6N – 7D :: Hasimara – Thimpu – Punakha – Paro – Jaldapara

Day 01:  Arrival Hasimara. Night stay at Thimpu.

Arrival at Hasimara Railhead. Transfer to Thimpu via Phuentshoeling. Dinner and stay over night at Hotel /Resort at Thimpu.

Day 02:  Thimpu Sight Seeing. Night stay at Thimpu.

Full day Thimpu Sightseeing. Visit the Simtokha Dzong. This is one of the oldest fortresses in Bhutan located about 6 Kms. from Thimphu. After lunch, visit the Memorial Chorten (a huge Stupa) built in memory of the third King of Bhutan who reigned the Kingdom from 1952-1972. Visit the National Library where a vast collection of ancient manuscripts are preserved. Visit the Painting and woodcraft school where children are taught the traditional art of woodcraft and painting. Visit Tashichho Dzong the main secretariat building. This massive structure houses part of the Government Ministries, the office of the King and the Throne Room and the office and the living quarters of the Monk Body and its Chief Abbot. Night stay over at Thimpu.

Day 03:  Punakha Excursion. Night stay at Punakha.

After Breakfast proceed to Punakha. On the way, halt at Dochula Pass (26kms). Dochula is marked by the Druk Wangyal Khangzang Chortens a unique cluster of 108 chortens and prayer flags. This spot offers a magnificent view of the endless ridges that roll into the distance towards the majestic snow-capped peaks of Gangker-phuentsum mountain ranges. Punakha was the former capital of Bhutan. The Punakha Dzong lies between two rivers known as Phochu and Mochu, which means ” Male River and Female River “. It is one of the most important Dzongs in Bhutan and now houses the district administration office of the Punakha district and the winter residence of the Monk Body and its Chief Abbot. It was built in 1637 A.D. Drive to Wangduephodrang. The Wangdiphodrang Dzong and its small town is perched on a hill between two rivers. This Dzong also houses the District Administration office of the Wangdi district and the office and the living quarters of the district monk body. The Dzong was built in 1638 A.D.  Visit the Chhimi Lhakhang. This temple is dedicated to the divine madman, Lam Drukpa Kinley who is believed to bless barren women with children. Night stay at Punakha.

Day 04:  Punakha to Paro. Night stay at Paro.

After Breakfast Transfer to Paro. Evening free around Paro Market. Noght stay at Paro.

Day 05:  Paro Sight Seeing. Night stay at Paro.

After lunch visit Ta-Dzong, a watchtower in the olden times, now converted to a museum. It is located on the top of a hill above the Paro Dzong overlooking Paro valley and the river. The museum has a fine collection of ancient Thankas (religious paintings on fabric), rare artifacts, pottery, weapons and objects of daily use. Visit Rinchen Pong Dzong. Today, the Dzong is the administrative seat of the district of Paro and the residence of state monks. The central tower (“Utse”) of the Dzong is one of the most beautiful in Bhutan with its superb woodwork. The Dzong was built in 1645 A.D. Complete the downhill walk with a crossing of the traditional cantilever bridge spanning across the Paro Chhu. Stay overnight at Paro.

Day 06: Paro to Jaldapara via Jaigaon. Night stay at Jaldapara / Jaigaon.

After breakfast, take a short drive to Chelela. One can get an excellent view of Haa valley and Mt. Jhomolhari. Proceed for Jaigaon or extend upto Jaldapara. Evening free around. Stay overnight.

Day 07:  Forest Visit & Check Out.

Early morning you can explore Jaldapara National Park. After breakfast check out for Railhead or Airport.

Reservation: Khorlo Tours & Travels (Private) Ltd

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