With the national airline of Bhutan, Druk Air, you fly to the only airport of Bhutan in Paro. Druk Air is one of the smallest national airlines in the world. Along the way you can enjoy the view of white snow-capped mountain peaks in Nepal and Bhutan, an unforgettable start to your introduction to Bhutan.
Your guides from Himalayan Rock will welcome you at Paro Airport (with Tashi Khadar) and guide you during the short drive to your hotel. After the welcome tea we drive to T a Dzong (which was built in 1656 and was restored in 1968), an "antique watchtower", where the National Museum is now also located. The central part of this museum is a complex that describes the history of Buddhism. There are also ancient religious objects and thangkas to admire.
Paro Rimpung Dzong ("Heap of Jewels"), was built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the center of civil and religious authority in this valley. Here you can see the most beautiful examples of Bhutanese architecture. The main Tse Chu from Bhutan also takes place here every year. The rollout of a huge thangka is the highlight of the festival. Admiring glances from the audience fall to the thangka.
We also visit Kichu Lhakhang, built in 659 AD by the Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo. This monastery is one of the 108 monasteries built in the Himalayan region by the Tibetan king to expel demons from the region. The remaining 107 monasteries are located in the neighboring countries of Bhutan and are built in geometric form with Lhasa as the center.
In the evening we drive to the ruins of Drukgyal Dzong, built in 1647 by the great Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, founder of medieval Bhutan. The monastery was destroyed by fire in the mid-20th century. We look at the remains and on a clear day enjoy an unforgettable view of Mt. Jhomolhari (7.314 m).
Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Paro.