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Day 01: Arrive Paro & transfer to ThimphuArrive in Paro and meet our representative. Take a break for lunch and then carry out sightseeing program at Paro visiting the famous places like Rinpung Dzong and Ta Dzong. Later drive towards Thimphu.Day 02: Thimphu to PunakhaEarly in the morning after breakfast, sightseeing around Thimphu and drive towards the Punakha crossing the famous Dochula Pass (3050m) which provides the spectacular view of majestic mountains. On way also pay visit to Chimmi Lhakhang.Day 03: Punakha to Gangtey Today drive to Gangtey via Wangdue. After Wangdue is a drive up a winding mountain road through oak and rhododendron forest, and over a high pass down into the Phobjikha valley, surely one of the loveliest high altitude valleys in Bhutan. Phobjikha is one of Bhutan’s few glacial valleys, and chosen winter home of black-necked cranes, migrating from the Tibetan plateau.
Day 04: Gangtey - BumthangToday, we drive 5 hours to Bumthang valley. The road climbs rapidly through a series of hairpins out of Trongsa and there are great views back to the Dzong and out across the valley. After passing through cultivated fields for a while, the trail re-enters the forest and reach the Yotong La (3400m). Descending to a low point of 2650m at a village called Chumey; the scenery is once again totally different as the route enters the wide-open Bumthang valleys. It takes about an hour to get to the roadside at Chumey, the first of the four valleys in Bumthang. Day 06: In Bumthang - SightseeingAfter breakfast visit Jambay Lhakang along with Kurjey Lhakang. Later cross the suspension bridge and visit the Tamshing Lhakang. Afterwards, visit Swiss farm along with homeopathic hospital, the cheese factory and the castle of "White Bird".Day 06: Bumthang – Gangtey After breakfast, re-trace the same route back towards Gangtey and the road journey today is bit longer with 8 hours of drive. Upon arrival at Gangtey, check-in hotel. Day 07: Gangtey - Paro After breakfast, drive back to Paro cross Dochula pass which is about 5 hours drive. PM: Stroll around the streets of Paro. Day 08: In Paro - Hike to Taktsang Monastery 'Tiger's Nest'After breakfast drive towards the base camp of Taktsang for the hike up to the Taktsang Monastery-Tiger's Nest which takes about two hours. The Monastery offers the spectacular view of Paro valley. While returning back visit the Kyichu Lhakhang.Day 09: DepartureAfter breakfast, transfer to the airport to catch the onward flight. Bid farewell to the remote and legendary Dragon Kingdom disappearing again behind its guardian mountains.
Day 01: Arrival in Paro (2250m) and transfer to Thimphu (2350m)
Arrive at Paro flying over the world’s highest mountains where our representative greets you and takes you to Paro for lunch. After the delicious lunch drive towards Thimphu and carry out the sightseeing program guided by the professional Bhutanese guide. Pay visit to Buddha Point which provides the stunning view of Thimphu city and pay visit to Takin Compound, the home to Bhutan’s national animal, Takin. Also pay visit to some famous places of Thimphu including Tashi Choe Dzong, Folk Heritage Museum, and Centenary Farmers Market and also view the new authentic craft bazaar. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Thimphu to Punakha (1310m)
Early in the morning after breakfast drive towards Punakha crossing over Dochula Pass (3140m) for about 1 & half hours. Dochula offers the spectacular view of eastern Himalayas in the clear weather. The road then descends through varied forest and then reaches the highly cultivated valley of Punakha. On the way take a short hike through beautiful rice fields to Chimmi Lhakhang, a temple dedicated to Drukpa Kuenly, also known as “the Divine Madman”. Later in the afternoon visit the beautiful Punakha Dzong located at the confluence of the Pho-chu and Mo-chu river. In the evening drive to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Punakha to Paro (2250m)
After early breakfast, drive from Punakha to Paro re-crossing Dochula Pass and stop at Thimphu for lunch. Then drive further for Paro and visit the Rinpung Dzong which continues its age-old function as the seat of the district administration, district court and the monastic body. Later drive for the hotel at Paro. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04: Paro - Hike to Taktsang Monastery
Early in the morning after breakfast drive towards the base camp of Taktsang and then commence the hike up to the Taktsang Monastery-Tiger’s Nest. The hike continues for about two hours and reach cafeteria which offers the spectacular view of monastery, where Guru padmasambhava landed on the back of a tigress in 8th century. Pay visit to Taktsang Monastery which provides the mesmerizing view of Paro Valley. Afterwards, hike back to the road point then drive to Kyichu Lakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines in Bhutan. Also visit Rinpung Dzong which continues its age-old function as the seat of the district administration, district court and the monastic body. Later drive back to Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 05 : Departure
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to catch the onward flight. Bid farewell to the remote and legendary Dragon Kingdom disappearing again behind its guardian mountains.