PRE-DESIGNED BHUTAN INDEPENDENT JOURNEYS:
Best of Western Bhutan
6-day tour itinerary that can be customized:
Day 01: Arrive to Paro by Druk Air,
transfer to Thimphu
Fly to Paro by Bhutan’s national airline Druk Air. After
clearing customs and visa control you are met by your
guide. Following lunch visit Ta Dzong (National Museum)
and Rinpung Dzong. Late afternoon drive to Bhutan’s
modern capital, Thimphu (1¹/2 hour drive). Overnight at
hotel in Thimphu.
Full day sightseeing of Thimphu valley. Visit to
National Library, Traditional Medicine Institute, Arts &
Crafts School, Textile and Folk Heritage Museum,
National Memorial Chorten, Zilukha Nunnery, Traditional
paper factory, Zilukha Nunnery, Takin mini Zoo,
Handicrafts Emporium, local shops. Finally visit to
Tashichho dzong, houses most of the Government's office
and King's Throne room. Overnight at the hotel in
Day 03: Thimphu - Punakha (3 hour drive)
After breakfast drive to Punakha (an ancient capital
of Bhutan). Stop en route at Dochula pass (3050 m) for
refreshments. On a clear day this pass often offers
panoramic views of the eastern Himalayan mountain
ranges. After lunch visit the Punakha Dzong (the winter
residence of Je Khenpo, the Chief Abbot and the central
monastic body). Hike to Chimi Lhakhang (fertility
temple) or drive to Wangdue to visit Wangdiphodrang
Dzong. Overnight at Punakha.
Day 04: Punakha - Paro (5 hours)
Morning drive to Paro across Dochula pass. Lunch in
Thimphu and continue drive to Paro. Enroute visit
Simtokha Dzong. Afternoon Paro visit Kyichu Lhakhang,
one of the oldest and most sacred shrines in Bhutan.
Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
Day 05: Paro
After breakfast drive to visit Drukgyal Dzong and
also visit a typical Bhutanese farm house of a local
family for a close up view of everyday Bhutanese life.
Then take an excursion to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s
nest). The beautiful excursion to the monastery takes
about 5 hours for round trip. Overnight at the hotel in
Day 06: Depart Paro
After early breakfast drive to the airport for
flight to your onward destination.
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