Day 1 : Begin Your Tour, Arrive Paro Airport & Drive to Thimphu
On arrival at Paro Airport and after completing your Visa / Permit formalities you will be received by our Bhutan representative who will assist you in boarding your vehicle for transfer to Thimphu, Thimphu is 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. On arrival in Thimphu, Check in to the hotel. Evening free at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 2 : Thimphu Full day Excursion
After breakfasts go for Thimphu sightseeing covering – Memorial Chorten – The Chorten was built
in 1974 to honor the 3rd King of Bhutan, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, is a prominent landmark in the
city with its Golden Spires and Bells. Tashichho Dzong– Also known as “Fortress of the Glorious Religion”, Trachichho Dzong, Thimphu Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Point) – You can pay your obeisance and offer prayers to the Buddha, the Largest Statue in the country and then walk around and take a glimpse of the valley, Changangkha Lhakhang (Monastery). Motithang Takin Preservation centre to see the rare “Takin” Which was declared by Royal Government of Bhutan as National Animal on 25th November 1985. Then visit the new Drupthob Goemba / Zilukha Nunnery – Perched on a promontory, overlooking picturesque Trashichho Dzong and Golf course, it is the only nunnery in capital known as Zilukha Anim Dratsang, once belonged to the Drubthob (Realized one) Thang Thong Gyalpo often referred to as The King of the open field National library (Closed on Saturday, Sunday & National Holidays) – is a major scriptural repository and research facility dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the rich literary, cultural and religious heritage of Bhutan. Later visit the Indigenous hospital where traditional art of healing is still practiced, Institute for Zorig Chusum (Traditional Art & Craft School) (Closed on Saturday, Sunday & National Holidays & During Summer & Winter Vacations) Textiles Museum (Handicrafts Shops)(Closed on Saturday, Sunday & National Holidays) – Then visit Zangthopelri Lhakhang (All tourists visiting Dzongs and temples must be dressed appropriately. No half pant, sleeve less shirts, floaters, etc are allowed) Back to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day-3: Thimphu To Wangdi
After breakfast, drive to Wangdi (Wangdiphodrang) (1350Mts / 4430Fts, 70 Kms / 03 to 3½ Hrs). Wangdi is the last town on the highway before entering Central Bhutan. The drive is over Dochu La pass (3080Mts / 10102Fts) which is very scenic with fascinating view of mountains of Bhutan. Mt. Masagang (7,158Mts / 23478Fts), Mt. Tsendagang (6,960Mts / 22829Fts), Mt. Terigang (7,060Mts / 23157Fts), Mt. Jejegangphugang (7,158Mts / 23478Fts), Mt. Kangphugang (7,170Mts / 23518Fts), Mt. Zongphugang (7,060Mts / 23157Fts), a table mountain that dominates the isolated region of Lunana – Finally Mt.Gangkar Puensum (7,497Mts / 24590Fts), the highest peak in Bhutan. Later visit Punakha Dzong (Which is closed in winter months when the monk body are in Punakha. All visits to Punakha Dzong & Monastery are limited till Courtyard only. All tourists visiting Dzongs and temples must be dressed appropriately. No half pant, sleeve less shirts, floaters, etc are allowed) Chimi Lhakhang (All tourists visiting Dzongs and temples must be dressed appropriately. No half pant, sleeve less shirts, floaters, etc are allowed) – situated on a hillock in the centre of the valley, is dedicated to Lama Drukpa Kuenley, who in the late 15th century used humor, songs and outrageous behavior to dramatize his teachings and due to this also known as “Divine Madman”. This temple is also known as the temple of fertility. It then follows a tiny stream downhill to Yoaka and across more fields before making a short climb to Chimi Lhakhang. Overnight at the Hotel in Wangdi.
Day-4: WANGDI - GANGTEY EXCURSION – WANGDI
Today the day start early for full day excursion to Gangtey & Phobjikha Valley (3000Mts / 9845fts , 85Kms / 3 to 3½ Hrs One way ) The valley of Gangtey is one of the most beautiful spots in Bhutan. A few kilometers beyond the Gangtey Monastery, on the valley floor lie’s the village of Phobjikha.. Black Necked Crane Information Centre (Closed on Saturday, Sunday & National Holidays)- Situated on the edge of the forest and wetland along the main road of Phobjikha valley, Gangtey Goempa (All tourists visiting Dzongs and temples must be dressed appropriately. No half pant, sleeve less shirts, floaters, etc are allowed) – Perched on a small hill that rises from the valley floor, the Gangtey Monastery is the only Nyingmapa monastery on the western side of the Black Mountain’s Gangtey valley . The second Tulku, Tenzin Legpa Dondrup (1645 to 1726), enhanced the size of Gangtey while keeping up good relations with Drukpas, and rebuilt the monastery in the form of a Dzong. Back to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 5: Wangdi - Paro
After breakfast, transfer to Paro (2134Mts / 7000Fts, 135 Kms / 05 Hrs,). On arrival Paro, check in to the hotel. Afternoon free at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 6: Paro Full day Excursion.
After breakfast go for Paro Sightseeing covering Drukgyel Dzong – This Dzong has a delightful village nestling at its foot, was built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to commemorate his victory over the Tibetan invaders. Historically and strategically this Dzong with stood all its glory and was featured in 1914 vide National Geographic magazine. Then proceed to visit Ta Dzong (National Museum) One time watch tower built to defend Rinpung Dozng during inter-valley wars of the 17th century, since 1967 Ta Dzong is serving as the National Museum of the country . Rinpung Dzong (All tourists visiting Dzongs and temples must be dressed appropriately. No half pant, sleeve less shirts, floaters, etc are allowed) – It is also the venue of Paro Tshechu, held once a year in the spring. Walk further down crossing the traditional bridge into Paro Town. Later visit Kyichu Lhakhang – built the second temple in original pattern, this is a popular monastery for wedding blessing among our travellers. Back to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 7 : PARO - ONWARD CONNECTION
After breakfast, transfer to Paro Airport for taking onward connection.
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