6 Days Buddhist Itinerary

06 DAYS BUDDHIST ITINERARY

Buddhist Itinerary will take you through the most sacred and finest historical sites of the valley. Besides the site visit one will also have religious talk with the Buddhist Master and also meditate in various temples for few minutes. On the other hand, we are always flexible with the itinerary. We will go with your suggestion and your interest of visit

OVERVIEW

Day 01: Arrive Paro and transfer to Thimphu, capital town of Bhutan (65 km-1½ hours)

Day 02: Thimphu Sightseeing. Hike to Tango Monastery

Day 03: Thimphu to Punakha (70 km-3 hours)

Day 04: Punakha to Paro (142 km-3½ hours)

Day 05:  Paro, Hike to Taktshang (3-4 hours walk round trip)

Day 06: Departure from Paro

Day 01: Arrive Paro and transfer to Thimphu, capital town of Bhutan (65 km-1½hours).

On arrival transfer to Thimphu and then 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. Later visit Zangthopelri Lhakhang temple possesses some impressive murals and art treasures and is worthy of a visit. The site of the temple was a former battle ground, and the temple was constructed there in order to pacify energies. Later visit Drubthob Goema / Zilukha Nunnery only nunnery in capital known as Zilukha Anim Dratsang. Then Visit, Dechen Phrodrang "Palace of Great Bliss" is a Buddhist monastery in Thimphu, where young monks undergo eight years courses. In the afternoon, visit Tashi chhodzong the “fortress of the glorious religion” Tashichhodzong houses some ministries, His Majesty’s secretariat, and the central monk body. In the Eveningreligious talk by one of the Buddhist master for about an hour.

Day 02: Thimphu Sightseeing. Hike to Tango Monastery

The hike up to the Tango Monastery is about an hour long, depending on how much stamina you have. View will be totally worth the climb

The view is gorgeous and there are many encouraging quotes written on wooden boards or painted on rocks and even rest stops on your way up to catch your breath so use them if you have to.

As you reach top, you will have a breathtaking view of the valley below. Then if interested Buddhist master will brief for meditation and meditate for few minutes and then walk back till the road point. On return get back to hotel and rest for some time and Later visit Buddha Statue the largest statue of Buddha in the world and then walk around and take a glimpse of the valley.

Day 03: Thimphu to Punakha (70 km-3 hours)

After breakfast drive to Punakha the former capital of Bhutan. Stop at Dochulla Pass for photo shooting and to capture beautiful scenario of the Himalayan mountain and Talo valley.  Proceed to Chimmi Lhakhang, a temple dedicated to the Devine Madman and a sacred place where people pray for children. Upon reaching, visitPunakha Dzong a very beautiful Bhutanese architecture armed by the Pho Chu (Male River) and Mo Chu (Female River) rivers, the unifier of Bhutan which houses some rich Buddhist collections. Evening meditation with Buddhist master for few minutes

Day 04: Punakha to Paro (142 km-3½ hours)

After breakfastdrive back to Paro. On arrival visit Kichu lhakhang one of the oldest temples to have been built in Bhutan by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo in the 7th century AD. Also visit Paro Dzong built in 1646 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, perhaps the finest example of Bhutanese architecture as well as a local religious administrative Centre. In the Evening religious talk by Buddhist master for about an hour.

Day 05:  Paro, Hike to Taktshang (3-4 hours walk round trip)

After breakfast drive to Paro, check in hotel and make a hike to Taktshang. “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 Rinpoche flew into the cave from Kurtoe Singye Dzong in eastern Bhutan riding on a tigress

Day 06: Departure from Paro 

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