Day 01: Paro – Thimphu (-/L/D)
Paro valley is a perfect entry into this other world. On arrival, our Bhutanese guide meets us for a one hour journey to the capital Thimphu, which is situated in a large valley traversed by the Wangchu River and overshadowed by high peaks. Our city tour begins at the Memorial Chorten, with its golden spires shining in the sun, its tinkling bells and an endless procession of elderly people circling around it. Visit the Folk Heritage Museum, founded by Her Majesty the Queen Ashi Dorji Wangchuck. Also visit Kuensel Phodrang, where the Buddha Dordenma resides. You can also visit the newly opened Craft Bazaar before returning to your hotel.
Day 02: Thimphu (B/L/D)
We begin our day with a visit to the Changangkha Lhakhang – It is a ‘fortress like’ temple perched on a ridge above Thimphu. Next, we will drive towards Dechenphodrang, the site of Thimphu’s original Trashi Chhoe Dzong. Visit the weekend market, one of the highlights of your trip as you observe the Bhutanese people’s culture and lifestyle. Later we will make a stop at the Centenary Park where the walking Buddha resides.
Day 03: Thimphu – Punakha (B/L/D)
We delve into the countryside towards the Punakha valley this morning, the winter capital of Bhutan. The drive ascends gradually to the Dochula pass over 10300 ft, with magnificent outlooks of the Himalayan range. The Dochula Monastery, also known as the Druk Wangyal Khangzang Chortens, is a tribute to the service and leadership of His Majesty the king. Visit the historic Punakha Dzong sprawled at the centre of the Phochu (male) and Mochu (female) rivers. Enjoy overnight stay in Punakha
Day 04: Punakha – Paro (B/L/D)
After a leisurely breakfast, we drive to Wangduephodrang, the last town on the highway before entering central Bhutan. We stop at the Ruins of the Wangdue Dzong. Like all other Dzongs in Bhutan, this Dzong also housed the administrative offices of the district. Proceed to the beautiful valley of Paro via a 4hr drive, stopping at the Dochula pass for photographs and an hour nature hike. Overnight in Paro
Day 05: Paro (B/L/D)
After breakfast, we will visit the Paro Dzong, also called Rinpung Dzong, the Fortress of a Heap of Jewels. This is, without doubt, one of the kingdom’s finest examples of traditional Bhutanese architecture and culture. The rest of the day is at leisure, you may like to take a walk down Paro’s main street, another opportunity to interact with the local people?
Day 06: Hike to Tiger’s Nest (B/L/D)
After breakfast, we set out for hiking to one of Bhutan’s most revered pilgrimage sites in the Buddhist world, the Taktshang Lhakhang (the “Tiger’s Nest” Monastery). The trek offers spectacular views of this sacred monastery perched precariously on a sheer rock face 3000 ft above the valley floor.
Day 07: Depart Paro (B/-/-)
In the morning our representatives will escort you to Paro International Airport for your onward flight.
Number of Days 7
Price From $3849
Prices are based on Low Season (01/01/2020 – 29/02/2020), (01/07/2020 – 31/08/2020) Surcharges apply for other periods.
Arrival and Departure assistance
Private transfers throughout the trip with Professional English speaking guide
Entrance fees to monument
Bhutan Visa Fee
6 nights accommodation of your choice
Daily breakfast and Local speciality dinner in your hotel
Daily Lunch in local restaurants
Route permits and special permits
International airfares and taxes
Any service not mentioned
$ Price (Twin Share)
From $3,849 per person (land only, low season)