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Places Covered : Paro - Thimpu - Punakha - Paro 
Duration : 6 Nights / 7 Days.

Day 01 : Arrive Paro

Arrive Paro.  Meeting and assistance on arrival. Transfer to hotel. Paroi Tour, Paro Sighseeing

In the evening drive to the ruins of the Drukgyal Dzong, built in 1647 by the Great Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, father and unifier of medieval Bhutan , the dzong was destroyed by accidental fire and left in ruins as an evocative reminder of the great victories it was built to commemorate. Explore the ramparts and on a clear day experience an unforgettable view of Mt. Jhomolhari (7,314 m). On the way back, visit Kichu Lhakhang, built in 659 A.D by the Tibetan king Srongsen Gampo. This Monastery is one of the 108 monasteries built across the Himalayan region by 
the Tibetan King to subdue the Demons that lay across the Himalayan region. The rest of the monasteries lie in other neighboring countries.

Day 02: Paro

Breakfast at the hotel

Today do an excursion to Taktsang Monastery and Satsam Chorten, the trail climbs through beautiful pine forest, many of the trees festooned with Spanish moss, and an occasional grove of fluttering prayer flags. Walk a short distance to Taktsang monastery. The primary Lhakhang was built around Guru Rimpoche's meditation 
cave in 1684 by the Penlop of Paro, Gyaltse Tenzin Rabgay, this incredible monastery clings to the edge of a sheer rock cliff that plunges 900 meters into the valley below. Legend has it that Guru Padmasambhava, the tantric mystic who brought Buddhism to Bhutan in 747 AD, flew here on the back of a flying tiger, Dorji Drolo, said to be his favourite consort. Also visit Ta Dzong (built in1656 and renovated in 1968), an ancient watchtower, which now houses the National Museum . Below the museum is the Rimpung Dzong (literally meaning "Heap of Jewels"), the centre of civil and religious authority in this valley, built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. 

Day 03 : Paro - ThimpuThimpu Capital of Bhutan, Thimpu Tour Packages

Breakfast at the hotel

In the morning, drive to Thimpu. Afternoon visit National Memorial Chorten (1974) built in honour of our late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk and the Dupthop Lhakhang one of the few surviving nunneries in Bhutan . Also visit the National Library, stocked with ancient Buddhist manuscripts, and the Painting School where traditional art is still kept alive through instructions in the art of painting Thangkas (sacred Buddhist religious scrolls), the Traditional Medicine Institute where medicines are prepared according to ancient practices, and to Lungtenzampa to observe the Royal silver smiths and Bhutanese paper factory at work. Other highlights include a visit to the Tashichho Dzong, seat of the national government and the Central Monastic Body, including the summer residence of the Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot of Bhutan ). Finally visit the Handicrafts Emporium followed by shopping for souvenirs in the shops of Thimphu .

Day 04: Thimpu - Punakha

Breakfast at the hotel

Drive to Punakha via Dochula -Pass 3150m above sea level overlooking the high Himalayas and the lush green valleys of Talo and Mendigang, lunch at Punakha and sightseeing including a visit to the exquisite Punakha Dzong, which it was the old capital of Bhutan . On the 17th December 1907, the first king of Bhutan was crowned here and every consecutive year on this date we celebrate national day in Bhutan .

Day 05 : PunakhaPunakha Dzong, Punakha Trekking Tours

Today visit the Dzong drive further to do a mini hike to Khamsum Yuelley Namgyel Chorten and once you reach the top you will see the winding view of the Mo-Chu River and villages below. If you look towards the north you will see the snow capped mountains. Punakha altitude: 1350M, Driving time: 3 hours.

Day 06 : Punakha to Paro via Thimphu .

In the morning, after break fast drive towards Wangdue Phodrang which is another district and the Dzong was built in 1638 a year after Puankha Dzong. The fourth temporal ruler of Bhutan , Gyse Tenzin Rabgye, enlarged it in 1683. His reincarnation is now 15 years old and lives in Thimphu Tango Monastery.

Day 07 : Departure.

In the morning, transfer to Paro airport for your onward flight.

End of Tour

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