Posted Date : 2022-10-23

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Day 01: IXB Airport – Phuentsholing
(Distance: 170 kms. / Driving Time: 5 hrs./ Altitude of Phuentsholing: 293 mts.)

Meet & greet on arrival at IXB Airport and transfer to Phuentsholing - The Gateway of Bhutan by Road
from India. It is a thriving commercial center on the northern edge of the Indian Plains. On arrival check
in at the hotel. Evening leisure time on your own. Overnight stay at Phuentsholing.

Day 02: Phuentsholing – Thimphu
(Distance: 176 kms. / Driving Time: 6 hrs./ Altitude of Thimphu: 2350 mts.)

After breakfast complete the immigration formalities and transfer to Thimphu (7,710 ft.) the capital city
of Bhutan. On arrival check in at the hotel. In the evening, visit theTashichho Dzong (Fortress of the
Glorious Religion),
Overnight stay at Thimphu

Day 03:Thimphu Sightseeing
After breakfast, drive to visit Memorial Chorten
Afterwards visit to Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodrang). Later drive to upper Motithang in Thimphu to visit
Takin Preserve.
Also visit SIMPLY BHUTAN, you can try your hand at Archery, sip traditional Butter Tea
"SUJA", taste locally brewed Hooch “ARA”; or even try a sumptuous Traditional Bhutanese
Then visit Changangkha Lhakhang.
Later drive to upper Motithang in Thimphu to visit Takin Preserve.
Post lunch, sightseeing in Thimphu valley including visit to the following:
The National Library, housing an extensive collection of priceless Buddhist manuscripts; The Institute for
Zorig Chusum (commonly known as the Painting School; Textile Museum, which provides deep insight
into Bhutan’s one of the most distinct art form, Folk Heritage Museum,
Overnight stay at Thimphu.

Day 04:Thimphu -Punakha
(Distance: 176 kms. / Driving Time: 6 hrs./ Altitude of Thimphu: 2350 mts.

After breakfast, drive up to Dochu-la pass (3,088m/ 10,130 ft) Drive to Punakha.
Short walking excursion to Chimi Lhakhang, Also known as Fertility temple, Also visit the popular
SUSPENSION BRIDGE. Visit Punakha Dzong and appreciate the marvelous Bhutanese architecture.
You can also go for a White River Rafting for an adrenaline Rush.
Overnight at the hotel in Punakha & Wangdue. (Altitude 1,300m).

Day 05: Punakha

After breakfast embark on a beautiful hike that takes one to the regal Khamsum Yuelley Namgel
Chorten(approx 2 hours round trip walk), which was built to remove negative forces and promote peace,
stability and harmony in the changing world. The Chorten dominates the upper Punakha Valley with
commanding views across the Mo Chhu and up towards the mountainous peaks of Gasa and beyond.
Post lunch, visit to Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang (Nunnery). Perched on a ridge amid pine trees
and overlooking valleys of Punakha and Wangdu gleams Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup temple. It houses
a14-foot main bronze statue of Avalokiteshvara and of Guru Padsambhava, Gautam Buddha, Zhabdrung
Ngawang Namgyal, Tsela Namsum, the 21 Taras and Tsepamay (Buddha of longevity). The temple
complex also houses a permanent higher learning and meditation center for nuns where, apart from
religious training, it provides life skill training such as tailoring, embroidery, statue making and thangkha
Then drive on to Talo village. The beautiful village of Talo (alt. 2,800m) which is scattered along the hill
slopes, known for its cleanliness and hygiene among Punakha villages. The beautiful farm houses of the
village have its own flower gardens and on the hill slope corns and sweet peas are grown in abundance.
Also visit Talo Sangnacholing, built on a plateau and has majestic view of surrounding villages.
Overnight at the hotel in Punakha & Wangdue. (Altitude 1,300m)

Day Excursion to Phobjikha Valley:
After Breakfast drive to Gangtey through dramatic landscapes of terraced farmland, deep river valleys
and precariously perched farmhouses. The valley of Gangtey is one of the most beautiful and unspoiled
places in Bhutan. The surprise of finding such a wide, flat valley without any trees after the hard climb
through dense forests is augmented by an impression of vast space, and is an extremely rare experience
in Bhutan where most of the valleys are tightly enclosed. A few kilometers beyond the Gangtey
Monastery, on the valley floor lies the village of Phobjikha.
Afternoon visit, Gangtey Gompa (monastery), perched on a ridge overlooking the valley. It is directed by
Gangtey Tulku, the ninth reincarnation (a “Tulku” is a reincarnate) of Pema Lingpa—a famous Buddhist
saint and teacher.
Then explore Phobjikha Valley, one of the most beautiful glacial valleys in the Himalayas and the winter
place for the endangered Black Necked Cranes. Travelling November through February shall give you the
rare opportunity to see the black necked cranes.
Overnight at the hotel in Punakha/Wangdue. (Altitude 1,300m

Day 06: Punakha – Paro
(Distance: 140 kms. / Driving Time: 5 hrs./ Altitude of Paro: 2280 mts.)

After breakfast drive back to Paro descending back down from Dochu La, follow the way back up the
dramatic Wang Chhu and Paro Chhu river valleys, before crossing through Paro town towards the north
end of the valley.
En route visit Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress of the country constructed by Zhabdrung Ngawang
Namgyel in 1629. The name Simtokha literally means ‘Atop a Demon’ and the legend associated with
the dzong’s construction tells us that it was built in order to subdue an evil spirit that was harassing
travelers in the region.
Later in the day after checking into hotel, proceed to visit Ta Dzong, originally built as Watchtower,
which now houses National Museum. The extensive collection includes antique thangkha paintings,
textiles, weapons & armour, household objects and a rich assortment of natural and historic artifacts.
Then walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong, meaning (“fortress of the heap of jewels”), which has
along and fascinating history. Along the wooden galleries lining the inner courtyard are fine wall
paintings illustrating Buddhist lore such as four friends, the old man of long life, the wheel of life, scenes
from the life of Milarepa, Mount. Sumeru and other cosmic Mandala.
Evening take a stroll around interesting city centre of Paro .
Overnight at the hotel in Paro. (Altitude 2,280m)

Day 07: Paro Sightseeing (Tiger’s nest Hike)

After breakfast visit Drukgyel Dzong. Also visit famous Taktsang Monastery - called “Tiger's Nest” (2hrs
hike from the base camp) & Kitchu Monastery.
Overnight at hotel Paro.

Day 08:Paro- Phuentsholing –IXB Airport ((Distance: 350 kms. / Driving Time: 10 hrs. Approx)

After early breakfast at the hotel, drive to the Bagdogra airport for flight to your onward destination.
Our representative will help you with exit formalities and then bid you farewell.