Morning we will meet at Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport & depart to Paro. Upon arrival, Upon arrival, be met and enjoy a local welcome from Bhutanese representatives with Khada. Here, you will visit Rinpung Dzong, built in 1644 to defend the valley against Tibetan invaders and next is to Kyichu Lhakhang Temple, the oldest monastery in Bhutan built in the 7th century. Here, you can see how Bhutanese farmers lived and get a chance to Taste local rice wine known as Ara, a traditional alcoholic beverage made from native high-altitude tolerant barley, rice, or wheat. This evening, enjoy an interactive session and learn from the locals on how to make their famous chili cheese dish in a DIY ema datshi session, a local chili cheese dish and get to sample this exquisite taste. Check in at your Hotel for Overnight Stay.
After breakfast, enjoy a scenic drive through stop at Chelela Pass of Paro Valley at an altitude of 13000ft is one of the highest Mountain Passes in Bhutan. Chelela Pass with its panoramic view of Himalayan later we will visit Haa Valley fill with spiritual opulence and known as the “Hidden-Land Rice Valley”. It is one of the most beautiful valleys that is complemented by the two sacred temples – Lhakhang Karpo (The Black Temple) and the Lhakhang Nagpo (The White Temple). Witness how the structures are built without any architectural design. It is built with stones that are haphazardly arranged that form the colors of the structure and are still vivid today. Catch a glimpse of outside view Wangchuck Lo Dzong from afar for a picturesque view of this exquisite modern construction that are nestled on a gentle slope that leads to the pristine Haa Chhu River. Driver back to Paro.
Take an early breakfast and embark on a hike to Bhutan’s most iconic landmark, Taktsang Lhakhang, also known as Tiger’s Nest Monastery. It clings precariously to a granite cliff 900 metres above Paro Valley. The monastery was first built in 1692 at a cave where legend has it that the great Guru Rimpoche flew to the site atop the back of a tigress and meditated in the cave in order to subdue evil demons residing within. You may wish to take a pony ride at your own expense. Make a photo stop at Drugyel Dzong, the victory fortress built in 1647 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to commemorate his victory over Tibetan invaders led by Mongolian warlord Gushri Khan in 1644. Wrap up your day with a Gho and Kira traditional dress-up session and flood your social media page endless feed of that cultural perfect-picture you.
Note Please wear comfortable walking shoes for your hike to Taktsang Lhakhang. The hike is not recommended for pregnant women and travellers with health conditions.
This morning, we will check out from Paro and Drive to Thimphu and visit Kuenselphodrang Nature Park, where you can catch a panoramic view of Thimphu Valley and marvel at the 169-foot tall bronze Buddha Dordenma Statue, the largest statue in the country. Next, explore National Memorial Chorten, a stupa built to honour the late 3rd king, before heading over to Motithang Takin Preserve, where you can observe strangle, gentle beasts resembling goat-cow hybrids – Takin – roam within this patch of forest. See art and craft students at work on thangkas painting, woodcarving, exquisite embroidery or clay statue-making (clay) at National Institute for Zorig Chusum and commonly known as ‘the painting school’. After lunch, stop over at Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory, a pilot conservative program to preserve their traditional handmade paper making. You can observe the entire process of producing handmade paper using ancient traditional methods that have been practiced for generations. You will also stop over at the local post office, where you can get your personalized stamps done up in minutes as a unique souvenir. Amble through an authentic Bhutanese crafts bazaar and the bustling Norzin Lam, where you can purchase handicrafts, garments and accessories at your own expense.
Enjoy a morning scenic drive to Punakha. Along the way, cross Dochula Pass and proceed to Druk Wangyal Chortens, where the construction of 108 chortens was commissioned by the eldest Queen Mother. Next, take a light hike through fields of assorted vegetables that will take you to Chimi Lhakhang, a pilgrimage site for childless couples. Here, you will enjoy a river side picnic lunch specially arrange. Camera ready as we proceed on to Punakha Dzong, situated at the confluence of the Mo Chhu and Pho Chhu rivers. An iconic and instagrammable site. Thereafter, you may like to attend a religious blessing service. Keep that snapping fingers at the Punakha Suspension Bridge, one of the longest suspension bridges in Bhutan
End the day with a Buffet dinner and Local Cultural dance performance.
***Any Monument Entrance Fee to be paid by guest directly at the site itself ***
Bid fare to the happiest on earth as you check out and proceed to Paro for your flight back home. On the way, make more memories as we cross the Tachogang Lhakhang Bridge. an iron chain bridge built by Drupthob Thangtong Gyalpo and is the access route to the famous Tachogang Lhakhang Dzong. Finish up your dollars at Paro Town Market for last minute shopping.
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