Cultural tour to Bhutan

Cultural tour to Bhutan

Posted Mar 19th, 2013 under Trip Report,

 

Michelle from Australia, Denise from India, Tara from United States and Anna from Ireland were on a Bhutan tour with Explore Himalaya from February 14 to February 18, 2013. All four ladies were excited to witness the scintillating aerial views of world’s highest peaks during the flight to Paro on 14th.

Their trip to Bhutan majorly covered the sacred monasteries and monumental historic edifices of Thimpu and Paro.  Beginning with the shiny Paro River drifting down to the Paro valley the trip rewarded with the bounty at Ta Dzong- a watch tower once upon a time but an elegant museum now. Five hours hike from Paro to the Taktsang Monastery aka Tiger’s Nest was the next awe-inspiring encounter of the trip. Monastery nestling on high cliff  900m above Paro valley is considered a Bhutanese jewel.

The manifestation of eleven headed Cherezig statue at Changangkha Lhakhang- a 12th century temple was equally fascinating highlight of the trip. Thimpu valley from the courtyard of Changangkha Lhakhang is a tempting vista. Every building in the Bhutanese cities is worthwhile exploring. Paro Dzong, Takin Preserve, Memorial Chorten and many more unique constructions reflect the wealthy Bhutanese culture.

On 17 February, after the completion of short exploration in the Bhutanese outback and lively city streets all the four ladies departed Paro to their respective onward destinations.

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