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Day 1: Arrive in Bhutan.
Upon arrival at Paro airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to hotel. If time permits we will go for sightseeing. You may stroll around the local market in the evening.
Day 2: Paro sightseeing and drive to Thimpu.
Paro Sightseeing - visit the ruined fortress of Drugyel dzong which still attracts visitors due to the strategic location of the fort. The fort defended the Paro valley from the Tibetan invasion from the north in the early 17th century. On a clear day, Mount Chomolhari (7320 meters) can be seen towering over the dzong. Proceed through the beautiful valley to the watch tower which is locally known as Ta-Dzong. It was housed into the National museum in the 1960s by the third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. The seven storey museum highlights various aspects of Bhutanese culture and history dating back to the 7th century. You may also choose to take a short walk downhill to the Rinpung Dzong which serves as the administrative center and school for monks.
Late afternoon drive 2 hours to Thimphu (65 Km) which is the capital of Bhutan. Evening will be free time.
Day 3: Thimpu sightseeing and drive to Wangduephodrang.
Thimphu sightseeing - visit the Memorial chorten built in the memory of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, the 15th century Changangkha monastery and the new Drupthob nunnery temple. PM drives 3 hours to Wangduephodrang crossing the Dochula pass at 3100 meters. On a clear day you will be able see the eastern Himalayan ranges including the highest mountain in Bhutan- Mt. Gangar Punsum (7520 meters). The drive from the pass is all the way downhill dropping to the lower and warmer valleys of lobesa. Visit the Dzong from outside and the market area.
Day 4: Punakha to Thimpu
Drive 45 minutes to Punakha and visit the Punakha Dzong which served as the old capital of Bhutan. This remarkable fortress is built between two rivers and has survived many glacial floods and fire. Every year during the month of February a procession known as the Punakha Serda takes place here to commemorate the victory over the Tibetans. Drive 3 hours to Thimphu. After lunch, drive to Paro. Enroute visit the first building built in Bhutan- the Simtokha Dzong. It now houses the Buddhist University.
Day 5: Paro Airport
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to your home country. Thanks for joining on Bhutan tour package. I hope you enjoy this tour very much.