5 Nights | 6 Days
Day 01: Arrive at Paro International Airport and Drive to Thimphu
Take in the spectacular aerial view of the valley as you approach Paro International Airport. Assigned tour guide and driver will greet tourists on arrival at the airport and continue an hour drive to Thimphu city. On arrival, check in to the hotel. In the afternoon, tourists can take a stroll around the capital city. Overnight at the hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing in Thimphu
Tourists will explore the tourist attractions in Thimphu. Some of the highlights include Kuensel Phodrang Nature Park, National Memorial Chorten, Folk Heritage Museum, National Institute of Traditional Arts and Crafts.
Special cultural program which includes traditional mask dance and folk dances will be organized for the tourists. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03: Drive to Punakha District
Early morning drive towards Punakha valley after breakfast at the hotel. Half an hour into the journey, tourists will arrive at Dochula Pass at an altitude of 3050 meters. On clear weather day tourists will be greeted with a jaw dropping snowcapped eastern Himalayan range.
After a brief stop, tourists will continue their journey towards Punakha. En route tourists will visit the popular temple of fertility, Chimi Lhakhang. In the afternoon, tourists will visit the Punakha Dzong. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 04: Drive back to Paro
Early morning drive back to Paro from Punakha. It will be approximately a 4 hour drive. In the afternoon tourists will do some cultural sightseeing in Paro. Attractions include the National Museum and Kyichu Lhakhang. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 05: Hike to Taktsang Monastery
The highlight of the trip is the hike to the Tiger’s Nest. Tourists will drive up to the base of the monastery and a two hour hike awaits. Refreshment will be served on the way up at the cafeteria where tourists can take in a close up view of the Tiger’s Nest perched on a cliff. After the short break, continue the hike and on arrival at the monastery, tourists will visit the shrine. After the exploration, tourists will descend back to the cafeteria where lunch is served. After lunch, tourists will descend back to the base and onwards to the hotel.
Day 06: Depart from Paro
Drive to Paro international airport for your onward departure flight.