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Arrive Paro and Transfer to Thimphu (54 km, 1.5 hours)
Drive Via Dochula Pass (3100m) to Punakha (71km 3hours)
Punakha to Paro (130km 4hours)
Drive to Haa valley via Chele la Pass(highest point on motor able highway in Bhutan). And make a visit to Jabana village and farm stay.
Jabana – Paro
Depart to onward destinations
Day 1: Arrive Paro – Transfer to Thimphu
The unique exotic Bhutan experience began even before reaching Bhutan. High above the clouds, you will have a great view of snow-capped mountain peaks. You will have the entire view of the Himalayas, the Highest Peak, Mt. Everest, Bhutan’s second highest peak, Mt. Jumolhari. Also great views of rice terrace, winding rivers, gorges and hills of Bhutan. On arrival at Paro Airport, Bhutan Tourister representative will meet you following all the custom formalities.
One and half hour drive from Paro Airport to the capital, Thimphu. Leisure time at Thimphu. Overnight at your hotel in Thimphu.
Day 2: Thimphu Sightseeing
We will be enjoying the full day exploring the capital of Bhutan, Thimphu. The sightseeing includes
Day 3: Drive Via Dochula Pass (3100m) to Punakha
It is 72 km Drive via Dochula Pass (3100m) offering you a clear and exotic view. This drive through the countryside will give you the glimpse of everyday life of traditional Bhutan. When you reach Dochula, you will see 108 stupas built to honor the soldiers who lost their life during Operation all Clear, in 2003.
Punakha was the capital of Bhutan and seat of government until 1955, when the capital was moved to Thimphu. Unlike Thimphu, it is warm in winter and hot in summer.
More Exploration in Punakha
GANTEY VALLEY EXPLORATION
After the exploration will drive back from Gangtey, which is about 87 km.
Punakha to Paro
Drive from Punakha to Paro is an enjoyable drive. It is 4 hours drive. Paro is a remarkable and considered one of the most beautiful places in Bhutan. It is home to Bhutan’s only International airport, with many sacred sites and historical buildings to explore. It is a best place for nature lover and those seeking a peaceful time. Along with other places Paro forms the ‘golden Triangle’ of popular tourist destinations in Bhutan.
Sightseeing at Paro:
More Exploration at Paro
Drive to Haa valley via Chele la Pass (highest point on highway in Bhutan) with gorgeous views.
Haa’s major feature is the Haa valley, a steep north-south valley with a narrow floor. An alternative name for the district is “Hidden-Land Rice Valley. It is culturally rich valley.
And make a visit to Jabana village, farm stay.
Jabana is village in Paro Dzongkhag located on the Chuzom- Haa highway. It was considered one of the poorest villages in the dzongkhag. It was one of the last villages in the dzongkhag to be electrified in 2004. But now, things have changed. Today the farmers grow varieties of commercial crops such as Potatoes, cabbage, apple, radish, spinach, beans, carrots, peas and chilies. Dairy farming has become a successful commercial venture for many farmers with most of them owning high breed cattle.
Jabana is the best way to fulfill the desire of urbanities to connect with our rural countryside. At night you can enjoy the starts without city lights dimming their glow. Overnight at the farmhouse in Jabana.
spend the day with local farmers and experience the rural life in Bhutan
Visiting Jabana will be the best idea, if you looking to experience rural life. Where you can wake to the sounds of farm life, participation in chores is rarely required, however an extra hand is always welcome if you wish to experience in milking the cows, churning the milk, making of cottage cheese and gardening. You can also learn to cook Bhutanese dish with fresh vegetables straight from the garden outside.
Evening we will be driving back to Paro from Jabana which is about 2 hours drive. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
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