2NT stay in Paro / 2NT Stay in Thimphu

4N5D Bhutan at Glance

Itinerary Place Overnight Hotel Room
Day 01 Paro Paro Twin sharing
Day 02 Paro Paro Twin sharing
Day 03 Thimphu Thimphu Twin sharing
Day 04 Thimphu Thimphu Twin sharing
Day 05 Thimphu Depature

Day 01 fly to PARO

Flight into Paro on our national airline, Druk Air, is a befitting introduction to the spectacular beauty of our country. In clear weather, views of the Himalayan peaks, give way to Paro valley as you land. The remarkable and steep descent into the Paro valley is an awe-inspiring beginning to your adventure. Already you can feel the pace of life slow down. The first gift from Bhutan will be the cool, clean fresh air as you step out of the plane. After clearing passport and customs formalities our office staff will meet you and transfer to Hotel.Afternoon activities :Rinpung Dzong (the full name of the Paro Dzong), which means “the fortress of the heap of jewels”. This complex houses the administrative and religious headquarters for the paro district. A short walk takes you to the base of the dzong and across a traditional cantilevered bridge, then to one of the innumerable archery grounds. (Archery is the traditional sport of Bhutan). In the evening, walk through the Paro town then return to hotel . All meals included.

 

Day 02 Paro (Full day Excursion to Taktsang)

Taktshang is one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites in the Himalayan world. The beautiful excursion to the monastery takes about 5 hours for round trip. The monastery itself is perched on a granite cliff that drops 2’000 feet above the valley floor. The name is derived from a legend that Guru Rimpoche flew across the mountains to this spot on the back of a tigress reaching a cave in which he meditated for three months, converting the people of Paro valley to Buddhism during his stay.The path takes us through the forest of oak, pine, rhododendron and Lichen, arriving at a small chorten surrounded by prayers flags. With a little more effort, we will reach a teahouse and a spectacular view of the Taktshang temples. After refreshments, we continue uphill to the temple. Walk in several temple before we retrace way back to the Tea house for the lunch. Head back to the car parking and transfer to the Hotel. All meals included.

 

Day 03 Transfer to Thimphu

Thimphu is the capital of Bhutan with an area of 2067 Sq. Km and the name of surrounding valley and the dzongkahg, the Thimphu district. Thimphu is a largest city with a population of 104 214 (2010). Thimphu became a town in 1961 and grew as the capital of Bhutan. Before 1960, Thimphu was a small settlement but was developed by the King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk to replace the ancient capital of Punakha.Today the city sprawls across the western slopes of wangchu river valley, with several government offices located around Trashichoedzong. Rapid expansion following the pattern of rural exodus has resulted in coordinates rebuilding the city centre and mushrooming suburban development elsewhere. Thimphu features a a monsoon –influenced subtropical highland climate with mild summer and relatively cool winter primarily due to its high elevation, summer are not really as warm as other cities at similar altitudes such as Delhi. Thimphu features a wet season, which runs from May through September, and dry season that covers the remainder of the year.Afternoon Activities:Memorial Chorten, this monument dominates the skyline of Thimphu. This chorten is dedicated to the third Druk Gyalpo (king) Jigmi Dorji Wangchuk after his sudden death while traveling abroad in the year 1972.National Post Office,along the Chang lam street, it is an institute itself where famous Bhutanese stamps export is seen and sold. The various stamps, stamps collectors all over the world know that Bhutan is the first country to diversify and export quality stamps.Textile Museum that displays various Bhutanese textiles that is extensive and rich in traditional culture. It also exhibits colorful and rare kiras and Gho (traditional Bhutanese dresses, Kira for women and Gho for men) Overnight in Thimphu. All meals included.

 

Day 04 Thimphu

After breakfast visit to Kuensel Phodrang(Popularly known as Buddha –Point) A huge statue of Buddha installed on the hill top overlooking the Thimphu Valley is a landmark of Bhutan. It’s a must visit tourist spot gaining popularity among local resident as well the tourist. The basic motive of installing this Buddha is to pacify the negative forces that cause a misery to the mankind. The image of Buddha is the mind of his own nature. On arrival here at the parking there is nicely done nature trail for brisk walking.Afternoon Activities:you will be at your own for independent activities. Dinner may be arranged in some local restaurant. Overnight in Thimphu. All Meals included

 

Day 05 Transfer to Paro international airport to depart for onward destination

On this day our staff shall transfer you to the airport and see you off. Our staff shall be at the airport until your flight is airborne, this is done to make it sure that your flight home is on schedule and hassle free. In case of flight delay due to bad weather or due to technical fault, the airlines staff coordinate the situation.