The Himalayan Kingdom 5 nights/ 6 days
- Experience Bhutanese way of life of the Buddhist Monks and others
- Breath taking views of the snow peaks at the Dochula pass
- Trek up to Tiger Monastery
- Drape the Bhutanese traditional dress
Paro – Thimphu – Wangduephodrang (Punakha) – Wangduephodrang – Paro
Day 01 Arrive Paro and drive to Thimphu
On arrival in Paro, meet and assistance and straight drive to Thimphu. Overnight hotel in Thimphu.
Day 02 Thimphu
Sightseeing in Thimphu including visits to Memorial, the National Library, Painting School, Institute for Traditional Medicines and the folk heritage Museum, You will also visit majestic Tashichhodzong. Overnight hotel in Thimphu
Day 03 Thimphu – Punakha
Morning drive to Punakha across Dochu La Pass (3150m). Continue driving downhill to Punakha through lush forest of rhododendron, hemlock and fir. Check into hotel Afternoon visit Punakha Dzong. In the evening stroll freely in the town. Overnight hotel in Punakha
Day 04 Punakha -Wangdiphodrang -Paro
Morning proceed to Paro. enroute visiting Metshina village, Chimi Lhakhang and then drive to Wangdiphodrang to visit the dzong. Continue driving to Paro. Check into hotel on arrival. Overnight hotel in Paro.
Day 05 Paro
Morning hike to Taktsang Monastery, Hike back to Paro in the evening. You may stroll in the town. Overnight hotel in Paro.
Day 06 Depart Paro
Drive to the airport for departure.
Best season Mar – May & September – November
The Himalayan Kingdom Cities
Bhutan, the land of the peaceful thunder dragon is known to the world by several names such as the ‘the Last Shangri-La’ or ‘the Last Place on the Roof of the World.’ Though the original name from the time of Marco Polo was ‘Bootan,’ the natives prefer to call their country ‘Druk Yul,’ or the Land of the Peaceful Thunder Dragon. Nestled in the lap of the Himalayas, Bhutan offers spectacular mountain views, immense scenic beauty and a unique culture and lifestyle. You can see beautiful Buddhist monasteries, carved wooden houses and the fine crafts of Bhutan.
Paro Valley This beautiful valley, where nature and man conjured to create their dearest image, is home to some of Bhutan’s oldest temples & monasteries – as well as its only airport. Paro is one of the most fertile valleys in the Kingdom, producing a bulk of the famous red rice from its terraced fields.
Thimpu Valley Thimphu, the modern capital of Bhutan, lies at an elevation of 2,300 meters in a valley traversed by the Wang – chu, also called as Thimphu River. Taschichho dzong, the main secretariat building, houses the throne rooms of the King and is the summer residence of central monk body.
Punakha Blessed with temperate climate and fed by Pho-cchu ( male ) and Mo-chu ( female ) rivers Punakha is the most fertile valley in the country. Until 1955, Punakha served as the capital and is even today the winter seat of the Je Khenpo and the central monk body. The dzong was built at the junction of the two rivers in the 17th century by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.
Wangdiphodrang To the south of Punakha, located at the altitude of 1,350 metres, is the Wangdi dzong, built again in the 17th century. The dzong stands at the confluence of Punakhachu and the Tang-chu river. The highest reaches of the valley provides rich pastureland for cattle. Phubjikha valley in Wangdiphodrang is the winter habitat for the rare black necked cranes.