Day-1 Arrival at Paro Airport and transfer to Thimphu
Arrival at Paro Airport and transfer to Thimphu - Afternoon start for half day Thimphu sightseeing consist of Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Statue), King's (National) Memorial Chorten - This Chorten was built in 1974 in a typical Tibetan style. Tashichho Dzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion) - Buddhist monastery and fortress on the northern edge of the city of Thimphu in Bhutan.
Day-2 Thimphu – Punakha/Wangdue Sightseeing
After breakfast drive to Punakha / Wangdue, on the way Stop at Dochu-La-Pass - it offers a stunning 360 degree panoramic view of Himalayan mountain range. Visit Punakha Dzong - built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. The Dzong was named Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang (Palace of Great Happiness). Visit the Chhimi Lhakhang - The Temple, also known as "The Temple of Fertility" was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley, "The Divine Mad Man".
Day-3 Punakha – Bumthang
Drive to Trongsa across Pele-La-Pass (11.120 ft.) traditional boundary between east & west Bhutan, there is an abrupt change in vegetation, with mountain forest replaced by high altitude dwarf bamboo. Stop Enroute Chendbji Chorten - built in the style of the great Bodhanath Choten of Nepal. Further ahead, visit Trongsa Dzong – It was the seat of power over central & eastern Bhutan and Ta Dzong - An ancient watch tower. The chapel inside is said to be dedicated to the Trongsa Penlop Jigme Namgyal. Then drive further to Bumthang over the Yutong-La-Pass (11,155 ft.). While in Chumey valley in Bumthang, visit the Yathra Weaving Factory - It is the most famous textile product of Bumthang.
Day-4 Bumthang Sightseeing
1st half visit Jakar Dzong: Literally meaning the Castle of White Bird. The current structure was built in 1667. Lamey Goemba: A large palace and monastery built in 18th. In October one of the most spectacular festival, "Jambay Lhakhang Drup" is staged here. Chakhar Lhakhang: Literally meaning the Iron Castle, the original palace was made of Iron and hence the name "Chakhar". Kurjey Lhakhang: Named after body print of Guru Rimpoche. Visit Tamshing Lhakhang: Literally meaning the Temple of the good message. Membarstho: Literally meaning, "The burning Lake". The evening ends visit a local handloom weaving house and Interact with the weavers.
Day-5 Bumthang – Punakha / Wangdue
Leave from Bumthang and reach Punakha by afternoon.
Day-6 Punakha/Wangdue – Paro Sightseeing
Drive to Paro via Lamperi to visit Royal Botanical Park. Visit Ta Dzong and Rinpung Dzong. Evening is free to explore town on your own.
Day-7 Paro Sightseeing
Start full day sightseeing covering Ta Dzong and Rinpung Dzong. Visit Drukgyel Dzong - now preserved as heritage site and Kyichu Lhakhang - one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Bhutan.
Day-8 Excursion to Chele-La-Pass
Day trip to Chele-La-Pass - Enjoy the scenic beauty & memorable landscapes from Chele-La-Pass. Rest of the day is free for leisure.
Depart for your onwards journey back home.
Return home with sweet memories...