Discover Bhutan Trip (5Nights/ 6 Days) is an extended itinerary that includes various significant sites that are widely renowned. National Memorial Chhorten, Buddha Statue, Takin Zoo, Thimpu Zong, Zilukha Nunnery, Dochula pass, Gangtey Monastery, Chhimi Lhakhang, Punakha Dzong, Paro Dzong, Tachogang temple and other sites are included in this package. Vertex Holiday organizes 5 Nights/6 Days trip by the experienced local guides and luxurious vehicles along with excellent accommodation.
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1. National Memorial Chhorten
National Memorial Chhorten was built in the late twentieth century with a red prayer wheel and a shrine. The visitors or the Buddhist devotees always take some rounds. The Chhorten was built in the honor of late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. It is a place for mental solace, where one can feel peace, devotion and integrity of souls from various social backgrounds. You visit around the place and feel wonderful.
2. Buddha Statue
Buddha Statue is located on the top of Thimpu, Buddha Statue is 51 meters tall. This is popularly known as the Buddha point due to this statue. This tallest point of the valley is also the best viewpoint of the capital city. The scenario is remarkable.
3. Takin Zoo
Takin Zoo has been preserved in a large walled area, that has become an attraction in Bhutan. Taking is the national animal of Bhutan. It is a different type of animal than the usual ones. Go there in the morning and see the activities of it. From this place, the view of Thimpu city can be explored.
4. Zilukha Nunnery
Zilukha Nunnery is a home of nuns, who are devoted to Lord Buddha. You can visit this nunnery exploring the spiritual life of nuns. Meditation comes along with their daily routine. The place is peaceful, which is located beside the Highway. During the visit of Zilukha Nunnery, you can also get eternal pleasure with a meditation.
5. Thimpu Zong
Thimpu Zong is the largest zong, which is the abode of Trashi Chhoe Dzong. It was built by Lama Gyalwa Shingpo but later, it was taken by the Lama named Phajo Drukgom Shigpo. Later, it was again taken by Zhabdrung and given the name as Trashi Chhoe Dzong, which means wonderful.
Overnight at hotel.
1. Dochula pass
Dochula pass is a popular site, where you can see the 108 chhortens built by the Queen Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck. The stunning Himalayan views can be explored. Druk Wangyel Lhakhang is another wonderful site. Overnight at hotel.
2. Visit Gangtey Monastery
Visit Gangtey Monastery (evening program in Phovjikha) special time in winter to see beautiful black necked crane. It is a significant monastery of Nyingmapa School. It is situated in the central part of Bhutan.
Overnight at hotel.
Early morning Gangty trail hike (then driving to Punakha ).
Getting up quite early in the morning, we set out for the hiking on Gangty trail and drive to Punakha.
1. Chhimi Lhakhang
Chhimi Lhakhang is one of the significant Buddhist monasteries in Punakha district. It has got a pyramid temple shaped structure. This monastery was built in 1499 by Drukpa Hierarch, which is believed to have been blessed by divine madam. It is situated on the hill side of Lobesa.
2. Punakha Dzong
Punakha Dzong was built in a model of the capital city, which is a central place of the government administrative. It was built with an order of Guru Rinpochhe for the abode of Namgyal. Later Thimpu served as a capital city.
Overnight at hotel
1. Tachogang temple
Tachogang temple (where is old bridge, golden opportunity to take memorial photo) is located along Paro-Thimphu highway. It was built in the early 15th century by the great iron bridge builder and Poet - Yogi Thangtong Gyalpo.
2. Paro Dzong
Paro Dzong is the administrative seat of the Paro district. It was built in 1644 under the regulate of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. Paro Dzong full name is Rinpung Dzong, which means the heao of jwels. It was established by Gyelchok.
3. National Museum of Bhutan
National Museum of Bhutan is an educational institution that preserved the history and traditions of Bhutan. Several cultural artifacts can be found there that are collected from different parts of the country. It is significant in terms of research work and exploration of history.
Overnight at hotel.
Morning hike to Tiger Nest (Taksang Monastery). It takes a couple of hours to reach there. The Tiger’s Nest has got link with Guru Padma Sambhava, who flew to this Nest and spent a long time meditating there. It has become a famous Buddhist pilgrimage destination.
Visit Kichu Temple. It was built in the 7th century, which is one of the 108 temples built by the Tibetan Songtsen Gyampo. Evening shopping time in paro.
Overnight at hotel
Drive to the airport and fly to your destination.
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