Bhutan

Bhutan

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Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern edge, is a land of monasteries, fortresses (or dzongs) and dramatic topography ranging from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. In the High Himalayas, peaks such as 7,326m Jomolhari are a destination for serious trekkers. Taktsang Palphug (Tiger’s Nest) monastery, a sacred site, clings to cliffs above the forested Paro Valley.

Day Wise Plan

Day Desc
Day 1 Arrival At Paro Airport – Thimphu
On arrival at Paro Airport and after completing your Visa / Permit formalities you will be received by our Bhutan representative who will assist you in boarding your vehicle for transfer to Thimphu (2320Mts / 7656Fts, 65 Kms / 01½ to 02 Hrs), Thimphu is the capital town of Bhutan & maintains a strong national character in its architectural style. On arrival in Thimphu, Check in to the hotel. Evening free at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 2 Thimphu
After breakfast go for Thimphu sightseeing covering – Memorial Chorten - is a prominent landmark in the city with its Golden Spires and Bells. Tashichho Dzong - The Dzong houses, Main Secretariat Building which houses the Throne room of His Majesty, the King of Bhutan.The National Assembly Hall is housed in a modern building on the other side of the river from the Dzong. Changangkha Lhakhang (Monastery). Then visit the new Drupthob Goemba / Zilukha Nunnery - Perched on a promontory, overlooking picturesque Trashichho Dzong and Golf course. National library (Closed on Saturday, Sunday & National Holidays) – is a major scriptural repository and research facility dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the rich literary, cultural and religious heritage of Bhutan. Later visit the Indigenous hospital where traditional art of healing is still practiced, Institute for Zorig Chusum (Traditional Art & Craft School) (Closed on Saturday, Sunday & National Holidays & During Summer & Winter Vacations) - The art taught today in Bhutan was introduced by the Great Treasurer Discoverer Terton Pema Lingpa in the Fifteen century. Then visit Zangthopelri Lhakhang - Zangthopelri still possesses some impressive murals and art treasures and is worthy of a visit. Back to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 3 Thimphu – Wangdi
After breakfast drive to Wangdi (1350Mts / 4430Fts, 70 Kms / 03 to 3½ Hrs) is the last town on the highway before entering Central Bhutan. The drive is over Dochu La pass (3080Mts / 10102Fts) which is very scenic with fascinating view of mountains of Bhutan.Stopping briefly here to take in the view and admire the Chorten, Mani wall, and Prayer flags which decorate the highest point on the road. Visit Punakha Dzong. The Dzong is open for visitors during Punakha Festival and in summer months when the monk body moves to Thimphu. Chimi Lhakhang - situated on a hillock in the centre of the valley, is dedicated to Lama Drukpa Kuenley, who in the late 15th century used humor, songs and outrageous behavior to dramatize his teachings and due to this also known as "Divine Madman". Overnight at the Hotel in Wangdi.
Day 4 Wangdi - Gangtey Excursion – Wangdi
Today the day start early for full day excursion to Gangtey & Phobjikha Valley (3000Mts / 9845fts , 85Kms / 3 to 3½ Hrs One way ) The valley of Gangtey is one of the most beautiful spots in Bhutan. A few kilometers beyond the Gangtey Monastery, on the valley floor lie’s the Village of Phobjikha. Gangtey Goempa - Perched on a small hill that rises from the valley floor, the Gangtey Monastery is the only Nyingmapa monastery on the western side of the Black Mountain’s Gangtey valley, Bhutan and also the biggest Nyingmapa monastery in Bhutan. Back to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel. Yumesamdong (cost on your own): Yumesamdong is known as (Zero point) (15300 Ft / 4665 Mts, 24 Kms / 1.5 to 2 Hrs from Yumthang one way).Yumesamdong located beyond Yumthang. The journey from Yumthang trudges up through the rugged mountain road. The aroma of sweet fragrance of Ezilia permeates the air. Ezilia is a plant used by the inhabitant to manufacture incense sticks.
Day 5 Wangdi – Paro
After breakfast transfer to Paro (2134Mts / 7000Fts, 135 Kms / 05 Hrs,). On arrival Paro, check in to the hotel. Afternoon free at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 6 Paro
After breakfast go for Paro Sightseeing covering Drukgyel Dzong - This Dzong has a delightful village nestling at its foot, was built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to commemorate his victory over the Tibetan invaders. Historically and strategically this Dzong with stood all its glory and was featured in 1914 vide National Geographic magazine. The glory of Drukgyel Dzong remained even when it was destroyed by fire in 1951. On a clear day, one can see the commanding view of Mt Jhomolhari (7134Mts / 23400Fts) can be seen towering over the Dzong. Then proceed to visit Ta Dzong (National Museum).Now the present exhibition hall will be open throughout the week except on Weekends & Government holidays. Later visit Kyichu Lhakhang - It is one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom dating back to 7th century. Back to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 7 Paro - Onward Connection
After breakfast transfer to Paro Airport for taking onwards connection with memories of beautiful Bhutan.

Note : Final travel schedule will be ready 2 days before the departure.

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