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This Seven-day Tour Program Will Let You See the Beautiful Valleys of Paro, Thimphu, Punakha and Phobjikha. the Tour Will Give An Insight Into Bhutan’s Heritage, Culture and Traditions. in the Singularly Unique Capital City of Thimphu, You Will have the Opportunity to See One of the Largest Statues of Buddha and to Visit the Memorial Chorten. You Will also Learn More About Bhutanese Life, Arts and Crafts from the Visit to the Folk Museum, the Institute of Arts and Crafts and the Institute of Traditional Medicines. One Highlight is the Visit to the Trashichho Dzong, the Seat of the Administrative and Religious Power in Bhutan and Which Houses the Throne Room. in Punakha, the Old Capital of Bhutan, You Can See the Punakha Dzong Nestled Between Two Rivers and also Make a Visit to the Sacred Chimi Lhakhang. in Phobjikha, You Will have the Opportunity to Walk Through the Undisturbed Natural Environment Which is Winter Roosting Ground of the Endangered Black-necked Cranes. in Paro, for a Memory of a Lifetime You Can Visit the Memorable Tiger’s Nest Temple Which is Perched High Up in the Cliffs, and also Visit Drugyel Dzong, a Fortress of Historical Significance.
Day 1 : Arrival in Paro, Bhutan
Welcome to Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon. Touching Down At Paro International Airport, You Will Be Greeted By Your Guide Upon Exiting the Arrival Hall. Today, We Will Take It Easy to Acclimatise to the Altitude. Drive to Thimphu, Check in to the Hotel and Let’s have Your First Taste of Bhutanese Cuisine and Some Light Sightseeing in Thimphu if Possible.
viewpoints Around Thimphu
takin Enclosure - See the National Animal of Bhutan, the Takin.
Day 2 : Tour of Thimphu
Heritage Museum - Dedicated to Connecting People to the Bhutanese Rural Past Though Exhibition of Artefacts Used in Rural Households.
Textile Museum - Witnesses the Art of Traditional Weaving.
Visit Thimphu Dzong Largest Dzong, is also the Seat of the Office of the King of Bhutan.
National Memorial Chorten - Which Was Built in Honor of the Late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk.
Papermaking Factory - Witnesses the Art of Papermaking
simtokha Dzong - Five Miles from Thimphu, On a Lofty Ridge, Stands Semtokha Dzong the Oldest Fortress in the Kingdom.
Centenary Farmers’ Market - Every Saturday and Sunday Most of the Thimphu Population Congregate On the Banks of the River Where the Weekend Market is Held. Here Villagers from the Valley and other Nearby Places Come to Sell Their Agriculture Products.
Day 3 : Thimphu to Punakha
Dochula pass- The 108 chortens was built by the present Queen Mother of Bhutan Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck to commemorate Bhutan’s victory over Indian militants and to liberate the souls of the soldiers lost.
Punakha Dzong- Built in 1637, the dzong continues to be the winter home for the clergy, headed by the Chief Abbott, the Je Khenpo. It is a stunning example of Bhutanese architecture, sitting at the fork of two rivers, portraying the image of a medieval city from a distance. The dzong was destroyed by fire and glacial floods over the years but has been carefully restored and is, today, a fine example of Bhutanese craftsmanship.
Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten- built by the third Queen Mother Ashi Tshering Yangdon wangchuck this Chorten is a splendid example of of the Bhutanese architecture and art and is the only one of its kind in the world. It has been built over eight and a half years and its details have been drawn from religious scripture.
Drive time: two and a half hours
Day 4 : Punakha to Gangtey
Chimmi Lhakhang- a 20 Minutes’ Walk Across Terraced Fields Through the Village of Sopsokha from the Roadside to the Small Temple Located On a Hillock in the Centre of the Valley Below Metshina. Ngawang Chogyel Built the Temple in 15th Century After the ’divine Madman’ Drukpa Kuenlay Built a Small Chorten There. It is a Pilgrim Site for Barren Women.
Passing Wangdue (left), One of the Major Towns and District Capital of Western Bhutan. Located South of Punakha, Wangdue is the Last Town Before Central Bhutan. The District is Famous for Its fine Bamboo Work and Its Slate and Stone Carving.
We Will Pause to View the Wangdue Phodrang Dzong. Built in 1638, Wangdue Dzong is Dramatically Perched On the Spur of a Hill and Overlooks the Confluence of the Tsang Chu and Dang Chu Rivers.
Phobjikha Valley, the Valley of Phobjikha is Well Known as the Winter Home of the Black Necked Crane (grus Nigricollis). Bhutan is Home to Around Six Hundred Black-necked Cranes with Phobjikha Being One of the Popular Places that the Birds Migrate to in the Winter Months from the Tibetan Plateau. The Elegant and Shy Birds Can Be Observed from Early November to End of March. This is An Old Monastery that Dates Back to 17th Century. Today We Will Do Some Short Hikes Around the Valley of Phobjikha.
Day 5 : Gangtey to Paro
Paro Valley - the Beautiful Valley is Home to Many of Bhutan’s Old Monasteries and Temples. The Country’s Only Airport is in Paro. The Valley is also Home to Mount Chomolhari (7,300 Meters) Situated At the Northern End of the Valley Whose Glacier Water Forms the Pachu Flowing Through the Valley. The Following are Some of the Prominent Places to Visit in Paro.
Paro Dzong- also Known as Rinpung Dzong, this 15th Century Massive Fortress/monastery, is also the Administrative Center of the Dzonkhag.
Ta Dzong- Built as a Watch Tower the Ta Dzong, It Was Converted Into the National Museum in 1968. The Museum Boasts Antique Thangka, Textiles, Weapons and Armour, Household Objects and Rich Assortment of Natural and Historic Artifacts.
Day 6 : Paro
Taktsang Monastry- a One Hour Hike to the Cafeteria is also a Vantage View Whereby You Can Enjoy the Stunning View of the Monastery. Prayer Flags Adorn the Cliffs and this is also Where Guru Padmasambhava Landed On the Back of a Tigress in the 8th Century.
Drygyal Dzong- a Morning Drive, North of Paro Valley Brings Us to the Ruins of Drukgyal Dzong. Built in 1647 By the Great Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, Father and Unifier of Medieval Bhutan, the Dzong Was Destroyed By An Accidental Fire and Left in Ruins as An Evocative Reminder of the Great Victories It Was Built to Commemorate.explore the Ramparts and Relive the Memories of a Glorious Past.
Kyichu Lhakhang- After a Sumptuous Local Lunch, We Will Retrace Our Steps to Visit Kyichu Lhakhang, One of the Oldest Temples in Bhutan.
Day 7 : Depart Paro
After Breakfast, We Will Transfer to Paro Airport for Our Flight and We Bid a Fond Farewell to the Kingdom of Bhutan.
|No of pax||Age Limit||Price per pax (Rs)|
|Adult||Above 12 years||$ 250 / Adult ( With Tax )|
* Mentioned prices may vary depending upon date of travel, hotel availability, surge pricing and seasonal rush.
|City||Hotel Name||Star Rating|
|Thimphu||Hotel Hotel Gakyil||
|Punakha||Hotel Hotel Pema Karpo||
|Phobjikha||Hotel YUk Loki Guest House||
|Paro||Hotel kuenphan Spa and Lodge||
|Paro||Hotel Kuenphen Spa and Lodge||
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