Place : Bhutan.
Places Covered : Thimphu, Paro, Punakha, Chele La, Haa Valley, Wangdue, Dochula.
Best Time to Go : October to December.
Duration : 8 Days.
It is believed that Bhutan was inhabited as early as 2000 B.C. The country came to be known as Druk Yul or The Land of the Drukpas sometime in the 17th century. Initially Bonism was the dominant religion in the region that would come to be known as Bhutan. Buddhism was introduced in the 7th century by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo. The country was first unified in 17th century by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. In 2008 Bhutan enacted its Constitution and converted to a democracy in order to better safeguard the rights of its citizens. Later in November of the same year, the currently reigning 5th Druk Gyalpo Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck was crowned. While Bhutan is one of the smallest countries in the world, its cultural diversity and richness are profound. The climate in Bhutan is extremely varied. Southern Bhutan has a hot, humid sub-tropical climate. Temperatures can vary between 15-30 degrees Celsius. In the Central parts of the country the climate cools a bit. In the far Northern reaches of the kingdom the weather is cold during winter. Mountain peaks are perpetually covered in snow and lower parts are still cool in summer owing to the high altitude terrain. The Bhutanese Tourism Industry was first opened in 1974. Since then it has grown to become, a major contributing factor to the Bhutanese economy creating countless employment opportunities and generating additional revenue for the government. To this end efforts have been made to ensure that even remote areas are publicized and able to reap the benefits of tourism while still respecting their traditions, culture and natural environment.
"Meet & greet" with our company representative on arrival at NJP / IXB / Siliguri and drive to Phuntsholing. After arrival at, check-in & get fresh. Enjoy your leisure evening at local market by walk at your own. Overnight stay at hotel in Phuntsholing.
After breakfast go for permit, After permit transfer to Thimphu, Not only the capital but Thimphu is also the largest city of Bhutan - It has a population of 104,200 - On Road Water Falls & Natural Sightseeing, Chukha Dam (Top View) En-route. After arrival at Thimphu, check-in & get fresh. Enjoy your leisure evening at local market by walk at your own. Overnight stay at hotel in Thimphu.
After breakfast go for Thimphu Local Sight Seeing. Visit – Buddha Point, BBS Tower, Tashicchhoe Dzong, The Memorial Chorten, National Library, The Institute of Traditional Medicine, Centenary Farmer Market, Changlimithang Stadium, School of Arts & Crafts, Handicraft Institute, Zangthopelri Lhakhang, Motithang Takin Reserve (Takin Zoo), Semtokha. After visit back to the hotel & get fresh. Then enjoy your leisure evening at local market by walk at your own. Overnight stay at hotel in Thimphu.
After breakfast drive to Punakha via Wangdue, En-route visit Dochula Pass ( Altitude – 3100 Mtr.) & Punakha local sightseeing. After arrival at Punakha, check-in at hotel & get fresh. Enjoy your leisure evening at local market by walk at your own. Overnight stay at hotel in Punakha.
After breakfast depart from Punakha & drive towards Paro, A Destination of Scenic Beauty & the Only International Airport in Bhutan having a population of 39, 800, distancing approximately 145 km and 4 hours from Punakha & Wangdue & Paro is a town and seat of Paro District in the Paro Valley of Bhutan - Sacred sites and historical buildings scattered through the area - The Paro Valley is wide and verdant and is beautiful after arrival check-in at hotel. Relax in the evening. Overnight stay at hotel in Paro.
After breakfast go for Paro Local Sight Seeing – Drukgyal Dzong, View of Taktsang Monastery, Kichulanka Monastery, Ta Dzong, Paro Rinpung Dzong (Museum), Nya-mey Zam, Dungtse Lhankhang, Druk Choeding. After visit back to the hotel & get fresh. Then enjoy your leisure evening at local market by walk at your own. Overnight stay at hotel in Paro.
After breakfast drive to Chele La, Haa Valley ( 130 km up & down ), on the way enjoy the Bird View of Paro Airport. Chele La (Pass) is the only border of Bhutan and China situated at an elevation 3,988 meters is considered to be one of the highest motorable passes in Bhutan. About an hour's drive along a densely-populated forest road. This Pass is also known to be a ‘botanical paradise’. The pass provides stunning views of the sacred mountain Jhomolhari and Jichu Drake. It is also marked by hundreds of prayer flags fluttering in the wind. Here, visitors can see cascades of wild roses; purple and yellow primulas; and swathes of deep blue iris covering the forest floor. The top of the pass bloom with rhododendrons in a variety of colors-pale pink, deep pink, burnt orange, mauve, white and scarlet. After visit back to the hotel & get fresh. Then enjoy your leisure evening at local market by walk at your own. Overnight stay at hotel in Paro.
After early breakfast drive to NJP / IXB / Siliguri ( 312 km., 7-8 hrs. ) for your onward journey by Train/Flight.
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