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Bhutan Tour 5N 6D

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Day 1 : Arrive Paro by Air & transfer to Thimphu 55km, approx. 1. 1/2 hour drive

you will be arriving in Paro Airport in Bhutan. After immigration formalities and baggage collection, you will be met by our representative, and afterwards drive to Thimphu, the capital town of Bhutan with en-route stop at Chuzom, the confluence of Thimphu and Paro rivers. Three different style of stupas; Tibetan, Nepalese and Bhutanese adorn this confluence. On Arrival thimphu do check in at the hotel. Evening at leisure


Day 2 : you will be arriving in Paro Airport in Bhutan. After immigration formalities and baggage collection, you will be met by our representative, and afterwards drive to Thimphu, the capital town of Bhutan with en-route stop at Chuzom, the confluence of Thimphu and Paro rivers. Three different style of stupas; Tibetan, Nepalese and Bhutanese adorn this confluence. On Arrival thimphu do check in at the hotel. Evening at leisure

you will be arriving in Paro Airport in Bhutan. After immigration formalities and baggage collection, you will be met by our representative, and afterwards drive to Thimphu, the capital town of Bhutan with en-route stop at Chuzom, the confluence of Thimphu and Paro rivers. Three different style of stupas; Tibetan, Nepalese and Bhutanese adorn this confluence. On Arrival thimphu do check in at the hotel. Evening at leisure


Day 3 : Thimphu

Day 2 Early morning After breakfast, drive to visit Memorial Chorten. Also known as Thimphu Chorten, located at the heart of the Thimphu city and was built in 1974 to honour the third King of Bhutan, His Majesty Jigme DorjiWangchuk 1928-1972 popularly known as Father of modern Bhutan. Afterwards visit to Buddha Point KuenselPhodrang, one of the largest Buddha’s statue in the country of 169 feet 51. 5m, made of bronze and gilded in gold. Visitors can also get a good overview of the Thimphu valley from this point. Then visit Changangkha Lhakhang. This temple is located above central Thimphu, built in 12th century by Lama PhajoDrukgomShigpo on a ridge overlooking the town. Local parents traditionally come here to get auspicious names for their newborns or blessing from the protector deity ‘Tamdrin’. Later drive to upper Motithang in Thimphu to visit Takin Preserve. The Takin is the national animal of Bhutan, and looks like a cross between a cow and a goat. Legend has it that the animal was created by the great Buddhist yogi, Drukpa Kuenley, and it can be found only in Bhutan and nearby areas. Taxonomists place the animal in a category of its own as it is not similar enough to any other animal to fit established categories. 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 ZorigChusum commonly known as the Painting School where students undergo a 6-year training course in Bhutan’s 13 traditional arts and crafts, Textile Museum, which provides deep insight into Bhutan’s one of the most distinct art form, Folk Heritage Museum, dedicated to connect people with the rich Bhutanese Folk heritage and rural history through exhibits, demonstrations, educational programs and documentation of Bhutanese rural life. Conclude the day’s sightseeing with visit of Trashichhoedzong, or ‘the fortress of the glorious religion’. This is one of the most impressive buildings situated along the right flank of the Thimphu river built in 1641 by ZhabdrungNgawangNamgyel who unified Bhutan and was later reconstructed in 1962 by the third King His Majesty Jigme DorjiWangchuk. This impressive fortress/monastery houses Secretariat building, the throne room of His Majesty, the King and ious government offices. Evening at leisure in Thimphu city centre. Also explore the Local Crafts Bazaar, to browse through example of Bhutan's fine traditional arts. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu. Altitude 2, 320m
Day 4 : Thimphu

Day 2 Early morning After breakfast, drive to visit Memorial Chorten. Also known as Thimphu Chorten, located at the heart of the Thimphu city and was built in 1974 to honour the third King of Bhutan, His Majesty Jigme DorjiWangchuk 1928-1972 popularly known as Father of modern Bhutan. Afterwards visit to Buddha Point KuenselPhodrang, one of the largest Buddha’s statue in the country of 169 feet 51. 5m, made of bronze and gilded in gold. Visitors can also get a good overview of the Thimphu valley from this point. Then visit Changangkha Lhakhang. This temple is located above central Thimphu, built in 12th century by Lama PhajoDrukgomShigpo on a ridge overlooking the town. Local parents traditionally come here to get auspicious names for their newborns or blessing from the protector deity ‘Tamdrin’. Later drive to upper Motithang in Thimphu to visit Takin Preserve. The Takin is the national animal of Bhutan, and looks like a cross between a cow and a goat. Legend has it that the animal was created by the great Buddhist yogi, Drukpa Kuenley, and it can be found only in Bhutan and nearby areas. Taxonomists place the animal in a category of its own as it is not similar enough to any other animal to fit established categories. 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 ZorigChusum commonly known as the Painting School where students undergo a 6-year training course in Bhutan’s 13 traditional arts and crafts, Textile Museum, which provides deep insight into Bhutan’s one of the most distinct art form, Folk Heritage Museum, dedicated to connect people with the rich Bhutanese Folk heritage and rural history through exhibits, demonstrations, educational programs and documentation of Bhutanese rural life. Conclude the day’s sightseeing with visit of Trashichhoedzong, or ‘the fortress of the glorious religion’. This is one of the most impressive buildings situated along the right flank of the Thimphu river built in 1641 by ZhabdrungNgawangNamgyel who unified Bhutan and was later reconstructed in 1962 by the third King His Majesty Jigme DorjiWangchuk. This impressive fortress/monastery houses Secretariat building, the throne room of His Majesty, the King and ious government offices. Evening at leisure in Thimphu city centre. Also explore the Local Crafts Bazaar, to browse through example of Bhutan's fine traditional arts. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu. Altitude 2, 320m
Day 5 : Thimphu to Punakha & Wangdue 75km, approx 3 hours drive

Day 3 Early morning After breakfast, drive up to Dochu-la pass 3, 088m/ 10, 130 ft 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 7, 158m, Tsendagang 6, 960m, Terigang 7, 060m, Jejegangphugang 7, 158 m , Kangphugang 7, 170 m , Zongphugang 7, 060 m , a table mountain that dominates the isolated region of Lunana - finally Gangkarpuensum, the highest peak in Bhutan at 7, 497m. Punakha was former capital of Bhutan and seat of the Government until 1955 when the capital was moved to Thimphu. While Wangdue located towards south of Punakha is not more than an enlarged village with a few well provided shops. On arrival check into the hotel. Afternoon visit Punakha Dzong or ‘Palace of Great Happiness or Bliss, built at the junction of the Phochu and Mochu rivers in 1637 by ShabdrungNgawangNamgyal. This majestic dzong served as both the religious and the administrative center of Bhutan in the past. It measures some 600 by 240 feet and has a six-story, gold-domed tower. Inside are courtyards and religious statuary that hint at the depth of history and spiritual tradition embodied here. Your guide will illuminate your understanding of this intricate culture that is exotic, though long established here. After exploring Punakha city centre, embark on a short walking excursion to Chimi Lhakhang, located on a ridge surrounded by beautiful paddy fields. From road point, it takes about 10-15 minutes’ walk through Sobsukha village to reach the monastery. Also known as Fertility temple, it is associated with Lama Drukpa Kuenley, popularly known as ‘Divine Madman’. It is widely believed that couples who do not have children and wanting one, if they pray at this temple, they are usually blessed with a child very soon. Evening drive pass Wangdue town and its market. Overnight at the hotel in Punakha & Wangdue. Altitude 1, 300m
Day 6 : Thimphu to Punakha & Wangdue 75km, approx 3 hours drive

Day 3 Early morning After breakfast, drive up to Dochu-la pass 3, 088m/ 10, 130 ft 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 7, 158m, Tsendagang 6, 960m, Terigang 7, 060m, Jejegangphugang 7, 158 m , Kangphugang 7, 170 m , Zongphugang 7, 060 m , a table mountain that dominates the isolated region of Lunana - finally Gangkarpuensum, the highest peak in Bhutan at 7, 497m. Punakha was former capital of Bhutan and seat of the Government until 1955 when the capital was moved to Thimphu. While Wangdue located towards south of Punakha is not more than an enlarged village with a few well provided shops. On arrival check into the hotel. Afternoon visit Punakha Dzong or ‘Palace of Great Happiness or Bliss, built at the junction of the Phochu and Mochu rivers in 1637 by ShabdrungNgawangNamgyal. This majestic dzong served as both the religious and the administrative center of Bhutan in the past. It measures some 600 by 240 feet and has a six-story, gold
Hotel : Taj Tashi, Thimphu

Day 2 : you will be arriving in Paro Airport in Bhutan. After immigration formalities and baggage collection, you will be met by our representative, and afterwards drive to Thimphu, the capital town of Bhutan with en-route stop at Chuzom, the confluence of Thimphu and Paro rivers. Three different style of stupas; Tibetan, Nepalese and Bhutanese adorn this confluence. On Arrival thimphu do check in at the hotel. Evening at leisure

you will be arriving in Paro Airport in Bhutan. After immigration formalities and baggage collection, you will be met by our representative, and afterwards drive to Thimphu, the capital town of Bhutan with en-route stop at Chuzom, the confluence of Thimphu and Paro rivers. Three different style of stupas; Tibetan, Nepalese and Bhutanese adorn this confluence. On Arrival thimphu do check in at the hotel. Evening at leisure

Day 3 : Thimphu

Day 2 Early morning After breakfast, drive to visit Memorial Chorten. Also known as Thimphu Chorten, located at the heart of the Thimphu city and was built in 1974 to honour the third King of Bhutan, His Majesty Jigme DorjiWangchuk 1928-1972 popularly known as Father of modern Bhutan. Afterwards visit to Buddha Point KuenselPhodrang, one of the largest Buddha’s statue in the country of 169 feet 51. 5m, made of bronze and gilded in gold. Visitors can also get a good overview of the Thimphu valley from this point. Then visit Changangkha Lhakhang. This temple is located above central Thimphu, built in 12th century by Lama PhajoDrukgomShigpo on a ridge overlooking the town. Local parents traditionally come here to get auspicious names for their newborns or blessing from the protector deity ‘Tamdrin’. Later drive to upper Motithang in Thimphu to visit Takin Preserve. The Takin is the national animal of Bhutan, and looks like a cross between a cow and a goat. Legend has it that the animal was created by the great Buddhist yogi, Drukpa Kuenley, and it can be found only in Bhutan and nearby areas. Taxonomists place the animal in a category of its own as it is not similar enough to any other animal to fit established categories. 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 ZorigChusum commonly known as the Painting School where students undergo a 6-year training course in Bhutan’s 13 traditional arts and crafts, Textile Museum, which provides deep insight into Bhutan’s one of the most distinct art form, Folk Heritage Museum, dedicated to connect people with the rich Bhutanese Folk heritage and rural history through exhibits, demonstrations, educational programs and documentation of Bhutanese rural life. Conclude the day’s sightseeing with visit of Trashichhoedzong, or ‘the fortress of the glorious religion’. This is one of the most impressive buildings situated along the right flank of the Thimphu river built in 1641 by ZhabdrungNgawangNamgyel who unified Bhutan and was later reconstructed in 1962 by the third King His Majesty Jigme DorjiWangchuk. This impressive fortress/monastery houses Secretariat building, the throne room of His Majesty, the King and ious government offices. Evening at leisure in Thimphu city centre. Also explore the Local Crafts Bazaar, to browse through example of Bhutan's fine traditional arts. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu. Altitude 2, 320m

Day 4 : Thimphu

Day 2 Early morning After breakfast, drive to visit Memorial Chorten. Also known as Thimphu Chorten, located at the heart of the Thimphu city and was built in 1974 to honour the third King of Bhutan, His Majesty Jigme DorjiWangchuk 1928-1972 popularly known as Father of modern Bhutan. Afterwards visit to Buddha Point KuenselPhodrang, one of the largest Buddha’s statue in the country of 169 feet 51. 5m, made of bronze and gilded in gold. Visitors can also get a good overview of the Thimphu valley from this point. Then visit Changangkha Lhakhang. This temple is located above central Thimphu, built in 12th century by Lama PhajoDrukgomShigpo on a ridge overlooking the town. Local parents traditionally come here to get auspicious names for their newborns or blessing from the protector deity ‘Tamdrin’. Later drive to upper Motithang in Thimphu to visit Takin Preserve. The Takin is the national animal of Bhutan, and looks like a cross between a cow and a goat. Legend has it that the animal was created by the great Buddhist yogi, Drukpa Kuenley, and it can be found only in Bhutan and nearby areas. Taxonomists place the animal in a category of its own as it is not similar enough to any other animal to fit established categories. 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 ZorigChusum commonly known as the Painting School where students undergo a 6-year training course in Bhutan’s 13 traditional arts and crafts, Textile Museum, which provides deep insight into Bhutan’s one of the most distinct art form, Folk Heritage Museum, dedicated to connect people with the rich Bhutanese Folk heritage and rural history through exhibits, demonstrations, educational programs and documentation of Bhutanese rural life. Conclude the day’s sightseeing with visit of Trashichhoedzong, or ‘the fortress of the glorious religion’. This is one of the most impressive buildings situated along the right flank of the Thimphu river built in 1641 by ZhabdrungNgawangNamgyel who unified Bhutan and was later reconstructed in 1962 by the third King His Majesty Jigme DorjiWangchuk. This impressive fortress/monastery houses Secretariat building, the throne room of His Majesty, the King and ious government offices. Evening at leisure in Thimphu city centre. Also explore the Local Crafts Bazaar, to browse through example of Bhutan's fine traditional arts. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu. Altitude 2, 320m
Day 5 : Thimphu to Punakha & Wangdue 75km, approx 3 hours drive

Day 3 Early morning After breakfast, drive up to Dochu-la pass 3, 088m/ 10, 130 ft 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 7, 158m, Tsendagang 6, 960m, Terigang 7, 060m, Jejegangphugang 7, 158 m , Kangphugang 7, 170 m , Zongphugang 7, 060 m , a table mountain that dominates the isolated region of Lunana - finally Gangkarpuensum, the highest peak in Bhutan at 7, 497m. Punakha was former capital of Bhutan and seat of the Government until 1955 when the capital was moved t
Hotel : Taj Tashi, Thimphu

Day 2 : you will be arriving in Paro Airport in Bhutan. After immigration formalities and baggage collection, you will be met by our representative, and afterwards drive to Thimphu, the capital town of Bhutan with en-route stop at Chuzom, the confluence of Thimphu and Paro rivers. Three different style of stupas; Tibetan, Nepalese and Bhutanese adorn this confluence. On Arrival thimphu do check in at the hotel. Evening at leisure

you will be arriving in Paro Airport in Bhutan. After immigration formalities and baggage collection, you will be met by our representative, and afterwards drive to Thimphu, the capital town of Bhutan with en-route stop at Chuzom, the confluence of Thimphu and Paro rivers. Three different style of stupas; Tibetan, Nepalese and Bhutanese adorn this confluence. On Arrival thimphu do check in at the hotel. Evening at leisure

Day 3 : Thimphu

Day 2 Early morning After breakfast, drive to visit Memorial Chorten. Also known as Thimphu Chorten, located at the heart of the Thimphu city and was built in 1974 to honour the third King of Bhutan, His Majesty Jigme DorjiWangchuk 1928-1972 popularly known as Father of modern Bhutan. Afterwards visit to Buddha Point KuenselPhodrang, one of the largest Buddha’s statue in the country of 169 feet 51. 5m, made of bronze and gilded in gold. Visitors can also get a good overview of the Thimphu valley from this point. Then visit Changangkha Lhakhang. This temple is located above central Thimphu, built in 12th century by Lama PhajoDrukgomShigpo on a ridge overlooking the town. Local parents traditionally come here to get auspicious names for their newborns or blessing from the protector deity ‘Tamdrin’. Later drive to upper Motithang in Thimphu to visit Takin Preserve. The Takin is the national animal of Bhutan, and looks like a cross between a cow and a goat. Legend has it that the animal was created by the great Buddhist yogi, Drukpa Kuenley, and it can be found only in Bhutan and nearby areas. Taxonomists place the animal in a category of its own as it is not similar enough to any other animal to fit established categories. 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 ZorigChusum commonly known as the Painting School where students undergo a 6-year training course in Bhutan’s 13 traditional arts and crafts, Textile Museum, which provides deep insight into Bhutan’s one of the most distinct art form, Folk Heritage Museum, dedicated to connect people with the rich Bhutanese Folk heritage and rural history through exhibits, demonstrations, educational programs and documentation of Bhutanese rural life. Conclude the day’s sightseeing with visit of Trashichhoedzong, or ‘the fortress of the glorious religion’. This is one of the most impressive buildings situated along the right flank of the Thimphu river built in 1641 by ZhabdrungNgawangNamgyel who unified Bhutan and was later reconstructed in 1962 by the third King His Majesty Jigme DorjiWangchuk. This impressive fortress/monastery houses Secretariat building, the throne room of His Majesty, the King and ious government offices. Evening at leisure in Thimphu city centre. Also explore the Local Crafts Bazaar, to browse through example of Bhutan's fine traditional arts. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu. Altitude 2, 320m
Day 4 : Thimphu

Day 2 Early morning After breakfast, drive to visit Memorial Chorten. Also known as Thimphu Chorten, located at the heart of the Thimphu city and was built in 1974 to honour the third King of Bhutan, His Majesty Jigme DorjiWangchuk 1928-1972 popularly known as Father of modern Bhutan. Afterwards visit to Buddha Point KuenselPhodrang, one of the largest Buddha’s statue in the country of 169 feet 51. 5m, made of bronze and gilded in gold. Visitors can also get a good overview of the Thimphu valley from this point. Then visit Changangkha Lhakhang. This temple is located above central Thimphu, built in 12th century by Lama PhajoDrukgomShigpo on a ridge overlooking the town. Local parents traditionally come here to get auspicious names for their newborns or blessing from the protector deity ‘Tamdrin’. Later drive to upper Motithang in Thimphu to visit Takin Preserve. The Takin is the national animal of Bhutan, and looks like a cross between a cow and a goat. Legend has it that the animal was created by the great Buddhist yogi, Drukpa Kuenley, and it can be found only in Bhutan and nearby areas. Taxonomists place the animal in a category of its own as it is not similar enough to any other animal to fit established categories. 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 ZorigChusum commonly known as the Painting School where students undergo a 6-year training course in Bhutan’s 13 traditional arts and crafts, Textile Museum, which provides deep insight into Bhutan’s one of the most distinct art form, Folk Heritage Museum, dedicated to connect people with the rich Bhutanese Folk heritage and rural history through exhibits, demonstrations, educational programs and documentation of Bhutanese rural life. Conclude the day’s sightseeing with visit of Trashichhoedzong, or ‘the fortress of the glorious religion’. This is one of the most impressive buildings situated along the right flank of the Thimphu river built in 1641 by ZhabdrungNgawangNamgyel who unified Bhutan and was later reconstructed in 1962 by the third King His Majesty Jigme DorjiWangchuk. This impressive fortress/monastery houses Secretariat building, the throne room of His Majesty, the King and ious government offices. Evening at leisure in Thimphu city centre. Also explore the Local Crafts Bazaar, to browse through example of Bhutan's fine traditional arts. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu. Altitude 2, 320m

Day 7 :

Day 3 : Thimphu

Day 2 Early morning After breakfast, drive to visit Memorial Chorten. Also known as Thimphu Chorten, located at the heart of the Thimphu city and was built in 1974 to honour the third King of Bhutan, His Majesty Jigme DorjiWangchuk 1928-1972 popularly known as Father of modern Bhutan. Afterwards visit to Buddha Point KuenselPhodrang, one of the largest Buddha’s statue in the country of 169 feet 51. 5m, made of bronze and gilded in gold. Visitors can also get a good overview of the Thimphu valley from this point. Then visit Changangkha Lhakhang. This temple is located above central Thimphu, built in 12th century by Lama PhajoDrukgomShigpo on a ridge overlooking the town. Local parents traditionally come here to get auspicious names for their newborns or blessing from the protector deity ‘Tamdrin’. Later drive to upper Motithang in Thimphu to visit Takin Preserve. The Takin is the national animal of Bhutan, and looks like a cross between a cow and a goat. Legend has it that the animal was created by the great Buddhist yogi, Drukpa Kuenley, and it can be found only in Bhutan and nearby areas. Taxonomists place the animal in a category of its own as it is not similar enough to any other animal to fit established categories. 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 ZorigChusum commonly known as the Painting School where students undergo a 6-year training course in Bhutan’s 13 traditional arts and crafts, Textile Museum, which provides deep insight into Bhutan’s one of the most distinct art form, Folk Heritage Museum, dedicated to connect people with the rich Bhutanese Folk heritage and rural history through exhibits, demonstrations, educational programs and documentation of Bhutanese rural life. Conclude the day’s sightseeing with visit of Trashichhoedzong, or ‘the fortress of the glorious religion’. This is one of the most impressive buildings situated along the right flank of the Thimphu river built in 1641 by ZhabdrungNgawangNamgyel who unified Bhutan and was later reconstructed in 1962 by the third King His Majesty Jigme DorjiWangchuk. This impressive fortress/monastery houses Secretariat building, the throne room of His Majesty, the King and ious government offices. Evening at leisure in Thimphu city centre. Also explore the Local Crafts Bazaar, to browse through example of Bhutan's fine traditional arts. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu. Altitude 2, 320m
Day 4 : Thimphu

Day 2 Early morning After breakfast, drive to visit Memorial Chorten. Also known as Thimphu Chorten, located at the heart of the Thimphu city and was built in 1974 to honour the third King of Bhutan, His Majesty Jigme DorjiWangchuk 1928-1972 popularly known as Father of modern Bhutan. Afterwards visit to Buddha Point KuenselPhodrang, one of the largest Buddha’s statue in the country of 169 feet 51. 5m, made of bronze and gilded in gold. Visitors can also get a good overview of the Thimphu valley from this point. Then visit Changangkha Lhakhang. This temple is located above central Thimphu, built in 12th century by Lama PhajoDrukgomShigpo on a ridge overlooking the town. Local parents traditionally come here to get auspicious names for their newborns or blessing from the protector deity ‘Tamdrin’. Later drive to upper Motithang in Thimphu to visit Takin Preserve. The Takin is the national animal of Bhutan, and looks like a cross between a cow and a goat. Legend has it that the animal was created by the great Buddhist yogi, Drukpa Kuenley, and it can be found only in Bhutan and nearby areas. Taxonomists place the animal in a category of its own as it is not similar enough to any other animal to fit established categories. 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 ZorigChusum commonly known as the Painting School where students undergo a 6-year training course in Bhutan’s 13 traditional arts and crafts, Textile Museum, which provides deep insight into Bhutan’s one of the most distinct art form, Folk Heritage Museum, dedicated to connect people with the rich Bhutanese Folk heritage and rural history through exhibits, demonstrations, educational programs and documentation of Bhutanese rural life. Conclude the day’s sightseeing with visit of Trashichhoedzong, or ‘the fortress of the glorious religion’. This is one of the most impressive buildings situated along the right flank of the Thimphu river built in 1641 by ZhabdrungNgawangNamgyel who unified Bhutan and was later reconstructed in 1962 by the third King His Majesty Jigme DorjiWangchuk. This impressive fortress/monastery houses Secretariat building, the throne room of His Majesty, the King and ious government offices. Evening at leisure in Thimphu city centre. Also explore the Local Crafts Bazaar, to browse through example of Bhutan's fine traditional arts. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu. Altitude 2, 320m
Day 5 : Thimphu to Punakha & Wangdue 75km, approx 3 hours drive

Day 3 Early morning After breakfast, drive up to Dochu-la pass 3, 088m/ 10, 130 ft 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 7, 158m, Tsendagang 6, 960m, Terigang 7, 060m, Jejegangphugang 7, 158 m , Kangphugang 7, 170 m , Zongphugang 7, 060 m , a table mountain that dominates the isolated region of Lunana - finally Gangkarpuensum, the highest peak in Bhutan at 7, 497m. Punakha was former capital of Bhutan and seat of the Government until 1955 when the capital was moved to Thimphu. While Wangdue located towards south of Punakha is not more than an enlarged village with a few well provided shops. On arrival check into the hotel. Afternoon visit Punakha Dzong or ‘Palace of Great Happiness or Bliss, built at the junction of the Phochu and Mochu rivers in 1637 by ShabdrungNgawangNamgyal. This majestic dzong served as both the religious and the administrative center of Bhutan in the past. It measures some 600 by 240 feet and has a six-story, gold-domed tower. Inside are courtyards and religious statuary that hint at the depth of history and spiritual tradition embodied here. Your guide will illuminate your understanding of this intricate culture that is exotic, though long established here. After exploring Punakha city centre, embark on a short walking excursion to Chimi Lhakhang, located on a ridge surrounded by beautiful paddy fields. From road point, it takes about 10-15 minutes’ walk through Sobsukha village to reach the monastery. Also known as Fertility temple, it is associated with Lama Drukpa Kuenley, popularly known as ‘Divine Madman’. It is widely believed that couples who do not have children and wanting one, if they pray at this temple, they are usually blessed with a child very soon. Evening drive pass Wangdue town and its market. Overnight at the hotel in Punakha & Wangdue. Altitude 1, 300m
Hotel : Taj Tashi, Thimphu

Day 9 :

Day 3 : Thimphu

Day 2 Early morning After breakfast, drive to visit Memorial Chorten. Also known as Thimphu Chorten, located at the heart of the Thimphu city and was built in 1974 to honour the third King of Bhutan, His Majesty Jigme DorjiWangchuk 1928-1972 popularly known as Father of modern Bhutan. Afterwards visit to Buddha Point KuenselPhodrang, one of the largest Buddha’s statue in the country of 169 feet 51. 5m, made of bronze and gilded in gold. Visitors can also get a good overview of the Thimphu valley from this point. Then visit Changangkha Lhakhang. This temple is located above central Thimphu, built in 12th century by Lama PhajoDrukgomShigpo on a ridge overlooking the town. Local parents traditionally come here to get auspicious names for their newborns or blessing from the protector deity ‘Tamdrin’. Later drive to upper Motithang in Thimphu to visit Takin Preserve. The Takin is the national animal of Bhutan, and looks like a cross between a cow and a goat. Legend has it that the animal was created by the great Buddhist yogi, Drukpa Kuenley, and it can be found only in Bhutan and nearby areas. Taxonomists place the animal in a category of its own as it is not similar enough to any other animal to fit established categories. 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 ZorigChusum commonly known as the Painting School where students undergo a 6-year training course in Bhutan’s 13 traditional arts and crafts, Textile Museum, which provides deep insight into Bhutan’s one of the most distinct art form, Folk Heritage Museum, dedicated to connect people with the rich Bhutanese Folk heritage and rural history through exhibits, demonstrations, educational programs and documentation of Bhutanese rural life. Conclude the day’s sightseeing with visit of Trashichhoedzong, or ‘the fortress of the glorious religion’. This is one of the most impressive buildings situated along the right flank of the Thimphu river built in 1641 by ZhabdrungNgawangNamgyel who unified Bhutan and was later reconstructed in 1962 by the third King His Majesty Jigme DorjiWangchuk. This impressive fortress/monastery houses Secretariat building, the throne room of His Majesty, the King and ious government offices. Evening at leisure in Thimphu city centre. Also explore the Local Crafts Bazaar, to browse through example of Bhutan's fine traditional arts. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu. Altitude 2, 320m
Day 4 : Thimphu

Day 2 Early morning After breakfast, drive to visit Memorial Chorten. Also known as Thimphu Chorten, located at the heart of the Thimphu city and was built in 1974 to honour the third King of Bhutan, His Majesty Jigme DorjiWangchuk 1928-1972 popularly known as Father of modern Bhutan. Afterwards visit to Buddha Point KuenselPhodrang, one of the largest Buddha’s statue in the country of 169 feet 51. 5m, made of bronze and gilded in gold. Visitors can also get a good overview of the Thimphu valley from this point. Then visit Changangkha Lhakhang. This temple is located above central Thimphu, built in 12th century by Lama PhajoDrukgomShigpo on a ridge overlooking the town. Local parents traditionally come here to get auspicious names for their newborns or blessing from the protector deity ‘Tamdrin’. Later drive to upper Motithang in Thimphu to visit Takin Preserve. The Takin is the national animal of Bhutan, and looks like a cross between a cow and a goat. Legend has it that the animal was created by the great Buddhist yogi, Drukpa Kuenley, and it can be found only in Bhutan and nearby areas. Taxonomists place the animal in a category of its own as it is not similar enough to any other animal to fit established categories. 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 ZorigChusum commonly known as the Painting School where students undergo a 6-year training course in Bhutan’s 13 traditional arts and crafts, Textile Museum, which provides deep insight into Bhutan’s one of the most distinct art form, Folk Heritage Museum, dedicated to connect people with the rich Bhutanese Folk heritage and rural history through exhibits, demonstrations, educational programs and documentation of Bhutanese rural life. Conclude the day’s sightseeing with visit of Trashichhoedzong, or ‘the fortress of the glorious religion’. This is one of the most impressive buildings situated along the right flank of the Thimphu river built in 1641 by ZhabdrungNgawangNamgyel who unified Bhutan and was later reconstructed in 1962 by the third King His Majesty Jigme DorjiWangchuk. This impressive fortress/monastery houses Secretariat building, the throne room of His Majesty, the King and ious government offices. Evening at leisure in Thimphu city centre. Also explore the Local Crafts Bazaar, to browse through example of Bhutan's fine traditional arts. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu. Altitude 2, 320m
Day 5 : Thimphu to Punakha & Wangdue 75km, approx 3 hours drive

Day 3 Early morning After breakfast, drive up to Dochu-la pass 3, 088m/ 10, 130 ft 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 7, 158m, Tsendagang 6, 960m, Terigang 7, 060m, Jejegangphugang 7, 158 m , Kangphugang 7, 170 m , Zongphugang 7, 060 m , a table mountain that dominates the isolated region of Lunana - finally Gangkarpuensum, the highest peak in Bhutan at 7, 497m. Punakha was former capital of Bhutan and seat of the Government until 1955 when the capital was moved to Thimphu. While Wangdue located towards south of Punakha is not more than an enlarged village with a few well provided shops. On arrival check into the hotel. Afternoon visit Punakha Dzong or ‘Palace of Great Happiness or Bliss, built at the junction of the Phochu and Mochu rivers in 1637 by ShabdrungNgawangNamgyal. This majestic dzong served as both the religious and the administrative center of Bhutan in the past. It measures some 600 by 240 feet and has a six-story, gold-domed tower. Inside are courtyards and religious statuary that hint at the depth of history and spiritual tradition embodied here. Your guide will illuminate your understanding of this intricate culture that is exotic, though long established here. After exploring Punakha city centre, embark on a short walking excursion to Chimi Lhakhang, located on a ridge surrounded by beautiful paddy fields. From road point, it takes about 10-15 minutes’ walk through Sobsukha village to reach the monastery. Also known as Fertility temple, it is associated with Lama Drukpa Kuenley, popularly known as ‘Divine Madman’. It is widely believed that couples who do not have children and wanting one, if they pray at this temple, they are usually blessed with a child very soon. Evening drive pass Wangdue town and its market. Overnight at the hotel in Punakha & Wangdue. Altitude 1, 300m
Day 6 : Thimphu to Punakha & Wangdue 75km, approx 3 hours drive

Day 3 Early morning After breakfast, drive up to Dochu-la pass 3, 088m/ 10, 130 ft 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 7, 158m, Tsendagang 6, 960m, Terigang 7, 060m, Jejegangphugang 7, 158 m , Kangphugang 7, 170 m , Zongphugang 7, 060 m , a table mountain that dominates the isolated region of Lunana - finally Gangkarpuensum, the highest peak in Bhutan at 7, 497m. Punakha was former capital of Bhutan and seat of the Government until 1955 when the capital was moved to Thimphu. While Wangdue located towards south of Punakha is not more than an enlarged village with a few well provided shops. On arrival check into the hotel. Afternoon visit Punakha Dzong or ‘Palace of Great Happiness or Bliss, built at the junction of the Phochu and Mochu rivers in 1637 by ShabdrungNgawangNamgyal. This majestic dzong served as both the religious and the administrative center of Bhutan in the past. It measures some 600 by 240 feet and has a six-story, gold-domed tower. Inside are courtyards and religious statuary that hint at the depth of history and spiritual tradition embodied here. Your guide will illuminate your understanding of this intricate culture that is exotic, though long established here. After exploring Punakha city centre, embark on a short walking excursion to Chimi Lhakhang, located on a ridge surrounded by beautiful paddy fields. From road point, it takes about 10-15 minutes’ walk through Sobsukha village to reach the monastery. Also known as Fertility temple, it is associated with Lama Drukpa Kuenley, popularly known as ‘Divine Madman’. It is widely believed that couples who do not have children and wanting one, if they pray at this temple, they are usually blessed with a child very soon. Evening drive pass Wangdue town and its market. Overnight at the hotel in Punakha & Wangdue. Altitude 1, 300m
Hotel : Taj Tashi, Thimphu

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PlaceHotelStarDays
ThimpuhuRamada Valley/Khang Residency4 ★Day 1
ThimpuhuRamada Valley/Khang Residency4 ★Day 2
punakhaZhingkham Resort4 ★Day 3
paroTashi Namgay Resort4 ★Day 4
paroTashi Namgay Resort4 ★Day 5

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