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Arrival at the Paro International Airport, the gateway to Bhutan. Meeting with a guide and transfer to hotel. On the en route visit Tachog monastery, the first place to visit on our tour to Bhutan. After reaching Thimphu visit Buddha Dordenma (known as Buddha Point), the largest and tallest statue of Buddha in the world and followed by a welcome dinner at one of the restaurants in the market area.
Day 2: Thimphu
Full-day tour Thimphu Valley includes; visit to Trashi Choe Dzong, the beautiful medieval fortress which houses most of the government’s office and King’s Thorne room. It is also the summer residence of Je Khenpo, the Chief Abbot. Then visit National Library which holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist texts and manuscripts. After that visit, Textile and Folk Heritage Museum, a fascinating testimony of the Bhutanese living cultural and traditional. Later drive to Memorial Chorten, the stupa built in the memory of Bhutan’s Third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk (Popularly regarded as Father of Modern Bhutan). Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.
Day 3: Thimphu – Punakha
Drive to the mysterious of the region called Punakha (known for its architectural magnificence). You can have short scene of Dochula, the landmark where 108 Chorten is built. Later visit the Punakha Dzong, the 17th century fortress which now the seat of the district administration and the winter residence of the Je Khenpo, the Chief Abbot of monastic body, followed by visit to local market. Overnight at the hotel in Punakha.
Day 4: Punakha – Wangduephodrang – Gangtey
Morning visit Gangtey (Phobjikha) via Wangduephodrang. Visit the ruin of Wangdue Dzong (tragically destroyed by fire in June 2012) and local market. First will visit Gangtey Temple, the only Nyingmapa monastery and then walk the Gangtey Valley for tour of stunning view of Phobjikha valley located on a hill at approx. 2,800 meters above the sea level. Evening leisure time.
Day 5: Gangtey – Trongsa
In the morning, explore Phobjikha valley, the biggest attraction of Black Necked Crane especially in winter. After lunch drive to Trongsa crossing 3,300m Pele La pass. En route visit the 18th century Chendebji. Evening visit the local market and overnight at hotel at Trongsa.
Day 6: Trongsa – Bumthang
Morning visit the beautiful place will visit the Trongsa Dzong, largest Dzong in Bhutan measuring about 225 meters. After that visit to the Ta Dzong (National Museum or Watch Tower), built in 1652. Evening rest and overnight in Hotel at Trongsa. After lunch, departure to Bumthang, one of the sacred heart of the Kingdom. En route observe the Yathra Weaving Center. Evening at leisure. Overnight at the lodge of Bumthang.
Day 7: Bumthang
In the morning meeting with guide for a full-day tour of Bumthang. The program includes; Jakar Dzong or “Castle of the White Bird”, later uncover the Tamshing Lhakhang and Mebar Tsho (Lake). Then visit the Jamba Lhakhang, the oldest temples in Bhutan, built in 659 A.D. and Kurjey Lhakhang built around a rock in the 8th century. Evening leisure and back to lodge.
Day 8: Bumthang – Mongar
Check-out from the hotel and transfer to Mongar. The region is notably famous for its weavers and special textiles and fabrics. Afternoon visit Mongar Dzong, though built quite recently and the Dzong still maintains the architectural traditions of old Dzongs. Overnight at the lodge of Mongar.
Day 9: Mongar – Trashigang
Morning drive to Trashigang, en route visit Drametse monastery, built in 16th century and this is the place from where famous Ngacham or the ‘Dance of the Drums of Drametse” is originated. Today one of the most popular religious dances in the country. After lunch visit Trashigang Dzong, located atop spur overlooking the Dangmechu River. Today, it houses the district administration and the court and serves as a spiritual center for the religion’s people. In the evening, visit Sherubtse College, the first college in the country founded in 1978. Overnight at the lodge in Trashigang.
Day 10: Trashigang (excursion to Trashiyangtse)
After breakfast, visit the temple of Gomphu Kora, a small alluvial plateau, visited by Guru Rinpoche and many other well-known master. Further ahead reach to Duksum village where you can see women busy in weaving traditional Bhutanese fabric and iron chain bridge dating of 15th century. Visit Trashiyangtse Dzong, built in late 1990’s when the new district was formed. If time permits, visit the dazzling white stupa of Chorten Kora. In the evening, return to Trashigang. Overnight at the lodge in Trashigang.
Day 11: Trashigang – Bumthang
After breakfast drive back to Bumthang with lunch en route. Overnight at the lodge in Bumthang.
Day 12: Bumthang – Punakha
After breakfast, visit Bumthang local market and then drive to Punakha. Lunch would be served in Trongsa market. En route at Wangduephodrang take a short break for tea and snacks and then proceed to Punakha hotel for overnight stay.
Day 13: Punakha – Paro
After breakfast, drive to Paro. In the afternoon visit the National Museum and visit Rinpung Dzong with attractive wooden cantilever bridge over Pa Chu River. Evening stroll Paro market and overnight at hotel.
Day 14: Paro Taktsang Hike
Hike to Taktsang, magnificently build attached to the cliff of 3000ft. above the valley. The trip will take us 2 hours. While return to Paro back to the hotel and free time
Day 15: Depart
In the morning transfer to Paro Airport, for your flight back home. We look forward to seeing you all again in the land of happiness and hope you have beautiful memories. Tashi Delek.