Bhutan’s unique architecture is one of the most striking physical features. The colour of the local house to concrete buildings is a distinct source of aesthetic pleasure. The Dzong, which are more than 300 hundred years old, is built on a scale without the help of any drawings and hammering a single nail.
The Kingdom of Bhutan is a dream destination of most of the photographer. The beautiful snow-capped Himalayan mountain range, unique architecture and landscape of Bhutan, distinct tradition, and festival of the kingdom give a photographer an unforgettable photography experience.
Day 1: Arrive at Paro Airport – Drive to Thimphu (65km/h)
With your flight bringing you to the Paro International Airport, you will be received by our guide and checked in at the hotel followed by warm refreshment. Depending upon the flight schedule. If time permits you will walk through Paro town.
Overnight at hotel in Paro.
Day 2: Paro Sightseeing
After the breakfast, the driver will take you to Ramthangka base, after which the guide will lead you to Taktsang Monastery. The monastery is also known as the Tiger’s nest. It takes 45 minutes to arrive at the tea house which is halfway to the destination. With another hour of hike, you will be reaching to the temple.
Note: There is an option for horse ride till the tea house for the individuals facing difficulty to walk.
Upon reaching the higher elevation, you will get the spectacular view of the monastery built right on the cliff. It is said that a trip to Bhutan is never completed until the site is visited. The tiger’s nest, the air itself is known for spiritual blessing while it also provides a dramatic landscape for photographer and vloggers. The trip takes about 5 hours. Right after the visit, you will walk down to the tea house for a complete vegetarian lunch. After lunch, you will walk down to the base and drive to the hotel with a refreshing dinner.
Overnight at hotel in Paro.
Day 3: Paro – Haa – Paro
Followed by the breakfast you will be going to Haa Dzongkhag. You will be driving through Chele la. Chelela pass which is known for blessing you with the blissful Himalayan ranges stands at an elevation of 3810 metres above the sea level. You will be enjoying the uniqueness of the Haa town. With the warm lunch in Haa valley, you will be coming back to Paro.
Overnight at hotel in Paro
Day 4: Paro to Thimphu
After your breakfast, you will be going to the capital city of Bhutan, Thimphu. Thimphu being the capital city holds the highest population compared to any of the Dzongkhags. Thimphu thus started to develop after it was declared the capital city of Bhutan after 1961. The development of the city is credited to King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. Today the city sprawls across the western slopes of wangchuk river valley. After reaching Thimphu you will be served with lunch and will be visiting:
Folk heritage museum: The museum was established in 2001. It provides a fascinating insight into Bhutanese material culture and the way of life. The museum displays artefacts from rural household and demonstrates a rural tradition, skills, habits and customs as well. The museum follows a seasonal rhythm, just like the activities of a rural household, the place has something new to offer every time you visit. The museum also indulges in grooming traditional style field for paddy, wheat, and millet which takes you history dating back to more than 100 years.
You will be going for a leisure walk in Thimphu town and explore around. With dawn, you will be served the evening tea followed by a delicious dinner.
Overnight in Thimphu/
Day 5: Thimphu Sightseeing
After your breakfast you will be visiting the following attracting in the Thimphu city:
Overnight in Thimphu
Day 6: Thimphu to Punakha
With an early breakfast over arising, you will be travelling to Punakha. It involves crossing Dochula Pass with is at an altitude of 3150 meters above the sea level. The car will stop by at Dochula Pass, for a walk around the Druk Wangyel Chortens built by Her Majesty the Queen Mother for the peace and stability of the kingdom. From the stop point, depending on the weather condition a spectacular view of the eastern Himalayan ranges can be seen. Heading down from the pass, the road brings you to the Lamperlri Botanical Park where varieties of rhododendrons plants can be seen. Upon arriving at Lobesa, the lunchtime will be enjoyed over the scenic beauty of Sop Sokha village. Right after the meal, you will be visiting the following attraction in Punakha:
Overnight at Hotel in Punakha.
Overnight in Punakha | Altitude: 1300m