Trip Overview

Highlights

4 Night 5 Day, Tour
 

Note:

If you use this itinerary, you should have to buy Sikkim package with Indian single entry visa and Sikkim special permit.

Things To Do

Itinerary & Map

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  • 1
    Arrival at Paro and transfer to hotel.

    The flight into Paro is a befitting introduction to the spectacular beauty of the country. After clearing customs and visa control you are met by your guide from Bhutan and drive to Paro town for lunch. After lunch visit National Museum, Ta dzong, an ancient watchtower which now houses the National Museum and visit Paro Rinpung Dzong, built in 17th century to defend the valley against Tibetan invaders. The dzong is now used as an administration centre and school for monks. Evening ends with a stroll through the main street of Paro. Dinner and overnight at hotel Olathang.

  • 2
    Paro – Thimphu

    After breakfast drive the winding road to the Drukgyal Dzong, the ruined fort, which was once defended this valley from Tibetan invasions. After visiting a typical Bhutanese Farm House of a local family for a close up view of everyday Bhutanese life; we drive to Shari to hike up (or horse ride) to the Taktsang monastery (Tiger's nest). At the view point enjoy the stunning view of the monastery, where Guru Padmasambhava landed on the back of a tigeress in the 8th century. On our way back to the hotel we visit
    Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest temple in Bhutan built in 7th century. Late afternoon depart to Thimphu, the modern capital of Bhutan. The drive will take around 1½ hour visiting Simtokha Dzong on the way. Check In at hotel and dinner will be served. Dinner and overnight at hotel Jumolhari.

  • 3
    Thimphu valley sightseeing – Punakha

    Thimphu sightseeing includes a visit to the visit National Memorial Chorten, built in honour of our late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk and also visit the Folk Heritage Museum, which is dedicated to connecting people to the Bhutanese rural past through exhibition of items and artifacts used in rural households, Textile Museum, where the art of traditional weaving is still kept alive and preserved through exhibition and has a good collection of old textiles which are rich in its color and design. Lunch will be served at a restaurant in Thimphu. After lunch visit the School of Arts and Crafts where the 13 Crafts are taught to the Young Children which was established in 1971 with two objectives in mind, a) to preserve and promote the traditional arts and crafts and b) to create more job opportunities. Later in the afternoon depart to Punakha, an ancient capital of Bhutan. Leaving Thimphu the road climbs steeply through a forest of pine and cedar, festooned with hanging lichen high up near Dochula pass (3,050 m).This pass often offers panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain ranges. After stopping for tea and the view,
    we descend along a series of hairpin bends to the fertile valley of Punakha. Check in at hotel Meri Puensum/Zangtopelri. Dinner at the hotel.

  • 4
    Punakha - Wangdue – Paro

    In the morning visit Punakha Dzong, winter seat of the Je Khenpo and the Monk Body, remarkably located between the rivers of the Mo (Female) Chu and Pho (Male) Chu. A short drive from Punakha will take you into the valley of Wangdue, one of the major towns and district headquarters of Western Bhutan where we make a stop to view the Wangdiphodrang Dzong dramatically located on the spur of a hill at the confluence of the Tsang Chu and Dang Chu rivers and then drive to Paro over the Dochola pass to Paro. Dinner and overnight at hotel Olathang.

     

  • 5
    Depart Paro - Phuentsholing (border)

    After breakfast drive to Phuentsholing which is approximately 5 hours and it covers 177 km. The drive to southern plains is through the thick forest of junipers; cider, oak, rhododendrons, magnolia and also you will find lots of species of wildlife. Lunch served   at Bunakha Tourist Restaurant. Enroute visit Kharbandi situated on a spur overlooking the Indian plains and continue your drive to Phuentsholing where your Bhutan representatives will help you with the exit formalities and drive you to the border town of Jaigaon and bid you farewell wishing further a happy journey.

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