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Bhutan Escape
Thimphu - Wangdue - Paro
Bhutan Escape
Places Covering : Thimphu - Wangdue - Paro

It is known as the “Last Shangri-La”: a small mountainous paradise steeped in tradition. Long isolated from the world, Bhutan tourism has been allowed for less than 40 years, and the country remains a sparklingly pristine land virtually untouched by the outside world. Set in peaceful seclusion amidst the mighty Himalayas, this cloud-caressing kingdom’s scenery is reason enough to visit: the snow-capped peaks, verdant rice paddies and crystalline streams leave those lucky enough to visit in awe.

ITINERARY
DAY 1
  • Paro Airport – Thimphu

    Meet & Greet on arrival at Paro Airport and transfer to Thimphu (7,710 ft.) the capital city of Bhutan. On arrival check in at the hotel. Evening explore the Thimpu town by walk. Overnight stay at Thimphu.

DAY 2
  • Breakfast
    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, Taking Preserve Centre, The talking national animal of Bhutan can be seen here Tashichho Dzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion). Overnight stay at Thimphu.

DAY 3
  • Breakfast
    Thimphu – Punakha / Wangdue Sightseeing

    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 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 excursion trip to visit the Chhimi Lhakhang - The Temple, also known as “The Temple of Fertility” was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley, “The Devine Mad Man”. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay will be at Punakha / Wangdue.

DAY 4
  • Breakfast
    Punakha / Wangdue – Paro Sightseeing

    After breakfast drive to Paro (7,483 ft.). On the way stop at Lamperi to visit Royal Botanical Park - The park contains a rich biodiversity of flora and fauna and features a huge species of plants and animals including endangered species. On arrival check in at the hotel. Afternoon visit Ta Dzong - National Museum with an excellent collection of arts, relics, religious thangkha, 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. Overnight stay at Paro.

DAY 5
  • Breakfast
    Paro Sightseeing

    After breakfast visit Drukgyel Dzong. Also visit famous Taktsang Monastery - called “Tiger's Nest” (2hrs hike from the base camp) & Kitchu Monastery. Overnight stay will be at Paro.

DAY 6
  • Breakfast
    Paro Airport Drop

    After breakfast check out from hotel and drop at Paro Airport for your onward journey.