Itinerary

A scenic flight with Bhutanese national carrier, Druk Air is the befitting introduction of the spectacular beauty of Bhutan. The flight gives stupendous views of worlds highest peaks, and the green lush valley of Paro as you land. Cool and clean air is the first gift of Bhutan. Once you clear the customs you will meet the airport representative and drive to Thimpu. It takes about 1.5 hours. We check into the hotel, where a hot lunch is served.

In the afternoon visit the National Memorial Chorten – built in honor of the Bhutanese late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, Folk Heritage Museum – it is dedicated to the Bhutanese rural people past through exhibition of artifacts and items used in rural households. Textile Museum, where you can see traditional weaving.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


After breakfast, we visit the Institution of Traditional Medicine, where still practicing the old healing arts such as acupuncture and herbal remedies. In the afternoon we visit Weekly Outdoor Market, where everyone goes to buy fruits, vegetable, grains, rice, and other fresh food. The busy market offers the colorful local products such as duster made by yak tail, butter teacup, turquoise from Nepal and Tibet, and musical instruments. Continuously we visit Bhutanese Handmade paper factory, Zilukha Nunnery, Motithang Mini Zoo etc.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


Today after breakfast at the hotel we depart to Punakha, the ancient capital of Bhutan. We leave the Thimpu road and climb up through pine and cedar forests with hanging lichen high up near Dochula Pass (3,050m). At the top, we stop for tea and view of Himalayan range. Then descend along a series of hairpin bends to the Punakha valley and drive to Punakha Dzong. The Dzong is located in between the rivers of the Mo Chu and Pho Chu. In the Afternoon hike up to Nyizeragang Chorten, the hike is around 2 hours up and down through terraced rice fields.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


Today after breakfast we start to drive the central valley of Bhutan via Wangdue and Pela La Pass (3,300m) to Trongsa. Wangdue is one of the major towns of western Bhutan, where we stop to visit the Wangdiphodrang Dzong. It is located at the confluence of Tsang Chu and Dang Chu rivers. After that, we steadily pass through semi-tropical vegetarian to get the Pele La Pass with an alpine environment of rhododendron and bamboo. The pass is also considering as the border of east and west Bhutan. En route we cross the Chendebji Chorten which was built centuries ago, after which we visit the Trongsa Dzong, the ancestral home of the ruling dynasty.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


After breakfast we drive back over the Pela La Pass via Gantey, where we visit a gompa which was built centuries ago in the 17th century. Once we cross the Gompa we see the valley which is described as the “the most beautiful valley of Himalayas.” The valley is the homeland of black-necked cranes. The continued drive to Chhuzomasa thru the forest of Rhododendron, Magnolia, Cherries and Chir pine make a rewarding trip.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


After breakfast depart to Paro via Thimphu and pay a visit to the Royal Botanical Garden, which has a good collection of different species of wildflowers and plants.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


After breakfast, we drive towards the north of Paro to visit the ruins Dzong Drukgyal Dzong, which was built in 1647 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. The dzong was destroyed by accidental fire. Explore the ramparts and collect gorgeous view of Mt. Jomalhari (7314m) and then drive beyond Satsam Chorten to hike up to the Taktsang Monastery, also known as the Tiger’s Nest. Reach the viewpoint after hiking efforts of one and half hour, then enjoy the stunning view of the monastery, where guru Padmasambhava landed on the back of tiger in the 8th century. After lunch visit Kyichu Lhakhang one of the oldest temples in Bhutan. The evening ends with the walk through the Paro.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


After breakfast, our airport representative will pick you up and drop off to the international airport.

Meals included: Breakfast