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ID: 1256
Offered by Company : ID 1915
Country : Bhutan
Destinations : paro (Paro), thimphu (Thimphu)
Duration : 5 – 6 day(s)
Minimum Price : $200 USD ( Per Person)
Maximum Price : $240 USD ( Per Person)
Type : Private,Customized
Season : All Year Round
Trip Categories : Culture Tour
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Visit to Tashichhodzong, zulikha Nunnery, Takin reserve, Changangkha monestry. Half day hike to Taktsang Monestry. Visit to the place where traditional hot-stone-bath is still being used.

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Day 01: Paro - Thimphu (2hours drive)

Your guide will be waiting for you outside the airport with a card bearing your name. After lunch drive to Thimphu. In Thimphu visit the Zulikha Nunnery (your guide will time your visit so that you are in the nunnery when the nuns are praying. Thats towards the evening), Takin reserve, Changangkha lhakhang and the folk heritage museum. Evening at leisure. Walk around the Thimphu town. Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 02: Thimph/Punakha (3 hours drive)

Thimphu, perhaps the most unusual capital city in the world, is a bustling town which is home to the revered Bhutanese royal family, the Royal Government and Judiciary and to several foreign missions and development projects. Visit 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. Bhutans national Library is located close to the Thangkha painting school and contains arguably the best collection of religious and historical literatures in the Himalayas. Bhutan has its own brand of Himalayan medicines and this can be seen at the indigenous Hospital near the painting school. Afternoon visit, the memorial chorten, a pious landmark for Thimphus residents, erected in 1974 by the mother of the third king in memory of her son. Evening drive to Punakha across dochula pass (10,500feet). Overnight at the hotel in Punakha.

Day 03: Punakha/Wangdiphodrang/Thimphu (5 hours drive)

Punakha served as the capital of Bhutan until 1955. The town of Punakha, while dominated by its Dzong, developed in 1990s through several Government-sponsored development programs. Visit Punakha Dzong. In spite of four catastrophic fires and an earthquake that destroyed many historic documents. Punakha dzong houses sacred artifacts and the embalmed body of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal (spiritual and temporal ruler). 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, Wangduephodrangs formidable dzong is the towns most visible feature. In the 17th century Wang due plays a critical role in unifying western, central and southern Bhutanese districts. Also visit the local market.After lunch drive to Drive to Thimphu. Overnight in a hotel in Thimphu

Day 04 Thimphu - Paro:

The valley of Paro contains a wealth of attractions. Morning visit castle shaped Ta Dzong. Once a watch tower built to defend Rinpung Dzong during inter-valley wars of the 17th century. Ta Dzong has housed the nations heritage in Bhutans national Museum since 1967. Then walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong which has a long and fascinating history. Rest of the evening at leisure. You can go shopping or simply walk around the Paro valley. Overnight in Paro.

Day 05: Paro.

Morning visit a nursery school. Witness a school morning assembly where children sing the National anthem and a prayer to the lord of the wisdom/knowledge. Then visit Drugyel Dzong, Kyichu lhakhang. Afternoon hike to taktsang monastery, its a good half day hike. Taktsang monastery is built on a sheer rock cliff of almost 200mts drop. Its one of the most spectacular monasteries in the kingdom. Evening visit a traditional farm house which offers opportunity to mingle with local people. If you prefer you can take a hot-stone-bath (stones are heated over a fire. Red hot stones are immersed in a large wooden trough filled with water where a person can remain immersed. The bath is believed to cure many ailments) and enjoy a traditional Bhutanese meal. Overnight at the hotel in Paro

Day 06. Fly out

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