Lam Thi Thuy Ha

Lam Thi Thuy Ha

I am 28 years old, was born in Saigon and now living in this city with full of love, passion for Saigon- my city ! In love with travel, art&craft, I and my friends love to share all stories which we know in Saigon, HCMC, Vietnam to all friends around the globe

Bhutan 6 Days 5 nights cultural experience- Customised for Ms Trinh, Mrs Tu Le & Mr Tri
  • This triip is customised for Ms Trinh Ho, Mrs Tu Le, And Mr Tri to visit Bhutan- the happiest country in the world,  to discover the best of Bhutan and have a wonderful experience.

Tour Information

Duration
6 Days
Departure
08:00
Price per Participant
1,850.00 USD
Languages
Group size
1 - 5 people
Transportation
Car
Walking
Includes
Royalty and taxes to the government Visa fees Airfare from Bangkok to Paro and Paro to Bangkok. Accommodation (Hotel from 3* to 5* as mentioned on description). Meals Bottled water. Transportation English speaking Guide Entrance Fees to all attractions. Visa fees.
Excludes
Personal expenses, shopping fees, alcohol, Tips to guide and driver.
Cancellation
1. Every effort will be made to adhere to the planned itinerary.  However, due to weather conditions and reasons beyond our control, changes to the itinerary might occur, for which the company accepts no responsibility. 2.  Cancellation Charges: Tour programmes booked and subsequently cancelled shall be subject to cancellation charges as follows: Within 01 month  -  100% Within 15 days of tour start date  -  50 % No refund One week or less - no refund 3. Delay of Druk Air/Bhutan Airlines Flights: Local operator shall not be liable to refund tour payment for flight delays up to 48 hours for any reason which is beyond their control. For delays more than 48 hours, clients may choose to either claim refund or extend tour. 4. Insurance: There is no personal insurance of any kind included in the tour price, so travel insurance should be obtained from your place of residence, before commencement of trip.  We will not hold liability for any illness, injury or death sustained during a tour/trek.

About the creator
Lam Thi Thuy Ha

Lam Thi Thuy Ha

This triip is customised for Ms Trinh Ho, Mrs Tu Le, And Mr Tri to visit Bhutan- the happiest country in the world,  to discover the best of Bhutan and have a wonderful experience.

Day 01, April 28, 2016: Arrival: Bangkok - Paro (B3701 (DEP/0630 ARR/0955) - Thimphu (65kms/1.5hrs)

Paro Altitude: 2200m. Paro is a town and seat of Paro district in Bhutan. It is also the home to the only international airport in the country. 

The flight to Paro is considered one of the most spectacular flight experiences in the world.  While flying in and out of Bhutan, one can see Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makula, and other high peaks such as Jumolhari, Jichu Drakey, and Tsrim Gang. You will be received by a representative of Triip.me’s local expert and transferred to your hotel.

Drive to Thimphu after landing and visit the following places: 

Thimphu Altitude: 2320m. Thimphu is a small, charming capital city nestled in the heart of the Himalayas with a population of about 100,000 people.  It is nothing like what a capital city is imagined to be. All houses and buildings are painted and constructed in traditional Bhutanese style.

Visit the following places:

Memorial Chorten - This stupa was built in 1974 to honor the 3rd King of Bhutan, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. This religious structure is circumambulated only in a clockwise direction (reciting prayers and whirling the large red prayer wheels). 

Bhudha Point – In the afternoon visit the world’s largest sitting Buddha, an immense statue housing a monastery and visitors center. Enjoy a stunning view of Thimphu city from this point.

Changangkha Lhakhang - It is a fortress like temple and monastic school perched on a ridge above Thimphu, south of Motithang. The temple was established in 12th century on a site chosen by Lama Phajo Drugom Shigpo, who came from Tibet. The central statue here is Chenrezig in a manifestation with 11 heads. From temple courtyard, there is fascinating view of Thimphu valley. 

Evening: Explore Thimphu town / handicrafts bazaar / weekend market 

Overnight in Thimphu: Namgay Heritage www.nhh.bt 

Day 02, April 29, 2016: Thimphu – Punakha (77kms/3hrs)

Punakha Altitude: 1300m/4265ft. Punakha served as the capital of Bhutan during the time of Zhabdrun Ngawang Namkgyal, the founder of Bhutan. Today it is the administrative and religious center of the district and the winter home of Bhutan’s Central Monk Body. 

Start your morning by enjoying and taking pictures of the Dochula Pass (3150m/10,000ft) with its panoramic views of the Himalayas.  The pass is decorated with 108 Druk Wangyel Chorten, which were built to celebrate the stability and progress, brought to Bhutan by His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the Fourth King. 

Visit the following places in Punakha: 

Chimmi Lhakhang Hike: take a 45 min hike round trip through the rice field to Chimmi Lhakhang, the 15th-century monastery built by Lam Ngawang Chogyal on the spot where his cousin Lam Drukpa Kuenley (popularly known as “the Divine Madman”) subdued a powerful demon. This monastery is also referred to as the “Abode of Fertility” and believed that any couple who gets blessing from this temple is blessed with a child in the next year or so. 

Time: 2 hours round trip hike

Punakha’s Dzong - The name means Palace of Great Bliss. This dzong stands magnificently on the spit of land where two rivers (Pho chu and Mo chu) meet. Punakha Dzong has special significance in Bhutanese history as the place where Bhutan's first King, Ugyen Wangchuck, was crowned in 1907.  It is also the winter residence for the Je Khenpo (spiritual leader) and the entire central monk body. 

Punakha suspension bridge - this is an exciting bridge for photography enthusiasts. 

Overnight in Punakha: Damchen Resort. 

Day 03, April 30, 2016: Punakha/ Wangdue Sight seeing

Visit the following places:

Khamsum Yulley Temple Hike (45mins – 1hr) - Khamsum Yuelley Namgyel Chorten is 30 meters (100 feet) tall and can be seen in the distance when driving or walking up from the footbridge towards the lodge. The three-leveled chorten took eight and a half years to build and was consecrated in 1999. It is dedicated to the 5th King and serves to protect him as well as the country. It is therefore filled with every form of colorful protector imaginable. 

Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang Nunnery - Perched on a ridge amid pine trees and overlooking valleys of Punakha and Wangduephodrang, gleams the magnificent structures of Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang(Temple). The temple houses a 14-foot main bronze statue of Avalokiteshvara (Chenrigzig chagtong chentong). Other statues include those of Guru Padmasambawa, Gautama Buddha, Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, Tsela Namsum, the 21 Taras and Tsepamay (Buddha of longevity). The Avalokiteshvara statue, one of the biggest in the country, was the handiwork of entirely local Bhutanese artisans.The temple complex also houses a permanent higher learning and meditation centre for nuns where, apart from religious trainings, it provides life skill training such as tailoring, embroidery, statue making and thangka painting.

Nalanda Buddhist College - Locals call this place ‘Dalayna’ while the monks refer it as ‘Nalanda Buddhist College’. Drive here in the afternoon and enjoy your evening tea supplemented by the ravishing view in front, along with interaction with local monks.

Talo Village - The village of Talo (alt. 2,800m) which is scattered along the hill slopes, known for its cleanliness and hygiene among Punakha villages. Talo Sangnacholing is built on a plateau and has majestic view of surrounding villages. The women of Talo are particular known for their beauty.

Farm House (traditional village house) in Talo – visit a traditional farm house for an experience of an authentic Bhutanese lifestyle and local hospitality.

Overnight in Punakha: Damchen Resort

Day 04: May 01, 2016: Punakha – Paro (137kms/4 - 5hrs)

Drive to Paro and visit the following places in Paro:

National Museum - Ta- Dzong (the watchtower) was built in the 17th century to guard the Paro Rimpong dzong (fortress) below.  It was said that the future first king was kept in this tower as a prisoner for a week. It was the third king who restored the Ta-dzong and converted it into the National Museum.  The visit to the museum will familiarize you with the Bhutanese way of life and will also acquaint you with the natural and cultural history.

Rimpong Dzong - Regal and imposing, dzongs are arguably among the most distinctive and important structures in Bhutan. This dzong is the headquarters of the Paro district, housing the head administrator and staff, as well as a the monastic body with about 200 monks. From the dzong, hike down to the bridge and then take a short drive for an opportunity to explore the town of Paro.

Kyichu Lhakhang: It is one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom dating back to 7th century (the other is Jambey Lhakahng in Bumthang). The lhakhang complex is composed of two temples. The first temple was built by Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo in the 7th century and in 1968, H.M. Ashi Kesang, the Queen Mother of Bhutan, built the second temple in original pattern.

Drugyal Dzong: Drukgyel Dzong : This Dzong, which was built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to commemorate his victory over the Tibetan invaders was destroyed by fire in 1951. On a clear day, this point offers bird eye view of the Mt. Chomolhari (7329m). Explore the village just below the dzong and get a feel of rural Bhutan

Farm House: visit a local farm house for an experience the authentic Bhutanese lifestyle and local hospitality.

Overnight in Paro: Naksel Boutique Hotel & Spa www.naksel.com  

Day 05: May 02, 2016: Paro - Hike to Taktshang, Tiger’s Nest (3-4hrs)

Bhutan’s most scenic icon or the most important landmark, Taktshang the Tiger’s nest clings to the side of a steep cliff 300 meters above the Paro valley. The place was first visited by Guru Rimpoche, founder of the tantric form of Buddhism in Himalayan countries, in the 8th century.  It was said that he meditated there for about three months.  The original temple was built in the 17th century, but tragically, it was consumed by fire in 1998.  Like a phoenix, the temple was rebuilt to its fullest glory in 2003.  Takshang is considered to be the 10th-holiest site in the Buddhist world. You can visit three different temples inside the main Takshang complex. Riding Ponies provided upon request. 

Afternoon - relax and enjoy the Manchu spa at Naksel Resort

Overnight in Paro: Naksel Boutique Hotel & Spa www.naksel.com  

Day 06: May 03, 2016: Departure: Paro – Bangkok (B3700 DEP/1035 ARR/1605)

After breakfast transfer to Paro airport for departure

        TASHI DELEK

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