Bhutan Wonder 4

ITINERARY OVERVIEW

07 Nights – 08 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 (71.6 Kms – 1H 54Min)
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. Afternoon 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.Evening free for leisure.

Overnight: Paro.

Day 05: Paro
After breakfast start full day sightseeing covering Ta Dzong – National Museum with an excellent collection of Bhutanese antiquities,Rinpung Dzong – the administrative seat of the district of Paro.Afternoon visit Drukgyel Dzong – The Dzong was destroyed by fire in 1951 and is now preserved as heritage site & Kyichu Lhakhang – one of the oldest Buddist temples in Bhutan.

Overnight: Paro.

Day 06: Excursion to Taktshang Monastery
After breakfast visit famous Taktsang Monastery – called “Tiger’s Nest” (2 hrs hike from the base camp).

Overnight: Paro.

Day 07: Excursion to Chele-La-Pass
After breakfast excursion trip to Chele-La-Pass (13,088 ft.) – the highest motorable road in Bhutan.Enjoy the scenic beauty & memorable landscapes from Chele-La-Pass.Back to Paro.Rest of the day is free for leisure.

Overnight: Paro.

Day 08: Paro
After breakfast check out from hotel and drop at Paro Airport for your onward journey.

End of the tour with unforgotten memories.