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Trip Starting From: Paro
Trip Location: Paro
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Arrive at Phuentsholing.
Arrive at Phuentsholing. Make your way through India’s hub-hub to the border, pass through a gate and enter the “Dragon Kingdom” where you meet by your guide.
Enjoy sightseeing before heading back to the accommodation for the night.
Phuentsholing to Thimphu
Drive from Phuentsholing to Thimphu. This 6 hour journey commences with a climb into the foothills of the Himalayas, firstly visiting Kharbandi Gompa, a beautiful monastery from where you will enjoy splendid views of the plains of West Bengal.
You then head off via switch-backs and make your way to Thimpu, where you will stay 2 nights.
Visit the Trashichhoedzong, National Library, the Institute for Zorig Chusum, the National Memorial Chorten, the government-run Handicrafts Emporium, and local crafts shops.
Drive to the Dochu-la Pass
Following breakfast, drive to the Dochu-la Pass (3088m), from where you can view the peaks of Masagang (7158m), Tsendagang (6960m), Terigang (7060m), Jejegangphugang (7158m), Kangphugang (7170m), Zongphugang (7060m) and the highest of all - Gangkar Puensum (7497m).
You visit Punakha Dzong, strategically located at the junction of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu Rivers.
Stay overnight in Punakha.
Via Thimphu to Paro
After breakfast, you travel back via Thimphu to Paro where you will stay for 2 nights. Visit Ta Dzong, now housing the National Museum which displays antique thangkha paintings, textiles, weapons and a rich assortment of historic artifacts.
You then walk to Rinpung Dzong, which has a long and fascinating history.
Drive to Drukgyel Dzong
After breakfast, drive to Drukgyel Dzong, a ruined fortress where Bhutanese warriors fought Tibetan invaders centuries ago. Continue to Taktsang, the most famous of Bhutanese monasteries which is widely known as “Tiger’s Nest.” On your return journey to Paro, visit KyichuLhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines in the Kingdom.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport in Paro as the tour comes to an end.
End of trip.
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