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06 NIGHTS / 07 DAYS BHUTAN TOUR PHUENTSHOLING, THIMPHU, PUNAKHA & PARO

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06 NIGHTS / 07 DAYS BHUTAN TOUR PHUENTSHOLING, THIMPHU, PUNAKHA & PARO

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A tour of Bhutan covering Phuentsholing, Thimphu, Punakha, and Paro offers a rich tapestry of cultural, historical, and natural highlights These highlights showcase the diverse facets of Bhutan, including its ancient monasteries, fortresses, natural beauty, and the unique blend of tradition and modernity. The tour provides a comprehensive exploration of Bhutan’s cultural and spiritual heritage against the backdrop of its stunning landscapes.

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Day 1

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ARRIVE BAGDOGRA BY AIR & TRANSFER TO PHUENTSHOLING (180 KMS / 05 – 06 HRS DRIVE)

On arrival at Bagdogra airport, you will be met & transferred to Phuentsholing followed by immigration process.

 

Phuentsholing is the gateway to the South, Phuentsholing is a thriving commercial centre on the northern edge of the Indian plains. Situated directly at the base of the Himalayan foothills, it is a fascinating mixture of Indian and Bhutanese, a perfect example of mingling of people and their culture.

 

Later visit Kharbandi Goemba, founded in 1967 by Royal Grand Mother, Ashi Phuntsho Choedron and situated at the altitude of 400m, this beautiful monastery contains paintings on the life of Buddha, statues of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and Guru Rinpoche. From the monastery garden there is a fascinating view of Phuentsholing town and surrounding plains.

 

Overnight at the hotel in Phuentsholing

Day 2

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PHUENTSHOLING – THIMPHU (180 KMS / 06 – 07 HRS DRIVE)

After early breakfast; check out from the hotel & drive to Thimphu enroute stop at Chuzom, the confluence of Thimphu and Paro rivers. Three different style of stupas; Tibetan, Nepalese and Bhutanese adorn this confluence.

 

On arrival in Thimphu, check into the hotel. The capital town of Bhutan and the centre of Government, religion and commerce, Thimphu is a unique city with unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient traditions. With the population of about 90,000 it is perhaps still the world’s only capital city without a traffic light.

 

King’s Memorial Chorten continuously circumambulated by people, murmuring mantras and spinning their prayer wheels. Construction of this landmark was the idea of Bhutan’s third king, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuk (“the father of modern Bhutan”) who has wished to erect monument to world peace and prosperity. Completed in 1974 after his untimely death, it serves both as a memorial to the Late King and as a monument to peace.

 

Later visit to Trashichhoedzong: This impressive fortress/monastery houses Secretariat building, the throne room of His Majesty, the King and various government offices. It is also the summer residence of Chief Abbot and central monk body.

 

Evening an exploratory walk around Thimphu Main Street and market area. Also visit the Local Crafts Bazaar, to browse through example of Bhutan’s fine traditional arts. Here you can buy hand-woven textiles, Thangkha paintings, masks, ceramics, slate and wood carvings, jewellery, interesting items made from local materials.

 

Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu (Altitude 2400m).

Day 3

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THIMPHU – PUNAKHA -THIMPHU(75 KMS / 03 HRS DRIVE)

After breakfast at hotel, visit to Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodrang). Located at a short drive from Thimphu city centre, visitors can get a good overview of the Thimphu valley from the Buddha point (KuenselPhodrang). You can pay your obeisance and offer prayers to the Buddha, the largest statue in the country and then walk around and take a glimpse of the valley.

 

Later drive to Punakha across Dochula pass (3O8Om). In Bhutan, the passes are marked by a large Bhutanese Chorten and prayer flag. Dochula pass offers the most spectacular view over the high peaks of the eastern Himalayas on a clear day.

Enroute proceed for the day excursion to Chimi Lhakhang (from hotel it is about 15 minutes’ drive till motorable road and then walk starts through paddy fields and villages. This is total about 1½ hour walk, including both way). The Chimi Lhakhang, situated on a hillock in the centre of the valley, also known as the temple of fertility. It is widely believed that couples who do not have children and wanting one, if they pray at this temple, they are usually blessed with a child very soon. The trail leads across rice fields to the tiny settlement of Pana, meaning ‘field’. A walk through the village near the temple will give you rare glimpses into the daily life and lifestyle of the villagers.

 

After checking into hotel, proceed to visit Punakha Dzong, a massive structure built at the junction of two rivers. It was the capital of Bhutan until 1955, and still serves as the winter residence of the monk body.

Evening return back to Thimphu.

Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.

Day 4

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THIMPHU– PARO (120 KMS / 4½ HRS DRIVE APPROX)

After breakfast, drive to Paro along scenic highway. On arrival in Paro, check into the hotel. After lunch, proceed to visit Ta Dzong, originally built as Watchtower, which now houses National Museum. The extensive collection includes antique Thangkha paintings, textiles, weapons &armour, household objects and a rich assortment of natural and historic artifacts.

 

Ta Dzong visit immediately followed by a short walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong (ParoDzong), meaning (“fortress of the heap of jewels”), which has a long and fascinating history. Along the wooden galleries lining the inner courtyard are fine wall paintings illustrating Buddhist lore such as four friends, the old man of long life, the wheel of life, scenes from the life of Milarepa, Mount. Sumeru and other cosmic Mandala.

Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

 

Day 5

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PARO

After breakfast excursion to Taktshang Monastery or Tiger’s Nest (approx. 5 hours walk):  It is one of the most famous of Bhutan’s monasteries, perched on the side of a cliff 900m above the Paro valley floor. It is said that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery and hence it is called ‘Tiger’s Nest’. This site has been recognised as a most sacred place and visited by ShabdrungNgawangNamgyal in 1646 and now visited by all Bhutanese at least once in their lifetime. On 19 April, 1998, a fire severely damaged the main structure of building but now this Bhutanese jewel has been restored to its original splendour.

Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Day 6

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PARO – PHUENTSHOLING (170 KMS / 06 – 07 HRS DRIVE)

After breakfast; check out from the hotel & enjoy the scenic drive to Phuentsholing.

 

Upon arrival; check into the hotel. The gateway to the south, Phuentsholing is a thriving commercial centre on the northern edge of the Indian plains. Situated directly at the base of the Himalayan foothills, it is a fascinating mixture of Indian and Bhutanese, a perfect example of the mingling of people and their culture.Evening leisure time to go for shopping.

 

Overnight at the hotel in Phuentsholing

Day 7

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PHUENTSHOLING – BAGDOGRA (180 KMS / 05 – 06 HRS DRIVE)

Breakfast at the hotel followed by the immigration clearance, you will be dropped at Bagdogra airport to board your flight for onward journey.

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