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Thimphu & Paro Valley Tour

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Thimphu & Paro Valley Tour is an ancient land secluded high in the heart of the vast Himalayas with magical customs and people with deeply held beliefs. Bhutan is a land of Dzongs (fortresses) & monasteries, monks, majestic mountains, unique architectural style, rich heritage and a land of warm-hearted, friendly people. In the Thimphu Paro Tour we visit Bhutan & admire the silence & peace of the Paro valley. The beautiful terraced valley where the medieval town of Paro nestles is home to many of the Bhutan's oldest temples and Dzongs.

Day 01: Arrival in Bhutan (Paro): Arrive in Paro, the ancient capital city of Bhutan. Upon arrival, you will be received by our Bhutan 's representative and drive through the picturesque Paro valley with its quaint clusters of hamlets amid terraced paddy fields to your hotel. On a clear day, you would be struck by the sight of the 24,000 feet white-domed peak of the sacred Mt. Jhomolhari (Mountain of the goddess Jhomo) that looms overhead.

Day 02: Paro – Timphu: In the morning we visit Ta Dzong. It is a national museum housed in an ancient watchtower, which has a fine collection of ancient Thangkha paintings, textiles, weapons and other artifacts. This monastery is built around a cave in which Guru Rimpoche meditated. According to the legends, the Guru Rimpoche is said to have flown to the site of the monastery on the back of the tigress from Tibet and meditated in the cave there for three months.

Day 03: Thimphu – Paro: In the morning we visit the National Library, which holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist manuscripts and the School of Thangkha paintings where you can see young children learning and practicing the ancient art of paintings. Then we visit the Bhutan Arts and Crafts Centre and the Handicrafts Emporium to see the exquisite artistry of traditional crafts and textiles, and wander through the streets for a little shopping. After lunch, we will visit the Memorial Chorten. This memorial was built in 1974 in the memory of the king Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.

Day 04: Paro: After having an early breakfast, drive to the airport to board your onward flight.

 

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