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Day 01: Arrive Paro
Meeting & assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel. Evening, take a stroll around Paro market and town. Overnight Hotel Olathang or similar, Paro.
Day 02: Paro
Morning visit Drukgyel Dzong (dzong = fortress/monastery), the ruined fortress from where Bhutanese repelled several invasions by Tibetan armies. On a clear day, there is splendid view of Mt. Chomolhari from the approach road to this dzong. Later, visit Ta Dzong (National Museum), and then walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong, the fortress which has a long and fascinating history. Evening visit to Kyichu Lhakhang (lhakhang = temple). Overnight Hotel Olathang or similar, Paro.
Day 03: Paro / Thimphu (55 km, 2 hours)
Morning drive to Thimphu, in route visit Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress of the Kingdom, which now houses the school for religious and cultural studies. Afternoon free for shopping and leisure. Overnight Hotel Motithang or similar, Thimphu.
Day 04: Thimphu
Morning drive to BBS Tower for fascinating view of Thimphu valley and later visit mini zoo, Anim Dratshang (nunnery), National Library, handmade paper factory, and & Memorial Chorten (stupa). Afternoon, as the time permits, visit to School of Arts & Crafts, Textile & Folk Heritage Museum, Zangtho Pelri Lhakahng (lhakhang = temple), and Handicrafts Emporium. Overnight Hotel Motithang or similar, Thimphu.
Day 05: Thimphu – Punakha (75 km, 2.1/2 hours)
Morning drive to Punakha taking a short stop at Dochula pass (3,080m) that heralds the most enchanting views of Bhutan. Afternoon, visit Punakha Dzong and Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten (chorten = stupa). Evening free in fascinating Punakha valley. Overnight Hotel Zangtho Pelri or similar, Punakha.
Day 06: Punakha – Wangduephodrang – Paro (145 km, 5 hours)
Morning drive to Wangduephodrang town visiting Dzong and local market. Later drive to Paro. Overnight Hotel Olathang or similar, Paro.
Day 07: Depart Paro
Morning transfer to the airport for flight to onward destination.
TARIFF (in Rs. Per Person):
PACKAGE 02 – 03 persons; 04 – 07 persons; 08 persons or more
AP 24,100.00; 21,100.00; 18,300.00
MAP 21,400.00; 18,400.00; 15,700.00
CP 17,700.00; 15,500.00; 12,600.00
AP (American Plan) – airport transfers, accommodation on twin sharing basis, all meals (bed tea, breakfast, lunch, dinner, evening tea), sightseeing as per itinerary, guide, entrances.
MAP (Modified American Plan) – airport transfers, accommodation on twin sharing basis, meals (bed tea, breakfast, evening tea, dinner), sightseeing as per itinerary, guide, entrances.
CP (Continental Plan) – airport transfers, accommodation on twin sharing basis, sightseeing as per itinerary, entrances.
Ta Dzong (National Museum) is closed on Mondays and National Holidays. Its opening time is Tue – Sat: 9 AM to 4 PM and Sun: 11 AM to 4 PM. Entrance fees Rs. 50/ per person. Visit to Trashichhodzong, Thimphu is possible only after 5 PM, when monk body is not in Thimphu. School of Arts & Crafts: visit possible in afternoon 2 – 4 PM (Mon-Fri) and 9-12 AM (Sat). It is closed in winter from 17 Dec till 10 Mar. Entrance fees Rs. 50/ per person. The above itinerary is subject to change for convenience of applying route permit for Punakha & Wangduephodrang