Early Bird Discount untill September 20, 2018
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Fixed Departure- November 20, 2018
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DAY 1: ARRIVAL AT PARO AIRPORT – THIMPHU
On arrival at Paro Airport and after completing your Visa formalities you will be received by Shivoy representative and transferred to Thimphu in a private Luxury car. Drive to Thimphu (2320Mts / 7656Fts, 60Kms, the drive is 1.5- 02 Hrs).
Thimphu is the capital of Bhutan and the center of government, religion and commerce. It is a unique city with an unusual mixture of modern development along with ancient traditions. Thimphu maintains a strong national character in its architectural style, yet all modern facilities and services are available.
Upon arrival, a brief orientation to Bhutan and Bhutanese cultural shall be done by Shivoy representative. Few sightseeing will be done too which are; Buddha Point, Memorial Chorten, and TashiChhodzong depending on flight arrival. Overnight Hotel in Thimphu.
DAY 2: THIMPHU SIGHTSEEING
Thimphu sightseeing coveringTraditional Painting School, National Takin Reserve, Farmers’ Market, Thimphu’s Art Studio (VAST), Traditional Paper factory and the Changangkha Lhakhang. Overnight in Hotel at Thimphu.
DAY 3: THIMPHU –PUNAKHA SIGHTSEEING
We check out from the hotel. Drive to Punakha (2.5 hrs, 75 km). On route, we visit Dochula Pass (3100 m). The pass is a popular location among tourists as it offers a stunning 360-degree panoramic view of the Himalayan mountain range. The view is especially scenic on clear, winter days with snow-capped mountains forming a majestic backdrop to the tranquillity of the 108 chortens/stupa gracing the mountain pass. Dochula is about an hour from Thimphu.
Visit the Chimi Lhakhang (Temple of the Divine Madman). Lunch at Lobesa, and then continue to visit Punakha Dzong(the old capital of Bhutan). Punakha Dzong is also the most important building in the country where all national importance including the Royal Wedding and Coronation of the Kings of Bhutan are held. Overnight hotel in Punakha.
DAY 4: PUNAKHA SIGHTSEEING – PARO
Check out from the hotel. Drive to Paro (4hrs). On the way stop at Lamperi to visit Royal Botanical Park. Afternoon visit Ta Dzong – National Museum with an excellent collection of arts, relics, religious thangkha, etc. RinpungDzong – Meaning “fortress of the heap of jewels”. The dzong now serves as the administrative and judicial seat of Paro. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at Paro.
DAY 5: PARO SIGHTSEEING
Visit the Paro Dzong, National Museum, Tiger’s Nest View*, DrukgyelDzong view, on a clear day, one can see the commanding view of Mt Jhomolhari (7134Mts / 23400Fts) can be seen towering over the Dzong. Visit local homes to experience local food and hospitality.
* Hike to the Tiger’s nest is optional. This is considering that there are at times kids and elderlies. However, if the group is fit and interested we highly recommend the hike to the Tiger’s nest. The hike to Tiger’s nest is 2 hours up and 1 hours down.
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