Duration : 8 Days
Note : Tour could be custom made with Nepal and Tibet
Transportation : Private car, 4WD and flight
Tiger's Nest (Taktsang Monastery) hiking in Bhutan, Thimphu Tshechu Festival
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Join this tour starting on 11-13 Oct, 2016
Nepal and Bhutan occupy the most remote landmass in the foothills of the Himalayas. The invincible Himalayan landscape however safeguarded diverse cultures and practices unstained until now. The vertically raising slope of Nepal - Bhutan nourished diverse flora, fauna and ethnicity. Nepal was safe hideout for immigrants and political renegades from both India and Tibet from the ancient time. This flourished several distinct cultures in the manifold Himalayan valleys. Towards the eastern Himalaya, Bhutan persistently remained aloof from outside world until these days representing it as a Tibet outside of Tibet.
Thimphu Tshechu is one of the biggest festivals in Bhutan held in the capital city. Before the actual tshechu that is being witnessed by thousands of people from the capital city and the nearby Dzongkhags conducts days and nights of prayers and rituals to invoke the gods.
Oct 1 : Kathmandu, Nepal arrival | Transfer to Hotel
Oct 2: Kathmandu Tour (Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath, Shyambhunath and Pashupatinath)
Oct 3 : Fly to Bhutan and drive to Thimphu
Oct 4 : Breakfast | Thimphu Tshechu Festival
Participate in the Thimphu Tshechu Festival held outside the courtyard of Tashichho dzong. The Tshechu is a festival in honour of Guru Rimpoche, the saint who brought Buddhism to Himalaya and Bhutan.
Overnight hotel in Thimphu.
Oct 5 : A scenic drive to Punakha | Visti punakha dzong, also known as Pungtang Dechen. Photrang Dzong (meaning “the palace of great happiness or bliss”) | Overnight in Punakha
Oct 6 : Drive back Paro via Thimpu | visit the Memorial Chorten, built in honour of the third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, visit the Folk Heritage Museum
Oct 7 : Hike To Taktsang Monastery (3 -4 hrs / 900m) in the morning and visit farm house in the afternoon | Overnight in Paro
Oct 8 : Drive to the airport and fly back to Kathmandu
Oct 9 : Final Departure
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