Bhutan Exotica

Destination : Bhutan Exotica ( In & Ex Paro )
Duration : 08 Nights & 09 Days
Code : EWHBHT 11

Itinerary of the package :

Day 01 :: Pick-up from Paro airport & transfer to Thimphu hotel. 

Pick-up from Paro airport & transfer (65 kms – 1.15 hrs drive) to Thimphu. Check in at the hotel. Overnight in Thimphu.


Day 02 :: Thimphu sightseeing .

After breakfast visit Takin Zoo, BBS Tower , Chang Gangkha Monastery, Buddha Point, Changlimthang Stadium & Archery ground. Afternoon visit Tashichho dzong ( Outside view), National Memorial Chorten, Government-run Handicrafts Emporium and local crafts shops. Overnight stay at Thimphu


Day 03 :: Thimphu to Punakha /Wangdue via Dochula pass

After permit  ( Permit is not issued on Saturdays, Sundays & Govt holidays) drive (70 kms / 2.30 hrs) to Punakha/Wangdue, 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.  En route you can visit Mehsina Village & Chime Lhakhang .  Visit Punakha Dzong & Sangchen Dorji Lhendrup Nunnery in Punakha. Overnight in Punakha/Wangdue.


Day 04 :: Day excursion to Phobjikha valley. Evening back to Punakha.

After breakfast excursion to Gangtey & Phobjikha- [alt. 3000m] : The valley of Gangtey is one of the most beautiful spots in Bhutan. The surprise of finding such a wide, flat valley without any trees after the hard climb through dense forests is augmented by an impression of vast space. On the valley floor lays the village of Phobjikha which is famous for Black Necked Cranes. The cranes migrate here from Central Asiatic plateau to escape its harsh winters. Return at Punakha/Wangdue. O/n Punakha/Wangdue .


Day 05 :: Morning transfer to Paro.

Morning transfer (160 kms / 4 hrs) to Paro. Check in at the hotel.  Overnight in Paro.


Day 06 :: Excursion to Haa valley  via Chelela pass ..

Early morning drive to Haa via Chele-la pass. After driving through blue pine & rhododendron forest for 45 km, reach Chele-la pass ( 4200 meters). From this point one can have a superb views of Mount-Chomolhari & Jichu Drakey. This is a very good place to walk around for few minutes enjoying the view. Drive on to Haa, descending all the way for another 22 km (Approx 01 hr drive)), finally reaching Haa.Explore the sightseeing at Haa. Later in the afternoon drive to Paro same way back.  Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
Day 07 :: Paro sightseeing. 

After breakfast, visit Ta Dzong (National Museum) and then walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong which has a long and fascinating history. Afternoon visit Drukgyel Dzong, the ruined fortress from where Bhutanese repelled several invasion by Tibetan armies. Later visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom. Return at hotel. Overnight at Paro..


Day 08 :: Paro sightseeing. 

After  early morning breakfast hike to Taktsang or ‘’Tiger’s Nest’’ Monastery . It takes approx  3 hrs hike one way.  Return at hotel by afternoon. Evening is free.  Overnight in Paro.


Day 09 :: Drop to Paro International airport. Depart Bhutan. Tour Ends

After breakfast drop to Paro airport.Tour end with sweet memories.


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