Embark on an enchanting journey through the mystical Western valleys of Bhutan with our 5-night, 6-day tour. This immersive experience offers the perfect introduction to the captivating beauty and rich cultural heritage of Bhutan. Prepare to be captivated by Bhutanese hospitality, mesmerized by the ever-changing landscapes, and fully immersed in the vibrant tapestry of Bhutan’s profound Buddhist culture.
Outline of the Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrival Paro & transfer to Thimphu (Seven Suites or Pelyang Boutique)
Day 02: Thimphu(Seven Suites or Pelyang Boutique)
Day 03: Thimphu-Punakha (Zhingkham Resort or Similar)
Day 04: Punakha-Paro (Resort Thim-Dorji @River Front or Similar)
Day 05: (Resort Thim-Dorji @River Front or Similar)
Day 06: Departure
Note: Please note that this is just a sample itinerary, and you can customize it further based on your interests, preferences, and the duration of your stay in Bhutan. Your guide will be able to assist you in planning and arranging activities according to your specific requirements.
Arrive at Paro airport, captivated by Bhutan’s serene beauty. After customs, drive to Thimphu, the capital without traffic lights. Check into your hotel and visit Dechenphu Monastic School, housing ancient artifacts and offering panoramic valley views. Explore Zilukha Nunnery for stunning views and insightful conversations. Experience local culture at Kaja Thorm, the Farmer’s Market. Enjoy an evening stroll, discovering handicraft shops or relaxing at a café.
After breakfast, visit Buddha Point to see the world’s largest seated Buddha statue, symbolizing indestructibility. Explore the ruins of Kuensel Phodrang, an ancient palace. Embark on a picturesque hike from Kuensel Phodrang to Changangkha, offering stunning views of the Thimphu valley. Visit the National Post Office to discover Bhutan’s famous stamps and create personalized ones. Stop by Pangrizampa College of Astrology, known for its history and meditation opportunities. Explore the Bhutan Craft Bazaar to admire high-quality local products. Immerse yourself in the cultural and artistic treasures of Thimphu.
(Distance 133kms, Altitude 2,250m / 7,382ft)
Begin the day with an early hike, crossing the Mochu River and ascending switchbacks to reach the Namgyel Khamsum Yuely Chorten. Enjoy panoramic views of the Mochu River Valley before descending through rice fields and villages, surrounded by breathtaking scenery.
After lunch, embark on a 4-hour drive back to Paro valley. Admire the picturesque landscape of fertile rice fields and the crystal-clear river that meanders through the wide valley. Take some time to explore Paro town, which features a mix of traditional Bhutanese houses and modern concrete buildings. Visit the bustling Ka Ja Throm, a vibrant farmer’s market with a children’s park and an open-air live band stage. This community space showcases the best of Paro’s local produce and offers a lively atmosphere for families and visitors to enjoy.
Spend the rest of the day immersing yourself in the charms of Paro, relishing its unique blend of tradition and modernity.
Today, we embark on a vigorous hike to Bhutan’s most iconic and revered site: Taksang Monastery, also known, as the Tiger’s Nest is the most visited landmark in Bhutan. Aspiring travellers around the world invariably makes it a point to visit this most iconic landmark as this timeless. The Monastery has recently been listed as one of the ten holiest places on Earth. Guru Rinpoche spent four months meditating in a cave at Taktsang taming and subjugating the eight classes of malicious spirits. He concealed many profound treasures at Taktsang. The monastery is precariously perched on the side of a sheer cliff above the floor of the valley appearing ethereal and timeless. This day hike is not only historically and culturally interesting, but also incredibly scenic!
No trip to Bhutan would be complete without a visit to this remarkable heritage site.
Please note: The hike takes about 5 hours (round-trip) and is challenging although unforgettably thrilling and mystical. *Transport by pony is available on the ascent if you do not wish to hike on (US$20). Walking is mandatory on the descent. *
Farm house visit: A cluster of quaint farmhouses embroiders the beauty of Paro valley. A visit to farmhouse is very interesting and offers a good glimpse into the life style of the farmer. If you interested our guide will present our national game to you and you can get opportunity to learn how to play archery.
After breakfast in the hotel, drive to the airport in time to catch up your onward flight. Your escort from Discovery Bhutan will bid you farewell and soon the remote and legendary Dragon Kingdom disappears again behind its guardian mountains.