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Paro Festival Tour

Package Duration
10 Days / 9 Nights
Destination Covered
Thimphu - Punakha

  • Day 1 : Arrival at Paro - Thimphu Drive

    Description :

    Your flight into Paro across the Himalayan ranges affords spectacular sights of the sacred mountain including Jhomolhari and Jichudrakey ranges. Many of you must be familiar with flying over mountains, but this approach is a little unusual where you will see hills and trees and buildings quite close to the wing tips making a tight turn over the terraced paddy fields along the Paro River. And if you are flying from Kathmandu and Delhi sector, you can be able to witness the breathtaking views of the Mount Everest and Mount Kanchenjanga as well.
    Upon your arrival at Paro International Airport, you will be greeted by representatives from Himalayan Voyages Travel who will be waiting you at exit door. After a short introduction and loading your luggage the first excursion will be a drive through the enchanting valley of Paro, crossing through Bhutanese traditional houses and a willow-fringed river. Take a short stop at Tachogang temple which is located at Isuna valley which is built by an iron bridge builder. Check into hotel.
    Later visit to Memorial Stupa which is built in memory of our late King, visit to gigantic Buddha Stupa, Changangkha monastery overlooking Thimphu valley, Takin mini zoo, the national animal of Bhutan, Painting School where young children undergo 3 years training in 13 different kinds of arts and crafts and visit to Jungshi Handmade paper factory. In the evening stroll around Thimphu downtown.
    Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

    Day 2 : Thimphu - Punakha Drive

    Description :

    After morning breakfast you will be driven to Punakha valley, the old capital of Bhutan which takes about 3 hours drive, crossing Dochu La Pass (3116m/10,200 ft) which separates the Thimphu valley from Punakha. On a clear day, Dochu La offers a stunning view of the snow capped Himalayan ranges including the summits of Masangang and Jejekangphugang, both standing at 7158m(23,480 ft) and Gangkar Punsum(25,000 ft) One can notice traffic over the pass moves clockwise around a chorten(Stupa) and passes under colourful prayer flags stretched across the highway, before beginning the long descent into Punakha valley which nestles in a river valley at an elevation of about 1,700 m(5,500 ft) The road passes through a variety of ecosystem with the fir trees of Dochu La giving way to temperature pine and oak forests and then to sub-tropical vegetation of giant ferns, orchids and banana plantations. Some of the most attractive villages in Bhutan lie on the way to Lobesa where the road bifurcates towards Punakha valley. Check into hotel.
    Later you will take a short hike to Chimi Lhakhang(monastery) through rice fields and visit to Punakha Dzong which was built in 1637 by the Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel adjacent to a temple which had been established as far back as 1328 by the saint Ngagi Rinchen. The Punakha Dzong drives a great wedge between Mo Chhu and Pho Chhu. Flocks of brahmany ducks and long-necked Cormorants skim over the waters in a tight formation. The Zhabdrung himself established the tradition by making Punakha his winter capital and even now, the monk body migrates to Punakha to escape the harsher weather of Thimphu. You will spend the evening at leisure.
    Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

    Day 3 : Punakha - Gangtey Valley (Phobjikha)

    Description :

    Today morning after breakfast set to Gangtey valley which is about 3 hours drive, following the valley of the Dangmi Chhu River, engaging a four-wheeled drive, the hardy off-roader bumps and slides its way through oak and rhododendron forests to Phobjikha. These are the winter nesting grounds of the rare and endangered Black-Necked Cranes (Grus nigricollis) Phobjikha valley is a cluster of a traditional houses. This area is the habitat of different species of birds and wild life, and herds of wild yak graze on their favorite diet of high- altitude dwarf bamboo.
    Later visit to Gangtey Gompa which is set on a hill overlooking the Phobjikha valley. The monastery was built in 1613 by Pema Trinley, grandson of the Nyingmapa saint, Pema Lingpa. Spend the evening at leisure.
    Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

    Day 4 : Gangtey - Trongsa

    Description :

    After breakfast we will drive to Trongsa valley, crossing the black mountain at Pele La Pass and Rukubji where the houses are built at the lower edge of a cultivated tableland. The plateau sloping down between the two mountains is considered to be a serpent, and the location of the temple on its head signifies the subjugation of its harmful aspects by the good spirit of Buddhism. En route to Chendebji chorten(stupa),it’s stylised eyes peering out over a row of Mani stones built in the mid-eighteenth century by Sida to pin down a demoness who threatened the valleys, the chorten is modeled on the lines of the Nepalese stupas of Boudhnath and Swayambhunath. Check into hotel.
    Later visit to Trongsa Dzong at an elevation of 2,200 m (7,200 ft) has a commanding view of Mangde valley. Trongsa lies at the junction of east and west as well as the far south. The southern route leads to Zhemgang, an area wrapped in tropical forests. And followed by visit to Ta Dzong(watch tower). Evening at leisure.
    Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

    Day 5 : Trongsa - Thimphu Drive

    Description :

    In the morning after having breakfast we will depart to Thimphu following the same route. On the way we will stop for some photographic session. Check into hotel. Later you will enjoy your evening at leisure.
    Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

  • Other Benefits (On Arrival)
    Package Excludes :
    • Airfare, Visa fees, Tips,Medical / Travel Insurance and etc

Contact Detail

Himalayan Voyages Travel

Contact Person :-

Mr MB Lama

Address :- Changangkha, Thimphu, Bhutan - +975