6D5N MAGICAL BHUTAN PARO THIMPU PUNAKHA
Day 01 : Arrive Paro - Thimpu (L/D)
Welcome to Paro, Bhutan. A land of Thunder Dragon. On arrival in Thimphu, check into the hotel. Afternoon, proceed to visit National Memorial Chorten: a monument for world peace and prosperity. Later visit Trashichhoedzong (opens until 4 pm): 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. Afterwards, drive to Buddha Point (Kuenselphodrang). Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu
Day 02 : Thimphu (B/L/D)
Morning after breakfast, proceed for sightseeing visit National Library, which holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist texts and manuscripts. Also visit nearby Institute for ZorigChusum, Commonly known as Arts & Crafts School or Painting School. Textile Museum : With the opening of Textile Museum, Bhutanese textile have reached new heights as one of the most visible distinct art form. ( Closed on Sundays). In the afternoon in Thimphu visit ChangangkhaLhakhang : It is a fortress like temple and monastic school perched on a ridge above Thimphu, south of Motithang. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu (Altitude 2400m).
Day 03 : Thimphu - Punakha (75km, 3hrs drive ) (B/L/D)
After breakfast drive up to Dochu-la pass (3,088m/ 10,130 ft). En route later visit PunakhaDzong : Built strategically at the junction of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers in 1637 by ShabdrungNgawangNamgyal to serve as the religious and administrative centre of the region, PunakhaDzong has played an important role in Bhutans history. Damaged by four catastrophic fires and an earthquake, the Dzong has been fully restored by the present King. Overnight at the Hotel in Punakha .
Day 04 : Punakha / Paro (125 km, approx 4 hours drive) (B/L/D)
Morning after breakfast drive to Paro: en route visit SimtokhaDzong. This dzong, built in 1627 is the oldest in Bhutan. Upon arrival in Paro, check in at the Hotel. Afternoon visit Ta Dzong, once a watchtower, built to defend RinpungDzong during inter-valley wars of the 17th century. Afterwards, walk down a hillside trail to visit RinpungDzong, which has a long and fascinating history. Built in 1646 by ShabdrungNgawangNamgyal , 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. It is also the venue of ParoTshechu, held once a year in the spring. Overnight at the hotel in Paro. (Altitude 2200m)
Day 05 : Paro (B/L/D)
Morning excursion to TaktshangLhakhang or Tiger nest (approx 5 hrstreking), perched on the side of a cliff 900m above the Paro Valley floor, it is undoubtedly one of the most famous of Bhutans monasteries. Lore has it that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery thus the name Tigers Nest. This site has been recognized as a most sacred place and visited by ShabdrungNgawangNamgyal in 1646 and now visited by all Bhutanese at least once in their lifetime. On the drive towards Paro town en route visiting KyichuLhakhang, one of the oldest monasteries of the Kingdom reflecting introduction of Buddhism in Bhutan. Dinner and Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
Day 06 : Depart Paro (B)
After early breakfast at the hotel, drive to the airport for flight to your onward destination. Our representative will help you with exit formalities and then bid you farewell.