Day 1: Paro
- As you step out of the plane you can witness the beautiful landlocked terrene of Paro valley. Received in harmony by the team of Druk Regal Tours and Travel, you will be escorted to the hotel.
- Check in at hotel in Paro, leisure time at hotel to relax for a bit and after lunch visit Taa dzong (watch tower), now converted into Bhutan’s national museum. Once it was used as a watch tower to protect the Rinpung Dzong and the Paro valley.
- Then take a walk down to the Rinpung Dzong, the famous film “Little Buddha” starring Keanu reeves was shot in and around the dzong. Then, witness the Tsechu.
- stroll through the Paro town
- Overnight at paro hotel.
- After breakfast visit the Dzong to take blessings from one of the largest thongdrel (religious gigantic scroll) in the country. It’s believed that one can cleanse their sins and ward of evil with the sight of the Thongdrel only.
- Then visit Dungtse lhakang and Kichu temple and the Drugyal Dzong. Note that currently the ruin of the Drugyal Dzong is being glorified to its original structure of the past.
- Stroll through the town.
- Overnight at hotel.
Day 3 Paro to Thimphu
- After breakfast travel to Thimphu the capital city of Bhutan. The drive is of two hours as on the way we will Vist the Tacho Lhakang and the still existing iron bridge.
- Stop at Chunzom the river confluence of Haa Dzongkhag and Paro Dzongkhag to take pictures of 3 different types of stupa Tibeten design, Bhutanese design and Nepal design Stupa.
- As you reach to the city, one unique thing about the city that you can notice is that there are no traffic lights.
- Check in hotel and after lunch visit Buddha point (kuensel phodrang) and get refreshed by the beautiful scenes of Thimphu City. Witness one of the tallest statues of Buddha Dordenma in the world which is 169ft.
- Visit Memorial Chorten in the heart of the town. The stupa is a Tibetan style Chorten dedicated to the third king Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, built on 1974.Then visit textile museum and folk heritage museum.
- Visit Bhutan postal museum and craft bazar.
- Leisure time in the town.
- Overnight at hotel in Thimphu.
Day 4: Thimphu
- After breakfast we visit Buddha point, where the 51.5 meters tall Buddha Dordenma statue stands. It is considered one of the tallest statues of Buddha in the world.
- Visit to Memoral chorten (stupa) built in memory of his majesty the third king Jigme Dorji Wangchuk in 1974.
- Visit to Trashi Chhodzong (fortress) which was built in 1641. Houses government’s offices and kings’ throne room and is also the summer residence of the chief abbot.
- Visit to the folk heritage museum to experience the rich and unique culture and tradition which was practiced far back in time.
- Visit to Textile museums and witness how ladies weave the traditional dresses.
- Visit to Bhutan postal museum and perceive ages of different postal used.
- Visit to Bhutan Takin (National animal) preservation center which is located at Motithang.
- Visit to Sangaygang for incredible view of the outlay of the capital city.
- Visit Changangkha lakhang, one of the oldest temple in Bhutan.
- Visit the streets of Thimphu capital and continue leisurely through the streets and the famous craft bazar.
- Overnight at Thimphu
Day 5: Thimphu to Punakha
- After breakfast, we begin our journey to Punakha. Stop at Dochula pass for sightseeing of the beautiful Himalayas and the magnificent 108 stupa, built in dedication to the fourth king Jigme Singey Wangchuck.
- Once reaching to Punakha, check into hotel and after lunch and visit Punakha Dzong (fortress of great happiness and bliss). Punakha district was the capital of the country 1995.
- Then hike up to Khamsum Yulley Namgyel stupa. A beautiful place to refresh your mind and take photos. The Chorten contains a wish fulfilling statue of Lord Buddha which was shifted from the Punakha Dzong.
- Overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Punakha to Paro
- After breakfast take a short hike to Chimmi Lhakhang when reaching to lobesa. The temple is built during the 15th century by the divine mad man Drukpa Kunley.
- Then travel back to Paro. On the way take a walk through the national botanical park at lam Pelri. Then drive to Dochula pass for some tea and more photographs.
- Visit Druk Wangyal temple which was built in honor of the fourth king Jigme Singey Wangchuck. The temple houses paintings of some of the major event that took place in Bhutan of the past and recent times.
- Then we start our journey back to Paro and as the day comes to an end, we stroll through the town of Paro.
- Overnight at hotel in Paro.
Day 7: Paro
- Visit to one of the hot spot destination, Paro Taktsang (Tiger Nest).
- 800 meters and 5hrs hike till the Monastery including lunch and rest.
- The hike is divided into three view stops:
- 1) Cafeteria view stop- take rest and have refreshments
- 2) Photo view stop – best stop to take photos of monastery
- 3) Final stop at monastery- get detailed explanations from guide
Note: Transportations like ponies will be available (individual has to bare their own cost)
Day 8: Depart