Serene and Spiritual Bhutan

6th Mar 2017

 A comprehensive 8 day itinerary for Western Bhutan

Day 1 - Flight to Bagdogra (Border Town in Northern part of West Bengal), drive down / catch a prepaid cab from Bagdogra to Pheuntsholing (Drive takes about 5 hours).

Day 2

Day 2 - Acquire Travel permits in PS for Thimphu and Paro. Leave for Thimpu in a shared / hired cab. Drive time - 5 hours. Very Scenic. Arrive in the evening, walk around Thimphu City, discover the clock tower, enjoy local cuisine / pub scene

Day 3

Day 3 - Visit Thimphu Choeten Memorial, Buddha Point, Takin Reserve. Enjoy local food and nightlife.

Day 4

Day 4 - Acquire permit for Punakha. Drive down to Punakha Dzong, visit Dochu la Pass on the way. Either stay in Punakha or get back to Thimphu

Day 5

Day 5 - Drive to Paro city (duration 1.5 hours). Visit Paro Dzong, National Museum.

Day 6

Day 6 - Hike the Tiger's nest Monastery. Shop local for souvenirs.

Day 7

Day 7 - Drive up to Haa Valley, visit Chele la Pass on the way. Stay in Paro

Day 8

Day 8 - Fly out from one of the Highest Altitude airports in the world - Paro International Airport to Bagdogra and catch onward flight.