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Itineraries

Day 1

Arrive Paro - Thimphu

On arrival at Paro airport, on a clear day the panoramic views of the Himalayas are sensational including the Everest but particularly exciting is the approach through the Bhutanese foothills and the landing, including a few steeps turns to land at the tiny airstrip of Paro International Airport. Upon arrival and completing your visa formalities, you will be receive by your country travels representative then drive to Thimphu the Capital City of Bhutan. The drive to Thimphu follows the Pa Chu River and down to its confluence with the Wang Chu River, continues your drive up valley to Thimphu. Arrival at Thimphu visit Memorial Chorten (Stupa) built in memory of the late king, Largest Buddha statue and later in the evening visit the Tashichhoe Dzong, “The fortress of the glorious religion” houses the throne room of His Majesty the King. Evening, free time in town. Overnight: Thimphu

Day 2

Thimphu-Punakha

After breakfast, drive to Punakha, the road climbs a series of zigzags over the Dochula Pass (3050 meters) with its (weather permitting) spectacular views of the snow capped drive to Punakha Eastern Himalayas, on the way you can see Semtokha Dzong (first Dzong in Bhutan) from road side, continue drive to Punakha via Dochula pass. From there gradually descend through varied forest finally emerging into the highly cultivated valley of Punakha. Visit Chimi Lhakhang (Temple) dedicated to Drukpa Kuenley, popularly known to the west as the divine mad man. You will have to walk through the paddy fields and few local farmhouses for about 20 mins to get to the temple. Visit the Punakha Dzong; this is one of the most impressive Dzong in the Country located at the confluence of the two rivers, Pho-chu and Mo-chu. Literally meaning male and Female River. Punakha was also the former Capital of Bhutan Overnight: Punakha

Day 3

Punakha - Phobjikha

After Breakfast drive to Phobjikha Valley (Gantey) about 3 hours, “the winter home of Black Neck Cranes”. Upon arrival visit the Gantey Monastery founded in the year 1613 and afternoon you can do a one hour Nature Hike and explore the beautiful valley of Phojikha.
Overnight: Gangtey

Day 4

Phobjikha - Paro

After breakfast drive to Paro. The drive will take about 6 hours over the Dochula Pass once again. Lunch at Thimphu, after lunch you may walk around the streets of Thimphu for last minute shopping before driving back to Paro.
Overnight: Paro.

Day 5

Paro

Morning visit National Museum and Rimpung Dzong , the centre of civil and religious authority in this valley. A short walk takes you to the base of the Dzong and across a traditional cantilevered, covered bridge. A short distance further is one of the innumerable archery grounds (Archery is the national sport of Bhutan). If we are lucky, we may catch a match in action. Visit Dungtse Lhakhang and visit Kyichu, the oldest temple founded in 7th century by Tibetan king Songsang Gangpo, then free time in the town.

Day 6

Paro-Hike to Tiger's Nest

Take the trail to Taktsang Monastery, one of the most sacred places for the Bhutanese in the Country. Your 3-4 hour walk through the oaken and the pine forest is rewarding with an unforgettable view of the 1000 meters below and a chance to see the unusual temple clinging to the side of the cliff. People from all over Bhutan and neighboring countries try to visit this monastery once in their live time as it is believed that one gains merit after visiting. A less strenuous pony ride to the temple is also available on extra payment. Overnight: Paro

Day 7

Departure

Morning, leave for airport for your departure flight.

Inclusion - Hotel pick-up and drop off - Bottled water - Transport by private vehicle - Private tour guide
Exclusion - Food and drinks - Gratuities (optional) - Entrance fees - Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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