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Paro to Phuentsholing Tour- 7 Days

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7 Days
Availability : Jan 1-Dec 30
Kathmandu
Paro
Min Age : 5-85
Max People : 40
Tour Details

Bhutan, the land of the Thunder Dragon is the popular destination for international tourists. It is the last remaining Buddhist Kingdom in the Himalayas. Small yet the happiest country in Asia with unique traditions and culture attracts the tourists to explore its happiness secrets.

Amazing mountainous landscape, unique Buddhist architecture, religious festivals and delightful and loving people always welcome you to this wonderful heaven.

We have different holiday and tour packages that match with your time and budget. We just want you not to miss this happiest Land and enjoy their happy lifestyle in your life.

  • Itinerary
    • Day 1: Arrival and Sightseeing in Paro (2,250m/7,382ft)
    • Day 2: Paro to Thimphu (2,320m/7,610ft) 54 km, 1 hour: Hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery
    • Day 3: Sightseeing in Thimphu
    • Day 4: Thimphu to Punakha (1,250m/4,100ft): 76 km, 2 – 3 hours
    • Day 5: Punaka to Gangtey (2,900m/9,280ft) and back to Punakha:164 km, 5-6 hours
    • Day 6: Punakha to Phuentsholing (293m/961ft): 234 km, 7-8 hours
    • Day 7: Final Departure
    • **Flights are not included in this tour**

Departure & Return Location

Kathmandu Tribhuwan Airport

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Tours Specified in the itinerary.
  • Best hotel accommodations, “A” grade hotels (Government approved 3 stars and above)
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee with snacks as and when required)
  • All land transportation by private vehicle within Bhutan as per the itinerary.
  • Services of experienced and English speaking guide (Government Licensed holder)
  • Mineral water on long trips both on trek and cultural tours
  • Mineral water during all meals.
  • Museum fees and other special entry fees.
  • All necessary permits for entering Dzongs, Monasteries, Monuments and restricted areas.
  • Visa and TDF fees.
  • Government royalty, tax and fees.
  • Service charge.

Price Excludes

  • Airfare for international flights to and from Bhutan
  • Items of a personal nature (personal gear, telephone calls, beverages, internet, laundry, etc.)
  • Trip cancellation and medical/evacuation insurance
  • Tips for staff (guide and driver)
  • Travel insurance
  • Entrance fees in Kathmandu

Complementaries

  • Trekking Stick/Pole
  • Nepali Sim Card
  • T-Shirt
Trip Highlight
  • Cultural trek
  • Mountain
  • Local People
  • Scenic Views
  • Tiger’s nest

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Itinerary
Start and end in Paro! With the in-depth cultural tour 7 Days - Paro to Phuentsholing Tour , you have a 7 day tour package taking you through Paro, Bhutan and 5 other destinations in Bhutan. 7 Days - Paro to Phuentsholing Tour includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Day 1Arrival and Sightseeing in Paro (2,250m/7,382ft)

You will be welcomed by an amazing view of The Himalayas as you approach Bhutan. At the airport, you will be welcomed by a representative of Alpine Club of Himalaya. Once you have settled in our hotel, you will embark on your journey to Paro. In Paro, you will visit places such as the Dungste Lhakang, a 15th-century temple with the Ugyen Perli Palace visible through its fence, the Rinpung Dzong, a fortress-monastery, the national museum, and Kichu Lhakhang, the oldest Bhutanese temple. Overnight in Paro.

Day 2Paro to Thimphu (2,320m/7,610ft) 54 km, 1 hour: Hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery

After breakfast, you will take a scenic hike for about 4-5 hours to Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest), the most sacred monastery in Bhutan, built on steep cliff, offering you enchanting views of the Paro valley.Guru Padmasambhava who introduced Buddhism to Bhutan, is said to have meditated there for three years, three months, three weeks, three days and three hours in the 8th century. Lunch will be served at the restaurant located halfway up the mountain. You will then hike back down the valley and drive to Thimphu. Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 3Sightseeing in Thimphu

In Thimphu, you will visit landmarks such as the National Memorial Chorten, the Drubthob Gonpa/Zilukha Nunnery, the majestic Tashi Chhoe Dzong (Fortress of Glorious Religion), the gigantic Buddha Dordenma Statue, the Takin Sanctuary, the National Library that houses ancient manuscripts, the National Institute of Traditional Medicine, the mini zoo, and many other prominent cultural heritage buildings. We may also visit the Textile Museum, the Handicraft Emporium, the traditional paper factory, and the majestic Tashichho Dzong. Some places are closed on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays), and thus we will explore the Weekend Market instead. Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 4Thimphu to Punakha (1,250m/4,100ft): 76 km, 2 – 3 hours

After breakfast, we enjoy the drive to Dochula pass (3,100 meters) in Punakha, a mountain pass where 108 memorial chortens or stupas known as “Druk Wangyal Chortens” have been built by Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuk, the eldest Queen Mother. To the east of the pass, the snow clad mountain peaks of the Himalayas are seen prominently and among them is the Mt. Masanggang at 7,158 metres (23,484 ft), which is the highest peak in Bhutan. We will drive down hill from the pass through a rhododendron garden, fir and hemlock forests, rice fields, and rivers, while enjoying the panoramic views of the Bhutan Himalayas. After lunch, we will visit Punakha Dzong, the second oldest and the second largest dzong in Bhutan built between 1637-1638. Overnight in Punakha.

Day 5Punaka to Gangtey (2,900m/9,280ft) and back to Punakha:164 km, 5-6 hours

In the morning, we explore the beautiful town of Wangdue Phodrang, one of the largest districts in Bhutan, which covers 4,308 sq km and ranges from 800-5800 m in altitude with extremely varied climatic conditions ranging from sub-tropical forests in the south to cool and snowy regions in the north. Wangdue Phodrang is well known for its rich tapestry of ancient Buddhist temples and monasteries, and their stone carvings. We will visit the Wangdue Phodrang Dzong, a Buddhist monastery built in 1638 situated at the top of a hill. Then we drive through dense oak and rhododendron forests to Gangtey, a beautiful village surrounded by amazing snowcapped mountains. Situated atop a hill at an altitude of 2800m, the Gangtey Monastery, founded in 1613, is also known as Gangtey Sanga Choeling Goemba. It offers a stunning view of the Black Mountain ranges and the Phobjikha valley, winter home to the rare and endangered Black Necked Cranes that roost there during their annual migrations. The residents of the valley have garnered much acclaim for their conservation efforts to preserve the habitat of these beautiful birds. Every year the Black Necked Crane Festival is held in Phobjikha in order to protect and spread awareness of the cranes. We explore Phobjikha villages before driving back to Punakha for an overnight stay.

Day 6Punakha to Phuentsholing (293m/961ft): 234 km, 7-8 hours

After an early breakfast, we drive to Phuentsholing, a town in southern Bhutan that borders with the Indian town of Jaigaon. Although it is the administrative seat of Chukha District of Bhutan, it is a rather quiet and peaceful town that thrives on its trade with Indian businesses. Lunch will be served en route in a local restaurant. The 7-hour drive is beautiful, and we will see some waterfalls along the way. Overnight in Phuentsholing.

Day 7Final Departure

After breakfast, you can either return to Paro Airport (175km/ 6 hours) or continue on a tour to Sikkim and Darjeeling.
***Flights are not included in this tour

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DwiCarlington

Solo Traveller

Short trip to Bhutan. its actually not enough. Its small happiest
country. meeting the society with many unique traditions and culture
is one if great things in my life. i recommend u tho use this agency to
help u organize your travel to Bhutan, its worth the time

November 19, 2019