A journey from the charming Bhutanese capital Thimphu to the most iconic structure of Paro Taktsang while covering various other monasteries and Dzongs enroute.
Welcome to Bhutan!
On arrival at Paro Airport, transfer to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan.
Check-in at the hotel.
Evening explore the Thimphu town walking around the city to get it's feel.
Overnight stay at Thimphu.
After breakfast, visit Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Statue) National Memorial Chorten (Monument) & Folk Heritage Museum.
Afternoon visit Sangaygang View Point, Changangkha Monastery, Takin Preserve Centre, the national animal of Bhutan can be seen here. In the evening visit Tashichho Dzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion).
Overnight in Thimphu.
After breakfast, drive to Punakha / Wangdue. On the way stop at Dochu-La-Pass to view the higher Himalayas.
On arrival at Punakha, check-in to the hotel.
In afternoon, visit Punakha Dzong - built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. For many years until the time of the second king, it served as the seat of the Government. The Dzong was named Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang (Palace of Great Happiness). Punakha is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpo and King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck convened the first National Assembly here in 1952. After that take a short and easy hike to visit the Chhimi Lhakhang - The Temple, also known as “The Temple of Fertility” was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley, “The Devine Mad Man”.
Evening at leisure.
Overnight stay at Punakha/Wangdue.
After breakfast drive to Paro.
On the way stop at Lamperi to visit Royal Botanical Park.
On arrival check in at the hotel.
Afternoon visit Ta Dzong - National Museum with an excellent collection of arts, relics, religious thangkha, etc. Rinpung Dzong - Meaning "fortress of the heap of jewels". The dzong now serves as the administrative and judicial seat of Paro.
Evening free for leisure.
Overnight stay at Paro.
After breakfast hike to the famous Taktsang Monastery - called “Tiger’s Nest” (2hrs hike from the base camp).
Later visit Drukgyel Dzong & Kyichu Monastery.
Overnight stay at Paro.
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and take your private transfer to the airport to board your flight back home.
Say goodbye and head back home with beautiful memories of Bhutan!
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