Sightseeing: Thimpu: City tour, Punakha: Wangduephodrang, Punakha Dzong| Paro – Paro valley City tour|
On arrival at Paro Airport, you will be transferred to Thimpu the capital city situated in the western central part of Bhutan. Check in at the hotel. Overnight in Thimpu.
After breakfast, visit King’s Memorial , Chang Gangkha Monastery (one of the oldest), National Zoo ,National Library & BBS Tower. Visit Folk Heritage Museum, Textile Museum, School of Arts and Crafts (also known as the painting school), National Institute of Traditional Medicine, Traditional Paper Factory. Overnight in Thimpu. (B)
After breakfast in the morning, drive to Wangduephodrang, with a stop en route for tea at Dochu La Pass (3,100 meters), where on a clear day you can get spectacular views of the Himalayas, later visit Punakha Dzong, which is noteworthy, both for being one of the most beautiful dzongs in Bhutan and also for having been built by the first Shabdrung in 1637. Also visit Chimi Lhakhang drive back to Thimphu. Overnight at the Hotel. (B)
After Breakfast, proceed to Paro, which is a historic town with many sacred sites and historical buildings scattered through the area. In addition, the Paro Valley is wide & verdant and is recognized as one of the most beautiful in all Bhutan. Check in at the hotel. Rest day at Leisure to explore the city on your own. Overnight in Paro.(B)
After Breakfast, Visit the Ta Dzong, a circular fortress that once protected this valley from the Tibetan invasion. It is now the National Museum with an excellent collection of Bhutanese antiquities. A short drive back to the Paro Rinpung Dzong which was built and consecrated in 1646 by ShabdrungNgawang Namgyal. This Dzong is also the administrative seat of the district of Paro and it also contains a state monastic community of about 200 members. Afternoon will drive up to visit Drugyel Dzong which is located upstream to the end of the paved road. While coming back from Drugyel Dzong visit ‘Tiger’s Nest’ base camp &Kitchu monastery. The evening ends with a walk through the Paro’s main shopping district. Overnight at Paro. (B)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Paro airport for your homeward journey. (B)
- Accommodation for 5 nights with breakfast,
- Meal plan – Breakfast in Standard category hotels and Breakfast with Dinner in Premium/Deluxe category hotels
- Services of a Guide
- Transfers by Non-Ac vehicles
- Airfare with taxes, Entrance fees at sightseeing places, Meals other than that mentioned in itinerary,
- Guide charges, tips, porterage, travel insurance, expenses of personal nature and services which are not part of the inclusions list.