General

Itinerary

Day 1: Paro to Phuentsholing
Arrival at the Airport and drive to Phuentsholing, the gateway to Bhutan. Check-in at Hotel. Evening at leisure. Overnight at Phuentsholing.

Day 2: Phuentsholing to Thimphu
In morning breakfast at hotel and entry formalities drive to Thimphu (Alt 8979Ft / 2736M) the modern capital town of Bhutan. Check-in at Hotel. Free Evening Overnight at Thimphu.

Day 3: Full Day city tour of Thimphu. 
Visit Tashichhodzong, BBS Tower, Government Run Handicraft Emporium, National Memorial Chorten, Buddha View Point, Folk heritage, NationalTextile Museums, National Institute of Traditional Medicine (outside view) and Zoo. Free Evening Overnight at Thimphu.

Day 4: Thimphu to Trongsa, 250Kms in 8 hrs.
After breakfast drive over Dochu-la Pass (Alt 10130ft/3088M) and continue to drive till Wangduephodrang town and take a break for lunch then continue on to Trongsa across Pele-la pass (3,300m/10,830ft), the traditional boundary between east and west.  The pass is marked by a large white chorten and prayer flags. Reach Trongsa late afternoon. Overnight at Trongsa.

Day 5: Post breakfast sightseeing of Tsonga.
After breakfast, walk by Trongsa Dzong (built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1647) and climb up a steep path to visit the Ta Dzong (watchtower), dedicated to the epic hero, King Gesar of Ling. Tsonga to Bumthang, 68 Kms in 3Hrs.After lunch check out and drive over Yutong-la pass (3,400m/11,155ft) and reach Bumthang. Overnight at Bumthang

Day 6: Bumthang full day sightseeing.
After breakfast visits the village and explore the beautiful valley of Bumthang. Drive through the picturesque valley of Bumthang and visit Jambay Lhakhang Kurje Lhakhang, Tamshing Lhakhang, and Kuenshusum Lhakhang. Post lunch sightseeing, Visit Jakar Dzong, built by Minjur Tempa, the 3rd Desi in 1646 AD (Desi means temporary ruler appointed by the Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal) and drive to Member (Tsho) the burning. Overnight at Bumthang

Day 7: Bumthang to Punakha, 212Kms in 8hrs. 
After breakfast checkout and drive to Punakha(Alt 4300Ft ft/1310M).free evening.Overnight at Punakha.

Day 8: Post-Breakfast Punakha Sightseeing.
After Breakfast visit, Punakha Dzong was strategically built at the confluence of the Pho Chu (male) and Mo Chu (female) rivers by the first Shabdrung of Bhutan, Ngawang Namgyel in 1637.
Punakha to Paro, 120Kms in 4 Hrs. Check out and drive to Paro(Alt 7300 ft/2230M) En-route visitSimtokha Dzong, This dzong, built-in 1627, is the oldest in Bhutan. Evening at Leisure. Overnight at Paro.

Day 9: Full day city tour of Paro 
Visit the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong, 18 km. from Paro town on the north side of the valley, Also visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the kingdom.
Post lunch Paro sightseeing. After Lunch visit National Museum which used to be a watchtower for Paro Rimpong Dzong (Fortress). It was converted into Museum in 1968. Visit Paro Rimpong Dzong, the Dzong was built in 1646 AD. Overnight at Paro.

Day 10: Taksang Monastery (Taktsang Lhakang/Tiger Nest) excursion: 
After breakfast drive to Satsam Chorten (10 Km from Paro) and from there walk or take a pony ride (4.5 hrs Round hike) to reach the Monastery. Walkers can enjoy a rest at the Taktsang Teahouse situated at a wonderful vantage point overlooking the monastery. On clear days you can get a clear view of mount Chomolhari the sacred peak of Bhutan. Return back to Paro. Overnight at Paro.

Day 11: Paro to Phuentsholing.
After breakfast drive to Phuentsholing. Check in to the hotel and have leisure evening. Overnight at Phuentsholing.

Day 12: Phuentsholing to Paro.
After breakfast checkout from hotel and drive to the airport to board the flight.

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