The most important centres for tourism are in Bhutan’s capital, Thimphu, and in the western city of Paro, near India. Taktshang Palphug Monastry, a cliff-side monastery (called the “Tiger’s Nest” in English) overlooking the Paro Valley, is one of the country’s attractions. This temple is incredibly sacred to Buddhists. Housed inside the temple is a cave in which the Buddhist Deity who brought Buddhism to Bhutan meditated for 90 days as he battled the demons that inhabited this valley, in order to spread Buddhism. The temple has been standing for well over a thousand years, yet has suffered two fires in which the damage has been repaired.
3 NIGHTS / 4 DAYS
FLY IN FLY OUT
Arrive Paro, drive to Thimphu (D): Upon arrival in Paro, clear customs and immigration. Keep your copy of the visa clearance letter handy. P.P size pictures are no longer required and your visa has been paid.
Meet your Guide and driver outside the terminal building and transfer to Thimphu. Stroll around the city in the evening. Overnight at Hotel
Full day sightseeing in Thimphu.
Visit Memorial Chorten, Zilukha Nunnery, Takin Sanctuary, Indigenous Hospital, Textile Museum, and Heritage Museum, Traditional School of arts & crafts and Tashicho Dzong. Upon available time, you will also visit Zangdopelri temple, paper factory and other sights. Overnight at Hotel
Thimphu – Paro (B/L/D) After breakfast, retrace your drive back to Paro. In Paro visit Tiger’s Nest Monastery (Taktsang) and Farm House, National Museum and Local Market Overnight at Hotel.
Paro – Depart (B) After breakfast, transfer to the airport in time for your departure flight to onward destination.
4 NIGHTS / 5 DAYS
ARRIVE PARO, DRIVE TO THIMPHU (L/D)
Upon arrival in Paro, clear customs and immigration. Keep your copy of the visa clearance letter handy. Meet your Guide and driver outside the terminal building and transfer to Thimphu. Visit Buddha point, memorable choden and you stroll around the city in the evening if time is permitted. Overnight at Hotel.
THIMPHU – PUNAKHA (B/L/D)
Morning sightseeing tour of Traditional School of arts & crafts and Tashicho Dzong, and Mini zoo then Drive to Punakha to visiting the Punakha dzong the second oldest in the bhutan1637 in middle of the Male and female river by the spritual leader Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, Visit Chime Lhakhang O/N at Hotel.
PUNAKHA – WANGDUE– PARO (B/L/D)
After Breakfast, Visit Chime Lhakhang and Punakha valley then you will drive back to Thimphu Via Douchula Pass continue drive to Paro O/N at Hotel.
After Breakfast, Hike to Tiger nest hike aprox 4 hours. After the hike you may Kichu Lhakhang, National Museum and farm house. O/N at Hotel.
PARO DEPARTURE (B)
Early morning drive to airport and fly to Kathmandu