Day 01: New Delhi
Around midnight arrival in New Delhi. The cosmopolitan city and
capital Delhi is the main gateway for travellers. Upon arrival, you
will be met by an Indo Vacations representative and transferred to
Day 02: New Delhi - Paro (by air)
In the morning we drive to the airport for the flight to
beautiful valley with its rich terraced farmland, is home to some of
the Bhutan's oldest temples and monasteries. Upon arrival, you will be
transferred to the hotel in Paro. In the afternoon we will visit the
Rinpung Dzong. It was built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngwang Namgyal, the
first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan. Rinpung Dzong means the
fortress on a heap of jewels. This fortress now houses the Paro
monastic school and the office of the civil administration. Then we
visit the National Museum. After the visit of the National museum we
go for an excursion to Taktstang monastery. In April 1998 a fire
destroyed the main structure of Taktstang Monastery, perched on the
side of a cliff 900 m above the valley floor. It is also known as
"tiger's den" because Guru Rinpoche is said to have flown to the site
on the back of a tigress in the eighth century.
Day 03: Paro - Thimphu (about 65 km)
After breakfast drive to Thimphu. Thimphu is the modern capital of
Bhutan. It lies at an elevation of 2300 m in a valley traversed by
the Wang Chu river. This city maintains a strong national character
in its architectural style. It is a home to civil servants,
expatriates and the central monk body. Upon arrival, you will be
transferred to the hotel in Thimphu. In the afternoon set out on
sightseeing tour of Thimphu. First of all we visit the Tashichho
Dzong on the bank of the river. It is the main Secretariat building
which houses the throne room of His Majesty, the King of Bhutan and
is also the summer residence of the central monk body. After visiting
the Secretariat building we visit the national library to see the
rare and precious collection of Buddhism. In the evening we visit the
Memorial Chorten. Memorial Chorten is a stupa and was built in 1974
in the memory of the late third king Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. The
paintings and images inside the monument provide a rare sight into
the Buddhist philosophy.
Day 04: Thimphu - Punakha - Gangtey
In the morning we drive to Gangtey. Enroute we stop at
lunch. Punakha was built between two rivers in the 17th century by
Shabdrung and served as the capital of Bhutan until 1955. It was also
the winter residence of the central monk body. Punakha's climate and
warmer temperatures make its valley one of the most fertile in
Bhutan. In Punakha we visit the Punakha Dzong. This dzong was built
during the 17th century by Shabdrung. After visiting the Dzong drive
to Gangtey. In the evening arrive in Gangtey.
Day 05: Gangtey - Gogona (about 15 km)
In the morning after having the breakfast visit Gangtey Gompa. This
monastery follows the Pelling Nyingmapa sect of school and was built
in the 16th century. After visiting the monastery we start our
trekking tour from Gangtey. From Gangtey we will trek towards Gogona.
It will be a trek for about 5 to 6 hours. Gogona is situated at an
altitude of 2700 m. Arrive in Gogona by the evening. We have an
overnight stay in Gogona.
Day 06: Gogona - Khotokha (about 16 km)
In the morning after having the breakfast we
start our trekking tour from Gogona.
From Gogona we will trek towards Khotokha. It will be a trek for
about 7 to 8 hours. While trekking we climb over Shobju la pass
situated at an altitude of 3600 m. Khotokha is situated at an
altitude of 2800 m. Arrive in Khotokha by the evening. We have an
overnight stay in Khotokha.
Day 07: Khotokha - Chazam - Wangdiphodrang
In the morning after having the breakfast we start our trekking tour
from Khotokha. From Khotokha we will trek towards Chazam. It will be
a trek for about 5 to 6 hours. While trekking we climb over Mulaila
Pass situated at an altitude of 3000 m. The trekking will end up at
Chazam. We reach Chazam by the afternoon. After having lunch at
Chazam we drive to Wangdiphodrang. Arrive in Wangdiphodrang by the
evening. We have an overnight stay in Wangdiphodrang.
Day 08: Wangdiphodrang - Thimphu - Paro
Wangdiphodrang is the last town on the central highway before
entering central Bhutan. The Wangdiphodrang Dzong is the town's most
visible feature and was built during the 17th century. It played a
critical role in unifying the western, central and southern Bhutanese
districts. After visiting the Dzong we drive to Thimphu. After having
lunch at Thimphu we drive back to Paro.
Day 09: Paro - New Delhi (by air)
In the morning we drive to the airport for the flight to New Delhi.
In the afternon arrive in New Delhi. Rooms are available to get
refresh before departing for the airport. The rest of the day at
leisure. After dinner we leave the hotel for the airport.
Day 10: New Delhi
Around midnight flight to home destination.
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on the departure day.
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Transfers and departures on arrival and departure by Indo
All Transfers and Sightseeing throughout the tour by an
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