06 Thimphu - Wangdue / Punakha - Paro 7 Nights / 8 days

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Summary

Summary Highlights

 Highlights:

Day:1 Arrival at Paro Airport and transfer to Thimphu,Paro Airport – Thimphu

( 65 kms  / 2 hrs apprx.) Overnight stay atThimphu.

Day:2 Thimphu localsightseeing, Overnight stay at Thimphu.

Day:3 Thimphu – Punakha/Wangduelocal Sightseeing(77 kms / 3 hrs apprx.)  

Evening to leisure, Overnight stay will be atPunakha / Wangdue.

Day:4 Gangtey (Phobjikha)(78 kms / 3 hrs apprx.)full daytrip to Gangtey Gompha.

Overnight stay will be at Punakha /Wangdue.

Day:5 Punakha/Wangdue – Paro local Sightseeing(140 kms / 5 hrs apprx.)  

Evening to leisure, Overnight stay at Paro.

Day:6 Paro localsightseeing,Overnight stay at Paro.

Day:7 Chele-La-Pass(35 kms  / 2 hrs apprx.)  Overnight stay at Paro.

Day:8 Departure.


Overview

Itinerary Highlights

Day 1PARO, India

Day 01: Paro Airport – Thimphu

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

Meet & Greet on arrival at Paro Airport andtransfer to Thimphu (7,710 ft.) the capital city of Bhutan. On arrival check inat the hotel.

Evening explore the Thimpu town by walk.

Overnight stay atThimphu.

Day 2THIMPU, India

Day 02: Thimphu Sightseeing

After breakfast visit KuenselPhodrang (Buddha Statue) a place for refreshing with a huge statue of Buddha onthe top of the Kuensel Phodrang, National Memorial Chorten (Monument) &Folk Heritage Museum. Afternoon visit Sangaygang View Point, ChangangkhaMonastery, Taking Preserve Centre, The talking national animal of Bhutan can beseen here Tashichho Dzong (Fortress ofthe Glorious Religion).

Overnightstay at Thimphu.

Day 3THIMPU, India

Day 03: Thimphu – Punakha/Wangdue Sightseeing

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

Afterbreakfast drive to Punakha / Wangdue, On the way Stop at Dochu-La-Pass (3150mts.). 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 theGovernment. The Dzong was named Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang (Palace of GreatHappiness). Punakha is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpo and King JigmeDorji Wangchuck convened the first National Assembly here in 1952. After that take a short excursion trip tovisit the Chhimi Lhakhang - The Temple, also known as “The Temple of Fertility”was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley, “The Devine Mad Man”.

Evening freefor leisure.

Overnight stay will be atPunakha / Wangdue.

Day 4PUNAKHA, India

Day 04: Excursion toGangtey (Phobjikha)

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

Afterbreakfast, start for full day excursion trip to Gangtey (9,840 ft.). Gangtey isthe home of Black Necked Crane which migrates from the arid plains of Tibet inthe north. It is a beautiful valley of Bhutan. You can also visit GangteyGompha.

Eveningreturn back

Overnight stay at Punakha /Wangdue.

Day 5PUNAKHA, India

Day 05: Punakha/Wangdue– Paro Sightseeing

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

After breakfast drive to Paro (7,483 ft.). On the waystop at Lamperi to visit Royal Botanical Park - The park contains a richbiodiversity of flora and fauna and features a huge species of plants andanimals including endangered species. On arrival check in at the hotel.Afternoon visit Ta Dzong - National Museum with an excellent collection ofarts, relics, religious thangkha, etc. Rinpung Dzong - Meaning "fortress of the heap of jewels". The dzong nowserves as the administrative and judicial seat of Paro.

Evening free for leisure.

Overnight stay at Paro.

Day 6PARO, India

Day 06:Paro Sightseeing

After breakfast visit Drukgyel Dzong. Also visit famousTaktsang Monastery - called “Tiger's Nest” (2hrs hike from the base camp) &Kitchu Monastery.

Overnight stay will be atParo.

Day 7PARO, India

Day 07: Excursion to Chele-La-Pass

(Distance: 35 kms. One way / Driving Time: 2 hrs. /Altitude of Chele-La-Pass: 3810 mts.)

After breakfast excursion trip toChele-La-Pass (13,088 ft.) – the highest motorable road in Bhutan. Enjoy thescenic beauty & memorable landscapes from Chele-La-Pass. Back to Paro.

Rest of the day is free for leisure.

Overnightstay at Paro.

Day 8PARO, India

Day 08: 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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