Best of Bhutan Tour
Duration : 5 Nights / 6 Days
Destination Covered : Thimphu, Paro, Wangdue Phodrang
Tour Themes : Adventure, Hill Stations & Valleys, Religious & Pilgrimage, Lakes & Rivers, Abseiling
Price : On Request
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New Alipurduar - Thimphu Valley
Upon your arrival in Hasimara/New Alipurduar station you will be cordially received by representative from Provasin Holidays and transfer to Thimphu. Lunch on the way. Night stay at hotel.
Arrival In Hasimara/Thimphu City Tour
Memorial Chorten (temple) built in memory of the late 3rd King. Visit Changangkha Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the valley offering a nice view of the valley. Enclosure where national animal Takins are kept and drive to visit the largest statue of Buddha offering magnificent view of entire Thimphu valley.National Library of Bhutan which houses some of the world's most rare and ancient religious manuscripts and the Bhutan School of Arts & Crafts which is also called the Painting School. For art lovers, the visit to the Painting School is a treat and you are welcome to meet with the students and faculty since you share a common canvas. Let us know in advance and we will formally schedule a guided tour for you.
Thimphu To Punakha
Your western Bhutan tour continues as you leave for Punakha after breakfast. You will go through the Dochula Pass which is an experience in itself. Situated high among the mountains, the pass is the primary conduit that connects the two points. Your first destination of the day, the 108 Bhutanese Stupas, are revered by the people of the land as an emblem of religious sanctity. Notice their architectural beauty and the manner in which they have weathered the four seasons over the years. If the weather decides to cooperate, you can admire the glory of the snow-capped Himalayan Ranges from this vantage point.
Full Day Paro Sightseeing
Visit the Ta Dzong a circular fortress that once protected this valley from the Tibetan invasion. It is now National Museum with an excellent collection of Bhutanese antiquities . A short drive back to the paro Rinpung Dzong which was built and consecrated in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. This Dzong is also the administrative seat of district of paro and it also contains a state monastic community of about 200 members. Afternoon will drive up to visit Drugyel Dzong which is located upstream to the end of the paved road .. while coming back from Drugyel Dzong visit `Tigers Nest `base camp & kichu monastery. The evening ends with a walk through the paro`s main shopping district . The local shops sell a verity of goods- groceries , textiles as well as prayer flags. Overnight at paro.
Paro To Hasimara / New Alipurduar Station
Like all good things, your tour will come to an end.The entire travel team of Provasin Holidays is standing by to assist you with your hotel check-out and departure formalities. Have a safe trip back home.
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