Paro, Thimphu, Phuentsholing

(5N/6D) - CODE ( 15 )

Day - 1 : Pick Up From New Jalpaiguri Rly. Stn. / IXB Airport - Phuentsholing

On arrival at New Jalpaiguri Rly. Stn. / IXB Airport drive to Phuentsholing, check into the hotel and proceed for entry permit/visa formality. Overnight at Phuentsholing.

Day - 2 : Phuentsholing to Thimphu (6 hrs)

After the breakfast, we will drive to see nearby Zangtog Pelri Lhakhang in the heart of the town and Kharbandi Gonpa before proceeding to Thimphu. The drive to Thimphu is very scenic, once we climb up from the Indian plain to Bhutan foot hills through beautiful forest, towns and road side villages. Our drive will pass through Gedu, Chukha, and Chuzom before emerging ourselves into the only multi culture city in Bhutan. Check into the hotel, evening we will explore the city by walk. Overnight at Thimphu.

Day - 3 : Thimphu sightseeing to Paro (1.2 hrs)

In the morning we will visit School of Arts and crafts (closed on Sundays, government holidays) where students learn 13 different arts used predominantly in Bhutan. Drive pass by memorial chorten built in memory of the 3rd King. Visit Buddha viewpoint, Changangkha Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the valley. Lunch in the town, after lunch we will drive to Paro, if time permits we will visit National Museum, the first of its kind which has a collection from natural history to religious paintings. Visit 17 century Paro Dzong (Fortress) on foot and continue walking through the oldest wooden bridge still in use. Evening stroll old Paro town and peep into some local handicrafts stores. Overnight at 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. Back to the hotel and relax. Overnight at Paro.

Day - 5 : Paro to Phuentsholing

(Distance: 172Km/ Driving Time: 6 hrs. / Altitude of Phuentsholing: 300m, 984 ft.) After our breakfast we will retrace our scenic drive back to Phuentsholing. Relax in the hotel and get prepared for your departure the next day. Overnight in Phuentsholing.

Day - 6 : Phuentsholing – NJP Rly Stn /IXB Airport

Morning free for packing & personal activities. After breakfast check out from hotel and transfer to NJP railway station / IXB airport for your onward journey. Tour Ends Here ~~~

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