Upon arrival in Paro, you are met by Guide & driver and transferred to Thimphu, which takes around 1hr from the airport. This afternoon visit attraction of Thimphu according to your interests and available time. This may include Tashicho Dzong, which is the main Govt. Center with kings’ throne room. Visit Farmer’s market, which is more vibrant during the weekends. Overnight in Thimphu.
Day 02: In Thimphu
The capital of Bhutan also has most things to see for visitors. Visit Memorial Stupa, Takin Sanctuary, Zilukha Nunnery, Traditional Art School, Indigenous Hospital, Textile Museum, handicraft workshops, Zangdopelri Temple, giant Buddha statue, markets and other sights which can be visited as per available time or based on your interests. Overnight in Thimphu.
Day 03: Thimphu – Punakha/Wangdue (85 Km/2-3 hrs.)
The drive from Thimphu to Punakha across spectacular Dochula takes about 3hrs. From Thimphu, road climbs up to Dochula pass (3,050m), where you have opportunity to view the peaks of the eastern Himalayas. Descend into Wangdue/Punakha valley. Punakha-Wangdue valley is lower (about 1450m above sea level) and it enjoys sub-tropical climate. In the afternoon, visit impressive Punakha Dzong at the confluence of the two rivers. Later drive short distance north through the idyllic countryside and walk short distance uphill to Khamsum Chorten on Nyenzangang hill. The views from here of the terraced rice fields, dotted with traditional houses, the river and the valley surrounded by mountains is amazing! On the way to the hotel, stop to visit the township of Punakha at Khuruthang. Overnight in Punakha.
Day 04: Punakha to Paro (130 Km/3-4 hrs.)
In the morning, take a short easy walk to see Chimi Lhakhang temple, which is through a small village. The temple, flanked by hundreds of prayer flags, sits edge of on picturesque plateau, at the periphery of fertile rice fields. Chimi Lhakhang is dedicated to Lama Drukpa Kunley or Drukpa Kunleg (1455 - 1529) also known as ‘The Divine Madman’. On the return drive to Thimphu, we spend some time below Dochula pass to explore the botanical park and nearby surrounding for birds for diverse flora. After descending into Thimphu, continue short drive to Paro. The popular attractions within Paro include visiting Rinphung Dzong, National Museum, temples of Kichu and Dungtse, visiting local home and the stroll around the township. Overnight in Paro.
Day 05: Paro Valley (Taktsang Hike)
Drive for about hour to Paro and hike to famous Taktsang (tiger’s nest) monastery (3120m/10,200ft). Visible from afar, this magical monastery clings to a vertical granite cliff 1,000 feet above the valley floor. It is one of the most amazing and important pieces of architecture in Bhutan. If for some reason, you are not able to hike, your Guide can arrange other interesting alternatives. You can also hire pony for the uphill part, till the first view point & cafeteria but you must be able to walk back downhill. Return to Paro, where we may have more time for stroll around the town. Overnight in Paro.
Day 06: Departure
After breakfast, transfer to Paro airport in time for your departure flight.
Accommodation on twin/double sharing basis as per hotel selection
Daily breakfast and dinner in staying hotel/resort
Exclusive chauffeur driven luxury air conditioned vehicle for all transfers and sightseeing
Accompanying English speaking licensed Bhutanese Guide for entire tour
Clean drinking water for guests
24/7 Assistance during the tour
All Bhutan service charge and taxes
Any international/domestic flight
All other meals/ drinks
Entrance fee (INR 800-1200 per person approx.)
Expenses of personal nature like - telephone/Internet, shopping, laundry, etc.