DAY - 1 ARRIVING AT PARO. DRIVE TO THIMPHU.
- The flight to Bhutan takes you through the great Himalayas, offering you the most scintillating scenery of the world's highest glacial peaks.
- As you enter Paro valley, you will see the silvery Pa-chu (Paro river) meandering down the valley, the Paro Dzong (fortress) and the Ta Dzong.
- Assistance upon arrival at Paro airport and drive to Thimphu. Upon arrival check in at the hotel.
- Rest of the time at leisure to discover the Capital on your own.
DAY - 2 THIMPHU SIGHTSEEING
- After breakfast visit the Memorable Chorten dedicated to the IIIrd King of Bhutan, The Textile Museum & Folk Heritage Museum that provides a fascinating insight into the Bhutanese material culture and way of life.
- Drive to the 15th century Changakha Lhakhang spectacularly located on the spur. The Takin Sanctuary near the lhakhang will give the visitor a chance to glance at the National animal of Bhutan, Takin.
- Also visit the school of Arts and Crafts and the National Library which holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist texts and manuscripts, some dating back several hundred years, as well as modern academic books mainly on Himalayan culture and religion.
- Evening visit to theTashichho Dzong; the main secretarial building which houses the throne room of His Majesty the King of Bhutan and also the head seat of Chief Abbot of Bhutan
DAY 3 THIMPHU – PARO
- After breakfast you leave for Paro. Upon arrival check in at the hotel.
- Visit the National Museum which houses an impressive collection of fine arts, paintings, bronzes, textiles, jewellery and handicrafts sections as well as galleries of stamps for which the Country is very popular.
- Also visit the Rinpung Dzong, the Fortress of the Heap of Jewels, built in 1645 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel.
- It is an imposing square fortress, representative of typical Dzong architecture, with a central tower and courtyards housing the administrative (Dzongkhag) and has a community of about 200 monks.
- A hike down the moderate slope to the cantilever bridge, one of the finest specimens in Bhutan with its single roof and two guard-houses at each end.
DAY - 4 PARO
- After breakfast drive 20 minutes towards the end of the valley to Drukgyel Dzong from where one can see the towering peak of Jomolhari (7,316m, 24,003 ft). This mountain, also revered as a powerful goddess, forms the border with Tibet and provides magnificent background to the ruined Drukgyel Dzong and village.
- Drive to Rumthangka and have the glorious view of Taktsang. The hike is optional.
- Taktsang Monastery, clinging on the steep rock, is one of the holiest temple in Bhutan.
- It is believed that Guru Rinpoche flew on the Tigress back and meditated here. The trek to the temple through the pine tree and sweet aroma of the air is indeed a very special and memorable event. The return hike will take about 05-06 hours.
- On Our way back, we will visit Kyichu Temple (built by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gompo in the 7th century).Rest of the time free for souvenir shopping in the small town of Paro
DAY - 5 PARO - DEPARTURE
After breakfast head to the airport for your flight to your onward destination.