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Day 1 : Phuntsholing (Arrival)
After your immigrations, we will drive to Thimphu via Gedu collage. The road from Phuntsholing to Thimphu will take around 5-6 hrs. Overnight in the hotel in Thimphu! (This will depend on how early you arrive at phuntsholing boarder gate. If you arrive early, we can able to drive up to thimphu in same day, if you arrive late, we cannot able to reach thimphu).
Day 2 : Thimphu sightseeing
After breakfast, we start the tour. Visit the Takin enclosure, to see the national animal of Bhutan. Proceed to Kuensel Phodrang and have a sight of Buddha Dordenma Statue, the biggest of its kind in the world. Visit National Memorial Chorten, built in memory of the late Majesty, the Third King of Bhutan, Druk Gyalpo Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. Five miles from the town will reach you to Semtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress of Bhutan built in 1629. Never miss an opportunity to visit Centenary Farmers Market, for you will get to herds of people come for market as variety of home grown vegetables will be displayed for sell. Later in the evening visit Trashichhodzong, the throne room and the seat of Chief Abbot of the Central Monastic Body. Overnight in Thimphu!
Day 3 : Thimphu to Punakha (Altitude: 1,300m)
A drive for two and half hours will reach you to Punakha, the former capital of the country at 1, 300m. On the way, we will stop for a while for Dochula Pass affords scenic view of the Himalayas aside it’s 108 chortens built by Royal Mother Ashi Droji Wangmo Wanchuck to commemorate victory over Indian militants in 2003 and pay tribute to soldiers who lost lives. Upon reaching Punakha, visit the chimi Lhakhang hike around 1-1.5 hrs, after that proceed to Punakha Dzong built in 1637 at the confluence of Mochhu and Phochhu. The fort symbolizes the master piece and uniqueness of Bhutanese architecture. Visit Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten (hike for 1.5 hrs to 2 hrs.) built by Queen Mother Ashi Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck. Overnight at punakha.
Day 4 : Punakha to Bumthang
We start early for drive to Bumthang from Punakha takes about 8 hours. On the way, you will have a view of Wangdue Phodrang Dzong, now under reconstruction after major fire razed the fort to the ground. The district is known for bamboo works, state and stone carving. Upon crossing two major passes of Pelela and Yutogla at either side of Trongsa, we reach Bumthang for the night. Overnight at Bumthang.
Day 5 : Bumthang sightseeing
Known as the cultural capital of the country, the district also is home to important religious sites. The visit of Guru Rinpochhe and Tertoen, (treasure discoverers) in succeeding years have led to establishment of several religious seats and Lhakhangs in the valley. Start your tour with the visit to Jambay Lhakhang, one of the oldest in the country built in 7th Century by Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo. In October, Jambay Lhakhang Drub is one of the colourful festivals in the country. Short drive to the North will take you to Kurje Lhakhang housing the body imprint of Guru Rinpochhe. Follow to Jakar Dzong located on hillock overlooking the town. On the left blank of the Chamkhar Chhu, visit Tamzhing Lhakhang built by great Tertoen, Pema Lingpa, the ancestor of the Bhutan’s hereditary Monarch. Later scroll around the town. Overnight in the hotel in Bumthang!
Day 6 : Bumthang to Gangtey
The five hour journey from Bumthang to Gangtey passes via Trongsa, the ancestral palace of the ruling Wangchuck Dynasty. Trongsa Dzong is the seat of Trongsa Poenlop, the post assumed by Prince before accession to the Golden Throne. The Dzong in itself is the source of history. Built in 17th century during the time of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the Dzong played significant role in bring Eastern Bhutan under the Drukpa regime while defending external invasions. Ta Dzong, the watch tower then is now converted to Heritage Museum. After crossing Pelela, we head toward Phobjikha Valley, the winter home for Black necked cranes which can be found in the months from November to March.Visit crane center. Overnight at Gangtey (Phobjikha).
Day 7 : Gangtey to Paro (Altitude: 3,000m)
After breakfast, visit Gangtey Goemba which is located on top of the hill and it is also located in the region which one of the most beautiful valleys in the Himalayas. Favorable weather condition coupled with suitable environment has made Phobjikha one of the few winter homes of endangered black necked crane numbering around 600 cranes annually. The birds can be seen from November until March. The sacred Gangtey Goemba is the seat of venerable Gangtey Truelku and people from across the country make a visit to the Goemba. Start to drive towards PAro via same route where we came. Drive from Gangtey to Paro will take you around 6-7 hrs. We will stop at punakha or on the way for lunch. Overnight at paro.
Day 8 : Paro local sightseeing At 2, 280
For today, we will make short trips in and around the town including Rinpung and Taa Dzong. Rinpung Dzong built in 17th Century by Great Zhabdrung Ngwang Namgyel has served as a key strategic place to defend the external intrusion and today is the seat of District Administration. Visit Taa Dzong, the Watch Tower, now converted to National Museum. There, you will get to see antiques, thangkas, textiles, armor and historical artifacts, then, proceed to Kyichhu Lhakhang which is also built in 7th century and contemporary to Jampbay Lhakhang in Bumthang. After lunch we will drive to cheli la (pass 3988m) above sea level. We will go there and come back, just natural drive to go and experience high altitude. Over night at paro.
Day 9 : Paro sightseeing
After breakfast, start early hike to Taktshang, the Tiger Nest Monastery. Guru Rinpochhe is said to have flown here on the back of a tigress to meditate and convert the valley to Buddhism. The Monastery is miraculously built at vertical granite rock. After lunch at Taktshang Cafeteria, we visit Drukgyal Dzong, the Fort of Victorious Bhutan built after Bhutanese victory over Tibetans.,. In the evening, you may stroll freely in the town. Overnight hotel in Paro!
|No of pax||Age Limit||Price per pax (Rs)|
|Adult||Above 12 years||INR 43000 / Adult|
* Mentioned prices may vary depending upon date of travel, hotel availability, surge pricing and seasonal rush.
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|MEAL PLAN||1PAX||2 -3 PAX||4-5PAX||6-7 PAX||8-13PAX||14 TO ABOVE|
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