Detailed Itinerary of Buddhist Tour
Day 01: Arrive International Airport
Upon arrival at Paro International airport, you will be welcomed by our company representative and the tour guide will receive and escort you to designated Hotels in Paro. In the afternoon drive to Kichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples built by the Tibetant King Songtsen Gampo in the 7th century. Next visit Paro Museum, an ancient watchtower housing the National Museum, with abundant culture relics. Also visit Paro Dzong the finest example of Bhutanese architecture as well as a local religious administrative centre. Later visit, Dungtse Lhakhang built in 1433 by iron bridge builder Thangthong Gyalpo. It has three floors representing hell, earth and heaven. In the evening religious talk by one of the Buddhist master for an hour.
Day 02: Paro to Thimphu
After breakfast we will drive to Thimphu, the national capital of Bhutan. Upon reaching, visit Memorial Chorten built in memory of the 3rd King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck who reigned the kingdom from 1952-1972. Visit Zangthopelri Lhakhang built in 1960s. Temple possesses some impressive murals and art treasures. After that visit Buddha Point the largest statue in Bhutan from where you could get a clear view of Thimphu Valley. Later visit, Trashi Chhodzong the "Fortress of the religion" which houses some ministries, His Majestry's secretariat, and the central monk body. Later, Visit Dechen Phodrang the "Palace of Great Bliss" now a monastic school. In the evening, Religious talk by one of the Buddhist Master.
Day 03: Thimphu to Punakha
Check-out from the hotel and drive to Punakha, the former Capital of Bhutan (77 Km) from Thimphu. Enjoy panoramic view of Black Mountain range at Dochu La, Visit Druk Wangyel Lhakhang, and Royal Botanical Garden on the way. Dochu La is a paradise for photographers. Proceed to Chimmi Lhakhang, a temple dedicated to the Devine Madman and a sacred place where people pray for children. Upon reaching, visit Punakha Dzong a very beautiful Bhutanese architecture armed by the Pho Chu (Male River) and Mo Chu (Female River) rivers, built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the unifier of Bhutan which houses some rich Buddhist collections.
Day 04: Punakha to Thimphu
After breakfast drive back to Thimphu and upon arrival check in hotel. Begin by visiting Changangkha Lhakhang established in 12th century on a site chosen by Lama Phajo Drugom Zhigpo, who came from Tibet. From temple courtyard, you can get a fascinating view of Thimphu valley. Later visit, Drubthob Goema / Zilukha Nunnery only nunnery in capital known as Zilukha Anim Dratsang. You may interact with some of the nuns who have devoted their life to spirituality and Buddhism.
Day 05: Thimphu - Paro and Hike to Paro Taktshang
After breakfast hike to Taktshang. Trip to Bhutan is never complete without climbing to Taktsang, says one tourist. Indeed it's true as the journey there fills you with spiritual bliss.
Taktshang monastery is perched on the cliff where Guru Rinpoche is said to have flown to the site riding on a tigress. He subsequently meditated here for three months. You can have lunch at the Taktshang cafeteria from where you get a spectacular view of the monastery.
Day 06: Paro - International Airport
Morning: Breakfast timing may depend on the return Flight time. All hotels serve early morning Breakfast by 6.00 am.
The guests will be Seen Off by a Representative of our company and the Tour Guide at the Exit Gate. Wish Bon Voyage!!!