SGL = Single, GRP =Grouping, FM= Family, STU = Students
Explore Bhutan Bumthang valley Tour, Venture into a world that will touch your heart and soul – a land of myths, legends and traditions which are as vital and alive today as when they originated. Bhutan Tour with Bumthang is an excellent way to tour Bhutan’s cultural heritages and explore its landscape with several hikes.
Thickly forested valleys, snow-capped mountains, colorful prayer flags fluttering in the breeze, maroon robed monks and architecture from another age. This is Bhutan Bumthang valley Tour, a kingdom that has long maintained its independence and isolation from the outside world and so preserved a fascinating Himalayan culture and tradition.
The Cost includes:
Accommodation – Twin share
All applicable transfers & sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary
All Sightseeing entry fee, permit charges & royalties as per the itinerary
English speaking interpreter/guide
The Cost does not include:
Cost for extra usage of vehicle, other than scheduled & mentioned in the itinerary.
Cost for any other service not mentioned under the “Cost Includes” Head
Cost for Insurance.
Additional cost arising due to mishaps, political unrest, natural calamities like – landslides, road blockage, etc. In such case extra will have to be paid on the spot by the guest directly.
Payment for service provided on a personal request.
Personal expenses such as laundry, bottled water, soft drinks, incidentals, porter charges, tips etc.
The sights at Thimpu certainly includes Late King’s Memorial Chorten, the National Library where ancient manuscripts are preserved, Drubthob Nunnery, Folk Heritage Museum, the handmade paper factory, the school of arts and crafts where young students learn the traditional arts and crafts (Zo Rig Chusum – the thirteen crafts), Gold and the Silver Smiths workshop, Zangtopelri Lhakhang, and the Handicraft Emporium and the local handicraft centers to see the weavers at work and also varieties of textiles, thangkha paintings, masks and many more.
Further on the way to Punkha we visit the temple Chimi Lhakhang. It is popularly known for blessing of child for childless and protection for children who already have them. Many people from Bhutan and other parts of the world visit the temple and vouch on the success of their prayers.
Punakha Dzong is next in our list. It was strategically built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1637 at the junction of Pho Chhu (Male River) and Mo Chhu (Female River). It played an important role in Bhutan’s history and serve as the religious and administrative center of the region. Punakha Dzong is also the winter residence of Bhutan’s spiritual leader, the Head Abbot and the Central Monastic Body.
Ugyen Choling was never center of political power yet played a vital role as a religious center. The history of Ugyen Choling begins after the visit of Longchen Rabjam (1308 -63), the great Tibetan master of Buddhism. He was most celebrated writer and philosopher of Nyingmapa School of Tibetan Buddhism. He is also viewed as synthesizer of the doctrine and methods of Dzongchen “school of great perfection”.
It is only the structure of its size that still exists and used by a family with direct historical link.
With its size and magnitude the complex has initiate to house as a historical museum and ensure continuity with the commitments listed below.
– Preserving and maintaining Ugyen Choling as a religious and cultural legacy.
– Continuing the traditional religious observance and rituals .
– Providing a place for religious studies, research and solitude
– Reviving and enhancing traditional skills and providing an outlet for local handicrafts.
We drive back to Bumthang for overnight stay at hotel.
Visit Ura Valley 48 km, about one and a half hour drive, from Jakar. The road to Ura climbs through conifers and beautiful landscape. Farms and sheep pastures line the road.
Taktsang is the most famous Bhutanese Monastery. It is believed that Guru Rinpoche arrived on the back of the tigress and meditated at this monastery. Therefore, it is also called “Tiger’s Nest”. The round trip excursion of monastery takes almost 5 hours and we return back to Paro town. En route visit the Kyichu Lhakhang which is one of the oldest and most scared shrines of the Kingdom.
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