Day 1 Arrival in Paro to Thimphu
Day 2 Thimphu
Day 3 Thimphu to Punkha
Day 4. Punakha to Paro Sightseeing
Day 5 Paro Sightseeing
Day 6 Departure
Day 1 Arrival in Paro to Thimphu (1.2 hrs).
On arrival in Paro international airport you will be received by Bhutan Travel Organiser representative and transfer to Thimphu by private car. Check into your hotel. Delicious lunch will be served at your hotel and afternoon we will proceed for city sightseeing. Visit memorial chorten, stupa built in the memory of our late 3rd king and Buddha view point, which gives breathtaking pictures of entire Thimphu valley. Overnight in Thimphu, altitude 2400m.
Day 2 Thimphu sightseeing.
After our leisurely breakfast we will drive to north end of Thimphu valley and hike to Tango monastery, which is converted into Buddhist college, river side lunch. After lunch we will drive back to Thimphu city and visit handmade paper factory, visit painting school, nearby folk heritage museum and national library. Evening we will explore the weekend market (Thursday to Sunday only) and some handicrafts to understand the Bhutanese arts, textiles, painting, religious artifacts and the varieties. Overnight in Thimphu. Overnight in Thimphu, altitude 2400m.
Day 3 Thimphu to Punakha (2.5 hrs).
After breakfast, we will checkout from the hotel and proceed to Punakha. We will stop at beautiful Dochula pass at 3050m. The pass offers stunning views of the entire northern Bhutanese Himalayas during a clear day. We have warm tea/coffee at the cafeteria and proceed to warm fertile valley of Punakha. Hike to Chimi lhakhang, the temple of fertility. Visit 17th century Punakha Dzong and nearby suspension bridge .Overnight in Punakha altitude 1350m.
Day 4 Punakha to Paro (4hrs)
Check out from the hotel after the breakfast and drive to north of Punakha valley, hike Khamsum Yulley Namgyel chorten. It was built by the Queen Mother for heading off the negative forces and transportation peace and harmony for all the living beings. (40minutes to 1 hr hike), if you wish do river rafting (at your own cost), lunch at Punkha. After your lunch re trace your journey back to Paro via, Dochula and Thimphu. If the time permits visit national museum of Bhutan, Paro dzong, Kitchu Lhakhang or visit next day. Evening we will explore the tiny Paro town. Overnight in Paro , Overnight in Punakha altitude 2200m.
Day 5 Tiger Nest Hike.
In the morning, we will hike to Tiger’s Nest Temple, the most revered temple in the country that literally hangs on a granite cliff overlooking the Paro valley at 900m above the valley floor. The temple is associated with Guru Rimpoche who visited in 8th century and believed to have meditated three months in this cave and converted entire valley into Buddhism. It is 2 hours walk up hill for an average hiker, however it can take our almost entire day too. We also give the option of driving of chelala pass if you can’t hike to Tiger Nest Temple.Evening back to the hotel and relax or do hot stone bath and stroll small Paro town. Overnight in Paro. altitude 2200m.
Day 6 Departure.
The tour will end today. After the breakfast, we will transfer you to the airport for your departure flight. Carry smile on your face, eyes with tears and memories unlimited. Our tour staffs will bid you farewell at the airport departure gate with the quick prayer of save journey and to see you again in future.
Thimphu: Thimphu Tower/Similar
Punakha: Pema Karpo/Similar
Paro: Mandala Resort/Similar/Farm House Stay