Day 01 : Paro airport – Thimphu
(Distance : 65 kms / Driving Time : 2hrs / altitude of Thimphu : 2350 mts )
Meet & greet on arrival at paro airport and transfer to Thimphu ( 7,710 ft ) the
capital of Bhutan . On arrival check in at the hotel . evening explore the Thimphu
town by walk . overnight stay at Thimphu.
Day 02 : Thimphu sightseeing
After breakfast visit kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Statue) a place for refreshing with
a huge statue of Buddha on the top of the Kuensel Phodrang, National Memorial
Chorten ( Monument) & Folk Heritage Museum. Afternoon visit Sangaygang View
Point, Changangkha Monastery, Takin Preserve Centre, the national animal of
Bhutan can be seen here. In the evening visit Tashichho Dzong ( Fortress of the
Glorious Religion). Overnight stay at Thimphu.
Day 03 : Thimphu-Punakha / Wangdue Sightseeing
(Distance :77 kms./ Driving Time:3hrs./ Altitude of Punakha:1310mts.)
After breakfast drive to Punakha/ Wangdue , On the way stop at Dochu-la- Pass (3150 Mts.). to view the
higher Himalayas. Arrival at Punakha check in at hotel. After noon visit Punakha Dzong- built in the 1637
by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. For many years until the time of the second king. It served as the seat
of the Government. The Dzong was named Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang ( Palace of Great
Happiness). Punakha is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpo and King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck
convened the first National Assembly here in 1952. After that take a short and easy hike to visit the
Chhimi Lhakhang – The Temple also known as “ The Temple of Fertility” was built by Lama Drukpa
Kuenley, “ The Devine Mad Mad”. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at Punakha/Wangdue.
Day 04: Excursion to Gangtey (Phobjikha) or Punakha Sightseeing
(Excursion to Gangtey – Distance: 78 kms. One way/ Driving Time: 3 hrs.)
After breakfast, start for full day excursion trip to Gangtey (9840 ft.). Gangtey is the home of Black
Necked Crane which migrates from the arid plains of Tibet in the north. It is a beautiful valley of Bhutan.
You can also visit Gangtey Gompha. Evening return back. Overnight stay at Punakha/ Wangdue.
Alterntively, instead of going to Gangtey (Phobjikha), You also have an option spending the day in
Punakha Valley itself. After breakfast hike Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten which is about 45 Mins
easy hike to the top of the hill. It offers a breathtaking view of the Punakha Valley. Also visit Punakha
Suspension Bridge and Sangehhen Dorji Lhuendrup Nunnery. Rest of the day free for leisure. Overnight
stay at Punakha/ Wangdue.
Day 05: Punakha/Wangdur- Paro Sightseeing
(Distance : 140 kms./ Driving time 5 hrs. / Altitude of Paro: 2280 mts.)
After breakfast drive to Paro (7,483 ft.). On the way stop at Lamperi to visit Royal Botanical Park. On
arrival check in at the hotel. Afternoon visit Ta Dzong – national museum with an excellent collection of
arts , relics , religious thagkha, etc . Rinpung Dzong –meaning “fortress of the heap of jewels ”. The
dzong now serves as the administrative and judicial seat of paro . Evening free for leisure .
Day 06 : paro sightseeing
After breakfast hike to the famous takstang Monastery – called “ Tiger’s Nest “ ( 2 hrs hike from the base
camp). Later visit Drukgyel Dzong & Kyichu Monastery. Overnight stay at Paro.
Day : 07: Excursion to Chele-La- Pass
(Distance: 35 kms. One way / Driving Time:2 hrs. / Altitide of Chele-la- Pass: 3810 mts.)
After breakfast excursion trip to Chele-la- Pass – the highest motorable road in Bhutan. Enjoy the scenic
Beauty & memorable landscapes from Chele-la- Pass. Back to Paro. Rest of the day is free for leisure.
Overnight stay at Paro.
Day 08: Paro Airport
After breakfast check out from hotel and drop at Paro Airport for your onward journey.
HIKE TO TAKTSANG MONASTERY :
It is not recommended to hike to Tiger ‘s Nest ( Takstang Monastery) When you are traveling with small
kids. Roads are not like normal hiking. You have to pass through stiff stairs while going up and coming
Destination Hotels Name No of Nights Meal Plan
Thimphu Dorjee Elements/Migmar/ Bhutan Peaceful – 02 Nights MAP
Resort/ Galingkha/ Similar
Paro Hotel Olathang/ Drukchen/ Bhutan Mandala
Resort / Tashi Phuenshok/ Similar – 03 Nights MAP
Punakha/Wangdue Punatsangchhu Cottage/ Hotel Vara/
Dragon’s Nest / Similar – 02 Nights MAP
Room 2 triple bed
Journey date : 15.05.18
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