Package - Bhutan Thimphu Publish package (4 Nights & 5 Days)

Package - Bhutan Thimphu Publish package (4 Nights & 5 Days)

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Overview

Overview :

The Kingdom of Bhutan has adopted a cautious approach to tourism to avoid any negative impact on the country’s culture and environment. All tourists, group or individual, must travel on a pre-planned all inclusive guided tour through a registered tour operator in Bhutan or their counterparts abroad. The basic rate is fixed by the government. There are still plenty of takers wanting to explore the breathtaking mountains and valleys of this astonishing country. The tourism industry in Bhutan is founded on the principle of sustainability, meaning it must be environmentally friendly, socially and culturally acceptable and economically viable. The number of tourists is also kept to a manageable level by the limited infrastructure.The Bhutanese name for Bhutan, Druk Yul, means ’Land of the Thunder Dragon’. Much of Bhutanese history is lost in legends but the first major event was the arrival of Guru Rinpoche, believed to have brought Mahayana Buddhism from Tibet in the eighth century. Bhutan, the world’s last Mahayana Buddhist kingdom, became a coherent political entity around the 17th century and has never been conquered or ruled by another foreign power. Bhutan is a peaceful country with strong traditional values based on religion, respect for the royal family and care for the environment.Bhutan is located in the eastern Himalayas, bordered to the north by China and to the south, east and west by India. The altitude varies from 180m (590ft) in the narrow lowland region to over 7,300m (23,950ft) in the Himalayan plateau in the north, and there are three distinct climatic regions. The foothills are tropical and home to deer, tigers, leopards and the rare golden langur monkey as well as much tropical vegetation, including many species of wild orchids. The Inner Himalaya region is temperate; wildlife includes bear, boar and sambar, and the area is rich in deciduous forests. The High Himalaya region is very thinly populated, but the steep mountain slopes are the home of many species of animals, including snow leopards and blue sheep.

Inclusions : Inclusions 2 Nights Accomodation at Thimphu Inclusions 2 Nights Accomodation at Paro Inclusions Paro city tour Inclusions Thimphu city tour Inclusions Daily Breakfast at Hotel Inclusions All Sightseeing & Transfer on Sharing Basis Inclusions All Applicable Taxes

Itinerary :

Day 1 : Arrive Paro. Drive to Thimphu. (2500m 55 kms 01 hour)

The flight into Bhutan takes you the great Himalayas, offering you the most scintillating scenery of the world’s highest glacial peaks. As you enter Paro valley, you will see the silvery Pa-chu (Paro river) meandering down the valley, the Paro Dzong (fortress) and the Ta Dzong. Assistance upon arrival at Paro airport and drive to Thimphu. Upon arrival check in at the hotel. Rest of the time at leisure to discover the Capital on your own.Overnight at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast
Optional: NA

Day 2 : Thimphu

After breakfast visit the Memorable Chorten dedicated to the 03rd King of Bhutan, The Textile Museum & Folk Heritage Museum that provides a fascinating insight into the Bhutanese material culture and way of life. Drive to the 15th century Changakha Lhakhang spectacularly localted on the spur. The Takin Sanctuary near the lhakhang will give the visitor a chance to glance at the National animal of Bhutan, Takin. Also visit the school of Arts and Crafts and the National Library which holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist texts and manuscripts, some dating back several hundred years, as well as modern academic books mainly on Himalayan culture and religion. Evening visit the Tashichho Dzong; the main secretarial building which houses the throne room of His Majesty the King of Bhutan and also the head seat of Chief Abbot of Bhutan. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast
Optional: NA

Day 3 : Thimphu – Paro (2300m 55 kms 01 hours)

After breakfast depart for Paro. Upon arrival check in at the hotel. Visit the National Museum which houses and impressive collection of fine arts, paintings, bronzes, textiles, jewellery and handicrafts sections as well as galleries of stamps for which the Country is very popular. Also visit the Rinpung Dzong, the Fortress of the Heap of Jewels, built in 1645 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. It is an imposing square fortress, representative of typical Dzong architecture, with a central tower and courtyards housing the administrative (Dzongkhag) and has a community of about 200 monks. A hike down the moderate slope to the cantilever bridge, one of the finest specimens in Bhutan with its shingle roof and two guard-houses at each end. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast
Optional: NA

Day 4 : Paro (Hike to Taktsang Monastery)

After breakfast drive 20 minutes to the end of the valley to Drukgyel Dzong from where one can see the towering peak of Jomolhari (7,316m, 24,003 ft). This mountain, also revered as a powerful goddess, forms the border with Tibet and provides magnificent background to the ruined Drukgyel Dzong and village. Drive to Rumthangka and have the glorious view of Taktsang. The hike is optional. Taktsang Monastery, clinging on the steep rock, is one of the holiest temple in Bhutan. It is believed that Guru Rinpoche flew on the Tigress back and meditated here. The trek to the temple through the pine tree and sweet aroma of the air is indeed a very special and memorable event. The return hike will take about 05-06 hours. On Our way back, we will visit Kyichu Temple (built by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gompo in the 7th century). Rest of the time free for souvenir shopping in the small town of Paro. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast
Optional: NA

Day 5 : Paro – Onwards destination

Transfer to the airport for your flight to onwards destination.
Meals: NA
Optional: NA

The Changjiji Youth Center was established in 2007 under the Department of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Education to curb some emerging youth problems in Changjiji by provisioning safe environment and youth-related services and facilities and need-based programmes. The Youth Center, housed in one of the flats in the Changjiji Housing Colony, has a small library, photocopying machine, television viewing, coffee corner, indoor games and half basketball court.

Changjiji Housing Colony was built in 2003 with 676 units (NHDC) to provide cheap housing options to low income groups. Today there over 35,000 people living in the colony. However, this community was no exception to social problems, especially youth challenges. Due to a rapid economic growth, urbanization and rural-urban migration in the country, the Changjiji community has also been started experiencing the side effects of the modernization (school drop-outs, youth unemployment, generation gap, negative impact of social media on youth, westernization and materialism, increased secularity, disintegration of traditional family values and divorce). All this led youth doing drugs, consuming alcohols and forming of gangs.


               


At night, bands of nocturnal youth, high on the influence of drugs and alcohol roamed the streets of Changjiji. They harassed, bullied, beat up, eve teased girls and even stole money of the residents. Frequently, they were involved in gang violence, burglary, auto-stripping cases and other crimes. Again, due to increasing number of late night entertainments (drayangs, discotheques and karaoke) in Thimphu in recent years, youth of the community were involved in unprotected sex which led them to infection of HIV/AIDS, teenage pregnancy, unsafe abortions across the border towns of India, depression and anxiety and school drop-outs.

Background of Harmony: The Centenary Youth Village: The Harmony: The Centenary Youth Village currently located above the Swimming Pool Sports Complex, Doebum Lam, was first established at Motithang Hotel in 1997 as Youth Centre. With its main objectives to address the emerging issues of youths in transition from traditional society to the fast changing modern Bhutan, the Centre was created under the umbrella of the then YGCCS (Youth Guidance and Career Counseling Section) of Education Division.

Following the decision of the Royal Government, the Centre was shifted to the Swimming Pool area in October 2004 where youth could easily avail the services. It was then shifted to the present location in August 2008. In 2009, it was upgraded to Division under the Dept. of Youth and Sports, MoE. Today, the Centre serves a considerable size of youth population throughout the year. With monthly basic computer course, library services, retreat room, printing and photocopying facilities, a few indoor and outdoor games, a helpline, a television set, a swimming pool and an internet cafe, the Centre is now increasingly becoming an important source of recreation, information and education for the visiting youth. Apart from the regular services, the Centre also conducts need-based youth programmes from time to time such as workshops and forums on current youth concerns.


            


Not being able to cater to the needs of the youths residing in the far-flung areas of Thimphu municipality, Changjiji and Dechencholing Youth Centre were simultaneously set up in 2007 prioritizing the concentration of youth population in the areas. With library facilities, a few indoor games, a television set and a DVD player for the productive engagement of the visiting youths, the two local youth centres function in a similar way under the direct supervision of the Dept. of Youth and Sports, which continues to provide them with administrative and technical support. However, Dechencholing YC was closed in 2008 due to less number of users.

In order to reach out for youths residing outside the capital city, Dept. of Youth and Sports has also contributed to the establishment of Phuntsholing Youth Centre, Gelephu Youth Centre, Trashigang YC and Paro YC to engage the youths of the regions in a more productive way. Furnished with similar facilities, these regional YCs are currently managed by Managers and Adm. Assistant under the supervision of the respective dzongkhag education officer.

In general, one of the main common objectives of the establishment of such Centres in the country is however to save Bhutanese youths from unhealthy practices by engaging them more productively through recreational and educational programmes. Therefore, these Centres are expected to play a dynamic role in shaping the lives of Bhutanese youths living in the highly vulnerable society as the nation takes up developmental pace with rest of the world at breakneck speed.
 

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