Day 01: Arrive Paro / Thimpu
Fly onboard Druk Air to Paro, Bhutan. On a clear day the panoramic views of the Himalaya are sensational, including Everest, but particularly exciting is the approach through the Bhutanese foothills and the landing, including a few steep turns to land at the tiny airstrip of Paro. In Paro you will be received by your Bhutanese guide and transferred to the capital town of Thimphu (2 hrs. drive).
Day 02: Thimpu Sightseeing / Evening transfer to Punakha
There are good many things to see in the capital which has a very relaxed, laid-back feel about it. Thimphu is relatively small having a population of approximately 45,000 people and the streets are wide and tree lined. You will almost certainly visit the Late King's Memorial Chorten, the National Library, Drubthob Nunnery, Folk Heritage Museum, the handmade paper factory, the school of arts and crafts where young students learn the traditional arts and crafts (Zo Rig Chusum – the thirteen crafts), Gold and the Silver Smiths workshop, Zangtopelri Lhakhang, and the Handicraft Emporium and the local handicraft centers to see the weavers at work and also varieties of textiles, thangkha paintings, masks, jewellery etc.
The road to Punakha and Wangdue crosses the Dochula Pass (3150 m), offering a great view of the Eastern Himalayan Mountains.
Day 03: Punakha / Drive to Paro and Sightseeing
Morning visit Punakha Dzong. Punakha Dzong is the winter residence of Bhutan’s spiritual leader, the Head Abbot, and the Central Monastic Body. The Dzong is built between two rivers known as “Phochu” (Male River) and “Mochu” (Female River).
After visiting Punakha Dzhong drive to Paro and afternoon visit National Museum , Kyichu Lhakhang, Drugyal Dzong and local market.
Day 04: Hike to Taksang (Tiger's Nest Monastery)
After breakfast hike to Taktsang (Tinger’s Nest) Monastery, which is Bhutan’s most famous monastery. It is perched on the edge of a steep cliff, about 900 meters above Paro Valley. The hike to reach the viewpoint to the monastery that makes for a nice half-day excursion. After lunch you can visit traditional farmhouse, Paro Rinpong Dzong etc.
Day 05: Departure
After early breakfast in the hotel, drive to the airport to connect next destination.