Bhutan - The Himalayan Splendor
Duration : 07 Nights / 08 Days Tour
Places Covered :Paro – Thimphu – Trongsa – Bumthang – Punakha - Paro
Day 1 :Arrival Paro
Arrive at Paro by flight.
The flight over world's highest glacial peaks is one of the most scintillating experiences. On entering Paro valley, you will see the spectacular Pa Chu (Paro river) meandering down the valley, the Paro Dzong and Ta Dzong.
On arrival, warm reception at airport and transfer to the capital city of Thimphu. Stay overnight at a hotel in Thimphu.
Day 2 : Thimphu
Full-day sightseeing in Thimphu valley.
The sights include National Library, Painting School, Traditional Medicine Institute, Textile and Folk Heritage Museum, Memorial Chorten, Trashichhodzong and Handicrafts Emporium that displays wide collection of beautifully hand-crafted products.
Stay overnight at Thimphu.
Day 3 : Thimphu – Trongsa
After breakfast, drive to Dochula pass (altitude 3050 m). Later drive to Wangduephodrang and then Tongsa across Pelela pass.
At Dochula Pass, if weather permits, you will see a range of picturesque Himalayan peaks like Masagang (7158 m), Tsendagang (6960 m), and Gangkar Puensum, the highest peak in Bhutan at an altitude of 7497 m. Wangduephodrang valley is quite a long valley. Pelela pass is the traditional boundary between the east and the west.
Arrive at Trongsa and check into the lodge.
Day 4 : Trongsa – Bumthang
After breakfast visit Trongsa Dzong and Ta Dzong. Then drive to Bumthang (3 hours). On arrival, check into the lodge.
Visit the Jambey Lhakhang, Tamshing Monastery, Jakar Dzong and Swiss Farm House. Kurje Lhakhang is a temple where saint Padmasambhava subdued a local demon and left his body imprint on a rock.
Overnight at the lodge in Bumthang.
Day 5 : Bumthang – Punakha
Explore the amazing valley of Bumthang. Later proceed to Punakha.
Have a traditional lunch at Trongsa. Before arriving at Punakha visit Wangduephodrang Dzong and the town en route. Relax and unwind after a tiresome day.
Overnight at the hotel in Punakha.
Day 6 : Punakha – Paro
Morning drive to Punakha Dzong. Post lunch, head towards Paro and visit en route traditional Bhutanese farm house.
Punakha Dzong is a massive structure built at the confluence of two rivers. It was the capital of Bhutan until 1955, and still serves as the winter residence of the monk body. This Dzong has withstood several damages from fire, earthquake and flood.
On arrival in Paro, check into the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 7 : Paro
Enjoy sightseeing in Paro valley. After lunch drive to Drukgyel Dzong and see en route Kyichu Lhakhang.
During the sightseeing tour visit the National Museum that served in the past as a watch tower, Paro Dzong - a five hundred year old fortress, Drukgyel Dzong that commemorates Bhutanese victory over the Tibetans in war of 1644, and Kyichu Lhakhang - one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom.
Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
Day 8 : Departure from Paro
After breakfast drive to the airport for a flight to your onward destination.
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