THE ROYAL BHUTAN




Destination: THIM 2N + PUNAKHA 1N + PARO 2N
Duration: 05 Nights & 06 Days
Code: EWHBHT 04

Itinerary of the package :

Day 01 :: Arrive Paro. Transfer to Thimphu. Sightseeing Thimphu.

Pick-up from Paro airport & transfer (65 kms–1.15 hrs drive) to Thimphu. After check in at hotel, half day sightseeing Thimphu. Thimphu the capital city of Bhutan.  Visit King’s Memorial Chorten (Monument), Chang Gangkha Monastery (one of the oldest monastery in the valley), National Zoo (contains national animal takin), National Library (collections of holy scripts) & BBS Tower Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 02 :: Thimphu sightseeing.

Visit Folk Heritage Museum, Textile Museum, School of Arts and Crafts (also known as the painting school), National Institute of Traditional Medicine, Traditional Paper Factory (made from Daphne plant). Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 03 :: Early morning transfer to Punakha/Wangdue (via Dochula Pass). Punakha / Wangdue sightseeing.

Morning drive (70 kms/2.30 hrs) to Wangduephodrang, with a stop en route for tea at Dochu La Pass (3,100 meters), where on a clear day you can get spectacular views of the Himalayas. In Wangdue, stop at Mehsina village & visit Chime Lhakhang – The Temple of Fertility built in 15th century by Lama Drukpa Kinley. (This monk is popularly known as the Devine madman for his philosophy, “Salvation through sex”). Afternoon drive to Punakha, the former capital of Bhutan, and visit Punakha Dzong, which is noteworthy both for being one of the most beautiful dzongs in Bhutan and also for having been built by the first Shabdrung in 1637. Overnight in Punakha.

Day 04 :: Morning transfer to Paro. Half day sightseeing Paro.

Morning transfer (160 kms/4 hrs) to Paro. After lunch drive 12kms north of Paro to hike to Tango (Horse’s Head) monastery. It will take about 45 minutes to hike to the monastery. Tango Monastery is a Buddhist college, and it’s the residence of the Desi Tenzin Rabgye, a young boy who is the reincarnation of the 16th-century monk who built Tango. Overnight in Paro.

Day 05 :: Full Day sightseeing Paro.

Visit the Ta Dzong, a circular fortress that once protected this valley from the Tibetan invasion. It is now the National Museum with an excellent collection of Bhutanese antiquities. A short drive back to the Paro Rinpung Dzong which was built and consecrated in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. This Dzong is also the administrative seat of the district of Paro and it also contains a state monastic community of about 200 members. Afternoon will drive up to visit Drugyel Dzongwhich is located upstream to the end of the paved road. This Dzong was also built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel in 1647 to commemorate his victory over the Tibetans in 1644. While coming back from Drugyel Dzong visit ‘Tiger’s Nest’ base camp & Kitchu monastery. The evening ends with a walk through the Paro’s main shopping district. The local shops sell a variety of goods-groceries, textiles as well as prayer flags. Overnight in Paro.

Day 06 ::

Depart Bhutan. –Tour end with sweet memories.

Hotel Details :

Hotels Recommended Or Similar

Destination

Luxury(4*)

Superior(3*)

Deluxe(2*)

Standard

Thimphu 

 Druk/Hotel Khang Residence/Galingkha

Hotel Migmar/Hotel River View/Hotel Jumolhari

Hotel Dragon Roots/Hotel Peaceful Resort/Hotel Wangchuk/Hotel 89/Hotel Raven inn

Hotel Norling/Hotel Garuda Inn/Hotel Destiny/Hotel Chophel Norkye

 

Paro

Hotel Tenzinling Resort/Kichu Resort/Jamka Resort

Hotel Olathang/Day Kyed Resort/Tiger Nest/Uguen Phendaling

Hotel Sonam Trophel/Galling Resort/Dechen Hill Resort

Tashi Lhading Resort/Hotel Silver Pine/Hotel Jigmaling/Hotel KK/Hotel Valley View

Punakha

Hotel Meri Puen Sun/Damchen/Dragon Nest

Hotel Meri Puen Sun/Damchen/Dragon Nest

Kimgaling/Dochula Resort/Zangthopelri

Hotel Tashiling/ Hotel YT

The following points are to be noted for Child Rate

 ** Children above 10+ years will be charged 100% as per Adult Rate

** Children of 5+ to 10 sharing parent’s room will be charged as per CWB or CNB

** Children below 5 years Complimentary.

 (Hotels are very strict with the child policy. Please carry the age proof so that it can be produced when asked)

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