03 Thimphu-Wangdue/Punakha-Paro 5 Nights/6 Days

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Day:1 Arrive  at Paro Airporttrancsfer to Thimphu, Paro- Thimphu, Paro to

            Thimphu (65kms/2hrs apprx.). Overnightstay at Thimphu.

Day:2 Thimphu-Punakha/Wangdue local sightseeing,Thimphu-Punakha/Wangdue

            (77kms/3hrsapprx.) evening to leisure. Overnight stay at

            Punakha/Wangdue.

Day:3 Gangtey -Phobjikha (78kms / 3 hrs apprx.)Overnight saty at

            Punakha/Wangdue.

Day:4 Visit to Royal Botanical Park,Ta Dzong ,Rinpung Dzong,Punakha/Wangdue

           (140 kms/5hrs apprx.) Overnight stayat Paro.

Day:5 Paro local sightseeing,Overnight stay at Paro.

Day:6 Departure.


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Day 1THIMPU, India

Day 01: Paro Airport – Thimphu Sightseeing

(Distance: 65 kms. / Driving Time: 2 hrs. / Altitude of Thimphu: 2350 mts.)

Meet& Greet on arrival at Paro Airport and transfer to Thimphu (7,710 ft.) thecapital city of Bhutan. On arrival check in at the hotel. Afternoon start forhalf day Thimphu sightseeing consist of KuenselPhodrang (Buddha Statue) a place for refreshing with a huge statue ofBuddha on the top of the Kuensel Phodrang, King's(National) Memorial Chorten - This Chorten was built in 1974 in a typical Tibetanstyle. It is also a center of worship for the people living in Thimphu.

Day 2PUNAKHA, India

Day 02: Thimphu – Punakha/Wangdue Sightseeing

(Distance: 77 kms. / Driving Time: 3 hrs. / Altitude of Punakha: 1310 mts.)

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”.

Eveningfree for leisure. Overnight stay will be at Punakha / Wangdue.

Day 3PUNAKHA, India

Day 03: Excursion to Gangtey (Phobjikha)

(Distance: 78 kms. One way / Driving Time: 3 hrs. / Altitude of Chele-La-Pass: 3810 mts.)

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.

Eveningreturn back. Overnight stay at Punakha / Wangdue.

Day 4PARO, India

Day 04: Punakha/Wangdue – Paro Sightseeing

(Distance: 140 kms. / Driving Time: 5 hrs. / Altitude of Paro: 2280 mts.)

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.

Eveningfree for leisure. Overnight stay at Paro.

Day 5PARO, India

Day 05: Paro Sightseeing

Afterbreakfast visit Drukgyel Dzong. Also visit famous Taktsang Monastery - called“Tiger's Nest” (2hrs hike from the base camp) & Kitchu Monastery. Overnightstay will be at Paro.

Day 6PARO, India

Day 06: Paro Airport

Afterbreakfast check out from hotel and drop at Paro Airport for your onwardjourney.

Please note: Under unavoidable circumstances itineraries may be changed or reversed, however all inclusions in the itinerary will remain same.

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