Highlights of Bhutan – 6D/5N

Tour Highlights:


Paro-The Paro Dzong,Ta Dzong,National Museum,Rinpung Dzong,Kyichu Temple,Taktsang Monastery.

Thimphu-Memorable Chorten, The Textile Museum & Folk Heritage Museum, The Takin Sanctuary, the National Library, Tashichho Dzong.

Punakha-Dorchula Pass, Chimi Lhakhang, Simtokha.

Day 1 – Arrive Paro – Thimphu

Welcome to Paro. One should experience when the flight into Bhutan takes you to the great Himalayas & offers you the most scintillating scenery of the world’s highest glacial peaks. As you enter Paro valley, you will see the silvery Pa-chu (Paro river) meandering down the valley, the Paro Dzong (fortress) and the Ta Dzong. Assistance upon arrival at Paro airport and drive to Thimphu, the Capital of Bhutan. Upon arrival check in at the hotel. Rest of the time at leisure to discover the Capital on your own. Overnight at the hotel

Day 2 – Thimphu

Today after breakfast visit the Memorable Chorten dedicated to the 03rd King of Bhutan, The Textile Museum & Folk Heritage Museum that provides a fascinating insight into the Bhutanese material culture and way of life. Drive to the 15th century Changakha Lhakhang spectacularly located on the spur. The Takin Sanctuary near the lhakhang will give the visitor a chance to glance at the National animal of Bhutan, Takin. Also visit the school of Arts and Crafts and the National Library which holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist texts as well as modern academic books mainly on Himalayan culture and religion.Evening visit the;the main secretarial building which houses the throne room of His Majesty the King of Bhutan and also the head seat of Chief Abbot of Bhutan. Overnight at the hotel. (B)

Day 3 – Thimphu – Punakha

After breakfast depart for Punakha. The view over the Himalayan panoply at Dorchula Pass at 10,500 feet is one of the most spectacular sights in all Bhutan. Added is the 108 chortens (small stupas) making it a visual delight. Retrace back towards Punakha and visit Chimi Lhakhang. Take the picturised walk through the paddy field to reach the Chhimi Lhakhang, the Temple of the Devine Mad Man, Drukpa Kuenley. Further drive to Punakha, and visit the most beautiful Dzong in Bhutan built in 1637 by Shabdrung, the spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan prior to the present dynasty. It is an old capital, which still serves as the winter residence of the monk body. The first King, Ugyen Wangchuck, was crowned here in 1907. It is now the winter residence of the Central Monastic Community and administrative headquarters of Punakha district. Overnight at the hotel. (B)

Day 4 – Punakha – Paro

After breakfast we will retrace back towards Dochula Pass and Simtokha to drive towards Paro. Upon arrival check in at the hotel.Visit the National Museum which houses and impressive collection of fine arts, paintings, bronzes, textiles, jewellery and handicrafts sections as well as galleries of stamps for which the Country is very popular. Also visit the Rinpung Dzong, the Fortress of the Heap of Jewels, built in 1645 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. It is an imposing square fortress, representative of typical Dzong architecture, with a central tower and courtyards housing the administrative (Dzongkhag) and has a community of about 200 monks.A hike down the moderate slope to the cantilever bridge, one of the finest specimens in Bhutan with its shingle roof and two guard-houses at each end.Overnight at the hotel. (B)

Day 5 – Paro (Hike to Taktsang Monastery)

After breakfast drive 20 minutes to the end of the valley to Drukgyel Dzong from where one can see the towering peak of Jomolhari (7,316m, 24,003 ft). This mountain, also revered as a powerful goddess, forms the border with Tibet and provides magnificent background to the ruined Drukgyel Dzong and village.Drive to Rumthangka and have the glorious view of Taktsang. The hike is optional.On our way back, we will visit Kyichu Temple (built by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gompo in the 7th century).Rest of the time free for souvenir shopping in the small town of Paro. Overnight at the hotel. (B)

Day 6 – Paro departure

Vacation comes to an end with good memories that will last forever. (B)

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Accommodation on twin sharing basis on standard room in basic 3 star category hotel.
Transportation and sightseeing as per the itinerary only (Vehicle on point to point basis, NOT at disposal)
Rates valid for Indian Nationals only.
Rates valid till December 2015.

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Air Fare / Train Fare.
Travel Insurance.
Personal Expenses like beverages, tips, etc.
All Museum & Monument fees.
Govt. service taxes as applicable.

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