The Essence of Bhutan – Paro, Phobjikha, Thimphu & PunakhaPlan my trip
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Enjoy this luxury trip to Bhutan, covering Phobjikha Valley, Punakha, Thimphu & Paro in your private SUV with a driver guide, and staying at some of the stunning hotels in Bhutan. Get in touch with us to explore The Essence of Bhutan !
Paro Phobjikha Thimphu & Punakha
6 nights’ hotel as per itinerary
Private vehicle for 7 days – 01 Nos SUV (Santafe/Kia Sportage/ Tucson) with driver
Professional English-Speaking Guide
Entry fee to local sightseeing
International & Domestic airfares from India. (Airfare pricing quoted separate)
Immunisation, inoculation and medication
All other items of a personal nature
All services not specified above
Day 1 : Thimphu
Upon arrival at Paro airport, you will be met by our guide driver, who will transfer you to your Hotel in Thimphu. stay at Thimphu for 2 nights on bed, breakfast and dinner basis.
Day 2 : Thimphu
After breakfast, visit folk heritage houses that give you an understanding about the Bhutanese lifestyle at the rural community, thereafter visit the School of Arts and crafts (closed on Sundays, government holidays) where students are taught 13 different arts. Drive pass by Memorial Chorten built-in memory of late 3rd King. Visit the Buddha viewpoint, the world's largest Buddha in a seated position. Visit Takin at the reserve, the national animal of Bhutan which has a unique creation history behind, then visit the textile museum collection, a house of the expensive textiles of Bhutan. Overnight in Thimphu.
Day 3 : Punakha
After breakfast, check out and drive to Punakha through the most beautiful Dochula pass 3150m. Candles like 108 Druk Wangyel Chortens built over the pass give an amazing photo stop. On a clear day, you can enjoy the spectacular view of the highest mountains of Bhutan at a sight that stretches almost 180 degrees. After the break, continue the scenic downhill drive. Visit Lamperi Botanical Garden that gives a wide knowledge of flora and fauna of Bhutan. Visit the most beautiful Punakha Dzong, showcase the finest example of the arts and crafts of Bhutan. Enjoy the walks on the suspension bridge over Male River, said to be the longest of its kind in Bhutan. Join the nuns for evening prayer at Sangchen Dorji Lhuendrup nunnery which ends the day. Stay in Punakha for 1 night on bed, breakfast & dinner basis.
Day 4 : Phobjikha
After breakfast, take a hike to Chimi Lhakhang, the temple of fertility. Later escape to the valley of black-necked cranes and rhododendron forest Phobjikha often called Gantey. Stopover at Wangdue to see ruins of Wangdue fortress which is under construction. Our scenic drive through the belt of Wangdue to Phobjikha gives an amazing drive. Cross the beautiful Pelela range to enter into the valley. A Visit between May to Jun is greeted with beautiful rhododendrons and November to February gives the chance to see the world's rare bird black-necked cranes. On arrival, visit Gangtey Gompa, the oldest and largest monastery. From the temple, take a beautiful downhill gangtey trail talk for two hours, walking is not recommended for rainy days. Depending on time, visit the crane center, house of information about world rare bird, black-necked cranes. Overnight in Phobjikha for 1 night on bed breakfast & dinner basis.
Day 5 : Paro
After your breakfast, retrace the drive back to Paro via Dochula and Thimphu. In Paro, visit 17th century Paro Dzong and Ta Dzong, a unique national museum having a masterpiece of various collections. Visit 8th-century Kyichu Lhakhang and enjoy outdoor activities wearing Gho/Kira, play archery at outdoor centers. Stay in Paro for 2 nights on bed, breakfast & dinner basis.
Day 6 : Paro
This morning after breakfast, take a hike to Bhutan's most revered monuments, the Taktshang Goemba, more commonly referred to as the “Tiger’s Nest”. The four-hour trek offers a spectacular view of this sacred monastery. After lunch, we will visit Drukgyel ruin Dzong and the national museum if time permits. Overnight in Paro
Day 7 : Paro International Airport
After breakfast check out and you will be transferred to Paro International Airport for your flight back home.
Tiger's Nest - Paro
Le Meridien Thimphu
Dhensa Boutique Resort
Six Senses Gangtey
Le Meridien Paro, Riverfront