 3050m) This Pass is one of the most beautiful pass in Bhutan dotted by many colorful prayer ags and 108 chortens. On a clear day you will be able to see a spectacular view of the Eastern Himalayas from this pass. Walk around the pass and visit Dochula Lhakhang and you can practice or do mediation in the temple.Diner & Over Night at Dochula
- 3 Douchu-La – PunakhaGet up early morning to see the sun rise from the pass ( 3050m) . After Breakfast, descend through the forest of rhododendrons and magnolia to the fertile valley of Lobesa. Hike to Chimi Lhakhang “ The Temple of Fertility” Afternoon visit Punakh Dzong This dzong is one of the most beautiful and architecturally impressive Dzong in the country. It is ideally located between two rivers Pho Chu “Male River” and Mo Chu “Female River”. It was built in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngwang Namgyel and it has served as the seats of the Government till 1953. The construction of the Dzong was foretold by Guru Rimpoche, who predicted, “a person named Namgyel will arrive at a hill that looks like an elephant”. At the time there was a smaller Dzong “ Dzong Chung” that house a statute of Buddha. It has said that Shabdrung ordered the architect, Zowe Palep, to sleep in from of the statue. While Palep was sleeping in front the statue; the Shadrung took him in his dreams to Zangtopelri and showed him the palace of Guru Rimpoche. From this vision, the architect conceived the design for the new Dzong, which in keeping with the tradition, was never committed to paper. The Dzong was named Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang, “Palace of Great Happiness.” Punakha is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpo (Chief Abbot”) and central monk body. Take time to admire the impressive, colourful and detailed artistry of the surrounding, including the huge statues of Buddha, Guru Rinpoche and Zhabdung Nawany Namgyel.
- 4 Punakha –ParoIn the morning after breakfast hike to the grand Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten. The Chorten is 30 meters (100 feet) tall and can be seen in the distance when driving. The three-leveled chorten took eight and a half years to build and was consecrated in 1999. Dedicated to the Fifth King, it was built to remove negative forces and to provide peace, stability, and harmony in an ever- changing world. It is therefore lled with every form of colorful protector imaginable. Afternoon : Drive to Paro over and Dochu-la Pass. Through out your journey you will have ever- changing scenery of rural life in Bhutan and you will have ample of opportunity to take the picture of Nurture, people & wildlife along the road. Dinner and Over Night at Hotel.
- 5 Taktsang HikeWith Early Breakfast a hike to the Taktsang monastery (Tiger’s Nest). The trail climbs through beautiful pine forest, many of tress festooned with Spanish moss and an occasional grove of uttering prayer ags. Legend has it that Guru Rimpoche, founder of Buddhism ew from Eastern Bhutan on a tigress, bringing Buddhist teachings and meditated here in this cliff. This is one of the most venerated and sacred of all Buddhist site around the world. After visiting the monastery, we will walk down to Taktsang cafeteria for lunch. Free time to scroll in and around Paro city.
- 6 DepartureDrive to Paro Airport for your onward flight.
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