Magical Bhutan 4 Nights / 5 Days

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The Land of Thunder Dragon

Magical Bhutan 04 Nights/ 05 Days

Day 01| Arrival Paro –Thimphu (1.5 Hrs.)
Early morning flight to Paro, Bhutan (Please check the flight timing).The flight from
Delhi/Kathmandu is considered as one of the most scenic flight offering the view of the
world’s top ten highest peaks. Upon your arrival in Paro airport our guide will be there to
welcome you and transfer to Thimphu. After Lunch visit the Memorial Chorten (temple)
built in memory of the late 3rd King. This place now happens to be a get together point for
the elderly people, who spend their whole day chanting prayers and meeting their friends.
Visit Changangkha Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the valley offering a beautiful view of
the valley. Enclosure where the national animal, Takins are kept and drive to visit the largest
and the newly built statue of Buddha offering magnificent view of entire Thimphu valley.
After 5 PM, visit the fortress of Thimphu, Tashichho Dzong, which houses the throne of
the king. Evening walk around the happening town, the largest and the most crowded town
in Bhutan. Overnight: Thimphu| Altitude: 2300m

Day 02| Thimphu – Punakha (3 Hrs)
Morning visit the happening weekend market (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) where the locals
from the surrounding villages come to sell their produce. They sell their goods and in return
they buy their basic necessities. In olden days, barter system was practiced by everyone.
Visit the traditional Hand Made Paper Mill. Visit the School of Arts and Crafts where
students learn 13 different arts used predominantly in Bhutan. Visit Folk Heritage Museum
which explains how a traditional house used to be like in the olden days. Later visit the
National Library which houses the collection of Bhutanese rich religious text and the
contemporary Buddhism teachings from master all around the world. Drive further up to
visit the Dechenphodrang monastic school and meet the young monks. Later continue to
Zilukha nunnery to meet the nuns and interact with them. Lunch in the town and drive to
Punakha crossing over Dochula pass (3200 mts). If the weather permits one can enjoy a
spectacular breath taking view of the highest mountain peaks of Bhutan at a sight that
stretches almost 180 degrees. Take a break and walk around the newly built 108 stupas and
continue to the sub tropical valley of Punakha offering a different vegetation. En route just
before arriving the hotel, taka a nice hike through the paddy field and old village to visit
Chimi Lakhang, the temple of fertility associated with religious art of phallus.
Overnight: Punakha| Altitude: 1350m

Day 03| Punakha – Paro (4.5 Hrs)
If you are staying in hotel Meri Puensum, hotel Zandopelri or hotel Densa, early morning
it will be a treat to walk up to the hilltop to visit the nunnery and interact with the nuns and
enjoy the magnificent view of Punkha and Wangdi valley. Later after breakfast drive to
visit Punakha Dzong (fortress), which houses the most elaborated temple in the country.
This is a must to see fortress in Bhutan and a fine example of Bhutanese rich Art and
Architecture. Retrace your drive back to Paro. En route could stop in Thimphu for lunch.
After lunch could continue some of the sightseeing that you might have had missed earlier.
Later in the afternoon continue your drive to Paro. Upon arrival in Paro, visit Paro Dzong
(Fortress) on foot and continue walking through the oldest wooden bridge still in use.
Continue further to stroll around the old Paro town and peep into some local handicrafts
stores. Could get some opportunity to see the traditional game, Archery match going on.
Evening back to the hotel.
Overnight: Paro| Altitude: 2200m

Day 04| Paro Sightseeing
Morning drive to the base for the hike (3 hrs uphill) to Tiger’s Nest, the most revered temple
in the country that literally hangs on a granite cliff over looking the Paro valley. Most of
the day will go on the hike. On the way back, if you have the energy and time visit the
Kichu Lhakhangs, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan which marks the beginning of
Buddhism in the country. Hot stone bath available at an additional cost. Farewell dinner
with your guide.
Overnight: Paro

Day 05| Departure
Morning transfer (15 mins) to the airport for your departure flight. Your guide will bid you
farewell at the airport.

 

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