Bhutan Trip to the Land of Dragon

Overview

“Treat yourself to the amazing vistas of Bhutan, The land of dragons and also an upcoming offbeat destination of Asia. In this trip we’ll pass through ancient monasteries, traditional settlements, experience new culture and a different set of life. You’ll also get an opportunity to shop for traditional crafts, bamboo products, stone carvings etc etc. Places Covered: Phutsholing, Thimphu, Wangdi, Punakha, Paro,Bagdogra

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Short Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Bagdogra and Transfer to Phuntsholing Day 2: Phutsholing – Thimphu Day 3: Thimphu Day 4: Wangdi – Punakha – Paro Day 5: Paro Day 6: Paro – Phuntsholing Day 7: Phuntsholing – Bagdogra

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Bhutan Trip DAY 01: ARRIVAL AT BAGDOGRA AIRPORT – PHUNTSHOLING

Meet & Greet upon arrival at Bagdogra Airport and transfer to Phuntsholing (298Mts / 977Fts), a small town at the Indo-Bhutan border. Overnight at Hotel

Bhutan Trip DAY 02: PHUNTSHOLING – THIMPHU (178 KMS /06 HRS)

After breakfast drive to Thimphu (178 KMS /06 HRS, 2134Mt/7000Fts), the capital of Bhutan, lies at an elevation of 2300m. Visitors can enjoy relaxing walk in the valley at evening. Overnight at Hotel

Bhutan Trip DAY 03: THIMPHU – (70 KMS / 03 HRS)

After breakfast go for half day Thimphu sightseeing visit Memorial Chorten – the Stupa built in 1974 in the memory of late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. The paintings and images inside the monument provide a rare sight into Buddhist philosophy. Also visit Motithang zoo and Viewpoint. Afternoon drive to Wangdiphodrang (70 KMS / 03 HRS, 1350Mts / 4430Fts), the last town on the highway before entering central Bhutan. The drive over Dochu La pass is very scenic with fascinating view of mountains of Bhutan. Overnight at Hotel

Bhutan Trip DAY 04: WANGDI – (PUNAKHA) – PARO (135 KMS / 05 HRS)

After breakfast leave for Punakha, the valley, which lies amidst snow-capped mountain peaks, served as capital of Bhutan until 1955. Visit Punakha Dzong built at the confluence of the Po and Mo Chu Rivers in the 17th Century by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel served as capital of Bhutan until 1955. The Dzong houses sacred artifacts and the embalmed body of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. Drive to Paro (135 KMS / 05 HRS, 2134Mts / 7000Fts). Overnight at Hotel.

Bhutan Trip DAY 05: PARO

After breakfast go for Paro Sightseeing – visit the ruined fortress of Drugyel Dzong which still attracts visitors due to the strategic location of the fort. The fort defended the Paro valley from the Tibetan invasion from the north in the early 17th century. On clear weather Mount Chomolhari 7320 meters can be seen towering over the Dzong. Proceed through the beautiful valley to the watch tower or locally known as Ta-Dzong. Visit Ta Dzong (National Museum) Opening Hours – whole week – 0900HRS TO 1600HRS & Closed On National Holidays , which was built in 1651 as a watchtower. Since 1951 the Dzong has been re-established as the National museum and holds fascinating collections of art and religious Thankha paintings. A short walk downhill to the Rinpung Dzong which serves as the administrative center and school for monks. Walk further down crossing the traditional bridge into Paro Town. Overnight at Hotel.

Bhutan Trip DAY 06: PARO – PHUNTSHOLING (176 KMS / 06 HRS)

After breakfast drive to Phuntsholing (176 KMS / 06 HRS) Overnight at Hotel.

Bhutan Trip DAY 07: PHUNTSHOLING – BAGDOGRA AIRPORT

After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Bagdogra Airport for your onward connection.