• Day 01: Kathmandu – Paro flight.

    Day 02: Paro to Thimpu.

    Day 03: Sightseeing in Thimpu.

    Day 04: Thimpu to Punakha.

    Day 05: Sightseeing in Punakha.

    Day 06: Punakha to Gangtey.

    Day 07: Gangtey to Trongsa.

    Day 08: Trongsa to Paro.

    Day 09: Departure from Bhutan

  • Day 01: Arrive in Paro.

    • Arrive Paro airport. You will be received by your tour guide and escorted to hotel Check into hotel and lunch. After lunch visit the National Museum, once the watchtower for the Rinpung Dzong, located high on a promontory overlooking the Paro valley.  This first outing is meant to familiarize you with the cultural and  history of this amazing kingdom in the clouds, and a visit to the National Museum is the very best way to quickly learn the culture since it houses everything that is Bhutanese, in a very different museum style that  will delight you. First constructed in 1645, the Rinpung Watchtower was converted to the National Museum in 1968.  While photography within the museum is not allowed, there are numerous photo ops of the exterior and the valley below.
    • Visit the Rinpung Dzong situated just below the National Museum.  Built in 1645, this massive building now houses the District Administration Office and the Monk Body. Overnight at hotel.

    Day 02: Paro to Thimpu. Visit Taktsang Monastery.

    • Drive up to Satsam Chorten (5miles) for a hike to Taktsang Monastery. The name Taktsang means “Tiger’s Nest”. The monastery is perched on a rocky ledge with a sheer drop of nearly 800m and overlooks the Paro valley and the river. It is said that in the  second half of the 8th century, Guru PadmaSambhava known as the second Buddha in Bhutan, meditated at the spot where the monastery is situated having  alighted there on the back of a flying tigress. Lunch. The round trip hike takes about 4 hrs. While returning from Taktshang visit Drugyal Dzong, 5 miles from Paro town. The name Drugyal means “Victorious”. The Dzong was built in1650 AD by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, the founder of Bhutan, to commemorate his victory over the Tibetan army and it formed one of the chain of defensive fortresses against Tibetan invasion. You drive till Bonday Paro- 6 kms away from your hotel and hike upto Dzongdrakha Monastery. This Monastery is also like the Taktsang Monastery is situated on a rocky ledge with about 300 meter  This was also built by Guru Rimpche almost the same time as Taktsang Monastery and is very interesting to visit. The round trip hike will take about 2 hours. Evening: Drive to Thimphu which is about 1 hours long.  Check in to Hotel. Overnight at hotel.

    Day 03: Sightseeing in Thimpu.

    • After breakfast, begin the day sightseeing to Memorial Chorten (a large stupa) built in memory of the Third King of Bhutan. Drive to Sangyegang view point where you can get a wonderful bird’s eye view of Thimphu valley. Visit the Takin reserve where the National Animal of Bhutan lives. Visit the Zorig Chuksum, the School of the Thirteen Arts and Crafts. This institute was established in 1971 and students from across Bhutan come to learn the traditional arts and crafts. Visit the Textile Museum where rare and beautiful textiles can be seen. Visit the Handicraft Emporium, Visit the Tashichhodzong which is the administrative center of Bhutan. The offices of the King, the Abbott and the four ministries are housed in this massive structure. Dinner and overnight at Hotel

    Day 04: Thimpu to Punakha.

    • Drive to Punakha (77 kms and the drive takes about 3 hours). On the way, drive over the spectacular Dochu La to the verdant Punakha valley. The road winds through lush pine forests to the 10,395 ft pass,which, in good weather provides a 180-degree panorama of the distant Himalayan summits.  You can also walk around the 108 recently built stupas.  As you descend from the pass, observe dramatic changes in vegetation.  At the lower elevations, cacti, banana plants, poinsettias, and other semi-tropical plants dominate the exotic landscape. Check in at Hotel.  After lunch, visit the Punakha Dzong and later take a stroll around Khuruthang in Punakha. Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 05: Sightseeing in Punakha.

    • Breakfast in the hotel. Begin the day with a hike to the beautiful Khamsum Yule Namgyel monastery about 3 hours hike both ways. Later, drive to Lobesa and take a short hike to Chimi lhagang located in the picturesque Lobesa valley (1 hour hike) both ways.  This temple was built by the Lama Drukpa Kuenley or the “Divine Madman,” one of Bhutan’s foremost saints.  This temple is also known as the “Fertility Temple” as childless couples come from the world over to invoke the dead saint for a blessing. Overnight at Hotel

    Day 06: Punakha to Gangtey

    • After an early breakfast drive to Gangtey which takes about 2 to 3 hours’ drive roughly. Gangtey is a beautiful place situated at an altitude of 3000m. From Gangtey, one can closely view the picturesque black mountain ranges as well as the beautiful Phobjikha valley which is one of the biggest and the most beautiful valleys in the country. During winters, we can also see the famous Black Necked Cranes there. At Gangtey, visit the famous Gangtey Monastery, a huge monastery which also has resident of about 140 monks.
    • Overnight at the hotel.

    Day 07: Gangtey to Trongsa

    • After an early breakfast, drive to Trongsa (142 km). The journey takes about 3 hrs, with lunch stop en route. Visit Trongsa Dzong, the ancestral home of the royal family and its watch tower. Built in 1648 A.D. it is presently the administrative seat of the district and the home of the monastic school. Built at split levels on a narrow spur, the Dzong is an architectural wonder. The view from here extends for many kilometers and in the old days, it was a vigilance point for both the eastern and western routes. Thus, the strategic importance of this Dzong. The watch tower, located directly above the Dzong, has on display many interesting armors and other implements of war used by ancient. Overnight in hotel.

    Day 08: Trongsa to Paro.

    • After breakfast, drive to Paro enroute lunch . Check in at the hotel and later take a leisurely stroll around the Paro town.

    Day 09: Departure.

    • Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to the airport for flight to onward destination.

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