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Bhutan Tour - 8 Days ( Fly in / Fly out Paro )
Fly in to Paro, Bhutan and our representative will welcome you at the Paro Airport. In 8 days tour you will cover : Paro – a beautiful valley and one of the most fertile valleys in the kingdom producing a bulk of the famous red rise from its terraced fields home to some of Bhutan’s oldest temples and monasteries.

Thimphu – is the capital of Bhutan and you will see both modern developments and ancient traditions together.  Wangdi – built during 17th century,  played a critical role in unifying the western, central and southern Bhutanese districts.

Routing : Paro (1 night) – Thimphu (1 night) – Wangdi (2 nights) – Thimphu (2 nights) – Paro (1 nght)
Highlights :
Drugyel Dzong in Paro; Dochula Pass, Punakha Dzong and Simtokha Dzong in Thimphu.

Sightseeing & Excursion :
Paro :
Ta-Dzong which serves as the Museum and Rinpung Dzong which serves as the Administragtive Center and The School for Monk.
Thimphu :

Memorial Chorten, Handicrafts, Tashichodzong houses the main Secretarial Building and the central monk body, Indigenous hospital, National Library, Painting school.
Wangdi :
Gangtey Valley.

ITINERARY
Day 01 - ARRIVE PARO By Druk Air
Day 02 - PARO/THIMPHU By Car/Toyota Haice/Toyota Coaster
Day 03 - THIMPHU/WANGDI By Car/Toyota Haice/Toyota Coaster
Day 04 - WANGDI
Day 05 - WANGDI/THIMPHU By Car/Toyota Haice/Toyota Coaster
Day 06 - THIMPHU
Day 07 - THIMPHU/PARO By Car/Toyota Haice/Toyota Coaster
Day 08 - DEPART PARO By Druk Air

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01 ARRIVE PARO
Arrive Paro by Druk – air. Meet on Arrival and transfer on hotel.

Paro (2,280 m / 7,218 ft)
The beautiful valley of Paro encapsulates within itself a rich culture, scenic beauty and hundreds of myths and legends. It is home to many of Bhutan’s oldest temples and monasteries, National Museum and country’s only airport. Mount. Jhomolhari (7,314m) reigns in white glory at the northern end of the valley and its glacial water plunge through deep gorges to form Pa Chhu (Paro river). Paro is also one of the most fertile valley in the Kingdom producing a bulk of the locally famous red rice from its terraced fields.

Afternoon at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02 PARO/THIMPHU
Today visit Drugyel Dzong, Ta-Dzong which serves as the Museum and Rinpung Dzong which serves as the administragtive center and the school for Monk.

Drukgyel Dzong
Thimpu Festival, Bhutan TourismThis Dzong, with a delightful village nestling at its foot, was built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to commemorate his victory over the Tibetan invaders. Historically and strategically this Dzong withstood all its glory and was featured in 1914 vide National Geographic magazine. The glory of Drukgyel Dzong remained even when its was destroyed by fire in 1951. On a clear day, one can see the commanding view of Mount. Chomolhari from the village, below the Dzong.

Ta Dzong
One time watch tower built to defend Rinpung Dozng during inter-valley wars of the 17th century, since 1967 Ta Dzong is serving as the National Museum of the country. It holds fascinating collection of art, relics, religious thangkha paintings and Bhutan’s exquisite postage stamps.

Rinpung Dzong
Built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal , the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan, the Dzong houses the monastic body of Paro, the office of the Dzongda (district administrative head) and Thrimpon (judge) of Paro district. The approach to the Dzong is through a traditional covered bridge called Nemi Zam. A walk through the bridge, over a stone inlaid path, offers a good view of the architectural wonder of the Dzong as well as life around it.

Later drive to Thimphu. On arrival Check –in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 03 THIMPHU/WANGDI
Today drive to Wangdi. En-route visit Dochula Pass, On arrival check-in at hotel.

Wangduephodrang (1,300m / 4,265 ft)
Wangduephodrang is the last town on the central highway before central Bhutan. The town is not more than an enlarged village with a few well-provided shops. Located in the south of Punakha, the higher reaches of the Wangduephodrang valley provide rich pastureland for cattle. This district is also famous for its fine bamboo products, slate and stone carvings.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 04 WANGDI
Morning excursion to gangtey valley. Return back to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 05 WANGDI/THIMPHU
Morning drive to Thimphu. On arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon free. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 06 THIMPHU
Morning visit Memorial Chorten, Handicrafts, Tashichodzong houses the main Secretarial Building and the central monk body, Indigenous hospital, National Library, Painting school.

Memorial Chorten
This stupa was built in 1974 in the memory of Bhutan ‘s third King, His Late Majesty, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, who is popularly regarded as Father of modern Bhutan. The paintings and statues inside the monument provide a deep insight into Buddhist philosophy.

Trashichhodzong
Also know as ‘fortress of the glorious religion’, it was initially built in 1641 and later rebuilt in its present form by King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk in 1965. The Dzong houses, main secretariat building which houses the throne room of His Majesty, the King of Bhutan. The National Assembly Hall is housed in a modern building on the other side of the river from the Dzong. During the warmer summer months, the monk body headed by His Holiness, the Je Khenpo, makes its home in the Dzong.

National Library
The history of Bhutan lies imprinted in archaic texts, which are preserved at the National Library. Besides thousands of manuscripts and ancient texts, the library also has modern academic books and printing blocks for prayer flags.

Arts & Crafts School
This school teaches the techniques of traditional thangkha paintings. On a visit, one can see students at work producing intricate design on cloth.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 07 THIMPHU/PARO
Festival, Paro TravelMorning drive to Paro. En-route visit Simtokha Dzong.
Simtokha Dzong Five miles from Thimphu stands the 17th century Simtokha Dzong standing on a lofty ridge. Built in 1627, the oldest Dzong in the country, it now houses the School for Buddhist studies.
On arrival check-in at hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 08 DEPART PARO
Morning transfer to the airport to board flight to Delhi/Calcutta.


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