Bhutan awaits those seeking a pampered getaway with the promise of discovery as the country has had many cultural & religious wonders. Bhutan promises to charm you with an unspoiled ancient landscape and quietly challenge your view of the world ... More info ›
Bhutan awaits those seeking a pampered getaway with the promise of discovery as the country has had many cultural & religious wonders. Bhutan promises to charm you with an unspoiled ancient landscape and quietly challenge your view of the world. Join this private 5-day tour, led by a professional Bhutanese guide.
Day 01: Arrive Paro (L,D)
Arrive at Paro airport. Check in and enjoy lunch at hotel. After lunch, drive (2 hrs one-way) to Haa via Chelela Pass (3900m). Weather permitting, see Mt. Jumolhari (7314m) & Taktshang Goenpa (Tiger’s Nest Monastery). Haa valley is dotted with crop fields & quaint farmhouses. Also, visit a 100 year-old farmhouse to get insight into the life of locals. Enroute, stop at Haa Dzong. Later, visit the historic Chundu Lhakhang temple. Later return to Paro. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Paro – Thimphu (B,L,D)
65kms / 2 hrs
After breakfast, drive to the capital – Thimphu. Upon arrival, see manuscripts, written in gold at the National Library. Also stop at a school where traditional style of Thangka painting is taught. Next, visit the Folk Heritage Museum. After lunch, visit Memorial Choeten - a stupa with detailed religious wall paintings & sculptures. Then visit the 14th century Changangkha Lhakhang, a popular worshipping spot for locals. Later drive to Sangaygang viewpoint, usually thronged by young couples. Then visit a nunnery. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Thimphu – Punakha (B,L,D)
85kms / 3 hrs
After breakfast, drive to Punakha – the ancient capital. The drive takes you across Dochula Pass (3100 m), marked by more than 100 choetens (Bhutanese style stupa) with prayer flags. Weather permitting, view lofty peaks of eastern Himalayan range. The road to Punakha passes through magnificent forests and a charming countryside. Check in and enjoy lunch at the hotel. Later, get blessed at a temple presided by a 96 year old lama. In the evening, try your hand at traditional archery – the national sport. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Punakha – Paro (B,L,D)
125kms / 4 hrs
After breakfast, hike (45 min one-way) to a choeten affording scenic views, that was built by the queen for the well-being of the country and its people. It’s a moderate hike through rice paddies & pine forests. Then visit Punakha Dzong – a magnificent structure built without iron nails. Also see paintings on the life of Buddha. After lunch, drive to Paro. Later visit National Museum, to admire collections of rare art, artifacts and traditional weavings. After the museum, visit the Paro Dzong. In the evening, explore Paro town. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Paro – Departure (B)
Morning breakfast and drive to the airport for departure.