Start/ End: Paro/ Paro
Duration: 5 days/ 4 nights
Tour route: Paro – Thimphu – Punakha- Paro
Tour Customizable: Definitely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Guides: Local Guide (English Speaking Guide, Other Languages depends on your Request)
Transportation: Private first-class air-conditioned vehicles
Accommodation: Listed below or equivalent. Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, porterage, tips, and service charges.
Day 01: Paro Arrival – Transfer Thimphu
Day 02: Thimphu – Punakha, Sightseeing & Trekking (B)
Day 03: Punakha – Paro (By Car, 4 Hrs), Paro Sightseeing (B)
Day 04: Paro Hiking (B)
Day 05: Paro Departure (B)
Day 1: Paro Arrival – Thimphu (By Car, Approx. 1.5 Hrs)
Welcome to the happiness country – Bhutan. Upon arrival, you will be met and greeted by your local guide and escorted to the capital Thimphu, passing by Tamchog Lhakang iron bridge en route. Check-in your hotel before heading for Buddha Dordenma Statue and Takin Sanctuary, where you’ll see Bhutan’s unique national animal, the Takin.
Continue by meeting the nuns at Zilukha Nunnery, then, visit Bhutan Post Office Headquarters where you can make stamps with your own photos (USD 4 for 12 stamps, at your expense). Later, visit Thimphu Dzong (Trashichho Dzong), the largest religious building in Thimphu as well as the central administrative center (open after 5 pm, Monday to Friday).
Day 2: Thimphu – Punakha, Sightseeing & Trekking (B)
The second day of your journey will be an amazing experience. On your way to Punakha, stop at Dochula Pass to have a coffee break and admire the grand 108 stupas. Be ready to fall in love with the gentle breeze from the grand Himalayas. Proceed to Chimmi Lhakhang, a temple dedicated to the Divine Madman and a sacred place where people pray for children. Afterward, embrace the highlight, Punakha Dzong, containing rich Buddhist collections and with its beautiful Bhutanese architecture located by the Pho Chu and Mo Chu rivers, with rich Buddhist collections. You will also visit the Suspension Bridge nearby (the longest bridge in Bhutan). Overnight in Punakha
Day 3: Punakha – Paro (By Car, 4 Hrs), Paro Sightseeing(B)
Drive back to Paro and kick-off today’s tour with Paro Dzong, perhaps the finest example of Bhutanese architecture as well as a local religious administrative center. After that, visit Ta Dzong, an ancient watchtower housing the National Museum, with abundant culture relics. After that, go to Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan and end at a local farmhouse, where you can chat with local people, see how they live and maybe taste some homemade wine. Overnight in Paro
Day 4: Paro Hiking (B)
After having breakfast, hike to visit Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest), where you will be amazed by the view of this sacred temple hanging on the rocky cliff, and take in the beauty of Paro valley.
After that, move to the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong, built to commemorate Bhutan’s victory over the Tibetan invaders. If in good weather, you’ll have a great panoramic view of Mt. Chomolhari. Overnight in Paro
Day 5: Paro Departure (B)
After having breakfast, you will be escorted to the airport for your onward flight. We wish you have an unforgettable trip to Bhutan!