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A Day hiking Paro and Thimphu Valley

Day 01. Arrive Paro (By Druk Air flight): (Paro Sightseeing)
Day 02. Paro (Hiking to Tigernest)
Day 03. Paro (Hiking to Drakarpo and Tachogang) – Thimphu
Day 04. Thimphu (Hiking to Tango and Cheri)
Day 05. Thimphu (Hiking Phajoding)
Day 06. Departure Thimphu – Paro

Day 01: Arrive Paro (By Druk Air flight): (Paro Sightseeing)
Your tour guide representive from our company will receive you at the airport with Tashi Khadar and  drive you the short distance to the hotel. After Tea, drive to Ta Dzong (built in1656 and renovated in 1968), an ancient watchtower, which now houses the National Museum. This unusual round building is said to be in the shape of a conch shell. The centerpiece of this Museum is a complex four-sided carving depicting the history of Buddhism and its propagation. One side is Sakyamuni and the great teacher Atisha, representing the Sakya School. On the next is Geylup, a disciple of Dalai Lama. Another is Nyingma lineage, the head is Guru Padmasanva, and the final is Drukpa Kagyu with the figure of Vajra Dhara.  Below the museum is the Paro Rimpung Dzong (literally meaning “Heap of Jewels”, built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the centre of civil and religious authority in this valley. Here you can see finest example of Bhutanese architecture. Enroute visit Kichu Lhakhang, built in 659 A.D by the Tibetan king Srongsen Gampo. This Monastery is one of the 108 monasteries built across the Himalayan region by the Tibetan King to subdue the Demoness that lay across the Himalayan region. Dinner and overnight in Hotel at Paro.

Day 02. Paro (Hiking to Tigernest)
After early breakfast, Excursion to Taktsang Monastery. A very special day, with an excursion to view the spectacular Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) monastery – After breakfast a short drive takes us to Satsam Chorten, from there a 1 hr. walk till the viewpoint point of the monastery. The trail climbs through beautiful pine forest, many of the trees festooned with Spanish moss, and an occasional grove of fluttering prayer flags. We stop for a rest and light refreshments at the Taktsang Jakhang (cafeteria) and then walk a short distance until we see, clearly and seemingly within reach, Taktsang monastery. The primary Lhakhang was built around Guru Rimpoche’s meditation cave in the 1684by the Penlop of Paro Gyaltse Tenzin Rabgay, this incredible monastery clings to the edge of a sheer rock cliff that plunges 900 meters into the valley below. Legend has it that Guru Padmasambhava, the tantric mystic who brought Buddhism to Bhutan, flew here on the back of a flying tiger, Dorji Drolo, said to be his favorite consort. Evening explore around Paro Town. Dinner aand Over night in Hotel.

Day 03. Paro (Hiking to Drakarpo and Tachogang) – Thimphu
After early breakfast drive to Saba Valley and hike to Drakarpo. This monastery was built in 13th century by Guru Rinpoche. Now it’s a meditation place for old age people or monks or nuns from different part of country. You will see ancient shoes that worn by great master in 13th century. After lunch drive to Tacho gang and short hike to Tacho gang monastery. This monastery belong to villager and all responsibilities of monastery taken by village people. You will cross the paro river via, iron bridge which built in 13th century bu Tangtong Gelpo. The founder of iron bridge in Bhutan. In the evening drive to the ruins of the Drukgyal Dzong, built in 1647 by the Great Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, father and unifier of medieval Bhutan, the dzong was destroyed by accidental fire and left in ruins as an evocative reminder of the great victories it was built to commemorate. Explore the ramparts and on a clear day experience an unforgettable view of Mt. Jhomolhari (7,314 m). In the evening drive to Thimphu and explore around Thimphu town. Dinner and overnight in Hotel at Thimphu.

Day 04. Thimphu (Hiking to Tango and Cheri)
After breakfast drive to end of Thimphu valley and hike to Tango Monastery. The trail Tango is a climb of 280 meters and it takes an hour to reach the monastery. Lama Gyalwa Lhanampa founded the monastery in 12th century. The present building was built in 15th century by the “Divine madman”. This is one of the best places for meditation. Packed lunch will be served and after lunch again hike to cheri monaster. Zhabdrung Zgawang Namgyal (One who unified Bhutan) has meditated in this monastery. You can see small stupa inside monaster where Zbabdrung father asses are preserved in it. This monastery is now call as shedra (university) , where monks finally complete their study degree here and they will be send in different monastery as teachers or as master. Dinner and overnigh in Hotel.

Day 05. Thimphu (Hiking Phajoding)
After breakfast drive to Thimphu valley view point ( BBS tower). Then hike to phajoding monastery. Hike, goes to High Altitude and is moderately strenuous. The Trek route passes through some beautiful High Altitude Lake. You will across different types of vegatation. Once you reached monastery from where Thimphu town is visible at the valley floor. This monastery is built in 13th centruy by phajo Drugom Zhipo ( The master of Buddhist teaching). You will be served picnic lunch. Evening go around Thimphu Town. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 06. Departure Thimphu – Paro.
Early breakfast, drive to Airport and farewell.





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