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Western Bhutan 8 days
Day 1. In the morning we will take you back to the airport for your flight to Bhutan. (subject to availability). On arrival, you will be received by our guide from and will be transferred to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan.Evening: Evening tea in a local restaurant and free time to walk around Thimphu town. Dinner at hotel.Overnight at Thimphu | Altitude: 2400mNOTE: This plan depends on flight schedule, you may need to spend one more overnight in Thailand.
BHUTAN: The flight into Bhutan is one of a kind - giving you a taste of the adventurous Bhutanese people and taking you as close as you can ever get to the Himalayan mountain ranges. Bhutan is a distinctly Tibetan culture nestled in the Himalayan mountains. It is a different world, but one that is very inviting and intriguing.
Day 2: | Thimphu SightseeingYou will visit the National Library, Arts and crafts school, National Institute of Traditional Medicine (outside only), National Memorial Chorten which is both a memorial to the Late King (“the father of modern Bhutan”) and a monument to world peace. You will also visit Tashichhodzong, Folk Heritage, National Textile Museums and the Handicrafts Emporium. Dinner at hotel.Overnight at Thimphu | Altitude: 2400m
Day 3: | Thimphu - PunakhaMorning hike to Chery Monastery built in 17th century. After lunch we will drive you to Punakha, (about 3 hours). Along the way we will be crossing the Dochula Pass. If the weather permits, we will be able to see the entire Bhutanese Himalayas; east of Chomolhari to Gangkhar Puensum. This is truly a majestic sight. Then you will be transferred to your hotel.Overnight in Punakha | Altitude: 1300m
Day 4: | Punakha – ThimphuYou will take a morning visit to the magnificent Punakha Dzong Fortress, the winter seat of the Head Abbot built at the confluence of the two rivers, Pho Chu and Mochu. Then you will drive to Wangdi town. You can explore Wangdi town and visit Wangdi Dzong (fortress). In the afternoon you will drive back to Thimpu.Overnight in Thimphu | Altitude: 2400m
Day 5: | Thimphu - ParoToday you will visit the colorful weekend market then you will head to Paro. After lunch you will be driven to Drukgyel Dzong, enroute you will visit to Kyichu Lhakhang (built by Tibetan King, Songtsen Gompo in the 7th century). Evening tea at a local farm house and walk around Paro town.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Paro.Overnight in Paro | Altitude: 2200m
Day 6: | Paro sightseeingYou will take a morning hike to the famous Tiger’s Nest Temple. Lunch in the cafeteria on the way back. After lunch you will hike back to the road and drive back to the hotel. On the way back to the hotel visit the National Museum and the Fortress of Paro. Evening back to hotel.Overnight in Paro | Altitude: 2200m
Day 7: | Paro - Haa – ParoIn the morning you will be driven to Haa town, which was recently opened to foreigners. You can enjoy the uniqueness of the recently opened town. After lunch you will be driven back to Paro.Overnight in Paro | Altitude: 2200m
Day 8: | Paro – Bangkok – Ko SamuiEarly morning flight from the Paro International Airport to
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