DAY 1: - PICK-UP FROM PARO AIRPORT - THIMPHU
On an arrival at Paro Airport – you will be greeted by our official and transfer to Thimphu (Approx 2 hrs drive). Thimphu lies at an elevation of 2300m. Thimphu lies in a beautiful valley, sprawling up a hillside on the west bank of the Thimphu Chhu River and has a total area of about 1,809 sq. kms. Check in. Evening at your own leisure. Visitors can enjoy relaxing walk in the valley at evening. Be sure to sink your teeth into momo kopi, steam dumplings filled with finely chopped cabbage, onions, cheese and butter. Overnight at Thimphu.
DAY 2: – THIMPHU CITY TOUR
After breakfast go for Thimphu City Tour Covering -Art & Craft school, National Institute of Traditional Medicine , National library, Handicraft centers, The Memorial chorten built in the memory of the late King Jigme DorjiWangchuck, Tashichoo dzong ,Buddha Dordenma statue ,Bhutan Simply Museum, Folk and Heritage Museum ,Handmade paper factory ,BBS Tower, SAARC building ,15 century Changangkha monastery, Motithang mini zoo to see the rare "Takin" national animal of Bhutan and drive further down with good view of the Thimphu valley. Visit the new Drupthob nunnery temple and free time in the market. Overnight at Thimphu.
DAY 3: – THIMPHU – PUNAKHA/WANGDUE -VIA DOUCHALA PASS
After Early breakfast drive to Punakha /Wangdue (Approx 70 kms / 2 hrs) Enroot visit Simtokha Dzong proceed to Wangduephodrang, with a stop en route for tea at Dochu La Pass (3,100 meters), where on a clear day you can get spectacular views of the Himalayas. In Wangdue, stop at Mehsina village & visit Chime Lhakhang - The Temple of Fertility built in 15th century by Lama Drukpa Kinley. (This monk is popularly known as the Divine Madman for his philosophy, “Salvation through sex”). Have your lunch and in afternoon drive to Punakha, the former capital of Bhutan, and visit Punakha Dzong, which is noteworthy both for being one of the most beautiful dzongs in Bhutan and also for having been built by the first Shabdrung in 1637. Also visit the Punakha Suspension bridge - The second longest suspension bridge in Bhutan , its perche cover the Mo – chhu and Po Chhu river and is about 160-180meters in length –its one of the oldest bridge in the world that connects Punkaha Dzong to the rest of the valley-Evening Leisure - Overnight at Punakha.
DAY 4: – TRANSFER TO BUMTHANG VIA TRONGSA
After breakfast, check out & transfer to Bumthang (Approx 8hrs drive). Via Tronga - Covering Trongsa Dzong & Trongsa Vallaey - On the way Valley View Sightseeing. This broad valley at an altitude of 2700m contains early historic and legendary traditions of Bhutan. This lovely valley is the religious heartland of the nation and home to some of its oldest Buddhist temples and monasteries. Evening at your own leisure. Overnight at Bhumthang.
DAY 5: – BUMTHNAG CITY TOUR
After breakfast at hotel, go for full day sightseeing, visit JakarDzong, Jambey Lhakhang Sum Lhakhang, JakarLhakhang, WangdueCholing&Mebar-tsho: or “The Burning Lake” is one of the most sacred pilgrim sites in Bhutan. It is a narrow gorge in the Tang River and is believed to be the place where the saint Tertoen (treasure discoverer) discovered religious treasures hidden by Guru Padmasambhava. There is great legend of how the saint discovered the treasures. On the way have you lunch. Overnight at Bumthang.
DAY 6: – BUMTHANG - TRANSFER TO PUNAKHA/WANGDUE
Early breakfast check-out t & transfer to Punakha/Wangdue (Approx 7-8hrs drive) Check in - Leisure -. Overnight at Punakah/Wangdue.
DAY 7:– TRANSFER TO PARO + ON THE WAY SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast transfer (Approx - -3-4 hrs) to Paro, covering some on way sightseeing. Every turn on the way comes with surprise and scenic view of the mountain and nature. Visit the historic ruins of the Drukgyal Dzong, built in 1647. Also visit the Paro airport view point and . Paro‟s Main Street features shops on both sides, all crammed with brasswares, silk and cotton scarves, incense sticks, silver filigree jewellery, gho (Bhutanese National Dress for Men) which can be matched with elaborately embroidered boots, kira (wrap-around sarong worn for Bhutanese Women) and prayer flags that one could string across any open space to seek blessings for loved ones and friend Overnightin Paro.
DAY 8: – EX-PARO - CHELE LA PASS - HAA VALLEY
Visit to Chelela Pass. Chele la (pass), at an elevation 3,988 meters is considered to be one of thehighest motorable passes in Bhutan. About an hour's drive along a thickly-forested road, is this Pass-a botanical paradise. Thepass provides stunning views of the sacred mountain Jomolhari and Jichu Drake. It is also marked by hundreds of prayer flagsfluttering in the wind. Here, visitors can see cascades of wild roses; purple and yellow primulas; and swathes of deep blue iris covering the forest floor. The top of the pass bloom with rhododendrons in a variety of colours-pale pink, deep pink, burntorange, mauve, white and scarlet. Also visit Haa valley - Overnight at Paro.
DAY 9: – EX PARO - TIGER NEST MONASTERY – LOCAL SIGHTSEEING (OPTIONAL)
After breakfast drive 12kms north of Paro to visit Taktshang: or “Tiger’s Nest” is one of the most famous places to visit in Bhutan and one of the holiest sites in Bhutan. It is perched on a steep granite cliff at 2950 metres overlooking northern paro valley. The place is especially venerated because of its association with Guru Rimpoche and is believed that more merit is gained if we meditate even for a minute in Tasktshang than many months in other places. If not interested to hike it one can have a view from the parking point and proceed for local sightseeing – covering Ta dzong ,Rinpung Dzong , DungtseLhankhang , Nya-meyZam,UgyenPelri Palace,Kychulhakhang monastery (one can visit here to explore the cultural and traditional heritage by Dressing up in the local attire and various other traditional dresses which are available at this location ) - back to hotel - Leisure - - Overnight at Paro.
DAY 10: – PARO - DROP TO PARO AIRPORT
After breakfast check out of the hotel and drop to Paro airport - Service ends with sweet memories.
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Place of Interest in Bhutan:
THIMPHU: -Thimphu is the capital of Bhutan and the largest town in Bhutan. It lies at an altitude of 2400 meters. All Government headquarters and centers for trade are located here. The following are the places of tourist attraction in Thimphu:
Bumthang: This broad valley at an altitude of 2700m contains early historic and legendary traditions of Bhutan. This lovely valley is the religious heartland of the nation and home to some of its oldest Buddhist temples and monasteries. Tales of Guru Padmasambhava and the tertons (“religious treasure-discoverers”) still linger in this sacred region. The main tourist attractions in Bumthang are
In Punakha:- Punakha is located at an alleviation of 1250m and played a very important role in history. It had been the capital for over 300 years. The places to visit in Punakha are:
Paro:- It lies in Western Bhutan at an elevation of 2280 m. As the only airport is located here, it is the gateway into this mystical kingdom. The main tourist attractions in Paro are:
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