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A Trip to Bhutan is special on many levels. The country of mountains, monasteries and unadulterated culture & heritage. It’s the only country with negative carbon footprints! The country does not have GDP but Gross National Happiness Index!! Now what else can you ask for to know why a Holiday tour to Bhutan is special. What is the best Time to Visit Bhutan? The best time to Holiday in Bhutan would be Mar – May and Sep – Nov. Dec – Feb can be a bit cold and Jun – Aug is the rainy season which will play spoilsport for the things to do in Bhutan. What is the Ideal Duration for Bhutan Trip? Depending on your time and budget, an Ideal Bhutan Tour package could be of just 4 days to cover the 2-3 major attractions. How much does it cost to Holiday in Bhutan? For an Indian National, a Bhutan Holiday Tour will cost the same as it would cost in India. All foreign tourists must pay US$250 per person per day (US$200 a day from December to February and June to August), with a US$40/30 surcharge per person for those in a group of one/two. This covers accommodation, transport in Bhutan, a guide, and food and entry fees. What are the Top Attractions in Bhutan? Bhutan attractions must include visit to the popular cities Paro and Thimphu. If your Bhutan Holiday Trip is a tour for more than 4 days then you must visit Haa Valley, Punakha, and many more such off beat attractions to make the most of your Bhutan excursion.   What are the top items in Bhutan Cuisine? The top items in Bhutan cuisine include Jasha Maru and red rice in main course, momo and juma in snacks, butter tea, milk tea and other similar in beverages. The restaurants in the country serve various neighbouring countries’ like India, China, Nepal and Tibet cuisines as well. What is the best way to get around in Bhutan? Walking, Bicycle or taxis/car would be the best way to get around in Bhutan on your Bhutan Holiday trip as the country has limited domestic air services. What is the best way to reach Bhutan? Bhutan is connected by airlines via India, Nepal, Singapore and Thailand for direct flights as the    country has only one International airport. For a holiday trip to Butan you can also consider travelling by road. Is Bhutan safe for women and Kids? Bhutan is absolutely safe for women and kids. In fact, Bhutan is one of the safest countries in the world.Lots of Women decide to to have  a Solo holiday in Bhutan. How to get a visa to Bhutan? Indian nationals don't require a visa to enter Bhutan, and are given a seven-day entry-cum-stay permit at the immigration offices upon presentation of a passport or government-issued ID such as a voter's registration card. For foreign nationals/tourists, visas are arranged by your tour company and issued on arrival only to those on a prepaid all-inclusive tour.
6 Day Package with 4 Star Accommodation in bhutan
Phuentsholing Thimphu Paro

Package Itinerary

Day 1

Meet & Greet on arrival at NJP Railway Station / IXB Airport and transfer to Phuentsholing - The Gateway of Bhutan by Road from India. It is a thriving commercial center on the northern edge of the Indian Plains. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at Phuentsholing.

Day 2

After breakfast complete the immigration formalities and transfer to Thimphu (7,710 ft.) the capital city of Bhutan. On arrival check in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Thimphu.

Day 3

After breakfast visit Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Statue) a place for refreshing with a huge statue of Buddha on the top of the Kuensel Phodrang, National Memorial Chorten (Monument) & Folk Heritage Museum. Afternoon visit Sangaygang View Point, Changangkha Monastery, Takin Preserve Centre, the national animal of Bhutan can be seen here. In the evening, visit the Tashichho Dzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion). Overnight stay at Thimphu.

Day 4

After breakfast transfer to Paro. On the way visit the Tamchog Lhakhang – It is situated between Thimphu and Paro and it was built in the 13th century by Thangthong Gyalpo. He is also known as the Iron bridge builder. Situated on a hill top, we have to cross an ancient style bridge to reach the temple. On arrival in Paro, check in at the hotel. Afternoon visit Ta Dzong - National Museum with an excellent collection of arts, relics, religious thangkha, etc. Rinpung Dzong - Meaning "fortress of the heap of jewels". The dzong now serves as the administrative and judicial seat of Paro. Overnight stay at Paro.

Day 5

After breakfast hike to the famous Taktsang Monastery - called “Tiger’s Nest” (2hrs hike from the base camp). Later visit Drukgyel Dzong & Kyichu Monastery.Overnight stay at Paro.

Day 6 & 7

After breakfast check out from hotel and transfer to Phuentsholing. On arrival check in at the hotel.Overnight stay at Phuentsholing. Last Day After breakfast check out from the hotel and take the departure transfer to NJP Railway Station / IXB Airport for your onward journey.

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4 Day Package with 4 Star Accommodation in bhutan
Thimphu Paro

Package Itinerary

Day 1

Once you arrive in Paro, you will be received by our representative and guide who will transfer you to your hotel in Thimphu. Upon arrival, proceed for check-in at your hotel. Depending on arrival time, we can proceed for city sightseeing or relax in the hotel. Visit interesting weekend market (Thu-Sun). Vegetable vendors from different pockets of the country come to sell their products.

Day 2

In the morning we will visit Handmade paper mill, School of Arts and crafts (closed on Sundays, government holidays) where students learn 13 different arts used predominantly in Bhutan. We will also visit nearby folk heritage museum and National Library before lunch. After lunch, drive pass by Memorial Chorten built in memory of the 3rd King. Visit Buddha viewpoint, Changangkha Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the valley, Enclosure where a national animal, Takin are kept and Zilukha Nunnery. Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 3

After breakfast drive back to Paro and visit National Museum, the first of its kind which has a collection from natural history to religious paintings. Visit 17 century Paro Dzong (Fortress) on foot and continue walking through the oldest wooden bridge still in use. Evening stroll old Paro town and peep into some local handicrafts stores. One can also venture to try local restaurant for dinner. Overnight in Paro.

Day 4

n the morning, we will hike to Tiger’s Nest Temple, the most revered temple in the country that literally hangs on a granite cliff overlooking the Paro valley at 900m above the valley floor. The temple is associated with Guru Rimpoche who visited in 8th century and believed to have meditated three months in this cave and converted entire valley into Buddhism. It is 2 hours walk up hill for an average hiker, however it can take our almost entire day too. Evening back to the hotel and relax. Overnight in Paro

Day 5

Take away the sweet memories of Bhutan .Transfer to airport for your departure flight.

Day

4 Day Package with 4 Star Accommodation in bhutan
Thimphu Paro

Package Itinerary

Day 1

Meet &Greet on arrival at Paro Airport and transfer to Thimphu (7,710 ft.) the capital city of Bhutan. On arrival check in at the hotel. Evening explore the Thimpu town by walk. Overnight stay at Thimphu.

Day 2

After breakfast visit Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Statue) a place for refreshing with a huge statue of Buddha on the top of the Kuensel Phodrang, National Memorial Chorten (Monument) & Folk Heritage Museum. Afternoon visit Sangaygang View Point, Changangkha Monastery and Takin Preserve Centre, the national animal of Bhutan can be seen here. Later visit Tashichho Dzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion). Overnight stay at Thimphu.

Day 3

After breakfast transfer to Paro. On the way visit the Tamchog Lhakhang – It is situated between Thimphu and Paro and itwas built in the 13th century by Thangthong Gyalpo. He is also known as the Iron bridge builder. Situated on a hill top, we have to cross an ancient style bridge to reach the temple. On arrival in Paro, check in at the hotel. Afternoon visit Ta Dzong - National Museum with an excellent collection of arts, relics, religious thangkha, etc. Rinpung Dzong - Meaning "fortress of the heap of jewels". The dzong now serves as the administrative and judicial seat of Paro. Overnight stay at Paro.

Day 4

After breakfast hike to the famous Taktsang Monastery - called “Tiger’s Nest” (2hrs hike from the base camp). Later visit Drukgyel Dzong & Kyichu Monastery. Overnight stay at Paro.

Day 5

After breakfast check out from hotel and drop at Paro Airport for your onward journey. TOUR ENDS

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6 Day Package with 4 Star Accommodation in bhutan
Phuentsholing Thimphu Paro

Package Itinerary

Day 1

NJP Rly Station / IXB Airport – Phuentsholing (Distance: 170 kms. / Driving Time: 5 hrs. / Altitude of Phuentsholing: 293 mts.) Meet & Greet on arrival at NJP Railway Station / IXB Airport and transfer to Phuentsholing - The Gateway of Bhutan by Road from India. It is a thriving commercial center on the northern edge of the Indian Plains. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at Phuentsholing.

Day 2

After breakfast complete the immigration formalities and transfer to Thimphu (7,710 ft.) the capital city of Bhutan. On arrival check in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Thimphu.

Day 3

After breakfast visit Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Statue) a place for refreshing with a huge statue of Buddha on the top of the Kuensel Phodrang, National Memorial Chorten (Monument) & Folk Heritage Museum. Afternoon visit Sangaygang View Point, Changangkha Monastery, Takin Preserve Centre, the national animal of Bhutan can be seen here. In the evening, visit the Tashichho Dzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion). Overnight stay at Thimphu.

Day 4

After breakfast transfer to Paro. On the way visit the Tamchog Lhakhang – It is situated between Thimphu and Paro and it was built in the 13th century by Thangthong Gyalpo. He is also known as the Iron bridge builder. Situated on a hill top, we have to cross an ancient style bridge to reach the temple. On arrival in Paro, check in at the hotel. Afternoon visit Ta Dzong - National Museum with an excellent collection of arts, relics, religious thangkha, etc. Rinpung Dzong - Meaning "fortress of the heap of jewels". The dzong now serves as the administrative and judicial seat of Paro. Overnight stay at Paro.

Day 5

After breakfast hike to the famous Taktsang Monastery - called “Tiger’s Nest” (2hrs hike from the base camp). Later visit Drukgyel Dzong & Kyichu Monastery.Overnight stay at Paro.

Day 6 & 7

After breakfast check out from hotel and transfer to Phuentsholing. On arrival check in at the hotel.Overnight stay at Phuentsholing. Last day After breakfast check out from the hotel and take the departure transfer to NJP Railway Station / IXB Airport for your onward journey.

6 Day Package with 4 Star Accommodation in bhutan
Thimphu Punakha Paro

Package Itinerary

Day 1

‘I-Fly Tour’ guests will meet at Chhatrapati Shivaji Domestic airport, Mumbai as per their scheduled flight departure time and proceed to Paro. Today we visit Tamzhing Lhakhang monastery and the oldest bridge. We have a short Meet N Greet session before dinner.

Day 2

Today we explore the city of Thimphu. We visit Motithang mini zoo, Buddha Dordenma Statue (subject to operation) Chang Gangkha, Tashichho Dzong, National Library and Handicrafts Centre.

Day 3

Today we proceed to the low lands of Punakha valley. En route, we enjoy white water rafting (subject to operation). We then visit Dochula pass and 108 memorial chortens also known as Druk Wangyal Chorten. On arrival at Punakha we visit Punakha Dzong.

Day 4

Today we proceed to Paro. Upon arrival we visit Drukgyel Dzong, which is also known as Victory Fortress, Paro Dzong, Ta-Dzong, which is also known as National Museum, Kyichu Lhakhang - one of the oldest and most sacred shrines in Bhutan.

Day 5

Today we proceed to Chele-la-Pass (subject to operation). Chele-la-Pass is the highest motorable pass in Bhutan. Chele-la is a mountain pass located in the western region of the Paro valley. It is located between the two most picturesque locations in Bhutan - Haa Valley and Paro Valley. Later we enjoy the Bhutanese cultural program.

Day 6 & 7

Today we visit Taktshang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest), a trek of total 12 km. In the evening, we enjoy shopping at the local market. Last Day It’s time now to say goodbye to our tour companions. Let us be in contact with each other through email, Facebook…. And meet again on yet another memorable tour. See you all!! ‘I-Fly Tour’ guests will proceed to the airport as per the group flight schedule. Tour concludes.

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5 Day Package with 4 Star Accommodation in bhutan
Thimphu Paro

Package Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Thimpu from Paro via Private Non AC SUV (Standard) - Non AC Thimpu Check-in to Hotel in Thimpu

Day 2

Breakfast at Hotel in Thimpu Visit to Simtokha Dzong Memorial Chorten Buddha Dordenma

Day 3

Breakfast at Hotel in Thimpu Checkout from Hotel in Thimpu Private Non AC SUV (Standard) - Non AC for transfer from Thimpu to Paro Paro Check-in to Hotel in Paro

Day 4

Breakfast at Hotel in Paro Visit to National Museum of Paro Kyichu Lakhang

Day 5

Breakfast at Hotel in Paro Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest)

Day 6

Breakfast at Hotel in Paro Checkout from Hotel in Paro

6 Day Package with 4 Star Accommodation in bhutan
Thimphu Punakha Paro

Package Itinerary

Day 1

On arrival at Mumbai Airport, you will make your own way to International terminal for your flight to Paro. On arrival at Paro Airport, (2200Mts). After immigration formalities and baggage collection, you will be met by our representative and afterward drive to Thimphu, the capital town of Bhutan with an en-route stop at Chuzom, the confluence of Thimphu and Paro rivers. On arrival, in Thimphu check-into the hotel. Evening an exploratory walk around Thimphu main street and market area. Dinner & Overnight at the hotel in Thimpu

Day 2

n the morning, visit handmade paper mill, School of Arts and crafts (Closed on Saturday, Sundays & Government holidays) where students learn 13 different arts used predominantly in Bhutan. Later visit national library & Simply Bhutan museum. Also, experience Archery at the Museum Itself. Later drive pass by memorial Chorten built in memory of the 3rd King. Visit Buddha viewpoint, Changangkha Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the valley, Enclosure where national animal, Takin are kept and Zilukha Nunnery. Dinner & Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.

Day 3

Today’s drive passes through Dochula pass (3100mts) making the most beautiful pass in Bhutan. 108 Druk Wangyel Chortens, built over the pass by queen mother in 2003 marks the pass more important than another passes. When the weather permits one can enjoy a spectacular view of the highest mountains of Bhutan at a sight that stretches almost 180 degrees. After a photo break, we will continue our drive to warm valley of Punakha. On arrival, check into the hotel. Afternoon, we will visit the most beautiful Punakha Dzong, which houses the most elaborated temple in the country. The Dzong, showcase the finest example of the arts and crafts of Bhutan. Later in the day excursion to Chimi Lhakhang (from hotel it is about 15 minutes drive till motorable road and then walk starts through paddy fields and villages.Overnight at the hotel in Punakha.

Day 4

After breakfast drive back to Paro descending back down from Dochu La, follow the way back up the dramatic Wang Chhu and Paro Chhu river valleys, before crossing through Paro Town towards the north end of the valley. En route visit Simtokha Dzong, the place of profound tantric teaching, this dzong now houses a school for the study of the Dzongkha language. Later in the day after checking into the hotel, proceed to visit Ta Dzong, originally built as Watchtower, which now houses National Museum. The extensive collection includes antique thangka paintings, textiles, weapons & armor, household objects and a rich assortment of natural and historic artifacts. Then walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong, meaning (“fortress of the heap of jewels”), which has a long and fascinating history. Dinner & Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Day 5

It is one of the most famous of Bhutan’s monasteries, perched on the side of a cliff 900m above the Paro valley floor. It is said that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery and hence it is called ‘Tiger’s Nest’. Afternoon drive to Drukgyel Dzong, a ruined fortress where Bhutanese warriors fought Tibetan invaders centuries ago. The snowy dome of sacred Chomolhari, "mountain of goddess'' can be seen in all her glory from the approach road to the Dzong. On the way, visit the 7th century Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the 108 temples built in the Himalayas by Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo. The building of this temple marks the introduction of Buddhism in Bhutan. Evening an exploratory walk around Main Street and market area. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Day 6 & 7

After breakfast, take full day excursion to Haa valley. Adjoining the districts of Paro, Chhukha and Samtse, Haa valley is one of the most picturesque places in the Kingdom, spread over an area of 1706 sq. km. En route to Haa valley, take a short stop at Chelela pass. At an elevation of 3,988 meters, Chelela is considered to be one of the highest motorable passes in Bhutan. On arrival in Haa valley, visit the famous monasteries of Lhakhang Karpo (White temple) followed by Lhakhang Nagpo (Black Temple). The Ha Wangchuklo Dzong built in 1915 after the Dumchog Dzong was razed to the ground by fire is worth exploring, standing in the midst of lush greenery with its beautifully painted walls. Later explore Haa town and its market area and then return to Paro for an overnight stay. Overnight at the hotel in Paro. (Altitude 2,280m) Last day After early breakfast at the hotel, drive to the airport for flight to your onward destination. Our representative will help you with exit formalities and then bid you farewell.

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7 Day Package with 4 Star Accommodation in bhutan
Phuentsholing Thimphu Punakha Paro

Package Itinerary

Day 1 & 2

‘I fly Tour’ guests will meet at Chhatrapati Shivaji Domestic airport Mumbai as per the schedule flight departure time and proceed to Bagdogra. On arrival we drive to Phuntsholing. We have a short Meet n’ Greet session before dinner. Next Day Today we proceed to Thimphu. Welcome to Thimphu.

Day 3

Today we explore the city of Thimphu, we visit Motithang mini zoo - is a wildlife reserve area for the Takin, the national animal of Bhutan, Buddha Dordenma Statue, (subject to operations) Chang Gangkha, Tashichho Dzong, National Library, Handicraft Centre.

Day 4

Today we proceed to the low lands of Punakha valley. En route, we enjoy white water rafting (subject to operation). We then visit Dochula pass and 108 memorial chortens also known as Druk Wangyal Chorten. On arrival at Punakha we visit Punakha Dzong.

Day 5

Today we proceed to Paro. We visit to Drukgyel Dzong also known as Victory Fortress, Paro Dzong, Ta-Dzong, which is also known as National Museum, Kyichu Lhakhang - one of the oldest and most sacred shrines in Bhutan.

Day 6

Today we proceed to Chele-la-Pass (subject to operation). Chele-la-Pass is the highest motorable pass in Bhutan. Chele-la is a mountain pass located in the western region of the Paro valley. It is located between the two most picturesque locations in Bhutan - Haa Valley and Paro Valley. Later we enjoy the Bhutanese cultural program. We enjoy the shopping at local market.

Day 7 & 8

Today we proceed to Phuntsholing. Morning we visit Taktshang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest), a treak of total 12 km. Enroute we visit Kharbandi Gompa. Last day we proceed to Bagdogra. Its time now to say goodbye to our tour companions. Let us be in contact with each other through email, Facebook…. And meet again on one more memorable tour. See you all!! Guests will proceed to airport as per group flight schedule. ‘I fly Tour’ guests will proceed to airport as per group flight schedule. Tour concludes.

6 Day Package with 4 Star Accommodation in bhutan
Thimphu Punakha Paro

Package Itinerary

Day 1

Fly into Himalayas with Druk Air, Bhutan's National Air Carrier. As the aircraft enters the Paro valley, look down and you will see the Paro Dzong on the hillside overlooking Paro Chu (river) with Ta Dzong, formerly a watchtower and now the National Museum, above it. Received by our representative at the airport and transfer to Thimphu, the modern capital town of Bhutan. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.

Day 2

After breakfast, sightseeing in Thimphu valley including visit to the following : the National Library, housing an extensive collection of priceless Buddhist manuscripts, the Institute for Zorig Chusum (commonly known as the Painting School) where students undergo a 6 year training course in Bhutan’s 13 traditional arts and crafts. Later visit Textile and Folk Heritage Museum, a fascinating testimony of the Bhutanese material culture and living traditions. After lunch, visit King's Memorial Chorten continuously circumambulated by people, murmuring mantras and spinning their prayer wheels. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.

Day 3

After early breakfast, drive up to Dochu-la pass (3,088m / 10,130ft) stopping briefly here to take in the view and admire the chorten, mani wall, and prayer flags which decorate the highest point on the road. If skies are clear, the following peaks can be seen from this pass (left to right) : Masagang (7,158m), Tsendagang (6,960m), Terigang (7,060m), Jejegangphugang (7,158m), Kangphugang (7,170m), Zongphugang (7,060m), a table mountain that dominates the isolated region of Lunana - finally Gangkar puensum, the highest peak in Bhutan at (7,497m). Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4

After breakfast visit to Punakha Dzong, Built strategically at the junction of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve as the religious and administrative centre of the region, Punakha Dzong has played an important role in Bhutan’s history. Damaged by four catastrophic fires and an earthquake, the Dzong has been fully restored by the present King. Also visit Chimi Lakhang Temple. Overnight at the hotel in Punakha.

Day 5

After breakfast drive to Paro en route visit Simtokha Dzong. This dzong, built in 1627 is the oldest in Bhutan. It now houses the Institute for Language and Culture Studies. Afternoon in Paro, visit Ta Dzong, once a watchtower, built to defend Rinpung Dzong during inter-valley wars of the 17th century, Ta Dzong was inaugurated as Bhutan’s National Museum in 1968. Afterwards, walk down a hillside trail to visit Rinpung Dzong. Built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal , the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan, the Dzong houses the monastic body of Paro, the office of the Dzongda (district administrative head) and Thrimpon (judge) of Paro district. The approach to the Dzong is through a traditional covered bridge called Nemi Zam. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Day 6 & 7

After breakfast take an excursion to Taktsang Monastery, the most famous of Bhutanese monasteries. It is said that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery hence it is called “Tiger’s Nest”. The excursion to monastery takes about 5 hours for round trip. While return to Paro town visit en route Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom. Overnight at the hotel in Paro. Next day After early breakfast at the hotel, drive to the airport for flight to your onward destination. Our representative will help you with exit formalities and then bid you farewell.

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6 Day Package with 4 Star Accommodation in bhutan
Thimphu Punakha Paro

Package Itinerary

Day 1

On arrival at Paro Airport, (2200Mts). After immigration formalities and baggage collection, you will be met by our representative and afterwards drive to Thimphu, the capital town of Bhutan with en-route stop at Chuzom, the confluence of Thimphu and Paro rivers. Three different style of stupas ; Tibetan, Nepalese and Bhutanese adorn this confluence. On arrival, in Thimphu check-into the hotel. Evening an exploratory walk around Thimphu main street and market area. Overnight at the hotel in Thimpy

Day 2

In the morning, visit handmade paper mill, School of Arts and crafts (Closed on Saturday, Sundays & Government holidays) where students learn 13 different arts used predominantly in Bhutan. Later visit national library & Simply Bhutan museum. Also experience Archery at the Museum Itself. Later drive pass by memorial chorten built in memory of the 3rd King. Visit Buddha viewpoint, Changangkha Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the valley, Enclosure where national animal, Takin are kept and Zilukha Nunnery. Dinner & Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.

Day 3

Today’s drive passes through Dochula pass (3100mts) making the most beautiful pass in Bhutan. 108 Druk Wangyel Chortens, built over the pass by queen mother in 2003 marks the pass more important than another passes. When the weather permits one can enjoy a spectacular view of the highest mountains of Bhutan at a sight that stretches almost 180 degrees. After a photo break, we will continue our drive to warm valley of Punakha. On arrival, check into the hotel. Afternoon, we will visit the most beautiful Punakha Dzong, which houses the most elaborated temple in the country. The Dzong, showcase the finest example of the arts and crafts of Bhutan. Later in the day excursion to Chimi Lhakhang (from hotel it is about 15 minutes drive till motorable road and then walk starts through paddy fields and villages. This is total about 1.1/2 hour walk, including both way). The Chimi Lhakhang, situated on a hillock in the centre of the valley, also known as the temple of fertility. A walk through the village near the temple will give you rare glimpses into the daily life and lifestyle of the villagers. Dinner & Overnight at the hotel in Punakha.

Day 4

After breakfast hike up through fields of chilies, cabbages and rice along the banks of the Mo Chhu to Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten (approx. 2 hours round trip walk), a stunning monument recently built by the Queens and consecrated in 1999. Afternoon visit Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang nunnery: Perched on a ridge amid pine trees and overlooking valleys of Punakha and Wangduephodrang, gleams the magnificent structures of Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang(Temple). The temple houses a 14-foot main bronze statue of Avalokiteshvara (Chenrigzig chagtong chentong). Other statues include those of Guru Padmasambawa, Gautama Buddha, Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, Tsela Namsum, the 21 Taras and Tsepamay (Buddha of longevity). The Avalokiteshvara statue, one of the biggest in the country, was the handiwork of entirely local Bhutanese artisans. Dinner & Overnight at the hotel in Punakha.

Day 5

After breakfast drive back to Paro descending back down from Dochu La, follow the way back up the dramatic Wang Chhu and Paro Chhu river valleys, before crossing through Paro Town towards the north end of the valley. En route visit Simtokha Dzong, the place of profound tantric teaching, this dzong now houses a school for the study of the Dzongkha language. Later in the day after checking into hotel, proceed to visit Ta Dzong, originally built as Watchtower, which now houses National Museum. The extensive collection includes antique thangkha paintings, textiles, weapons & armour, household objects and a rich assortment of natural and historic artifacts.Then walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong, meaning (“fortress of the heap of jewels”), which has a long and fascinating history. Along the wooden galleries lining the inner courtyard are fine wall paintings illustrating Buddhist lore such as four friends, the old man of long life, the wheel of life, scenes from the life of Milarepa, Mount. Sumeru and other cosmic Mandala. Dinner & Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Day 6 & 7

t is one of the most famous of Bhutan’s monasteries, perched on the side of a cliff 900m above the Paro valley floor. It is said that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery and hence it is called ‘Tiger’s Nest’. Afternoon drive to Drukgyel Dzong, a ruined fortress where Bhutanese warriors fought Tibetan invaders centuries ago. The snowy dome of sacred Chomolhari, "mountain of goddess'' can be seen in all her glory from the approach road to the Dzong. On the way, visit the 7th century Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the 108 temples built in the Himalayas by Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo. The building of this temple marks the introduction of Buddhism in Bhutan. Evening an exploratory walk around Main Street and market area. Overnight at the hotel in Paro. Last Day Depart Paro After early breakfast at the hotel, drive to the airport for flight to your onward destination. Our representative will help you with exit formalities and then bid you farewell.

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