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Day 01: Arrive Paro, On to Thimphu 

Meet and greet on arrival at Paro Airport and transfer to Thimphu (7,710 ft.) the capital city of Bhutan. On arrival, check in at the hotel and relax. In the evening, explore Thimpu town by walk.

Day 02: At Timphu

After breakfast, visit Kuensel Phodrang, locally named Buddha Point because the largest statue of Buddha in the country sits there. The 51.5 meter bronze statue is three storied with several chapels. The body of Buddha is filled with 125000 smaller statues of Buddha. Later, visit the National Memorial Chorten (Monument) and the Folk Heritage Museum.

In the afternoon, visit Sangaygang View Point, Changangkha Monastery and the Takin Preserve Centre, where you can see the national animal of Bhutan – the Takin, which is associated with religious history and mythology. It is a very rare mammal with a thick neck and short muscular legs. Takins live in groups and feed on bamboo. Complete the tour with a trip to Tashichho Dzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion). Popularly known as Thimphu Dzong, this impressive structure houses the Bhutanese government and stands to right of the Wangchu River.

Day 03: On to Punakha/Wangdue 

After breakfast, check-out of the hotel, and drive to Punakha/Wangdue. Enroute, you can stop at Dochu-La-Pass (3150 mts) to get a view of the higher Himalayas.

On arrival at Punakha, check-in to the hotel and relax.

In the afternoon, visit Punakha Dzong, built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. For many years, this Dzong served as the seat of the Government, and was named Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang (Palace of Great Happiness). King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck convened the first National Assembly in Punakha in 1952, and it remains the winter residence of the ruler of Bhutan (Je-Khenpo).

Later, take a short excursion trip to Chhimi Lhakhang, also known as “The Temple of Fertility”, built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley, “The Divine Mad Man”.

You have the evening free, to spend at leisure.

Day 04: Punakha, Excursion to Gangtey (Phobjikha)

After breakfast, proceed for full-day excursion to Gangtey (9,840 ft), home to the Black Necked Crane, which migrates from the arid plains of Tibet in the north. You can also visit Gangtey Gompha (Gangtey Monastery).

Day 05: On to Paro

After breakfast, drive to Paro (7,483 ft.). Enroute, stop at Lamperi to visit the Royal Botanical Park, which contains a rich biodiversity of flora and fauna and features a varitey of plants and animals, including endangered species. On arrival, check in at the hotel.

In the afternoon, visit the Ta Dzong National Museum, which houses an excellent collection of arts, relics and religious thangkha (budhist painting on cotton or silk cloth). Later visit the Rinpung Dzong (fortress of the heap of jewels). The dzong serves as the administrative and judicial seat of Paro.

Day 06: At Paro

After breakfast, set out for a city tour of Paro. Visit Drukgyel Dzong, Taktsang Monastery, also called as the Tiger’s Nest and the Kitchu Monastery.

Day 07: Depart Paro

After breakfast, check-out from hotel and transfer to the Paro Airport for your journey back home.

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