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Paro Festival Tour 2014
 
 
Key Information

Travel Style: Small / Big Group
Start Location: Paro
End Location: Paro
Duration: 5 nights / 6 days
Accommodation: Hotels / Farm House
Festival Date: 11th – 15th April

 

Festival Highlights

-If the weather permits you will be able to see Himalayan Mountains. The landing, flying through the Paro valley between the 4000 meters high mountains.

-Morning attend 1st day of Paro festival.

-Visit the ruined fortress of Drugyel dzong which still attract visitors due to the strategic location of the fort, the fort defended the Paro valley from the Tibetan invasion from the north in the early 17th century. On clear weather Mountain Chomolhari 7320 meters can be seen towering over the dzong.

Taking picture of Taktsang monastery (Tiger Nest). The monastery which clings to a huge granite cliff 900 meters from the Paro valley was devastated by fire in 1998 but the Royal Government has taken immediate steps to restore the monastery to its original structure. It is believed that the great saint Padmasambhava came in the 7th century on a flying tigress and meditated in a cave for 3 months.

-Visit Lhakhang (Monastery) it is one of the two most sacred and the oldest temples in Bhutan. It was built in 7th century by Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo, and Rinpung Dzong which serves as the administrative center and school for monks.

-Morning attend 2nd day of Paro festival.

-Visit Jungshi paper factory, third king’s memorial Chorten, Changangkha Lhakhang, mini Zoo here you can see just one animal, Bhutan's national animal the Takin. This is an extremely rare member of the goat family.

-Visit Tashichho Dzong, the main Government Secretariat building, where the government ministries, the Office of His Majesty the King and the Throne Room, the offices and living quarters of the monk body and the Chief Abbot’s housed.

-Drive to the Druk Wangyal Chorten – 108 stupas built by the eldest Queen Mother. Visit Druk Wanggyal Lhakhang built by the eldest Queen mother; the past and future appear to merge in the details of the Lhakhang that tells the story of a supreme warrior figure whose vision pierces the distant future.

-Visit Chimey Lhakhang the monastery of fertility and visit Punakha Dzong which stands majestically at the junction of the two rivers- Pho Chu and Mo chu. The Dzong is said to be the most beautiful of dzong in Bhutan; it is an outstanding structure with intense artwork, and the winter residence of the Je khempo (chief abbot). Also this is the second dzong built in Bhutan by Shebdrung Nawang Namgyel in the year 1637.

-Visit Memorial Chorten; this stupa was built in 1974 by the mother of the Third King, in memory of her son and Textile museum the foundation was laid in 2000 under the Royal Patronage of Her Majesty the Queen Ashi Sangay Choden Wangchuck; It was established with the aim of preserving and promoting Bhutanese textile arts, National Library and sees the ancient manuscripts preserved there.

-Visit Changangkha Lhakhang, mini Zoo here you can see just one animal, Bhutan's national animal the Takin. This is an extremely rare member of the goat family. Found in herds in the very high altitudes (13,125ft and over), nunnery temple Continue drive to Paro on the way visit Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress of the Kingdom, built in 1629. The complex has survived in its original form and serves today, as religious college, in which, amongst other subjects, Dzongkha is taught.

Description

This Standard Package includes:

• Standard hotels(2-3 stars)
• All meals
• Transport/transfers within Bhutan
• Entrance fees and permit
• Sightseeing and trekking as per itinerary with English speaking guide
• necessary arrangements
• 35% royalty to the government
• 24 hours service from Guide and tour operator

Not included in the cost

• Travel Insurance
• Airfares
• Beverages
• Airport taxes
• Expenses of personal nature
• Excess baggage
• Tips to guides and drivers

Itinerary
Day 01: (Thursday 25th March ) Paro Arrival
Day 02: (Friday 26th March ) Paro Festival 1st Day
Day 03: (Saturday 27th March ) Paro – Thimphu
Day 04: (Sunday 28th March ) Excursion to Punakha
Day 05: (Monday 29th March ) Thimphu – Paro
Day 6: (Tuesday 30th March ) Paro departure

(Note: These are sample itinerary planned to give you a general idea of trip to Bhutan. We can tailor, and make tour programs to meet individual needs and preferences.)

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