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DURATION : 6 Nights / 7 Days

DESTINATIONS : Paro - Thimphu - Punakha - Bumthang - Paro

Tour Highlights

Destinations Places to visit
Thimphu Memorial Chorten and Buddha Viewpoint
Punakha Punakha Dzong, Mochu and Khuruthang valley
Bumthang Chokhor valley
Paro National Museum, Paro Valley, Tiger Nest Temple and Drukgyal Dzong

Short Description

Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom on the Himalaya's eastern edge, is known for its monasteries, fortresses (or dzongs) and dramatic landscapes that range from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. In the High Himalayas, peaks such as 7,326m Jomolhari are popular trekking destinations. Paro Taktsang monastery (also known as Tiger’s Nest) clings to cliffs above the forested Paro Valley.

Detailed Itinerary

 
Day 1: Arrival at Paro

Fly to Paro, Transfer to Thimphu (2.3km – 3 hours). Arrival at Paro at different times & since this is the first day of the tour, there are no other activities planned except for arrival at Paro and transfer to your hotel. The tiny town of Paro is bursting with color and tradition overlooked by a dramatic dzong. Fields cover most of the valley floor while hamlets and isolated farms dot the countryside - the houses here are considered to be among the most beautiful in the country. Paro is believed to be one of the first valleys to have received the imprint of Buddhism.

Day 2: Thimphu

Today your visit at Thimphu where you see a curved building, the white walls had wooden windows sticking out of the walls. This place has admirable architecture and fantastic history.

Day 3: Thimphu Sightseeing

This day sightseeing tour includes the Tag Dzong and watches tower for Rinpung Dzong. You can see the Trashichho dzong houses the secretariat, throne room, and offices of the King of Bhutan.

Day 4: Drive to Punakha

Punakha Dzong is the winter residence of Bhutan’s spiritual leader, the Head Abbot, and the Central Monastic Body. The Dzong is built between two rivers known as "Phochu" (Male River) and "Mochu" (Female River). It takes almost four hours to drive between the windswept town of Wangdue and Trongsa. Here you visit Eastern Himalayas where you enjoy kayaking or rafting in the clean and clear waters of Pho Chhu River. You experience Kayaking and Rafting in class-3 rapids.

Day 5: Punakha - Bumthang

After early breakfast, set off on the road to Jakar. Here at this beautiful place and you will see the 'castle of the white bird'. At this tour, you will see its picturesque location overlooking the Chokhor valley.

Day 6: Bumthang - Paro

Drive back to Paro for nearby sightseeing. There is the ruins of Drugyal Dzong, a site of great historical significance. It was from this fortress that the Bhutanese repelled many Tibetan invasions. The name means the victorious Bhutanese. It offers a magnificent vista of Mount Chomolhari, "Mountain of Goddess" (7329 m). After that visit secluded wooded mixture of the Ugyen Pelri Palace was built by the Paro penlop, Tshering Penjor. You will see the five square chortens that were built in memory of the first king of Bhutan, Ugyen Wangchuck.
Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 7: Departure from Paro

Transfer to airport. Fly back to home.

Inclusions / Exclusions

The Price Includes:

  • Accommodation in  Double Room as per the hotels chosen by guest.
  • Assistance on Arrival and Departure Transfer.
  • Transportation in an Air-Conditioned Car with driver.
  • English Speaking Local Guide as per the Tour Program.
  • Everyday Bottled Water Per Person, Per Day
  • All Fuel, parking, toll, state taxes & driver allowances of the Car.
  • Govt. Service Tax 4.5%.

The Price Excludes:

  • Any meals except mentioned in the column prices includes.
  • Any Monument Entrance Fees.
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as tips beverages, laundry, telephone calls, photography and video fees, etc.
  • Any new taxes / fees imposed by the Government.

Route Map

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