Bhutan Punakha Festival Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrive Paro.

    Arrive Paro and transfer to hotel for overnight halt.

    Evening free time at leisure.

  • Day 2 Paro.

    Depart at 08.30 am for a hike to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest, about 4-5hrs walk up and down).

    Lunch at Taktsang cafeteria.

    Overnight halt in the hotel.

  • Day 3 Paro – Thimphu.

    Full day Paro sightseeing includes visit to;

    Drukgyel Dzong , ruined fortress.

    Kyichu Lhakhang Buddhist monastery built in 7th century.

    Lunch at hotel.

    National Musuem (Ta Dzong).

    Paro Dzong (fortress).

    Evening drive to Thimphu (about 1 hr 30 m drive). On arrival, transfer to hotel for overnight halt.

  • Day 4 Thimphu.

    Thimphu sightseeing includes visit to;

    National Memorial Chorten (stupa).

    Changangkha Lhakhang ( Buddhist monastery).

    Radio Tower to catch a spectacular glimpse of whole Thimphu valley.

    Mini zoo to see Bhutan’s national animal Takin.

    Lunch at Hotel.

    National Library.

    Institute of Traditional Arts.

    Folk Heritage Museum.

    National Institute of Traditional Medicine.

    Textile Museum.

    Handicrafts Emporium.

    Overnight halt in the hotel.

  • Day 5 Thimphu – Punakha/Wangdue.

    After breakfast, drive to Punakha and Wangdue (about 2 hrs drive).

    Enroute, halt at Dochula pass (10500 feet) to see the spectacular view of snow capped eastern Himalayan Mountains.

    Lunch at Hotel.

    Visit Punakha Dzong.

    Visit Khamsum Yuela Chorten (stupa).

    Overnight halt in the hotel.

  • Day 6 Punakha.

    Attend Punakha Festival. Venue- Punakha Dzong (fortress) courtyard.

    Overnight halt in the hotel.

  • Day 7 Punakha/Wangdue - Paro.

    After breakfast, visit Chimi Lhakhang (about 20 minutes leisure walk across the rice fields from the road).

    Visit Wangdue town.

    After lunch, drive Paro (about 3hrs 20 m drive).

    Overnight stay in the hotel.

  • Day 8 Depart Paro.

    Transfer to Airport for your onward journey.