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A Blissful Week In Bhutan

Tour Details

Day 01 : Arrive Paro

Day 02 : Paro

Day 03 : Paro – Punakha (125 kms/04 hrs)

Day 04 : Punakha – Wangduephodrang – Thimphu (90 kms/03 hrs)

Day 05 : Thimphu

Day 06 : Thimphu – Phuntsholing (124 kms/06 hrs)

Day 07 : Depart Phuntsholing

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Day 01,Arrive Paro

Fly into Himalayans with Druk Air, Bhutan’s National Air Carrier. The green walls of the hills known as dooars or gateways into Bhutan from the plains climbs continually higher as the plane flies north towards the Tibetan border. Silvery rivers thread the valleys, waterfalls plunge down the forested mountain sides, and to the north, the great snowcapped peaks of the inner Himalaya rise up into the sky. As the aircraft enters the Paro Valley, look down and you will see the Paro Dzong overlooking Paro Chu (river) with Ta Dzong, watch tower, now the National Museum, above it. Upon arrival, meet and assist by our representative and drive through the fascinating valley of Paro. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel. O/N in hotel. Evening visit to Paro market and take a stroll through town’s main street. O/N in hotel.
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Day 02,Paro

After breakfast, take an excursion to Taktsang Monastery, the most famous of Bhutanese monasteries. It is said that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery hence it is called Tiger’s Nest. The excursion to monastery takes about 5 hrs for round trip. Afternoon visit Ta Dzong, the National Museum of the Kingdom. Originally built as Watch Tower, it now houses National Museum of the country and boasts antique thangka paintings, textiles, weapons and armor, household objects and a rich assortment of natural and historic artifacts. Then walk down the trail to visit Tinpung Dzong which has a long and fascinating history. O/N in hotel.
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Day 03 , Paro – Punakha (125 kms/04 hrs)

After breakfast drive to ruins of Drukgyel Dzong. From this fortress, Bhutanese repelled several invading Tibetan armies during the 17th century. Then visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred temples of the Kingdom, reflecting the introduction of Buddhism in Bhutan. After that drive to Punakha across Dochula pass (3,080m) which heralds the most enchanting views of Bhutan. Until 1955, Punakha served as the capital of Bhutan and still it is the winter seat of Je Khenpo. Visit Punakha Dzong built in 17th century at the junction of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers. It has been destroyed by four fires and an earthquake in 1897 and has frequently been devastated by flood water coming from the great northern glaciers. The Dzong has now been fully restored to its original splendor.
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Day 04, Punakha – Wangduephodrang – Thimphu (90 kms/03 hrs)

After breakfast, drive to Wangduephodrang. The last town in the west before arriving at the central region of Bhutan, Wangdue is typical small Bhutanese town. The town’s formidable Dzong is its most visible feature. In the 17th century Wangdue played a critical role in unifying the western, central and southern Bhutanese districts.After lunch, drive to Thimphu, small charming city sandwiched in the heart of Himalayas. Thimphu’s charm is not only embedded in its wealth of museums or places of historic interest but visitors must wander along the main street and into shops, all of which are decorated in traditional style. Evening at leisure. O/N in hotel.
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Day 05 , Thimphu

Morning visit, Trashichhoedzong, situated on the banks of Wang Chhu. It is home of the National Assembly and the summer residence of capital’s venerated monastic community. The Dzong is the impressive result of a redesign of the original medieval structure sanctioned by the Third King, HM Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, when he moved Bhutan’s permanent capital to Thimphu. Bhutan’s National Library is located close to the Thangkha painting school and contains arguably the best collection of religious and historic literature in the Himalayas. The Textile and Folk Heritage Museum opened in year 2001 is fascinating testimony of the Bhutanese material culture and living traditions. The Memorial Chhorten, a pious landmark for Thimphu’s residents, was erected in 1974 by the mother of Third King, in memory of her son. Visit Handicrafts Emporium which displays wide assortment of beautifully hand-woven and crafted products. O/N in hotel.
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Day 06 ,Thimphu – Phuntsholing (124 kms/06 hrs)

After breakfast, drive to Phuentsholing en route visit Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress of the Kingdom built in 1627, which now houses the School for Buddhist studies. Thimphu / Phuentsholing road was built in 1962 by Dantak, the Indian Border road organization. The drive on this route is very pleasant with numerous scenic spots en route. Just before, arriving Phuentsholing, visit Kharbandi Goemba, the monastery built in 1967. It houses the large and attractive statues of Sakyamuni, Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and Guru Rinpoche. O/N in hotel.

Day 07 ,Depart Phuntsholing

Depart Phuntsholing for onward journey.

Additional Info

  • Duration : 06 Nights/07 Days
  • Highlights: Bhutan

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