Day 1 - Arrive Paro Intl Airport & transfer to Thimphu 55 km 1hrs drive
Our representative will be at the airport to assist you, meet and greet and transfer to the capital city Thimphu and rest of the day at leisure. O/n at Thimphu.
Day 2 - Thimphu - Capital City
After breakfast proceed to Memorial Chorten, the National Library, Wood Craft and Painting School and Simtokha Dzong. Here you can buy hand-woven textiles, thangkha paintings, masks, ceramics, slate and wood carvings, jewelry.
Afternoon at leisure or take a walk to the main city from Clock tower square for shopping.
Over night at hotel.
Day 3 - Thimphu - Punakha via Dochula pass 77 km 2 hrs 45 min hrs drive
After breakfast proceed to Punakhar. On the way visit Dochula pass. Stop at 108 Druk Wangyal chortens on the top of the pass where the ridges are draped in colorful prayer flags greet you. You could take three rounds and offer prayers, take some best photo shots.
Later visit Punakha Dzong.
(It was built in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, at the junction of the Phochu and Mochu rivers. This majestic dzong served as both the religious and the administrative center of Bhutan in the past. It measures some 600 by 240 feet and has a six-story, gold-domed tower. Inside are courtyards and religious statuary that hint at the depth of history and spiritual tradition embodied here.)
Overnight at hotel
Day 4 - Punakha - Gangtey valley day excursion 72 km 2.5 hrs drive
After morning drive to beautiful Gangtey valley via WangduephodrangDzong strategically located on a ridge 4,430 ft that overlooks the highway that fork to the east and south of the country.
This is an old town with Narrow Street with single storied shops and also the gateway to central and eastern Bhutan. The legend Mahakala, the protective deity of Bhutan appeared to tell Zhabdrung of prediction, saying "at top of rocky spur where two rivers meet, at the place where a flock of raven will fly off in four directions, you will build the Dzong". The Zhabdrung built the Dzong in 1638 and Punakha/Wangdi valleys are also the winter home for many of the high altitude farmers who migrate with their cattle to the warm climate. The Gangtey valley is one of the most beautiful open valleys in Bhutan and is the winter home to the endangered black necked cranes (GrusNigricllis) which migrate to this valley around mid-November from Tibet. These cranes have for centuries captured the human imagination with their intelligence, poise, sociality, beauty and freedom which have given rise to several myths, legends, folktales and songs. The birds fly back across the Himalayas to their summer home towards Tibet and China. The Gangtey village is small dominated by the yellow roofed Gangtey monastery.
Over night at hotel
Day 5 - Punakha - Paro 145 km 4 hrs drive
After breakfast, Drive from Punakha to Paro (approx 120 km).Do visit Ta Dzong (National Museum) and Rinpung Dzong (Paro Dzong).
Rinpung Dzong, sometimes referred to as Paro Dzong, is a large dzong - Buddhist monastery and fortress - of the Drukpa Lineage of the Kagyu school in Paro District, Bhutan. It houses the district Monastic Body as well as government administrative offices of Paro Dzongkhag.
Over night at hotel.
Day 6 - Paro Sightseeing
After breakfast hike to Tiger Nest Monastery.
Taktsang Monastery, famously known as Tiger's Nest Monastery, is located in Paro district, Bhutan. The monastery is one of the most venerated places of pilgrimage in the Himalayan. Taktsang clings to the rock towering 800m (2,600feet) above the valley and is located 2,950m (9,678 feet) above the seal level.
In order to arrive at the temple you must trek for around 2-3 hours through beautiful, shady pine forests that are colorfully festooned with moss and prayer flags. On many days, clouds shroud the monastery and give an eerie feeling of remoteness. No trip to Bhutan would be complete without a visit to this remarkable heritage site.
Over night at hotel.
Day 7 - Departure
Morning transfer to Paro International Airport for your next destination.
Policy Regarding Cancellation / No Show / Early Departure
In case of cancellation of tour/travel services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reason/s we must be informed in writing. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive letter in writing and cancellation charges would be as follows:
16 days to prior to arrival - 50% of the tour/service cost.
15 days to 01 days prior to arrival or no show - 100% of the tour/service cost.
Please note - Irrespective of above mentioned cancellations slabs - in case of cancellation of tour services after the booking is made with us - a minimum 10% service charges would be applicable.