(Thimphu 1N – Wangdue / Punakha 1N – Paro 2N)
Day 01: Paro Airport – Thimphu Sightseeing
(Distance: 65 kms. / Driving Time: 2 hrs. / Altitude of Thimphu: 2350 mts.)
Arrive at the airport paro transfer to Thimphu (7,710 ft.) the capital city of Bhutan. On arrival check in at the hotel. Afternoon start for half day Thimphu sightseeing consist of KuenselPhodrang (Buddha Statue) a place for refreshing with a huge statue of Buddha on the top of the KuenselPhodrang, King’s (National) Memorial Chorten – This Chorten was built in 1974 in a typical Tibetan style. It is also a center of worship for the people living in Thimphu.TashichhoDzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion) – The Dzong is the seat of the national government and the Central Monastic Body, including the summer residence of the Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot of Bhutan) at present. &Folk Heritage Museum. Evening will be free for leisure activities and shopping. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02: Thimphu – Punakha/Wangdue – Sightseeing
(Distance: 77 kms. / Driving Time: 3 hrs. / Altitude of Punakha: 1310 mts.)
That day after breakfast at the hotel get drive to Punakha / Wangdue, On the way Stop at Dochu-La-Pass (3150 mts.). to view the higher Himalayas. Arrival at Punakha check in at hotel. After noon visit PunakhaDzong – built in 1637 by ZhabdrungNgawangNamgyal. For many years until the time of the second king, it served as the seat of the Government. The Dzong was named DrukPungthangDechenPhodrang (Palace of Great Happiness). Punakha is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpo and King JigmeDorjiWangchuck convened the first National Assembly here in 1952. After that take a short excursion trip to visit the ChhimiLhakhang – The Temple, also known as “The Temple of Fertility” was built by Lama DrukpaKuenley, “The Devine Mad Man”. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay will be at Punakha / Wangdue.
Day 03: Punakha/ Wangdue – Paro Sightseeing
(Distance: 140 kms. / Driving Time: 5 hrs. / Altitude of Paro: 2280 mts.)
That day after breakfast at the hotel get drive to Paro (7,483 ft.). On the way stop at Lamperi to visit Royal Botanical Park -The park contains a rich biodiversity of flora and fauna and features a huge species of plants and animals including endangered species. On arrival check in at the hotel. Afternoon visit Ta Dzong – National Museum with an excellent collection of arts, relics, religious thangkha, etc. RinpungDzong – Meaning “fortress of the heap of jewels”. The dzong now serves as the administrative and judicial seat of Paro. Evening will be free for leisure activities and shopping. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 04: Paro Sightseeing
That day after breakfast at the hotel get drive to City tour Paro in visit Drukgyel Dzong. Also visit famous Taktsang Monastery – called “Tiger’s Nest” (2hrs hike from the base camp) &Kitchu Monastery. Evening will be free for leisure activities and shopping. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 05: Paro Airport
This day after Breakfast you will be taken for that and in the evening/afternoon as per your flight schedule get driven to the Paro airport for boarding flight to your onward destination with sweet memories from Bhutan.