Paro to Phuntsholing tour - 7 days

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Trip Introduction:

Paro to Phuentsholing offers you an opportunity to explore the vibrant culture and beautiful landscapes of Bhutan. In this short journey of 7 days, you would be treated with some amazing sightseeing that starts with the Paro Valley. We take you to visit some special heritage sites, including temples like Kichu Lhakhang and Rinpung Dzong; Tiger’s Nest monastery and some wonderful landmarks like King’s Memorial Chorten. We would visit some beautiful villages of Bhutan going through the Dochu La Pass and eventually ending our tour at Phuentsholing.

Trip Highlights:

  • The main attractions of the trip from Paro to Phuntsholing are the amazing forests, landforms, valleys and the monasteries.
  • The short trip of 7 days is packed with an amazing experience of the culture, traditions, and history and heritage sites in Bhutan.
  • Visit special heritage sites, including temples like Kichu Lhakhang and Rinpung Dzong; Tiger’s Nest monastery and some wonderful landmarks like King’s Memorial Chorten.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival at Paro followed by Sightseeing

Day 02: An adventurous hike followed by drive from Paro to Thimphu

Day 03: Sightseeing in Thimphu

Day 04: A drive from Thimphu to Punakha 

Day 05: A drive from Punaka to Gangtey and then back to Punaka  

Day 06: Punakha to Phuentsholing 

Day 07: Departure to the airport

Remember: This itinerary outline can be easily changed as per your duration of stay, purpose of holiday and your preference. Cost of the package also depends upon Deluxe, Standard, Budget and your group size. You can easily feel free to CONTACT US any time for any queries.

Day 01: Arrival at Paro followed by Sightseeing
On your arrival to the airport, our representatives would be ready to greet you and arrange for the transfer to hotel. After taking a brief rest at the hotel and refreshing yourself, we would take you for the Palo sightseeing. A short trip to Paro would include Rinpung Dzong, Kichu Lhakhang and Drugyal Dzong. Rinpung Dzong is the administrative office of Paro Dzongkhag while Kichu Lhakhang is the oldest temple of Bhutan. We would spend the night at the hotel in Paro.

Day 02: An adventurous hike followed by drive from Paro to Thimphu
On the next day, we would leave early for an adventurous hike to the Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery. It would be an exhausting but enjoyable experience. In about 4- hours, you would find yourself at the monastery located at the altitude of 3180 m. It would not be continuous hike as we would take a break to have lunch in the middle of the hike. It would be a unique lunch. After spending a couple of hours at the monastery, we would return to the valley floor by the evening. After returning to the hotel and taking a bit of rest, we would drive to the next destination of the tour, Thimphu. We would rest at Thimphu for the night.

Day 03: Sightseeing in Thimphu
The next day awaits you for a memorable day where we would go for sightseeing in Thimphu. Our first destination would be the Memorial Chorten dedicated to the third king of Bhutan (1952-1972). We would then visit the nunnery temple followed by a mini zoo. The special attraction of zoo is Takin, the national animal of Bhutan. The other highlights of the trip in Thimphu include folk heritage museum, the amazing Tashichho Dzong and the traditional paper factory. If you are lucky to be here at the weekend, shopping at the weekend market would be a memorable experience. We would be resting overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.

Day 04: A drive from Thimphu to Punakha
After a refreshing night at the hotel, we would leave the hotel early for a drive to Punakha. The distance from Thimphu to Punaka measures just about 75 km and it would be a 3-4 hours of ride. However, it would easily be one of the most special rides of your life as we would travel through Dochu La Pass at the altitude of 3100 m. We would stop at the top for a cup of tea and more importantly have a stunning view of the mountains and valleys from the top. We would travel further but downwards going through the lush green forests full of hemlock, fir and rhododendron.  We would take lunch at the end of our drive and then explore the second largest dzong in Bhutan, the Punakha Dzong. It was built around 1637-38 and stands intact for visitors to explore. We would spend the night at the Punakha.

Day 05: A drive from Punaka to Gangtey and then back to Punaka
A long drive awaits you on the next morning where we would travel to Gangtey. A drive of more than 5 hours would take you to the beautiful village of Punaka. The 165 hours of drive starts with the small but very special village of Wangduephodrang. It is popular for its stone carvings and slate art. We travel further through the middle of tall and dense forests full of rhododendrons and oaks. The Gangtey is unique because of its special location in the middle of the beautiful mountains. There is lot to explore around the town with lovely Black mountains and the amazing Phobjikha valley. We would be visiting the Gangtey Monastery and spend some time in Phobjikha before driving back to Punaka.

Day 06: Punakha to Phuentsholing
On the next day, we would travel to Phuentsholing covering a long way of about 234 km. The long drive of more than 7 hours goes through the waterfalls, valleys and waterfalls.

Day 07: Departure to the airport
After resting at the hotel, we drive back to the hotel in Paro. We would arrange for the transfer to airport according to the schedule of your flight to the next destination.

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A private departures on any day all around the year can be arranged for this trek/tour, for more details and dates E-mail info@adventuremountaintreks.com

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