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Paro Airport - Thimpu – Wangduephodrong –  Bumthang – Punakha - Paro – Paro Airport  - 09 Nights / 10 Days

Paro Airport - Thimpu – Wangduephodrong –  Bumthang – Punakha - Paro – Paro Airport  - 09 Nights / 10 Days - Paro Airport (PBH)- Thimpu (02 Nights) – Gangtey (01 Night) -  Bumthang (02 Nights) – Punakha (01 Night) - Paro (03 Nights) – Paro Airport (PBH)

Day - 01 - Arrival in Paro Airport (PBH)  and Transfer to Thimphu - Welcome to Bhutan - Our guide will greet you at Paro airport and escort you to the capital city Thimphu  - Passing by the Tamchog Lhakang Iron Bridge and after about 1.5 hours' driving, we will arrive in Thimphu - Thimphu valley is at an average elevation of 2300 meters - It was a wooded farming valley until 1951, when massive 17th century Fortress, Tashicho Dzong, was revamped by King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk to form Bhutan's official capital and replace the ancient capital of Punakha - Check in at the hotel - The rest of the day is free - Walking around the main streets and the market area is a good way to learn Bhutan people's daily life - Night Stay at Thimphu

Day – 02 – 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 - 03 - 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 - 04 - 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 - 05 - 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 - 06 - 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 - 07 -  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 – 08 - 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 - 09  - 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 -10  - Departure transfer to Paro Airport (PBH) - Paro Airport (PBH) is the sole international airport of the four airports in the Kingdom of Bhutan - It is 06 kilometers i.e. 3.7 miles from Paro in a deep valley on the bank of the river Paro Chhu - Paro is one of the most tranquil and beautiful valley in Bhutan - Paro is the name of district or Dzongkhag and as well as the name of its town center - Paro Dzongkhag is situated in the north-western part of Bhutan - It covers a total area of 1258 square kilometers With surrounding peaks as high as 5,500 meters / 18,000 feet it is considered one of the world's most challenging airports and only a select number of pilots are certified to land at the airport - Forwarding Journey 

 

 

Some of The Hotels / Resorts in Thimpu

Hotel Druk, Hotel Pedling, Hotel Jumolhari, Jambayang Resort, Hotel Wangchuk, Druk Sherig Guest House, Yeedzin Guest House, Hotel Dragon Roots, Aman Kora Resort, Hotel Phuntsho Pelri, Wangchuk Resort, Taj Tashi Hotel, Villa Italia, Taktsang Hotel, Chuniding Retreat Resort, Bhutan Centennial Tavern, Gaa Yuel Home, Hotel Kisa, Namgay Heritage Hotel, Migmar Hotel, Bhutan Suites, Peaceful Resort, Hotel Galingkha, Hotel Ro-Chog Pel, Khang Residency, Hotel Sambhav, Dorji Elements, Garuda Inn, Hotel Ser-Nya, Khamsum Inn, Thori Resort, Tashi Yoedling Hotel, Termalinca Resort, Hotel Norbuling, Bhutan Boutique Hotel, Hotel Shantideva, Thimphu Tower, Zhiwa Ling Ascent, Sambhav Apartment, Osel, Le Meridien Thimphu, Hotel Amodhara, Namseling Boutique Hotel, Ariya Hotel, Khang Heritage, Hotel White Tara, Hotel Bhutan, Ramada Valley Resort etc

Some of the Hotels / Resorts at Paro

Amankora, Base Camp Hotel, Bhutan Mandala Resort, Metta Resort & Spa, Bongde Goma Resort, Dharma Lodge, Dewachen Resort, Dharma Resort, Gangtey Palace, Haven Resort, Hotel Dorjee Ling, Hotel Dragon, Haven Resort,  Hotel Dragon, Hotel Drukchen, Hotel Jigmeling, Hotel Khansum Hotel,  Hotel Olathang, Lhaki Yangchak, Hotel Peljorling, Hotel Paro, Hotel Phunsum, Hotel Samden Norzin, Hotel Silverpine, Hotel Sonam, Hotel Yarkhel, Khangkhu Resort, Kichu Resort,  Kuenphen Hotel & Spa, Nak Sel Boutique, Li Meridian, Namsaycholing Resort, Ngayabling Resort, Nivvana Resort, Pelri Cottages, Phendey Gakhil Lodge, Nivanna Resort, Pelri Cottages, Raven's Nest, Rema Resort, Sinchula Villa, Rema Resort, Soenam Tsokhang Resort, Spirit of Bhutan Resort, Taktsang Boutique Resort & Spa, Taksang Paradise, Tashi Namgay Resort, Tashi Phuntshok, Tashiling Hotel, Tenziling Resort, Trishing Yewong Villa, Tigers Nest, Udumwara Resort, Ugen Lodge, Uma, Zhiwa Ling Hotel, etc

Some of the Hotels / Resorts at Punakha

Meri Puensum Resort, Amankora, Damchen Resort, Dhensa Boutique Resort, Do Chula Eco retreat, Drubchhu Resort, Hotel Vara, Hotel YT, Hotel Zangtho Pelri, Khuru Resort, Kingaling Hotel, Punakha Residency, Punakha Residency, Rkpo Green Resort, Uma Punakha, Village Hotel, Zhingkham Resort, etc

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