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Colours of Bhutan

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“Tsheten has arranged my previous three visits to Bhutan in a professional and stress free manner (and he is currently arranging my fourth). “

“Tsheten took very good care of me and introduced me at easy pace to Bhutan culture, customs, history and people. “

    OVERVIEW

    Colours of Bhutan

    Embark on a captivating journey to the enchanting Kingdom of Bhutan, renowned for its majestic landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and unwavering commitment to Gross National Happiness. This famous Bhutan tour offers a unique blend of spiritual exploration and breathtaking scenery, with visits to iconic landmarks such as the cliffside Tiger’s Nest Monastery, the historic Punakha Dzong, and the vibrant capital city of Thimphu.

    Immerse yourself in the warmth of Bhutanese hospitality as you traverse through picturesque valleys, adorned with prayer flags and traditional architecture. Discover the nation’s deep-rooted traditions during colorful festivals, savor delectable Bhutanese cuisine, and witness the harmonious coexistence of tradition and modernity in this serene Himalayan haven.

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    DAYS

    Discover the Land that is synonymous with peace, tranquility and happiness. Find out why Bhutan is bacon of hope in a world consumed by mad scramble of materialistic gain. Feel the pulse of the people who immense pride in their age-old values, culture and tradition. To unravel these we are here to mapped your route and show you the road off the un-beaten path.

    WHAT’S THE WEATHER LIKE?

    When to visit for Bhutan Luxury Tour

    Bhutan experiences distinct seasons, with a monsoon season bringing heavy rainfall from June to September, nourishing the lush green landscapes. Winters, from November to February, bring cooler temperatures and occasional snowfall in higher elevations. Spring and autumn, from March to May and September to November respectively, offer pleasant weather with clear skies and blooming flora.


    4-25
    °C
    20-50
    MM
    Spring
    MAR – MAY
    15-27
    °C
    90-120
    MM
    Monsoons
    JUN – AUG
    3-26
    °C
    0-70
    MM
    Autumn
    SEPT – NOV
    (-2)-17
    °C
    5-10
    MM
    Winter
    DEC – FEB

    Trip Highlights

    An ancient landscape

    Bhutan, a kingdom nestled in the eastern Himalayas, boasts an ancient landscape steeped in both natural beauty and cultural significance. This enchanting terrain is adorned with emerald-green valleys, pristine rivers, and snow-capped peaks, creating a canvas that has evolved over centuries. The verdant landscapes are punctuated by ancient monasteries and dzongs, standing as silent witnesses to the country’s rich history and spiritual traditions. As you traverse this ancient land, you’ll encounter terraced fields, traditional Bhutanese architecture, and dense forests that have preserved the kingdom’s ecological diversity.

    Tiger’s Nest Monastery

    Perched precariously on the edge of a sheer cliff, the Tiger’s Nest Monastery, or Paro Taktsang, is a sacred jewel of Bhutan. Clinging to the mountainside at an elevation of 3,120 meters, this iconic monastery is a testament to both architectural marvel and spiritual significance. Legend has it that Guru Rinpoche, the father of Bhutanese Buddhism, meditated in a cave here on the back of a flying tigress, giving the monastery its awe-inspiring name.

    Local herder’s way of life

    Embark on the Herder’s Trail in Bhutan, a fascinating journey that transcends the typical tourist experience, offering a rare opportunity to engage with the heart of Bhutanese culture. As you traverse the scenic landscapes frequented by nomadic herders, you’ll witness their traditional way of life and gain insights into the symbiotic relationship they share with nature. Along the trail, the warm and welcoming people of Bhutan provide more than just picturesque vistas; they offer a chance to exchange ideas, stories, and laughter.

    Tour Includes

    • Accommodation: Luxury Hotels

    • Meal Plan: All the meals

    • Transport: Very Comfortable Transport (SUV/Mini Bus/Coaster Bus)

    • Guide: Professional English Speaking

    • Visa / Permits: Bhutan Visa & All Permits

    • Sightseeing: Extensive Sightseeing & Touring

    • Entrance fees: All Historic Monuments

    • Tax: Government Royalties And Taxes

    Tour Excludes

    • Airfare

    • Laundry

    • Private Calls

    • Beverages or Drinks

    • Insurance for travel and other contingencies.

    • Bank Charges

    Single room supplement charges of US $ 40 per night halt per person will apply for any single room requirement.

    Itinerary

    DAY 01: Arrived Paro – Drive to Thimphu

    Paro – Thimphu Get a seat on the left side of the aircraft, keep your camera ready (battery charged, of course), and follow the instructions of the pilot as he/she guides you through the world’s highest mountains, one after another – Kanchenjunga, Everest, Lhotse, etc. On a clear day, the views are nothing short of spectacular. As the plane banks over the mountain slopes, the Paro Valley greet you with luminous paddies rippling in the breeze and tiny houses sprinkled on the bank of the meandering river. The air is crystal clear, light translucent and on horizon, snowcapped mountains frame the idyllic like painting. It does not matter how many times you land in Paro, the bucolic valley unfolds like a dream. After visa formalities and collection of baggage, you will meet by our representative from “Journey To Discover Bhutan

    Afternoon: Visit Kyichu Lhakhang:
    It is one of the two most sacred and the oldest temples in Bhutan, built in 7th century by Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo. The legend tells that a giant demon was terrorizing the whole of Himalayan region, preventing the spread of Buddhism, so to subdue it the king built 108 temples in one day all over the Himalayan region out of which 2 are in Bhutan (Kichu Lhakhang in Paro & Jambay Lhakhang in Bumthang). Kyichu Lhakhang was built on her left foot. The temple of Jokhang in Lhasa was built over the very heart of the demoness.

    Paro Dzong built in 1646, which houses the administrative center of the Paro district and religious institute for monks. The Paro Dzong may be familiar to people who watched Bertolucci’s lm “The Little Buddha” walk down to the coach crossing over the traditional wooden covered bridge called “Nymezampa” which spans over the Paro river. Good place to take the Photo of Dzong, with cantilever bridge and Paro River.

    Their after drive to Thimphu- Stop at Tachog Lhakhang view point to take a picture of iron bridge and the 15 Century old Tashi Chodzong : The seat of the government and the center of all religious affairs and the throne room of His Majesty

    DAY 02: Thimphu – Dochu-la

    Thimphu Sightseeing –Dochu-La to Punakha 
Visit the following places of cultural interest in Thimphu:

     The Memorial Chorten: With its golden spines shining in the sun, its tinkling bells built in honour of third King of Bhutan, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. The inside paintings and statues provide a very rare insights into Buddhist Philosophy in all its complexity of tantric Buddhism. This Chorten is centrally located and you will see an endless procession of elderly people circling around it.
    Kuenselphordang– To see World Biggest seated Buddha
    School of Traditional Arts and Crafts: For a quick look into trainees working on the thirteen traditional arts and crafts of the country.

    Afternoon: Drive to Dochu-La ( 3050m) This Pass is one of the most beautiful pass in Bhutan dotted by many colorful prayer ags and 108 chortens. On a clear day you will be able to see a spectacular view of the Eastern Himalayas from this pass. Walk around the pass and visit Dochula Lhakhang and you can practice or do mediation in the temple.

     Diner & Over Night at Dochu-la
    DAY 03: Douchu-la – Punakha

    Get up early morning to see the sun rise from the pass ( 3050m) . After Breakfast, descend through the forest of rhododendrons and magnolia to the fertile valley of Lobesa. Hike to Chimi Lhakhang “ The Temple of Fertility”

    Afternoon visit Punakh Dzong

    This dzong is one of the most beautiful and architecturally impressive Dzong in the country. It is ideally located between two rivers Pho Chu “Male River” and Mo Chu “Female River”. It was built in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngwang Namgyel and it has served as the seats of the Government till 1953. The construction of the Dzong was foretold by Guru Rimpoche, who predicted, “a person named Namgyel will arrive at a hill that looks like an elephant”. At the time there was a smaller Dzong “ Dzong Chung” that house a statute of Buddha. It has said that Shabdrung ordered the architect, Zowe Palep, to sleep in from of the statue.

    While Palep was sleeping in front the statue; the Shadrung took him in his dreams to Zangtopelri and showed him the palace of Guru Rimpoche. From this vision, the architect conceived the design for the new Dzong, which in keeping with the tradition, was never committed to paper. The Dzong was named Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang, “Palace of Great Happiness.” Punakha is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpo (Chief Abbot”) and central monk body.

    Take time to admire the impressive, colourful and detailed artistry of the surrounding, including the huge statues of Buddha, Guru Rinpoche and Zhabdung Nawany Namgyel.

    DAY 04: Punakha – Paro

    In the morning after breakfast hike to the grand Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten. The Chorten is 30 meters (100 feet) tall and can be seen in the distance when driving. The three-leveled chorten took eight and a half years to build and was consecrated in 1999. Dedicated to the Fifth King, it was built to remove negative forces and to provide peace, stability, and harmony in an ever- changing world. It is therefore lled with every form of colorful protector imaginable.

    Afternoon :

    Drive to Paro over and Dochu-la Pass. Through out your journey you will have ever- changing scenery of rural life in Bhutan and you will have ample of opportunity to take the picture of Nurture, people & wildlife along the road.

    Dinner and Over Night at Hotel.

    DAY 05: Taktsang Hike

    With Early Breakfast a hike to the Taktsang monastery (Tiger’s Nest). The trail climbs through beautiful pine forest, many of tress festooned with Spanish moss and an occasional grove of uttering prayer ags. Legend has it that Guru Rimpoche, founder of Buddhism ew from Eastern Bhutan on a tigress, bringing Buddhist teachings and meditated here in this cliff. This is one of the most venerated and sacred of all Buddhist site around the world. After visiting the monastery, we will walk down to Taktsang cafeteria for lunch. Free time to scroll in and around Paro city.

    DAY 06: Departure

    Drive to Paro Airport for your onward flight.

    “The Last Shangri-la”.

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