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Day 1: Paro to Thimphu

Stop At: Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten), Thimphu Bhutan
During the flight on a clear day, you will get to enjoy breathtaking views of Mount Everest, Kanchenjungha, and other famous Himalayan peaks including sacred Mount Jumolhari and Jichu Drake Peaks in Bhutan. Upon arrival at Paro Airport, you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Visit Rinpung Dzong. The drive to Thimphu is about 1 hour. On route, enjoy the view of the valley of Thimphu and river through a rather arid and Rocky landscape. After lunch we will take you to visit the The King's Memorial Chorten (built-in memory of The Third King of Bhutan who reigned from 1952-1972), Changgangkha Monastery, the radio tower (for a great view of Thimphu Valley and The Thimphu Dzong), National Textile Museum.

Tonight Enjoy A Special Welcome Dinner with Bhutanese Hospitality

Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: All 3 meals & mineral waters
Accommodation included: 3 Star Deluxe Hotel

Day 2: Thimphu

Stop At: Phobjikha Valley, Phobjikha Valley, Wangdue Phodrang District
After breakfast, we will hike to Chagri Monastery, it take about 1 hour walk to reach the monastery. Chagri was built high on the slope in 1619 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal as his first monastery in Bhutan. It takes you through the temperate forest of oak, rhododendrons and other species of hard wood trees (Jigme Dorji National Park). The view from monastery below is spectacular. Descend down to the valley and drive back to Thimphu. After lunch you will visit The School of Traditional Arts, Mini Zoo to see takins, the national animal of Bhutan and drive to Buddha point to enjoy the view of Thimphu valley. Evening will be at leisure and you can stroll in the town, visit local handicraft shops, do shopping as you like.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: All 3 meals with Tea & Snacks
Accommodation included: 3 Star Deluxe Hotel

Day 3: Thimphu - Punakha

Stop At: Dochula Pass, Thimphu Bhutan
After breakfast you will visit Simtokha Dzong, the oldest Dzong in the country that was built in the year 1629, thereafter the road climbs for an hour till you reach Dochula Pass at an altitude of 3150m dotted with colorful prayer flags and 108 Stupa. Weather permits, this pass offers the most spectacular view over the high peaks of the Eastern Himalayans. You may enjoy a hot cup of tea/coffee at the Dochula resort. Continue to descend en route to Punakha & Wangdue through the temperate forest of rhododendron & magnolia bloom in spring, then a semi-tropical zone where orange trees, banana trees and cactuses are found in abundance. Have lunch on the way. After lunch, you will take a walk to the temple standing on a round hill rock through a paddy field to Chimi Lhakhang or the temple of fertility. It is about 25 minutes’ walk through rice terraces and the village of Yoakha. The temple is situated on the spur above the village. It is believed that barren couple will have children if they get blessing for this temple. Evening visit the most beautiful Punakha Dzong by crossing the cantilever bridge. The Dzong was built in the year 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.

Special - Picnic lunch arrangement if weather permits

Optional - Rafting arrangement
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: 3 Star Deluxe Hotel

Day 4: Punakha - Haa Valley

Stop At: Haa Valley, Ha Bhutan
After breakfast, take a drive to Haa Valley following the same road back crossing Dochula pass. The drive to Haa takes around 4 hours. After lunch in Thimphu, continue your drive to Haa valey, the district of Ha opened to tourism in 2004 only, the road from chuzom passes by the Dobji dzong and the small Bitekha dzong before reaching the Ha valley (2700m). The heart of the high altitude largely forested Ha district close to the Chumbi (Gromo) valley in Tibet (China). On arrival will visit the temples, Ha has two famous temples, the Lhakhang Karpo and the Lhakhang Nagpo which is part, according to the Bhutanese tradition, of the temple built in the 7th century by the Tibetan king Songtshen Gampo
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: 3 Star Deluxe Hotel

Day 5: Haa - Paro

Stop At: Paro River, Paro Bhutan
After breakfast, take a 3 hour return hike from Haa town to Juneydrak Hermitage. The walk is through rhododendron forest with fine views. Start about 1 km north of Haa, and just before the main bridge, where a 4 wheel drive track branches east to Katsho village. The cliff-side retreat contains a footprint of Machen Labdrom (1055 -1132), a female Tibetan tantric practitioner. A trail follows the stream past a mani wall to a two-legged archway chorten (known as a khonying). Cross the bridge and ascend through a charming rhododendron forest. At a red sign, take a trail to the left and climb up to a chorten that marks the entry to the Hermitage. If there is no one meditating inside the temple then we can go in and take a look at the footprint. If monks are meditating in the Hermitage you will not be able to go in, but it is a lovely walk and there is a beautiful view back towards Haa valley from the temple. You should also be able to stop a visit a local farmhouse during your walk. After lunch will drive to Paro crossing over Chelila pass at 3988m, which leads directly into Paro valley, goes through forests and then provides good views of Ha valley and Paro valley. On a clear weather, you can see the peak of MT. Jhomolhari. With good weather it is very enjoyable drive with scenic views of deep valleys, river gorges and surrounding mountains.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Breakfast , Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation included: 3 Star Deluxe Hotel

Day 6: Paro

Stop At: Paro Taktsang, Taktsang Trail BT, Paro Bhutan
Taktsang Monastery (aka as Tigers Nest) is one of the most scared and revered monasteries in the Kingdom and all Bhutanese Buddhists desire to make a pilgrimage visit to Taktsang at least once in their lives. Each step taken towards the monastery gains merit points towards their future. This morning you too will have the opportunity and good fortune to take a pilgrimage hike to the Taktsang Monastery (Tigers Nest). Choose between a 2 hour round trip hike to the monastery viewpoint or another 1&1/2 hour hike into the Monastery itself. Tigers Nest clings impossibly to a cliff of rock at over 1000 metres above the valley floor and where Guru Rinpoche flew on the back of a tigress to subdue the local demons followed by 3 months meditation in a cave still visible in the monastery. In 1998 the monastery was seriously damaged by fire and has since been painstakingly reconstructed to its original condition and consecrated by the 4th King in 2005.

After if time permits, we will visit Kyichu Lhakhang – one of Bhutan’s oldest and most beautiful temples boasting an orange tree that perpetually bears fruit followed by a visit to the old ruined fortress of the Drugyel Dzong (14km from Paro). This is the historical site of the Fort of Drukpa Victory, from which the Bhutanese used to repel the Tibetan invaders again and again. On a clear day views of the 7314 metre snow domed peak of sacred Mt Chomolhari can be seen.

Tonight Enjoy A Special Farewell Dinner with Bhutanese Hospitality.

Duration: 4 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: 3 Star Deluxe Hotel

Day 7: Departure

Stop At: Paro Airport Bird's Eye View Point, Paro Bhutan
Paro Airport
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Paro Airport

Airports

  • Paro Airport, Paro Bhutan
Departure Time
1:00 PM
Duration
7 days
Inclusions
  • 3x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 6 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten)
  • Entry/Admission - Dochula Pass
  • Entry/Admission - Haa Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Paro River
  • Entry/Admission - Paro Taktsang
Exclusions
  • Airticket, Misc
  • Entry/Admission - Paro Airport Bird's Eye View Point
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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