Bhutan Tour 6 Nights 7 Days

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  • Trip Duration 7 Days
  • Destination Bhutan
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Transportation NA
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6 Nights 7 Days

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01:Kathmandu – Paro: After breakfast, transfer to airport and fly to Paro. Upon arrival meet assistance at the airport and drive to Thimphu (55 kilometers). In the evening visit walk around Thimphu city overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.
  • Day 02:Thimphu - Punakha (72 Kms, 3 hours drive). After the breakfast drive to Punakha2.3hours, The route takes you past Simtokha dzong but you turn left at the crossroads and as you ascend there is a good overview of the dzong. The pass lies at 1050ft/3100m, there are a hundred and eight chortens. These were constructed as recently as 2004 and this is known as the Druk Wangyel chortens or chortens of the victory of the Druk Gyalpo, built by Queen Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck. If the weather is clear you can seen the great Himalayan Speaks, afternoon short hike to Chime Lhakhang atop a small hillock. It is s a pleasant 3-40minute walk from the road head. Through cultivated fields and up a gentle slope. This lhakhang dates back to 1499 and was built by Lama Drukpa Kinley. O/N Hotel
  • Day 03:Punakha- Sightseeing: Full day Punakha/Wangdue sightseeing, visit the Punakha Dzong, the former winter capital and present administrative scat of the district. It is also the winter residence of the central monastic body. The Dzong (fortress) lies between two rivers, the Pochu and Mochu, uncaring male and female rivers. It was built in 1637 AD. Visit Wangdiphodrang Dzong, perched on a promontory 13 km away from Punakha. The Dzong was built in 1638 A.D. O/N. at Punakha.
  • Day 04:Punakha- Thimphu. Drive back to Thimphu for 3hrs. Afternoon sightseeing at Thimphu visit National Memorial Chorten, Changankha lhakhang (oldest monastery from Thimphu Valley) visit National Memorial Chorten, Mini Zoo (National animal taken) The Institute for Zorig Chusum( The institute of 13 traditional arts and crafts. Evening free for shoping. O.N at Thimphu.
  • Day 05:Thimphu day Hike: Drive to end of Thimphu Valley, Hike to Cheri Monastery, and The monastery was built on this mountain in 1619. The covered bridge leading to monastery is new, but it is built in traditional style with cantilevers and shingles. Evening drive to Paro. O/N at Paro.
  • Day 06:Paro Sightseeing: After breakfast a short drive takes us to Satsam Chorten, the trail climbs through beautiful pine forest, many of the trees festooned with Spanish moss, and an occasional grove of fluttering prayer flags. We stop for a rest and light refreshments at the Taktsang Jakhang (cafeteria) and then walk a short distance until we see, clearly and seemingly within reach, Taktsang monastery. The primary Lhakhang was built around Guru Rimpoche's meditation cave in 1684 by the Penlop of Paro, Gyaltse Tenzin Rabgay, this incredible monastery clings to the edge of a sheer rock cliff that plunges 900 meters into the valley below. Legend has it that Guru Padmasambhava, the tantric mystic who brought Buddhism to Bhutan in 747 AD, flew here on the back of a flying tiger, Dorji Drolo, said to be his favourite consort.

    After lunch, visit the Ta dzong, an ancient watchtower, which has been, since 1967, the national museum of Bhutan then visit Rimpung Dzong (Paro Dzong) built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. The Dzong presently houses administrative offices. In the evening, visit the Drukgyel dzong, now in ruins was built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to commemorate the victory over the Tibetan invaders in1644; the dzong name's means indeed "victorious Druk". The Dzong was used as an administrative center until 1951 when a fire caused by butter lamp
    destroyed it. Then visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of Bhutan's oldest and most sacred monasteries dating from the introduction of Buddhism in the 8th century and Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Paro

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