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Travel Year 2011

Magical Bhutan

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Magical Western Bhutan 9 days

A glimpse of a magical world where past and present merge, where traditions live and where the spiritual and material are undistinguished and indivisible aspects of every facet of life.

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Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 2: The flight from Kathmandu provides a most dramatic view of the Himalaya as you fly alongside the world’s highest mountain range. Spend the night in a local farmhouse in the Paro Valley - help prepare the evening meal or sit back and soak up the beautiful scenery.

Day 3: Spend the morning at Drukyel Dong - a favorite place for archery practice. The tiny town of Paro is bursting with colour and tradition overlooked by a dramatic dzong.

Day 4: Thimphu lies in a wooded valley, sprawling up a hillside on the west bank of the Thimphu River. Quiet and peaceful, with its streets lined with traditional shop fronts, this town seems almost too small to be a capital – it is often said to be the only one without traffic lights.

Day 5: Wangdue Phodrang Dzong is dramatically perched on a spur at the confluence of two rivers; Punakha Dzong is the winter residence of Bhutan’s spiritual leader. It too is built between two rivers known as “Phochu” (Male River) and “Mochu” (Female River).

Day 6: Return to Paro

Day 7: Taktsang is the most famous of all Bhutanese monasteries - perched on acliff side. The only sounds are the murmurs of wind and water and the chanting of the monks. Taktsang means ‘Tigers Nest’; the Guru is said to have flown on the back of a tigress to the site of the monastery where he meditated in a cave for three months. The ruins of Drugyal Dzong mark a fortress from which the Bhutanese repelled many Tibetan invasions.

Day 8: The early morning flight leaves time in Kathmandu for further shopping and sightseeing.

Day 9: Depar


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