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Phuentsholling - Thimpu - Gangtey - Bumathang - Punakha - Paro – Phuentsholing - 11 Nights / 12 Days 

Phuentsholling - Thimpu - Gangtey - Bumathang - Punakha - Paro – Phuentsholing - 11 Nights / 12 Days - Destination - Phuentsholling – Thimpu – Wangduephodrong - Trongsa  - Bumthang – Thimpu - Paro - Phuentsholing – New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus (Junction) / Siliguri - Phuentsholling (01 Night) - Thimpu (02 Nights) - Gangtey (01 Night) - Bumathang  (02 Nights) - Punakha (01 Night) - Paro (03 Nights) – Phuentsholing (01 Night) - New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus (Junction) / Siliguri

Day - 01 – Arrival New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus (Junction) / Siliguri and Transfer to Phuentsholing - On arrival at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus (Junction) / Siliguri – Guest will be received by our executive who will be waiting just outside of the airport or railway station – He will assist guest to board the vehicle to proceed for Phuentsholling – The drive is of 165 kilometers i.e.  4 to 4 ½ hour’s drive through the lush green Tea Estate of Duars - On arrival at Phuentsholing – Check into hotel - The border of India & Bhutan, the Indian side is known as Jaigaon and the Bhutan part is called Phuentsholing - Situated at an altitude of nearly 980 feet is a small settlement – Night stay at Hotel at either Phuentsholing or Jaigaon

Day – 02 – Permit to be obtained and Transfer to Thimpu (2350 meters / 7710 feet) - The drive is 172 kilometers and is nearly 06½ - 07 hours drive by road – Early morning breakfast – Obtain permit with assistance from our representative -  Proceed for Thimpu  – The drive is beautiful, and one can see some waterfalls along the way – Thimpu is a charming city, probably the smallest capital in the world, resting in the heart of the Himalayas - The skyline hardly changes as new buildings are all constructed in traditional Bhutanese style - It is situated in the western central part of Bhutan – It is a lively place, interesting combination of tradition and modernity - Thimpu is situated at an elevation of  2350 meters /  7710 feet  - Reach Thimpu - Check into your hotel on arrival - Overnight stay at hotel in Thimphu

Day – 03 – Thimpu Local Sightseeing – Early morning breakfast - Visit to the National Memorial Chorten built in honour of our late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk and the Dupthop Lhakhang – One can visit the National Library, stocked with ancient Buddhist manuscripts, and the Painting School where traditional art is still kept alive through instructions in the art of painting Thangkas -  After lunch visit  Traditional Medicine Institute and to Lungtenzampa -  Visit to the Tashichho Dzong, seat of the national government and the Central Monastic Body, including the summer residence of the Je Khenpo -  The Tashichho Dzong is open to visitors only in winter when the Je Khenpo and the monks move to Punakha the ancient winter capital of Bhutan -  Drive to Simtokha Dzong and visit the Handicrafts emporium followed by shopping for souvenirs - Over night stay in Thimphu

Day - 04 - Transfer from Thimpu to Gangtey - Early morning head for Gangtey, about 150 kilometers away from Thimphu - En route, stop at Dochula Pass where you will have a coffee break while appreciating the striking view of Mt. Himalaya - Guests will also visit the grand 108 stupas - After that, one can continue driving to Gangtey - It is a beautiful and tranquil place surrounded by lush forests Set close to the centre of Bhutan, Gangtey is in a remarkably attractive glacial valley called Phobjikha - The region boasts various nature trails as well as a Crane Information Centre to educate visitors - Gangtey boasts its own important religious sites such as the Gangtey Goempa Monastery - Check into hotel This evening remains free - If guests are interested, one can stroll around the Gangtey Valley and pay a visit to the exquisite Gangtey Goempo - Night stay at Gangtey

Day - 05 - Transfer from Gangtey to  Bumthang  via Trongsa - It is approximately 200 kilometers and is nearly 07 hours drive by road - Early morning a scenic drive to Bumthang, the most historic dzongkhag with extraordinary sceneries - After breakfast, we depart from Gangtey, cross the Pele La Pass and visit the Chendebji Chorten, a large white structure beside a stream - Later stop at Trongsa for lunch and visit its huge white Trongsa Dzong with a distinctive yellow roof - After that continue your adventure to Bumthang after crossing the Yotong La Pass - Stay overnight in Bumthang
 
Day - 06 - Bumthang Sightseeing - Bumthang is justifiably regarded as Bhutan's cultural heartland where the landscape is dotted with palaces, ancient temples and monasteries - We will take the whole day to explore the Bumthang valley by visiting the grand Kurje Lhakhang, Jambey Lhakang, Tamshing Lhakhang and Jakar Dzong, the administrative center of Bumthang - After that we lead you to stroll in the village and have a close contact with the local people and visit a local handicraft shop - In the afternoon, do a short hike to the Lhodrak Kharchhu Monastery, a remarkable Tibetan Buddhist monastery - Night stay at Bumathang

Day - 07 - Transfer from Bumthang to Punakha - It is approximately 200 kilometers and is nearly 07 hours drive by road -  This morning we take a short time to stroll around the town and later start for a long drive to Punakha - This is a scenic drive, passing many small villages, waterfalls with spectacular landscape, crossing Black mountains, the ever-changing vegetation and finally arriving in the warm valley of Punakha. As the valley is at a lower elevation of about 1250 meters / 4100 feet above sea level, it enjoys subtropical climate with warm summers and pleasant winters. After a short rest at the hotel, we guide you to today's highlight - Punakha Dzong. It is a very beautiful Bhutanese architecture located at the confluence of Pho Chu and Mo Chu rivers - Night Stay at Punakha

Day - 08 -  Transfer from Punakha to Paro - It is approximately 125 kilometers and is nearly 04 hours drive by road - After a short drive from Punakha, we start a leisure walk through paddy fields and villages and arrive at a hillock where the Chimi Lakhang is situated. This Lakhang is dedicated to a popular saint Drukpa Kuenley, also known as divine Madman. After that, we continue driving to Paro via Dochula Pass. En route, you will visit the Simtokha Dzong. After hotel check-in, you can pay a visit to Ta Dzong, an ancient watch tower housing the National Museum and descend for a while to the Paro Dzong, also named Rinphung Dzong - Night stay at Paro

Day – 09 - Excursion to Chele La pass (3988 meters / 13084 feet) - Chele la (Pass) is situated at an elevation 3988 meters is considered to be one of the highest motor able passes in Bhutan – It is nearly 35 kilometers and about an hour later from Paro - About an hour's drive along a thickly - forested road is a botanical paradise - The pass provides stunning views of the sacred mountain Jomolhari and Jichu Drake - Made all the more mysterious and beautiful with its abundance of prayer flags - Guest can witness the  cascades of wild roses; purple and yellow primulas; and swathes of deep blue iris covering the forest floor – Back to resort - Guest may spend the day by shopping or simply walking through the town or relax  – Overnight stay in hotel / resort in Paro

Day - 10  - Paro Sightseeing - Paro is a town and seat of Paro District, located in the Paro Valley of Bhutan - Paro is a town and seat of Paro District, in the Paro Valley of Bhutan - It is a historic town with many sacred sites and historical buildings scattered throughout the area - It is also home to Paro Airport, Bhutan's sole international airport. - It is a historic town with many sacred sites and historical buildings scattered through the area - After Breakfast: Visit 1) Drukgyal Dzong, 2) View of Taktsang Monastery, 3) Kichulanka Monastery, 4) Ta Dzong, 5) Paro Rinpung Dzong (Museum), 6) Nya-Mey Zam, 7) Dungtse Lhankhang, 8) Druk Choeding - Overnight Stay at Paro

Day – 11 - Transfer from Paro to Phuentsholing (179 kilometers, 6 - 7 hours) - After breakfast, drive to Phuentsholing en route - Thimpu / Phuentsholing road was built in 1962 by Dantak, the Indian Border road organization - The drive on this route is very pleasant with numerous scenic spots en route - Just before, arriving Phuentsholing, visit Kharbandi Goemba, the monastery built in 1967 - It houses the large and attractive statues of Sakyamuni, Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and Guru Rinpoche – Arrive Phuentsholling – Evening free to stroll around the area – Check into Hotel - Overnight at the hotel in Phuentsholing

Day – 12 – Departure transfer to New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus (Junction) / Siliguri from Paro – Early morning breakfast or breakfast on the route – Check out of the hotel and start for Phuntsho Chholing (Phuntsholing) / Dooars / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus (Junction) / Siliguri – One can stay in Dooars or drive directly to Airport or station - Siliguri is roughly 170 kilometers and is nearly 04 – 05 hours drive by road - The road is scenic with Tea Estate and Forest - Stop at Sevoke Coronation Bridge if time permits - Forwarding journey

Tags: Bhutan Package Tour, Bumthang Tour, Punakha Package, Thimpu Package, Taksang Monastary, Dragon's Nest, Che Le La (pass)

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