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Kingdom in the clouds

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Mountainous valley and hills are covered in cloud and keep moving so the mountain is like playing hide and seek in Bhutan. We visit Paro, Phobjikha, Punakha, and Thimphu during Kingdom Clouds Bhutan tours.
Detail Itinerary
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: 2300mDay 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 visiting farms. Overnight: Punakha

Day 04:
Punakha – Phobjikha tours (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 (8 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


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