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					                    JOURNEY TO DRUK-YUL
The tour is perfectly tailored to offer you an insightful cultural immersion in Bhutan. Taking in the
relentless succession of astonishing cultural wonders, you travel from Paro to Thimpu and thereon to
Wangduephodrang. The journey is silhouetted by outstanding panoramic views. Drugyel dzong
majestically towers Paro with dominating views of Mount Chomolhari. Fabulously perched high
overlooking the entire valley, Ta-Dzong houses distinctive cultural monuments and artefacts that reflect a
long and varied history. In Thimpu you get to experience indigenous culture at its most authentic form on
visiting monasteries, museum, stupa, library, chortens and many such sites of cultural importance. You
can explore the local markets for a good selection of crafted artifacts, ceramics, basketry, traditional wood
carvings and contemporary paintings. Wangduephodrang and Punakaha Dzong further acquaint you with
the deep-rooted cultural values of Bhutan.

TRIP FACTS

Trip length: 5 Days
Trip type: Cultural Tour
Starts in: Paro
Ends in: Paro
Accommodation: Hotel

HIGHLIGHTS

> A myriad of activity choices in Paro
> Perfect vantage points from Drugyel dzong and Ta-Dzong
> Insightful sightseeing tour to Art & Craft school, National library, Royal goldsmith workshop and
handicraft centers
> Ample opportunity to immerse in the local cultureof Wangduephodrang

OUTLINE ITINERARY

Day 01 - Flight to Paro and transfer to Kichu Resort.
Day 02 - Paro Sightseeing and drive to Thimphu.
Day 03 - Thimphu sightseeing and drive to Wangduephodrang.
Day 04 - Visit the Punakha Dzong and drive back to Paro.
Day 05 - Transfer to airport for departure.

DATES
Available for private group

PRICE
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DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01 FLIGHT TO PARO AND TRANSFER TO KICHU RESORT
Arrive by Druk air BAe 146-100 series, the only national carrier. The flight offers you beautiful view of
mountains and landscapes. On arrival and after visa formalities you will be received by Our member and
transfer to Kichu Resort.
DAY 02 PARO SIGHTSEEING AND DRIVE TO THIMPHU
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 clear weather Mount Chomolhari 7320 meters can be seen towering over the dzong.
Proceed through the beautiful valley to the watch tower or locally known as Ta-Dzong. It was housed into
the National museum in the 1960s by the third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. The seven floors museum
highlights various aspects of Bhutanese culture and history dating back to the 7th century. The drive to
Thimphu is 2 hours and will be a pleasant one mainly due to the well maintained road throughout Bhutan.
Evening free time. Overnight at Hotel Druk or River view.

DAY 03 THIMPHU SIGHTSEEING & DRIVE TO WANGDUEPHODRANG
AM Thimphu sightseeing - visit the Memorial chorten built in the memory of the late King Jigme Dorji
Wangchuck, 15 century Changangkha monastery and the new Drupthob nunnery temple. PM drive 3
hours to Wangduephodrang crossing the Dochula pass 3100 meters. On fine weather you will 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. Overnight at Wangdi Kichu Resort.

DAY 04 VISIT THE PUNAKAHA DZONG AND DRIVE BACK TO PARO
AM drive 45 minutes to Punakha and visit the Punakha Dzong which served as an 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 to
commemorate the victory over the Tibetans. Drive 3 hours to Thimphu for lunch and proceed 2 hours to
Paro via visiting the oldest building in Bhutan, the Simtokha Dzong. It now serves as a Buddhist
university. Overnight Kichu Resort.

DAY 05 TRANSFER TO AIRPORT FOR DEPARTURE
Transfer to airport and the guide will help you with the formalities for final departure.




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