Tour 7; Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Wangdi

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Paro

  • Meeting & assistance on arrival and transfer to Hotel
  • Evening take a stroll around Paro market and town
  • Overnight Hotel Olathang or similar, Paro

Day 2: Paro

  • Morning visit Drukgyel Dzong (Fortress/monastery), the ruined fortress from where Bhutanese repelled several invasion by Tibetan armies. On a clear day, there is splendid view of Mt. Chomolhari from the approach road to this Dzong
  • Later visit TA Dzong (National Museum) and walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong, the fortress which has a long and fascinating history
  • Evening visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom
  • Overnight Hotel Olathang or similar, Paro

Day 3: Paro-Thimphu (55km, 2hrs)

  • Morning drive to Thimphu en route visit Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress of the Kingdom which now houses the school for religious and cultural studies
  • Afternoon free for shopping and leisure
  • Overnight Hotel Motithang or similar, Thimphu

Day 4: Thimphu

  • Morning drive to BBS Tower for fascinating view of Thimphu valley and later visit mini zoo, Anim Dratshang (nunnery), National Library, Handmade Paper factory & Memorial Chorten (stupa)
  • Afternoon, as the time permits, visit to School of Arts & Crafts, Textile & Folk Heritage Museum, Zangtho Pelri Lhakhang (Temple) and Handicrafts Emporium
  • Overnight Hotel Motithang or similar, Thimphu

Day 5: Thimphu-Punakha (75 km, 2 ½ hrs)

  • Morning drive to Punakha taking a short stop at Dochula pass (3,080m) that heralds the most enchanting views of Bhutan
  • Afternoon visit Punakha Dzong and Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten
  • Evening free in Fascinating Punakha valley
  • Overnight Hotel Zangtho Pelri or similar, Punakha

Day 6: Punakha (Excursion to Wangduephodrang)

  • Morning transfer to Wangduephodrang visiting Dzong and local market. The district of Wangduephodrang is also famous for its bamboo products, slate and stone carvings
  • Overnight at Hotel Zangtho Pelri or similar, Punakha

Day 7: Punakha-Paro (125 km, 4 ½ hrs)

  • Morning transfer to paro
  • Afternoon visit to Paro market and a traditional farm house
  • Overnight Hotel Olathang or similar, Paro

Day 8: Deapart Paro

  • Morning transfer to the airport for flight to onward destination

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Tour Info

  • Duration : 7 nights/8 days
  • Places To Visit : Paro,Thimphu,Punakha,Wangdue