5 Days Bhutan Tour Itinerary
5 Days Bhutan Tour Itinerary will cover Paro, Thimphu, and Punakha Valley. The highlight of this tour is hiking the Tiger’s nest monastery.
Bhutan is rich in cultural diversity and richness are profound. As such, strong emphasis is laid on the promotion and preservation of its unique culture, come and witness its uniqueness.
Detailed Itinerary for 4 Nights Bhutan Tour:
Day 01: Arrive Paro
Druk Air flight to Bhutan provides during clear weather the most fascinating view of Himalayan scenery. Whether flying along with the Himalayan range from Kathmandu over the foothills from Calcutta, each flight is a mesmerizing feat and offers an exciting descent into the Kingdom.
On arrival at Paro airport, immigration and custom formalities and then received by our representative, for about 2 hours interesting drive to Thimphu, the modern capital town of Bhutan. Evening free. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.
Day 02: Thimphu/Punakha
Thimphu, perhaps the most unusual capital city in the world. Is a bustling town, which is he home to the Bhutanese Royal Family, the Royal Government, and Judiciary and to several foreign missions and development projects.
Morning visit to Tashichhodzong, the main secretariat building which houses the throne room of His Majesty, the King of Bhutan. Also it is summer residence of Je Khenpo, the Chief Abbot. Bhutan’s National Library is located close to the Art School and contains arguably the best collection of historical and religious literatures in the Himalayas. Bhutan has its own brand of Himalayan medicines and this can be seen at the Indigenous Hospital near to the Art School. Afternoon visit, the Memorial Chorten, a pious landmark for Thimphu’s residents erected in 1974 by the mother of third King in memory of her son.
Visit to one of the Handicrafts Emporium would be interesting which offers wide assortment of beautifully hand-woven and crafted products. Also visit the Textile and Folk Heritage Museum opened in 2001.
Evening drive to Punakha across Dochula pass (10,500) feet). Overnight at the hotel in Punakha.
Day 03: Punakha – Paro
Punakha served as the capital of Bhutan until 1955. The town of Punakha, while dominated by its Dzong houses sacred artifacts and the embalmed body of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.
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, Wangdue played a critical role in unifying western, central and southern Bhutanese districts. Also, visit here local market.
After lunch drive to Paro en route visiting Simtokha Dzong. Built in 1627, the oldest Dzong in Bhutan houses the School for Buddhist studies.
Arrive Paro and check into hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
Day 04: Paro
The valley of Paro contains a wealth of attractions. Morning visit castle shaped Ta Dzong. Once a watchtower built to defend Rinpung Dzong during inter-valley wars of the 17th century, Ta Dzong has housed the nation’s heritage, Bhutan’s National Museum since 1967. Then walk down on trail to visit Rinpung Dzong, which has a long and fascinating history.
After drive to ruins of Drukgyal Dzong, 18 km from Paro town on the north side of the valley. It was from here that the Bhutanes repealed several invading Tibetan armies during the 17th century. Also visit Kichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and the most sacred shrines of the Kingdom.
Evening visit to a traditional farmhouse which offers the opportunity to mingle with local people and to get idea on their life style. Later visit few Handicraft Souvenir shops. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
Day 05: Depart from Paro
After break fast drive to Paro airport for flight to onward destination.
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