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6 Days 5 Nights
Thimpu
Thimpu
Itinerary

Day 1THIMPU

We take a Druk Air flight into Paro. We arrive in the freshness of Paro valley and our representatives will take us to Thimphu (one and a half hour) via Taktsang Lhakhang (temple) called the tiger’s lair clinging to the black rock mountain. We spend the night in our hotel in Thimphu. (D)

Day 2THIMPU

We take a full sight-seeing trip today including the famous Memorial Chorten built in honor of 3rd king HM Jigme Dorje Wangchuk, Tashichoe Dzong (seat of government), Changlimithang and the weekly market, Changangkha Lhakhang and Simtokha Dzong, guarding the entrance into Thimphu. (B, L, D)

Day 3THIMPU-TONGSA

We take a morning drive to Tongsa in central Bhutan over the Black Mountains and Pele La pass (3300 m or 10825 ft.). The drive takes 7 hours and packed lunch is prepared for the journey. Tour highlight is the Tongsa Dzong founded in 1543, a masterpiece of architecture containing a maze of courtyards, passageways, corridors and additional 23 temples. We spend the night here in a lodge. (B, L, D)

Day 4TONGSA-GANTEY,GOMPA-PHOBJIKA,VALLEY-WANGDI

Tongsa-Gantey,Gompa-Phobjika,Valley-Wangdi
We head back towards Thimphu stopping by the important cultural, historical and natural sites enroute. Packed lunch is again prepared for the journey. The first stop is at Gantey Gompa (monastery) perched atop a small hill that arises from the floor of Phobjika Valley. The valley of Phobjika, home of the migratory black-necked crane is one of the most beautiful spots in Bhutan. Our second is at Wangdi Phodrang where a dzong is spectacularly perched at a spur on the confluence of two rivers. We stay here in a hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 5WANGDI-PUNAKHA-THIMPU

Wangdi-Punakha-Thimphu
We take a morning drive to Punakha the old capital of Bhutan to visit Punakha Dzong (fort) built in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, the most famous name in Bhutanese history. We then return to Dechen Resort, Mendigang for lunch before proceeding to Thimphu over the Dochu La pass where we stop for some tea and view the eastern Himalayas. We return to Thimphu in the evening. (B, L, D)

Day 6THIMPU-PARO-ONWARDDESTINATION

We take an early morning bed tea and drive to Paro airport to meet our flight to onward destination with packed breakfast. (B, L, D)

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