Bhutan Phuentsholing Thimphu Punakha Paro Tour
This tour begins either from Paro to Phuentsholing or vice versa; whichever travelers feel like to choose from while arranging.
It is one of the best tours and completes within a week to explore rich and exclusive cultural heritage. This tour covers some of the places like Paro, Thimpu, Punakha, Gangtey, and Phuentsholing. This tour is carefully designed for those people who want to explore rich cultural sites and natural landscapes, etc.
Our tour begins with a scenic flight to Paro where you get the picturesque mountain views of Mount Chomolhari and Jichu Drake on air. We start our tour sightseeing Ringpung Dzong, Kichulhankhang, and Dugyal Dzong.
The next day, we head to Taktsang monastery by a few hours of hiking. Next, we will be roaming around Thimpu visiting several landmarks like memorial chorten, zoo, museum, school of arts and visit Tashicho Dzong. Next day, we make a scenic drive to Punakha for visiting Punakha Dzong and the following day to Gangteng - the lovely village surrounded by stunning views of snowcapped peaks.
From this valley, we also relish the views of Phobjikha valley and explore Gangtent monastery. Again for the next day, we make a long scenic drive to Phuentsholing which will be our last trip. We will be heading to the south border of Bhutan and next day, we fly back to own destination. We can also tour in Sikkim and Darjeeling if need be.
We the Accent Himalaya is much expertise in Bhutan tour packages and have been operating Bhutan tour since the establishment of this company with the help of our proficient guides and team members. We have plenty of different packages like combined cultural tour with trekking and diverse packages where you can go to our website and select one according to your holiday schedule. For more information, please feel free to email or contact us.
Below we list our detailed itinerary for this tour:
Day 1: Arrival and Sightseeing in Paro (2,250m/7,382ft)
As your flights near Bhutan you will be viewing the Himalayas including with the sacred peaks Jomolhari and the Jichu Drake peaks. As you land at Bhutan airport our agent of the Accent Himalaya will welcome you and take us to the hotel. After that check in to the hotel and freshen up and then we will start our tour where we will first visit the Ringpung Dzong which was constructed in 1646. After that we will be visiting the ancient temple of Bhutan- Kichu lhangkhang and after that we will visit the Drugyal Dzong build in 1646 to memorialize Bhutan triumph over Tibetan invader in 1600s. We will be spending our night at Paro.
Day 2: Paro to Thimphu (2,320m/7,610ft) 54 km, 1 hour: Hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery
After the breakfast we will be hiking to Taktsang monastery which is even called as tiger nest monastery. We will be hiking at least 4- 5 hours to reach at the monastery as it is situated at 3180 meter. It is in saying that the Tibetan spiritual master Guru Rimpoche had flown back on the tiger back to meditate into this cave which now called as Taktsang in English it means the tiger nest. High in the mid way up to the mountain there is a restaurant where we will have our lunch. After exploring the monastery we will retrace back down to the valley and drive to thimpu. We will spend our night at thimpu.
Day 3: Sightseeing in Thimphu
Today in the morning we will visit the memorial chorten which was build in the remembrance of the late third king who ruled from 1952 to 1972, then we will visit the nunnery temple, Bhutan mini zoo where we will get to view the national animal of Bhutan- Takin. After that we will be visiting other landmarks which are traditional medicine institute, traditional painting school, legacy museum, tashi cho dzong and the paper factory. Most of the landmarks are mostly closed during the weekends on Saturday and Sunday. So if we reach during the weekends we can either explore the bustling market. We will spend our night at Thimpu.
Day 4: Thimphu to Punakha (1,250m/4,100ft): 76 km, 2 - 3 hours
Today after the breakfast we will be enjoying a scenic drive to Punakha and for a tea we will be stopping at Dochu la pass which is at 3100 meter if the weather is clear we will capturing the striking view of the Himalayas. And passing the pass we will continue our drive down hill via rhododendron, hemlock and fir forests. After that we will pass the rice fields via the river bank and then we will finally reach at Punakha. Reaching punakha we will have lunch and visit the Punakha Dzong which was constructed in 1637- 38 – second largest as well as ancient Dzong of Bhutan. We will spend our night in Punakha.
Day 5: Punaka to Gangtey (2,900m/9,280ft) and back to Punakha: 164 km, 5-6 hours
Early morning we will be exploring the attractive town of wanduephodrang. This village and other close by village are known for their granite carvings. We will drive via lush rhododendron and oak forests and then we will reach at impressive village –Gangtey which is surrounded by incredible snowcapped peaks. From this village one get the impressive ranges of Black mountain and the striking Phobjikha valley. As the Gantey monastery is situated on the edge on a top of hill. Before driving back to Punakha we will be exploring the Phojikha valley. We will be spending our night at Punakha.
Day 6: Punakha to Phuentsholing (293m/961ft): 234 km, 7-8 hours
Today early morning we will have our breakfast and drive to Phuentsoling a border town in southern Bhutan. It is also the managerial seat of Chukha quarter of Bhutan. The town is situated at the contrary side of the Indian town of jaigaon and then we will be crossing the border and then we will stop for a lunch at the local cafe. This long 7 hours drive will be your scenic drive where you will get to capture the cascading waterfalls on the way. We will be spending our night in Phuentsholing.
Day 7: Final Departure
Today your journey to Paro to Phuentsholing finally comes to an end. It is time to say goodbye to the small Himalayan kingdom. If you like we can even arrange tour to Sikkim and Darjeeling as from Phuentsholing it is nearby so, If you are interested we can arrange it for you.