Bhutan Phuentsholing to Paro Tour

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The Himalayan country of Bhutan is blessed with unique traditions, varied landscapes, rich culture to fascinate tourists and the best destination for exploring culture and livelihood, etc. Bhutan is also known as the “land of the thunder dragon”. This 7 days tour from Phuentsholing to Paro is relatively small and easy trip which will believe will be memorable as we will be entering the main gateway to Bhutan i.e. from Phuentsholing.

The main highlights of this tour are hiking up to the well-known and most visited - Taktsang monastery (also named as Tiger Nest monastery) located on the edge of the high cliff.

Our tour starts from Phuentsholing which is a key viable hub in the south-west of Bhutan generally identified as the gateway to Bhutan. Phuentsholing is a distinctive border town, which is also termed as Jaigaon in India at the side of the West Bengal state. We will be enjoying a long trip to reach Thimphu. On the way, we will drive to the plain road to the uphill and pass small communities, cascading waterfalls and cross the beautiful flora.

As reaching Thimpu, we start touring by visiting the memorial Chorten (built on the memory to the late third king), visit the nunnery temple, and small zoo where we get to observe the national animal of Bhutan – Takin. We also visit some art and painting school, heritage museums and last but not least, we will be visiting the majestic Tashicho Dzong. We then drive to Punakha, where on the way, we get the spectacular Himalayan views and our trail crosses through various flora like rhododendron, hemlock and fir forests. On the way to Punakha, we will be stopping to visit the ChimiLhakhang temple. At Punakha, we will be visiting the Punkah Dzongs (the second oldest forts). From here, we drive to Paro and pass few monasteries on the way.

Next, we will be hiking to Taktsang monastery located at the high edge cliff at an altitude of 3180 meters. From here, we retrace back to Paro and sightsee Paro. We conclude our tour by visiting local market - where you get to buy some local stuff for your loved ones. Please visit our website for more package in Bhutan and feel free to contact or email us if you have any questions.

Below we list you our detailed itinerary for Phuentsholing to Paro in Bhutan Tour:

Itinerary

Day 1: Day 1: Arrival in Phuentsholing (300m/985ft)

Day 2: Day 2: Phuentsholing to Thimphu (2350m/7710ft): 175 Km, 6 hours

Day 3: Day 3: Sightseeing in Thimphu

Day 4: Day 4: Thimphu to Punakha (1,250m/4,100ft): 76 km, 2 - 3 hours

Day 5: Day 5: Punakha to Paro: 130 km, 4 hours

Day 6: Day 6: Hike to Tiger Nest Monastery (3180m/10,430 ft.)

Day 7: Day 7: Final departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Phuentsholing (300m/985ft)

As you arrive at the Phuentsholing – India and Bhutan border checkpoint our Accent Himalaya company team will greet you and then we will be processed the formalities of Visa and all and then the team will take us to the respective hotel. Phuentsholing is the managerial seat of the Chukka region of Bhutan. The town lies at the opposite the Indian town of Jaigaon and then we will cross the border. We will be spending our night at Phuentsholing.

Meal: Welcome Dinner

Day 2: Phuentsholing to Thimphu (2350m/7710ft): 175 Km, 6 hours

Today after the breakfast we will be leaving the border and head to the capital of Bhutan- Thimpu. For the nature lover on the way you will be observing the stunning landscapes and even you will also get to spot the cascading waterfall. We will be spending our night at Thimpu.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Sightseeing in Thimphu

Early morning we will begin our sightseeing where we will be first visiting the memorial Chorten which was constructed in the memory of the 3rd king of Bhutan who ruled from 1952- 1972, then we will head to visit the nunnery temple, mini zoo of Bhutan where you will get to witness the national animal of Bhutan- Takin and after that we will be visiting other landmarks of Bhutan which are traditional painting institute, traditional medicinal center, museum, traditional factory and the Tashicho dzong. As most of the landmarks of Bhutan are closed during the weekends on Saturday and Sunday but instead of that we will be exploring the Bhutan market. We will be spending our night at Thimpu.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Thimphu to Punakha (1,250m/4,100ft): 76 km, 2 - 3 hours

After having our breakfast our driver will drive us to the Punakha through Dochu La pass which is at 3100 meters if the weather is clear we will get the astonishing view of the Himalayas. After that we will drive downhill via hemlock, rhododendron and fir forests. On the way we will be visiting the Chimi Lhakhang. Reaching the Punakha we will be visiting the Punakha Dzong which is the second ancient and the second biggest Dzong of Bhutan and it was constructed in 1637- 1638. We will be spending our night at Punakha.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Punakha to Paro: 130 km, 4 hours

After having our breakfast we will drive to Paro through Dochu La Pass and here we will be visiting the Druk Wangyal monastery and in this monastery it has convoluted painting portraying the ancestry of the current kingdom and their works and after exploring the monastery we  will be continuing our drive to Paro as for the lunch we will stop at Thimpu. We will be spending our night at Paro.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Hike to Tiger Nest Monastery (3180m/10,430 ft.)

Today we will hike to the Taktsang monastery also identified as Tiger nest monasteries which are the renowned monastery of Bhutan which is situated on the high cliff at the height of 3180 meters. It is in saying that the Buddhism spiritual master had flown back on the tiger back and head into the cave to meditate which now stands as Taktsang monastery. We will be having our lunch at the restaurants which are located on the midway up to the mountain. After exploring the monastery we will retrace back down to the valley and then we will head back to Paro. We will be spending our night at Paro.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7: Final departure

The journey to Phuentsholing to Paro tour comes to an end and it is time to say goodbye to the small Himalayan kingdom and the cordial people of Bhutan. The Accent Himalaya team will be dropping you at the airport three hours earlier than your flight schedule.

Meal: Breakfast

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