06 Days - Best of Bhutan (Paro, Thimphu, Punakha)
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06 Days - Best of Bhutan (Paro, Thimphu, Punakha)

6 days
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Day 01: Paro Arrival – Thimphu

Arrive in Paro, the national Bhutan airport, you will be welcomed by your Asia Senses tour guide and driver then transferred to Thimphu, the capital city. In Thimphu, we will take a visit to National Memorial Chorten, Changangkha Lhakhang Monastery, Thimphu Radio Tower Hill.

If we have time, we will wander and explore the fascinating streets of Thimphu, the world’s only capital city without a traffic light!

Day 02: Thimphu Sightseeing

Today, we will visit Tashichho Dzong, Chagri Dorjeden Monastery, a Buddhist monastery in Bhutan established in 1620 by Ngawang Namgyal, Thimphu Institute of Zorig Chusum, Folk Heritage Museum Kawajangsa, Royal Textile Academy, Motithang Takin Preserve, Buddha Dordenma statue and the incredible Textile Museum. Evening is free at leisure and you can stroll in the town, visit local handicraft shops, do shopping as you like.

Day 03: Thimphu - Punakha

Start our sightseeing day with a visit to Simtokha Dzong, one of oldest Dzong in Thimphu. Afterwards, we depart Thimphu for Punakha, a former capital of Bhutan. On the way, we will stop to visit Dochula Pass at an altitude of 3150m dotted with colorful prayer flags and 108 Stupa. After lunch, we will stop at Sopsokha village roadside and take a stroll (about 20 minutes) through the rice fields to Chimi Lhakhang, a pilgrimage site for childless couples. Upon arrival Punakha, visit Punakha Dzong

Day 04: Punakha – Paro

In the morning, we drive to Yabesa village and hike to through rice fields and up to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten which sits high above Punakha Valley, affording panoramic views of the verdant hillsides below. After that, we drive back to Thimphu where you will have an opportunity to visit handicraft and souvenir stores. From Thimphu, we drive to Paro and visit Rinpung Dzong.

Day 05: Paro – Taktsang Lhakhang “Tiger's Nest”

After an early breakfast we drive up to the starting point and prepare for our Bhutan trekking to the legendary Taktsang (Tiger's Nest). On the way back, stop then have lunch at the cafeteria. If your energy allows, we drive to the ruins of the 17th-century Drukgyel Dzong which was a fortress and Buddhist monastery, now in ruins, located in the upper part of the Paro District. Following the Drukgyel Dzong visit, it is worth stopping at the 7th-century Kyichu Lhakhang, one of Buthan's oldest and most beautiful temples.

Day 06: Paro Departure

After breakfast at the hotel, free at leisure until our guide and driver transfer you to Paro airport to catch your departure flight.
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  • FREE Bhutan Visa
  • FREE 1 complimentary beer and water for each meals
  • 05 hotel night accommodation
  • Local English speaking guide
  • All meals on the tour
  • Transportation in Bhutan
  • FREE bottled drinking water
  • FREE 1 postcard per person to send back home
Not included
  • International flights not indicated
  • Travel and medical insurances.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, souvenirs.
  • Tips for your guide and driver
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is formal
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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