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    On The Dragon Train

    Tour Details

    Day 01 : Arrive Paro and drive to Thimphu

    Day 02 : Thimphu

    Day 03 : Thimphu – Punakha (75 kms./03 hrs)

    Day 04 : Punakha – Paro (124 kms/04 hrs)

    Day 05 : Paro

    Day 06 : Depart Paro

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    Day 01,Arrive Paro and drive to Thimphu

    Druk Air flight to Paro is one of the most spectacular of all mountain flights. Whether flying along the Himalayan range from Kathmandu or over the foothills, each flight is a mesmerizing feat and offers exciting descent into the Kingdom. On arrival at the airport received by our representative and transfer to Thimphu, the modern capital town of Bhutan. O/N in hotel.
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    Day 02,Thimphu

    After breakfast, visit Thimphu. Today you visit Traschichhoedzong, the beautiful medieval fortress/monastery which houses most of the Government’s office and King’s Throne room. It is also the summer residence of Je Khenpo, the Chief Abbot. Then visit National Library which has vast collection of ancient Buddhist texts and manuscripts. After that drive to Arts & crafts school famous for traditional thangkha paintings. Here you will see, students at work producing intricate design on cloth. After lunch, visit Handicrafts Emporium which displays wide assortment of beautifully hand woven and crafted products. Then drive to Memorial Chorten, the stupa built in the memory of Bhutan’s Third king who is popularly regarded as Father of modern Bhutan. The paintings and statues inside this monuments provide a deep insight into Buddhist philosophy. O/N in hotel.
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    Day 03,Thimphu – Punakha (75 kms./03 hrs)

    After breakfast drive to Punakha with a short stop at Dochula pass (3,080m) stopping briefly here to take in the view and admire the chorten, mani wall, and prayer flags which decorate the highest point on the road. If skies are clear, the following peaks can be seen from this pass (left to right): Masagang (7,158m), Tsendagang (6,960m), Terigang (7,060m ), Jejegangphugang (7,158 m ), Kangphugang (7,170 m ), Zongphugang (7, 060 m ), a table mountain that dominates the isolated region of Lunana - finally Gangkar puensum, the highest peak in Bhutan at 7,497m. Later visit Punakha Dzong, built strategically at the junction of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve as the religious and administrative centre of the region, Punakha Dzong has played an important role in Bhutan’s history. Damaged by four catastrophic fires and an earthquake, the Dzong has now been fully restored. After that drive to Wangduephodrang visiting Dzong and local market. The district of Wangduephodrang is also famous for its bamboo products, slate and stone carvings. O/N in hotel.
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    Day 04,Punakha – Paro (124 kms/04 hrs)

    After breakfast drive to Paro en route visit Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress of the Kingdom built in 1627, it now houses the School for religious studies. Afternoon in Paro visit Ta Dzong, the National Museum of the Kingdom. Originally built as Watch Tower since 1967 it is serving as the National Museum of the country and holding fascinating collection of art, artifacts, thangkha paintings and Bhutan's exquisite postage stamps. Afterwards, walk down a hillside trail to visit Rinpung Dzong. Built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal , the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan, the Dzong houses the monastic body of Paro, the office of the Dzongda (district administrative head) and Thrimpon (judge) of Paro district. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
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    Day 05,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.

    Day 06,Depart Paro

    Final departure transfer to airport to board flight for onward journey.

    Additional Info

    • Duration : 05 Nights / 06 Days
    • Highlights: Bhutan

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