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Arrival in Phuntsholing
Today you will arrive at Phuntsholing and transfer to hotel for an overnight stay.
Phuentsholing - Thimphu (2500m 185 kms 06 hours)
Depart for Thimphu, the Capital of Bhutan.
On the way visit the famous Kharbandi Gonpa, and witness the scenic view of the plains of India.
You will be passing numerous small town of Gedu, Chukha and Chunzom, at the confluence of Pa Chu and Thin Chu.
Continue the drive to reach the capital.
Rest of the time at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Thimphu – Punakha
After breakfast depart for Punakha.
The view over the Himalayas at Dorchula Pass at 10,500 feet is one of the most spectacular sights in all Bhutan.
Added is the 108 chortens (small stupas) making it a visual delight. Retrace back towards Punakha and visit Chimi Lhakhang.
Take the picturesque walk through the paddy field to reach the Chhimi Lhakhang. Further drive to Punakha, and visit the most beautiful Dzong in Bhutan built in 1637 by Shabdrung, the spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan prior to the present dynasty.
Overnight at the hotel.
Punakha – Paro (2300m 130 kms 05 hours)
After breakfast retrace back towards Dochula Pass and Simtokha to drive towards Paro. Upon arrival check in at the hotel.
Visit the National Museum which houses and impressive collection of fine arts, paintings, bronzes, textiles, jewellery and handicrafts sections as well as galleries of stamps for which the Country is very popular.
Also visit the Rinpung Dzong,
Overnight at the hotel
Paro (Hike to Taktsang Monastery)
After breakfast drive 20 minutes to the end of the valley.
Drive to Rumthangka and have the glorious view of Taktsang.
Taktsang Monastery, clinging on the steep rock, is one of the holiest temples in Bhutan.
The return hike will take about 05-06 hours.
Visit Kyichu Temple (built by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gompo in the 7th century).
Rest of the time free for souvenir shopping in the small town of Paro.
Overnight at the hotel.
Paro – Phuentsholing
Retrace back towards Phuentsholing and get dropped at the airport.
End of tour.
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