Discover Bhutan Tour
Duration : 4 Nights / 5 Days
Destination Covered : Thimphu, Paro
Tour Themes : Hill Stations & Valleys
Price : On Request
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Paro to Thimphu (Arrival)
On your drive of one hour to Thimphu from Paro, visit Tachogang Lhakhang, built by great Thangthong Gyalpo. Driving along the banks of Pachhu and Wangchhu less than hour you will reach capital city of Bhutan. Visit Memorial Chorten built in memory of the Third King, the Father of Modern Bhutan. Visit Trashichodzong, the Throne Room and the seat of the Chief Abbot of the Central Monastic Body. Visit Takin Enclosure to have the view of Takin, the National Animal of Bhutan. Drive to Sangaygang and have the panoramic view of Thimphu town in its entirety. In the evening, you may walk freely in the town. Overnight in the Hotel in Thimphu!
Thimphu to Punakha
Around 3hrs drive from the capital eastward will reach you to Punakha, the former capital of the Country via Dochhula Pass at 3, 100m. At Dochhula, stop for a while at have a glance of the 108 Chortens and the spectacular views of the Himalayan Ranges right in-front of you if weather is clear. Passing through the temperate forests will take you to Mesina. After short drive towards Punakha, make a 1 hr walk through the village of Sopsokha leading up to Chime Lhakhang and coming back for the lunch. The Fertility Temple founded by Lam Drukpa Kuenley, known popularly as the ‘CHIMI LHAKHAG’. After hike Continue driving to Punakha, you will reach Khuruthang, the main town of Punakha. 3 km from here will take you to Punakha Dzong, the former capital of the country. Built in 1637, at the Confluence of Mochhu (female) and Phochhu (male), the Dzong is the Winter Residence of the Central Monastic Body. Overnight in Punakha!
Punakha to Wangdue phodrang and to Paro
After breakfast, start your journey to Wangdue Phodrang. On your way, you will stop at Richengang, a small village in Wangdue. Explore and get the feeling of Bhutanese rural life. Proceed to Wangdue Phodrang Dzong. The Dzong is under reconstruction after major fire in 2012 razed it to the ground. Get around the Bajo town, the fast burgeoning town and stop for lunch there. Make short trips in and around the town and head back to Paro for the night hold. Overnight in paro!
Paro/ local sightseeing
Hiking the trails to Taktsang, the Tiger’s Nest is a whole new experience. This magical monastery hangs to vertical granite cliff 3000 ft. above the valley floor. Legend says that Guru Padmasambhava flew here from Khengpajong in Lhuentse on the back of a tigress to meditate in the cave. The tigress was actually his favorite consort and a disciple, Yeshe Tsogyel, whom he transformed to a flying tigress for the purpose of this journey. The hike to Taktsang Monastery takes about 4 hours. From the Monastery and the adjacent area, one will have a beautiful view of the Paro valley. After descending from the Monastery, Taktsang Cafeteria is a perfect place for rest and lunch. After lunch or if you have time you will visit Paro Dzong, Kichu Lhakhag, National museum and scroll around the town. O/N Hotel at Paro
After breakfast, our transport team will deliver you to the Airport and you will bid goodbye to Bhutan!
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