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Trip Starting From: Paro
Trip Location: Paro
About the Activity:
Arrival in Paro – Thimphu
Upon your arrival in Paro airport our guide will be there to welcome you and transfer to Thimphu.
After Lunch visit the Memorial Chorten (temple) built in memory of the late 3rd King, Changangkha Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the valley offering a beautiful view of the valley, the largest and the newly built statue of Buddha.
After 5 PM, visit the fortress of Thimphu, Tashichho Dzong, which houses the throne of the king.
Evening walk around the happening town, the largest and the most crowded town in Bhutan.
Thimphu – Punakha
Morning visit the happening weekend market (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) where the locals from the surrounding villages come to sell their produce.
Visit the traditional Hand Made Paper Mill, the School of Arts and Crafts where students learn 13 different arts used predominantly in Bhutan, folk Heritage Museum which explains how a traditional house used to be like in the olden days.
Take a break and walk around the newly built 108 stupas and continue to the sub tropical valley of Punakha offering a different vegetation.
En route just before arriving the hotel, taka a nice hike through the paddy field and old village to visit Chimi Lakhang, the temple of fertility associated with religious art of phallus.
Punakha – Phobjikha
Early morning it will be a treat to walk up to the hilltop to visit the nunnery and interact with the nuns and enjoy the magnificent view of Punkha and Wangdi valley.
Later after breakfast drive to visit Punakha Dzong (fortress), which houses the most elaborated temple in the country.
Later drive to the remote isolated valley of Phobjikha. The drive is very picturesque and worth every turn and climb.
If you are too tired after the long drive, could relax in the hotel and enjoy the breathtaking view of the valley.
Phobjikha – Paro
Morning could go for walk right below your hotel and meet the school children who all walk for hours to reach their nearest school.
Later after breakfast retrace the drive back to Paro
Upon arrival in Paro, visit Paro Dzong (Fortress) on foot and continue walking through the oldest wooden bridge still in use.
Continue further to stroll around the old Paro town and peep into some local handicrafts stores.
Could get some opportunity to see the traditional game, Archery match going on. Evening back to the hotel.
Morning drive to the base for the hike (3 hrs uphill) to Tiger’s Nest, the most revered temple in the country that literally hangs on a granite cliff over looking the Paro valley.
Most of the day will go on the hike.
On the way back, if you have the energy and time visit the Kichu Lakhang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan which marks the beginning of Buddhism in the country.
Farewell dinner with your guide.
Morning transfer (15 mins) to the airport for your departure flight. Your guide will bid you farewell at the airport.
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