Thimphu is a multicultural society. It is the equivalent of New York or London on a smaller scale. With the rise in socio economic development and better opportunities, Thimphu continues to see a rampant influx of people from across the country in search of better lives. The inhabitants of Thimphu represent various ethnic groups. Thimphu has successfully preserved its culture and tradition despite growing exponentially and rapidly. Any traveler exploring this unique city will have the luxury of modern convenience and witness ancient monument and traditional way of life simultaneously.
In addition to its structural beauty, Punakha Dzong is notable for containing the preserved remains of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the unifier of Bhutan as well as a sacred relic known as the Ranjung Karsapani. This relic is a self-created image of Avalokiteswara that miraculously emerged from the vertebrae of Tsangpa Gyarey, the founder of the Drukpa School when he was cremated.
Punakha valley has a pleasant climate with warm winters and hot summers. It is located at an average elevation of 1200 m above sea level. Owing to the favourable climatic conditions, rice has become the main cash crop cultivated in the region.
DAY 01 : ARRIVE PARO AIRPORT – THIMPU ( 1 1⁄2 HRS) Arrive at Paro airport receive, and transfer to Thimpu. Evening Visit Buddha Point and walk around Thimpu Market. Overnight in Thimpu.
DAY 02 : THIMPU After breakfast Full day Thimpu sightseeing covering: National Chorten, National Library, Nat Heritage Museum, Memorial Chorten, Tashicho Dzong, Mothinthang Zoo, Handicraft Emporium, and Art & Craft School. Overnight in Thimpu.
DAY 03 : THIMPU – PUNAKHA ( 03 HRS ) After breakfast drive to Wangdi/Punakha; You have to cross Dorch La Pass from where one can see of Beautiful Mountain ranges of Bhutan. Visit Wangduephrodang Dzong built in 1638; The Punakha Dzong Houses secret artifacts and the embalmed body of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel; Overnight in Wangdi/Punakha
DAY 04 : PUNAKHA After breakfast local sightseeing in Punakha , Khamsum Yulley Chorten –it’s a beautiful view walkto this Stupa built by third Queen Ashi Tshering Yangdon and t the new Temple and Hunny site of Sangcholing on the way to Talo Village. Overnight in Punakha
DAY 05 : PUNAKHA – PARO ( 04 1⁄2 HRS) After Breakfast & drive to Paro. Afternoon Paro sightseeing covering Drukyal Dzong, Ta Dzong, Kyichu Lakhang & Rinpung Dzong. Overnight in Paro.
DAY 06 : PARO After breakfast Visit Taksang Lakhang also known as “Tiger’s Nest Monastery”. Optional drive to chele la pass, highest motor driven pass (3700 Meters); Evening shopping at Paro town. Overnight in Paro.
DAY 07 : PARO AIRPORT FOR ONWARD CONNECTION After breakfast transfer to the Airport to catch your flight to your Home town.
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