Glimpses of Bhutan

  • Phuntsoling
  • Thimpu
  • Paro

Daywise Tour Plan

  • Day 1

    Arrive Phuentsholing from Bagdogra / NJP

    Arrive Phuentsholing and transfer to the hotel. Process for route permit and rest of the day at leisure. O/n at Phuentsholing.

  • Day 2

    Phuentsholing - Thimphu – capital city 179 km 5 -6 hrs drive

    Morning transfer to the capital city Thimphu through the mountains, this journey is of almost unbelievable beauty. The road leads from the northern Indian tea plantations through endless turns, hair pin bends and daring stretches carved into the mountain rock via Chukka to Thimphu. Check in the hotel. Afternoon you can relax and in the evening spend some time in clock tower square. O/n at Thimphu.

  • Day 3

    Thimphu sightseeing

    When in Thimphu you got to prepare for surprises where this unique capital has no traffic lights but adopted its own version of the British – Indian colonial times traffic policemen who can startle you and memorize others with his elaborate hand gestures, sometimes he may be signaling stop when it looks like go but don’t worry you can observe the flow and notice his smile as you stare at him. Sightseeing includes the Folk Heritage Museum, National Library, Handicraft Center to view the traditional arts, the indigenous Medicine Hospital, the Painting School and from the road point take a glimpse of TashichhoDzong. Further drive uphill and visit Takin Zoo where you will find national animal of Bhutan. Afternoon visit National Memorial Chorten a stupa dedicated to the third king of Bhutan and Buddha statue. Evening take a walk to the main city from Clock tower square. O/n at Thimphu.

  • Day 4

    Thimphu - Paro valley 65 km 1 hr drive

    Morning drive to Paro valley and visit the National Museum housed in a round fortress called as the Ta Dzong considered to be one of the best natural history museums in Asia where it has a fine collection of natural and historic artifacts. Just below Ta Dzong lies Paro Dzong. Afternoon visit Paro Penlop Heritage Farm house, KyichuLhakhang, the monastery dates back to 7th century and is one of the oldest and most sacred the ruins of DrukgyelDzong, a 17th century fortress that used to keep invaders from Tibet and in 1951 the fort was destroyed by fire. On the way back drive till the base of the world famous “Tigers Nest “or popularly known as “Taktsang” one of the popular spiritual heritage sites. It was here that the great tantric master Guru Padma Sambhava flew in from Tibet on a tiger to bring Buddhist teachings to Bhutan. Rest of the day at leisure.  O/n at Paro.

  • Day 5

    Paro – Phuentsholing 172 km 5 – 6 hrs drive

    Morning transfer to Phuentsholing and before reaching Phuentsholing stop and visit KharbandiGompa. Check in the hotel and evening at leisure.O/n at Phuentsholing.

  • Day 6

    Departure

    Morning transfer to depart for your next destination.


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