Day 01: Delhi (Arrival)
Around midnight arrival in Delhi. The cosmopolitan city and
capital Delhi is the main gateway for travellers. Upon
arrival, you will be met by our representative and transferred
to the hotel.
Day 02: Delhi - Paro (by air)
In the morning you will drive to the airport for the flight to
Paro. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel in
Paro. In the afternoon you will visit the Rinpung Dzong. It
was built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngwang Namgyal, the first
spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan. Then you will visit
the National Museum. After the visit of the National museum
you will go for an excursion to Taktstang monastery. In April
1998 a fire destroyed the main structure of Taktstang
Monastery, perched on the side of a cliff 900 m above the
Day 03: Paro
In the morning you will visit the Ta Dzong. This Dzong was
built in 1651 as a watch tower. This dzong is round more like
parts of an European castle. In the afternoon you will visit
the Drugyal Dzong. It means the victorious fortress which was
built in 1647 by Shabdrung to celebrate his victory over the
Tibetan invaders. Evening free for leisure.
Day 04: Paro - Thimphu (about 65 km)
After breakfast drive to Thimphu. Thimphu is the modern
capital of Bhutan. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to
the hotel in Thimphu. In the afternoon set out on sightseeing
tour of Thimphu. First of all you will visit the Tashichho
Dzong on the bank of the river. It is the main Secretariat
building which houses the throne room of His Majesty, the King
of Bhutan and is also the summer residence of the central monk
body. After visiting the Secretariat building you will visit
the national library to see the rare and precious collection
of Buddhism. In the evening you will visit the Memorial
Chorten. Memorial Chorten is a stupa and was built in 1974 in
the memory of the late third king Jigme Dorji Wangchuk.
Day 05: Thimphu
In the morning you will visit the 17th century Simtokha Dzong.
It is the oldest Dzong in the country which stands on a lofty
ridge at the end of the valley. It was built in the year 1627
and now houses the school for Buddhist studies. Today you will
also visit a painting school. In this painting school the
young children learn the ancient art of paintings. After
visiting the painting school you will visit the centre of
Day 06: Thimphu - Wangdiphodrang - Gangtey (about 120
In the morning you will drive to Wangdiphodrang. The
Wangdiphodrang Dzong is the town's most visible feature built
during the 17th century. After visiting the Dzong and having
lunch there you will drive to Gangtey.
Day 07: Gangtey - Thimphu
In the morning after having breakfast visit Gangtey Gompa.
This monastery follows the Pelling Nyingmapa sect of school
and was built in the 16th century. Then you will drive to the
Phobjikha valley. This place is home to the endangered black
necked cranes, which migrate from Tibetan plateau in the
winter. Later you will drive to Thimphu.
Day 08: Thimphu - Paro (about 65 km)
In the morning you will depart from Thimphu to Paro. Enroute
visit the 17th century Simtokha Dzong. It is the oldest Dzong
in the country which stands on a lofty ridge at the end of the
valley. In the afternoon you will reach Paro. Rest of the day
free for leisure.
Day 09: Paro - Delhi (by air)
In the afternoon you will drive to the airport for the flight
to New Delhi. In the evening arrive in Delhi.
Day 10: Delhi (Departure)
Around midnight flight to home destination.
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