Thimphu - Paro with Punakha valley ex-Bagdogra combines to most visited destinations of Bhutan i.e. Thimphu (Capital and heritage getaway) and Paro (riverside getaway) alongwith Punakha Valley (countryside getaway having spectacular drives and view points) having an access from Bagdogra (India) with two transit stays at Phuntsholling and Siliguri.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrival At Paro
Pick-up from Paro airport & transfer (65 kms – 1.15 hrs drive) to Thimphu. Check in at the hotel. Overnight in Thimphu.
Day 2: Thimphu Sightseeing Tour
After breakfast visit Takin Zoo, BBS Tower, Chang Gangkha Monastery, Buddha Point, Changlimthang Stadium & Archery ground. Afternoon visit Tashichho dzong (Outside view), National Memorial Chorten, Government-run Handicrafts Emporium and local crafts shops. Overnight stay at Thimphu.
Handicrafts Emporium, top end of Norzin Lam (right side). A government run craft shop with a wide range of goods. Set prices. Specialized selection of books on Buddhism and ...
Day 3: Thimphu To Punakha/wangdue Via Dochula Pass
After permit (Permit is not issued on Saturdays, Sundays & Govt holidays) drive (70 kms / 2.30 hrs) to Punakha/Wangdue, with a stop en route for tea at Dochu La Pass (3,100 meters), where on a clear day you can get spectacular views of the Himalayas. En route you can visit Mehsina Village & Chime Lhakhang. Visit Punakha Dzong & Sangchen Dorji Lhendrup Nunnery in Punakha. Overnight in Punakha/Wangdue.
The Punakha Dzong, also known as Pungtang Dechen Photrang Dzong, is the administrative centre of Punakha District in Punakha, Bhutan. Constructed by Ngawang Namgyal, 1st ...
Punakha, Punakha, Bhutan
Travel from Thimphu to Punakha
Day 4: Punakha To Paro
Morning transfer (160 kms / 4 hrs) to Paro. Check in at the hotel. Overnight in Paro.
Travel from Punakha to Paro
Day 5: Paro Sightseeing Tour
After breakfast, visit Ta Dzong (National Museum) and then walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong which has a long and fascinating history. Afternoon visit Drukgyel Dzong, the ruined fortress from where Bhutanese repelled several invasion by Tibetan armies. Later visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom. Return at hotel. Overnight at Paro.