Panoramic Bhutan

Enjoy the spectacular mountain views, immense scenic beauty and the unique culture and lifestyle of Bhutan. Also explore the beautiful Buddhist monasteries – their old and rare paintings, the rare wildlife, drive through valleys and also shop for fine local handicrafts.

1 Night at Phuntsholing
1 Night at Thimpu
2 Nights at Wangdi
2 Nights at Paro

Day 01: Bagdogra- Phuntsholing
On arrival at NJP Rly Station/Bagdogra APT dreive to Phuntsholing (298Mts /977Fts), a small town at the Indo-Bhutan border. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Phuntsholing – Thimphu
After breakfast drive to Thimphu (178 KMS / 06 HRS / 2134Mts /7000Fts), the capital of Bhutan, lies at an elevation of 2300m. Visitors can enjoy relaxing walk in the valley at evening. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 03: Thimphu – Wangdi
After breakfast go for half day Thimphu sightseeing – visit Memorial Chorten – the Stupa built in 1974 in the memory of late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. The paintings and images inside the monument provide a rare sight into Buddhist philosophy. Also visit Mothinthang zoo and Viewpoint. Afternoon drive to Wangdiphodrang (70 KMS / 03 HRS, 1350Mts / 4430Fts), the last town on the highway before entering central Bhutan. The drive over Dochu La pass is very scenic with fascinating view of mountains of Bhutan. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 04: Wangdi – Gangtey – Wangdi
After breakfast go for Full day Gangtey excursion. Gangtey Gompa in the Phobjikha Valley is a 16th century monastery. It is the only monastery in Bhutan, which follows the Nyingmapa sect of Buddhism. The Phobjikha valley is home to rare Black Necked Crane, an endangered species, which migrate from the Tibetan plateau in winters. About 250-300 of these reside in this beautiful valley. Return to Wangdiphodrang in the evening. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 05: Wangdi – (Punakha) – Paro
After breakfast leave for Punakha, the valley, which lies amidst snow-capped mountain peaks, served as capital of Bhutan until 1955. Visit Punakha Dzong (The Punakha Dzong is closed in winter months when the monk body is in Punakha. All visit to Dzong and Monasteries limited till courtyard only) built at the confluence of the Po and Mo Chu Rivers in the 17th Century by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel served as capital of Bhutan until 1955. Drive to Paro (135 KMS / 05 HRS / 2134Mts /7000Fts). Overnight at Hotel.

Day 06: Paro
After breakfast go for half day Paro sightseeing – visit Drukyel Dzong, the historical fortress built in 1647 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel to commemorate his victory over Tibetan invaders. Also visit Ta Dzong (National Museum) Opening Hours – Tuesday to Saturday – 0900HRS TO 1600HRS & Closed On Sunday,Monday & National Holidays , which was built in 1651 as a watch tower. Since 1951 the Dzong has been re-established as the National museum and holds fascinating collections of art and religious Thankha paintings. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 07: Paro – Departure
After breakfast shall be dropped at Airport for your journey back home with sweet memories of holidays.

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