Ancient Bhutan Tours & Treks | THIMPHU
THIMPHU (alt. 2400m)
The capital town of Bhutan and the centre of government, religion and commerce, Thimphu is a unique city with unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient traditions. Although not what one expects from a capital city, Thimphu is still a fitting and lively place. Home to civil servants, expatriates and monk body, Thimphu maintains a strong national character in its architectural style.

TANGO GOEMBA
This Goemba was founded by Lama Galway Lhanampa in the 12th century and the present building was built in 15" century by 'Divine Madman'. Lama Drukpa Kuenley. In 1616 Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal visited Tango and meditated in a cave near the Goemba. The picturesque three storey tower and several surrounding buildings were built in 18th century by eight Desi, Druk Rabgye. The trek trail to Tango goemba takes about an hour to climb up.

CHARI GOEMBA
This Goemba was built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1620. A silver chorten inside the goemba holds the ashes of Zhabdrung’s father. This trek trail starts by crossing a lovely br9idge that spans the Thimphu Chhu, and then climbs steeply to the monastery.

PHAJODING MONASTERY
It is situated on a commanding height overlooking Thimphu valley. At one time it used to be one of the richest monasteries in the country. Here Guru Padmasambhava is shown in his terrifying appearance holding sword in his right hand and a bowl made of a skull in left hand. The yogic path that turns from India to the mountains of Tibet and Bhutan is set here in symbols with utmost consistency. From Thimphu it is about 4 hours hike to the monastery.
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