Tour 9; Paro, Thimphu, Trongsa, Bumthang, Punakha

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-Trongsa (200 km, 6 hrs)

  • Morning drive to Trongsa taking a short stop at Dochula pass (3,080m) that heralds the most enchanting views of Bhutan
  • Drive further via Wangduephodrang town visiting here Dzong and local market. Further en route cross Pelela pass (3,300m) pass.
  • In the evening, visit to Trongsa Dzong and Ta Dzong (watch tower)
  • Overnight Sherubling Lodge or similar, Trongsa.

Day 6: Trongsa-Bumthang (68 km, 3 hours)

  • Early morning transfer to Bumthang. On the way stop at Zungney village to look at production of Yathra cloths
  • Afternoon visit Jampa Lhakhang, Kurjey Lhakhang, Chakhar Lhakhang and the Wangdichholing palace near the hotel
  • Overnight hotel Wangdichholing or similar, Bumthang

Day 7: Bumthang

  • Explore fascinating Bumthang valley visiting Swiss farm house (walk or hike around), Tamshing Lhakhang, Konchogsum Lhakhang and Jakar Dzong.
  • Overnight Hotel Wangdichholing or similar, Bumthang.

Day 8: Bumthang to Punakha (205 km, 7 hrs)

  • Morning transfer to Punakha
  • Later sightseeing of Punakha Dzong and town
  • Overnight hotel Zangtho Pelri or similar, Punakha

Day 9: Punakha

  • Day at leisure in beautiful Punakha valley
  • Overnight at Hotel Zangtho Pelri or similar, Punakha

Day 10: 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 11: Deapart Paro

  • Morning transfer to the airport for flight to onward destination

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Tour Info

  • Duration : 10 nights/11 days
  • Places To Visit : Paro,Thimphu,Trongsa,Bumthang,Punakha