kingdom-in-the-cluods

Kingdom in the clods is basically an extension of Glimpses of Bhutan taking you further to the remote valley of Phobjikha which is a paradise for nature lover and hikers.

ITINERARY

Day 01| Arrival in Paro – Thimphu (1.2 Hrs)
Day 02| Thimphu – Punakha (2.5 Hrs)
Day 03| Punakha halt
Day 04| Punakha – Phobjikha (2.5 Hrs)
Day 05| Phobjikha Halt
Day 06| Phobjikha – Paro (4.5 Hrs)
Day 07| Paro sightseeing
Day 08| Departure

* Itinerary can be customized as per your requirement/duration
* Itinerary subject to flight and hotel availability

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Day 01| Arrival in Paro – Thimphu (1.2 Hrs)

Transfer to Thimphu by car/bus. Afternoon, visit the weekend market (Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday), Handmade paper Mill, School of Arts and crafts where students learn 13 different arts used predominantly in Bhutan, Lunch in town. Drive pass by Memorial Chorten (temple) built in memory of the late 3rd King. Visit Changangkha Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the valley, Enclosure where national animal, Takin are kept and Zilukha Nunnery.
Overnight: Thimphu | Altitude: 2300m

Day 02| Thimphu – Punakha (2.5 Hrs)

Drive through Dochula pass at 3050m. When the weather permits one can enjoy a spectacular view of the highest mountains of Bhutan at a sight that stretches almost 180 degrees. After a short tea break continue to sub tropical Punakha. Afternoon visit nunnery and walk down to your hotel.
Overnight: Punakha | Altitude: 1350m

Day 03| Punakha halt

After breakfast, we will visit most beautiful Punakha Dzong (fortress). The dzong showcase the finest examples of arts and architecture of Bhutan. Today’s hike to Khamsum Yulay will start from the foot of the Dzong, through old palace of 3rd king of Bhutan. The entire hike will take about 3 hours. Picnic lunch will be served. This is good day for white river rafting in the afternoon or visit to farm house.
Overnight: Punakha

Day 04| Punakha – Phobjikha (3 Hrs)

Check out of the hotel and visit Chimi Lhakhang on foot, the temple of fertility associated with religious art of phallus. En route visit Wangdi town and continue to Phobjikha over the second highest road pass on your trip at 3140m.Visit Gangtey Gompa, the largest and the only monastery of the Nyingmapa sect in western Bhutan.Evening relax in your hotel or take a stroll.
Overnight: Phobjikha | Altitude: 2900m

Day 05| Phobjikha Halt

The valley of Phobjikha is full of hikes. Phobjikha Natural Trail take about 2 hours walk through crane feeding areas and gives wonderful opportunity to see close up cranes for winter visitors. Further walk around the village to meet locals, taking pictures give us perfect knowledge about the Bhutanese rural life. There are many such hiking trains in an around Phobjikha valley. Explore the day.
Overnight: Phobjikha

Day 06| Phobjikha – Paro (6 Hrs)

Start early retracing the drive to Paro. In Paro visit the National Museum, the first of its kind which has a collection from natural history to religious paintings. Visit 17 century Paro Dzong (Fortress) on foot and continue walking through the oldest wooden bridge still in use.
Evening stroll old Paro town and peep into some local handicrafts stores. One can also venture to try local restaurant for dinner.
Overnight: Paro | Altitude: 2200m

Day 07| Paro sightseeing

Visit Kichu Lhakhang, one from the 2 oldest temple in the country, historic Drukgyal Dzong (Fortress) and hike to Tiger’s Nest, the most revered temple in the country that literally hangs on a granite cliff overlooking the Paro Valley. Evening at leisure.
Overnight: Paro

Day 08| Departure

Transfer to airport for your departure flight. Our tour staff will bid you farewell at the airport.

PARO

Accentuating the natural beauty are the many elegant, traditional-style houses that dot the valley and surrounding hills. Paro town has been growing rapidly in recent years and there are plenty of restaurants, bakeries and cafes to choose from. One of the distinctive features of Paro town is that …
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THIMPHU

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PUNAKHA

On October 13, 2011, the wedding of the King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, and his fiancé, Jetsun Pema, was held at the Punakha Dzong. Punakha valley has a pleasant climate with warm winters and hot summers. It is located at an average elevation of 1200 meters above sea level. Owin…
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WANGDUE PHODRANG

Festivals One of the most notable sites in the district is Phobjikha Valley. This valley is the habitat of rare and endangered Black Necked Cranes that roost there during their annual migrations. The residents of the valley have garnered much acclaim for their conservation efforts to preserve th…
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