SGL = Single, GRP =Grouping, FM= Family, STU = Students
Splendors of Western Bhutan Tour 7 days, 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.
Thickly forested valleys, snow-capped mountains, colorful prayer flags fluttering in the breeze, maroon robed monks and architecture from another age. This is Western Bhutan Tour 7 days, 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 sharing room
All applicable transfers & sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary
All Sightseeing entry fee, permit charges & royalties as per the itinerary
Flight Kathmandu-Paro-Kathmandu (economy class)
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.
You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu Nepal.
Note: Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos to issue visa.
Guide / Porters : RMT (Royal Mountain Trekking) provides insurance facility to our guides and porters as per state law.
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 in Western Bhutan Tour. 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.
At noon we visit Ta Dzong and walk down the hillside trail to visit Rinpung Dzong. Ta dzong is the National Museum of the Kingdom, originally built as Watch Tower during 1967. Now, Ta Dzong holds fascinating collection of art, artifacts, thangkha paintings and Bhutan’s exquisite postage stamps.
Rinpung Dzong was built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan. The Dzong houses the mosastic body of Paro, the office of Dzongda (district administrative head) and Thrimpn (judge) of Paro district. Finally, we stay at hotel for overnight stay.
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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