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Bhutan is a tiny Himalayan Kingdom of South Asia, which is also known as the Land of thunder Dragon. The Kingdom is satiated with myth and legends where traditional culture blowing as well as global development are enthusiastically embraced.
Bhutan is a tiny Himalayan Kingdom of South Asia, which is also known as the Land of thunder Dragon. The Kingdom is satiated with myth and legends where traditional culture blowing as well as global development are enthusiastically embraced. Bhutan is decorated amazing mountain landscape, snow-capped peaks rise out of the primeval green forest, fantastic monasteries, and incredible fortresslike dzongs. In addition, the spectacular religious dance festivals, textile and handicraft, outrageous archery competitions, spectacular trekking trails and flora and fauna are making the Bhutan is become popular destinations.
Bhutan holds many surprises, this is a country, where buying cigarette is illegal, rice is red and chilies are the main ingredient. Bhutan is a Buddhist land, where school kids wear Gho and Kira, the painting of pennies which is protected by the giant is at the entrance to many houses.
The scenic flight with Bhutanese national carrier, Druk Air is the befitting introduction of the spectacular beauty of Bhutan. The flight gives stupendous views of worlds highest peaks, and the green lush valley of Paro as you land. Cool and clean air is the first gift of Bhutan. Once you clear the customs you will meet the airport representative and drive to Thimpu it takes about 1.5 hours, check in the Hotel and serve the lunch.
In the afternoon visit the National Memorial Chorten- built in honor of the Bhutanese late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, Folk Heritage Museum- it is dedicated to the Bhutanese rural people past through exhibition of artifacts and items used in rural households. Textile Museum, where can see the traditional weaving.
After breakfast, we visit the Institution of Traditional Medicine, where still practicing the old healing arts such as acupuncture and herbal remedies. In the afternoon we visit Weekly Outdoor Market, where everyone goes to buy fruits, vegetable, grains, rice and other fresh food. The busy market offers the colorful local products such as duster made by yak tail, butter tea cup, turquoise from Nepal and Tibet, and musical instruments. Continuously we visit Bhutanese Handmade paper factory, Zilukha Nunnery, Motithang Mini Zoo etc.
Today after breakfast at the hotel we depart to Punakha, an ancient capital of Bhutan. We leave the Thimpu road and climb up steeply thru the pine, cedar forest with hanging lichen high up near Dochula Pass (3,050m). At the top, we stop for tea and view of Himalayan range. Then descend along a series of hairpin bends to the Punakha valley and drive to Punakha Dzong. The Dzong is located in between the rivers of the Mo Chu and Pho Chu. In the Afternoon hike up to Nyizeragang Chorten, the hike is around 2 hours up and down through the terraced rice fields.
Today after breakfast we start to drive the central valley of Bhutan via Wangdue and Pele La Pass (3,300m) to Trongsa. Wangdue is one of the major towns of the western Bhutan, where we stop to visit the Wangdiphodrang Dzong. It is located at the confluence of Tsang Chu and Dang Chu rivers. After then we steadily passing thru semi-tropical vegetarian to get the Pele La Pass with an alpine environment of rhododendron and bamboo. The pass is also considering as the border of east and west Bhutan. En route we cross the Chendebji Chorten which was built in centuries ago, and we visit the Trongsa Dzong that is the ancestral home of ruling dynasty.
Today after breakfast we drive back over the Pela La pass via Gadgety. In Gantey we visit a gompa which was built in centuries ago about in 17th century. Once we cross the Gompa we see the valley which is described as the "the most beautiful valley of Himalayas." The valley is the homeland of black-necked cranes. The continued drive to Chhuzomasa thru the forest of Rhododendron, Magnolia, Cherries and Chir pine make a rewarding trip.
After breakfast depart to Paro via Thimphu and with a visit to the Royal Botanical Garden, which has a good collection of different species of wildflowers and plants.
After breakfast, we drive towards the north of Paro to visit the ruins Dzong Drukgyal Dzong, which was built in 1647 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. The dzong was destroyed by the accidental fire. Explore the ramparts and collect the immortal view of Mt. Jomalhari (7314m) and then drive beyond Satsam Chorten to hike up to the Taktsang Monastery, TIGERs NEST. Reach the viewpoint after hiking efforts of one and half hour, then enjoy the stunning view of the monastery, where guru Padmasambhava landed on the back of tiger in the 8th century. Have a lunch.
After lunch visit Kyichu Lhakhang one of the oldest temples in Bhutan. The evening ends with the walk through the Paro.
In the morning your Bhutanese escort will bid you farewell at Paro airport. Goodbye and happy journey back home.
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|24 Dec, 2017||31 Dec, 2017||US$2375||GUARANTEED||Start Booking|
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The entire tour covers only the lower altitude. But somehow we have to be protective because the maximum altitude is 3300 meter from the sea level.
This is a section where you get the general idea equipment that you need in Bhutan Vista Tours. The important and serious part of equipment selection depends on the trekking season, trekking days, and maximum altitude.
Trekkers personal goods such as money purse, cameras, cell phones and the cosmetic items that you need in day time, while you are hiking. Porter carries others your heavy equipment.
Lower Body – Legs
Medicine and First Aid
Miscellaneous, but Important
The above list guides for you to buy the goods. There are so many options for you, they different brand and version, so it would be better to buy as per your experience. Most of the things are easily available in Kathmandu as well in cheap price.
Please Note: The tight fighting clothing such as made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals. So if you find these items comfortable please kindly wear top of them.
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I have never thought of myself as a hiker or a trekker, but somehow, the idea of trekking through the Himalayas and venturing through Nepals and the worlds highest mountain seems exhilarating and almost out of reach. I did the trek to Mount Everest Base Camp in October 2013, and it was and still is one of the best experience in my life. We had Gyanu as our guide for the entire trip and not only has he been patient with a beginner trekker like myself, he explained and shared with us his cult