DAY 1: Arrival Paro & Travel to Thimphu (Capital City)
Upon arrival at the airport our representatives will receive and drive you through the beautiful Paro valley to Thimphu.
Later sightseeing of the valley
Evening at leisure in town.
Dinner & overnight Hotel
DAY 2: Thimphu Sightseeing.
Full day sightseeing: visit Memorial Chorten, built in the memory of Late Majesty King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, Changangkha Monastery, Zilukha Nunnery, National Library which holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist manuscripts, Zorig Chosum (Painting School)
Lunch at a local restaurant and continue sightseeing
Visit Handicraft Emporium to see the exquisite artistry of traditional crafts and textile then take a stroll through the streets for a little shopping.
Evening visit Tashichhodzong, the central secretariat building that houses the office & thrown room of the King and leisure time in town.
Dinner & overnight at Hotel
DAY 3: Thimphu - Punakha
Sightseeing to continue – visit Buddha Point with an option to hike through the nature trail (appx.1 hr.)
Visit Bhutanese Hand Made Paper factory, Folk Heritage Museum, Textiles Museum.
After lunch transfer to Punakha, evening visit Punakha town.
Dinner & overnight Hotel
DAY 4: Punakha Sightseeing - Gangtey.
Following early breakfast, drive to take a short hike to Khamsum Yulley Monastery
Later visit Punakha Dzong and stroll around on foot in the valley until lunch time.
After lunch transfer to Gangtey/Phobjikha valley which is the winter home of the rare endangered species bird ‘Black Neck Crane’.
Dinner & overnight Hotel/Guest House
DAY 5: Gangtey Sightseeing - Paro
Following early breakfast
Visit Gangtey Monastery
Later hike around the wide valley on foot along the nature trail.
After lunch transfer to Paro.
Photography stop at Dochula pass.
Dinner and overnight Hotel
DAY 6: Paro Sightseeing
An excursion to view & visit the spectacular Takshang Monastery. “Takshang” literally means Tiger’s Nest. The Monastery is believed to have been built in 1684 on the spot where Guru Rimpoche (founder of Buddhism in Bhutan) flew on the back of a Tigress and meditated to subdue the demons in Paro valley. The trail to the Monastery climbs through beautiful pine forest, many of the trees festooned with Spanish moss and an occasional grove of fluttering prayer flags. This incredible Monastery clings vertically to the edge of a granite rock cliff that plunges 900 meters above the valley floor.
Lunch at Takshang Cafeteria.Later visit Taa Dzong, the national museum of Bhutan & Rimpong Dzong.
Dinner and overnight at Hotel.
DAY 7: Departure.
Early breakfast and transfer to Paro Int’l Airport for departure
All Meals [Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner].
Accommodation [Twin Sharing] Single Room. Supplement Extra US $: 40 per room per night.
All transportation within the country including airport transfers.
Royalty & Govt. Taxes.
Entrance fees for Museums and Monuments.
English speaking Local guide.
Druk Air fares.
Payments for service provided on a personal basis.
Cost for any services not mentioned in the “Cost Include head”.
Cost incurred due to mishaps, strikes, political unrest etc.
Personal expense in items such as laundry, soft drinks, Camera Charges, Bottle water.
Incidentals, Portage, Bellboy charges tips or any other services.