Day 01: Upon your arrival in paro, you will met assisted and transferred to Thimphu. Sightseeing if time permits. Stay in Thimphu.
Day 02: Sightseeing tours in Thimphu. Stay in Thimphu.
Day 03: Drive to from Thimphu to Punakha. Sightseeing tours. Stay in Punakha.
Day 04: Sightseeing tours in Punakha.
Day 05: Drive to Paro.
Day 06: Chelela Pass Excursion
Day 07: Sightseeing tours in Paro.
Day 08: Transfer to airport for departure flight.
Day 01: Arrival in Paro to Thimphu (1.5 Hr)
Fly on the wings of Dragon to international airport in Paro, Bhutan. On a clear day, the panoramic views of the Himalaya are sensational but particularly exciting is the approach through the Bhutanese foothills and the landing, including a few steep turns to land at the tiny airstrip of Paro. On arrival in Paro you will be received by our representative and drive to Thimphu by private vehicle. Depending on arrival time, we can proceed for city sightseeing or relax in the hotel. Visit interesting weekend market (Thu-Sun). Vegetable vendors from different pockets of the country come to sell their products. In the evening we will explore the city by walk or visit Tashichho Dzong, which houses throne room of His Majesty the King. Overnight in Thimphu, altitude 2400m
Day 02: Thimphu Sightseeing
After breakfast visit Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Statue) world largest sitting Buddha statue which gives awesome views of Thimphu valley, National Memorial Chorten (Stupas) which remembers the father of modern Bhutan. Folk Heritage Museum gives inside of living arts of Bhutanese life of rural Bhutan. Afternoon visit Changangkha Monastery the oldest temple in the valley, Sangaygang View Point often known as BBS tower and lovers point. Taking Preserve Centre, the talking national animal of Bhutan can be seen here. Interesting weekend markets to peep for local produce. Overnight in Thimphu
Day 03: Thimphu to Punakha (3 Hrs)
After the breakfast, we will prepare to drive to warm valley of Punakha over the most beautiful pass in the country called Dochula pass at 3150m. 108 Druk Wangyel Chortens built over the pass by queen mother in 2003 marks the pass more important and beautiful thus the pass is one the must visit passes in Bhutan. If the weather permits, we can enjoy a spectacular view of the highest mountains of Bhutan at a sight that stretches almost 180 degrees. After a photo break, we will continue our drive downhill from the pass. En-route we will take awesome walk through the rice field of Mesina to Chimi Lhakhang, Temple of fertility. Afternoon, we will visit the most beautiful Punakha
Dzong, which houses the most elaborated temple in the country. The Dzong, showcase the finest example of the arts and crafts of Bhutan. Overnight in Punakha, altitude 1350m
Day 04: Punakha sightseeing
After our leisurely breakfast, enjoy the beautiful Punakha valley. We will hike to Khamsum Yulay Namgyal Chorten, which will take about 45 mins to reach on the top. Then we will visit Punakha Suspension Bridge. If you wish we can visit the farm house or you are free to pick anything that interest you based on time. Overnight in Punakha
Day 05: Punakha to Paro (4.5 Hrs)
After the breakfast, we will check out from the hotel and retrace the drive to Paro. On arrival in Paro we will visit National Museum, the first of its kind which has a collection from natural history to religious paintings. Visit 17 century Paro Dzong (Fortress) on foot and continue walking through the oldest wooden bridge still in use. Evening stroll old Paro town and peep into some local handicraft stores or we will provide the options to enjoy other activities while in Paro. Overnight in Paro, altitude 2200m
Day 06: Chelela Pass Excursion (3 Hrs)
Visit the temples of Dzongdrakha on foot which studs the rock cliff. Continue driving to Chelela Pass, one of the highest road pass at 3988m. During clear weather, we can enjoy view of the most scared mountain in the country Mt. Jomolhari 7314m. Picnic lunch at the pass, prayer flag hosting and mountain biking are some of the interesting activities that is possible to organize, on extra cost. Overnight in Paro
Day 07: Paro sightseeing
After the breakfast, we will drive to Ramthangka from where we will hike to Taktsang Monastery or often called Tiger Nest Temple which is built around a cave in which Guru Rimpoche (also known as Guru Padmasambhava) meditated. The eighth century old monastery is perched on a rock overlooking a sheer drop and clings seemingly impossible to a cliff of rock at 900m above the valley floor. For entire Buddhist around the world, it is place of pilgrimage but for a tourist, it is one of the must visit place before we die. The hike is almost 2 hours walk, uphill at 30 to 40 degree inclined for an average hiker however we might take full day depending on your pace. First of half of the hike which we pull-up, up to cafeteria feels never ending however from the half way due to magical structure right inform us, we are all energized to push further and you actually feel very near. Finally you are done and filled with joys of happiness to be at Taktshang. For the return journey, we actually feel like walking down very fast. Overnight in Paro
Day 08: Paro Airport
After breakfast check out from hotel and transfer to Paro Airport for your onward journey.
Price for above tour in given below in US $ per person basis and valid tll December 31, 2017:
|1 pax||2 pax||3 – 9 pax||10 & above||S/supplement|
|Thimphu||Hotel Migmar/similar||02 nights|
|Punakha||Meri Puensum/similar||02 nights|
|Paro||Tenzinling Resort/similar||03 nights|