Day 01: New Jalpaiguri Rly Station / IXB Airport - Phuentsholing (170 kms / 4 hrs)
Meet and Greet on arrival at NJP Railway Station / IXB Airport and transfer to Phuentsholing - The Gateway of Bhutan by Road from India. Phuentsholing is a thriving commercial center on the northern edge of the Indian Plains. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay will be at Phuentsholing.
After breakfast visit King's Memorial Chorten (Monument), Changangkha Monastery, National Zoo (Contains National Animal Takin), National Library, BBS Tower. Afternoon transfer to Punakha / Wangdue Phodrang (4,300 ft.), via Dochu-La-Pass (10,170 ft.). On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay will be at Punakha / Wangdue Phodrang.
After breakfast drive to Wangue Phodrang, visiting Dzong and local market. It's famous for Bamboo product, Slate and Stone carving. Drive further across Pele-La-Pass (11.120 ft.), traditional boundary between east and west Bhutan. There is an adrupt change in vegetation, with mountain forest replaced by high altitude dwarf bamboo. Stop Enroute Chendbji Chorten. Further ahead visit Trongsa Dzong - it was the seat of power over central and eastern Bhutan. Then drive further to Bumthang over the Yutong-La-Pass (11,155 ft.). On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay will be at Bumthang.
Bumthang is the general name given to combination of four valleys - Chumey, Choekhor, Tang and Ura. These valleys produced honey, cheese, apples and yathra (woolen colourful material). After breakfast visit Jambey Lhakhang, Kurje Lhakhang and Tamsing Monastery. Also visit the Jakar Dzong and Mebar Tsho (Lake of Burning Fire). Back to hotel. Overnight stay will be at Bumthang.
After breakfast check out from hotel and visit Chimi Lhakhang - The Temple of Fertility built in 15th century. Also visit Punakha Dzong, Wangdue Dzong and transfer to Paro (7,483 ft.). On arrival check in at the hotel. Evening is free for leisure. Overnight stay will be at Paro.
After breakfast start full day sightseeing covering Ta Dzong - National Museum with an excellent collection of Bhutanese antiquities. Rinpung Dzong - the administrative seat of the district of Paro. Also visit Drukgyel Dzong and Kitchu Monastery. Overnight stay will be at Paro.