Exploring Western Bhutan

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Exploring Western Bhutan: (6 nights & 7 days)

Explore western parts of Bhutan in 6 days, 5 nights. This includes the visit of Paro, Thimphu, punakha and Wangdue valley.

DAY 01 Paro (Arrival)
Arrives in Paro by Druk air flight, where you will see a breathtaking view of Himalaya range from your flight. Upon arrival in Paro you will be greeted by your guide and escort to the hotel. After lunch begin your tour visiting Ta Dzong (National Museum), and Rinpung Dzong (fortress). Night halt at Paro.

DAY 02 Paro to Thimphu
Begin your day by driving towards Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. In the capital visit Memorial chorten, folk heritage museum, National library and Institute of arts & crafts. After lunch visit changangkha lhakhang, Mini zoo, zilukha nunnery and have tea break in town, then again after that visit Trashichoe dzong . Overnight in Thimphu.

DAY 03 Thimphu to Punakha
After breakfast you will drive to Punakha with en-route Dochula pass (3116m), where on a clear day you will have spectacular views of the Himalaya range. After lunch en-route Punakha visit chimi lhakhang, the temple of fertility. Then later you will reach khuruthang , the main town of Punakha. Overnight at Punakha.

DAY 04 Punakha (Plus day excursion to Wangdue)
After breakfast drive to Wangdue and visit wangduephodrang dzong, walk around wangdue town the last town in the west before arriving in central Bhutan. After lunch drive back to Punakha and visit punakha dzong, the winter capital until 1955 and now the winter seat for the chief abbot of Bhutan. Evening visit local market, overnight at punakha.

DAY 05 Punakha to Paro
Today drive back to paro, after lunch visit Drugyel dzong (ruin) the fortress of victorious drukpa, and kyichu lhakhang, one of the oldest temple of Bhutan. Overnight in Paro

DAY 06 Paro (excursion to the Tiger’s nest)
Today after breakfast you will hike to Tiger’s nest, one of the most sacred monasteries in Bhutan build on the side of a cliff which is 900m above the paro valley. Later again climb down and have lunch in paro town. After lunch you can walk around to explore town. Overnight in paro.

DAY 07 Paro (Departure)
After breakfast drive to the airport for the next destination.


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