Tour Itineraries in Bhutan

(8 days / 7 nights)

Arrival in Paro The flight into the Himalayas reveals breathtaking views of the great peaks, taking you right into the Dragon Kingdom's cloud scraping air-strip at Paro. If time permits, take a stroll around the little town of Paro. (D)
Visit Drugyel Dzong. On a clear day, the 7,314m, white-domed peak of sacred Mt. Chomolhari (mountain goddess) looms overhead. Also visit Taa Dzong, the national museum and Paro Dzong. (B,L,D)
Day excursion to Taktsang (ruin). Early morning, drive to Satsam Chorten & take a two hours hike to Taktsang till the viewpoint of the Monastery. Then, walk back to Satsam Chorten. (B,L,D)
After breakfast, drive to Thimphu valley, the capital of Bhutan. After lunch, visit the National Memorial Chorten & Tasicho Dzong, the secretariat of the national monk body from outside. (B,L,D)
Drive to Punakha through Dochula pass 3,100m - site of one of Bhutan's most enchanting views. On a clear day the whole range of the Himalaya stretching from east to west can be viewed. View the Punakha Dzong from outside. This Dzong (fort) is set on the junction of the two rivers Phochu (male river) on the right & Mochu (female river) on the left with their waters merging right in front. Drive on to your hotel in Punakha or Wangdue. (B,L,D)
Drive back to Thimphu. Visit the Painting school of Buddhist art, the National Library which holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist manuscripts & the Indigenous Hospital, where centuries old healing arts are still practiced. Then, visit the handicraft emporium for a little souvenir shopping. (B,L,D)
Drive to Paro leisurely via Simthoka Dzong. Overnight in your hotel. (B,L,D)
After an early breakfast, drive to the airport to board the flight. (B)