A few days amongst these amazing Bhutanese people, a culture and a unique lifestyle set against the towering mountains will stay in your memory forever and leave you with a feeling that you have never felt before – that of true happiness. There is something peculiar about this country, their national dress Kira is worn by almost everyone, and all buildings whether large or small follow homogeneity in terms of design, architecture, color etc.
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Paro Airport –Thimpu
Arrive at Paro airport and get transferred to Thimpu, the capital city of Bhutan. Explore the town at leisure. Overnight stay at Thimpu.
Don’t forget to click some Selfies the beautiful Paro Airport.
Visit Kuensel Phodrang, world’s largest Sitting Buddha statue, Folk Heritage Museum, Changangkha Monastery, the oldest temple in the valley, Sangaygang View Point and Takin Preserve Centre.
Souvenir shopping at the weekend market is a must.
Punakha, a majestic fortress set against the confluence of two rivers and surrounded by flowers, where witnessing rituals and prayers performed by monks can transport you straight to a different era. On the way to Punakha, stop at Dochu-La-Pass, and enjoy the view of the great Himalayan ranges. Visit the Chhimi Lhakhang – or “The Temple of Fertility”, Punakha Dzong – also known as the Palace of Great Happiness. Punakha is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpo religious head of Bhutan Overnight stay at Punakha.
Enjoy a scenic drive to Paro passing through beautiful mountains and via Dochula pass, the most beautiful pass in Bhutan. Explore the town in the evening at leisure.
Paro – Tiger’s Nest
Trek up to the Taktsang Monastery (“Tiger’s Nest”), a monastery precariously built into rocky cliffs. It will leave you feeling humbled by nature and the feat of humans alike. Accordingly to the folklore, a lama was seen flying to the hills atop a tiger into the place where the impressive monastery now stands. The strange thing is, that given its architecture, the precariousness of its location and the difficulty of the trek, one cannot help but believe in the idea of such folklores.
While it is a must see, in case you are not too sure of trekking up, visit the Drukgyel Dzong & Kitchu Monastery. Overnight stay at Paro.
Chelela Excursion/Paro Sightseeing
Drive to the Chelela pass, the highest drivable pass in Bhutan, and enjoy the views of Jomolhari (part of Himalayas). Visit Ta Dzong – National Museum with an excellent collection of arts, relics, religious thangkha, etc, and Rinpung Dzong that now serves as the administrative and judicial seat of Paro. Overnight stay at Paro.
After breakfast, get transferred to Paro Airport for your flight back home.