Day 01 - Paro Airport – Thimphu (Distance: 55km/ Driving Time: 1.5 hrs / Altitude of Thimphu: 2400m, 7874 ft.)
On arrival at Paro International Airport, our team will meet and greet, transfer to Thimphu (7,710 ft.) the capital city of Bhutan. En-route we will stop over Tachogang Lhakhang for taking beautiful photo of suspension bridge built over Paro River for the temple otherside. On arrival check in at the hotel. Evening explore the Thimphu town by walk. Overnight stay at Thimphu.
Day 02 - Thimphu Sightseeing
After breakfast visit Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Statue) world largest sitting Buddha statue which gives awesome views of Thimphu valley, Folk Heritage Museum gives inside of living arts of Bhutanese life of rural Bhutan. Visit National Library - Bhutan's history imprinted texts are preserved in the National Library. Later visit Weaving Center- hand-woven textiles and a great place to buy souvenirs. Evening you can walk around the crafts shops, to browse through example of Bhutan's fine traditional arts. Overnight stay at Thimphu.
Day 03 - Thimphu – Punakha/Wangdue Sightseeing
(Distance: 77km/ Driving Time: 3hrs / Altitude of Punakha: 1350m, 4429 ft.)
After the breakfast, we will prepare to drive to warm valley of Punakha over the most beautiful pass in the country called Dochula pass at 3150m. 108 Druk Wangyel Chortens built over the pass by queen mother in 2003 marks the pass more important and beautiful thus the pass is one the must visit passes in Bhutan. If the weather permits, we can enjoy a spectacular view of the highest mountains of Bhutan at a sight that stretches almost 180 degrees. After a photo break, we will continue our drive downhill from the pass. After noon visit Punakha Dzong - built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. The Dzong was named Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang (Palace of Great Happiness). Punakha is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpo religious head of Bhutan. King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck convened the first National Assembly here in 1952. Arrival at Punakha check in at hotel. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at Punakha / Wangdue.
Day 04 - Punakha sightseeing
After our leisurely breakfast, enjoy the beautiful Punakha valley. We will hike to Khamsum Yulay Namgyal Chorten, which will take about 45 mins to reach on the top. It majestically located on a ridge, with amazing views of the country side. Then we will visit Punakha Suspension Bridge. Later in the afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Punakha
Day 05 - Punakha/Wangdue – Paro Sightseeing (Distance: 140km/ Driving Time: 4.5 hrs. / Altitude of Paro: 2200m, 7217 ft.)
After breakfast drive to Paro , via Dochula pass, the most beautiful pass in Bhutan. En-route take a short excursion trip to visit the Chhimi Lhakhang - The Temple, also known as “The Temple of Fertility” was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley, “The Devine Mad Man”. On arrival in Paro, we will enjoy outdoor activities at Souvenir House on additional cost (INR 500/head) you get to enjoy wearing Bhutanese dress, enjoy shooting archery and playing dart. Overnight stay at Paro.
Day 06 - Chelela Excursion/Paro Sightseeing (Distance: 72km/ Driving Time: 3hrs. / Altitude of Chelela Pass: 3988m, 13083 ft.)
Morning after the breakfast, we will drive to visit Chelela pass, one of the highest road pass at 3988m. During clear weather, we can enjoy view of the most scared mountain in the country Mt. Jomolhari 7314m. Picnic lunch at the pass, prayer flag hosting and mountain biking are some of the interesting activities that is possible to organize, on extra cost. Overnight in Paro.
Day 07 - Paro sightseeing
After the breakfast, we will drive to Ramthangka from where we will hike to Taktsang Monastery or often called Tiger Nest Temple which is built around a cave in which Guru Rimpoche (also known as Guru Padmasambhava) meditated. The eighth century old monastery is perched on a rock overlooking a sheer drop and clings seemingly impossible to a cliff of rock at 900m above the valley floor. For entire Buddhist around the world, it is place of pilgrimage but for a tourist, it is one of the must visit place before we die. The hike is almost 2 hours walk, uphill at 30 to 40 degree inclined for an average hiker however we might take full day depending on your pace. First of half of the hike which we pull-up, up to cafeteria feels never ending however from the half way due to magical structure right inform us, we are all energized to push further and you actually feel very near. Finally you are done and filled with joys of happiness to be at Taktshang. For the return journey, we actually feel like walking down very fast. For those who cannot go to Tiger Nest, we will give the optional visit to Drukgyel Dzong & Kitchu Monastery. Overnight stay at Paro.
Day 08 - Paro Airport
After breakfast check out from hotel and drop at Paro Airport for your onward journey.