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ITENERARY FOR WESTERN BHUTAN 5 NIGHT/6 DAY'S


Day 1. Arrive Paro.

Arrive at Paro International Airport. 

Paro is situated in a beautiful valley and is a fitting introduction to this charming kingdom.

 
Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel. 

After Tea, drive to the ruins of the Drukgyal Dzong 16 km up the valley built in 1647 by the great Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, father and unifier of medieval Bhutan, the dzong was destroyed by accidental fire and left in ruins as an evocative reminder of the great victories it was built to commemorate. Explore the ramparts and on a clear day experience an unforgettable view of Mt.Jhomolhari (7,314 m). On the way back, visit Kichu Lhakhang, built in 659 A.D by the Tibetan king Srongsen Gampo.


Dinner and overnight in hotel in Paro.
Day 2. Paro, Excursion to Taktsang Monastery/Thimpu : A very special day, with an excursion to view the spectacular Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) monastery - After breakfast a short drive takes us to Satsam Chorten, from there a 2 hour horse ride till the viewpoint point of the monastery. The trail climbs through beautiful pine forest, many of the trees festooned with Spanish moss, and an occasional grove of fluttering prayer flags. We stop for a rest and light refreshments at the Taktsang Jakhang (cafeteria) and then walk a short distance until we see, clearly and seemingly within reach, Taktsang monastery. The primary Lhakhang was built around Guru Rimpoche’s meditation cave in the 1684by the Penlop of Paro Gyaltse Tenzin Rabgay, this incredible monastery clings to the edge of a sheer rock cliff that plunges 900 meters into the valley below. Legend has it that Guru Padmasambhava, the tantric mystic who brought Buddhism to Bhutan, flew here on the back of a flying tiger, Dorji Drolo, said to be his favourite consort.

After Lunch, visit Ta Dzong (built in1656 and renovated in 1968), an ancient watchtower, which now houses the NationalMuseum. Below the museum is the Paro Rimpung Dzong (literally meaning “Heap of Jewels”, built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the centre of civil and religious authority in this valley. A short walk takes you to the base of the dzong and across a traditional cantilevered, covered bridge. In the evening, drive to Thimphu.

Dinner and over night in hotel in Thimpu.
Day 3. Thimphu.:- The day begins with a visit to the National Memorial Chorten (1974) built in honour of our late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk and the Dupthop Lhakhang one of the few surviving nunneries in Bhutan. We then visit the National Library, stocked with ancient Buddhist manuscripts, and the Painting School where traditional art is still kept alive through instructions in the art of painting Thangkas (sacred Buddhist religious scrolls).
Other highlights include a visit to the Tashichho Dzong, seat of the national government and the Central Monastic Body, including the summer residence of the Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot of Bhutan). We drive to Simtokha Dzong; the oldest Dzong of Bhutan built by Shabdrung in 1627 and finally visit the Handicrafts Emporium followed by shopping for souvenirs in the shops of Thimphu. Overnight in hotel in Thimpu.

Day 4. Thimphu - Punakha: (72 Kms, 3 hours drive). After breakfast, Drive to Punakha via Dochula pass. If the weather is clear, we stop for a while at Dochula pass to view Higher Himalayas. On the way, visit Chime Lhakhang, which was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley. He subdued the demons with his “ Magical Thunder bolt”. The Temple is also known as “the Temple of Fertility”. In Punakha, visit Punakha Dzong built in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and is situated between Pho Chu (MaleRiver) and Mo Chu (FemaleRiver). For many years until the time of the second king, it served as the seat of the Government. The construction of the Dzong was foretold by Guru Rimpoche, who predicted, “…a person named Namgyal will arrive at a hill that looks like an elephant”. There was a smaller building here called Dzong Chu (Small Dzong) that housed a statue of Buddha. It is said that Shabdrung ordered the architect, Zowe Palep, to sleep in front of the statue, while Palep was sleeping, the Shabdrung took him in his dreams to Zangtopelri and showed him the palace of Guru Rimpoche. From his vision, the architect conceived the design for the new Dzong, which in keeping with the tradition, was never committed to paper. The Dzong was named Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang (Palace of Great Happiness). The war materials captured during the battle with Tibetans are preserved here. Punakha is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpo and King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk convened the new national Assembly here in 1952. After Lunch, Excursion to Khamsung Yulley Namgyal Choling Monastery.
Dinner Overnight in hotel in Punakha.


Day 5. Punakha to Thimpu: After breakfast, drive to Thimphu covering the sceneric view .
After lunch, visit Folk Heritage Museum and Excursion to Cheri Monastery.



Overnight in hotel in Thimpu

Day  6. Thimpu to Paro and Depart Paro :- Early morning drive to Paro  and transfer to the airport to see you off onto your flight and wish you Tashi Delek (Good Bye and Good luck).

Tashi Delek

 



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Day 1/ :- Depart New Delhi by Bhutan Airlines flight B3774 at 13:35 hrs.

Arrive Paro , Drive to Thimpu :- Arrive at Paro International Airport at 16:15 hrs. 

Paro is situated in a beautiful valley and is a fitting introduction to this charming kingdom. 

Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to Thimpu (65 kms approx 1 hour 15 minutes drive. 
Evening at leisure.

 

Dinner and Overnight at Hotel.



Day 2/.Thimpu :- After Breakfast at the hotel, the day begins with a visit to the National Memorial Chorten (1974) built in honour of our late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk and the Dupthop Lhakhang one of the few surviving nunneries in Bhutan. We then visit the National Library, stocked with ancient Buddhist manuscripts, and the Painting School where traditional art is still kept alive through instructions in the art of painting Thangkas (sacred Buddhist religious scrolls).
Other highlights include a visit to the Tashichho Dzong, seat of the national government and the Central Monastic Body, including the summer residence of the Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot of Bhutan). We drive to Simtokha Dzong; the oldest Dzong of Bhutan built by Shabdrung in 1627 and finally visit the Handicrafts Emporium followed by shopping for souvenirs in the shops of Thimphu.


Overnight in hotel in Thimpu.

Day 3/. Thimpu/Punakha :- (72 Kms, 3 hours drive). After breakfast, Drive to Punakha via Dochula pass. If the weather is clear, we stop for a while at Dochula pass to view Higher Himalayas. On the way, visit Chime Lhakhang, which was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley. He subdued the demons with his “ Magical Thunder bolt”. The Temple is also known as “the Temple of Fertility”. In Punakha, visit Punakha Dzong built in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and is situated between Pho Chu (MaleRiver) and Mo Chu (FemaleRiver). For many years until the time of the second king, it served as the seat of the Government.

The construction of the Dzong was foretold by Guru Rimpoche, who predicted, “…a person named Namgyal will arrive at a hill that looks like an elephant”. There was a smaller building here called Dzong Chu (Small Dzong) that housed a statue of Buddha. It is said that Shabdrung ordered the architect, Zowe Palep, to sleep in front of the statue, while Palep was sleeping, the Shabdrung took him in his dreams to Zangtopelri and showed him the palace of Guru Rimpoche. From his vision, the architect conceived the design for the new Dzong, which in keeping with the tradition, was never committed to paper. The Dzong was named Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang (Palace of Great Happiness). The war materials captured during the battle with Tibetans are preserved here. Punakha is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpo and King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk convened the new national Assembly here in 1952.
Arrive Punakha, Dinner and overnight at Resort.

Day 4/03rd :- In Punakha :- After Breakfast at the hotel, excursion to Khamsung Yulley Namgyal Choling Monastery.
Evening at leisure.

 

Dinner and Overnight at Resort.
Day 5/ :- Punakha/Paro :- After Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Paro(143 Kms, approx 5 hours drive) :- This will be a long drive from Punakha to Paro, covering scenaric view and natural beauty on the way. It will be a sort of self tour.
Arrive Paro, check in Resort. After wash and change drive to down town, which is about 4 kms from the resort, walk around the town/market.

Dinner and Overnight at Resort.
Day 6/ :- In Paro :- After Breakfast, drive to the ruins of the Drukgyal Dzong 16 km up the valley built in 1647 by the great Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, father and unifier of medieval Bhutan, the dzong was destroyed by accidental fire and left in ruins as an evocative reminder of the great victories it was built to commemorate.

 



Explore the ramparts and on a clear day experience an unforgettable view of Mt.Jhomolhari (7,314 m). On the way back, visit Kichu Lhakhang, built in 659 A.D by the Tibetan king Srongsen Gampo.

Dinner and overnight in Resort Paro.

 

Day 7/In Paro :- A very special day, with an excursion to view the spectacular Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) monastery - After breakfast a short drive takes us to Satsam Chorten, from there a 2 hour horse ride till the viewpoint point of the monastery. The trail climbs through beautiful pine forest, many of the trees festooned with Spanish moss, and an occasional grove of fluttering prayer flags. We stop for a rest and light refreshments at the Taktsang Jakhang (cafeteria) and then walk a short distance until we see, clearly and seemingly within reach, Taktsang monastery. The primary Lhakhang was built around Guru Rimpoche’s meditation cave in the 1684by the Penlop of Paro Gyaltse Tenzin Rabgay, this incredible monastery clings to the edge of a sheer rock cliff that plunges 900 meters into the valley below. Legend has it that Guru Padmasambhava, the tantric mystic who brought Buddhism to Bhutan, flew here on the back of a flying tiger, Dorji Drolo, said to be his favourite consort.
After Lunch, visit Ta Dzong (built in1656 and renovated in 1968), an ancient watchtower, which now houses the NationalMuseum. Below the museum is the Paro Rimpung Dzong (literally meaning “Heap of Jewels”, built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the centre of civil and religious authority in this valley. A short walk takes you to the base of the dzong and across a traditional cantilevered, covered bridge.
Dinner and over night at Resort.
Day 8/ :- Depart Paro :-  Early morning after Breakfast, meeting and assistance at the resort and transfer to the airport to see you off onto your flight. Depart Paro by B3773 at 10:45 to Delhi

Wish you Tashi Delek (Good Bye and Good luck).

 

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Historic Central Bhutan Tour 7 nights/8 Days.
Day 1.ArriveParo

Meeting and assistance on arrival and a short drive to the hotel.
After Tea, drive to the ruins of the DrukgyalDzong 16 km up the valley. On the way back, visit KichuLhakhang. Dinner and over night at the hotel


Day 02.Paro, Excursion to Taktsang Monastery:

After the breakfast, an excursion to view the spectacular Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) monastery.
Post  Lunch, visit Ta Dzong, National Museum, ParoRimpungDzong.
In the evening, drive to Thimphu.


Dinner and over night in Hotel Peacefull Resort Thimphu.

Day 03.Thimphu Sightseeing:

National Memorial Chorten, DupthopLhakhang, National Library, Painting School and Handicrafts Emporium followed by shopping for souvenirs in the shops of Thimphu.


Over night in Hotel Peacefull Resort.

Day 04.  Thimphu - Punakha:

(72 Kms, 3 hours drive). After breakfast, Drive to Punakha via Dochula pass with higher Himalayan view. On the way, visit Chime Lhakhang, Lunch at Punakha.

After lunch, visit PunakhaDzong.
Overnight in Hotel.


Day 05.Punakha – Gangtey :

After breakfast drive to the beautiful valley of Gangtey. Enroute sightseeing in the valley of Wangdiphodrang includes: visit to WangdiphodrangDzong ,Mo Chu and Tang Chu rivers. Drive further to Gangtey.
On arrival check in to Gangtey Gompa House. Visit GangteyGompa Monastery, from outside. Explore Phobjikha valley, famous for the Black Necked Cranes during winter.
Dinner and overnight at the Guest House.


Day 06.Gangtey to Thimphu:

After breakfast drive to Thimphu and visit the largest Bhudha Statue and visit to zoo. Overnight at Hotel in Thimpu


Day 07 Thimphu to Chelela Excursion:

Early breakfast, drive to Chelela.  Packed lunch will be served on the way. Dinner and over night in Hotel in Paro


Day 08.Depart Paro:

Early Morning, drive to the airport to board the flight back home.

Distance Chart of Bhutan

FromToApprox. Distance (Km)Approx. Driving Time
ParoThimphu65 kms01 hour
ParoHaa65 kms1.5 - 02 hours
ThmphuHaa115 kms03 - 04 hours
ThimphuPhuentsholing176 kms07 - 08 hours
ThimphuWangduephodrang70 kms03 hours
ThimphuPunakha77 kms03 hours
ThimphuPhobjhika (Gangtey)135 kms5.5 - 06 hours
PunakhaWangduephodrang13 kms45 minutes
PunakhaGangtey (Phobjikha)78 kms03 hours
PunakhaBumthang212 kms08 hours
BumthangGangtey (Phobjikha)188 kms05 - 06 hours
Gangtey (Phobjikha)Trongsa120 kms4.1/2 - 05 hours
GangteyWangduephodrang65 kms2.5 - 03 hours
TrongsaWangduephodrang129 kms4.5 - 05 hours
TrongsaPunakha142 kms06 hours
TrongsaBumthang68 kms02 hours
BumthangMongar198 kms07 - 08 hours
MongarLhuentse76 kms03 hours
MongarTrashigang91 kms03 - 04 hours
TrashigangChorten Kora52 kms02 hours
TrashigangSamdrup Jongkhar180 kms07 hours
TrashigangTrashiyangtshe55 kms02 hours
Samdrup JongkharGuwahati (Assam, India)110 kms03 hours
Samdrup JongkharPhuentsholing400 kms10 hours
PhuentsholingBagdogra (West Benal, India)165 kms4.1/2 hours
PhuentsholingSiliguri (West Bengal, India)155 kms04 hours
PhuentsholingDarjeeling (West Bengal, India)200 kms06 hours
PhuentsholingKalimpong (West Bangal, India)185 kms05 hours
PhuentsholingGangtok (Sikkim, India)220 kms07 hours
PhuentsholingDooars (Chalsa) (West Bengal, India)110 kms2.1/2 hours