PHUENTSHOLING (1N) – THIMPHU (2N) – PARO (2N)
CULTURE – MONASTERIES– WAY OF LIFE – VALLEYS – VILLAGES
Day 1 Arrive Phuentsholing from Bagdogra / NJP —
Arrive Phuentsholing and transfer to the hotel. Process for route permit and rest of the day at leisure. O/n at Phuentsholing.
Day 2 Phuentsholing – Thimphu – capital city 179 km 5 -6 hrs drive –
Morning transfer to the capital city Thimphu through the mountains, this journey is of almost unbelievable beauty. The road leads from the northern Indian tea plantations through endless turns, hair pin bends and daring stretches carved into the mountain rock via Chukka to Thimphu. Check in the hotel. Afternoon you can relax and in the evening spend some time in clock tower square. O/n at Thimphu.
Day 3 Thimphu sightseeing –
When in Thimphu you got to prepare for surprises where this unique capital has no traffic lights but adopted its own version of the British – Indian colonial times traffic policemen who can startle you and memorize others with his elaborate hand gestures, sometimes he may be signaling stop when it looks like go but don’t worry you can observe the flow and notice his smile as you stare at him. Sightseeing includes the Folk Heritage Museum, National Library, Handicraft Center to view the traditional arts, the indigenous Medicine Hospital, the Painting School and from the road point take a glimpse of Tashichho Dzong. Further drive uphill and visit Takin Zoo where you will find national animal of Bhutan. Afternoon visit National Memorial Chorten a stupa dedicated to the third king of Bhutan and Buddha statue. Evening take a walk to the main city from Clock tower square. O/n at Thimphu.
Day 4 Thimphu – Paro valley 65 km 1 hr drive–
Morning drive to Paro valley and visit the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong, a 17th century fortress that used to keep invaders from Tibet and in 1951 the fort was destroyed by fire. On the way back drive till the base of the world famous “Tigers Nest “or popularly known as “Taktsang” one of the popular spiritual heritage sites. It was here that the great tantric master Guru Padma Sambhava flew in from Tibet on a tiger to bring Buddhist teachings to Bhutan. Rest of the day at leisure. O/n at Paro.
Day 5 Paro sightseeing –
Morning visit, the National Museum housed in a round fortress called as the Ta Dzong considered to be one of the best natural history museums in Asia where it has a fine collection of natural and historic artifacts. Just below Ta Dzong lies Paro Dzong. Afternoon visit Kyichu Lhakhang the monastery dates back to 7th century and is one of the oldest and most sacred and visit farm house where you will be able to see the lifestyle of the villagers of Paro. Visit the town for shopping or leisure. O/n at Paro.
Day 6 Departure –
Morning transfer to Paro International Airport for your next destination.
Hotels & Resorts
Luxury : Hotel Druk or Orchid Hotel
Deluxe: Hotel Lakhi or Bhutan Residence
Standard: Hotel Namgay or Centennial Hotel
Luxury : Hotel Druk http://www.drukhotels.com
Deluxe : Hotel Migmar www.hotelmigmar.bt / Hotel Kisa http://www.hotelkisa.com
Standard: Peaceful Resort www.bhutanpeacefulresort.com or Wangchuk Hotel www.wangchukhotel.com (inside the city)
Luxury: Udumwara http://www.udumwara.com or Nak Sel www.naksel.com
Deluxe: Tashi Namgay Resort www.tnr.bt or similar
Standard: Ugyen Phendeyling Resort www.upresortparo.com or similar
- Accommodation on twin sharing in Standard hotel. (Delux & Luxury also Available).
- Meals as per plan
- All airport transfers
- All transportation within Bhutan
- All internal permits
- English speaking guide
- Entry fee to museum
- Internal taxes.
- Air fare
- Personal travel insurance
- Laundry, tipping, personal shopping, telephone calls
- Anything not specified in the “cost includes”.
- Mentioned rates are Per person on twin sharing
- Mentioned rates are valid till Dec’ 2020.