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Day 01: Bagdogra to Phuntsholing: The representative of STI will receive the visitors from Bagdogra airport / siliguri and will transfer to Phuntsholing the border town of Bhutan. The journey is through the west Bengal tea plantation and small town, which takes about 3-4 hours overnight hotel

Day 02: Phuntsholing to Thimphu: After breakfast visit Kharbandi monastery and continue the journey to Thimphu with lunch stop at Bunakha Jakhang and across the Chacha-la 2,525m. The drive first is through the dense forest of subtropical and after lunch through the conifer forest of Temperate Zone from typical southern Bhutanese Nepalese houses that settled early 1950s to typical Bhutanese houses overnight at hotel

Day 03: Rest day at sightseeing for Thimphu: After breakfast starts the sightseeing by coach with visit to Zelukha Nunary, national library, handicraft emporium and walk around Thimphu city and drive back to hotel for lunch. After lunch drive to visit Simtokha Dzong the first fort built by Shabdrung who unified the kingdom in 1,627-29, at present houses the school for the study of dzongkha the national language of Bhutan, memorial chorten of late king overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Thimphu to Punakha: Full day excursion to punakha the ancient capital of Bhutan which is still used as the winter residence for Je-Khenpo, the chief abbot and central monk body and district administration for Punakha. The journey is across the Dochula 3,200m from where one can view Bhutan mountain ranges including Mt. Gangkar Punsum 7,541m the highest mountain in the kingdom. Punakha Dzong can be visited if the monk body is in Thimphu in their summer residence. Lunch is served at wangdi guesthouse and after lunch drive back to Thimphu overnight at hotel.

Day 05: Thimphu to Paro: Morning after breakfast witness the cultural show for 1 hour by royal dance troop and drive to Thimphu city for last day shopping of souvenir from Bhutan. After lunch, drive to the beautiful valley of Paro following the Thimphu river until confluence (Chunzom) taking the direction following the Paro river. The drive is of 2 hours and overnight at hotel.

Day 06: Rest day at sightseeing: after breakfast drives to Drugyal Dzong now a ruin fortress once, which repelled the Tibetan invader in 17 th century, from here one can see the peak of Mt. Chomolhari 7,300m on the clear day, and visit a typical Bhutanese farmhouse and drive back to hotel for a lunch and after lunch drive Ta-dzong (watch tower for Paro Dzong) now house the national museum and drive to Paro town for stroll around overnight at hotel.

Day 07: Flight from Paro to Kathmandu

Day 08: Rest day at Kathmandu

Day 09: Departure to your destination


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