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.
Meet & Greet on arrival at Paro Airport and transfer to Thimphu (7,710 ft.) the capital city of Bhutan. On arrival 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 at Thimphu.
After breakfast, proceed to Dochu-la pass stop here to take in the view the chorten, mani wall, and prayer flags . If skies are clear, the following peaks can be seen from this Masagang, Tsendagang ,Terigang and finally Gangkar puensum, the highest peak in Bhutan .
Later visit to Punakha Dzong, Built strategically at the junction of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers . Damaged by four catastrophic fires and an earthquake, the Dzong has been restored by the present King.
After that go head to Wangduephodrang visiting Dzong and local market.
Return to hotel for overnight stay at Punakha.
After breakfast drive to Paro en route visit Simtokha Dzong. It is now Institute for Language and Culture Studies.
Afternoon in Paro, visit Ta Dzong, once a watchtower . The approach to the Dzong is through a traditional covered bridge called Nemi Zam.
Overnight stay at Paro.
After breakfast , proceed to valley to view the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong.
Later , visit to Taktsang Monastery, Bhutanese monasteries.
While return to Paro town visit en route Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest Buddist temples in Bhutan.
Overnight stay at Paro.
After breakfast check out from hotel and drop at Paro Airport for your onward journey.
DAY 1 Bhutan Welcomes You (Arrival in Paro | Paro to Thimphu)
DAY 2 Thimphu
DAY 3 Thimphu/ Punakha ( 75 Km, 3 hours drive)
DAY 4 Punakha / Paro (125 km, approx 4 hours drive)
DAY 5 Paro
DAY 6 Departure from Paro
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