Snuggled in the folds of Eastern Himalayas, Bhutan is the only country in the world where Vajrayana Buddhism is a way of every day life and is often known as “The Last Shangri-la”. Welcome to Bhutan – the happiest place on Earth! Famous for its concept of Gross National Happiness, Bhutan is the best place to visit when you want to break away from the monotony of a hectic, stressful lifestyle. Be it the beauty of the spectacular Himalayas and wide landscapes dotted with rice-fields or the magnificent architecture of age-old monasteries and houses, Bhutan is a treat for your eyes, mind, body and soul.
The two main cities are Thimphu, the capital city and Paro, the city with only international airport in the country. The other important city is Phuentsholing which is an Indo-Bhutan border town and is one of the entry point to Bhutan by surface from India.
(Distance: 65 kms. / Driving Time: 2 hrs. / Altitude of Thimphu: 2350 mts.)
Arrival at Paro Airport and transfer to Thimphu the capital city of Bhutan. Check in at the hotel. Evening explore the Thimpu town by walk. Overnight stay at Thimphu.
After breakfast visit Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Statue)& Folk Heritage Museum.
After lunch, visit King’s Memorial Chorten (Monument ), murmuring mantras and spinning their prayer wheels.
Then, visit the government-run Handicrafts Emporium and local crafts shops, Here you can buy hand-woven textiles.
Evening visit Trashichhoedzong,Later , Return to hotel for overnight stay atThimphu.
(Distance: 77 kms. / Driving Time: 3 hrs. / Altitude of Punakha: 1310 mts.)
After breakfast drive to Punakha / Wangdue, On the way Stop at Dochu-La-Pass . Arrival at Punakha check in at hotel. In afternoon visit the Punakha Dzong – For many years until the time of the second king, it served as the seat of the Government. The Dzong was named Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang (Palace of Great Happiness). Punakha is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpo and King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck convened the first National Assembly here in 1952. After that take a short excursion trip to visit the Chhimi Lhakhang – The Temple, also known as “The Temple of Fertility” was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley, “The Devine Mad Man”. After noon drive to Paro. On arrival check in at the hotel. Evening is free for leisure. Overnight stay at Paro.
(Distance: 212 kms. / Driving Time: 8 hrs. / Altitude of Bumthang: 2600 mts.)
After breakfast check out from hotel and drive to Trongsa across Pele-La-Pass traditional boundary between east & west Bhutan. Stop Enroute Chendbji Chorten. Then visit Trongsa Dzong – It was seat of power over central & eastern Bhutan , Ta Dzong – An ancient watch tower. Then proceed to Bumthang over the Yutong-La-Pass , visit the Yathra Weaving Factory – It is the most famous textile product of Bumthang , check in at the hotel , overnight stay at Bumthang.
After having breakfast, visit Jakar Dzong: Literally meaning the Castle of White Bird , Lamey Goemba: , Jambay Lhakhang , Chakhar Lhakhang , Kurjey Lhakhang , then visit Tamshing Lhakhang: Literally meaning the Temple of the good message, Membarstho.
In evening ends visit a local handloom weaving house. After that return to hotel for overnight stay at Bumthang.
(Distance: 212 kms. / Driving Time: 8 hrs. / Altitude of Punakha: 1310 mts.)
After breakfast proceed to Punakha. Reach Punakha . Arrival check in at hotel. Overnight stay at Punakha/Wangdue.
(Distance: 140 kms. / Driving Time: 5 hrs. / Altitude of Paro: 2280 mts.)
After breakfast proceed to Paro 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. On arrival check in at the hotel. Afternoon visit Ta Dzong – National Museum with an excellent collection of arts, relics, religious thangkha, etc. Rinpung Dzong – Meaning “fortress of the heap of jewels”. The dzong now serves as the administrative and judicial seat of Paro. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at Paro.
After breakfast visit Ta Dzong – National Museum with an excellent collection of Bhutanese antiquities, Rinpung Dzong – the administrative seat of the district of Paro. Afternoon visit Drukgyel Dzong – The Dzong was destroyed by fire in 1951 and is now preserved as heritage site & Kyichu Lhakhang – one of the oldest Buddist temples in Bhutan. Overnight stay at Paro.
(Distance: 35 kms. One way / Driving Time: 2 hrs. / Altitude of Chele-La-Pass: 3810 mts.)
After having yummy breakfast , get ready for trip to Chele-La-Pass – the highest motorable road in Bhutan. Admire the beauty & landscapes from Chele-La-Pass. return to hotel . Rest of the day is at leisure for you . Overnight stay at hotel in paro.
After breakfast check out from hotel and drop at Paro Airport for your onward journey.
DAY 1 Paro Airport – Thimphu
DAY 2 Thimphu Sightseeing
DAY 3 Thimphu – Punakha/Wangdue Sightseeing
DAY 4 Punakha – Bumthang
DAY 5 Bumthang Sightseeing
DAY 6 Bumthang – Punakha / Wangdue
DAY 7 Punakha/Wangdue – Paro Sightseeing
DAY 8 Paro Sightseeing
DAY 9 Excursion to Chele-La-Pass
DAY 10 Paro Airport
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