Arrival to Paro is an experience like no other. During the journey, you will get inspiringly beautiful glimpses of some of the world's most famous Himalayan peaks. At the airport, welcome you and 1 hour picturesque drive (68 km) along the course of the Paro Chhu (Paro River) and the Wang Chhu (Thimphu River) will bring you to the capital city of Bhutan, Thimphu. Check into your hotel and begin the sightseeing with a visit to the Memorial Chorten and the Changangkha temple. Evening dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Morning visit to Bhutan Animal Protection Park, Park Bhutan's most representative animals - Tarkin the TAKIN also known as neither fish nor fowl. Then drove to Punakha. To a hilltop look out around the Greater Himalayas over seven thousand meters high peaks magnificent scenery, and views of the 108 stupas, enjoy a leisurely tea. The afternoon arrival was built in 1637 the ancient capital of Bhutan - Punakha, is one of the most beautiful cities in Bhutan. Tour to Punakha cases. Dinner at hotel & O/N stay at hotel.
Morning after breakfast, then drive back to Paro check in hotel, after lunch then sightseeing with Ta-Dzong, the National Museum (closed on Sundays and Mondays), which was originally the watch tower of the Paro Dzong and stands imposingly on a hillock overlooking the Paro valley. A short visit here will give you an idea of the cultural and ecological richness of Bhutan. Ramble down to visit the Paro Rinpung Dzong, the ‘fortress of the heap of jewels’ and on to Dungtse Lhakhang by crossing Namai zampa (a traditional cantilever bridge). This Lhakhang is conceived as a ‘mandala’ with the different storey’s corresponding to different levels of initiation and has a remarkable collection of some of Bhutan’s most interesting paintings and overnight stay at hotel.
The main highlight of the day is one of Bhutan’s most venerated pilgrimage sites, the Taktsang Goemba, drive to horse ride point then ride to up to tiger nest, commonly referred to as the ‘Tiger’s Nest’. According to legend, Guru Rinpoche miraculously flew here on the back of a tigress, meditated in a cave here for three months and converted the whole of Paro valley to Buddhism. Resting at an altitude of 900 m above the valley, Taktsang is an architectural wonder and the spectacular four hour walk will be your most overwhelming experience ever. Drive on to visit Drukgyel Dzong (the ruined fortress -17 km from the town), built in 1647 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to commemorate his victory over the Tibetans in 1644. Drukgyel means ‘fortress of the victorious Drukpas’. The Dzong, with a delightful village nestling at its foot, and the Mount of Jumolhari (Alt 24,000 feet) appearing as a back drop on a fine weather is an awe-inspiring sight. On the way back to hotel, visit the Kichu Monastery. Built sometime in early 7th century by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gempo, it is one of the oldest temple in Bhutan. O/n Paro.
Morning after breakfast, then transfer to Paro Airport for final departure to your home or onward destination.
IncludesYou will be happily served and facilitated by SEA & SKY TOURS & TRAVELS TREKKING & EXPEDITION with:
- Accommodation under twin sharing as per the itinerary,
- Lunch and Dinner at local restaurants and hotels,
- Experienced English Speaking Tour Guide licensed by Tourism Council of Bhutan,
- Private transport within Bhutan as per the itinerary,
- Museum, monuments entrance fee, sightseeing and all applicable taxes,
- Bottled water during the tour.
ExcludesYou will not be facilitated by SEA & SKY TOURS & TRAVELS TREKKING & EXPEDITION for :
- Visa Fee of US$40 per person,
- Air ticket(flight fare) both International and Domestic,
- Travel Insurance,
- Gratuities, bar bills, telephone bills, personal expenses, and laundry,
- Horse charge for Tiger’s Nest hike,
- Bhutanese traditional hot stone bath.
The itinerary listed is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. This trekking can be modified according to your time and requirements. We will be pleased if you provide every minor details about your trip.