Bhutan also called the land of thunder is a land of magical charm & offers magnificent mountain views, forest scenery & ancient architecture. Friendly people who follow age-old culture inhabit the country. Bhutans foremost priority is to preserve its natural & cultural assets. It maintains the restriction policy that allows a small number of visitors into the country. Thus over the years, tourism has had little impact on the lifestyle of people and their traditional way of life. Edelweiss in Nepal offer well organized extension tours to these exotic neighbors Bhutan
Paro, provides incomparable & an enchanting experience. Bhutans national museum, the fortress of Drukpas, Drukyel Dzong Taktsang Lhakhang temple & Kyichu Lhakhang built by king Songtsen Gampo are the places of historical & cultural interest. The spectacular view of Mt. Jhomolhari (7219m) is beautiful scenery, in the backdrop.
Thimpu, abounds with rich traditional architectures. You tour to a Chorten built in the memory of king Jigme Dorje, Tashichoe Dzong, Changlimithnag, Motithang, Changankha Lhakhang & Simtikha Dzong.
Punakha was the old winter capital of Bhutan until 1950. The high pass Dochu la divides Thimpu from Punakha valley & this point offers spectacular mountain views of eastern Himalayas including Gangkar Punsum, 7497m (highest in Bhutan), Mt. Jhomolhari is stunning as it provides the backdrop at frontier with Tibet. We visit PunakhaDzong, built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel.
Wangdi Phodrang is 71 km from Thimpu, through the picturesque village of Rinchengang that will provide an opportunity to observe the lifestyle of local people who are well known stonemasons. Their houses are remarkably built attached to one another. When you arrive at Mendigangs resort on the hill for overnight you will see Gantey Gompa, the biggest monastery of the Nyingmapa sect in Bhutan, on the top of the black mountain. It overlooks the Phobjika valley a popular resting site for the migratory black necked cranes.
Tongsa is approached from the road of Gantey after passing the Pele la (3300m). We see the beautiful rhododendron & magnolia flowers in spring & mt. Jhomolhari in the background. We visit the Tongsa Dzong a, founded in 1543, an architecture masterpiece with a maze of courtyard and many temples.