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Great Bhutan Tour

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Great Bhutan Tour

Day wise Itinerary
Day 01: Jalpaiguri

On arrival at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) Bagdogra Airport (IXB) Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus (Junction) Siliguri Guest will be received by our executive who will be waiting just outside of the airport or railway station He will assist guest to board the vehicle to proceed for Phuentsholling The drive is of 165 kilometers i.e. 4 to 4 hours drive through the lush green Tea Estate of Duars On arrival at Phuentsholling Check into hotel The border of India and Bhutan, the Indian side is known as Jaigaon and the Bhutan part is called Phuentsholling Situated at an altitude of nearly 980 feet is a small settlement Night stay at Hotel at either Phuentsholling or Jaigaon.

Day 02: Thimpu

Early morning breakfast Obtain permit with assistance from our representative Proceed for Thimpu The drive is beautiful, and one can see some waterfalls along the way Thimpu is a charming city, probably the smallest capital in the world, resting in the heart of the Himalayas The skyline hardly changes as new buildings are all constructed in traditional Bhutanese style It is situated in the western central part of Bhutan It is a lively place, interesting combination of tradition and modernity Thimpu is situated at an elevation of 2350 meters 7710 feet Reach Thimpu Check into your hotel on arrival Overnight stay at hotel in Thimphu.

Day 03: Thimpu Local Sightseeing

Early morning breakfast Visit to the National Memorial Chorten built in honour of our late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk and the Dupthop Lhakhang One can visit the National Library, stocked with ancient Buddhist manuscripts, and the Painting School where traditional art is still kept alive through instructions in the art of painting Thangkas After lunch visit Traditional Medicine Institute and to Lungtenzampa Visit to the Tashichho Dzong, seat of the national government and the Central Monastic Body, including the summer residence of the Je Khenpo The Tashichho Dzong is open to visitors only in winter when the Je Khenpo and the monks move to Punakha the ancient winter capital of Bhutan Drive to Simtokha Dzong and visit the Handicrafts emporium followed by shopping for souvenirs Over night stay in Thimphu.

Day 04: Thimphu - Punakha

Early morning breakfast, drive up to Dochu-la pass (3088 meters 10130 feet) stopping briefly here to take in the view and admire the chorten, mani wall, and prayer flags which decorate the highest point on the road. If skies are clear, the following peaks can be seen from this pass (left to right): Masagang (7158 m), Tsendagang (6960 m), Terigang (7060 m), Jejegangphugang (7158 m), Kangphugang (7170 m), Zongphugang (7060 m), a table mountain that dominates the isolated region of Lunana finally Gangkar puensum, the highest peak in Bhutan at 7497 m Reach Punakha Visit to Punakha Dzong, built strategically at the junction of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers in 1637 Overnight at the hotel in Punakha.

Day 05: Punakha - Paro

Early morning breakfast Next visit Ta Dzong, once a watchtower, built to defend Rinpung Dzong during inter-valley wars of the 17th century Next walk down a hillside trail to visit Rinpung Dzong Built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal It is the office of the Dzongda (district administrative head) and Thrimpon (judge) of Paro district Check into hotel at Paro Evening free to stroll around the area Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Day 06: Paro local sightseeing

Early morning breakfast Paro has many sites for tourist to roam around Three night stay is the minimum requirement to visit all places The main tourist attractions in Paro are Nya-mey Zam or the bridge with no fish- Ta Dzong, Tameans to see watch and dzongmeans fortress Dungtse Lhankhang Drukgyel Dzong or fortress of the victorious Drukpas- Kyichu Lhakhang Kila Gompa Druk Choeding Next Rinpung Dzong or the fortress of the heap of jewels Then walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong situated at commanding height, overlooking Paro valley This Dzong is symbolic as the religious and secular centre of all affairs of the valley Late afternoon back to hotel Evening free to stroll around the local market Night stay in hotel resort in Paro

Day 07: Chele La pass

Chele la (Pass) is situated at an elevation 3988 meters is considered to be one of the highest motor able passes in Bhutan It is nearly 35 kilometers and about an hour later from Paro About an hour's drive along a thickly forested road is a botanical paradise The pass provides stunning views of the sacred mountain Jomolhari and Jichu Drake Made all the more mysterious and beautiful with its abundance of prayer flags Guest can witness the cascades of wild roses; purple and yellow primulas; and swathes of deep blue iris covering the forest floor Back to resort Guest may spend the day by shopping or simply walking through the town or relax Overnight stay in hotel resort in Paro Optional Drive on to Haa (2700 meters 8900 feet) descending all the way for another 22 kilometers nearly an hours drive to Haa The Haa Dzong view from outside is stunning One can also visit to the famous Monastery of Lhakhang Karpo (White Temple) followed by visit to Lhakhang Nagpo (Black Temple) Three hours drive back to Paro.

Day 08: Paro - Phuentsholing

After breakfast, drive to Phuentsholing en route Thimpu Phuentsholing road was built in 1962 by Dantak, the Indian Border road organization The drive on this route is very pleasant with numerous scenic spots en route Just before, arriving Phuentsholing, visit Kharbandi Goemba, the monastery built in 1967 It houses the large and attractive statues of Sakyamuni, Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and Guru Rinpoche Arrive Phuentsholling Evening free to stroll around the area Check into Hotel Overnight at the hotel in Phuentsholing.

Day 09: Jalpaiguri

Early morning breakfast or breakfast on the route Check out of the hotel and start for Phuntsho Chholing (Phuntsholing) Dooars New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) Bagdogra Airport (IXB) Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus (Junction) Siliguri One can stay in Dooars or drive directly to Airport or station Siliguri is roughly 170 kilometers and is 4 5 hours drive Forwarding journey.
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