Day 1 Arrival in Bagdogra and drive to Phuentsholing (180 km/ 03 hour drive approximately)
The drives to Phuntsholing will pass through Indian state of Siliguri, Hasimara, and Birpara and into border town of Jaigoan before entering into Bhutan main gate. On arrival in Phuentsholing, check into the hotel and proceed for entry permit/visa formality.
Overnight stay in Phuentsholing
Day 2 Phuntsholing to Thimphu (182 km/ 06 hour drive approximately)
After the breakfast, we will visit the amazing sightseeing’s
Zangtog Pelri Lhakhang - Situated in city centre, this small temple represents the heaven of Guru Rinpoche ground floor there are statues of eight manifestations of Guru Rinpoche and paintings on Buddha's life while the next floor contains eight Bodhisattavas and statues of Avalokiteshvara and Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.
Kharbandi Gompa - Founded in 1967 by Royal Grand Mother, Ashi Phuntsho Choedron and situated at the altitude of 400m, this beautiful monastery contains paintings on the life of Buddha, statues of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and Guru Rinpoche. From the monastery garden there is a fascinating view of Phuentsholing town and surrounding plains.
Drive for Thimpu, on arrival check in the hotel, after some rest, yet sightseeing’s awaits for us. The drive is very scenic once we climb up from the Indian plain to Bhutan foot hills through beautiful forest, towns and road side villages.
Gedu - It is located in Chukha District. It also is the place for one of the colleges of Royal University of Bhutan; called as Gaeddu College of Business Studies.
Chukha - Chukha District is one of the 20 dzongkhag comprising Bhutan. The major town is Phuentsholing which is the gateway city along the sole road which connects India to western Bhutan. Chukha is the commercial and the financial capital of Bhutan
Explore the city by walk in evening. Check into the hotel .Overnight stay in Thimpu
Day 3 Thimphu to Paro (65 km/ 02 hour drive approximately)
After the breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Paro, on arrival check into the hotel. After some rest get ready for sightseeing’s
National Museum - The National Museum of Bhutan is among the few educational institutions that interpret the history and culture of Bhutan through its exhibits, conducting symposiums, publication of research findings and conservation of artifacts. It boasts a rich variety of artifacts from all over the country representing different eras, as early at 4000 B.C E. to the present day.
Paro Rinpung Dzong - The Paro Dzong is one of Bhutan's most impressive and well-known Dzongs, and perhaps the finest example of Bhutanese architecture you'll see. The massive buttressed walls that tower over the town are visible throughout the valley
Kyichu Lhakhang -It is one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom dating back to 7th century (the other is Jambey Lhakahng in Bumthang). The lhakhang complex is composed of two temples. The first temple was built by Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo in the 7th century and in 1968, H.M. Ashi Kesang, the Queen Mother of Bhutan, built the second temple in original pattern..
Evening stroll old Paro town and peep into some local handicrafts stores.
Overnight stay in Paro
Day 4 Paro Sightseeing
In the morning, we will hike to Tiger’s Nest Temple, the most revered temple in the country that literally hangs on a granite cliff overlooking the Paro valley at 900m above the valley floor. The
temple is associated with Guru Rimpoche who visited in 8th century and believed to have meditated three months in this cave and converted entire valley into Buddhism. It is 2 hours walk up hill for an average hiker; however it can take our almost entire day too. Evening back to the hotel and relax.
Overnight stay in Paro
Day 5 Departure - Paro
Take away the sweet memories of Bhutan .Transfer to airport for your departure flight. Our tour staff will bid you farewell at the airport.
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Sightseeing as per the itinerary
Daily Breakfast in the hotel
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Museum visiting frees those included in the itinerary
Internal permits for visiting temples and municipal areas
Any Air or Rail fare.
Any other meal not mentioned in price includes.
Any other destination not mentioned in itinerary.
Any expenses of personal nature.
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