DAY 01 ARRIVAL PARO/THIMPHU
arrival at Paro Airport, you will be received by our representative and
drive one and half hours through the terraced fields along the banks of the
Paro Chu (Chu means river) down stream to its confluence with Wangchu, then
up-valley to Thimphu. Overnight in hotel.
DAY 02 THIMPHU - SIGHTSEEING
Full day sightseeing of National Library, Arts and Crafts School, Nunnery
Monastery, Jungshi paper factory, Tashichho Dzong, handicraft shops and
towards evening stroll in the town. Overnight in hotel. - Cultural Tour to Bhutan
DAY 03 THIMPHU - GANGTEY
Early breakfast and drive to Gangtey with a pause at Dochula pass
(10,000ft) and continue drive through the forest of magnolia and
rhododendrons to Punakha for lunch. After lunch visit Punakha Dzong and
continue drive to Gangtey. Overnight in lodge. - Cultural Tour to Bhutan
DAY 04 GANGTEY - BUMTHANG
Morning visit Gangtey Monastery, and drive to Bumthang with a pause at Tongsa
for lunch. During this journey one can have a good view of high Himalayan ranges
from Pelela pass (3300m) with a drive through the dense forest of Magnolia &
rhododendron trees. Overnight in lodge. - Cultural Travel to Bhutan
DAY 05 BUMTHANG - SIGHTSEEING
you will be sightseeing in and around Bumthang. Morning visit Jampa Lhakhang
built in the 7th century, by Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo. One of the 108
temples built by him throughout Tibet and the Himalayas to overcome a demon
giantess. Further up visit Kurje Lhakhang (Ku means "body", Je
means"imprint"). It is one of the most sacred in Bhutan as Guru
Rinpoche meditated here and left the imprint of his body on a rock.
Afternoon visit Tamshing Lhakhang, which is famous for its old paintings
inside and then Kencho Sum Lhakhang, famous for its broken bell. Back to
hotel and take rest. A full day sightseeing in Bumthang valley with a visit
to Jampa Lhakhang, Kurje Lhakhang, Tamshing Monastery, Konchosum Lhakhang
and Lamae Gompa. Late afternoon stroll around Bumthang town and visit Swiss
cheese factory. Overnight in tourist lodge. - Cultural Trip to Bhutan
DAY 06 BUMTHANG - THIMPHU
Today the drive to Thimphu takes about 7-8hrs with the certain stops on the
way for photographs. Stop at Chendibji Chorten to have picnic lunch.
Continue drive to Thimphu. Overnight in hotel.
DAY 07 THIMPHU - PARO
In the morning drive to Paro to visit to Drugyel Dzong the ruined fortress,
which was once, defended the valley from Tibetan invasion. One can get a
view of Mount Jhomolhari on the clear day (24,000ft) from here. On the way
back visit Satsam Chorten monastery. Afternoon drive to visit National
Museum and Rinpung Dzong. Overnight in hotel.
DAY 08 PARO - DEPARTURE
Early morning transfer to Paro Airport for you onward departure flight.