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Druk Yul Pilgrimage Tour

Itinerary of Druk Yul Pilgrimage Tour in Detail

Day 01 : Arrival at PARO
Upon arrival at Paro Airport you will be received by our representative and transferred to hotel. Overnight in hotel.

Day 02 : PARO [Sightseeing]
Today, you will start your sightseeing with a visit to Drugyel Dzong, a ruin fort, once strategically important to Bhutan's defense against Tibetan invasion. Mount Jhomolhari can be viewed beyond the ruined fort on a clear day. Afternoon visit National Museum, Paro Dzong and visit the local shops in Paro valley. Overnight in hotel.

Drive to Thimphu the capital of Bhutan through the terraced fields along the bank of the Pa Chu (Paro River) to its confluence with Wang Chu, then up-valley to Thimphu. Afternoon, visit the local handicraft center. Overnight in hotel.

Day 04 : THIMPHU [Sightseeing]
Full day of sightseeing, shopping and visiting the local handicraft shops in Thimphu. Also visit the workshops where all the handicrafts are produced. After lunch visit the National Library and drive to Motithang to see the Golden Takin (Bhutan's National Animal). Overnight in hotel.

Drive to Tongsa, Central Bhutan that will take 7-8hours. Visit Punakha Dzong on the way, ancient capital of Bhutan which is at an altitude of 1,350metres (4,430ft). For lunch stop at Chendebji Chorten, and continue drive to Tongsa. A vantagepoint from the opposite side of the valley, still 14Km from Tongsa, provides a welcome view of the Tongsa Dzong and the town. Overnight in tourist lodge.

Morning visit Tongsa Dzong and Ta-Dzong (watchtower) and drive to Bumthang, 18 miles (29Km) from Tongsa. The road reaches the Yutong La pass at a height of 3,400meters (11,155ft). From the viewpoint you can see Jakar Dzong "Castle of the White Bird". Reach Bumthang in time for lunch. In the afternoon visit Lamey Gompa monastery, which is an office of the Forest Institute today.

It is one of the finest examples of the palatial architecture in Bhutan built by Tongsa Penlop Sonam Drugyel at the beginning of the 19th Century. He was the great maternal grandfather of the late King, Ugyen Wangchuk. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 07 : BUMTHANG [Sightseeing]
Full day sightseeing of the Jampa Lhakhang, Kurje Lhakhang, Tamshing Lhakhang, and Kencho Sum Lhakhang. Overnight in Guest House.

After breakfast drive to Punakha. Lunch at Chendebji Chorten. After lunch continue drive to Punakha. Overnight in hotel.

Early breakfast visit Chimmi Lhakhang (Monastery of Fertility) and drive to Thimphu over the Dochu La pass which is at an altitude of 3,050meters (10,000ft). On the clear day, you can see spectacular views from the Dochu La pass. Overnight in hotel.

Drive to Paro and on the way visit Simthoka Dzong the oldest Dzong in Bhutan. Overnight in hotel.

Day 11 : PARO [Departure]
After breakfast transfer to Paro Airport for departure.

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