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This is the prefix plan of this tour. It can be a change according to your time and schedule.
ARRIVAL AT PARO AIRPORTThe flight into Bhutan takes you close to the great Himalayas, offering dazzling scenic views of some world's highest glacial peaks. As you Thimphu Bhutan Tour Packageenter Paro valley, you will sweep past forested hills with the silvery Pa Chu (Paro river) meandering down the valley below. Paro Dzong (fortress) and Ta Dzong (watchtower) on the hills above the town will be a fine sight. Travel Magica representative will meet you at Paro airport, and after completion of arrival formalities you will be transferred to Bhutan's capital, Thimphu, an exciting blend of tradition and modernity. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.
THIMPHU VALLEY SIGHTSEEINGStart your day with a filling breakfast at the hotel. Today's full day of sightseeing in Thimphu valley includes: National Library, which holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist texts and manuscripts, some dating back several hundred years, as well as modern academic books mainly on Himalayan culture and religion. Institute for Zorig Chusum (commonly known as Painting School) where students undertake a six-year course on the 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan. Textile and Folk Heritage Museum: These museums, both of which opened in 2001, provide fascinating insights into Bhutanese material culture and way of life. National Memorial Chorten: The building of this landmark was envisaged by the third king, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, as a monument to world peace and prosperity. Completed in 1974 after his untimely death, it is both a memorial to the Late King ("the Father of modern Bhutan") and a monument to world peace. The paintings and statues inside the monument provide a deep insight into Buddhist philosophy. Trashichhoedzong: This impressive fortress/monastery houses Secretariat building, the throne room of His Majesty, the King and various government offices. It is also the summer residence of Chief Abbot and central monk body. Handicrafts Emporium: This government-run enterprise displays a wide range of beautifully hand-woven textiles and craft products. It also carries a small collection of books on Bhutan, Buddhism and Himalayan culture. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.
THIMPHU - TRONSGA(200Km, 6hrs approx)After early breakfast, drive up to Dochu-la pass (3,080m) 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 (7,158 m ), Kangphugang (7,170 m ), Zongphugang (7, 060 m ), a table mountain that dominates the isolated region of Lunana - finally Gangkar puensum, the highest peak in Bhutan at 7,497m. Then continue onwards, reaching Wangduephodrang town in time for lunch. From Dochu-la pass, it is a long, winding descent into the Wangduephodrang valley, which is about 1,700m below the pass. Take lunch at Wangduephodrang town, then continue on to Trongsa across Pele-la pass (3,300m/10,830 ft), the traditional boundary between east and west. The pass is marked by a large white chorten prayer flags. There is an abrupt change in vegetation at this point, with mountain forest replaced by high altitude dwarf bamboo. Stop en route at Chendbji Chorten, patterned on Kathmandu's Swayambhunath Stupa, with eyes panted at four cardinal points. It was built in the 18th century by Lama Shida from Tibet, to cover the remains of an evil spirit that was subdued at this spot. Arrive at Trongsa late afternoon and check into the Hotel for the night.
TRONSGA - BUMTHANG(68km, 2.5hrs approx)After breakfast, visit Trongsa Dzong, built in 1648 it was the seat of power over central and eastern Bhutan. Both the first and second Kings of Bhutan ruled the country from this ancient seat. All five Kings were invested as Trongsa Penlop ('governer') prior to ascending the throne. The Dzong is a massive structure with many levels, sloping down the contours of the ridge on which it is built. Then drive to Bumthang, 68 km from Trongsa, a journey of about 3 hours, over the Yutong-la pass (3,400m/ 11,155 ft). The road winds steeply up to the pass, 28 km from Trongsa, then runs down through coniferous forest into a wide, open cultivated valley known as the Chumey valley. Overnight at the lodge in Bumthang.
BUMTHANG SIGHTSEEINGBumthang is the general name given to combination of four valleys - Chumey, Choekhor, Tang and Ura with altitude varying from 2,600m to 4,000m. It is home to many of prominent Buddhist temples and monasteries. Visit Kurje Lhakhang, where the saint Padmasambhava subdued a local demon and left his body imprint on a rock., the Jambay Lhakhang (7th century temple), Tamshing Lhakhang (housing some of the oldest wall paintings in Bhutan) and Jakar Dzong (administrative center of the region). Stroll in the village, visit the little handicrafts shop at the entrance to the town, and perhaps take refreshments at a local restaurant. Overnight at the Hotel in Bumthang.
BUMTHANG - PONAKHA(200KM, 6hrs approx)After breakfast, explore further the fascinating valley of Bumthang. Then proceed to Punakha, stopping along the way at Trongsa for lunch, which would be served in local restaurant, famous for its cuisine. Visit Wangduephodrang Dzong. Stretched along the hilltop above the confluence of Punakha Chu and Tang Chu rivers, the imposing Wangduephodrang Dzong is the town's most visible features. Overnight at the hotel in Punakha.
PUNAKHA - PARO(127Km, 4hrs approx)After a luscious breakfast at the hotel, begin the 6th day of your Bhutan trip by going by the Punakha Dzong. Take a terrifying yet energizing stroll on the longest suspension extension of Bhutan. A short time later, go to Paro and check in at your inn. Spend the night going to the National Museum and in addition the Paro Dzong Fortress. Continue to the town and invest some energy at recreation before coming back to hotel for medium-term remain.
PARO ADVENTURES DAYPost a delicious breakfast at the hotel, leave for days hike to Tiger's Nest Temple. This Temple overlooks a sheer drop and clings to cliff, 900 m above the valley floor. After this adventure, your Bhutan travel itinerary to take you to visit the Drukgyel Dzong. Spend the evening at leisure in Paro as you visit some of the local markets. Return to your hotel for overnight stay.
DEPART FROM PAROAfter the last breakfast in Bhutan, check out from your hotel and drive to Paro Airport. Head back home with a treasure of memories of this beautiful and serene land. Your Bhutan tour package terminates here.
PARO – TRUNSGA – BUMTHANG – THIMPHU – PUNAKHA – PARO
Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern edge, is known for its monasteries, fortresses (or dzongs) and dramatic landscapes that range from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. In the High Himalayas, peaks such as 7,326m Jomolhari are popular trekking destinations. Paro Taktsang monastery (also known as Tiger’s Nest) clings to cliffs above the forested Paro Valley.
This is a prefix package, Inclusion depends on the final email quotation.
Accommodation in 3*/4* Hotels / Similar.
01 Deluxe room with complimentary services.
08 Nights Accommodation in Bhutan.
Pickup & Drop from Airport/Railway Station.
Sightseeing Tour by Swift Dzire/ Indigo or Similar as per the itinerary.
The tour guide (Games & Activity Planner) included as per the plan. – Optional
Any expense occurred due to exigencies.
Travel Insurance & Gov. taxes.
Monument visit fee or any entry fee or Camera fees.
Any personal expenses, laundry, shopping, tips etc.
Air & Train fare.
Club entry & bonfire or parties are subject to availability.
Heater Charges per night.
Any adventure activities.
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