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Bhutan Treasures - Itinerary
Day 1: ARRIVAL PARO - THIMPHU (65 KMS / 02 HRS, 2134Mts / 7000Fts)
Arrive Paro by Druk Airways, the only national carrier. The flight offers you beautiful view of mountains and landscapes. On arrival and after visa formalities are completed, you will be received by ITT members transfer to Thimphu (65 KMS / 02 HRS, 2134Mts / 7000Fts), the capital of Bhutan. Visitors can enjoy relaxing walk in the valley at evening. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: THIMPHU
After breakfast go for Thimphu sightseeing tour. Visit the Memorial Chorten built in the memory of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, 15 century Changangkha monastery, View Point, Tashicho Dzong and Painting School. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: THIMPHU - PARO (65 KMS / 02 HRS, 2134Mts / 7000Fts)
After breakfast, drive to Paro. Proceed through the beautiful valley to the watch tower or locally known as Ta Dzong. Also visit Ta Dzong, a national museum was built in 1651 as a watch tower. The museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 0900HRS TO 1600HRS & it is closed on Sunday, Monday & National Holidays. Since 1951 the Dzong has been re-established as the National Museum and holds fascinating collections of art and religious Thangka painting. Take a short walk downhill to the Rinpung Dzong which serves as the administrative center and school for monks. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: PARO
After breakfast go for a day hike to the view point of Taktsang monastery. The hike which is all the way uphill takes about 2 /3 hours through the pine forests. The monastery clings to a huge granite cliff 800 meters from the Paro valley. It is believed that the great saint Padmasambhava came in the 7th century on a flying tigress and meditated in a cave for 3 months. 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. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 5: PARO - DEPARTURE
After breakfast transfer to the airport for your journey back home.