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Home > India Tour Packages > The Himalayan Splendor of Bhutan
The Himalayan Splendor of Bhutan
Duration : 07 Nights & 08 Days
Destination :  Paro - Thimphu - Trongsa - Bumthang - Punakha – Paro

Day 01 : Arrive Paro - Thimpu
Today morning on arrival at Paro, our company representative shall meet you and assist you. Later transfer to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. En-route visiting the 17th century Simtokha Dzong, a school for Buddhist studies nearby Thimpu which was built in 1627. Upon arrival at Thimphu, check-in to your pre-booked hotel. Evening is free at leisure. Overnight stay is in Thimpu.

Day 02 : Thimphu
Today morning post breakfast proceed towards the sightseeing tour which includes visit to National Library to see the rare and precious collection of Buddhism and the handicraft emporium, Thangka painting school known for its tango paintings, King’s Memorial Chorten - stupa which was built in 1974 in the memory of late Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, third king of Bhutan, Tashichho Dzong – situated on the bank of the river. It is the main Secretariat building which houses the throne room of his Majesty, the King of Bhutan, Golf course of Bhutan which is a nine hole circuit that is far more picturesque than its testing.  Later after sightseeing drive back to hotel. Overnight stay is in Thimpu.

Day 03 : Thimphu – Trongsa

Today morning after having breakfast in hotel drive upto Dochu-la pass. Later enjoy a short halt at Gangkar puensum and explore the beauty of the highest peak in Bhutan at 7,497 metres. Thereafter, continue your drive towards Wangduephodrang, last town on the central highway before entering central Bhutan. From Dochu-la pass, it is a long, winding descent into the Wangduephodrang valley, which is about 1,700m below the pass. After having lunch in Wangduephodrang, proceed towards Trongsa across Pele-la pass, the traditional boundary between east and west. Stop en route at Chendbji Chorten, built by a lama named Shida in the 18th century. It is patterned on Kathmandu's Swayambhunath Stupa, with eyes panted at four cardinal points. Later in evening arrive at Trongsa and check into the lodge for the night.

Day 04 : Trongsa – Bumthang
Today morning post breakfast visit Trongsa Dzong, dedicated to King Gesarof Ling, largest dzong fortress in Bhutan which was built in 1648 by Shabdrung. It was the seat of power over central and eastern Bhutan. The Dzong is a massive structure with many levels, sloping down the contours of the ridge on which it is built. Later drive towards Bumthang passing over the Yutong-la pass, consists of the four mountain valleys of Ura, Chumey, Tang and Choekhor ("Bumthang"), although occasionally the entire district is referred to as Bumthang valley. On arrival at Bumthang, visit Kurje Lhakhang, where the saint Padmasambhava subdued a local demon and left his body imprint on a rock. Later also visit Tamshing Monastery, founded in 1501 by Terton Pema Lingpa which houses some of the oldest wall paintings in Bhutan, Jambey Lhakhang - built in the 7th century by Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo, Jakar Dzong - administrative centre for Bumthang valley and houses the regional monk body. Evening stroll in the village and enjoy shopping of handicrafts items. Overnight stay is in Bumthang.

Day 05 : Bumthang – Punakha
Today morning post breakfast, explore the fascinating valley of Bumthang. Thereafter proceed towards Punakha. En-route stopping along the way at Trongsa for lunch. Later continue your drive towards Punakha. On the way, visit the Wangduephodrang Dzong, the town's most visible feature, which played a critical role in unifying the western, central and southern Bhutanese districts. Upon arrival at Punakha, check in to your pre-booked hotel. Overnight stay is in Punakha.

Day 06 : Punakha – Paro

In the morning, visit Punakha Dzong, a massive complex built at the confluence of two rivers. En-route visit the traditional Bhutanese Farm House where you will witness insight into the local lifestyle of Bhutanese. Upon arrival at Paro, transfer to your hotel. Evening is free at leisure. Overnight stay is in Paro.

Day 07 : Paro Sightseeing
Today morning post breakfast proceed for the sightseeing tour of Paro. Startyour sightseeing tourwith visit to the perfectly symmetrical Rinpung Dzong, built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngwang Namgyal, the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan. Later also visit Ta Dzong, the watchtower for the Paro Dzong. Later in afternoon, enjoy an excursion tour to the burnt ruins of Drugyel Dzong, located 18 kms on the upper part of Paro. This monastery was built in 1647 to commemorate the Bhutan’s victory over the Tibetans. Evening is free at leisure. Overnight stay is in Paro.

Day 08 : Paro Depart

Today morning on time, you will be transferred to the airport to board the flight towards onward journey.