Day 1: Phuentsholing –New Alipurduar Railway Staion– Phuentsholing- Thimpu
On arrival at New Alipurduar Railway Station you will be received by our office executive who will assist you to board your vehicle to Phuentsholing. The drive is through doors, land of breath taking beauty, sloping tea gardens and spectacular view.. Then drive to Thimpu. Enroute experience breath taking view of Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga and other famous Himalayan peaks including the sacred Jumolhari, Mount Jichu Drake also view the confluence of rivers the Wang Chu and the Paro Chu. Upon arrival proceed for check in at hotel. The evening is free for leisure and shopping.Thimpu: is the capital to the tiny Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. It is perhaps the smallest capital in the world. It is a gallery of traditional Bhutanese art, architecture, culture and tradition and above all still so ethnic and pure. For most part of its history, Bhutan has tried consciously to save its cultures from the blunt influences of the western world. All these make Thimpu and other parts of the country a unique destination.
Overnight in Thimphu
Day 2. Sightseeing in Thimphu to punakha
After breakfast visit following places:
The Kuensel Phodrang or the Buddha point isthe world’s largest sitting Buddha statue, the statue is 167 feet high. The statue is situated on top of a hill overlooking the city of Timphu, it can be accessed by road and is about 15 minutes away from the city’s center. The word Kuensel means everything is clear and from this place you will sure enjoy a great view of the Thimphu Valley on both sides. The statute will house a temple inside it, the statue and its adjoining car park and recreational center.
Motithang Takin Preserve
The Motithang Takin Preserve also known as the Thimphu Zoo by many is a small natural preserve for the Takin Bhutan’s national animal.
It was originally a mini zoo, but it was converted in a preserve later on as the Takin. The mini zoo contained a small number of Takin but the King of Bhutan later decreed that it was improper for a Buddhist nation to keep an animal in captivity. The animals were set free and the zoo was shut down, but for some reason the Takin refused to leave the area for the forests near by. Later move towards punakha .
DAY 3 Hike to Tiger”s Nest
Take a day walk to the ‘Tiger’s Nest’, the sacred Taktshang monastery which clings to the rock face 900 metres above the valley floor. Guru Rinpoche is said to have flown to the site riding on a tigress. He subsequently meditated here for three months. It is one of Bhutan’s most holy sites and draws pilgrims not only from Bhutan but also from neighbouring Buddhist countries. You can have lunch at the Taktshang cafeteria from where you get a spectacular view of the monastery. Nearby you can also visit the 7th century Kyichu Lhakhang, a temple of historical significance and one of the most sacred shrines in Bhutan.
Overnight in Paro
Day 4: Paro – Phuentsholing
After breakfast at hotel drive back to Phuentsholing. Enroute stop at Chuzom, the confluence of Paro and Thimpu rivers with three different style of stupas adorn this confluence Drive further through Chapcha and later take glimpse of famous Chukha Dam and the magnificent Vince waterfall before Gedu town. Upon arrival proceed for check in at hotel. The evening is free for leisure and shopping.
Overnight in Phuentsholing.
Day 5 Departure
After breakfast at hotel transfer to NJP for your onward journey. As you go home let the everlasting memory of the radiant Himalayas and this beautiful serene kingdom linger in your mind and prompt you now and again to revisit this place.