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BHUTAN – Happiness is a Place!
Paro-Thimphu-Punakha 05 Days / 04 Nights Date: 2018 only for Australian Nationals
Thimphu: Largest Sitting Budha, Memorial Chorten, Weekend Market, Tashi Chho Dzong(fortress), GNH talk, Authentic Craft Bazar, Simply Bhutan Museum
Punakha: Dochula Pass, Punakha Fortress, Visit the Talo village, School.
Paro: Hike to Tiger’s Nest, Homestay, Paro Fortress, Stroll around the town of Paro
DAY 1 2018: ARRIVE AT PARO AIRPORT AND DRIVE TO CAPITAL CITY THIMPHU (1 Hour Drive). Altitude: 2320m/7656ft above sea level
Thimphu is a bustling town on the banks of the Thimphu Chhu and set gloriously in the hills of the Thimphu valley. It is home to the Bhutanese Royal Family, the Royal Government to several foreign missions and development projects. Bhutan’s only golf course, a nine-hole circuit is also located in Thimphu. Thimphu is the only capital city in the world that has no MacDonald, star bucks, bill boards and traffic lights. A must see city that has truly set an example. It is also a place for trekking, bicycling, motor biking and bird watching.
Memorial Chorten in Thimphu Scenic view of Thimphu valley from the view point
Later after your check in formalities are over you will visit, Memorial Chorten, Kuenschholing View Point (Largest sitting Buddha), Tashichho Dzong(Fortress), It houses the secretariat building, the throne room and the office of the king, and the central monk body.
Overnight at Thimphu
DAY 2 2018: THIMPHU – PUNAKHA/WANGDUE (3 Hours Drive). Altitude: 1350m/4455ft above sea level
Punakha narrates lots on the histories of Bhutan. It served as the capital of the country from 1637 to 1907 and the first national assembly was hosted here in 1953. It has the second oldest and second largest dzong in Bhutan and one of the most majestic structures in the country. On October 13, 2011, the wedding of the 5th King of Bhutan, was held at the Punakha Dzong. This place boasts of low altitude trek, rafting, kayaks, camping, bicycling and bird-watching.
Hand Made Paper Factory: The handmade paper making in Bhutan stemmed from the age old tradition originated in 8th century of Bhutanese history.
On the way to Punakha we come across Dochula Pass: The pass is a popular location among tourists as it offers a stunning 360 degree panoramic view of Himalayan mountain range. Fertility Temple: This Temple was built by lam Drukpa Kuenley (The Divine Madman) in 1499. His style of teaching was thought shocking, insulting and including obscene behavior.
Overnight in Punakha/Wangdue.
DAY 3 2018: PUNAKHA/WANGDUE TO PARO. (4 hours drive) Altitude: 2280m/7524ft above sea level.
This beautiful valley is home to many Bhutan’s oldest monasteries and temples. The country’s only airport is in Paro. The valley is also home to Mount Jumolhari(7,300m/24090ft) situated at the northern end of the valley whose glacier water forms the Pachu flowing through the valley. This is also the home to some of the famous Treks such as Jumolhari and Druk Path trek. It is also a destination for bicycling, motor biking and bird watching.
108 Stupas at Dochula Pass Punakha Dzong(Fortress)
Visit Talo Village: The village of Talo (alt. 2,800m/9240ft) which is scattered along the hill slopes, known for its cleanliness and hygiene among Punakha villages. Interact with the people and school children. Punakha Nunnery: Perched on a ridge amid pine trees and overlooking valleys of Punakha and Wangduephodrang, gleams the magnificent structures of Nunnery Temple. Punakha Dzong(Fortress): Built in 1637 this majestic fortress is built in-between two rivers. The fortress also boasts about displaying itself of unique Bhutanese architecture.
Later drive back to Paro.
Overnight in Paro.
DAY 4 2018: PARO.
After breakfast Hike to Tiger’s Nest: This is Bhutan’s most recognizable cultural icon perched 800m/2640ft up a seemingly sheer cliff, Farm House visit: Picturesque farm houses dot the valley amongst fields and hillsides. We welcome you to enjoy the hospitality of the Paro farmers. Archery Practice: Archery is the Bhutan’s national game and the distance of the target is around 150 meters. Paro Town: Stroll around a tiny Paro town, interact with the people and perhaps take pictures with children and look for souvenirs that might interest you.
Later spent a night in a Home Stay with the families to interact more personally and locally.
Watch a flight landing in the Paro airport: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXWTqufiu50
DAY 5 2018: DEPART FROM PARO AIRPORT.
Early breakfast at the hotel and drive to the airport.
Dinner at the Farm House School children
We wish you a safe flight with a good memory of Bhutan…
WHAT TO BRING DURING YOUR TRIP TO BHUTAN
– Sun hat
– Hiking pants
– Warm Jackets
– Hiking socks and liner socks–2 pair of each
– Long sleeve shirt–good for protection against the sun when hiking but it can also be another layer.
– Wicking T-shirts (2)
– Sun hat
– Sunblock cream
– Hiking boots
– Umbrellas or Rain coat
– Summer clothes
CHECK LISTS TO BHUTAN
Passport (valid for six months from the date of travel) and a photocopy of the picture page to carry separately.
One other picture ID, such as driver’s license (in case of emergency and for use as a substitute passport).
Copies of e-Tickets.
Copy of Visa (to submit to the Immigration on your arrival)
MasterCard, Visa and debit cards are accepted in Bhutan. However traveler’s cheques and some cash are highly recommended. ATM’s are available in Thimphu and Paro.
Mobile Phone: if your cell phone is from T-Mobile USA or AT&T (USA) then your phone will work in Bhutan.
DRESS CODE FOR VISITING FORTRESS AND MONASTERIES
Shirt (either half collared or full sleeve)
Full pants/long skirts
Any type of shoes with socks
No Hats, No Umbrella, No Slippers/sandals, No t-shirts, No short skirt and No half-pants
Photographs allowed in the courtyard only.
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE DURING YOUR TRIP
Max: 30 Degree Celsius
Min: 18 Degree Celsius
Cost and DatesSorry, but there are no fixed dates. You can choose your dates at the time of booking. Thanks!
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Our time in Bhutan was particularly enjoyable, perhaps partly by contrast with Delhi and Kathmandu. If all of the guides and drivers you employ in your company are of the same quality as Ngawang and Bhim then you must receive many critiques praising their performance. Bhim's skills as a driver were manifest any number of times from congested traffic in Thimpu to the rugged road between Thimpu and Punakha. He also has good English and a sense of humor. We felt very secure in his car.
Ngawang is a perfect blend of calm (perhaps even serene) and knowledge. He patiently explained and reexplained some very difficult (for us) aspects of life in Bhutan and Buddhism. He was flexible (we wanted to skip the Paro Dzong) as you said he would be. Highlights of our time in Bhutan had to be our hike to the Taktshang Monastery and the meal we had on the last evening with the rice farming family. I don't know if it was coincidental, but we had commented earlier that we were tiring of continental cuisine for seemingly every lunch and dinner. This entirely Bhutanese meal was a perfect way to end our visit.
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