Places to Visit: PHUNTSHOLING -THIMPHU - WANGDI - PARO
Duration:6 Nights / 7 Days
|06 NIGHTS/ 07DAYS ( DRIVE IN DRIVE OUT )|
PHUNTSHOLING (02 NTS) - THIMPHU (01 NTS) - WANGDI (01 NTS) - PARO (02 NTS)
DAY 01: ARRIVAL AT PHUNTSHOLING (298 Mts / 977Fts )
Meet & Greet upon arrival at Phuntsholing (298 Mts / 977Fts ) , a small town at the Indo-Bhutan border. Overnight at Hotel
DAY 02: PHUNTSHOLING THIMPHU (178 KMS /06 HRS, 2134 Mt/7000Fts )
After breakfast d rive to Thimphu (178 KMS /06 HRS, 2134 Mt/7000Fts ) , the capital of Bhutan , lies at an elevation of 2300m. Visitors can enjoy relaxing walk in the valley at evening. Overnight at Hotel
DAY 03: THIMPHU WANGDI (70 KMS / 03 HRS, 1350 Mts / 4430Fts )
After breakfast go for h alf day Thimphu sightseeing visit Memorial Chorten - the Stupa built in 1974 in the memory of late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. The paintings and images inside the monument provide a rare sight into Buddhist philosophy. Also visit Mothinthang zoo and Viewpoint. Afternoon drive to Wangdiphodrang (70 KMS / 03 HRS, 1350 Mts / 4430Fts ) , the last town on the highway before entering central Bhutan . The drive over Dochu La pass is very scenic with fascinating view of mountains of Bhutan . Overnight at Hotel
DAY 04: WANGDI (PUNAKHA) PARO (150 KMS / 05 HRS, 2134 Mts / 7000Fts )
After breakfast leave for Punakha, the valley, which lies amidst snow-capped mountain peaks, served as capital of Bhutan until 1955. The Punakha Dzong built at the confluence of the Po and Mo Chu rivers in the 17 th Century by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. The Dzong houses sacred artifacts and the embalmed body of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. Drive to Paro (150 KMS / 05 HRS, 2134 Mts / 7000Fts ) . Overnight at Hotel
DAY 05: PARO
After breakfast go for h alf day Paro sightseeing visit Drukyel Dzong, the historical fortress built in 1647 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel to commemorate his victory over Tibetan invaders. Also visit Ta Dzong, which was built in 1651 as a watch tower. Since 1951 the Dzong has been re-established as the National museum and holds fascinating collections of art and religious Thankha paintings. Overnight at Hotel
DAY 06: PARO PHUNTSHOLING (176 KMS / 06 HRS, 298 Mts / 977Fts )
After breakfast d rive to Phuntsholing (176 KMS / 06 HRS, 298 Mts / 977Fts ) Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 07: PHUNTSHOLING - ONWARD CONNECTION
After breakfast d rive to Bagdogra / NJP for onward journey.
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