Classical Cultural Tours


Overview:
The kingdom of Bhutan is an exotic land of high mountains and fush ualleys, snow-clad peaks and clear running springs, a pristine ecology and an incredible wealth of wild life. Hidden in the eastern Himalayas between India and Tibet, this sparsely populated country of six hundred thousand people is the last surviving mahayana Buddhist state.

Bhutan has temained a hidden secret by choice for many years. Today, it has explore the hidden kingdom. Fairsteps Adventure Holiday Treks a leaking tour operator for Bhutan, now makes your dream come true through its exciting programmes, specially made for you to one of the most fascinating and mysterious land on Earth.

During the journey to Paro, one will experience breath taking views of Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga and other famous Himalayan peaks, including the sacred Mount Chomolhari and Jichu Drake in Bhutan. On arrival at Paro International Airport, you will be received by representatives of our tour operators who will escort you to the hotel.

Although in ruins, this Dzong is of great historical importance. It was here that the Bhutanese finally defeated the invading Tibetans and drove them back. The peak of Mount Chomolhari &quotAbode of the Goddess Chomo" can be seen on a clear day (Alt. 7329m). This was actually the Watch Tower of the Paro Rinchen Pong Dzong. It was converted into the National Museum in 1968. It is located on the top of a hill above the Paro Dzong overlooking Paro valley and the river.

The Paro Rinchen Pong Dzong. This massive fortress is located in the Paro valley and is approached by a gently sloping flagstone road and a beautiful covered wooden bridge and guard houses. Today, the Dzong is the Administrative seat of the district of Paro and it also contains a state monastic community of about 200 monks. The central tower (Utse) of the Dzong, is one of the most beautiful in Bhutan with its superb woodwork. The Dzong was built in 1645 A.D. Thimphu rivers offering gorgeous scenic views at every turn. Overnight in Thimphu.

The Memorial Chorten (a huge stupa) built in memory of the third King of Bhutan who reigned the Kingdom from 1952-1972. the National Library where ancient manuscripts are preserved.

Tashichho Dzong - the main Secretariat Building. This massive structure houses part of the Ministries, the office of the King and the Throne Room. It also houses the State Monastic Body and the living quarters of the Chief Abbot.

Pangri Zampa Monastery which is situated just beyond Dechencholing (5kms. from Thimphu ). This Lhakhang was the residence of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel when he arrived in Bhutan in 1616 A.D. The Monastery was built during the first quarter of the 16th century by Ngawang Chogyel, the great-great- grandfather of the Shabdrung and the 14th hierarchy of the Drukpas.

Itinerary:
Day: 1
Arrive Paro International Airport

Day: 2
Paro &ndash Sightseeing

Day: 3
Thimphu &ndash Sightseeing

Day: 4
Thimphu - Punakha/Wangdiphodrang (77 km)

Day: 5
Punakha &ndash Khotokha

Day: 6
Thimphu &ndash Paro

Day: 7
Paro - International Airport
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