Bhutan 6 Day Tour
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Destination for this trip:
Bhutan; Paro, Bhutan; Punakha, Bhutan; Thimphu, Bhutan
Length of trip:
Approximate price of this trip per person:
from $ 1000 to $ 1500
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Detailed Description of this trip:
During this 6 day Bhutan Tour, you will visit Paro, Thimphu, Punakha and Wangdiphodrang. In Thimphu, you will visit the Zulikha Nunnery, Takin reserve, Changangkha lhakhang, and the folk heritage museum.
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Day 1 - Thimphu
Paro–Thimphu (2hours drive).
Your guide will be waiting for you outside the airport with a card bearing your name.
After lunch drive to Thimphu. In Thimphu visit the Zulikha Nunnery (your guide will time your visit so that you are in the nunnery when the nuns are praying. That’s towards the evening), Takin reserve, Changangkha lhakhang and the folk heritage museum. Evening at leisure. Walk around the Thimphu town.
Overnight in Thimphu.
Day 2 - Punakha
Thimph-Punakha (3 hours drive).
Thimphu, perhaps the most unusual capital city in the world, is a bustling town which is home to the revered Bhutanese royal family, the Royal Government and Judiciary and to several foreign missions and development projects. Visit Tashichhodzong, the main secretariat building which houses the throne room of His Majesty, the king of Bhutan.
Bhutan’s national Library is located close to the Thangkha painting school and contains arguably the best collection of religious and historical literature in the Himalayas. Bhutan has its own brand of Himalayan medicines which can be seen at the indigenous Hospital near the painting school. In the afternoon, visit the memorial chorten, a pious landmark for Thimphu’s residents, erected in 1974 by the mother of the third king in memory of her son.
Private Car Service
Evening drive to Punakha across dochula pass (10,500feet).
Overnight at the hotel in Punakha.
Day 3 - Thimphu
Punakha-Wangdiphodrang-Thimphu (5 hours drive).
Punakha served as the capital of Bhutan until 1955. The town of Punakha, while dominated by its Dzong, developed in 1990s through several Government-sponsored development programs. Visit Punakha Dzong. In spite of four catastrophic fires and an earthquake that destroyed many historic documents, Punakha dzong houses sacred artifacts and the embalmed body of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal (spiritual and temporal ruler). Later drive to Wangduephodrang, the last town on the highway before entering central Bhutan. Sitting on top of the hill looking out over the junction of two rivers, Wangduephodrang’s formidable Dzong is the town’s most visible feature. In the 17th century Wang due plays a critical role in unifying western, central and southern Bhutanese districts.
Also visit the local market.
Private Car Service
After lunch drive to Drive to Thimphu.
Overnight in a hotel in Thimphu.
Day 4 - Paro
The valley of Paro contains a wealth of attractions. In the morning, visit the castle shaped Ta Dzong. Once a watch tower built to defend Rinpung Dzong during inter-valley wars of the 17th century, Ta Dzong has housed the nation’s heritage in Bhutan’s national Museum since 1967. Then walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong which has a long and fascinating history. Rest of the evening at leisure.
You can go shopping or simply walk around the Paro valley.
Overnight in Paro.
Day 5 - Paro
In the morning, visit a nursery school. Witness a school assembly where children sing the National anthem and a prayer to the lord of wisdom/knowledge. Then visit Drugyel Dzong, Kyichu lhakhang. In the afternoon, hike to the Taktsang monastery, which is a good half day hike. The Taktsang monastery is built on a sheer rock cliff of almost 200m drop. It's one of the most spectacular monasteries in the kingdom. In the evening, visit a traditional farm house which offers an opportunity to mingle with local people. If you prefer, you can take a hot-stone-bath (stones are heated over a fire. The bath is believed to cure many ailments) and enjoy a traditional Bhutanese meal.
Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
Day 6 - Paro
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