Glimpse of the Dragon Kingdom


DAY 1: You will be received by the representative of Himalayan Adventures Tours & Travel Bhutan who will be your guide throughout your tour. Visit the Ta Dzong, built in the 17th century as a watchtower for the Paro Dzong. This dzong was converted into the National musuem in 1967, and is filled with antique thankha paintings, textiles, weapons and armor. Drive to see the Rinpung Dzong, built in 1645 to defend the valley against Tibetan invaders. The Dzong is now use as an administration center and school for monks. Drive to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. Walk to the Changangkha temple – temple of Chenrigzig known as Buddha of Compassion and offer butter lamps. Drive to see the Takin Zoo, which houses the national animal the Takin that is only found in Bhutan. Drive to BBS tower to get a view of the Thimphu valley.
Meals included: Lunch, Dinner


DAY 2: Thimphu sightseeing includes a visit the National Library, a treasure trove of priceless Buddhist manuscripts. See the Traditional Painting School of Arts & Crafts where children are taught centuries old craft. Tour the traditional medicine center where centuries old medicine and acupuncture is still practiced. Visit the National folk Heritage Museum to get an insight into the typical Bhutanese way of life. See the Textile Museum to get an understanding of the beautiful hand woven Bhutanese textiles. Drive to Punakha (70Km) via the Dochula pass (3140 m). An hour’s drive from Thimphu will take you to this pass (3140 m) where one can have a superb view of the Eastern Himalayas on a clear day. Drive onto Punakha, the old capital of Bhutan and presently the winter residence of the central monk body. Visit the Punakha Dzong, located on the island of the Pho – Chu (male) river and the Mochu (female) river. Visit the Dho Jha Gha Lam Temple.


DAY 3: Walk to Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten (50 Mins) – temple built by the Queen Of Bhutan for peace and stability in this ever-changing world. Drive back to Paro driving through the idyllic countryside, dotted with villages and paddy fields, crossing rivers and natural forests to Paro. In the evening, visit a farmhouse and try our traditional drinks and snacks.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


DAY 4: In the morning, your guide will escort you to the airport for your flight onwards
Meals included: Breakfast

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