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Tour Duration : 9 Nights and 10 Days
Destination Covered : Paro (04 NTS)-Thimphu (01 NTS) - Wangdi (02 NTS)-Bumthang ( 02 NTS )

ITINERARY-09 NIGHTS / 10 DAYS (FLYIN - FLY OUT)

PARO(04 NTS)-THIMPHU (01 NTS) - WANGDI (02 NTS)-BUMTHANG ( 02 NTS )

 

DAY01        ARRIVALAT PARO  (5 KMS /15 MIN,2134Mts / 7000Fts)   

Arrive Paro by Druk air the only nationalcarrier.The flight offers you beautiful view of mountains and landscapes. Onarrival (5 KMS / 15 MIN, 2134Mts / 7000Fts) and after visaformalities you will be received byour executive. Afternoon / Evening time atleisure. Overnight at Hotel

 

DAY02       PARO         

Afterbreakfast go for Paro Sightseeing - visitthe ruined fortress of Drugyel dzong whichstill attracts visitors due to thestrategic location of the fort. The fortdefended the Paro valley from theTibetan invasion from the north in the early17th century. On clear weatherMount Chomolhari 7320 meters can be seentowering over the dzong. Proceedthrough the beautiful valley to the watchtower or locally known as Ta-Dzong. Itwas housed into the National Museum inthe 1960s by the third King Jigme DorjiWangchuck. The seven floors museumhighlights various aspects of Bhutaneseculture and history dating back to the7th century.  A short walk downhilltothe Rinpung Dzong which serves as the administrative center and schoolformonks.  Walk further down crossing thetraditional bridge into ParoTown. Overnight at Hotel

 

DAY03        PARO– THIMPHU   (65 KMS / 02 HRS, 2134Mts /7000Fts)        

Afterbreakfast go for morning sightseeing- visit the Indigenous hospital where traditional old art of healingisstill practiced, Art & Craft school, National library, Royalgoldsmithworkshop and Handicraft centers. Afternoon visit the Memorial chortenbuilt inthe memory of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, 15 centuryChangangkhamonastery, Motithang mini zoo to see the rare "Takin"national animalof Bhutan and drive further down with good view of the Thimphuvalley (65 KMS / 02 HRS, 2134Mts / 7000Fts)Visit the new Drupthobnunnerytemple and free time in the market. Overnight at Hotel

 

DAY04        THIMPHU– PUNAKHA – WANGDI (70 KMS/ 03 HRS, 1350Mts/4430Fts) 

Afterbreakfast drive 3 HRS to Wangduephodrang viaPunakha (70 KMS / 03 HRS, 1350Mts/4430Fts) crossing the Dochula pass 3100 meters.On fine weather you will see theeastern Himalayan ranges including the highestmountain in Bhutan Mt.GangarPunsum 7520 meters. The drive from the pass is allthe way downhill dropping tothe lower and warmer valleys of lobesa. Visit thePunakha Dzong which served asan old capital of Bhutan. This remarkable fortressis built between two riversand has survived many glacial floods and fire. Everyyear during the month ofFebruary a procession known as the Punakha Serda takesplace to commemorate thevictory over the Tibetans. Proceed 45 minutes toWangduephodrang and view theDzong from outside and stroll around the marketarea. Overnight at Hotel. 

 

DAY05        WANGDI–BUMTHANG      (197 KMS / 08 HRS, 2477Mts/8125Fts)

Afterbreakfast drive almost (197 KMS / 08 HRS,2477Mts /8125Fts) crossing 3 passes over 3000 meters. The routeoffersmagnificent views of the Himalayas and beautiful landscape throughscatteredhamlets and forest of rhododendrons and pine.  After one andhalf HRS fromChendebji Chorten arrive at a small town known as Trongsameaning newvillage. The town mainly consists of fresh Tibetan refugees but themostimpressive of all is the Trongsa Dzong. The whole of eastern Bhutan wascontrolled from this fortress during the mid 17th century. Visitors are notallowedinside the building. Proceed another 2 HRS to Bumthang visiting theChumeweaving center. Overnight at Hotel

 

DAY06        BUMTHANG     

Afterbreakfast sightseeing of Bumthang whichlies at a altitude 2600m has anindividuality that charms its visitors andseparates it from other regions.Comprised of four smaller valleys, the deeplyspiritual region of Bumthang isshrouded in religious legend. Here tales of GuruPadmasambhava and hisre-incarnation known as Tertons still linger in most nooksand corners. It isalso known for its woolen material (yathra) which can be seenhung outside ofhouses for sale. Sightseeing - Visit the Jakar Dzong, 7thcentury JambayLhakhang, Kurjey monastery, Tamshing and Kunchosum monastery.This sightseeingis a round trip so it is more interesting done on foot.Overnight at Hotel

 

DAY07        BUMTHANG–WANGDI     

Afterbreakfast drive to Wangduephodrang (197 KMS /08 HRS, 1350Mts /4430Fts) back to Wangduephodrang. Overnight at Hotel

 

DAY08        WANGDI– THIMPHU –PARO       (150 KMS / 05 HRS,2134Mts /7000Fts)             Afterbreakfast drive to Paro (150 KMS / 05 HRS/2134Mts / 7000Fts) via Lobesa and ashort walk through farm housesand fields to Chimme Lhakhang. This monasterywas built in the 15 century anddedicated to the famous Lam Drukpa Kunley ordivine mad man. He is one of themost famous saints in Bhutan and his temple isvisited mostly by childlesscouples. Lunch at Thimphu and drive to Paro visiting the oldest buildinginBhutan, the Simtokha Dzong. It now serves as a Buddhist university. Overnight at Hotel

 

DAY09        PARO 

Afterbreakfast go for day hike to Taktsangmonastery. Horses can be arranged with an extracost.  The hike which isall the wayuphill takes about 3 /4 HRS through villages and pine forests. Themonasteryclings to a huge granite cliff 800 meters from the Paro valley. It is believedthatthe great saint Padmasambhava came in the 7th century on a flying tigressandmeditated in a cave for 3 months. The demons were subdued who were tryingtostop the spread of Buddhism and converted the Paro valley into Buddhism.Duringthe end of the 17 century a monastery was built on the spot where thesaintmediated and it is a pilgrimage site for every Bhutanese to visit once intheirlife time. Stroll back to Resort. Evening at leisure. Overnight at Hotel

 

DAY10        PARO TO ONWARDCONNECTION       

After breakfast transfer to airport for departure.



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