07 Phuentsholing – Thimphu - Wangdue / Punakha - Paro 7 Nights / 8 days

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Summary

Summary Highlights

Highlights:

Day:1 Arrival at Railway Station / Airport transfer toPhuentsholing,

Phuentsholing,(170kms. / 5 hrs apprx.) Overnight stay at Phuentsholing.

Day:2 Phuentsholing – Thimphu (176 kms. / 6hrs apprx.) Overnight stay at   

Thimphu.

Day:3 Thimphu localsightseeing, Thimphu-Punakha/Wangdue (77 kms /3hrs

  apprx.)Overnightstay at Punakha / Wangdue.

Day:4 Gangtey (Phobjikha)(78 kms / 3 hrs apprx.)

Overnight stay at Punakha /Wangdue.

 Day:5 Punakha / Wangdue localSightseeing , Punakha / Wangdue -Paro

(140 kms / 5hrsapprx.) Evening  to leisure.Overnightstay at Paro.

Day:6 Paro localsightseeing, Overnight stay at Paro.

Day:7 Paro locasightseeing ,Overnigjht stay at Paro.

Day:8 Departure.


Overview

Itinerary Highlights

Day 1PHUENTSHOLING, India

Day 01: NJP Rly Station / IXB Airport – Phuentsholing

(Distance: 170 kms. / Driving Time: 5 hrs. / Altitude ofPhuentsholing: 293 mts.)

Meet & Greet on arrival at NJP Railway Station/ IXB Airport and transfer to Phuentsholing - The Gateway of Bhutan by Roadfrom India. It is a thriving commercial center on the northern edge of theIndian Plains.

On arrival check in at the hotel.

Overnight stay atPhuentsholing.

Day 2PHUENTSHOLING, India

Day 02: Phuentsholing – Thimphu

(Distance: 176 kms. / Driving Time: 6 hrs. / Altitude of Thimphu:2350 mts.)

After breakfast complete theimmigration formalities and transfer to Thimphu (7,710 ft.) the capital city ofBhutan. On arrival check in at the hotel.

In the evening, visit the TashichhoDzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion).

Overnightstay at Thimphu.

Day 3THIMPU, India

Day 03: Thimphu Sightseeing – Punakha / Wangdue

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

Afterbreakfast visit Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Statue), King's Memorial Chorten(Monument) & Folk Heritage Museum. Afternoon transfer to Punakha / WangduePhodrang (4,300 ft.), via Dochu-La-Pass (10,170 ft.) to view the higherHimalayas. The pass also has 108 Druk Wangyal Khangzang Chorten which isbelieved brings multi fold merit to all sentient beings and which make the passa must visit place.

On arrivalcheck in at the hotel.

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

Day05: Punakha / Wangdue Sightseeing – Paro

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

After breakfast check out from hotel with bag &baggage’s and visit the Punakha Dzong - built in 1637 by Zhabdrung NgawangNamgyal. For many years until the time of the second king, it served as theseat of the Government. The Dzong was named Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang(Palace of Great Happiness). Punakha is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpoand King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck convened the first National Assembly here in1952. After that take a short excursiontrip to visit the Chhimi Lhakhang - The Temple, also known as “The Temple ofFertility” was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley, “The Devine Mad Man”. After noondrive to Paro. On arrival check in at the hotel.

Evening is free for leisure.

Overnight stay at Paro.

Day 6PARO, India

Day 06:Paro Sightseeing

After breakfast start full day sightseeing covering Ta Dzong -National Museum with an excellent collection of Bhutanese antiquities, RinpungDzong - the administrative seat of the district of Paro. Afternoon visitDrukgyel Dzong - The Dzong was destroyed by fire in 1951 and is now preservedas heritage site & Kyichu Lhakhang - one of the oldest Buddist temples in Bhutan.

Overnight stay at Paro.

Day 7PARO, India

Day 07: Paro Sightseeing

After breakfast start full daysightseeing covering Ta Dzong - National Museum with an excellent collection ofBhutanese antiquities, Rinpung Dzong - the administrative seat of the districtof Paro. Afternoon visit Drukgyel Dzong - The Dzong was destroyed by fire in1951 and is now preserved as heritage site & Kyichu Lhakhang - one of theoldest Buddist temples in Bhutan.

Overnightstay at Paro.

Day 8PHUENTSHOLING, India

Day 08: Phuentsholing – NJP Rly Station / IXB Airport

(Distance: 170 kms. / Driving Time: 5 hrs. / Altitude ofNJP/IXB: 89 mts.)

Afterbreakfast check out from the hotel and take the departure transfer to NJPRailway Station / IXB Airport for your onward journey.

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

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