DAY O1: ARRIVE PARO – THIMPHU VALLEY SIGHTSEEING DAY 02: TRANSFER TO PARO DAY 03: HIKE TO TIGER’S NEST DAY 04: DEPARTURE
DAY O1: ARRIVE PARO – THIMPHU VALLEY SIGHTSEEING
DAY 02: TRANSFER TO PARO
DAY 03: HIKE TO TIGER’S NEST
DAY 04: DEPARTURE
Day 01: Arrival & Transfer to Thimphu (1.5 hour drive from Paro airport)
The flight to Paro is one of the most spectacular mountain flights in the world, with a constantly changing panorama of some of the highest mountains on earth.
Arrive at Paro and drive to Thimphu. Upon arrival, drive to capital city Thimphu, Check in hotel and visit the National Memorial Chorten depicting the Buddhist faith in the form of paintings and statues. This temple was first initiated by the Third King as a protection from the negative elements of modernisation, and as a monument to world peace. The Royal Queen Mother completed it as a memorial stupa for the Third King who passed away in 1972.His Late Majesty, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. Later visit Trashi chhodzong fortress of the glorious religion” Tashichhodzong houses some ministries, His Majesty’s secretariat, and the central monk body. Over night at hotel in Thimphu.
Day 02: Transfer to Paro (1.5 hour drive from Thimphu)
Today you will further explore Thimphu valley and it will be time for you to transfer to Paro Valley. Here, you could visit the National Museum where an intriguing collection of artefacts provide a wonderful introduction to the rich culture and heritage of the Kingdom. Just a short walk downhill lays the dominating Paro Dzong, a fine example of Bhutanese historic architecture. From the Dzong, the tour crosses Nyamai Zampa, a traditional cantilever bridge, and guests are then driven to the town temple, built in 1525, to view ancient wall paintings. After lunch you can visit the auspicious Kichu Lhakhang, a sacred monument pinning down the left foot of a treacherous ogress. This is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan dating back to the 7th century. In the evening, there is an opportunity for a quick stroll to the nearby Drukgyel Dzong ruins, a visit to some of the valley’s oldest and holiest religious monuments or a ramble down Paro’s main street. (Overnight at Paro)
Day 04: Hike to Taktshang.
This morning will begin with a hike up to view one of Bhutan’s most revered monuments, the Taktshang Goemba, more commonly referred to as the “Tiger’s Nest”. The four to five hour return trek offers spectacular views of this sacred monastery perched on a cliff face 900m above the valley floor. Paro options include picturesque picnic spots or, perhaps a visit to a traditional farmhouse for lunch. The balance of the day can be spend browsing shops in town or at your leisure. (Overnight at Paro)
Day 05: Departure Day
Early morning transfer from Paro to Paro Airport for your international departure.
Some of the sights/itinerary may change due to season, weather, national holidays, and special events. We maintain the rights to alter the itinerary since tours are made in advance and unforeseen circumstances that mandate change may arise. Itinerary changes are made to improve your overall travel experience in Bhutan
The driving and hiking times mentioned are approximate times and do not include breaks in the journey for sightseeing, photo/tea/meal/rest stops. There may be delays in transfer time due road conditions, road repair/widening works, inclement weather and other unforeseen circumstances. During the treks/hikes, there may be delays or diversion of hiking trails due to trail conditions, inclement weather and other unforeseen circumstances. Please note that at the moment there are numerous areas where road conditions are not very good due to road widening/repair works and you may experience rough and bumpy drives.
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