Day 1 | From Paro to Thimphu
Taking our flight from Dhaka, we will arrive at the Paro airport within just about an hour. Throughout our journey we will enjoy the breathtaking views of the Himalaya Mountains, including the sacred Jumolhari and Jichu Drake peaks in Bhutan. On arrival we will be greeted by our representatives and transferred to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan.
Thimphu is a small, charming capital city, probably the smallest capital in the world, resting in the heart of the Himalayas. It sits in its own valley fanning out from the river. The skyline hardly changes as new buildings are all constructed in traditional Bhutanese style. Though a small town, Thimphu is a charming place. Every shop is stacked with multiple products -from grocery to textiles to shoes and handicraft products. Increasing number of shops sell imported goods brought in from Thailand, Hong Kong and Singapore because of Druk Air's connection to Bangkok. The town is also filled with bars selling all kinds of alcoholic drinks.
HANGING BRIDGE :
On the way to Thimphu, we will spend time on HANGING BRIDGE over PACHU river.
After check in, we will have lunch at the hotel. After lunch,
Chang Gangkha Monastery which is one of the oldest monasteries in the valley,
We may visit Nannery point to have a close view of Thimphu Tashicho Dzong – The national parliament house and the king’s palace.
On our way back, we will pay a visit to Buddha Point, another place from where you can get a good overview of the Thimphu valley. It is again a short drive from the town. You can pay your obeisance and offer prayers to the Buddha, the largest statue in the country and then walk around and take a glimpse of the valley.
In the afternoon, we will have time to stroll down to the local market. Where we will find CLOCK TOWER and Weekend Market . We will spend the overnight at Thimphu.
Day 2 | Thimphu Punakha
After having breakfast, drive to Punakha (three hours’ drive). Punakha served as the capital of Bhutan until 1955. It is still the winter residence of Jekhenpo (Chief Abbot) and the monks of Thimphu. The low altitude and temperate climate makes the valley one of the most fertile in Bhutan and allows two rice crops a year. On a clear day, there are splendid views of the distant Himalayas at Dochula Pass ( 3100m) on the way to Punakha from Thimphu. Check-in the hotel and have lunch.
After lunch,we will visit Punakha Dzong and Chimi Lhakhang.Punakha Dzong wasbuilt in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel to serve as the religious and administrative centre of the region. It is located strategically between the confluence of Pho Chu (Male River) and Mo Chu (Female River). The Dzong was damaged by an earthquake, fire, flood a number of times, and destroyed many historic documents. However, the Dzong has been fully restored to its original splendor by the present king.
At the afternoon drive to PARO and night stay.
Day 3 | Paro - Dhaka
Tigers Nest Monetary :
Taktshang (Tiger Nest) and start gradual ascent towards Taktshang about two hours of hike to Temple. Tiger nest is one of the most sacred temples for Buddhist, which was founded by a Great Indian Buddhist master known under the name of Guru Padmashambhava. The legend says he was born as an eight year old boy from the blue lotus in a lake at Danakosha. During eight century, this great master arrived here in Takshang riding on the flying tigress in the form of Drojidroley(fierce thunderbolt) subsequently meditated here for about three month and subdued many evil spirits.This temple hangs on the face of sheer cliff about 900 m above the Paro valley. The view from the temple courtyard is spectacular. Guide will take you to the BASE.
After lunch we will move to Airport for Dhaka.
Considering the weather and climate and due to any unwanted situation, Tour itinerary may be changed.
|Hotel (Thimpu)||Hotel Migmar, Namselling Butique, Hotel River Side, Hotel Gakyil, Hotel Dorji Element, Hotel Norbuling, Hotel Osel, Hotel Namgay Heritage or Sililar Category|
|Hotel (Paro)||Mandala Resort, Khankhu Resort, Rema Resort, Metta Resort, Janka Resort, Tenzinling Resort or Similar Category|
|Hotel (Punakha)||Pema Karpo Hotel, Meri Puensum Resort, Hotel Dochula Eco Resort, Hotel Kingaling or Similar category|
Mixed Veg or jam+Butter
Tea or Coffee
Plain Rice/Fried Rice (Veg/Egg)
Chicken and Fish or beef
Plain Rice or Fried Rice (veg/egg)
Chicken and Beef or Fish
Aloo Gobi or mixed veg