EXTRAORDINARY BHUTAN : THIMPHU-PUNAKHA-PHOBJIKHA-PARO
8 Nights 9 Days
Day 1 Paro - Thimphu
Day 2 Thimphu - Thimphu
Day 3 Thimphu - Punakha
Day 4 Punakha - Punakha
Day 5 Punakha - Gangtey/Phobjikha
Day 6 Phobjikha - Phobjikha
Day 7 Phobjikha - Paro
Day 8 Paro - Paro (Tigers Nest)
Day 9 Paro – Departure
Day 1: After arriving in Bhutan, your Tour team will greet you with a traditional scarf for you to keep and then take you to the first of your tour destinations Thimphu. You will check into your hotel and later have time to explore the city and visit the National Memorial Chorten.
Day 2-3: Thimphu will delight you with places such as Sematokha Monastery, Simply Bhutan (a living museum), Cheri Monastery Hike, Tango Monastery Hike, Buddha Dordenma and hike and many more options to suit your travel desires. Drive to Punakha via the beautiful Dochula Pass and later make a short easy hike through a small village to a special temple that sits on a small hill overlooking the valley.
Day 4-5: You will visit the famous Punakha Dzong followed by the longest suspension bridge in Bhutan. You will also have the opportunity to make a hike up to a temple and enjoy views over Punakha Valley. After lunch visit with local Nunnery where you will have time to mingle and get to know the local Nuns. Following this you will move on to Phobjikha Valley on the edge of west and central Bhutan, one of the most beautiful areas and the winter home of the Black Necked Crane. You will be able to visit the stunning Gangtey Gompa (monastery) and take a stroll down through the village and valley below before relaxing at your accommodation.
Day 6-7: This area may appear sleepy but has a lot to offer, with beautiful scenery, hikes of different levels and a feeling you could lose yourself in it’s peacefulness. Hike from the monastery through the pine forest to a farmhouse where you will enjoy a traditional lunch, during the afternoon we will take you to experience some excellent views over the valley and if inclined enjoy an afternoon beverage and snack as the sun drops behind the impressive mountains. The next day you will make your way back west to Paro via Dochula Pass, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and have some time in the afternoon to explore the town.
Day 8: This is a special day where you will make the 7km hike to the famous Taktsang Monastery (Tigers Nest), it is truly a highlight of any tour to Bhutan, if hiking isn’t your thing, we have many other wonderful places for you to experience.
Day 9: Our team will transfer you to the International airport to bid you farewell and safe journey to your next destination.
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