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Enter the Dragon

Endowed with rich unspoiled natural environment and cultural Heritages, Bhutan has become the hippest destination on every discerning traveler’s “must-go” list. Adventure filled journey to every visitor.

For those who seek luxury and exclusivity, our “Enter the Dragon” luxury Tour is literally that! Stay at lavish international standard hotels, pamper yourself at sensual spas, wine and dine at restaurants and pubs that locals would approve of, shop at quaint boutiques for quality fashion and souvenirs, and visit some of the most amazing cultural sites, this tour lets you discover the true Bhutanese way of life in style and comfort.

Itinerary

Day 01| Arrival in Paro – Thimphu (1 Hr)
Day 02| Thimphu sightseeing
Day 03| Thimphu – Punakha (3 Hrs)
Day 04| Punakha sightseeing
Day 05| Punakha – Phobjikha (3 Hrs)
Day 06| Phobjikha – Paro (5 ½ Hrs)
Day 07| Paro – Haa – Paro (6 Hrs)
Day 08| Paro sightseeing
Day 09| Departure:

Fortresses

In this tour we will try to trace the political centers through its mighty and beautiful Dzongs (fortress) which stood strong through the histories.

Itinerary

Day 01 | Arrival in Paro – Thimphu (1 Hr)
Day 02 | Thimphu Sightseeing
Day 03 | Thimphu – Punakha (3 Hrs)
Day 04 | Punakha – Trongsa (5 Hrs)
Day 05 | Trongsa – Jakar (3 Hrs)
Day 06 | Bumthang Sightseeing
Day 07 | Bumthang Sightseeing
Day 08 | Jakar – Phobjikha (6 ½ Hrs)
Day 09 | Phobjikha – Paro (6 Hrs)
Day 10 | Paro Sightseeing
Day 11 | Departure:Paro

Deeper East

someone with a longer holiday and who wishes to understand Bhutan in depth, this is a suitable itinerary  This trip leads you all the way from the very modern Bhutan in the west to the extreme remote places in east Bhutan. Even in such a small country you will be surprised to see the big difference in lifestyle, influence of the western culture and more between the two ends of the country. By the end of the trip you will get a very good idea about how Bhutan was many years ago.

Due to the long distance drive, limited holiday period and limited hotels, very few tourists make this trip. But if anyone is considering about choosing it, then this is the Tour you should make. One don’t get to travel again and again to Bhutan, so therefore it will be good to do this trip at one go.

Itinerary

Day 01 | Arrival in Paro
1 Hr)
Day 02| Thimphu sightseeing
Day 03 | Thimphu – Punakha (3 Hrs)
Day 04 | Punakha – Phobjikha (3 Hrs)
Day 05 | Phobjikha – Trongsa (4 Hrs)
Day 06 | Trongsa – Bumthang (3 Hrs)
Day 07 | Bumthang
Day 8 | Bumthang Sightseeing
Day 9 | Bumthang– Mongar (7 Hrs)
Day 10 | Mongar – Lhuntshe back to Mongar (3 Hrs)
Day 11 | Mongar – Trashi Yangtse (5 Hrs)
Day 12 | Trashi Yangtse – Trashigang (3 Hrs)
Day 13 | Trashigang – Samdrup Jongkhar (6 ½ Hrs)
Day 14 | Samdrup Jongkar – Guhauti (India) (4 hrs)

 

In Bhutan the series of traditional skills or crafts is defined as zorig chusum (The thirteen traditional arts and crafts).

Zo means the ability to make,

rig stands for the science or craft,

chusum is thirteen.

These refer to those practices that have been gradually developed through the centuries, often passed down through families with long-standing relations to a particular craft.

The following provides a brief overview of the thirteen traditional crafts:

DE ZO – Paper Art
Handmade paper made mainly from the Daphne plant and gum from a creeper root.

DO ZO – Masonry
Stone arts used in the construction of stone pools and the outer walls of Dzongs, monasteries, stupas and some other buildings.

GAR ZO – Blacksmithing
The manufacture of iron goods, such as farm tools, knives, swords and utensils.

JIN ZO – Sculpture
The making of religious statues and ritual objects, pottery and the construction of buildings using mortar, plaster and rammed earth.

LHA ZO – Painting
From the images on thangkas (religious wall hangings), walls paintings and statues to the decorations on furniture and window-frames.

LUG ZO – Casting
Production of bronze roof-crests, statues, bells and ritual instruments, in addition to jewelry and household items using sand casting and the lost wax method.

PAR ZO – Carving
In wood, slate or stone, for making such items as printing blocks for religious texts, masks, furniture, altars, and the slate images adorning many shrines and altars.

SHAG ZO – Wood turning
Making a variety of bowls, plates, cups and other containers.

SHING ZO – Woodwork
Employed in the construction of Dzongs, monasteries, houses and much smaller household goods.

THAG ZO – Weaving and dying
The entire process of weaving from the preparation of yarn, the dying and final weaving to produce designs ranging from the most simple to the fantastically intricate.

TROK ZO – Ornament-making
Working in gold, silver and copper to make jewelry, ritual objects and more practical household items.

TSHA ZO – Cane and Bamboo Working
The production of such varied items as bows and arrows, baskets, drinkcontainers, utensils, musical instruments, fences and mats.

TSHEM ZO – Embroidery and Stitching
Working with needle and thread to make clothes, boots or the most intricate of applique Thangkas (religious wall hangings).