Paro Festival & Tours Of Bhutan with Destination Holidays a short and fabulous holiday, guiding you towards Bhutan’s immense ancient culture and history where and past present glory exists in this small Himalayan Kingdom Bhutan in the comfort of nice traditional hotels with warm hospitality that Thundering Dragon of Bhutan has to offer.
Paro Festival Tour of Bhutan a week long of impressive trip takes you to observe in depth of Bhutan old culture and its simple and happy way of life as it was form many past centuries.
Paro Festival Tour of Bhutan a wonderful trip of week long in unique setting of old Buddhist culture makes Bhutan an exotic country of destination to observe and to explore its past century treasure of ancient culture, religion, architecture and its simplicity as it existed for many centuries, Bhutan’s past is still its present with touch of tantric practice and Buddhism culture similar to Tibet but with a difference and its way of life. Around Paro observe the Tshechu Festival which falls in 19th till 23rd March of 2016 with a year of a monkey as per the Tibetan Buddhism Lunar calendar for other next year booking please check with us.
Paro Festival Tour of Bhutan with Destination Holidays begins after your arrival in Paro with interesting tour at places of interest.
Fascinating tour around Paro for two days after a great flight, with impressive places of Paro historical and cultural area, includes famous Taksang Monastery known as Tiger’s Nest, 17th centaury Ta-Dzong, and Druk Gyaldzong, from here a scenic drive to Thimphu with overnight in Bhutan capital city, the city with no traffic lights.
In Thimphu visiting memorial stupa, indigenous hospital, where traditional medicine is still practiced and the painting school including its interesting markets and places of interest. After Thimphu a scenic drive leads towards a green countryside where you can observe the simple and happy life of the Bhutanese people living in the rural area of Punakha 1,350 m via Dochu-La 3,200 m a warmer area visiting its historical monuments a peaceful town / village with marvelous scenery.
Our fascinating Paro Festival Tour of Bhutan concludes in Paro for the flight back to your respective countries or back to Kathmandu.
In Bhutan most places have tourist standard facilities depending upon the choices, as we have put a lot of effort into locating the most appropriate type of accommodation for each tour. It will always be clean and hygienic, comfortable and of a very high standard. Accommodation for Bhutan trips is in a combination of good standard tourist class hotels and Guest Houses in the Treks operated by the local people, which offer Twin Sharing accommodations, please be prepared for the common Bathrooms.
If you wish to spend a few additional days in your start city before the departure of your tour, then we can arrange accommodation for you. On the last day of the tour we usually arrive at our final destination in the late afternoon, when the tour ends. If you would like to book accommodation for that night or even stay additional nights, we will be more than happy to arrange this for you as well. All our accommodation is carefully chosen, conveniently located, clean and comfortable.
You might be tempted to buy a few souvenirs here and there, so leave a little room for those extra purchases!
On reaching at Paro airport after immigration and visa formalities our guide in Bhutan will receive for the drive to respective hotels in Paro, with afternoon free at leisure. Afternoon visit Kyichu Lhakhang, oldest temple in the country, further drive to north end of Paro valley and visit Drukgyel Ruin Dzong. Evening explore tiny Paro town.
Whole day attend the annual Paro Tshechu, Bhutan’s largest and most resplendent festival. Masked dancers perform ritualized reenactments of mythical struggles between good and evil forces. Accompanied by Tibetan musicians and the antics of the sacred clowns (atsaras), the Tshechu a fascinating visual and cultural spectacle unique to Bhutan, our guide in Bhutan will take you on a pleasant walk or short drive and hour uphill steep climb to Bhutan’s famous old Taksang Monastery known as Tiger’s nest. A place for retreats and meditation of many Buddhist monks and high priest of Bhutan, the monastery located within the overhanging rock cliff with superb views of Paro town and snow capped peaks towards north, from here with steep downhill a short drive to visit 17th centaury Ta-Dzong, later converted into the National Museum in 1967, afternoon free at leisure for stroll around Paro shops and markets.
Another day in Paro, which is a major town of Bhutan after Thimphu, steeped in history and historical, cultural including some world heritage sites, our local guide will leads you on a full day tour of Paro with a visit around ruined fort which was built to commemorate the victory over Tibetan invaders in 17th century.
After an impressive tour of Druk Gyaldzong, afternoon another interesting tour of Bhutan’s National Museum displaying rich collections of ancient treasures with fine arts and weapons.
Morning after breakfast depart for the capital city of Bhutan after a wonderful time in Paro, this is an interesting drive of two hours through the countryside dotted with farm villages and terraces with typical Bhutanese landscapes and Buddhist culture architecture villages.
Drive slowly reach Thimphu one of the few modern city of Bhutan and a capital, interesting to know that Thimphu the only city in the whole world without traffic lights, all the traffic controlled by traffic police and a whistle.
In Thimphu check into the best hotels, after refreshment and lunch our guide will take you on a tour of memorial stupa, indigenous hospital, where traditional medicine is still practiced and the painting school.
After a wonderful time at Thimphu a scenic short drive to Punakha through Dochu-la pass at 3,200 m, in fine clear weather a fantastic view of Bhutan’s highest mountains Chomolhari / Jumolhari can be seen with other snowcapped peaks extending almost 180 degrees.
Walk around 108 stupas and continue drive to sub tropical valley of Punakha, on arrival, if time permits hike to the temple of Chimi Lakhang, the temple of fertility associated with religious art of phallus.
At Punkakha a short hike for less than 2 hours to Tashigang Hongtso Monastery, located into a clearing at the edge of a serene forested area overlooking the town of Hongtso, Tashigang has been one of our favorite visits for well over a decade. In the surrounding buildings are pilgrims practicing silent meditation, and a peaceful calm pervades the area.
The monastery houses about 40 orphans, who receive language, religious and general education from the monks an interesting tour of the Gompa (monastery), observe a private ceremony with chanting using ceremonial instruments in the main temple room, here you can interact with head lama. A nice drive at the top of Dochu-la for superb views of Himalaya peaks, including the unclimbed peak Gangkhar Puensum, 7570 m (24,836 feet).
From Punakha Valley drive back to Paro with superb scenery of Bhutan countryside and villages, on reaching Paro transfer into a nice hotel for overnight with rest of the afternoon at leisure for short walks around the market.
As per the flight time to respective countries and destination after an amazing time in Bhutan with great service of Destination Holidays our guide will transfer you to Paro airport for the flight to connecting Indian cities or to other next countries.
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