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Bhutan often revered as the “Land of the Thunder Dragon” or ‘DrukYul’, is still regarded as one of the last “Shangri-La’s” in the Himalayan region because of its remoteness, its spectacular mountain terrain, varied flora and fauna and its unique ancient Buddhist monasteries.
This country of rolling hills and towering crags certainly exudes charm. The mountains are magnificent, the forest are dense, the people are delightful, the air is pure, the architecture inspiring, the religion exciting and the art superb. Like timeless images from the past, the traveller encounters the full glory of this ancient land through its strategic fortresses known as Dzongs, numerous ancient temples, monasteries and stupas which dot the countryside, prayer flags which flutter along the high ridges, wild animals which abound in dense forests, foamy white waterfalls which are the ethereal showers, and the warm smile of its friendly people.
The tiny kingdom of Bhutan shares with Nepal the world’s greatest concentration of mountains and living heritage of Buddhism. With its beautiful and largely unspoiled Himalayan setting, its rich flora and fauna and its vibrant Buddhist culture, Bhutan has become an increasingly popular destination for travelers. In addition to generating hard-currency revenue, tourism is also providing impetus for the development of services sector and hence balanced and holistic development of entire region. In an effort to safeguard its rich natural and cultural environment, the country has consciously adopted a controlled tourism and development policy
Day 01: Arrive Paro and Drive to Thimphu .
Day 2: Drive from Thimphu to Paro.
Day 3: Hike to Tiger nest, and visit local market if possible.
Day 4:Departure from Paro.
Arrive Paro and Drive to Thimphu .The flight to Paro is one of the most spectacular in entire Himalayas. Flying along the Himalayan range from Kathmandu, the journey offers fascinating views and an exciting descent into the Kingdom. Bhutan’s first gift to you as you disembark from the aircraft will be cool, clean fresh mountain air. After immigration formalities and baggage collection, you will be met by our representative, and afterwards drive to Thimphu, the capital town of Bhutan. On arrival, in Thimphu- 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. With the population of about 90,000 it is perhaps still the world’s only capital city without a traffic light. Visit following places: Memorial Chorten: The stupa built in the memory of Bhutan's third King, His Late Majesty, KingJigmeDorjiWangchuk, who is popularly regarded as Father of modern Bhutan. The paintings and statues inside the monument provide a deep insight into Buddhist philosophy. Conclude the tour of the day with a visit of Trashichhoedzong, “fortress of the glorious religion”. This is the center of government and religion, site of monarch’s throne room and seat of Je Khenpo or Chief Abbot. Built in 1641 by the political and religious unifier of Bhutan, ShabdrungNgawangNamgyel, it was reconstructed in 1960s in traditional Bhutanese manner, without nails or architectural plans. Evening an exploratory walk around Thimphu main street and market area.Dinner & overnight at the hotel in Thimphu. Includes: Transportation, Dinner, Accommodation
Drive from Thimphu to ParoAfter breakfast visit the mini zoo where our national animal Takin is kept. Visit the Handicrafts Emporium and Textile Museum where Bhutanese textiles and other arts are displayed and can be purchased. Visit Bhutanese Paper making factory. In the afternoon we will drive back to Paro visit Kitchu Monastery one of the oldest temple which was build in 7th century and visit Drukgyel Dzong. Includes: Transportation, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation
Hike to Tiger nest, and visit local market if possibleAfter breakfast excursion to Taktshang Monastery (5hrs hike): It is one of the most famous of Bhutan’s monasteries, perched on the side of a cliff 900m above the Paro valley floor. It is said that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery and hence it is called ‘Tiger’s Nest’. This site has been recognized as a most sacred place and visited by ShabdrungNgawangNamgyel in 1646 and now visited by all Bhutanese at least once in their lifetime. On 19 April 1998, a fire severely damaged the main structure of building but now this Bhutanese jewel has been restored to its original splendor. Along the way, visit the 7th century Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the 108 temples built in the Himalayas by Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo. The building of this temple marks the introduction of Buddhism in Bhutan.Evening an exploratory walk around main street and market area.Overnight at the hotel in Paro. Includes: Transportation, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation
Fly to KathmanduAfter early breakfast at the hotel, drive to the airport for flight to your onward destination. Our representative will help you with exit formalities and then bid you farewell. Includes: Transportation, Breakfast
– Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at local restaurant.
– Bottled water during the tour.
– Private transport within Bhutan as per the itinerary.
– Both way flight tickets.
– Accommodation under twin sharing with breakfast.
– Experienced English Speaking Tour Guide licensed by Tourism Council
05. Permits and official arrangement
– Museum, monuments entrance fee, sightseeing
– All our government taxes, VAT and official expenses.
– All Visa Fees .
01. Travel Insurance
02. Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, extra tea/coffee, hot water, device charging fee, snacks, tips, etc.
03. Horse charge for Tiger’s Nest hike
04. Bhutanese traditional hot stone bath.
05. Personal trekking equipment except stated above.
06. Any loss arising due to unforeseen circumstances that is beyond Apex Himalaya control.
07. Horse charge for Tiger’s Nest hike
08. Bhutanese traditional hot stone bath.
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