Day 1 : Arrive in Paro
Go on sigtseeing tour in Paro. Our first destination would be National
musuem in Ta Dzong. Next in our itinerary would be Paro Dzong, also famous
as Rinchen Phug Dzong, an impressive fortress. Third stop in your itinerary
is Drukgyel Dzong or fortress of victory. Also visit Takshang monastery,
most famous monastery in Bhutan. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2 : Paro - Thimphu
Leave for Thimphu, the Bhutanese capital. The distance is 53km and it would
take around one and a half hour to reach there. Take rest and have lunch in
your hotel. The afternoon and evening can be utilised by you as wished. You
can tour the markets of Thimpu and indulge in some souvenir shopping. Bhutan
is not known for nightlife and mall-style shopping. So don't expect that.
Day 3 : Thimphu
Visit Tashichho Dzong, located on the bank of Thimphu river. Dzong hosts
the throne room of the Bhutanese king. Nearby the Dzong is Bhutan's only
golf course, having none-hole circuit. Also visit Thangka painting school,
located in central Thimphu. is worthy of a visit. Also tour the Handicraft
Emporiu, Traditional Medicine Institute and the National Library.
Day 4 : Punakha
Leave Thimphu for Ponakha. Journey through pine forests and picturesque
tiny villages. Soak in the scenic view of the Himalayan panoply at Dorchula
Pass (10,500 feet). Few scenes in Bhutan are as good as this one.
Reach Punakha which was the capital of Bhutan until 1955. Saunter around
the town in evening.
Day 5 : Punakha
We would start the day sightseeing with Punakha Dzong, strategically
erected at the confluence of the two rivers in the 17th century by the first
Shabdrung. The Dzong is used as the religious and administrative centre.
Sacred temples like within the Dzong compound. In one of the temples the
embalmed body of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal lies. The Dzong has been fully
refurbished by the Bhutanese government.
Then we would visit other places in Bhutan. We would return to Thimphu for
taking part in the fextival.
Day 6 : Thimphu Festival
Participate in lot of celebrating, feasting and dancing. Laymen, learned
and monks, all indulge in merrymaking festivities. All families in Thimpu
attire themselves in their finest dresses.
Day 7 : Thimphu Festival
Enjoy another day of Thimphu festival. Visit and explore the weekend
market. All kind of food in Bhutan is available here. Stroll through the
baskets of juicy mangoes, fresh cheese and fiery chillies. Many stalls would
be selling beautiful items of Bhutanese handicrafts.
Overnight in your hotel.
Day 8 : Thimphu
Have delicious breakfast. Pack your luggage. Out representative would
escort you the international airport where you would board a flight back to
Note: Thimphu festival is celebrated during the month of September.
Therefore this tour would be available only during this festival.
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