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Everest base camp
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Ghorepani Poonhill Trek
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Tibet Overland Tour from Kathmandu to Lhasa
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Pokhara City Day Tours
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Holy Gosaikunda Lake
Holy Gosaikunda Lake
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Thorung La Pass 5416m - Annapurna Round Trek
Thorung La Pass 5416m - Annapurna Round Trek
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Bhutan Major Attraction
Paro Valley
Paro (2200m), The beautiful valley of Paro encapsulate within itself a rich culture, scenic beauties, uncountable of myths, legends, It‘s home to many of Bhutan\'s oldest temples, monasteries, National Museum, country\'s only airport, Mt. Chomolhari (7314m) reigns in white glory at the northern end of the valley, glacial water plunge through deep gorges to form Pa Chhu (Paro river). Paro Town is small but one of the most beautiful town in Bhutan.

Rinpung Dzong
Built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal , the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan, the Dzong houses the monastic body of Paro, the office of the Dzongda (district administrative head) and Thrimpon (judge) of Paro district. The approach to the Dzong is through a traditional covered bridge called Nemi Zam. A walk through the bridge, over a stone inlaid path, offers a good view of the architectural wonder of the Dzong as well as life around it. It is also the venue of Paro Tshechu, held once a year in the spring.

Ta Dzong

The watch tower which once guarded the Dzong from internal rebellion, stands impressively above the Dzong and provides a visitor with more insight into the historical significance of Trongsa in Bhutan\'s history. The Ta Dzong, a cylindrical stone structure rising five storeys, was built in 1652 by Chogyal Minjur Tempa, a task entrusted to him by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. After more than 350 years, it has been resurrected into a classy museum, that represents a tasteful blend of tradition and modernity.The galleries showcase more than 200 rare and priceless artifacts, ranging from religious sculpture dating back to the 17th century, to the Raven Crown and Sword of the First King, and numerous other royal possessions, including a radio presented to the Third King by an American businessman in the 1950s. There is also a media room where visitors can watch a documentary on the history of the monarchy. The Ta Dzong was built in 1652. It is situated strategically above the Trongsa dzong and served as a watch tower for centuries.

Drukgyal Dzong
The Dzong, with a delightful village nestling at its foot, was built in 1647 by Shabdrung Nawang Namgyel to commemorate his victory over the Tibetan invaders led by Mongolian warlord, Gushri khan 1644. Historically & strategically this Dzong withstood all its glory and had captured western eyes in 1914 vide National geographic magazine. The glory of Drukgyal Dzong remained even when it was destroyed by fire in 1951 and since than the dzong has been in ruins. On a clear day one can see the commanding view of Mt. Jhomolhari from the village.

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.

Farm House (traditional village house)
Bhutanese farm houses are very decorative. Built & painted in traditional style. The house looks very big from outside but it is quite simple inside. The houses are normally of 3 storeys. The ground floor is always used for cattle; top floor is used for drying hay and in the middle family lives. The best room in the house is always kept as family shrine. A visit to a farm house is very interesting to see how Bhutanese people live.

Taktsang Monastery (Tigers Nest)

Literally meaning Tiger\'s nest; built around the cave in which Guru Padmasambava meditated in the eight century, clings seemingly impossible to a cliff of rock at 800 meters above Paro valley. It is believed that Guru Rimpoche landed on this spot in a miraculous manner, flying on the back of a tigress. For local people it is a place for pilgrimage but for tourist a hike up to the view point cafe opposite the monastery is breathtaking, thrilling and mystical.

Druk Choeding
Built in 1525, this town temple was formed by Ngawang Chhogyel, one of the prince-abbots of Ralung in Tibet and an ancestor of the Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.

Dungtse Lhakhang
To the west of the road is Dungtse Lhakhang, a chorten-like temple. This unusual building was built in 1433 by the iron bridge builder Thangtong Gyalpo. It has three floors representing hell, earth and heaven and the paintings inside are said to be some of the best in Bhutan.
Beyond Dungtse Lhakhang, to the east of the road, the tiny Pana Lhakhang is quite old and is believed to have been built in the seventh century.

Ugyen Pelri Palace

Ugyen Pelri Palace is in a secluded wooded compound on the south side of the river just west of the Dzong. This Palace was built by the Paro Penlop, Tsering Penjor, in the early 1900s. It is designed after Guru Rinpoche\'s celestial paradise, Zangto Pelri, and is one of the most beautiful examples of Bhutanese architecture.

Jangsarbu Lhakhang

Located behind Paro Dzong, this small temple is home to a magnificent statue of Sakyamuni Buddha that was carried all the way from Lhasa and also houses the protector deity of Paro. Legend has it that the statue of Sakyamuni was destined for Paro Dzong and merely placed in the temple for overnight safe keeping. However, when the time came to move the statue, it proved impossible to lift. As a result, it became a permanent feature of the lhakhang.


Excursions around Paro Valley

Haa valley
Start the day early for drive to Haa via Chele-la pass. 4 Km away at Bondey village the road to Haa diverts towards the right hand side and ascends towards the chele-la pass starts. After driving through blue pine & rhododendron forest for 45 km, reach Chele-la pass (4200m). From this point one can have superb views of Mt. Chomolhari & Jichu Drakey. This is a very good place to walk around for few minutes enjoying the view. Drive on to Haa, descending all the way for another 22 km (under an hours drive), finally reaching Haa. The Haa Dzong is presently occupied by military, but the view from outside is stunning. After picnic lunch visit to the famous Monastery of Lhakhang Karpo (White Temple) followed by visit to Lhakhang Nagpo (Black Temple).

The central shrine in Lhakhang Nagpo is said to have no difference with that of Lhasa JOWO in Tibet. The construction of the Lakhang Karpo is believed to have been assisted by the locality. As a result the place came to be locally known as "Hay" meaning" surprise" which later became "Haa" due to the differences in interpretations and pronunciations of different people over time.

The three giant hills looming over the fringes of Haa valley were called "Me Rig Puen Sum" especially after the incidence of the Lhakhang Karpo construction. Today the three hills are popularly known as "Rig Sum Goenpa" signifying three deities-Jambayang Chana Dorji and Chenrizig.

Later, other Buddhist saints like Guru Rinpoche and "Machi Labdorn" came to the Jungney Drag in Haa and blessed the locality. The principal religion followed is Drukpa Kagyupa. After the arrival of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, the chief guardian deity of Haa became, Ap Chundu.
It’s possible to back same way drive within 4 hours.

Kila Goemba
It is the serene home of Buddhist nuns who have dedicated their life for spiritual fulfillment and leading undisturbed life of religious studies, prayer and meditation. The goemba is nestled in a craggy patch on mountain side below the Chelela pass and perched precariously along the rock face. From Chelela pass, the lhakhang is about an hour walk amidst magnificent wooded area.

Chelela Pass
Chele la pass (3988m) is considered to be one of the highest motorable passes in Bhutan. About an hour\'s drive along a thickly-forested road, is this Pass-a botanical paradise. The pass provides stunning views of the sacred mountain Jomolhari and Jichu Drake. It is also marked by hundreds of prayer flags fluttering in the wind. Here, visitors can see cascades of wild roses; purple and yellow primulas; and swathes of deep blue iris covering the forest floor. The top of the pass bloom with rhododendrons in a variety of colours-pale pink, deep pink, burnt orange, mauve, white and scarlet.

Thimphu Valley

Thimphu(2300m), the modern capital of Bhutan lies in a valley transverse by the Wang - Chu (Thimphu River). The Tashichho Dzong the main secretariat building houses the Throne room of the King and the summer residence of the central Monk body. The city of Thimphu is nothing like what a capital city is imagined to be. Nevertheless, for Bhutan it is a fitting and lively place. Unlike many modern cities, Thimphu has kept a strong national character in its architectural style.

Punakha
Blessed with a temperate climate and drained by Pho - chu (Male) and Mo - chu (Female) rivers the fertile valley of Punakha produces rich crops. Until 1955, Punakha served as the Capital of Bhutan and even today, it is the winter seat of the Je khenpo (chief Abbot) and the central Monk body. The Dzong was built at the junction of the two rivers in the 17th century by Shabdrung Nawang Namgyel. At present it serves as the winter residence for the central Monk body and administration center for the valley.

Drive to Punakha the former capital of Bhutan through Dochula Pass (3150m). On the way stop for a photo stop at Dochula Pass which is 26km away from Thimphu valley, and for Tea and snacks and to enjoy the most spectacular view of eastern Himalayan snow capped Mountains and also the great view of Gasa Dzong at a distance (If weather is clear) and also you can see 108 small chorten which make more beautiful around Dochula Pass. You will be amalgamating into the dense forest of pines.

Chime Lhakhang, located on a hillock among the rice field and is a pilgrimage for childless couple.

Wangdue Phodrang (Sha Valley)
A 45-minute drive from Punakha is Wangdue Phodrang or Wangdue as it\'s more familiarly known. At 4,300 ft Wangdue Phodrang is distinguished primarily by its dzong, which completely covers the spur of a hill and commands excellent views of both the east-west and north-south routes. A bustling market with well-stocked shops and a pretty view over its own valley and Dzong. Wangdue is a good place to stretch your legs and wander around the shops before heading east.

Tongsa Dzong
Built in 1648 is the ancestral home of the Bhutan\'s Royal family. Both the first & second kings ruled the country from this ancient seat. All four kings of Bhutan held the post of Tongsa penlop (honorary Governor) prior to being crowned as King. A massive structure with many levels which slopes down the contour of hill on which it is set. Because of its highly strategic position on the only connecting route between eastern & western sectors the Tongsa penlop or Governor was able to control the whole of the eastern region effectively for centuries.

Gangtey Gompa

Home of black Neck Cranes Spotting black-necked cranes in the meadows next to Gangtey Gompa is an ornithologist\'s delight. Every winter, the rare and most beautiful black-necked cranes migrate from the high plains of the Tibetan plateau to Gangtey/Phobjikha valley where they are protected. The short journey South from the main East-West artery is well worth the detour for the dramatic change of scenery. Gangtey is an old monastery, inhabited only in summer, a few hours\' drive from Wangduephodrang. A broad glacial valley on the flanks of the Black Mountains, Phobjikha with its gently sloping hillsides is a place of astonishing beauty described as "the most beautiful valley in the most beautiful country in the Himalayas". Gangtey also has a very interesting Nyingmapa monastery, the only one of its kind west of the Black Mountain range.

Memorial Chorten
This chorten was built in 1974 in the memory of the Third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, who died in 1972. The paintings and Images inside the monument provide a very rare in - sight into Buddhist philosophy.

Tashichho Dzong
The Dzong which was initially built in the 17th century was rebuilt in early 1960s by third King, H.M. Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, as the permanent capital of Bhutan. The dzong houses as the main secretariat building and summer residence for the central monk body. The dzong is opened for visitors during the Thimphu festival and in winter when the Monk body moves to Punakha.

Simtokha Dzong
Six kilometers away from Thimphu, on a lofty ridge. Built in 1627, this oldest Dzong in the country now houses the school for Buddhist studies.

Indigenous Hospital
Where traditional medicine which is prepared from herbs is still practiced here in this Hospital.

National library
Where thousands of manuscripts and ancient texts are stored, as well many modern printing blocks.

Painting School
Located above the library. At this school, children learn the traditional techniques and painting.

Bumthang valley
Bumthang is the largest valley in the Kingdom, and it is separated by Yutongla Pass. Composed of four beautiful valleys, the deeply spiritual region of Bumthang is shrouded in religious fable. Sometime people considered to be like a Switzerland. Jakar (white bird) Dzong is situated on the top of the hill and it gives the spectacular view of Chamkhar valley. Tales of Guru Padma Sambhava dominate these holy shrines. The valley is home to the sacred Jambay, Kurjey, Tamshing, Kenchosum and other monasteries. Bumthang is also the traditional home to the great Buddhist teacher Pema Lingpa to whom, the present monarchy traces it ancestral lineage. The town of Jakar is the largest between Thimphu in the west and Trashigang in the east. Jakar is famous for its honey, cheese, apples and apricots. Bumthang is also famous for yathra which is a unique material woven from sheep wool, intricately designed and colored to form wonderful patterns. Bumthang Tsechu (festival) is the most popular Tsechu in the country apart from Paro and Thimphu Tsechu.

Jakar Dzong
Founded by great grand Father of Shabdrung Nawang Namgyal was initially built as monastery in 1549. The monastery was later rebuilt as Dzong during the time of Shabdrung after he had firmly established his power in 1646. The Dzong is now used as Administration center for Bumthang valley.

Ura Valley

Ura The last valley in Central Bhutan, Ura Valley, is also the highest in Burnthang. Wide open spaces characterise the valley that sits In the shadow of the Thrumsingla pass, separating the East from the West of the kingdom. Ura village and its new monastery are a charming stop before the climb to the East. Cobbled streets and a medieval feel give Ura an unusual yet very attractive atmosphere. The old women of Ura still wear sheepskin shawls on their backs which double as a blanket and cushion.

Thrumsingla pass
Thrumsingla pass and a seven-hour drive separate Ura from Mongar in the East. The journey is one of the most beautiful in all the Himalayas. Rising out of Ura, the highway climbs steeply to the highest pass (3800m) along the West to East highway at Thrumsingla (during the Winter the pass can be closed for several days after heavy snowfalls) where the mountains of East Bhutan can be seen during clear weather. The descent from Thrumsingla to Lingmithang is astonishing for several reasons. The road drops from (3800m) to (650m) in only a few hours passing from pine forest through semi-tropical forest to orange groves. Carved out of the side of the mountain, in parts the road\'s edge borders a sheer cliff which descends several hundred meters vertically with nothing to stop the fall.

Mongar
The journey east, differences between East and West Bhutan are far greater than the high pass that separates them. History has played a significant role with the kingdom only being unified with the East at the end of the last century and prior to that many wars separated each side. The Eastern dialect is so different from the Western dialect that the two groups find it difficult to understand each other.

Lhuentse
Lhuentse is 77 kilometers from Mongar and is one of the most isolated districts in the Kingdom. The landscape is spectacular with desolate cliffs and gorge and dense coniferous forests. The region is notably famous for its weavers and special textiles and fabrics, generally considered to be the best in the country. The Kurtoe region of Lhuentse is also the ancestral home of the Royal dynasty.

Kurje Lhakhang
The Monastery located above Jambey Lhakhang, consists of three temples. The first one on the right side being the oldest built in 1652 on the rock face where Furu Rimpoche meditated in the 8th century. The second Temple is the holiest because this is the site of a cave containing a rock with the imprint of Guru Rimpoche\'s body. The cave is not visible as it is concealed by a large statue of Guru Rimpoche. The third temple was built on this holy place by the present Queen Mother of Bhutan is yet to complete. The three Temples are surrounded by a 108 chorten (stupa) wall, which is the symbol to dedicate it to each joint of human body.

Tamshing Lhakhang

Located opposite Kurje Lhakhang on other side of the river was founded in 1501 by Terton Pema Lingpa, reincarnation of Guru Padmasambava. The monastery has very interesting religious paintings inside such as thousand Buddhas and twenty one Taras (female form of Buddhisatawa). This temple was later restored at the end of 19th century.

Tashigang
In the far east of Bhutan, on the bank of Gamri chu river, lies Tashigang, the Country\'s largest district. Tashigang Dzong stands on the hill slope below the main street. The Dzong built in the mid 17th century, serves as the Administrative seat for the district, as well as school for the monks. Tashigang once the center of a busy trade with Tibet, is today the junction of the east west highway with road connecting to Samdrup Jongkhar and then to the Indian state of Assam.

Samdrup Jongkhar
Exit and entry point of Eastern Bhutan Located in the south-east of Bhutan, the border town of Samdrup Jongkhar is the eastern overland gateway to Bhutan. During winter months eastern Bhutanese come to this trading town to sell their hand-woven textiles and other wares.

Trashi Yangtse

The village of Doksum is a few kilometers past Gom Kora, a small temple on the side of the road. A large boulder sits in the garden of Gom Kora and it is said that if anyone can climb below the rock and emerge from its summit, he will be forgiven of his sins. Doksum is a weaver\'s village where the women sit in fair weather on balconies with wooden slats strapped to their backs rocking back and forth to the rhythm of their looms. Tashiyangtse is a small village with a garden aspect and a lovely place from where to launch a couple of hour\'s stroll into the surrounding countryside. Chorten Kora is one of the only two such stupas in Bhutan with styles similar. To those found in Nepal and is host to a great festival every March which attracts all of East Bhutan\'s residents. The Chorten is entirely whitewashed and ideally situated next to a running brook.

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