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Land of the Thunder Dragon
7 days / 6 night(s) from $2,140 per person twin share
This is a private short stay package for the independent traveller.
Day 1: paro To THimpHu
Upon arrival at Paro airport you will be met and transferred to your Thimphu hotel. (L,D)
Day 2: THimpHu
Commence a tour of Thimphu, including a visit to the National Library, the Institute for Zorig Chusum (painting school), the National Memorial Chorten and the Folk Heritage and National Textile Museums. This afternoon, tour the Trashi Chhoe Dzong. (B,L,D)
Day 3: THimpHu To punakHa
Drive to Punakha via Dochu La; if the sky is clear you may be able to view the Himalayan peaks in the distance. After lunch, visit Punakha Dzong and the Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten. (B,L,D)
Day 4: punakHa – WanGDue pHoDranG
Enjoy a day tour to Wangdue Phodrang’s Old Town and market followed by Chimi Lakhang, known as the ‘temple of fertility’. (B,L,D)
Days 5-6: punakHa To paro
Head back to Paro and visit the Simtokha Dzong en route. Upon arrival visit Ta Dzong. Walk down a hillside trail to Rinpung Dzong, home of the Paro Festival (23 to 27 March). (B,L,D) Tomorrow visit the Taktshang Monastery, known as‘Tiger’s Nest’. Return to Paro in the afternoon, visiting Drugyal Dzong and Kyichu Lhakhang en route. (B,L,D)
Day 7: DeparT paro
After check-out this morning you will be transferred to Paro airport. (B)
#Shoulder and high season, Christmas and New Year's Eve dinner surcharges apply.
Note: Accommodation on Days 3-4 may be in Wangdue Phodrang with a day tour to Punakha if accommodation in Punakha is unavailable. Ta Dzong (Paro) closed Sundays and Mondays year round.