This tour is full of contrasts. Visit both the summer and winter residences of the monk body, as well as the historic sites of the Paro valley. Your journey starts at 2,300 metres in Paro and Thimphu. Enjoy the breath-taking view of the Himalayan mountain range from a 3,000 metre pass. Descend through rhododendron and Magnolia forests to the warmer climes of the Punakha valley at 1,200 metres. Experience the different climates of the mountains and valleys and marvel at the variety of flora and fauna.
Arrival in Bhutan
- On arrival at Paro airport and transfer to Thimphu.
- Go for a local culture sightseeing of Thimphu capital city of Bhutan.
- The Memorial Chorten
- National Institute of Zorig Chusum (School of Traditional Arts and Crafts)
- Bhutan Craft bazaar
Thimphu to Punakha
- Depart to Punakha valley. En route, stop at Dochula pass,
- Continue the drive to Punakha and enjoy the scenery of land escape.
- On arrival stop for a stroll up to the Chimi Lhakhang.
Punakha – Paro
- Drive back to Paro valley, which take around 4 hours’ drive to reach there.
- Visit the National Museum and then walk down to the Rinpung Dzong.
Taktsang (Tiger's Nest Monastery) 4-5 hrs Hike.
- Hike up to the famous cliff-hermitage called Taktsang, the “Tiger’s Nest.” and drive to Drugyel Dzong in evening.
- Drive to the airport in time to catch up your onward flight.
DetailsContact us about this itinerary
- All Accommodation in standard hotels- clean & attached bath (government approved and monitored) - Double/twin sharing
- All porters, camping equipments ( if on trek)
- All transfers (SUV/mini bus) and sightseeing within Bhutan
- Visa and processing fee
- Services of an accompanying English speaking local tour leader/ guide
- All meals (but not beverages). Bottled water is complimentary in the car/coach. We recycle the used bottles.
- 35% government welfare levy (The Royalty is used for developmental projects)
- Tourism development fee to the government
- Fees for museums and permits to enter temples & monuments
- Travel insurance (Recommended: Mandatory, if on trek)
- Personal expenses such as laundry, phone calls, shopping, etc.
- Beverages (juice and alcohol)
- Accommodations in upscale properties
- Tips and gratuities for staff (optional)
- Bangkok Hotel for transit