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Hiking Rafting Trekking

INFORMATION

Colorful Bhutan Travels has been established as a Travel Management company in Bhutan. We are specialized in Adventure, Cultural and Trekking tours in Bhutan. Our vision is to cherish the tourism industry as a positive force in the promotion of cultural heritage and conservation of environment.

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  • Vision –To provide quality services, exceeding the expectations of our customers.
  • Purpose – To be a key player in the tourism industry, providing enhanced services, profitability and relationship.
  • Mission statement –To build long term relationships with clients and customers, providing exceptional services by pursuing business through advanced technology and innovation.
  • Core values – We believe in treating our clients with faith andrespect• We grow through invention, creativity and innovation.• We integrate integrity, honesty and business ethics into all aspects of business functioning.
  • Goals – Increase the investments and assets of the company to support the services development. • To build good reputation in the field of tour management and become a leader in the industry.

13 Day/12 Night Bhutan Cross Country Tour
/ Bhutan, Paro, Punakha, Thimphu

Day 1: After you arrive in Paro international airport, you will be received by our representative.

The flight into Paro on Druk Air/Bhutan airlines (only international flight) is a befitting introduction to the spectacular beauty of Bhutan. If the weather is clear you can see magnificent views of the peaks, give way to the lush green Paro valley as you land on arrival at Paro international airport.

Check in Hotel with welcoming tea or coffee. After lunch we will drive towards the ruins of DrugyelDzong, the dzong was built in 1649 under the behest of ZhabdrungNgawangNamgyal to commemorate victory of an invasion from Tibet. In early 1950s, the dzong was almost completely destroyed by fire. It is listed as a tentative site in Bhutan’s Tentative List for UNESCO inclusion. On the way to DrugyelDzong we will stop for a while at the view point where you can see the Tigers Nest which you will be hiking on your last day of the tour. Today’s short drive is mainly to let you all acclimatize to the altitude. If time permits take a leisurely walk around Paro town.

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Day 2Paro - Paro (Day Hike to Tiger Nest)

After breakfast we will drive to the base of Taktsang (Tigers Nest) and start the hike to the magical temple known as Taktsang (the “Tiger’s Nest). This hike is mainly kept on the second day in order to acclimatize. Taktsang is one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites in the Himalayan World. The temple itself is perched on a granite cliff that drops 2,000 feet to the valley floor. The name is derived from a legend that Guru Rinpoche flew across the mountains to this spot on the back of a tigress,

Reaching a cave in which he meditated for three months, converting the people of Paro Valley to Buddhism during his stay. The path takes us through a forest of oak and rhododendron and we arrive at a small chorten surrounded by prayer flags. With a little more effort, we will reach a tea-house and a spectacular view of Taktsang. That will be our lunch stop. Those who choose can hike further, to an overlook that is almost at eye level with the temple.

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Day 3: Paro to Thimphu (60 Km)

Today after breakfast, we will drive towards Thimphu the capital city of Bhutan. On the way we will stop at TamchogLhakhang to see one of the oldest Iron Chain Bridge from 15th century. Later once we reach Thimphu we will check in to the hotel first. Then after taking a rest for a while, we will take a ride towards the big Buddha Statue. The biking trail (3.5 Km) starts from Kuenselphodrang (Buddha Statue) and ends at debsi. Once we reach at the end point of the trail, we will be riding back to the capital.

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Day 4: Thimphu to Punakha(75 Km) (cycling)

Today will be a major hill challenge to the famous pass at Dochula,(45 Km from Thimphu), known for its spiritual energy and 108 Chortens that are atop the pass. On a clear day you will see Eastern Himalayan Mountain Ranges.  After lunch descend down the pass through pristine forest.

Later in the evening we will visit PunakhaDzong: Dzong located in between two rivers, mo Chu (Female River) from its left and pho Chu (Male River) from its right, it was built in 1637 by ZhabdrungNgawangNamgyel in commanding position at the confluence. The Dzong was called DrukPungthangDecchenPhodrang (the palace of Great Happiness) in olden days and arguably the country’s most attractive Dzong

Overnight at Punakha

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Day 5: Punakha – Punakha

After breakfast drive through Punakha Valley. For further exploration of this scenic valley, the destination for this morning, hike up through the farm land to KhamsumYuelayNamgyelChorten,a shrine built by royal family a startlingly ornate and elaborate structure with images of VajraKila and superb view of Punakha Valley. The hike will take around 2 hours.

Then while coming back we will stop at the suspension bridge where the white river rafting starts. Mo Chu river with 20 Km course comprising around 15 rapids with 2 - 2+ rapids.

Drifting past imposing 17th century PunakhaDzong, watching world’s rarest bird, the white belled Heron in its natural habitat and Kingfishers frolicking on riverbank - all these topped off with spectacular sight of serene lush green alpine valleys,  are the most amazing experience you would love to treasure and we will be stopping at the old WangdiphodrangDzong.

Overnight at Punakha

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Day 6Punakha – Thimphu

Today we will be driving back to Thimphu. There will be no programs related to adventure today. Today we will be spending our time by visiting temples and other cultural sightseeing.

On the way we will be stopping at Dochula Pass and we will be spending some time. Later we will check into the hotel and then we will start our program. We will be visiting The National Institute of ZorigChusum: is the center 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. Then we will be visiting Folk Heritage Museum: it is a restored three-story traditional rammed mud and timber that resembles the rural household in the Thimphu area during the mid-19th century, domestic tools equipment 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.

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Later we will Visit National memorial Chorten which was built in 1974 in the  memory of our Third king H.M Jigme  DojiWangchuk , 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. Later in the evening we will be visiting TashichhoeDzong the “Fortress of Auspicious Religion” where today like most of the other fortresses in Bhutan serves as the Administrative and Religious Center. Evening at leisure in Thimphu town.

Tomorrow we will be going for a trekking which starts from Thimphu and ends in Paro. It will take 6 days to complete. You can leave your luggage with Colorful Bhutan Travels and they will transfer your language to Paro. Make sure you carry your own Sleeping bag and other necessary trekking equipment. Your Trekking Guide will brief you in the evening at the hotel.

Overnight at Thimphu

Trekking over view

Druk Path Trek is one of the finest short treks in Bhutan. Leading through an ancient trading route, over high mountain passes, it connects the valleys of Paro and Thimpu. Trail passes through alpine yak pastures, spectacular rhododendron forests and beautiful lakes stocked with snowy mountain trouts.

Camp at Phajoding

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Day 7: After Breakfast you will be driving towards the radio station from there the trekking will start.

BBS tower to Phajoding:

Distance 4-5 km, 4 to 5 hours, 1,130 m ascent, camp altitude 3,750 m.  After reaching the tower you will be walking uphill through a forested area of mostly blue pine. Once you reach the Phojoding Monastery, the trekking staff will be ready with your tents pitched and waiting for you with tea and some snacks. You can go and visit few monastery and interact with monks and teacher.

Day 8: Phajoding - SimkotraTsho (lake)

Distance 10 km, 6-7 hours, 680 m ascent, 130 m descent, and camp altitude 4,110 m. The day begins with a gradual climb. If the weather permits, you will have a spectacular view of Mount GangkarPuensum, the highest mountain in Bhutan and several other Himalayan peaks. The campsite is close to SimkotraTsho Lake.

Camp at SimkotraTsho

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Day 9: SIMKOTRA TSHO - JIMGELANG TSHO

Distance 11 km, 4-5 hours, 400 m ascent, 820 m descent, camp altitude 3,870 m.

The trail takes you through dwarf rhododendron trees and past Janetso Lake. You may come across some yak herder camps where you will have the opportunity to get a glimpse of a nomad’s life. This lake is known for its giant sized trout. The campsite is close to the JimgelangTsho Lake

Day 10: JIMGELANG TSHO – JANGCHULAKHA

Distance 11 km, 5-6 hours, 330 m descent, 230 m ascent, and camp altitude 3,770 m.

The trail follows a ridge and on a clear day the view of the mountains and valley are simply stunning. You may see herders and their yaks around your campsite.

Camp at Jangchulakha

Day 11: JANGCHULAKHA - JILI DZONG

Distance 10 km, 2-3 hours, 50 m ascent, 310 m descent, camp altitude 3,480 m

You begin with a steep climb for roughly an hour and a half, then the slope evens a bit and the ascent is more gradual. The trail takes you through dwarf rhododendron tress and thick alpine forests.

Camp at JiliDzong

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Day 12: JILI DZONG - PARO

Distance 7 km, 2-3 hours, 1,090 m descent, today we will be descending all the way to Ta Dzong (National Museum) in Paro. Our car will be waiting for us. Then we will directly drive towards our hotel where you can take shower and rest for some time. Later we will drive towards the town for shopping.

We will try Hot Stone Bath at Paro before the Cultural Show Program

Later in the evening we will arrange a Cultural Show. You will be witnessing our traditional folk dances and also mask dances which are usually performed during the famous festival called Tshechu here in Bhutan. Colorful Bhutan Travels arranges cultural show for their clients to take back home not only the memories of natural beauty of the kingdom of Bhutan but also some memories of our unique culture (songs and Dances) and traditions which you may cherish throughout your life.

Day 13: Paro

After breakfast, depart from Paro Airport. Your guide will be there to see you off on behalf of the company.

Cost Inclusion:

  1. All meals - American plan include
  2. English-speaking guide for the threkking and cultural tour
  3. All entrance fees in places of interest
  4. Internal land transportation
  5.  Rafting charges, cycles, hot stone bath, cultural program
  6. Accommodation - minimum of 3* hotels or resorts
  7. Camping equipment
  8. All Government taxes

Cost Exclusion:

  1. Travel Insurance
  2. Laundry services
  3. Telephone and shopping services
  4. Tipping service providers
  5. Air fare

Tour cancellation & refund policy (please contact)

 

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8 Day/7 Night Escape into the Himalayan Kingdom
/ Bhutan, Paro, Punakha, Thimphu

Day 1: Paro to Thimphu

After you arrive in Paro international airport, you will be received by our representative.

The flight into Paro on Druk Air/Bhutan airlines (only international flight) is a befitting introduction to the spectacular beauty of Bhutan. If the weather is clear you can see magnificent views of the peaks, give way to the lush green Paro valley as you land on arrival at Paro international airport.

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Drive to Thimphu, which would take about an hour. Make a stop on the way at the confluence of the two rivers. There are three different Buddhist stupas down below at the confluence of the two rivers. The Tibetan styled stupa, the Nepali styled and the Bhutanese styled stupa. Check in at hotel at Thimphu. Have your lunch after a brief rest at the hotel. In the afternoon, visit the Memorial Chorten (temple),  built in 1974 in memory of the Late Third King of Bhutan.  On any given day, you shall find people circumambulating this temple in order to gain merits for all sentient beings. Visit Kuenselphodrang, also popularly known as the “Buddha Point” where a statue of the Buddha measuring 54 m tall sits above the Thimphu valley. Later in the evening we will be visiting TashichhoeDzong the “Fortress of Auspicious Religion” where today like most of the other fortresses in Bhutan serves as the Administrative and Religious Center. Evening at leisure in Thimphu town.

Overnight at Thimphu

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Day 2: Thimphu – Thimphu

On this day, we will hike to the Chari Monastery established in 1620 by ZhabdrungNgawangNamgyal who is unified Bhutan as one. The monastery is considered as one of the first central monastic body established in Bhutan. Then we shall drive back to Thimphu and visit Royal Textile Academy, instituted in 2005 under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Mother SangayChodenWangchuk as a non-profit organization. You will learn about the Bhutan’s living national art of Thagzo (weaving). After that we will also visit the Folk heritage Museum which was opened in 2001 from the initiative of founder Her Majesty the queen mother DorjiWangmoWangchuk. The Museum is housed in a 3-storyed 19th century traditional rammed mud and timber house aged more than 150 years. Then we will again visit Jungshi Home Made Paper factory (jungshi meaning natural) which was established in 1990. It was established to expand the old domestic skill for commercial purposes. One can get a closer look at all the steps involved in the manufacturing process, from raw material to finished product.

Dinner and overnight shall be in the hotel at Thimphu

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Day 3: Thimphu to Punakha

After breakfast, drive to Punakha, being a place with subtropical vegetation and about 3 hours’ drive from Thimphu. On your way stop at the mountain pass called Dochula where a 108 stupas were built by the Queen Mother of Bhutan,  and enjoy the breathtaking view of the chain of some of the tallest and spectacular mountains in Bhutan on a day with clear skies. Have your lunch on your way and then visit ChimiLhakhang (temple) also known popularly as the “fertility temple”. This temple is reputed for granting children to couples, coming to seek blessings for a child. People who come to this temple are blessed with a wooden phallus with a silver handle and the bow and arrows of the famous 15thcentury Buddhist saint called “DrukpaKuenley” to whom this temple is dedicated. After checking in the hotel then rest for some time. Later in the evening we will visit Punakha Fortress also known as PungthangDechenPhodrangDzong (meaning the palace of great happiness or bliss) which was built in 1637-1638 by ZhabdrungNgawangNamgyal. It is the second largest and second oldest dzong in Bhutan and one of its most majestic structure. It is listed as a tentative site in Bhutan’s Tentative List for UNESCO inclusion.

Dinner and overnight shall be in the hotel at Punakha

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Day 4: Punakha to Gangtey;

After breakfast we shall hike to temple called KhamsumYuelleyNamgyal which lies at about 45 minutes climb from the road end point. After crossing the suspension bridge, the path to the temple passes through fields of mustards and paddy and then gradually starts climbing. This temple is renowned for housing some of the most intricate paintings and sculpturing done in Bhutan. Then after the hike we proceed onwards to Gangtey which is about 3 to 4 hours’ drive. We will be stopping for lunch on the way to Gangtay. After reaching Gangtay we shall start our Gangtay Natural Trail Hike. The hike is a pleasurable walk which will give you a nice feel of Phobjikha valley after a long drive. From the small hilltop overlooking GangteyGoemba, you head downhill through flower meadows to Semchubara village and from there through beautiful forests and into the open valley. The trail ends at the local community school after passing a chorten and KhewangLhakhang.

Overnight at Gangtay

Day 5: Gangtey to Wangdiphodrang/ Punakha

Gangtey also called “Phobjikha” is one of the most famous marsh lands in Bhutan. It is usually a very quiet place. This valley is famous for the Black Necked Cranes, coming here from Tibet to roost during the cold winter months. Visit the Black Necked Craned Information Center then we will visit Gangtay monastery. It is an important monastery of Nyingmapa School of Buddhism. The monastery’s history traces back to the early 17th century and back to the prophecies made by the well-known Terton (treasure finder) PemaLingpa in the late 15th Century. Then we will head back towards Punakha. On the way we will stop in Wangdiphodrang where we will go and visit and see the reconstruction of WangdiDzong which was completely burnt down by fire in 2012.

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Day 6: Wangdiphodrang/Punakha to Paro

Move to Paro via Thimphu. After reaching Paro we will check into hotel and after a short rest then we will visit Paro National Museum. It was established in 1968, in the renovated ancient Ta-dzong building under the command of His Majesty, the king JigmeDorjiWangchuk. It houses for some of the finest specimens of Bhutanese art, including masterpieces of bronze statues and painting. Suitable galleries were constructed to house the extensive collections.The works of art is elegantly displayed on scientific lines. After the museum we will visit ParoRinpungDzong. Under the command of ZhabdrungNgawangNamgyal the dzong was built in 1646 and it was established as administrative and monastic center of the western region and it became known as RinpungDzong (meaning Heap of Jewels). The dzong is listed as a tentative site in Bhutan’s Tentative List for UNESCO inclusion.

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Day 7: Paro – Paro

After breakfast, the day starts with driving to the base of Taktshang (Tiger’s Nest). From here on, the walk uphill begins. Taktshang is a highly recommended place to visit for guests. The walk uphill offers clean and pristine air for breathing while you enjoy the occasional view of the valley below.  Almost halfway through your way up, you will have some tea and snacks at the restaurant with the stunning view of the temple suspended on a cliff.  Proceed to the temple, visit the many shrines in the temple and on your way back, have your lunch at the restaurant.  Get back to the base where your car will be waiting for you. Then visit Kychu Monastery which is considered as one of the oldest monastery built by the Tibetan king in 7th century.

The rest of the day is leisure and you can relax and take a walk in the Paro town.

Overnight at Paro

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Day 8- After breakfast, depart from Paro Airport. Your guide will be there to see you off on behalf of the company. 

Cost Inclusion:

  1. All meals – American plan include
  2. English Speaking Guide for the tour
  3. All Entrance Fess of all Places of interest
  4. Internal Transport within Tour Activity: Cultural/Hiking
  5. Accommodations – minimum of 3* hotels or resorts
  6. All Government Taxes

Cost Exclusion:

  1. Air fare
  2. Travel Insurance
  3. Laundry Services
  4. Shopping and Telephone services
  5. Tipping for service providers

Tour cancellation & refund policy (please contact)

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$ 1790
Minimum 3 pax
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6 Day/5 Night Mystical Adventure Tour
/ Bhutan, Paro, Punakha, Thimphu

Day 1: After you arrive in Paro international airport, you will be received by our representative.

The flight into Paro on Druk Air/Bhutan airlines (only international flight) is a befitting introduction to the spectacular beauty of Bhutan. If the weather is clear you can see magnificent views of the peaks, give way to the lush green Paro valley as you land on arrival at Paro international airport.

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From Paro, we drive to Thimphu, checking in to your Hotel and after lunch we will visit Memorial Chorten (temple) which was built in 1974 in memory of the Late Third King of Bhutan.  On any given day, you shall find people circumambulating this temple in order to gain merits for all sentient beings.

Then we will spend the afternoon at leisure.

Overnight at Thimphu

Day 2: Thimphu – Thimphu

After breakfast, we shall take a short trip to the north of Thimphu, visiting Takin Preserve. It is a wildlife reserve area for Takin, the national animal of Bhutan. Originally a mini-zoo, it was converted into 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 the legend of the animal’s creation in the 15th century by Lam Drukpa Kinley, also known as Divine Mad Man. Then we drive to Kuenselphodrang, popularly known as the “Buddha Point” where a statue of the Buddha measuring 54 meters tall sits above the Thimphu valley. Then we shal visit Folk Heritage Museum, which is a restored three-story traditional rammed mud and timber that resembles the rural household in the Thimphu area during the mid-19th century, domestic tools equipment’s used by rural families of that period. So we will also provide you a glimpse of lifestyle, items and artifacts of Bhutanese villages and rural households. Then we will stop for lunch.

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After lunch, we will visit Royal Textile Academy, which was instituted in 2005 under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Mother SangayChodenWangchuk as a non-profit organization. You will learn about the Bhutan’s living national art of Thagzo (weaving). After that we will also visit the folk heritage Museum which was opened in 2001 from the initiative of founder Her Majesty the Queen mother DorjiWangmoWangchuk. After that we will visit The National Institute of ZorigChusum: is the center 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 covers a comprehensive course of painting, drawing, wood and slate craving, sculptures, embroidery, weaving and paper making.

Later in the evening we will be visiting TashichhoeDzong the “Fortress of Auspicious Religion” where today like most of the other fortresses in Bhutan serves as the Administrative and Religious Center.

Evening at leisure in Thimphu town.

Overnight at Thimphu

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Day 3: Thimphu – Punakha

After breakfast, we shall drive out of Thimphu to the Royal Botanical Park for a day in a nature. Along the way you will drive by the Dochula pass, where 108 stupas were built as a war monument after the 2003 war in the southern Bhutan against Indian insurgents and on the clear day you will see the Himalayan mountain ranges. Later after lunch we will hike to ChimiLhakhang (temple) also known popularly as the “fertility temple”. This temple is reputed for granting children to couples who come to seek blessings for a child. People coming to this temple are blessed with a wooden phallus with a silver handle and the bow and arrows of the famous 15thcentury Buddhist saint called “DrukpaKuenley” to whom this temple is dedicated. Then we will directly check into the hotel. After resting for some time then we will visit VisitPunakhaDzong located in between two rivers, mo Chu (Female River) from its left and pho Chu (Male River) from its right, it was built in 1637 by ZhabdrungNgawangNamgyel in commanding position at the confluence. The Dzong was called DrukPungthangDecchenPhodrang (the palace of Great Happiness) in olden days and arguably the country’s most attractive Dzong.

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Day 4: Punakha – Paro

After breakfast, we drive back to Paro. On the way visit TamchokLhakhang built by ThangthongGyelpo or the Iron bridge builder as he is known. This former saint from the 15th century introduced the art of building suspension bridges with iron chains. Then we will check in to your hotel. After taking some rest, we will go for a lunch. After lunch we shall visit Paro National Museum. It was established in 1968, in the renovated ancient Ta-dzong building under the command of His Majesty, the king JigmeDorjiWangchuk. It houses some of the finest specimens of Bhutanese art, including masterpieces of bronze statues and painting. Suitable galleries were constructed to house the extensive collections. The works of art is elegantly displayed on scientific lines. After the museum we will visit Paro RinpungDzong. Under the command of ZhabdrungNgawangNamgyal the dzong was built in 1646 and was established as administrative and monastic centre of the western region. It became known as RinpungDzong (meaning Heap of Jewels). The dzong is listed as a tentative site in Bhutan’s Tentative List for UNESCO inclusion.

Evening, we will take a stroll along the Paro town at leisure.

Overnight at Paro

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Day 5: Paro – Paro

After early breakfast we will drive towards the base of Tigers nest and we will start our hike. Taktsang is one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites in the Himalayan World. The temple itself is perched on a granite cliff that drops 2,000 feet to the valley floor. The name is derived from the legend that Guru Rinpoche flew across the mountains to the spot on the back of a tigress.

Later after lunch we will visit Kichu Monastery which is one of the oldest monastery built by Tibetan king in 7th century

Overnight at Paro

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Day 6– After breakfast, the driver and guide will drive you to the airport for your out bound journey.

Cost Inclusion:

  1. All meals – American plan include
  2. English Speaking Guide for the tour
  3. All Entrance Fess of all Places of interest
  4. Internal Transport within Tour Activity: Cultural/Hiking
  5. Accommodations – minimum of 3* hotels or resorts
  6. All Government Taxes

Cost Exclusion:

  1. Travel Insurance
  2. Laundry Services
  3. Shopping and Telephone services
  4. Tipping for service providers
  5. Alcohol and beverages
  6. Air fare

Tour cancellation & refund policy (please contact)

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$ 1290
Minimum 3 pax
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7 Day/6 Night Wedding in Last Shangrila
/ Bhutan, Paro, Punakha, Thimphu

A Bhutanese wedding is so much more than an exchange of rings and vows. It includes a number of religious rites performed by Buddhist monks and lamas. This represents the importance of the bond between two people. This ceremony is also used for renewing marriage vows.

(Please note this wedding blessing ceremony is not legally recognized outside of Bhutan.)

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The actual wedding ceremony and blessings for a lifetime of love and happiness takes place at home. This is followed by visits to sacred temples to make more offerings.

The ceremony begins with a Lhabsang purification ritual in the morning, which is performed by the monks before arriving at the temple. During ceremony, the monks recite mantras and offer fumigation outside the temple to please the local deities.Bhutanese believe that only if the local deities are pleased we can have their blessing and enjoy good health and wealth. The fumigation is to please the sense of smell and grains added to the fumigation are to quell the hunger.

Inside the temple butter lamps are lit and prostrations done. The butter lamps are an offering of light to deities and the most common means of increasing merit.

“Changphoe” is the offering to the Gods and deities in the form of liquor. After an offering is made to the deities, the liquor (ara) will then be served to the bride and the groom in a traditional wooden phob (cup), which they will share. This symbolizes the faith and everlasting bond the husband and the wife will share for the rest of their lives.

This is followed by exchange of rings, ritual ceremony for a long and prosperous married life, followed by the food offering ceremony called ZhudreyPuensumTshogpa, which is considered to be very auspicious. The ceremony ends with the DharNaynga offering of five colored scarves to the   bride and groom for long and prosperous life.

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Day 1:  Paro – Paro

After you arrive in Paro international airport, you will be received by our representative.

Overnight sThe flight into Paro on Druk Air/Bhutan airlines (only international flight) is a befitting introduction to the spectacular beauty of Bhutan. If the weather is clear you can see magnificent views of the peaks, give way to the lush green Paro valley as you land on arrival at Paro international airport.tay in hotel, Paro.

Day 2Paro – Paro (Traditional Wedding Ceremony Day)

The most important and valuable thing in life is marriage and family, so we start the day with a wedding at a local home/farm house.

In Bhutanese traditional marriage the bride and groom dress up in expensive hand woven silk costumes called Gho and Kira. The marriage ceremony begins with good luck traditional rituals by a monk. The couple then makes commitment, exchange well-wishing Khadars (scarf), offer gifts, drink wine and later visit some sacred temples.

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Visits include KyichuLhakhang, built in 659 A.D by the Tibetan king SongtsenGonpo, it is one of the oldest temple in Bhutan. Later we will visit the ruins of DrugyelDzong, which kept at bay invasions from Tibet in the 17th century. There you can spend some time taking photograph of the scenery and also of newly married couple with nature.  After lunch we will then ParoRinpungDzong. Under the command of ZhabdrungNgawangNamgyal the dzong was built in 1646 and it was established as administrative and monastic center of the western region and it became known as RinpungDzong (meaning Heap of Jewels). The dzong is listed as the tentative site in Bhutan’s Tentative List for UNESCO inclusion. Later we will visit Ta Dzong, it was established in 1968, in the renovated ancient Ta-dzong building under the command of His Majesty, the king JigmeDorjiWangchuk. It houses some of the finest specimens of Bhutanese art, including masterpieces of bronze statues and painting. Suitable galleries were constructed to house the extensive collections. The works of art are elegantly displayed on scientific lines.

Overnight stay in hotel, Paro.

Day 3: Paro – Thimphu

Drive to Thimphu, stop en-route to view the picturesque TachogLhakhang, the hereditary place of worship of Bhutan’s Iron Bridge Builder. Short hike down to the Iron Bridge made by iron chains.

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On arrival in Thimphu, we will visit the National Memorial Chorten, dedicated to prosperity and world peace. It was built in 1974 in memory of the Third King of Bhutan. You will find Thimphu residents circumambulating the Stupa throughout the day praying for universal harmony and all sentient beings. Visit the Buddha point to see the Buddha Stupa and get a bird’s eye view of Thimphu valley. It is popularly known as the “Buddha Point” where a statue of the Buddha measuring 54 meters tall sits above the Thimphu valley

Also visit the National Institute of ZorigChusum, is the center 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.  And the Folk Heritage Museum, which was opened in 2001 from the initiative of founder Her Majesty the queen mother DorjiWangmoWangchuk. The Museum is housed in a 3-storyed 19th century traditional rammed mud and timber house aged more than 150 years. Later in the evening we shall visit TashichhoeDzong the “Fortress of Auspicious Religion” where today like most of the other fortresses in Bhutan serves as the Administrative and Religious Center.

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Day 4: Thimphu – Punakha

After breakfast, we drive out of Thimphu and to Punakha. Along the way we will drive by the Dochulapass, where 108 stupas were built as a war monument after the 2003 war in the southern Bhutan against Indian insurgents and on the clear day you will see the Himalayan mountain ranges. Later after lunch we will hike to ChimiLhakhang (temple) also known popularly as the “fertility temple”. This temple is reputed for granting children to couples who come to seek blessings for a child. People coming to this temple are blessed with a wooden phallus with a silver handle and the bow and arrows of the famous 15thcentury Buddhist saint called “DrukpaKuenley” to whom this temple is dedicated. Then we will directly check into the hotel. After resting for some time then we will visit VisitPunakhaDzong located in between two rivers, mo Chu (Female River) from its left and pho Chu (Male River) from its right, it was built in 1637 by ZhabdrungNgawangNamgyel in commanding position at the confluence. The Dzong was called DrukPungthangDecchenPhodrang (the palace of Great Happiness) in olden days and arguably the country’s most attractive Dzong.

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Day 5: Punakha – Paro

Today after breakfast we will drive back to Paro, where we will be spending whole day taking pictures. We will be stopping at Botanical Park on the way for some leisure time taking pictures. We will be stopping on various locations for photographs. After lunch at Paro we shall drive towards Chelela pass, one of the highest Motorable passes in Bhutan for more photographs. You can wear the traditional dress for photographs or you can bring in your wedding dress.

Overnight stay at Paro

 Day 6Paro – Paro (Hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery)

After early breakfast we will drive towards the base of Tigers nest and we will start our hike. Taktsang is one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites in the Himalayan World. The temple itself is perched on a granite cliff that drops 2,000 feet to the valley floor. The name is derived from a legend that Guru Rinpoche flew across the mountains to this spot on the back of a tigress.

(You may bring our traditional dress or your own wedding dress to take a photograph at the tigers nest.)

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Later in the evening we will arrange a Cultural Show. You will be witnessing our traditional folk dances and also mask dances which are usually performed during the famous festival called Tshechu here in Bhutan. We will arrange cultural show for you to take back home not only the memories of natural beauty of the kingdom of Bhutan but also some memories of our unique culture (songs and Dances) and traditions which you may cherish throughout your life.

Day 7: After breakfast, the driver and guide will drive you to the airport for your out bound journey.

Cost Inclusion:

  1. All meals – American plan include
  2.  English Speaking Guide for the tour
  3.  All Entrance Fess of all Places of interest
  4.  Internal Transport within Tour Activity: Cultural/Hiking
  5. Accommodations – minimum of 3* hotels or resorts
  6.  All Government Taxes
  7. Professional Photographer

Cost Exclusion:

  1. Travel Insurance
  2. Laundry Services
  3. Shopping and Telephone services
  4. Tipping for service providers
  5. Air fare

Tour cancellation & refund policy (please contact)

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