BEAUTIFUL BHUTAN

9 NIGHTS 10 DAYS

Day 1: Pick up from bagdogra (ixb)/njp transfer to phuentsholing, tourist permit issue and night stay.

Pick up from bagdogra (ixb)/njp transfer to phuentsholing for tourist permit issue (which is approx 3 hours 26 minutes/154.3 km from bagdogra) after that local sightseeing at phuentsholing & check in at hotel & over night stay.

Day 2: Transfer to thimphu and night stay.

Arrive for thimphu (which is approx 4 hours 42 minutes/168.8 km to thimphu).thimphu is he capital city of bhutan and largest city of bhutan.it has a population of 104,200. Some road side of thimphu after reaching there check in at hotel & over night stay at thimphu.

Day 3: Thimphu full day sightseeing and night stay.

After brekfast: go for a major sightseeing of thimphu covering 1) buddha point 2) memorial chorten 3) zangtho pelri lhakhang 4) mothithang zoo (national animal takin zoo) 5) trashichhoedzong view point 6) the national library 7) handicraft institute & school of arts & crafts 8) thimphu museum 9) semthoka dzong 10) bhutan national park & changlimthang statium and after that over night stay at hotel.

Day 4: Thimphu to punakha via dochula pass sightseeing and night stay at punakha.

After brekfast: transfer to punakha (which is approx 3 hours/ 90 km from thimphu).punakha is the administrative centre of punakha dzongkhag,districts of bhutan .punakha was the capital of bhutan.it has a population of 25,700, wangdue phodrang is a town and capital of wangdue phodrang district in central bhutan,it has a population of 34,300. 1) dochula pass 2) punakha dzong 3) gangkar puensuem 4) wangdue phodrang 5) punakha valley. (opptional punakha river rafting) extra cost, & check in to hotel & over night stay.

Day 5: Punakha to bumthang sightseeing and night stay.

After brekfast: transfer to bumthang (switzerland of bhutan) (which is approx 8 hours/212 km from punakha) bumthang consists of the four mountain valley ura, chumey,tang and choekhor (bumthang).bumthang directly translates as``beautiful fields” & check in at hotel and over night stay.

Day 6: Bumthang full day sightseeing and night stay.

After brekfast: sightseeing 1) mebor_tsho (burning lake) 2) jakar dzong 3) wangdue choling palace 4) jambay lhakhang 5) kurjey lhakhang 6) tamshing lhakhang 7) kuuchusum lhakhang, & over night stay.

Day 7: Bumthang to phobjhikha valley and night stay.

After brekfast: transfer to phobjikha, vast u_shaped glaciar valley and gangtey gompa/phobjhika(3,000/9,845ft).another highlight of wangdue is phobjhikha or``the valley of black-necked crane”.this valley is the winter home of blacked-necked cranes(bird),that migrates from tibet.this valley is one of the most beautiful and scenic one in bhutan.on the slope overlooking the valley is the gangtey monastery built in 17th century and is one of the oldest and biggest monastery of nyingma (red hat sect) school of buddhisum & check in at hotel & over night stay.

Day 8: phobjhikha to paro sightseeing and night stay.

After lunch: arrive for paro and local road side sightseeing. Paro is destination of scenic beauty,the only international airpot of bhutan is at paro,it has a population of 39,800 (which is approx 4 hours/143 km from phobjhikha) & over night stay at hotel.

Day 9: Paro full day sightseeing & night stay.

After brekfast: arrive for paro sightseeing. Enroute visit: 1) drukgyel dzong 2) view of taktsang monastery 3) kichu lamkha monastery 4) taktsang dzong 5) paro ringpung dzong 6) dungtshe lhakhang 7) paro airpot view & over night stay at hotel.

Day 10: Paro drop to bagdogra (ixb)/njp tour end

After brekfast: paro drop to bagdogra (ixb)/njp for onwards journey