DAY 01. Arrive at Paro
Fly by Druk Air and upon arrival at Paro airport, received by representative of Bhutan Guide, transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Paro.
DAY 02. Paro - Thimphu
After breakfast, drive to the ruins of Drukgyel dzong, now in ruins was built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to commemorate the victory over the Tibetan invaders in 1644; the dzong name's means indeed “victorious Druk ". The Dzong was used as an administrative center until 1951 when a fire caused by butter lamp destroyed it. Then visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of Bhutan's oldest and most sacred monasteries dating from the introduction of Buddhism in the 8th century and then visit Rimpung Dzong (Paro Dzong) built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. The Dzong presently houses administrative offices. After lunch visit the Ta dzong, an ancient watchtower, which has been, since 1967, the national museum of Bhutan? In the evening a two hours drive to Thimphu, check in hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.
DAY 03. Thimphu Sightseeing
After breakfast, sight-seeing in Thimphu. It includes: Visit to TashichhoDzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion), built in 1641 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and reconstructed in 1961 by the Late King, His Majesty King Jigme Dorji Wang chuck, who is regarded as Father of Modern Bhutan. Then visit the National Library, which holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist manuscripts followed by visit to Painting School, famous for carving and free hand art. After lunch visit the National Memorial Chorten, a monument dedicated to the Third King of Bhutan. His Late Majesty King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. The inside paintings and statues provide a very rare insight into Buddhist Philosophy. Then visit Handicrafts Emporium to see the exquisite artistry of traditional crafts and textiles. Evening free for shopping and leisure. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.
DAY 04. Thimphu - Punakha
After breakfast drive to Punakha across the Dochula Pass alt. 10,000 ft., site of one of Bhutan's most enchanting views. While in Punakha, visit Punakha Dzong; built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1637, this sacred Dzong has played a prominent part in the country's life in both civil and religious fields. Punakha Dzong is open to visitors only in summer when the monk body has moved Thimphu. After Lunch, visit Khamsung Yulley Namgyal Choling Monastery and Wangdiphodrang Dzong. In the evening return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Punakha.
DAY 05 - Punakha - Gangtey
After breakfast drive to the beautiful valley of Gangtey. Enroute, visit Chimed Lhakhang. Packed lunch would be served at Gangtey. On arrival, visit Gantey Gompa and explore the Phobjikha valley, said to be the most beautiful valley in the Himalayas. Overnight in Gangtey Guest house.
DAY 06. Gangtey - Thimphu
After breakfast, drive to Thimphu. After lunch, visit Simtokha Dzong (The oldest fort of Bhutan built in 1627 and Folk Heritage Museum. In the evening, drive to Paro.
Day 07. Paro Airport
Early morning, drive to the Airport and farewell.
**Trip Cost : GBP 999.00 per person
**Trip Cost : USD 1599.00 per person
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