Bhutan Memories

ITINERARY OVERVIEW

05 Nights – 06 Days

 

Day 01: Paro – Thimphu (50.8 Kms – 1H 19Min)
Meet & Greet on arrival at Paro Airport and transfer to Thimphu (7,710 ft.) the capital city of Bhutan.On arrival check in at the hotel.Afternoon start for half day Thimphu sightseeing consist of Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Statue) a place for refreshing with a huge statue of Buddha on the top of the Kuensel Phodrang, King’s (National) Memorial Chorten – This Chorten was built in 1974 in a typical Tibetan style.It is also a center of worship for the people living in Thimphu. Tashichho Dzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion) – The Dzong is the seat of the national government and the Central Monastic Body,including the summer residence of the Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot of Bhutan) at present.& Folk Heritage Museum.

Overnight: Thimphu.

Day 02: Thimphu – Dochu – La – Pass – Punakha/Wangdue (101 Kms – 2H 57Min)
After breakfast drive to Punakha/Wangdue on the way Stop at Dochu-La-Pass (3150 mts.).to view the higher Himalayas.Arrival at Punakha check in at hotel. After noon visit Punakha Dzong – built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.For many years until the time of the second king,it served as the seat of the Government.The Dzong was named Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang (Palace of Great Happiness).Punakha is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpo and King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck convened the first National Assembly here in 1952.After that take a short excursion trip to visit the Chhimi Lhakhang – The Temple,also known as “The Temple of Fertility” was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley, “The Devine Mad Man”. Evening free for leisure.

Overnight: Punakha/Wangdue.

Day 03: Excursion to Gangtey (Phobjikha)
After breakfast start for full day excursion trip to Gangtey (9,840 ft.).Gangtey is the home of Black Necked Crane which migrates from the arid plains of Tibet in the north.It is a beautiful valley of Bhutan.You can also visit Gangtey Gompha.Evening return back.

Overnight: Punakha/Wangdue.

Day 04: Punakha/Wangdue – Paro (113 Kms – 2H 52Min)
After breakfast drive to Paro (7,483 ft.).On the way stop at Lamperi to visit Royal Botanical Park – The park contains a rich biodiversity of flora and fauna and features a huge species of plants and animals including endangered species.On arrival check in at the hotel.Afternoon visit Ta Dzong – National Museum with an excellent collection of arts,relics,religious thangkha,etc.Rinpung Dzong – Meaning “fortress of the heap of jewels”.The dzong now serves as the administrative and judicial seat of Paro.Evening free for leisure.

Overnight: Paro.

Day 05: Paro
After breakfast visit Drukgyel Dzong.Also visit famous Taktsang Monastery – called “Tiger’s Nest” (2hrs hike from the base camp) & Kitchu Monastery.

Overnight: Paro.

Day 06: Paro
After breakfast check out from hotel and drop at Paro Airport for your onward journey.

End of the tour with unforgotten memories.