Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern edge, is known for its monasteries, fortresses (or dzongs) and dramatic landscapes that range from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. In the High Himalayas, peaks such as 7,326m Jomolhari are popular trekking destinations. Paro Taktsang monastery (also known as Tiger’s Nest) clings to cliffs above the forested Paro Valley.Lush green valleys and rivers with blue waters flowing amidst them are just a normal site here. Bhutan is a heaven in the truest sense for nature lovers. For an adventurer, a trip to Bhutan is a perfect dose of thrill. For a photographer, this is the kind of place that makes you run out of space to store pictures. And, for a culture vulture, the rich culture of Bhutan is its real treasure. Explore and experience the untouched beauty of Bhutan with our Bhutan Tours. These specially curated packages let you tour the best of Bhutan, ranging from its most prominent dzongs and monasteries to the scenic valleys and picturesque rivers. you think it is the high time your gang to take a long-awaited international trip, what could even be a better destination than Bhutan?
Paro is a valley town in Bhutan, west of the capital, Thimphu. It is the site of the country’s only international airport and is also known for the many sacred sites in the area. North of town, the Taktsang Palphug (Tiger’s Nest) monastery clings to cliffs above the forested Paro Valley. Northwest of here are the remains of a defensive fortress, Drukgyel Dzong, dating from the 17th century.
Phuntsholing, also spelled as Phuentsholing is a border town in southern Bhutan and is the administrative seat of Chukha District. The town occupies parts of both Phuentsholing Gewog and Sampheling Gewog.
Punakha is a town in the Himalayas of Bhutan. It's known for the Punakha Dzong, a 17th-century fortress at the juncture of the Pho and Mo Chhu rivers. The fortress hosts the Punakha Tshechu, a religious festival featuring masked dances and music. In the surrounding Punakha Valley, temples include the fertility-focused Chimi Lhakhang and the hilltop Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, which has river and mountain views.
Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital, occupies a valley in the country’s western interior. In addition to being the government seat, the city is known for its Buddhist sites. The massive Tashichho Dzong is a fortified monastery and government palace with gold-leaf roofs. The Memorial Chorten, a whitewashed structure with a gold spire, is a revered Buddhist shrine dedicated to Bhutan’s third king, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.
Day 2: Pheuntsholing - Thimphu
Day 5: Punakha - Paro
Day 6: Paro
Day 7: Paro - Pheuntsholing
Day 8: Pheuntsholing - Bagdogra
Itinerary Highlights :
Day 1: Arrive Bagdogra - Pheuntsholing (1 Night)
Welcome to your "Dreamtrip - Bhutan".....Welcome to Bhutan. Arrive at Bagdogra airport and drive through northern Indian tea plantation to transfer to Pheuntosholing. Process for route permit and you have the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Pheuntsholing. Note: If you are entering Bhutan via land, it is to be noted that the permits are issued only during working days and hours. (Monday to Friday between 9 am to 4 pm during winters and 5 pm during summers). No permits are issued on Saturday, Sunday and Bhutan government holidays. Meals: Dinner
Day 2: Phuentsholing - Thimphu (2 Nights) (Approximate 179 kms; 5 -6 hrs drive)
This morning transfer to the capital city of Thimphu through the mountains, this journey is of almost unbelievable beauty. The road leads from the northern Indian tea plantations through endless turns, hair pin bends and daring stretches carved into the mountain rock via Chukka to Thimphu. Check in the hotel. Afternoon you can relax and in the evening spend some time in clock tower square. Overnight at Thimphu. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3: Thimphu – Local sightseeing
Today’s sightseeing includes the Folk Heritage Museum, National Library, Handicraft Center to view the traditional arts, the indigenous Medicine Hospital, the Painting School and from the road point take a glimpse of Tashichho Dzong. Further drive uphill and visit Takin Zoo where you will find national animal of Bhutan. Afternoon visit National Memorial Chorten a stupa dedicated to the third king of Bhutan and Buddha statue. Evening take a walk to the main city from Clock tower square. Overnight at Thimphu . Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4: Thimphu - Punakha via Dochula pass (1 Night) (Approximate 77 kms ; 3 hours drive)
This morning drive to low lands of Punakha valley touching Dochula pass 10,000 ft and on the stop at Hongtsho village. Stop at the immigration check point to stamp in your permit. You will be driving through the first mountain pass in the western part of Bhutan. If the weather is clear you will be able to see the highest peaks towards the north, Gangar Punsum among others is the highest unclimbed peak (24,000 ft) in the world. Proceed down to Thinleygang village and upon reaching Lobesa turn left and enter Punakha valley. Check in the hotel. Afternoon visit majestic Punakha Dzong placed strategically at the junction of the Pho Chu and Mo Chu rivers, the dzong was built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve as the religious and administrative seat of the region. It was here that the dual system of government was introduced in the 17th century and in 1907, enthroned the first King Gongsar Ugyen Wangchuk. Evening at leisure. Overnight at Punakha. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5: Punakha –Paro (2 Nights) (Approx 140 kms, 5 hrs)
Morning drive to Paro via same road and stop at Lamperi. Visit the Royal Botanical Park for 30 minutes. If you are lucky you could see red pandas, different species of birds, you can take some photo shot close to the natural lake. You could watch a short documentary about the park. Proceed to Paro via Semtokha and check in the hotel. Afternoon visit ruins of Drukgyel Dzong and drive till the base of Tigers Nest. Evening at leisure. Overnight at Paro. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6: Paro – City sightseeing
Morning visit Paro Dzong, the National Museum housed in a round fortress called as the Ta Dzong considered to be one of the best natural history museums in Asia where it has a fine collection of natural and historic artifacts, Paro Penlop Heritage Farm house Kyichu Lhakhang the monastery dates back to 7th century and is one of the oldest and most sacred. Afternoon at leisure and evening visit the town for shoppin. Overnight at Paro . Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7: Paro – Phuentsholing (Approximate 172 kms ; 5 to 6 hours drive)
Morning transfer to Phuentsholing and before reaching Phuentsholing stop and visit Kharbandi Gompa. Check in the hotel and evening at leisure. Overnight at Pheuntsholing. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8: Phuentsholing - Bagdogra
After breakfast check out and depart to Bagdogra Airport for your hometown or onward destination. Tour Concludes!! Let's Dream again for your next "Dreamtrip" See you soon!!Meals: Breakfast
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