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09 N / 10D [DRIVE IN – FLY OUT OR VICE VERSA]

Places to Visit: PHUNTSHOLING - PARO -THIMPHU - WANGDI - BUMTHANG

Duration:9 Nights / 10 Days


09 NIGHTS/10DAYS ( DRIVE IN – FLY OUT OR VICE VERSA )

 

PHUNTSHOLING (01 NTS) - PARO (02 NTS) - THIMPHU (02 NTS) - WANGDI (02 NTS)-BUMTHANG (02 NTS )

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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 Mts /7000Fts )

After breakfast d rive to Thimphu (178 KMS / 06 HRS, 2134 Mts /7000Fts ) , the modern capital of Bhutan which lies at an elevation of 2300m in a valley traversed by the Wang Chu (river). Although not what one expects from a capital city, Thimphu is a fitting and lively place. Home to civil servants, expatriates and the monk body, Thimphu maintains a strong national character in its architectural style. It is also an ideal spot for day walks. Overnight at Hotel

DAY 03 THIMPHU

After breakfast go for morning sightseeing - visit the Indigenous hospital where traditional old art of healing is still practiced, Art & Craft school, National library, Royal goldsmith workshop and Handicraft centers. Afternoon visit the Memorial chorten built in the memory of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, 15 century Changangkha monastery, Motithang mini zoo to see the rare "Takin" national animal of Bhutan and drive further down with good view of the Thimphu valley. Visit the new Drupthob nunnery temple and free time in the market. Overnight at Hotel

DAY 04 THIMPHU – WANGDI (70 KMS / 03 HRS, 1350 Mts /4430Fts )

After breakfast d rive to Wangduephodrang (70 KMS / 03 HRS, 1350 Mts /4430Fts ) via Punakha crossing the Dochula pass 3100 meters. On fine weather you will see the eastern Himalayan ranges including the highest mountain in Bhutan Mt.Gangar Punsum 7520 meters. The drive from the pass is all the way downhill dropping to the lower and warmer valleys of lobesa. Visit the Punakha Dzong which served as an old capital of Bhutan . This remarkable fortress is built between two rivers and has survived many glacial floods and fire. Every year during the month of February a procession known as the Punakha Serda takes place to commemorate the victory over the Tibetans. Proceed 45 minutes to Wangduephodrang and view the Dzong from outside and stroll around the market area. Overnight at Hotel

DAY 05 WANGDI – BHUMTHANG (197 KMS / 08 HRS, 2477 Mts /8125Fts )

After breakfast d rive to Bumthang (197 KMS / 08 HRS, 2477 Mts /8125Fts ) crossing 3 passes over 3000 meters. The route offers magnificent views of the Himalayas and beautiful landscape through scattered hamlets and forest of rhododendrons and pine.  After one and half HRS from Chendebji Chorten arrive at a small town known as Trongsa meaning new village. The town mainly consists of fresh Tibetan refugees but the most impressive of all is the Trongsa Dzong. The whole of eastern Bhutan was controlled from this fortress during the mid 17th century. Visitors are not allowed inside the building. Proceed another 2 HRS to Bumthang visiting the Chume weaving center. Overnight at Hotel

DAY 06 BHUMTHANG

After breakfast go for Bumthang sightseeing which has an individuality that charms its visitors and separates it from other regions. Comprised of four smaller valleys, the deeply spiritual region of Bumthang is shrouded in religious legend. Here tales of Guru Padmasambhava and his re-incarnation known as Tertons still linger in most nooks and corners. It is also known for its woolen material (yathra) which can be seen hung outside of houses for sale. Sightseeing - Visit the Jakar Dzong, 7 TH century Jambay Lhakhang, Kurjey monastery, Tamshing and Kunchosum monastery. This sightseeing is a round trip so it is more interesting done on foot. Overnight at Hotel

DAY 07 BHUMTHANG – WANGDI (197 KMS / 08 HRS, 1350 Mts /4430Fts ).

After breakfast d rive back to Wangduephodrang (197 KMS / 08 HRS, 1350 Mts /4430Fts ).Overnight at Hotel

DAY 08 WANGDI – PARO (150 KMS / 05 HRS, 2134 Mts /7000Fts )

After breakfast d rive to Paro (150 KMS / 05 HRS, 2134 Mts /7000Fts ) via Lobesa and a short walk through farm houses and fields to Chimme Lhakhang. This monastery was built in the 15 century and dedicated to the famous Lam Drukpa Kunley or divine mad man. He is one of the most famous saints in Bhutan and his temple is visited mostly by childless couples. Lunch at Thimphu and drive to Paro visiting the oldest building in Bhutan , the Simtokha Dzong. It now serves as a Buddhist university. Overnight at Hotel

DAY 09 PARO

After breakfast go for Paro Sightseeing - visit the ruined fortress of Drugyel dzong which still attracts visitors due to the strategic location of the fort. The fort defended the Paro valley from the Tibetan invasion from the north in the early 17th century. On clear weather Mount Chomolhari 7320 meters can be seen towering over the dzong. Proceed through the beautiful valley to the watch tower or locally known as Ta-Dzong. It was housed into the National Museum in the 1960s by the third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. The seven floors museum highlights various aspects of Bhutanese culture and history dating back to the 7th century. A short walk downhill to the Rinpung Dzong which serves as the administrative center and school for monks. Walk further down crossing the traditional bridge into Paro Town . Overnight at Hotel

DAY 10 PARO TO ONWARD CONNECTION

After breakfast transfer to the airport for departure.

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02 PAX

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03 - 06 PAX

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07 & above

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SGL Supplement

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EPSR

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MAP

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AP

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CWB

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CCWB EP BASIS

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CHILD MAP

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