5 Days Buddhist Itinerary

05 DAYS BUDDHIST ITINERARY

This tour offers a rare opportunity to taste the Buddhist life and it’s believes through various culture and tradition. Highlights include Memorial Stupa -contribute tea and snacks or lunch for the elderly people circumumbulating, Buddhist talk, meditation,  Explore Tashi chhodzong,Chimi Lhakhang, Punakha Dzong,Hoisting Prayer Flags, Kichu Lhakhang, Dungtse lhakhang, Rinpung Dzong , Culture Program and the most amazing Tiger’s Nest Hike.

 OVERVIEW

Day 01: Paro-Thimphu (65 km-1½ hours)

Day 02: Thimphu- Punakha (70 km-3 hours)

Day 03: Punakha to Paro (142 km-4½ hours)

Day 04:  Paro, Hike to Taktshang (3-4 hours walk round trip)

Day 05: Departure

Day 01: Paro-Thimphu (65 km-1½ hours)

Arrive Paro and transfer to Thimphu, capital town of Bhutan (65km-1½hours). On arrival guide will escort you to visit the most sacred and finest sites, such as Memorial Stupa built in the memory of Bhutan‘s third King. This is the best place where you could contribute tea and snacks or lunch for the elderly people circumambulating and offering Prayers. Buddhist talk by Buddhist master and followed by meditation. In the evening explore Tashi chhodzong the “fortress of the glorious religion” Tashichhodzong houses some ministries, His Majesty’s secretariat, and the central monk body.

Day 02: Thimphu- Punakha (70 km-3 hours)

After breakfast drive to former capital of Bhutan, Punakha. As you drive 45 minute away, you will reach to Dochula Pass, a place very beautiful with colourful prayer flags with 108 Stupa. Place is also best spot for Himalayan Mountain Views and Photography. Then, further proceed to explore Ritsa village community and also the temple of fertility. It is a clustered village community, beautifully settled at the base of temple. The path to temple takes you through beautiful traditional houses, beautiful and smiley faces of small kids and the elderly people. As you reach the temple after 10-15 minutes’ walk, you could see the faces of lama and monk with inner peace and happiness. The temple Chimi Lhakhang is dedicated to the Devine Madman and a sacred place where people pray for children. Enjoying the scenery of beautiful traditional houses, the landscape, the forest cover, Mountain View, the moving river, finally you will reach to Punakha with its breath taking views. Then explore, Punakha Dzong a very beautiful Bhutanese architecture armed by the Pho Chu (Male River) and Mo Chu (Female River) rivers with Buddhist collections inside.

Day 03: Punakha to Paro (142 km-4½hours)

After breakfast drive to Paro via Dochula Pass. Asyou reach Dochula Pass, Hoist Prayer Flags. As they are raised in the windy places, they are being lift up and carry our wishes for compassion, peace and healing around the earth. Prayer flags encourage us to live more mindfully and help us to restore our own inner calm. A more peaceful world still must begin in each of us, one open heart at a time. As you reach Paro, visit one of the oldest and the most sacred site, Kichu Lhakhang, surrounded by beautiful prayer wheels and the Canopy and the inside the temple is more awesome with important relics and paintings. Later you could also visit the unusual temple, Dungtse lhakhang, 3 storied temples which represent heaven, earth and hell. If time permits, you could also visit Rinpung Dzong, built in 1646 perhaps the finest example of Bhutanese architecture as well as a local religious administrative Centre

Day 04:  Paro, Hike to Taktshang (3-4 hours walk round trip)

After breakfast drive till road point for hike to Tiger’s Nest. “Trip to Bhutan is never complete without climbing to Taktsang”, says one tourist. Indeed it’s true as the journey there fills you with spiritual bliss.Taktshang monastery is located atop an 800 meter cliff in Paro. Taktshang or the Tigers lair as the monastery is widely regarded is one of the most important in Bhutan. Its history is associated with the visit of Guru Padmasambhava, the Indian saint who came to Bhutan in the 8th century AD. The cave was named Taktshang after Guru Rimpoche flew into the cave from Kurtoe Singye Dzong in eastern Bhutan riding on a tigress. In the evening, we will arrange Culture show after your return from tiger’s Nest, to refresh yourself from tiring walk.  Cultural program includes various shows including folk dance in traditional costumes, solo song and Bhutanese traditional dance which depicts the culture and tradition of Bhutan.

Day 05: Departure

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