Cultural Tour of Bhutan

Cultural Tour of Bhutan

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The Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan lies along the lofty ridges of the eastern Himalayas, bordered by China (Tibet) to the north and northwest, and by the Indian states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, West Bengal and Sikkim on the east, south and west respectively. With an area of 46,500 square km Bhutan is comparable to Switzerland both in its size and topography.

It was the mighty Himalayas, which protected Bhutan from the rest of the world, and left the Kingdom blissfully untouched. Bhutanese people are driven by their respect for the tantric strain of Mahayana Buddhism.. The Bhutanese people have been able to protect this sacred heritage and unique identity for centuries by choosing to remain shrouded in a jealously guarded isolation.

The population of the kingdom is only about 600,000. Three main ethnic groups constitute Bhutan’s population; the Sharchops, who are held to be earliest residen

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Paro

On arrival transfer/check in assistance to the hotel. Visit the Paro market in the evening. Overnight in Paro.

Day 2: At paro

After breakfast full day sightseeing, visit to Kyichu Lhakhang, Drukgyel Dzong, traditional Farm House and later excursion to Taktsang Monastery or to Kila Gomba. Overnight in Paro.

Day 3: Paro / Thimpu

Morning sightseeing in Paro, visit to: Ta Dzong (National Museum), Rinpung Dzong. After lunch drive to Thimphu en route visit Simtokha Dzong. Visit the Thimpu market in the evening. Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 4: Thimpu

Today’s full day sightseeing in Thimphu includes, visit to: Memorial Chorten, Tashichhodzong, National Library, Painting School, Traditional Medicine Institute, Handicrafts Emporium, and Thimphu’s viewpoint. Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 5: Thimpu / Phuntsholing

After breakfast drive to Phuntsholing. Nearby Phuntsholing, visit Kamji Monastery & Kharbandi Gompa. Check into the hotel on arrival. Visit the Phuntsholing town and market in the evening. Overnight in Phuntsholing.

Day 6: Depart Phuntsholing

After breakfast depart from Phuntsholing for onward program. ** This itinerary can be further extended to visit Indian region of Darjeeling, Gangtok, Kalimpong.

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