Clients' Saying

Overall the trekking is fine and exciting how ever some of the guest houses doesn’t have hot shower. The trekking guides and porters are very helpful and great to be with, Phy, Malaysia. Trip: Annapurna trekking – Nov / Dec 2009 Continue

Overall OK. Trekking time was the best time. The trekking guide and his team gave the good service. Yap Hooi Hong, Malaysia Trip: Annapurna trekking – Nov / Dec 2009 Continue

I enjoy a very happy trekking trip. The Sherpa and porter has taken care of us very well. Thank you very much Ho Lee Chin, Malaysia Trip: Annapurna trekking – Nov / Dec 2009 Continue

I enjoyed the trekking, the sightseeing in Nepal, your guide was really helpful he made our journey really great, thank you Hing Soon Miau, Malaysia Trip: Annapurna trekking – Dec 2009 Continue

Enjoyed the mountain hike, shopping and sightseeing, with a bit phobia with the van ride to Nagarkot, due to a lot of turnings. Ho Lee Kean, Malaysia Trip: trekking & sightseeing in Nepal – 2009 Continue

This was the first time I go for trekking trip which is a totally new experience to me. I enjoyed the trekking very much, the magnificent view of Annapurna range made me forget about the tiredness. The porter are good, the trekking guide and assistance guide are very good and helpful. In addition, t Continue

Bhutan Himalayan beauty tour

 

DAY1. Paro

Arrival, Check – in and easy walk around the town. The flight into Paro on our national carrier, Druk Air, is a befitting introduction to the spectacular beauty of our country. In clear weather, magnificent views of the peaks, give way to the lush green Paro valley as you land. On arrival at Paro international airport, you will be received by our representative from Bhutan and will escort you to the hotel. After lunch we invite you for a short walk in and around the Town for orientation and acclimatization

Day 2 Sightseeing in Paro, after lunch drive to Thimphu.

Visit Rinpung Dzong, Ta Dzong, Kychu Lhakhang and Drugyel Dzong. Drive to Ta Dzong, housing Bhutan National Museum (open Tuesday-Saturday) with magnificent views of Paro valley. Once it was watch tower of Paro valley from 1656 to 1907 and it was converted to National Museum in 1968, and on down to visit Rinpung Dzong (Fortress on the heap of jewels) which houses district administration and the monastic school, built in 1646 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. The trail leads across Paro chhu (River) via a traditional covered bridge (Nyamai Zampa) and then past the main archery ground into the Paro town.  A few kilometers north of Paro, we will visit Kychu lhakhang one of the oldest temple in Bhutan with its magic orange tree which bears fruit all year round. It was built in 7th century by Tibetan king called Songtsen Gembo to pin down the demon. Drive further up the valley to Drugyel Dzong, built in 1644 to control the northern route to Tibet and also to commemorate the victory over Tibetans.

Duration: 5 – 6 hours (depending on the time spent in the National Museum)

Difficulty: Easy

Day 3 Evening drive back to Paro.

Winding road and passing countless fine examples of the quaint, traditional farmhouse architecture of Bhutan. The capital itself sprawls up the wooded western hillside of the Wang Chhu (River) and is the center of government, religion and commerce, Thimphu is a bustling town where traditional ways mingle with modern introductions. The drive from Paro to the capital takes about 1 hour and sightseeing include the followings

Market days:  Thimphu’The eeekend market Thimphu, takes place every weekend, starting from Friday evening and running through to late afternoon on the Sunday. It draws traders from all across the country, many of whom will travel several days to sell their goods and it’s awesome for the Kodak moment. So your itinerary may be adjusted to include one of these market days if you wish.

National memorial Chorten: It was built in 1974 in the  memory of our Third king H.M Jigme  Doji Wangchuk , who had wished to erect a monument to world peace and prosperity, died before his plan came to fruition. However the Royal family and Cabinet resolved to fulfill his wishes.

Folk Heritage Museum: it is a restored three-storey traditional rammed mud and timber that resembles the rural household in the Thimphu area during the mid 19th century, domestic tools equipments that were used by rural families of that period and also provides you a glimpse of lifestyle, items and artifacts of Bhutanese villages and rural households.

The national institute of Zorig Chusum: is the centre for Bhutanese Art education. It was set up by the Government of Bhutan with the sole objective of preserving the rich culture and tradition of Bhutan and training students in all the traditional arts forms. The curricula cover a comprehensive course of drawing, painting, wood and slate craving, embroidery, sculptures, weaving and paper making.

 

Buddha Point (kuensel Phodrang): Another place from where you can get a good overview of the Thimphu valley is from the Buddha point. It is a short drive from the town. You can pay your obeisance and offer to the Buddha, the largest statue in the country and then walk and take a glimpse of the valley
 

Mini Zoo: is the best place to see our National animal, takin, a strange looking beast which some say looks like a moose.  Originally a mini-zoo, it was converted into a preserve when it was discovered that the animals refrained from inhabiting the surrounding forest even when set free. The reason for declaring Takin as a National Animal of Bhutan is attributed to a legend of the animal’s creation in Bhutan in the 15th century by Lama Drukpa Kuenley, popularly known as Divine mad man to the west.

 

Day 4 Paro

Highlight of the Paro valley – Tiger’s nest hike (Taktsang) is one of the most sacred site and very magnificent pieces of architecture in Bhutan. It is said that Guru Rinpochhe, the Great Buddhist Master landed on his tigress after flying from central Bhutan on his way back from Tibet in 8th century and subdued the demon, harming the valley and meditated in a cave high up on the cliff side for three months.

After breakfast drive 15 minutes to the starting point from your Hotel, to avoid the hot sun an early start is advisable for the climb, the trail snakes upwards through the blue pine and rhododendron forest about two hours, via cafeteria, to the Tiger’s Nest viewpoint. Descend steeply to the beautiful water fall and climb up to the monastery. We retrace our steps after paying respect down to the car parking.

Note:  Ascent should not be attempted until at least third day in Bhutan, after acclimatization has occurred; ridding ponies are available at the additional charges.

Duration:  7-8 hours

Difficulty: Moderate to hard

Depart to Bangkok:  Druk air departs in the early morning to avoid adverse weather conditions, after breakfast, you are transfer to the airport. Indo Nepal Trips P. Ltd. handles the whole booking process on behalf of our guests, including Druk air flights and visa applications, we advice to book well in advance to secure good accommodation and seats on Bhutan’s national airline- Druk Air.

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