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  • Bhutan Green Wood Tours and Travels
  • Bhutan Green Wood Tours and Travels
  • Bhutan Green Wood Tours and Travels
  • Bhutan Green Wood Tours and Travels
  • Bhutan Green Wood Tours and Travels
  • Bhutan Green Wood Tours and Travels
  • Bhutan Green Wood Tours and Travels

Overview

Most popular package covering 3 districts of Bhutan - Paro - Thimphu - Punakha. Best time to plan for this trip would be August to November but open year round. 

Arrival at Paro (2250m) - clear customs and visa formalities, meet the representatives of Bhutan Greenwood Tours & Travels. Then drive towards Thimphu (the capital of Bhutan- (2350m) for about 1 hour drive. En-route Thimphu, one can do a short hike to Tamchog Monastery, a private temple owned by the descendants of famous Tibetan bridge – builder Thangthong Gaylpo. Later on continue the drive to Thimphu and visit Buddha point for a stunning view of Thimphu city. Thimphu. Overnight.

Thimphu:  After breakfast full day sightseeing. Visit Trashichhoedzong, the beautiful medieval fortress/monastery which houses most of the Government’s office and King’s Throne room. It is also the summer residence of Je Khenpo, the Chief Abbot.  Visit Buddha point, Takin zoo, National Library which has vast collection of ancient Buddhist texts and manuscripts. Drive to Arts & Crafts School, famous for traditional thangkha paintings. Here you will get to see, students at work producing intricate design on cloth. Lunch and proceed to visit Handicrafts Emporium which displays wide assortment of beautifully hand-woven and crafted products. Then drive to Memorial Chorten, the stupa built in the memory of Bhutan’s Third King who is popularly regarded as Father of modern Bhutan. The paintings and statues inside this monument provide a deep insight into Buddhist philosophy. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.

After breakfast drive to Punakha with a short stop over at Dochula pass (3,080m) stopping briefly here to take in the view and admire the Druk Wangyel chorten, Mani wall, and prayer flags which decorate the highest point on the road. Later visit Punakha Dzong then to Wangduephodrang visiting Dzong and local market. The district of Wangduephodrang is also famous for its bamboo products, slate and stone carvings. Overnight at the hotel in Punakha.

Standing regally on the hill above the Punakha valley, Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten is a classic example of gorgeous traditions and architecture of Asian country. This chorten, however, is unique. It is not designed for community worship or for monastic retreat or education like other Buddhist Institute and Colleges. It is designed as a magical tool. It was built by the Queen Mother for heading off the negative forces and transportation peace and harmony for all the living beings. At the top tourists can see a lovely Bodhi tree, well-tended gardens, two large prayer wheels in their special shelter, and the gorgeous little temple. Holy caretaker greets guest and offers refreshment. Drive back and halt at hotel.

 The  Phubjikha valley exploration with a visit to Nature Trail, Farmhouse, Rare Black Necked Crane Winter Habitat and Information Centre and overnight at hotel at Gangtey.

This  wonderful journey to Paro  covers the  Dochula Pass which is a mountain pass in the snow covered  Himalayas on the road from Thimphu to Punakha from  where 108 memorial  chortens  or stupas known as "Druk Wangyal Chortens" have been built by Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuk, the eldest Queen Mother.Apart from the chortens there is a monastery called the Druk Wangyal Lhakhang (temple), built in honour of the fourth  Druk Gyalpo Druk (head of the state of Bhutan), Jigme Singye Wangchuck ;the open grounds in its front yard is a venue for the annual Dochula Druk Wangyel Festival.The pass with 108 memorial chortens is adjacent to the country's first Royal Botanical Park. Lunch at Thimphu  travel to Paro and overnight in hotel.

After early breakfast, the drive starts to HAA Valley through oldest forest in Bhutan Chelela located at 3988m (13,000ft), between the valley of Paro and Haa is Chele La, the highest road pass in the country. Popular for short excursion (2 and half hours drive to Haa) through the pass, you can see Paro valley on one side and then Haa valley on the other. You can also have a picnic at Chele La if you like to. In Haa, some sightseeing and then going to katsho village and visiting the Katso Lhakhang. The valley of Haa was only opened to Tourist in 2002 and Haa is the least visited valley in Bhutan due to the lack of Tourist infrastructure. This has helped in keeping Haa the way it has always been, with Bhutanese families living their traditional and simple life. There are no tourist standard hotels in Haa valley, so we return to Paro for the night.

 

Ta  Dzong. Paro Dzong, Ugyen Pelri Palce, Heritage House, Kyichu Lhakhang, and visit a farm House and o/n at hotel in Paro 

Length: 2.6 miles (one way)
Starting Elevation: 8,525 feet
Max Elevation: 10,232 feet

Taktsang (commonly known as Tiger's Nest) is one of the most sacred sites in Bhutan and a place you must visit when you visit Bhutan. It is also one of the most challenging monasteries to get to. Located at an elevation of over 10,000 feet, Taktsang is the birthplace of Bhutanese Buddhism. 

Guru Rinpoche flew here from Tibet on the back of a tigress which was the manifestation of his divine consort Yeshe Tsogyal. Taktsang is perched on a cliff 2,000 feet above the Paro Valley You can reach the Tiger's Nest by walking or by horseback and while it is a challenging trek, you gain merit with every step. The view of Paro Valley from the monastery is worth the climb in and of itself.

PARKING LOT TO TEA HOUSE

Length: 1.3 miles
Hiking Time: 45 Minutes
Elevation Gain: 973 feet
Tea House Elevation: 9,498 feet

The hike starts with a gentle forest climb among prayer flags. After passing a creek and water powered prayer wheels the trail starts getting steeper.

Way back visit the ancient ruin of Drukgyel Dzong, considered as the most beautiful and famous archaeological sites in Bhutan, is situated on a ridge in the upper Paro valley. Since its construction in 1649, Drukgyel Dzong had been served as an important base for defense in the region until 1951 when it was destroyed by fire. Even after the destruction, the ruins of the Dzong continued to be protected as an important monument linking people of Bhutan with the great events that contributed in maintaining sovereignty of the country

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