Himalayan Photo Shoot

4 Days and 3 Nights

Day 01-Paro-Punakha( Altitude 1500m/130 km) (During the journey by Druk Air ( Bhutan’s National Airline), one will experience spectacular view of Mt. Everest (of Nepal) and other famous Himalayan peaks, including the revered Mt. Jumolhari and Mt. Jichu Drake of Bhutan. On arrival at Paro International Airport, you will be received by representatives of Mozilla Bhutan tours and treks. Drive south following Pachu River to the river confluence at Chuzom, which is also the hub of road network going to Paro, Ha, Thimphu and Phuntsholing. From Chuzom, the drive takes about less than 1 hour, staying close to the Wangchu River in the valley floor, as you pass through villages and suburbs to the capital, Thimphu. While in Thimphu visit National memorial chorten,which was built in the memory of late third king of Bhutan Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.Visit Buddha point to see the big sitting statue of Buddha, Visit takin preservation centre to see the national animal.After lunch Continued drive to Punakha, the road climbs from Thimphu to Dochula Pass (3050m) and descends through ever changing forests into semi-tropical valley of Punakha at around 1250m.En-route stops at dochula Pass (3050m) where you can view the eastern Himalayas, including Bhutan’s highest mountain, Gangkhar Punsum (7550m).After dinner drive to Punakha Dzong to make a Night picture of the Dzong.Over night in Hotel/farm house.
(Thimphu sightseeing depends on flight timing).
Day 02-Punakha-Paro (Altitude 2280 m/130 km). After breakfast visit Punakha Dzong, Visit Chime Lhakhang:(Visit chime lhakhang,famous temple of fertility(Short hike through the village)there we can see young monks chanting prayer The monastery and fertility temple dedicated to Lama Drukpa Kuenley, a Tibetan Buddhist saint known popularly as “the divine madman” and considered a folk hero in Bhutan for his unconventional ways. Drukpa Kuenley originally built a chorten on the site in the 14th century, on which a temple was later built in 15th century. The temple, flanked by nearly 100 tall prayer flags, sits atop a picturesque hill. It has long been a pilgrimage site for childless couples. This easy walk takes about ½ hour each way. Over night in hotel/farm house.
Day 03-Paro-Paro- Hike to Taktsang (Tiger-nest) One of the famous and secret monastery in Bhutan. Drive to famed Taktsang (Tiger’s lair) monastery. Taktsang monastery is located on the face of a 1,000m seemingly impossible sheer, vertical cliff, above Paro valley. The trail begins near the Satsam (2650m) and climbs steeply uphill to the Cafeteria (2,940m), an area of exposed ridge with panoramic view of Takstang. This takes little more than an hour. (Ponies are provided on request to ride up till this Cafeteria, but rest of way, including return downhill must be on foot.) You can get a good view from the Cafeteria or hike further uphill for another hour or so to the temple itself. There are several other temples and sites within the vicinity. Lunch is served at the tea house. The return trek to the road head is quite steep downhill, where you will be met by the transport. (Stay in hotel or farmhouse).

Day 04-Departure – After breakfast, transfer to the airport in time for your departure.


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