Destinations Covered: Paro, Drugyel Dzong, Satsam Chorten, Thimphu, Wangdiphodrang, Punakha Dzong, Gangtey Valley, Chele La Pass
Duration: 07 Nights / 08 Days
Day 01: Arrival Paro
Enjoy sweeping views of the Himalayan peaks while you fly and land at
the Paro Airport. After visa formalities at the airport, our
representative will meet you and take you to Kichu Resort, your venue
for night stay.
Day 02: Drugyel Dzong, Satsam Chorten
You would be driven to the ruined fortress of Drugyel Dzong, which
defended the Paro valley from the Tibetan invasion from the north in the
early 17th century. If the weather is clear, you can enjoy an enchanting
view of Mount Chomolhari (7,320 m) from here. Pass through the scenic
valley to arrive at National Museum, which showcases various aspects of
Bhutanese culture and history. A short drive back would take you to
Satsam Chorten for a view of the now ruined Taktsang Monastery perched
800 meters above the Paro Valley. The night would be again spent at
Day 03: Thimphu
You would leave early morning for Thimphu, the Bhutanese capital. The
day would be spent in sightseeing which would include the memorial
Chorten, Tashicho Dzong, National Library, Handicraft Emporium, and the
Painting School. In the evening you could decide to have a stroll in the
market. The night would be spent at Hotel Druk or Riverview in the city.
Day 04: Wangdiphodrang, Punakha Dzong
You would leave Thimphu for Wangdiphodrang via Dochula pass (3050
meters). You would move on undulating hills, negotiating numerous
hairpin turns on the way. Wangdiphodrang is known for Nyingmapa
Monastery and unique wildlife population. Post lunch you would visit
Punakha Dzong which was once the capital of Bhutan. You would have night
stay at Kichu Resort, Wangdi.
Day 05: Gangtey Valley
You are set to enjoy excursion to picturesque Gangtey Valley,
considered one of the most beautiful places in Bhutan. It is one of the
few valleys in the world which are without trees. One can also find rare
black necked cranes who migrate here from the central Asiatic Plateau.
The night stay would be at Kichu Resort, Wangdue.
Day 06: Paro
At morning, you would be driven to Paro. Afternoon is free and you can
utilize the time as you wish. You could decide to purchase some
souvenirs from the local market or go for some sightseeing on your own.
You would spend the night at Kichu Resort, Paro.
Day 07: Chele La Pass
You would driven to Chele La Pass, nestled at over 13,000 feet. From
the pass you can have wonderful view of the Himalayan peaks and the Paro
Valley. You could see the magnificent Jhomolari, Bhutan's most sacred
peak. You would also be taken to a typical Bhutanese farmhouse here. For
night, you would return to Kichu Resort, Paro.
Day 08: Departure Paro
Our representative would escort you to the airport for return flight.