DAY I 

The flight into Paro on our national carrier, Druk-Air, is a befitting

introduction to the spectacular beauty of our country. The remarkable

and steep descent into the Paro valley is an awe-inspiring beginning

to your adventure. You can feel the pace of life slow down as you

reach the country. Bhutan well comes you with the beautiful mountains

of Himalayas covered in snow and the first gift from Bhutan is cool,

clean fresh crystal air as you step out of the plane.After clearing visa,

custom formalities and collection of baggages you will meet our

re presentive from Bhutan Sunshine who will be waiting at the Exit

Point with a Pla-card and drive you to a short distance to a restaurant

for lunch in Paro valley. 

Afternoon,

 

National Museum

Visit at the Ta- Dzong ,the watch tower of Paro Dzong which now

houses the national museum and to Paro Dzong ,it was built in 17th

century around 1644 by Shabdrung(the founder of drukpa kagyue

school in Bhutan)and In 1646 the Dzong was reconsecrated and

established as the administrative and monastic Centre of the western

region and it became to known as Rinpung Dzong.it might be

femillar to who have seen the movie called Little Buddha in 1993

were filmed in this Dzong,thereafter one and half drive to the capital

of Bhutan en-route chunzom (confluence).At the confluence of

paro-Thimphu river, you will see three forms of stupa in different

styles: Nepalese, Tibetan, and Bhutanese and a short drive to the

capital,check in and rest after dinner.

 

DAY 2(Thimphu-Punakha via Dochula) 

Early morning we will begain our journey toward Punakha Via Dochula           

Dochula Passes 

which is the highest point for today with an elevation of 3050meters above sea level. The   to Dochula winds through lush pine forest crossing Hongtsho valley. The Atmosphere changes dramatically as you closing to the pass. In spring season, Dochula pass is surrounded by rhododendron flower and Magnolia,which makes the pass look more beautiful again. In good weather the pass will provide you a 180 degree panorama of the distant Himalaya summits. You can take a walk around the 108miniature

(Chortens) built in 2003. it is one of the most beautiful passes in which its faced toward eastern Himalayas, Night at Dochula Hotel. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Afternoon

Punakha Dzong

Also known as Pung Tang Dewa Chenpoi Phodrang (meaning “the palace of great happiness or bliss”) is the administrative Centre of Punakha Dzongkha in Bhutan and winter capital for Thimphu monks.The Dzong was Constructed as Guru Rinpochea prophesized that “a person named Namgyal will arrive at a hill that looks like an elephant”. Zhabdrung found the peak of the hill, which appeared in the shape of trunk of an elephant as prophesied, and built the Dzong in 1637-38.Another legend tells  how Zowe Palep, the architect, had a vision in a dream after the Zhabdrung ordered him to sleep under a small structure which contained a statue of the Buddha, known as Dzong Chug (small Dzong). In his dream, prompted by the psychic powers of the Zhabdrung, he had a clear vision of a palace of Guru Rinpochea. The vision was imprinted on the architect's mind, enabling him to conceive the plan for the Dzong without putting the vision on paper and to build it and now it locate in the middle of two river pho chu (the male river)and mo chu(the female river). It is also known as the second oldest and second largest Dzong in Bhutan and one of its most majestic structures.The Dzong houses the sacred relics and the sacred remains of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel and Terton Pedma Lingpa. In olden days the Dzong was the administrative Centre and the seat of the Government of Bhutan until 1955, when the capital was moved to Thimphu.

DAY 3 Punakha - Thimphu

Morning

  • Biggest sitting buddha recently built named Kuenzang Phordang,

  • Memorial Stupa;The Memorial Stupa, "a chorten to represent the mind of the Buddha”.  

  • Changangkha Lhakhang;built in the 13th century 

  • Motithang Mini Zoo;where you can see Takin,The National Animal Of Bhutan.

  • Visit nunnery (The women -monk temple) for drawing and meditation.

  • Thirteen art and craft institute;popularly known as zorig chusum.

Day 4 Thimphu - Paro 

Today after Breakfast we will visit Tashichhoedzong  is a Buddhist monastery and fortress on the northern edge of the city of Thimphu in Bhutan, on the western bank of the Wang Chu. It has traditionally been the seat of the Druk Desi (or "Dharma Raja"), the head of Bhutan's civil government, an office which has been combined with the kingship since the creation of the monarchy in 1907, and summer capital of the country.The main structure of the whitewashed building is two-storied with three-storied towers at each of the four corners topped by triple-tiered golden roofs. There is also a large central tower. After visiting the monastery drive back to the capital for lunch and depart via Tachhogang monastery 

Day 5 Paro TIGER NEST 

         Taktshang monastery(the tigers nest) 

Today the second last day is a very special day that will be the most

remembering day of the trip Hike to Taktshang(Tiger Nest). After

breakfast we will drive you to to a place named Ramthankha where

you will begin your hiking. You will be hiking throug the beautiful

evergreen pine forest and colourful fluttering prayer flags and you

are permitted to hike up to the view point where you can see the

monastry hanging on the cliff and visit the monastry in which we

will have s short session of mediation. Taktshang or the Tigers nest

as the monastery is widely regarded is one of the most important

in Bhutan. Its history is associated with the visit of Guru

Padmasambhava, the Indian saint who came to Bhutan in the 8th

century AD. The cave was named Taktshang after Guru Rinpoche

flew into the cave from Singye Dzong in eastern Bhutan riding on

a tigress. When landing within the cave he took the wrathful form

of Guru Dorji Drolo (one of the eight manifestations of

Guru Rinpoche) to subdue the demons. The monastery is one of the

main thirteen Taktshangs as predicted to be built in the world. The

cliff on which Taktshang stands is also supposed to resemble a ritual

dagger – Phurpa (Vajrakila).After the session we will be walking

back to cafeteria for lunch.

Afternoon

You will walk down hill toward bottom and drive back to town enroute Kyichu Lhakhang which was built in 7th century by king Gongtsen Gompo(the builder of Jampel Lhakhang in Bumthang)and one of the oldest monastery in Bhutan built for the spread of Buddhism through the country. Thereafter you will reach the town and back to your hotel for preparation for departure next day.

 DAY 6

After Check-out in the Morning you will be transferred to Paro Airport. Farewell from Bhutan, Thank you for visiting Bhutan through Bhutan Sunshine Tours And Treks. We wish to see you again and save journey. 

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6 DAYS 5 NIGHTS CULTURAL TOUR