Day 1: Arrival at Paro International Airport
Druk Air flight (Royal Bhutan Airline) or Bhutan Airlines to Paro is one of the most spectacular among all mountain flights. Whether flying along the Himalayan range from Kathmandu or over the foothills, each flight is a mesmerizing feat and offers exciting descent into the Kingdom. On arrival at the airport, our represetative will receive you and drop you off to the hotel at Thimpu for rest and overnight.
Day 2: Full day sightseeing of Thimpu
After breakfast, we visit Trashichhoedzong, the beautiful medieval fortress/monastery. Then visit National Library having vast collection of ancient Buddhist texts and manuscripts. After that drive to Arts & Crafts School, famous for traditional thangka paintings. After lunch visit Handicrafts Emporium which displays wide assortment of beautifully handwoven and crafted products. Then drive to Memorial Chorten; the stupa built in the memory of Bhutan’s Third King who is popularly regarded as Father of modern Bhutan. The paintings and statues inside this monument provide a deep insight into Buddhist philosophy, Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.
Day 3: Drive from Thimpu to Punakaha.
After breakfast, we drive to Punakaha with a short stop at Dochula pass stopping briefly here to take in the view and admire the chorten, mani wall, and prayer flags which decorate the highest point on the road. If skies are clear, the following peaks can be seen from this pass: Masagang, Tsendagang, Terigang, Jejegangphugang, Kangphugang , Zongphugang, Gangkar puensum; the highest peak in Bhutan. Later visit Punakha Dzong, built strategically at the junction of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve as the religious and administrative center of the region. Overnight at Punakaha.
Day 4: Drive from Punakha to Paro
Morning breakfast at the hotel, next proceed to Paro. The Paro valley extends from the meeting point of Paro Chhu and the Wang Chhu Rivers at Chuzom upto Mt. Jomolhari near the Tibetan border to the North. This glorious region is one of charming valleys in the Kingdom of Bhutan with fertile rice fields and a calm river down the valley. After checking into your hotel, you would proceed for a sightseeing tour of Paro which includes a visit to the following places: Drukgyel Dzong, Kyichu Lakhang and Ta Dzong. Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Paro.
Day 5: Sightseeing of Paro Valley
After breakfast, we drive north of Paro valley to ruins of Drukgyal Dzong. From this fort, Bhutanese repelled several invasions by Tibetan armies. We then visit nearby traditional Bhutanese Farm House which offers good insight into the lifestyle of local people. Then take an excursion to Taktsang Monastery; the most famous of Bhutanese monasteries also called “Tiger’s Nest”. The excursion to monastery takes about 5 hours for round trip. While return to Paro town visit en route Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom, Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
Day 6: Paro to Onward destination
In the morning after early breakfast, we will see you off at the Paro International Airport for your onward destinations.