Glimpses of Bhutan Tour I
Scurrying vacations? With only a few days in hand for a vacation to Bhutan yet wishing to traverse the gems of Bhutan in a short span, our tour package ‘Bhutan through two valleys’ is crafted just for you
The two valleys, an hour away, separated by scenic landscapes- visiting only the two valleys of Paro and Thimphu offers a holistic insight into Bhutan. It is all about our meticulously crafted itinerary that comes along points of interests that unfurls narrations and connections to all the valleys of Bhutan.
Folk Heritage Museum:
- The folk heritage museum in Thimphu offers an impeccable insight into the lifestyle of a Bhutanese citizen. It is through this 17th-century farmhouse converted to a museum embracing all Bhutanese elements in its territory such as flour mill, mud stove, prayer wheels, cowshed in the ground floor and granary in the attic, the story is thus told by a house and the story only repeats in all parts of the country.
- Rinpung Dzong:Touring the 17th-century religious fortress, translated as ‘heap of jewels’ is a magnificent architecture wonder listed as a tentative site in Bhutan’s Tentative List for UNESCO inclusion.The corridors of the fortress long and shallow occasionally lit by light passing through the bay windows, a spot once canons were fired echoes bloodshed to shield against invasions. As the talk draws on, the heroic deeds of the ancestors and governors travel across all the nooks and crannies of the country and in narrating the tales, you have heard everything about Bhutan.In understanding the iconographies as explanations are offered to you that are painted on every possible wall of the fortress, you are being told about Bhutan’s beliefs, history, culture and tradition, and myth and legends.Buddha Dordema:
- The 169 feet statue of Buddha is one of the largest Buddha statues in the world. Built to oversee the wellbeing of the world, it also unfurls a panoramic north-east view of Thimphu. Apart from commuting in a car, there are numerous hiking trails to the site. If you love mountain biking thrills, there is a trail just for the sport of mountain biking.Local pilgrims throng to the site on every other occasion of a religious event.
- Day 1 Paro–Thimphu: Bhutan through two valleys Fly to Bhutan amid gentle terrains of the Greater Himalayas. For the first-timers, the descent of the plane amid the wedges of the mountains will have their heart skip heartbeat sweaty palm clutched firm on the armrest, feet almost digging into the plane's floor and feeling the stark pull of gravity- Bhutan's airport is considered as one of the dangerous airports in the world. After a brief reception ceremony, your guide will immediately whisk you to your SUV. Your tour begins in Bhutan. At halfway, a halt takes you to a temple across an iron bridge as a welcoming gesture. Inhaling the atmosphere, you will start grouping the jigsaw of your life, admitting to your conscience that you have indeed touched and sensed everything that life has to offer. So have you, you are in a country that is carbon-negative and developing through happiness as a nation-state.
- Day 2 Thimphu: The capital city of Bhutan is a rendezvous of culture, customs, and traditions. As we venture out sightseeing in Thimphu, the itinerary takes you to all the touristic spots that by little or completely touches everything about Bhutan. By large, Thimphu offers a clear picture of any part of Bhutan. The presence of various attractions is it cultural, religious or political- the capital city alone resemblances Bhutan. For sightseeing, the important attractions are takin preserve, memorial stupa, Buddha Dordema, folk heritage museum, textile museum, the academy of art and craft, Simtokha Dzong and Tashichhodzong. After visiting all the attractions in Thimphu, refresh once in your room and come out to take a stroll in the streets of the capital city of Bhutan. Dotted by various entertainments, the nightlife of Thimphu is very lively.
- Day 3 Thimphu-Paro: As it comes to retrace our sojourn to Paro, the tour only gets livelier. A visit to the 7th-century monastery reportedly claimed as the oldest Buddhist temple built in the country, you will be narrated the advent of Buddhism in Bhutan. The religious fortress in Paro will reminisce the history of Bhutan touching also the Bhutanese iconographies. For many, a visit to the National Museum is very enlightening as it tells about the Dragon Kings of Bhutan. Often referred to as the 'rice bowl of Bhutan' by the Bhutanese folks, the red rice is harvested even for export. Paro valley still has its ancient architecture intact supplemented by the support of the state. The valley offers a medieval setting for the tourists letting them connect the dots of the present to the past.
- Day 4 Paro: After touring valleys and vales, getting acclimatized for the switchback hike to the cultural icon of the country- Taktshang Monastery, we start early to truly experience the marvels of Nature. On a cliff 1000 meters above the floor of the valley, the popular Tiger's Nest is situated at a precarious location. Owing to the sacredness of the temple as the Second Buddha of the Vajrayana Buddhism, Guru Padmasambhava meditated in the caves of the temple complex after subduing a tiger flying to the location on the back of a tigress, it is a must visit for the Buddhist pilgrims once in their lifetime. The temple is thronged by thousands of devotees every year and the visit increases by the day. If possible, along with the 'alpinely' forested trail- we can wrap a picnic lunch and eat on our way down from the temple. For a relaxing evening, you can opt for a trekker's foot massage or simply stay immersed in hot stone bathing tub stirred with local medicinal herbs.
- Day 5 Paro-Departure: As you bid farewell to us, to Bhutan, let it be one that signals another visit. To your friends and families, offer our love, love from this tiny nation on the lap of the Greater Himalayas.