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Land of the Thunder Dragon

7 days from $2,115 per person twin share

Short Stay itinerary

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)

DAYS 2-3: THIMPHU TO PUNAKHA

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) Tomorrow, 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 Lhakhang, known as the ‘temple of fertility’. (B,L,D)

DAYS 5-6: PUNAKHA TO PARO

Return to Paro and visit the Simtokha Dzong en route. Upon arrival visit Ta Dzong and walk down a hillside trail to Rinpung Dzong, home of the Paro Festival (28 Mar-04 Apr). (B,L,D) Tomorrow, hike to the Taktsang Monastery, known as ‘Tiger’s Nest’. Return to Paro in the afternoon and explore Drukgyel Dzong and Kyichu Lhakhang. (B,L,D)

DAY 7: DEPART PARO

After check-out this morning you will be transferred to Paro airport where your arrangements end. (B)

Price guide

From $2,115 Per person twin share based on low season #
From $2,420 Single Traveller based on low season #
CategoryTwin ShareSole Traveller
Standard $2,115 $2,420

Notes:

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) is closed on Sundays and Mondays year-round.

# Shoulder and high season Christmas and New Year’s Eve dinner surcharges apply.

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Trashi Chhoe Dzong, Thimpu Wangdue Phodrang Dzong Punakha Dzong, Punakha