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Explore Bhutan


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Explore Bhutan
9 Days / 8 Nights
Thimpu 2N - Punakha 1N - Bumthang 2N - Wangdi 1N - Paro 2N
Tour Code : 1603
Day 1 : ArriveParo - Thimphu
Arrive in Paro. On arrival and after visa formalities and transfer to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. The rest of the day is at leisure where visitors can enjoy a relaxing walk in the valley in the evening.Overnight in Thimphu.
Day 2 : Thimphu - Sightseeing in Thimphu
Today morning proceed for capital city tour. Visit the National Memorial Chorten a stupa dedicated to the third king of Bhutan and Buddha statue, Takin Zoo where you will find national animal of Bhutan and drive down hill stop at the junction to take a glimpse of TrashichhoDzong. Proceed towards National Library and Folk Heritage Museum. Afternoon take a short walk to Handicraft Bazaar to view the traditional arts.Afternoon at leisure or take a walk to the main city from Clock tower square for shopping.Overnight in Thimphu.
Day 3 : Thimphu - Punakha via Dochula pass
Morning drive to low lands of Punakha valley touching Dochula pass 10,000 ft and on the stop at Hongtsho village. Stop at the immigration check point to stamp in your permit. You will be driving through the first mountain pass in the western part ofBhutan. You will find the 108 DrukWangyalchortens on the top of the pass where the ridges are draped in colorful prayer flags greet you. Proceed down towards Punakha through Thinleygang village and upon reaching Lobesa turn left and drive down further. Stop and take a short walk through the villages to ChimmiLhakhang. Do not miss the master's deeds painted on the walls. Afternoon visit majestic PunakhaDzong placed strategically at the junction of the Pho Chu and Mo Chu rivers. Evening at leisure.Overnight in Punakha.
Day 4 : Punakha - Bumthang via Trongsa
Today transfer to Bumthang via Wangdi&Trongsa we drive uphill towards Pela La Pass crossing the Black Mountains that divides western and central Bhutan. The roads uphill is pretty curving with sharp bends, on the way you will find rhododendron, magnolias and yaks grazing and on clear days you will find the Mt. Jumolhari standing still towards the west, at an elevation of 23,685feet. Before arriving to Trongsa you will pass by Nikkarchu Bridge and here you will find white washed stone chorten built in Nepalese style in the 18th century which lies below the road.Here you will experience something interesting as you will be approaching Trongsa where from the road you will be able to view the massive TrongsaDzong also known as "the never reaching TrongsaDzong. Overnight in Bumthang. (B,D)
Day 5 : Bumthang – sightseeing
Proceed for Bumthang sightseeing. Bumthang valley is very open and spacious which is different from other valleys in Bhutan. Morning visit JakarDzong founded by a white bird built on a ridge overlooks the valley. "Ja" means bird and "kar" means white. JampeyLhakhang is one of the 108 temples built by the Tibetan King SongtsenGampo on the same day as ParoKichuLhakhang. The temple hosts Guru Joyo Jampa the future Buddha as its main statue. Kurjey translates into "Kur" means body and "Jey "means Lhakhang. The big cypress tree is believed to be the walking stick of Guru Rimpoche. Wangdicholing Palace - built during the times of the first king's father, JigmeNamgyel was used by the first King UgyenWangchuk as his main residence. If you are a cheese and honey lover you could try the Bumthang cheese which is available and honey produced in Bumthang. Evening is at leisure. Overnight in Bumthang.
Day 6 : Bumthang - Wangdi
After breakfast drive to Wangdi valley through the same road and on the way stop and visit the famous BumthangMatha local shops near by the villages where you can find rich woolen plaid textiles dyed with natural colours and the famous Yatas, it isa thin cloth with bright pattern often made into warm jackets and scarves. Proceed further towards Trongsa and drive to Wangdi. On the way you may find interesting areas where you can stop and take some photo shots. Reach Wangdi and rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Wangdi.
Day 7 : Wangdi - Paro
Morning drive to Paro via same road and stop at Lamperi. Visit the Royal Botanical Park for 30 minutes. If you are lucky you could see red pandas, different species of birds, you can take some photo shot close to the natural lake. You could watch a short documentary about the park. Proceed to Paro via Semtokha and check in the hotel. Afternoon visit ruins of DrukgyelDzong and drive till the base of Tigers Nest. Evening at leisure.Overnight in Paro.
Day 8 : Paro - Sightseeing
Morning visit ParoDzong, the National Museum housed in a round fortress called as the Ta Dzong considered to be one of the best natural history museums in Asia where it has a fine collection of natural and historic artifacts. KyichuLhakhang the monastery dates back to 7th century and is one of the oldest and most sacred. Afternoon at leisure and evening visit the town for shopping. Overnight in Paro.
Day 9 : Paro - Hometown
Today proceed to Paro airport to board the flight for your next destination or your hometown with lots of memories to cherish for a life time.
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