ROYAL BHUTAN FLOWER EXHIBITION TOUR (6 NIGHTS/7 DAYS)

The first Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition, initiated upon the Royal Command of His Majesty the King, in commemoration of the 60th Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo, was inaugurated by Her Majesty the Royal Grandmother, Ashi Kesang Choeden Wangchuck on the 1st of April 2015. The Exhibition will be open to the public from 2-6 April.

The event will be held at the historic Ugyen Pelri Palace in Paro, built around the concept of Guru Rinpoche’s Celestial Paradise architectural backdrop for the Flower Exhibition.

Under the patronage of Her Majesty the Gyalyum Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck, the Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition will be held annually, coinciding with the festival of Paro Tshechu.Everybody is invited to visit the Exhibition!

Visit flower exhibition and sightseeing to other place in Paro, Thimphu and Punakha

Day 1: Paro

The Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition was launched in 2015.This year it will be showcased in Ugyen Pelri Palace ground.Guide from Bhutan Dendrobium Tour and Trek (BDTT)will welcome you at the Airport. Then drive from Airport to Paro Town and it takes 20 mins. When passing through you will see traditional house and paddy field on either side of road. Visit flower exhibition, Paro Dzong, National Measum, Dumgtseg Lhakhang; a Buddhist temple in western Bhutan.The temple is notable as it is in the form of a chorten,very rare in Bhutan.It is located on the edge of hill between the Paro valley and the Dopchri valley,across the bridge from paro.The Buddhist iconography depicted in the chorten is considered a unique respository of the Drukpa Kagyu School and over night in Paro.

Day 2: Paro

After breakfast hike for Tiger Nest. It can be called “the Tiger’s Lair” when translated. The short trek to the monastery passes through a dense pine forest. You can hear the insects chirp as you pass along the clearly marked and maintained pathway. You will stop at a traditional Bhutanese cafeteria for rest and refreshments royal Bhutanese style. You will then continue the hike till you arrive at the ruins of the ancient Taktsang monastery. This abode of devout traditional Buddhist religious prayer and worship was built in the 17th century AD. It is now visited by Bhutanese at least once in their lifetime. It literally hangs from the edge of a sheer rock cliff that plunges 900 meters into the valley below.According to a legend, Guru Padmasambhava, the Tantric mystic who brought Buddhism to Bhutan. The hike up to Taktshang monastery along a smooth path takes approximately 2-3 hours at a leisurely pace on a bright, sunny day. We recommend that you carry sunglasses, sunscreen, adequate water, a walking stick and a hat to protect yourself. Drukgyel Dzong is located about 16 km from Paro and was built in 1646 AD by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to commemorate his victory over the Tibetan invaders after a long and intense skirmish. The dzong resembles a quaint pictorial village nestled below its ramparts. Although most unfortunately destroyed by a ravaging fire in 1951, the towering outer walls and central keep remain intact and present an imposing sight. On a clear day, you can take in a splendid view of Mt. jomolhari or the “Mountain of the Goddess” from the approach road to Drukgyel Dzong. Mt. jomolhari is situated at an altitude of 7,329 m /24,029 ft. Kyichu Lhakhang was built in the 7th century AD and happens to be one of the two oldest and most revered shrines in Bhutan. The other shrine is the Jambey Lhakhang in Bumthang. Kyichu Lhakhang comprises

Twin temples and over night in Paro valley

Day 3: Paro to Thimphu

After breakfast drive to Thimphu and visit National Memorial Chorten. It was built in 1974 to pay tribute to the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk who is also known as the Father of Modern Bhutan. The Memorial was built in a unique Tibetan style and has scores of religious paintings and occult statues that represent both the pacifist and wrathful aspects of Buddhist spirituality. The Memorial is also a center of worship for the residents of the capital. Folk Heritage Museum, also known as Phelchey Toenkhyim is dedicated to connect people to the Bhutanese rural past though exhibits, demonstration, educational programs and documentation of rural life. The principal exhibit in the museum is a restore three-storey traditional building rammed with mud and timber, which dates back to mid 19th century. In order to present a typical Bhutanese rural setting and flavor, paddy, wheat and millet fields; a traditional watermill (with mill stones that date back more than 150 years), traditional style kitchen gardens with vegetables that were grown and consumed over hundred years and the famous traditional hot stone bath complement the museum building and the exhibitions within a week, Bhutan School of Arts & Crafts; The Bhutan School of Arts & Crafts, which is also called the Painting School, is world famous for its various fine arts courses. For art lovers visiting the country, the visit to the Painting School is a treat and you are welcome to meet with the students and faculty since you share a common canvas. Let us know in advance and we will formally schedule a short guided tour for you. Visit the class rooms, where students from across the world follow comprehensive courses in drawing and painting, wooden and slate carvings and statue making. Your next visit is in Thimphu Dzong; a Buddhist monastery and fortress on the northern edge of the city of Thimphu in Bhutan, on the western bank of the Wang Chu. It has traditionally been the seat of the Druk Desi(or”Dharma Raja”)The head of Bhutan’s civil government ,an office has been combined with the kingship since the creation on the monarchy in 1907,and summer capital of country. It was built by the first Dharma Raja,who also found the Lho-drukpa sect of Buddhism,which has remained the distinctive seact of Bhutan.after all His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuk took the initiative of renovating the Dzong in 1962.The entire Dzong was rebuilt in traditional fashion,without nails or written plan,Zopen Parpa Yodsel oversaw the overall renovation works.1969,the earth Bird year,the Dzong was consecrated by Je Khenpo Thri Zur Thinley Lhendrup, and Dorji Lopen Nyizer Tulku and Over night in Capital Thimphu

Day 4: Thimphu

After breakfast drive to Cheri monestry, handmade paper, Handicrafts Emporium where you can purchase exquisite hand-woven fabric in a million colors and decorations for your living room. Are you a stamp collector by any chance? We won’t call you a philatelist because that sounds way too esoteric. Surprising as it may sound, Bhutan has a rather rich tradition of postage stamps which dates back several hundred years. You can purchase rare postage stamps in any one of several shops in this area around the Emporium. Bhutan also happens to be a picture postcard collector’s paradise, leisure time in town. Overnight in Thimphu

Day 5: Thimphu to Punakha

After breakfast visit Kuensel phodrang.The tallest Buddha image,which will perhaps be the 8th wonder of world,is being built in kuensel phodrang,a hill overlooking the Thimphu valley .This is an attraction exclusively designed to commemorate the centenary and coronation of fifth King Druk Gyalpo Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuk in 2008.After visiting drive to Punakha thought Dochula pass. Dochula pass is located on the way to punakha and Wangduephodrang districts from Thimphu.The pass is popular tourists sport due to its ideal location from where one can enjoy 360 degree of beautiful panoramic view of Himalayan mountain range,especially on clear winter daysThe beauty of this place is further enhanced by Druk Wangyel Chortens 108 stupa built by the eldest Queen Mother Her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuk to commemorate the explsion of Assamese guerrillas. Chimi Lhakhang, one of Bhutan’s most famous monasteries. It was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley in 15th century AD. It is dedicated to Drukpa Kinley who is also known as the Divine Madman. The spiritual leader inherited the accolade since he revolted against the principles of orthodox Buddhism. The monk, it is believed, was bestowed with the powers to subdue the devils with his magical thunder bolt.The monastery is also revered as a sanctum of fertility. Couples looking to have a baby from across Bhutan and occasionally from other parts of the world visit the temple to seek blessings. Legend has it that once the religious ceremonies are performed, the couples are blessed with a child. The temple was featured in a full-length cover story in the Washington Post. Please drop us a note and we will send you the line and visit Punakha Dzong. It is situated near two rivers– the Pho Chu (Male River) and Mo Chu (Female River.) Asia has a rich tradition of river personification. Punakha Dzong is one of the largest Dzongs in Bhutan. Take the suspension bridge to arrive at the Dzong. Punakha Dzong was initially called Druk Pungthang or Dechen Phodrang (Palace of Great Happiness), for many years until the second king of Bhutan assumed power. Punakha Dzong happened to be the seat of the Government for a long time.Overnight at Punalka.

Day 6: Punakha to Paro

After breakfast Drive to Paro from Punakha visit Simthokha is about 5km south of Thimphu on the road to paro and Phuntsholing, Officially know as “Sangkak Zabdhon Phodrang”(Palace of the Profound meaning Meaning of secret Mantras) Simthokha Dzong was built in 1629 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal,It is often said to be the first dzong built in Bhutan.It is the oldest dzong that has survived as acomplete structure,and is the first structure that incorporated both monastic andadministration facilities,since 1961 it has been chosen to guard over a demon that had vanished into the rock nearby,hence the name Simtokha from sinmo(demoness),do(stone) Conveniently,the site is also an excellent location from which to protect the Thimphu valley and the leading to Dochula pass and leisure time in paro town .Overnight at Paro.

Day 7: Paro Departure

Breakfast in hotel and then drive to airport the next destination. See off by the guide and the driver from Bhutan Dendroium Tour and Trek