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Explore the valleys of Thimphu, Punakha and Paro with a private guide, taking in the ancient monasteries and majestic mountains of this Himalayan kingdom.
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Five nights accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing as specified with private car and driver and services of a local English speaking guide.
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The history and culture of Thimphu
The local market at Wangdue Phodrang
The remote Taktsang Monastery
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On arrival into Paro, you will be met and transferred by road two hours to Thimphu.
Start with a morning visit to the National Library, housing an extensive selection of Buddhist literature, some dating back several hundred years. Continue to a painting school, the National Memorial Chorten and the folk Heritage and National Textile Museum. This evening see the beautiful medieval Trashichhodzong monastery.
Drive up to Dochula Pass, stopping briefly to take in the views. Afterwards visit the 17th century fortress Punakha Dzong before continuing on to Wangdue Phodrang local market. (B)
En route to Paro stop by Simtokha Dzong, built in 1627. In Paro visit Ta Dzong. (B)
Drive up the valley to view the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong and then proceed for the five hour roundtrip journey by foot to Taktsang Monastery. (B)
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)
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