Day 01

Paro to Thimphu (65 KM – 1.30 hrs drive)

Arrive at Paro International Airport. Complete Immigration formalities and transfer to Thimphu.

Check in to your hotel. After lunch proceed for a sightseeing of the capital of Bhutan which includes the following places of interest:

  • Memorial Chorten – A monument, built in 1974 to honour the 3rd King of Bhutan, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (1928–1972), is a prominent landmark in the city with its golden spires and bells.
  • Kuensel Phodrang – World’s Largest Sitting Buddha Statue.
  • Takin Reserve - A wildlife reserve area for Takin, the national Bhutan.
  • BBS Tower – Provides a vantage point view of the Thimphu Valley.
  • Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan – A National Centre for professional training in weaving design and production of Bhutanese Textile.
  • Overnight stay in Thimphu.

    Day 02

    Thimphu Sightseeing
  • Tashichhoedzong - The seat of the government since 1952 and houses the throne room and offices of the king, the secretariat and the ministries of home affairs and finance
  • Folk Heritage Museum - Established in 2001 and provides with fascinating insights into the Bhutanese material culture and way of life. The Folk Heritage Museum is set inside a three storied, 19th century traditional house.
  • Anim Dratsang(Nunnery) - A Buddhist Monastery, built in 1976 by the 16th emanation of Thangtong Gyalpo, Drubthob Rikey Jadrel. Currently, the nunnery is home to about 60 nuns.
  • Art and Crafts School
  • Handicraft Emporium.
  • Overnight stay in Thimphu.

    Day 03

    Thimphu – Punakha via Dochu La (80 KM, 3.5 hours

    After breakfast, proceed towards Punakha, located at an elevation of 1,200 meters above sea level and by the two main rivers of Bhutan, the Pho Chu and Mo Chu.

    Dochu La (30 KM, 1 hour driving time) - A mountain pass, offers a stunning 360 degree panoramic view of Eastern Himalayan mountain ranges comes on the way to Punakha. The view is especially scenic on clear, winter days with snowcapped mountains forming a majestic backdrop to the tranquility of the 108 Chortens gracing the mountain pass. Halt here for some time and then proceed to visit Chimi Lakhang – Fertility Temple and Punakha Dzong – the marvelous Fortress, situated on the confluence of the Pho Chu and Mo Chu.

    Overnight stay in Punakha.

    Day 04

    Punakha – Paro (150 kms, 4.5 hours driving)

    After breakfast, check out of your hotel and proceed to Paro.

    The Paro valley extends from the confluence of the Paro Chhu and the Wang Chhu rivers at Chuzom upto Mt. Jomolhari at the Tibetan border to the North. This picturesque region is one of the widest valleys in the kingdom and is covered in fertile rice fields and has a beautiful, crystalline river meandering down the valley.

    After checking into your hotel, you would proceed for a sightseeing tour of Paro which would include the following places:

  • Kyichu Lakhang – Famous Monastery in Paro.
  • Ta Dzong – National Musuem of Bhutan.
  • Rimpung Dzong or Paro Dzong – Buddhist Monastery & Fortress
  • Tiger’s Nest View Point
  • Day 05

    Paro – Chele La - Paro (45 KM, 1 hr
  • After breakfast, proceed for a day excursion to Chele La pass (12,200ft) - The highest motorable point in Bhutan.
  • On a clear day one can get a breathtaking view of Mt.Jhomolhari (23,996 ft the second highest peak of Bhutan) and other Himalayan giants. Visit Paro handicraft market during evening time.

    ** Taktsang Monastery – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tour will be optional since it requires 2-3 hours trekking to reach the Monastery. Ponies are available for hire.

    Overnight stay in Paro.

    Day 06

    Depart with Happy memories from the Kingdom of Happiness - Bhutan!

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