13 Days- The Journey through Bhutan

Day 01: Arrive Paro, Paro sightseeing/visits
In clear weather, Druk Air’s flight to Bhutan provides a wonderful view of Himalayan scenery. Whether flying along the Himalayan range from Kathmandu or over the foothills from Kolkata, it is a breathtaking journey, culminating in an exciting descent past forested hills into the kingdom.
On arrival at Paro airport, you will be met by Far East Himalaya representative.
Evening free after dinner.  Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
Day 02: Paro Full Day Sightseeing
The valley of Paro contains a wealth of attractions. In the morning, visit Ta Dzong. Once a watchtower, built to defend Rinpung Dzong during inter-valley wars of the 17th century, Ta Dzong was inaugurated as Bhutan’s National Museum in 1968. Afterwards, walk down a hillside trail to visit Rinpung Dzong, which has a long and fascinating history.
After lunch, drive up along the valley to view the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong, 18 km. from Paro town on the north side of the valley. It was from here that the Bhutanese repelled several invading Tibetan armies during the 17th century. Also visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and one of the most sacred shrines of the kingdom buily in the 7th century A.D.
In the evening, visit a traditional farmhouse for an opportunity to interact with a local family and learn something of their lifestyle. Later on, take an evening stroll along the main street, and perhaps visit a few handicrafts shops, or take refreshments at a local café or bar.
Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
Day 03: Morning drive from Paro to Thimphu, Thimphu sightseeing/visits
Morning drive for about 1.5 hours towards Thimphu, the modern capital town of Bhutan. On arrival to Thimphu, check into the hotel. Afternoon sight seeing in Thimphu.
Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.
Day 04: Morning drive to Punakha. Punakha sightseeing
Morning drive to Punakha and on the way you will cross over Dochu-La pass (3,088m/10,130ft) and see good view of the Eastern Himalayan peaks, if the weather is clear.
Afternoon sight seeing in Punakha
Overnight halt at the hotel in Punakha.
Day 05: Drive from Punakha – Gangtey (Phobjikha valley) via Wangduephodrang

Morning drive to Gangtey and on the via Wangdue phodrang. Afternoon sight seeing in Gangtey

Overnight halt at the hotel in Gangtey

Day 06: Morning Phobjikha valley sightseeing and drive to Trongsa

Morning sight seeing at Phobjikha valey.
After lunch drive to Trongsa.
Overnight halt at the hotel in Trongsa
Day 07: Morning Trongsa sightseeing/visits and afternoon drive to Bumthang (Jakar)
Morning sight seeing at Trongsa.
After lunch drive to Bumthang
Overnight halt at the hotel in Bumthang
Day 08: Bumthang valley sightseeing/visits
All day sight seeing at Bumthang
Overnight halt at the hotel in Bumthang
Day 09: Morning drive from Bumthang to Mongar in Eastern Bhutan over ThrumshingLa Pass at 4000 meters.

Morning drive to Mongar from Bumthang

Overnight halt at the hotel in Mongar

Day 10: Drive from Mongar to Trashigang (Eastern Bhutan). Trashigang sightseeing

Morning drive to Trashigang from Mongar

Afternoon sight seeing at Trashigang

Overnight halt at the hotel in Trashigang

Day 11: Morning drive for excursion to Trashiyangtse and return to Trashigang in the evening.
Day 12: Morning drive from Trashigang to Samdrup Jongkhar (Southeast Bhutan)
Day 13: Drive from Samdrup Jongkhar to Guwahati, India for flight to Delhi/Kolkata or onward program in that region.