GLIMPSE OF BHUTAN

Tripoto
27th Mar 2019
Day 1

Arrive in Paro - Thimphu
Meet & Greet on arrival at Paro Airport and transfer to Thimphu (7,710 ft.) the capital city of Bhutan. On arrival check in at the hotel. Evening explore the Thimphu town by walk.
Overnight stay in Thimphu.

Day 2

Thimphu - Local Sightseeing
After breakfast visit Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Statue) a place for refreshing with a huge statue of Buddha on the top of the Kuensel Phodrang, National Memorial Chorten (Monument) & Folk Heritage Museum. Afternoon visit Sangaygang View Point, Changangkha Monastery, Taking Preserve Centre, The talking national animal of Bhutan can be seen here Tashichho Dzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion). Overnight stay in Thimphu.

Day 3

Thimphu - Punakha/Wangdue - Sightseeing
This morning drive to Punakha / Wangdue, on the way Stop at Dochu-La-Pass (3150 mts.), to view the higher Himalayas. Arrival at Punakha, check in at hotel. After noon visit Punakha Dzong - built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. For many years until the time of the second king, it served as the seat of the Government. The Dzong was named Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang (Palace of Great Happiness). Punakha is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpo and King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck convened the first National Assembly here in 1952.  After that take a short excursion trip to visit the Chhimi Lhakhang - The Temple, also known as “The Temple of Fertility” was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley, “The Devine Mad Man”. Evening is free for leisure. Overnight stay in Punakha / Wangdue.

Day 4

Punakha /Wangdue - Excursion to Gangtey
After breakfast, start for full day excursion trip to Gangtey (9,840 ft.). Gangtey is the home of Black Necked Crane which migrates from the arid plains of Tibet in the north. It is a beautiful valley of Bhutan. You can also visit Gangtey Gompha. Evening return back. Overnight stay at Punakha / Wangdue.

Day 5

Punakha/Wangdue - Paro - Sightseeing
After breakfast drive to Paro (7,483 ft.). On the way stop at Lamperi to visit Royal Botanical Park - The park contains a rich biodiversity of flora and fauna and features a huge species of plants and animals including endangered species. On arrival check in at the hotel. Afternoon visit Ta Dzong - National Museum with an excellent collection of arts, relics, religious thangkha, etc. Rinpung Dzong - Meaning "fortress of the heap of jewels". The dzong now serves as the administrative and judicial seat of Paro. Evening is free for leisure. Overnight stay in Paro.

Day 6

Paro - Sightseeing
Today after breakfast visit Drukgyel Dzong. Also visit famous Taktsang Monastery - called “Tiger's Nest” (2hrs hike from the base camp) & Kitchu Monastery. The most famous and sacred site among all the places in Bhutan. Overnight stay in Paro.

Day 7

Paro - Departure
After breakfast it’s time to check out. Transfer to the airport for your onward flight or back home.

Photo of GLIMPSE OF BHUTAN by Sunjive Subba
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