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Punakha Journey - 4 Days

Journey through the stunning landscapes of Bhutan to Punakha, exploring its majestic dzong and serene countryside. The tour includes a memorable hike to Paro's Taktsang Monastery, blending cultural insights with natural splendor.

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Day 1:

Thimphu to Punakha via Dochula Pass

Depart from Thimphu after breakfast, driving through the breathtaking Dochula Pass. Stop to admire the 108 chortens and panoramic views of the Himalayas. Continue to Punakha and visit the Punakha Dzong, strategically located at the confluence of the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers. This dzong is a stunning example of Bhutanese architecture and holds great historical significance. Evening at leisure in Punakha, enjoying the tranquility of the valley.

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Day 2:  

Exploring Punakha

Morning hike to Chimi Lhakhang, also known as the Fertility Temple, located amidst picturesque paddy fields. It's a gentle walk, offering insights into local legends and Bhutanese rural life. Afternoon visit to the Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, a unique monument that stands as a testament to Bhutanese architectural and artistic traditions. Spend the evening exploring local markets or enjoying the peaceful ambiance of Punakha.

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Day 3: 

Simtokha Dzong and To Paro

Morning drive back to Paro. En route, stop at Simtokha Dzong, the oldest dzong in Bhutan, offering a glimpse into the evolution of Bhutanese dzong architecture. Afternoon at leisure in Paro, with options to visit local handicraft shops or enjoy a traditional Bhutanese meal.

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Day 4:

Taktsang Monastery and Departure

Start early for the hike to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest), one of Bhutan's most revered and picturesque sites. The hike is both a physical and spiritual journey, culminating in stunning views and a profound sense of peace. Return to Paro and prepare for your departure, reflecting on the serene and enriching experiences in Punakha and Paro.

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Tour Inclusions:

Visa arrangement and all necessary permits.
Road transportation within Bhutan including airport transfers.
Accommodation in 3-star hotels, with options to upgrade.
Three daily meals (B/L/D) and mineral water.
English-speaking Bhutanese guide and driver.
Entrance fees to all sites and museums.

Exclusions:

 

Personal expenses.

Travel insurance.

Tips for guides and drivers.

Alcoholic beverages.

Note: This itinerary provides a comprehensive Bhutan experience but can be customized to suit your interests and travel dates. Enjoy the journey of a lifetime in Bhutan, where every step is a story, and every landscape is a tapestry of natural and cultural wonders.

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