Bagdogra - Phuntsholing(1) - Thimphu(1) - Punakha(1) - Bumthang(2) - Punakha(1) - Paro(2) - Phuntsholing(1) - Bagdogra
Day-1 Arrive at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station / Bagdogra Airport and Transfer to Phuntsholing Arrive at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station / Bagdogra Airport and Transfer to Phuntsholing - usually a transit point to clear immigration and obtaining permits.
Day-2 Phuntsholing – Thimphu Leave for Thimphu (7,710 ft.) the capital city of Bhutan after completion of formalities. In the evening, visit the Tashichho Dzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion).
Day-3 Thimphu Sightseeing – Punakha / Wangdue Visit Kuensel Phodrang (Gigantic Buddha Statue) - visitors get a good overview of the Thimphu valley from the Buddha point, King's Memorial Chorten (Monument) & Folk Heritage Museum. Transfer to Punakha / Wangdue Phodrang (4,300 ft.), via Dochu-La-Pass (10,170 ft.)
Day-4 Punakha – Bumthang Drive to Trongsa across Pele-La-Pass (11.120 ft.) traditional boundary between east & west Bhutan. Stop Enroute Chendbji Chorten - built in the style of the great Bodhanath Choten of Nepal. Further ahead visit Trongsa Dzong – It was the seat of power over central & eastern Bhutan and Ta Dzong - An ancient watch tower. Then drive further to Bumthang over the Yutong-La-Pass (11,155 ft.). While in Chumey valley in Bumthang, visit the Yathra Weaving Factory - It is the most famous textile product of Bumthang.
Day-5 Bumthang Sightseeing Visit Jakar Dzong: Literally meaning the Castle of White Bird. The current structure was built in 1667. Lamey Goemba: A large palace and monastery built in 18th century by Dasho Phuntsho Wangdi Jambay Lhakhang: built by King Srongsen Gampo of Tibet. In October one of the most spectacular festival, “Jambay Lhakhang Drup” is staged here. Chakhar Lhakhang: Literally meaning the Iron Castle, the original palace was made of Iron and hence the name “Chakhar”. Kurjey Lhakhang: Named after body print of Guru Rimpoche. In afternoon, visit Tamshing Lhakhang: Literally meaning the Temple of the good message. Membarstho: Literally meaning, “The burning Lake”. The evening ends visit a local handloom weaving house and Interact with the weavers.
Day-6 Bumthang – Punakha / Wangdue After breakfast drive to Punakha and reach by late afternoon.
Day-7 Punakha / Wangdue Sightseeing – Paro Visit the Punakha Dzong – for many years until the time of the second king, it served as the seat of the Government. Visit the Chhimi Lhakhang - The Temple, also known as “The Temple of Fertility” was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley. Later drive to Paro.
Day-8 Paro Sightseeing Full day sightseeing covering Ta Dzong - National Museum with an excellent collection of Bhutanese antiquities and Rinpung Dzong - the administrative seat of the district of Paro. Visit Drukgyel Dzong & Kyichu Lhakhang - one of the oldest Buddist temples in Bhutan.
Day-9 Paro – Phuntsholing Check out from hotel and transfer to Phuntsholing.
Day-10 Departure Take the departure transfer to New Jalpaiguri Railway Station / Bagdogra Airport for your onward journey.
Bagdogra - Bagdogra is visited for being a base point near Siliguri having an Airport from where guests access West Bengal Hills (Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Chalsa, Dooars etc.) and Sikkim (Gangtok, Pelling, North Sikkim etc).
Phuntsholing - Phuntsholing is the border town while entering Bhutan from India. It is about 180 km from Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan
Thimphu - Thimphu is capital city of Bhutan and one of the most visited destinations of Bhutan. Thimphu is a city offering an old world charm of a Himalayan Kingdom alongwith Monasteries, museums and a distinct heritage character.
Punakha - Punakha Valley is a riverside town and rice bowl of Bhutan and is renowned for the countryside character it offers.
Bumthang - Bumthang is a remote area in Bhutan consists of the four mountain valleys of Ura, Chumey, Tang and Choekhor ("Bumthang") and visited for off-beat character and known for its rural countryside experience.
Paro - The beautiful Paro valley provides a visitor with all the essential elements of Bhutan in general. Ancient temples, massive forts, monasteries, picturesque villages, scenic hikes, and drives. Zhiwa Ling is in close proximity to the many attractions the Paro valley has to offer