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Explore Punakha—the valley so blessed—was once the capital of Bhutan. The landscape is breathtaking and the valley sits on an unusually quiet at the confluence of two rivers. The visit to this valley will come with three-fold benefits, and those are; first, you will get to visit the valley that looks no less beautiful than Paro valley. Second, you will get to see some of the rare birds like white-bellied heroin which are as rare as blue diamonds in the world. And third, that the valley is so sacred. The majestic dzong was built by Zhabdrung Rinpoche in the 17th century and remained his main seat till his death.

DAY 1: PARO/THIMPHU

Arrive at Paro International Airport (2200 meters above sea level) at any time and transfer to Thimphu.
In Thimphu (2300m), if time permits, take an orientation walk in town, do some shopping, and get settled in.

Meals Included: Dinner
Accommodations: Hotel Tara Phendeyling (or similar)

DAY 2: THIMPHU /PUNĀKHA

Enjoy a full day of exploration including a visit to Dochula Druk Wangyel Chorten (108 victory stupas) at Dochula Pass (3150m), Chhimi Lhakhang (temple of fertility), Punakha Dzong (1200m), and Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Nunnery.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: Zhingkham Resort (or similar)

DAY 3: PUNĀKHA

Hike through rice terraces and forests to Khamsum Yueley Chorten.
Ramble through the suspension bridge.
In the afternoon, go river rafting.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Zhingkham Resort (or similar)

DAY 4: PUNAKHA / PARO 

Travel to Paro.
Visit Paro Dzong and National Museum and Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples built in the 8th century.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: Bhutan Mandala Resort (or similar)

DAY 5: TAKTSANG HIKE 

Hike to tiger nest famously known as Taktsang Monastery (2900M). It will take at least 2 hours to reach the monastery.
Enjoy a cultural program and dinner in pure Bhutanese style in the evening.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: Bhutan Mandala Resort (or similar)

DAY 6: DEPARTURE 
Depart from Paro International Airport