Bhutan is known for its happiness. Bhutan is the only country in the world whereby its well being is measured by Gross National Happiness. We are here to go and explore this Happy Land.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrival At Paro And Proceed To Thimphu
On arrival and after visa formalities you will be received by ITT members transfer to Thimphu the capital of Bhutan. Visitors can enjoy relaxing walk in the valley at evening. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 2: Thimphu To Wangdue
After breakfast go for half day Thimphu sightseeing - visit the Indigenous hospital where traditional old art of healing is still practiced, National library, Royal goldsmith workshop and memorial Chorten built in the memory the king Jigme Dorji Wangchuk in15 century. Also visit the new Drupthob nunnery temple and Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Point). Afternoon drive to Wangdiphodrang 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 stay at Hotel.
Travel from Thimphu to Wangdu
Day 3: Wangdue To Gangtey Return To Wangdue
After breakfast go for full day Gangtey excursion. Gangtey Gompa in the Phobjikha Valley is a 16th century monastery. It is the only monastery in Bhutan, which follows the Nyingmapa sect of Buddhism. The Phobjikha valley is home to rare Black Necked Crane an endangered species, which migrate from the tibetan plateau in winters. About 250-300 of these reside in this beautiful valley. Return to Wangduephodrang in the evening. Overnight stay at hotel.
Gangtey Gompa / Phobjikha (9,845ft) In the mountains east of Wangduephodrang lies the beautiful Phobjikha valley, on the slopes of which is situated the great monastery of ...
Wangdue Phodrang, Bhutan
Day 4: Wangdue To Punakha Later Drive To Paro
After breakfast leave for Punakha, the valley which lies amidst snow-capped mountain peaks. Visit Punakha Dzong 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. The Dzong houses sacred artifacts and the embalmed body of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. Drive to Paro and overnight stay at Hotel.
Travel from Wangdu to Paro
Day 5: Paro Sightseeing
After breakfast go for Paro sightseeing - visit the ruined fortress of Drugyel Dzong which still attracts visitors due to the strategic location of the fort. The fort defended the Paro valley from the Tibetan invasion from the north in the early 17th century. On clear weather Mount Chomolhari 7320 meters can be seen towering over the Dzong. Proceed through the beautiful valley to the watch tower or locally known as Ta-Dzong. Visit Ta Dzong (National Museum) opening hours – whole week - 0900hrs to 1600hrs and Closed On National Holidays , which was built in 1651 as a watchtower. 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 stay at Hotel. Note: Kindly note that after September 2011 Earth quake, Ta Dzong (Paro Museum) had been closed and shifted to exhibition hall just above the museum. Now the present exhibition hall will be open throughout the week except for government holidays. All tourists visiting Dzongs and temples must be dressed appropriately. No half pant, sleeve less shirts, floaters, etc are allowed.