BEST OF BHUTAN
DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN PARO AIRPORT & TRANSFER TO THIMPHU
(65 KM – 1:30 HOURS DRIVE - OVERNIGHT STAY AT THIMPHU)
Once you arrive in Paro and immigration formalities, you will be received by our representative and who will transfer you to your hotel in Thimphu. After check in at hotel and taking some rest get ready to explore the city by walk or visit Trashi Chhoe Dzong in the evening. Thimphu the capital city of Bhutan. Overnight in Thimphu.
DAY 02: WHOLE DAY SIGHTSEEING THIMPHU
(OVERNIGHT STAY AT THIMPHU)
In the morning we will visit handmade paper mill, School of Arts and crafts (closed on Sundays, government holidays). We will also visit Textile and Folk Heritage Museum, National Library, Memorial Chorten, Buddha viewpoint, Takin’s Reserve, National Institute of Traditional Medicine, Traditional Paper Factory (made from Daphne plant). Overnight in Thimphu.
DAY 03: MORNING TRANSFER TO PUNAKHA/WANGDUE VIA DOCHULA PASS
(70 KM - 03 HOURS DRIVE - OVERNIGHT STAY AT PUNAKHA)
After Breakfast check out from the hotel and drive (70 kms - 3 hrs) to Wangduephodrang passes through Dochula pass, the most beautiful pass in Bhutan. In Wangdue, stop at Mehsina village & visit Chime Lhakhang. Afternoon drive to Punakha. On arrival, check into the hotel of Punakha. After some rest get ready for the amazing sightseeing Beautiful Punakha Dzong, which houses the most elaborated temple in the country. The Dzong, showcase the finest example of the arts and crafts of Bhutan. Return back to the hotel. Overnight stay in Punakha.
DAY 04: PUNAKHA TO THRONGSA
(150 KM - 05 HOURS DRIVE - OVERNIGHT STAY AT THRONGSA)
Today after the breakfast, Check out of the hotel and visit Chimi Lhakhang on foot. En route, stop to seeWangi ruin Dzong. Continue to Trongsa over Pelela Pass. On arrival in Trongsa, visit Trongsa Dzong which was ancient home of our royals. Evening relax at your hotel. Overnight in Trongsa.
DAY 05: TRONGSA TO URA VALLEY (3 Hrs)
(OVERNIGHT AT URA)
Morning visit watch tower which houses a museum now and further drive pass by Yotongla pass at 3425m. En route, stop over the weaving place. Later in the afternoon we will reach one of the most beautiful valley Ura. Evening we will relax in the homestay or walk to visit Ura Valley by foot. Overnight in Ura.
DAY 06: URA TO BUMTHANG. BUMTHANG SIGHTSEEING
(OVERNIGHT AT BUMTHANG)
Today early breakfast, proceed for Bumthang. En route visit Mebar Tsho, beautyfull valley. Evening stroll in Jakar town. Overnight in Jakar.
DAY 07: BUMTHANG SIGHTSEEING
(OVERNIGHT AT BUMTHANG)
Bumthang is shrouded in religious legend. Bumthang is also the traditional home to the great Buddhist teacher Pema Linga to whose descendants the present dynasty traces its origin. After breakfast visit to Jambey Lhakhang, Kurje Lhakhang, Tamshing Lhakhang, Jakar Dzong. Evening stroll in Jakar town and try some local pancake and noodles. Overnight in Jakar.
DAY 08: BUMTHNAG TO PHOBJIKHA
(6-7 HOURS DRIVE - OVERNIGHT AT PHOBJIKHA)
Today after the breakfast, Check out of the hotel and enjoy the drive to the valley of Black-necked crane. Visit to the valley of Gangtey, one of the most beautiful spots in Bhutan. This place is the winter home of black necked cranes that migrate from Tibet. Evening check in at the hotel in Phobjikha, relax in your hotel. Visit Gangtey Gompa. Overnight stay in the hotel in Phobjikha.
DAY 09: PHOBJIKHA TO PARO
(190 KM - 06 HOUR DRIVE - OVERNIGHT AT PARO)
After early breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive (190 kms - 6 hrs) to Paro. Afternoon ends with a walk through the Paro’s main street. Overnight stay in Paro.
DAY 10: PARO SIGHTSEEING WHOLE DAY.
(OVERNIGHT AT PARO)
After breakfast at morning Visit the Ta Dzong, Paro Rinpung Dzong, Drukgyal Ruin Dzong, ’Tiger’s Nest’ base camp and Kyichu Lhakhang. The evening ends with a walk through the Paro’s main shopping district. The local shops sell a variety of goods-groceries, textiles as well as prayer flags. Overnight at Paro. The local shops sell a variety of goods-groceries, textiles as well as prayer flags. Overnight at Paro.
Day 11: DROP TO PARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Take away the sweet memories of Bhutan. Transfer to airport for your departure flight. Our tour staff will bid you farewell at the airport.