Thunder Dragon

Departure Date

07 Nov - 07 Nov

Duration

6 nights 7 days

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Maximum Seats

12

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Tour Summary

Day 1   : Arrival in Paro, then transfer to Thimphu. Visit the old iron bridge, Chuzom, Memorial Chorten, BBS tower, Motithang Takin Preserve, Tashichho Dzong. Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 2   : Drive to Punakha. On the way, stop to see Druk Wangyal Chorten. In Punakha, visit Punakha Dzong and Chimi Lhakhang. Overnight in Punakha.

Day 3   : Drive to Phobjikha valley. Visit Gangtey monastery and Black necked Crane center. Overnight in Phobjikha valley.

Day 4   : Drive from Phobjikha to Thimphu. Visit Folk heritage museum, Buddha Dordenma, Simtokha Dzong, National library and evening local market. Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 5   : Drive to Paro. Visit Paro National museum, Ringpong Dzong and Kyichu Lhakhang. Overnight in Paro.

Day 6   : Morning hike to Taktsang monastery, afternoon visit Drugyal Dzong and evening stroll in the town. Overnight in Paro.

Day 7   : Departure

Tour Day by Day

Day 1

Arrival in Paro and drive to Thimphu

On arrival at Paro International Airport, you will be received by our representatives. Drive towards capital city of Bhutan, Thimphu. On the way visit, old iron bridge and Chuzom, where you can see three types of chorten (Bhutanese, Nepalese and Tibetan styles). Lunch at local restaurant in Thimphu. Then visit the memorial chorten that is built in memory of Third Druk Gyalpo and dedicated to world peace. Visit BBS tower to see Thimphu valley. Later visit Motithang Takin Preserve to see takin, the National animal of Bhutan. In the evening visit Tashichho Dzong that has been seat of government since 1952 and presently houses the throne room and office of the King. Overnight at hotel in Thimphu.
Day 2

Thimphu to Punakha

After an early breakfast, drive to Punakha (77 kms, the drive takes about 2 and half hours). On the way, stop at Dochula pass (3100 m) to enjoy the most beautiful view of the entire Eastern Himalayan Mountain ranges. Besides, you will also get to see the 108 Miniature Stupas at Dochula Pass. On reaching Punakha visit the Punakha Dzong, the second largest and second oldest Dzong constructed in 17th century. Afternoon visit Chimi Lhakhang, a Buddhist monastery or temple built by 14th Drukpa Hierarch Nagwang Choegyel in 1499 and learn more about Bhutan’s history, arts and religions. Overnight in Punakha.
Day 3

Punakha to Phobjikha valley

After breakfast, drive out of Phobjikha valley which will take approximately 3 hours . On the way you can witness Wangdue Dzong, constructed in 1638 atop a high ridge between the Punak Chhu and Dang Chhu. It was seriously damaged by a fire in 2012 and is under restoration. Upon reaching Phobjikha valley, visit Gangtey monastery, founded in 1613 by Je Kuenga Gyaltshen. It is the main seat of Pema Lingpa tradition of Nyingma Pa situated on atop of hill at an altitude of 2800. After lunch, visit Black necked Crane center. Overnight at hotel in Phobjikha.
Day 4

Phobjikha to Thimphu

After breakfast, drive back to Thimphu. After reaching Thimphu, visit Folk Heritage Museum, Buddha Dordenma (a huge gold-plated bronze statue of Buddha situated atop a hill in Kuenselphodrang Nature Park known as Buddha point), Simtokha Dzong (one of the oldest fortresses in Bhutan, built in 1629 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal who unified Bhutan), and the National Library. Later in the evening visit a local vegetable market. Overnight in Thimphu.
Day 5

Thimphu to Paro

After breakfast, set off for Paro. After reaching Paro, visit Paro National Museum which is set in Paro Ta Dzong, an ancient watchtower that now displays hundreds of ancient Bhutanese artifacts and artwork including traditional costumes, armor, weaponry and handcrafted implements used in daily life. Then visit Ringpong Dzong, a fortress and Buddhist monastery of Drukpa lineage of Kagyu school. It also houses government administrative offices of Paro Dzongkhag. After, visit Kyichu Lhakhang the oldest Buddhist monastery built in the 7th century by the Tibetan king.
Day 6

Hike to Taktshang

After breakfast, a short hike to Taktsang Monastery, 10 kms away from Paro Town. This monastery is the most famous religious site of Bhutan. The temple complex is first built in 1692 and it is said that Guru Padmasamvaba meditated here in the 8th century. Lunch at Taktshang cafeteria. On the way back, drive to Drugyal Dzong, a ruined fortress considered the most beautiful and famous archaeological sites in Bhutan. It is dated to 17th century and was destroyed by a fire in 1951. It is an important heritage site due to its contribution in the defense of the region. In the evening, stroll around Paro Town. Overnight in Paro.
Day 7

Departure

In the morning, drive to the airport for departure.

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