West Bhutan Definitive Cultural Experience trip, you will explore both sides of this untouched world as you visit Bhutan extraordinary dzongs (fortress-like citadels) and trek in a mountain world of snowy peaks, gorgeous trout-filled lakes, and pretty fields of wildflowers. The hikes are gentle as compared to trek and every day hike has an interesting objective taking you too many temples, hermit retreats, old palaces, and villages or simply into lovely scenery. Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon, is a mystical and medieval kingdom situated along the southern slopes of the Himalaya range between India and Tibet. There are also exciting road journeys taking you slowly on twisting mountain roads, over passes and when it gets monotonous, we will make stops to take incursions into the roadside villages and come in contact with the people and nature.
Trip Highlights of West Bhutan Definitive Cultural Experience Bhutan; ThimpuNational Memorial Chorten;seat of faith also called mind of Buddha. See the famous painting,TashiChhodang; ministerial building, Simtokha Dzong-1st Dzong of BhutanParo: Rinpung Dzong- locally called Fortess of heap of jewels,Ta Dzong National Museum,Kyichu Lakhang-7th Century Temple, it is called reservoir of peace you can really feel peace here. Punakha Dzong-massive woodwork, Coronationation Hall of King of Bhutan Wangdue Phodrang Dzong : most visible spot in the Wangdu Phodrang town Used to be the important center during premonarchy in Bhutan. Nestled in the lapse of mighty Himalayas, Bhutan and Nepal are small in sizes but are large in terms of geographical variation, natural beauty, diverse flora and fauna, rich cultural heritage, religion and all that it has to offer to their valuable visitors. Hike to Taktsang Monastery and others will visit local villages, farm houses, monasteries. The most important sights include; the national library, Thangkha painting school, traditional medicine hospital, Drubthob nunnery, Memorial stupa, Tashichhodzong, gold and silver smith workshop, handicraft centers. There is no trekking, but we explore the towns on foot and also enjoy some gentle village walks. Visit Tongsa and then Chendebji Chorten, a large Stupa said to conceal the remnants of an evil spirit vanquished