Enjoy this 6 days long Roads Less Travelled trip where you can experience the beautiful rivers and colourful chortens to Thimpu, the capital city of Bhutan. Visit the Memorial Chorten – the Stupa built in 1974.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrival At Phuntsholing
You’ll be met by our representative upon arrival at Phuntsholing (298Mts /977Fts), a small town at the Indo-Bhutan border. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 2: Phuntsholing – Thimphu
After breakfast we’ll drive to Thimphu (178 KMS / 06HRS, 2134Mts /7000Fts), the capital of Bhutan, which lies at an elevation of 2300m. Visitors can enjoy relaxing walk in the valley in the evening. Overnight at Hotel.
Travel from Phuntsholing to Thimphu
Day 3: Thimphu – Wangdi
Today, after breakfast we’ll go for a half day Thimphu sightseeing – visit Memorial Chorten – the Stupa built in 1974 in the memory of late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. The paintings and images inside the monument provide a rare sight into Buddhist philosophy. Also visit Motithang zoo and Viewpoint. Afternoon we’ll drive to Wangdiphodrang (70 KMS /03 HRS, 1350Mts /4430Fts), the last town on the highway before entering central Bhutan. The drive over Dochu La pass is very scenic with fascinating view of mountains of Bhutan. Overnight at Hotel.
Dochula Pass is located about 30 km away from the capital of Bhutan, Thimphu. The 108 chortens were built by Queen Mother to honor the Bhutanese soldiers who were killed when ...
Travel from Thimphu to Wangdu
Day 4: Wangdi – Punakha – Paro
After breakfast we’ll leave for Punakha, the valley, which lies amidst snow-capped mountain peaks, served as capital of Bhutan until 1955. Visit Punakha Dzong (The Punakha Dzong is closed in winter months when the monk body is in Punakha. All visit to Dzong and Monasteries limited till courtyard only) built at the confluence of the Po and Mo Chu Rivers in the 17th Century by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel served as capital of Bhutan until 1955. Every year during the month of February a procession known as the Punakha Serda takes place to commemorate the victory over the Tibetans. Drive to Paro (135 KMS /05 HRS, 2134Mts /7000Fts), lunch at Thimphu (optional) and visit the oldest building in Bhutan, the Simtokha Dzong. It now serves as a Buddhist university. Overnight at Hotel.
Simtokha Dzong. Built in 1629 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, Simtokha was the first dzong to be built in a unified Bhutan. Currently, it houses the country's main Dzongkha ...
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Travel from Wangdu to Paro
Day 5: Paro
After breakfast we’ll go for a half day Paro sightseeing – visit Drukyel Dzong, the historical fortress built in 1647 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel to commemorate his victory over Tibetan invaders. Also visit Ta Dzong, which was built in 1651 as a watch tower. Since 1951 the Dzong has been re-established as the National museum and holds fascinating collections of art and religious Thankha paintings. A short walk downhill to the Rinpung Dzong which serves as the administrative center and school for monks. Walk further down crossing the traditional bridge into Paro Town. Overnight at Hotel.