Paro and Thimphu Tour is a touring package in which you get to the Dragon Kingdom of Bhutan in which you tour two places in it, namely Paro and Thimphu for two nights and three days.
The Dragon Kingdom of Bhutan, in which you do the Paro and Thimphu, lies to the east of Nepal and is surrounded by India on three sides and the autonomous region of Tibet to the North. It is the only country with a negative carbon footprint on the earth. It gives more back to the earth than it does take. This is enshrined in its constitution in which it gross happiness as the marking point for growth rather than gross domestic production. This comes from the laying foundation of its faith being instilled in Buddhism and as a matter of fact, all walks of life, reflect it, whether it is civic duties, the religious attributes, or the architecture of the buildings, monasteries, Dzongs and palaces are all naturally integrated into the environment. Whether it is from the past or is from the contemporary period, it reflects all of this in whatever is done and in whatever is there. To keep what is its state, Bhutan, in which you do the Paro and Thimphu tour, has recently opened to the outer world to showcase what it has, so that, the mad rush seen elsewhere will not spoil its sublime environmental beauty, and the numbers allowed in are controlled. It seems like the Dragon Kingdom is truly a place to find happiness in this Paro and Thimphu Tour, initiated by us.
Paro and Thimphu tour might not be as longer in time duration as Best of Bhutan Tour Bhutan Highlights Tour and Bhutan Cultural Tour but nevertheless, you get to visit two of the most interesting places after making a dramatic entry in by plane to the airport at Paro. The flight takes you in from Nepal, giving you a taste of the Himalayan Mountains with their snow-covered peaks and the rolling hills below covered with lush green vegetation, periodic villages, fast flowing rivers, and the occasional gorges cut by the rivers, and glaciers oozing from the foot of the Himalayan mounts. Once in Bhutan, the Paro and Thimphu tour takes you places like Taktsang Monastery better known as Tiger’s Nest Temple in which you hike to it in 2.5 hours. It is perched on the walls of the hill overlooking Paro. It is believed that Guru Rimpoche flew on the back of a tigress to meditate here. Then it is the Paro Dzong, dzong means fort in which you get to see the medieval architecture of them with their colourful fresco, murals and painting in the Bhutanese artistic features. The National Museum is another aspect of Bhutan in which you get a line-up of features so close to Bhutanese life and history. Then in Thimphu, it is the memorial chorten, and Buddha Point which besides having a large statue of the Buddha, and from where you get a crystal clear view of the Thimphu Valley. The most significant part is the ever welcoming people of Bhutan. So much so, that when you have completed this tour package to Paro and Thimphu, you will only notice the difference in being in a world of its own from the rest in all aspects of a human manner.
What kind of Tour is this?
This basically a cultural tour where you are guided to those places of significance and hold value to the Bhutanese, in which a local guide takes you around to them and explaining and helping you to understand the virtues of them. You are kept in three-star lodging with all meals in them while in Paro and Thimphu.
Outline Itinerary for Paro and Thimphu Tour
Day 1: Arrival in Paro (2250m) – Thimphu (2350m)
Day 2: Thimphu – Paro (2250m) and hike to Taktsang Monastery (3120m)
Day 3: Depart Bhutan
- Witness spectacular bird’s eye view of the Himalayas while flying in/out from Paro.
- Explore Paro exploding with colors and tradition.
- Guided city tour of the tiny capital Thimphu.
- Visit Taktsang Monastery ‘Tiger’s Nest’- one of the most famous monasteries in Bhutan.
- Experience Bhutanese culture, tradition and lifestyles of simple country high up in the mountains.