Day 1 Paro – Thimphu
Thimphu Chorten, the King’ Memorial Stupa, It is located at the heart of Thimphu city and it was built in 1974 to honor His Majesty the third king Jigme Dorji Wangchuk of Bhutan who had died in 1972 and is dedicated to world peace. You will find elderly Bhutanese people circumambulating the chorten throughout the day. Chorten literally mean” seat of faith” and Buddhists often call such monuments, the Mind of Buddha”. Duration 30 minutes.
Accommodation included: Tourist hotels that are classified by the Tourism Council of Bhutan
Day 2: Thimphu Sightseeing
Buddha Dordenma, Thimphu, Thimphu District which is south part of Thimphu, it is located on the hill top of kuenselphodrang which massive statue of Shakyamuni is there where Buddha Dordenma is sited upon large meditation hall, it is one of the largest statue in the world. Duration: 30 minutes
National Library and Archives of Bhutan, Thimphu, Thimphu District
The house of collected Bhutanese scriptures dated back at the 8th century.
Duration: 15 minutes
Bhutan Post Office Headquarters, Thimphu, Thimphu District
Post office Museum and making stamp with own photo
Duration: 20 minutes
The painting school, it operates four to six courses that provide instruction in Bhutan’13 traditional arts. Student’s specialist in painting (furniture, thangkas painted religious pictures, usually on canvas), woodcarving (masks, statues, bowls), embroidery (hangings, boots, clothes) or statue-making (clay).
Duration 30 minutes.
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at hotel in Thimphu
Day 3: Thimphu – Punakha
Punakha Dzong, Punakha, Punakha District
• Morning after breakfast, drive to Punakha passing through the winding river of Paro Chu and Wangchu.
• At Dochula pass (3150m), stop for a while for hot cup of coffee where you can enjoy the spectacular views of the eastern Himalayan mountain range.
• Take a walk around the 108 stupas and also visit the Drukwangyel (Royal temple) built by the four queens as a tribute to the fourth King of Bhutan.
• Punakha Dzong, “Palace of Great Happiness.” It hosts the administrative seat of the district. The Dzong lies between two rivers, the Pochu and Mochu, male and Female River. It was built in 1637 AD It was here on 17th December 1907, Bhutan’s first king was crowned. This ancient fortress is considered to be one of the most beautiful by many.
• Walk on the Punakha suspension bridge. It’s considered the longest suspension bridge in Bhutan. It connects the two sides of Po Chhu river. The brdige was made to connect to nearby villages in the early year. Get a boost of adrenaline by walking on the bridge.
• In evening, hike to Chimi Lhakhang. This temple is called the Temple of Fertility as it is believed that childless couples who come here to pray for a child are usually blessed with a child. This is the temple of one of Bhutan’s foremost saints, Lama Drukpa Kunley, also known as the “Divine Madman.” The trail takes you through the Himalayan paddy fields and a typical Metshina village.Overnight Punakha & Wangdue/ Alt; 1240m