Duration : 8 Days
Destinations Covered : Paro, Thimphu, Wangduephodrang, Punakha
On first day of Bhutan trip tour package, you would arrive in Paro. You
will be welcomed by our local representative and escorted to your hotel.
Brace yourself for the tour of this mythical dream-like kingdom. Paro is a
beautiful valley known for its rich terraced farmland. It hosts some of the
oldest temples and monasteries in Bhutan. You would saunter around the local
Paro market in evening.
You would be taken to the perfectly symmetrical Rinpung Dzong, erected in
1646 by Shabdrung Ngwang Namgyal, the first spiritual and temporal ruler of
Bhutan. You would also be touring the Ta Dzong, located on the hill side.
The castle-shaped watch tower was built to defend Rinpung Dzong during
inter-valley wars of the 17th Century. It now holds the National Museum.
You would be also taken on an excusrion tour, about eighteen kilometres
from Paro town. The site would be the burnt remnants of Drugyel Dzong
(victorious fortress). It was from this monastery that the brave Bhutanese
repelled several marauding Tibetan armies during the 17th Century.
We would leave by surface transport for the capital of the kingdom,
Thimphu. We would tour the 17th Century Simtokha Dzong en route, located on
a lofty ridge. It was built in 1627 and is the oldest in the land. It houses
the school for Buddhist studies.
We would venture on a sightseeing tour of perhaps the most unusual capital
in the world. Thimpu is a bustling town on the banks of a river. Amidst the
hills it seems really graceful. It is the seat of government, religion and
Tour Tashichho Dzong, situated on the bank of the river. The main building
is the throne room of His Majesty the King of Bhutan. In vicinity of the
Dzong is Bhutan's only golf course. The nine hole circuit is far more
impressive than its testing. The Thangka painting school, in the heart of
Thimphu is worthy of a visit. You would also visit National Liberary,
Traditional Medicine Institute and the handicraft Emporium.
We drive to Punakha. The road winds up from Simtokha Dzong into the pine
forest and through small hamlets for 20 kilometres and then opens
miraculously onto the northern ridge of the mountaints. The view over the
Himalayan panoply at Dorchula Pass at 10,500 feet is one of the most
impressive in all Bhutan.
Punakha served as the capital of Bhutan until 1955. In the evening stroll
around the town.
Overnight stay at the Hotel.
This morning we will tour the Punakha Dzong, strategically constructed at
the junction of the two rivers in the 17th Century by the first Shabdrung.
It serves as the religious and administrative centre. It also houses
sacrosanct temples including the Marchen where the embalmed body of
Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal lies in state. The Dzong has been fully redeemed
by the present King.
We continue with our excursion to Wangduephodrang, the last town on the
central highway. A visit to the Dzong, is the town's most visible feature,
played a critical role in unifying the western, central and southern
We return to Paro this morning. On arrival balance of the day at leisure.
Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Your will be picked up from your respective hotel in time to connect your
onward bound flight.
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