Bhutan: The Last Buddhist Kingdom (land tour)
Dates: Friday, September 1, 2017 (TBA)
This trip is still in its planning stages. Please contact us for further details.
Following information subject to change.
Explore Bhutan’s remote, lesser visited, eastern region. Several active Buddhist monasteries and dzongs (fortress-monasteries) reveal to us Buddhist practice and fabulous artwork (sculptures and tapestries), such as the 17th-century Paro Dzong, which now houses the National Museum; and the 17th-century Punakha Dzong, the winter home of the head abbot of Bhutan and a retinue of 500 monks. Other highlights include visits to remote villages to learn about ancient traditions and modern culture; and an excursion to the famous Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) hermitage, built into a sheer cliff face 2,700 feet above Paro Valley. Also spend a day in and around the capital city of Thimphu, including a visit to the National Institute for Zorig Chusum (Thirteen Arts and Crafts of Bhutan) to see students at work on paintings, carvings, and sculptures; and take in breathtaking views of the world’s highest mountain range.
Day 1 - Depart Home
Day 2 - Arrive Delhi, India
Day 3 - Delhi
Day 4 - Delhi | Paro, Bhutan
Day 5 - Paro | Bumthang
Day 6 - Bumthang | Trongsa
Day 7 - Trongsa | Punakha
Day 8 - Punakha
Day 9 - Punakha | Thimphu
Day 10 - Thimphu
Day 11 - Thimphu | Paro
Day 12 - Paro | Delhi, India
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