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Bhutan Itinerary 6 NIGHTS/7 DAYS 1

Day wise Itinerary

Day 1 : Paro, bhutan
The flight into Bhutan takes you close to the great Himalayas, offering dazzling scenic views of some of the world’s highest glacial peaks. As you enter Paro valley, you will sweep past forested hills with the silvery Pa Chu (Paro river) meandering down the valley below. Paro Dzong (fortress) and Ta Dzong (watchtower) on the hills above the town will be a fine sight. Our representative will receive you and will drive to Thimphu with sightseeing along the way. Drive towards the capital city, Thimphu. Stop at Tachoggang and visit the temple and the bridge built by handmade iron chain. Visit National Memorial Chorten: The building of this landmark was envisaged by the third king, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, as a monument to world peace and prosperity. Completed in 1974 after his untimely death, it is both a memorial to the Late King (”the father of modern Bhutan “) and a monument to world peace. The paintings and statues inside the monument provide a deep insight into Buddhist philosophy. Evening visit Tashichho Dzong the impressive fortress which houses the secretariat building, the throne room of His Majesty the King and various government offices. It is also the summer residence of the Chief Abbot and central monk body. Witness the Flag lowering ceremony before you enter the Dzong. Overnight at Hotel in Thimphu. Please note all the above itinerary may not be possible if the flight arrival is after 13:00 hours
Day 2 : Thimphu, bhutan
Drive to Kuenselphodrang where world’s tallest Buddha Statue (169 feet) sits overlooking the Thimphu Valley. Enjoy the spectacular view of Thimphu city. Drive upward towards BBS tower to view the Thimphu city opposite to Kuenselphodrang. Royal Textile Academy. Folk Heritage Museum. General Post Office where you can make a postage stamp with your own picture which can be posted within Bhutan. Traditional handmade paper factory. Evening free for shopping. Overnight at your hotel in Thimphu
Day 3 : Punakha, bhutan
Drive up to Dochu-la pass (3,088m/10,130ft) stopping briefly here to take in the view and admire the 108 chortens, mani wall, and prayer flags which decorate the highest point on the road. If skies are clear, the high Himalayan peaks towards the north east will be revealed in all their glory. On a clear day, the following peaks can be seen from this pass (left to right): Masagang (7,158m), Tsendegang (6,960m), Terigang (7,060m), Jejegangphugang (7,158m), Kangphugang (7,170m), Zongaphugang (7,060m) a table mountain that dominates the isolated region of Lunana, and finally, Gangkar Puensum, the highest peak in Bhutan at 7,497m. Hike to Chemi Lhakhang through a nice walk along the rice field and through farm houses. The temple was built by Lama Nawang Chogyel in 1499 after the site was blessed by Drukpa Kunley , the divine madman. The monastery is the repository of the original wooden symbol of phallus that Kunley brought from Tibet. And today it has become a popular temple where barren women come to pray for a child. The temple is popularly known as the Fertility Temple. Later try a hand on white water rafting if interested or Drive to Nunnery viewpoint to enjoy the views of Punakha and Wangdue valleys. Overnight at your hotel in Punakha.
Day 4 : Punakha sightseeing, drive to gangtey ( 3 hrs )
In morning Visit Punakha Dzong, a massive structure built at the junction of two rivers. Punakha was Bhutan’s capital until 1955 and Punakha Dzong still serves as the winter residence of the central monk body. Bhutan’s first king, Ugyen Wangchuck, was crowned here in 1907. The fortress has withstood damage from fire, earthquake and flood over the centuries. The latest flood, in October, 1994, caused great damage to the fortress but miraculously spared its most holy statue. Pho Chhu Suspension Bridge - The 160 metres Pho Chhu Suspension Bridge is known for the longest suspension bridge in Bhutan, which gives you spectacular views of Punakha Dzong and the Pho Chhu Valley. After lunch drive to Gangtey valley Gangtey(Phobjikha Valley): The valley is popular for its scenic splendor and cultural uniqueness.. Phobjikha is well known as the winter home of the Black-Necked Cranes (Grus Nigricollis), that migrate from the Tibetan plateau. The birds can be observed from early November to end of March. Overlooking the valley is the Gangtey Goenpa. You may reach Gangtey in the evening. On the first day you can just relax and enjoy the scenic beauty and the tranquility of Gang tey valley. In the evening you can choose to take natural herbal hot stone bath( Cost about USD 20) which has all the healing properties. Overnight at your Hotel in Gangtey.
Day 5 : Gangtey-paro (200 km/ 7 hours)
In the morning visit Gangtey Goenpa : is the main seat of the Pema Lingpa tradition which was established in 1613 by Gangteng Sangngak Choling.It overlooks the Phobjikha Valley. Drive back to Paro. Hoist prayer flags, light butter lamp, do incense offering and if interested GANGTEY VALLEY EXPLORATION The most beautiful and shortest of the existing nature trails in Bhutan. The trail hike starts from the Mani (like Chhorten) stone wall to the north of the Gangtey Gonpa and ends in Khewa Lhakhang. The hike takes about 1hr 30minutes through the pine forest and small bamboo plants. You can see the Phobjkha valley so beautifully from this hike. It is one of the best hike places for the Nature lovers. During the winter months, we can see the endangered species of birds – Black Neck Cranes. Drive back to Paro Evening free or can visit the Paro town with a street of typical Bhutanese traditional buildings. Overnight at Hotel at Paro.
Day 6 : Paro taktshang hike (4-6 hours)
Hike to Taktshang Monastery, one of the holiest and the most beautiful sites of Bhutan.  Taktshang, the tiger’s lair, acquires its name from the legend of its foundation, when in the 8th Century Guru Rimpoche, widely revered as the second Buddha, arrived from Tibet flying across the mountains on the back of a tigress. Visit Kyichu Lhakhang, built in the 7th century by the Tibetan king, Songtsen Gampo. Visit to Ta Dzong, which in the past served as watchtower for Paro Dzong and now houses the National Museum. Paro Dzong (Rinpung Dzong) built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. Evening free or can visit the Paro town with a street of typical Bhutanese traditional buildings or can try a hand on archery . Overnight at Hotel.
Day 7 : Paro taktshang hike
Paro Dzong (Rinpung Dzong) built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. Evening free or can visit the Paro town with a street of typical Bhutanese traditional buildings or can try a hand on archery . Overnight at Hotel.
Day 8 : Paro, bhutan
End of your travel to Bhutan. Our team will drive you to the Airport and bid farewell.







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