Bhutan Travel 7 days : Paro Thimphu Gangtey Tour
- Trip Code: B-LT-14
- Destination: Bhutan
- Season: Available all year
- Max Altitude: 3150 meters / 10334 feet
- Trip Starts/Ends: Paro/ Paro
- Transportation: Car/ Van/ Hiace
- Accomodation: Hotel
- Trip Grade: Leisure Tour
- Trip Attraction: Culture, Himalayas & Wildlife, Wieieieieieies
Bhutan Travel 7 days: Paro-Thimphu-Punakha-Gangtey Tour is a fabulous one week trip in the Last Himalayan Kingdom. It includes four tourist destinations: Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, and Gangtey. All these places are highlighted by their unique culture and pristine nature.
The trip of Bhutan Travel 7 days commences traveling to the capital city, Thimphu. In Thimphu, you get into visit Tashichho Dzong (The complex of Government Secretariat, National Assembly and the office of King with his throne room); Memorial Chorten (The stupa built in the memory of 3rd King regarded as the Father of modern Bhutan); National Library; Institute of traditional medicine; Textile and Folk Heritage Museums; Handicrafts Emporium; NunneryTemple and mini zoo.
After Thimphu, you travel to Punakha which is the past capital of Bhutan. Here, you visit Punakha Dzong (The most photogenic among all ancient fortresses in Bhutan contains many precious relics from the days when it was capital). Then you set off your journey to explore the scenic valley of Gangtey.
Gangtey is a beautiful valley. It is also famous as the home of endangered black-necked cranes. The name of this valley is taken from the impressive Gangtey monastery. This monastery is one of the important monasteries of Nyingmapa, one of the groups in Buddhism, and is also the main seat of the Pema Lingpa tradition.
From Gangtey you drive to Paro with one night halt at Wangdue Phodrang. After reaching Paro, you go to visit the National Museum, two Ancient fortresses, Farm House, Kyichu Temple followed by hiking to Tiger’s Nest Monastery (Miraculous Monastery is located on the side of the cliff of the Upper Paro Valley).
Getting into Bhutan
There are only two airlines (Druk Air and Bhutan Airlines) that flying in and out of Bhutan. Both airlines have a flight from Kathmandu to Paro and vice versa. Paro is the only international airport in Bhutan. Thus, you may start your journey to Bhutan via Kathmandu Nepal, the Himalayan country with Mount Everest.
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Highlight: Arrival in Paro International Airport. Meeting and greeting you by our representative. Drive to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. In the evening stroll around the city.
Overnight in Thimphu
Highlight: In Thimphu visit of Tashichho Dzong (The beautiful medieval fortress/monastery), National Library, Arts & Crafts School, Textile and Folk Heritage Museums, Handicrafts Emporium, Memorial Chorten (The stupa built in the memory of Bhutan’s Third King regarded as Father of modern Bhutan), nunnery temple, mini zoo to see Takin (The national animal of Bhutan), National Institute of Traditional Medicine and the traditional paper factory. Note: Some of the landmarks are closed in the weekends (Saturdays and Sundays). Therefore, if you are in Thimphu during the weekends, you explore the Weekend Market instead.
Overnight in Thimphu
Highlight: Morning drive to Punakha with a short stop at Dochula Pass (3080 m). At this pass, which is decorated with colorful prayer flags, visit to Chorten, Mani Wall and enjoy view of Himalayan panorama. In Punakha visit of Punakha Dzong (Ancient majestic fortresses standing on an island between the confluence of the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers which contains many precious relics from the days when Punakha was capital of Bhutan) and Chimi Lhakhang (Buddhist monastery located on a scenic hillock dedicated to the Mad Monk (Drukpa Kinley). This temple is also known as the temple of fertility. It is widely believed that if the couples, who do not have children, pray at this temple, they are usually blessed with a child very soon).
Overnight in Punakha
Highlight: After breakfast drive to Gangtey valley (Also called Probjikha is one of the most beautiful destinations in Bhutan and also the winter home of endangered black necked cranes that arrive every year from the Tibetan Plateau). Here you visit of Gangtey Monastery (The 17th century monastery located on a small hill that rises from the valley floor and is surrounded by a large village) and Black Necked Crane Information Center (This center has an observation room equipped with high power telescope for catching the best view of the cranes). After exploration of this valley drive back to Punakha.
Overnight in Punakha
Highlight: Morning drive to Paro en route visit Simtokha Dzong (The oldest fortress of the Kingdom built in 1627). In Paro visit of Ta Dzong (National Museum) and Rinpung Dzong (Fortress built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan. This Dzong houses the monastic body of Paro, the office of district administrative head and court of Paro district).
Overnight in Paro
Highlight: Early morning drive to the base camp of Tigers’s Nest Monastery (Locally known as Taktsang Monastery is located in the side of cliff of the Upper Paro Valley where Guru Padmasambhava landed on the back of a tigress in the 8th century). Hike up to the monastery. It’s about two hours hike up the cafeteria. From this point, enjoy the spectacular view of the monastery. Hike back to the road. Then go for visit to Drukgyal Dzong (The ruined fort), Local farm house and Kyichu Lhakhang (One of the oldest and most sacred shrines in Bhutan). Evening stroll around the main shopping district in Paro.
Overnight in Paro
Highlight: Our tour officer transfer you to the Paro International Airport in time for your flight and help you to get on board for your onward destinations.