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Kingdom In The Sky

  • Duration9 Days /8 Nights

  • Destination Covered: Thimphu - Trongsa - Bumthang - Wangduephodrang - Punakha - Paro

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It is no exaggeration to call Bhutan, a well-known tourist destinations, which is visited by a large number of tourists every year. If you want to explore the Kingdom of Bhutan, then go for this 8 nights and 9 days tour of Kingdom of the Sky. This country is largely Buddhist and thus during the tour, you are going to explore a number of forts and Buddhist monasteries. You will destinations like Thimphu, Bumthang etc.

Trip Highlights

·         Explore the National Library, Textile and Folk Heritage Museum, Thimphu

·         Enjoy lunch at Wangduephodrang, a popular Buddhist town

·         Visit to explore Trongsa Dzong, a massive royal fortress

·         Explore Jambey Lhakhang and Tamshing Lhakhang. Bhumthang

·         Shop for handicrafts at the local market of Bhumthang

·         Visit Wangduephodrang Dzong, a quaint beautiful town

·         Explore Punakha Dzong, a popular Buddhist structure, on the way to Paro

·         Visit Paro Dzong, a huge structure, built in 1646

Itinerary Details

Day 1:  Arrival Paro

Arrive at Paro airport. Transfer to Bhutan's capital, Thimphu and check in at a hotel.

Thimphu offers an exciting blend of tradition and modernity. The Thimphu valley unfolds breathtaking images of natural splendor.

Overnight stay in a city hotel.

Day 2:  Thimphu

After breakfast, entire Day 2 is booked for a tour of the well-known Thimphu Valley.

There's a lot to see in Thimphu. Visit National Memorial Chorten , the National Library, Textile and Folk Heritage Museum, Institute for Zorig Chusum,  Trashichhodzong and Handicrafts Emporium.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Thimphu.

Day 3:  Trongsa

Post breakfast, start your road journey towards Dochula Pass (10,130 feet) on the way to Trongsa. Enjoy lunch at Wangduephodrang. Also visit Pelela Pass and the 18th century Chendbji Chorten en route.

Stop briefly once you reach the Dochula Pass to admire the Chorten, the prayer flags as well as the Mani wall, decorating the road. Proceed onward towards Trongsa. You will cross Pelela Pass. An abrupt change in vegetation will be seen here, mountain forests are replaced by dwarf bamboo.

After reaching Trongsa late afternoon. Check- into the lodge for night halt.

Day 4:  Trongsa - Bumthang

Today, explore Trongsa Dzong. Later Start your journey towards Bumthang over the Yutongla pass. Check into lodge after arrival.

Trongsa Dzong was constructed in 1648 and was the monarchical seat of the Bhutanese kingdom, spanning over the central and eastern region. This fortress is a massive structure with multi levels, sloping down the contours of the ridge on which it is built.

Stay overnight at the lodge.

Day 5:  Bumthang

Spend the day exploring Bumthang.

Many important Buddhist monasteries as well as temples are situated in Bumthang. Visit Kurje Lhakhang, Jambey Lhakhang, Tamshing Lhakhang and Jakar Dzong. Stroll down the village and visit little handicraft shops at the entrance to the town.

Spend night at Bumthang’s lodge

Day 6:  Bumthang - Punakha

After breakfast head to Punakha, stopping en route at Trongsa for lunch. Visit Wangduephodrang Dzong and the town along the way to Punakha.

This picturesque and sleepy town is the administrative center of a district by the same name. It is famous for rice farming.

On arrival at Punakha check into a hotel and stay overnight.

Day 7:  Punakha - Paro

Visit Punakha Dzong in the morning. After lunch, drive to Paro. En route visit Simtokha Dzong, built in 1627. On arrival, check in at a hotel.

Punakha Dzong, a grand formation erected at the meeting point of the 2 rivers. Even today it is inhabited by monk’s body during winters. The fortress has withstood many damages from natural calamities over the centuries.

Stay overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Day 8:  Paro

Spend the day sightseeing in Paro valley. Visit the famous Ta Dzong and Paro Dzong. After lunch drive up the valley to Drukgyel Dzong. En route also visit Kyichu Lhakhang, which was erected in 7th century.

Ta Dzong served in the past as a watchtower for Paro Dzong and now houses the National Museum. Paro Dzong is an old massive building, erected in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Paro.

Day 9:  Depart Paro

After breakfast in the hotel, head back to the airport for return/onward flight.

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