DAY 1: Arrive Paro and travel to Thimphu (54 km, 1 hour)
Your exciting vacation in this land of happiness begins. After completing your immigration formalities, you will be received by Pinehill Bhutan Travels representative who will be your tour guide throughout your tour. Then drive to Thimphu and check into hotel.
You will begin your first visit to Kuensel Phodrang (tallest Buddha statue) and enjoy the full view of Thimphu Valley below. Thereafter, visit National Memorial Chorten (stupa), Takin Preserve (national animal), Tashichhoe Dzong (fortress) and Craft Bazaar where you can buy art and craft product. Night halt in Thimphu.
DAY 02: Thimphu sightseeing and back to Paro
Visit the Institute for Zorig Chusum (Arts & Crafts School or Painting School). Then relax at Coronation Park (located on the banks of the river near the city stadium) and then visit Folk Heritage Museum, Changangkha Lhakhang (temple) and finally the weekend market.
Towards afternoon, you will visit the magnificent Dochula Pass (3140 m). In a clear weather, you can enjoy the panoramic view of the Himalayan Mountain ranges. At the pass, you can see the beautiful 108 chortens built on the hill adorned with prayer flags and also visit Druk Wangyal Lhakhang (monastery). After a fun time at the mountain pass, proceed to Paro for night halt.
DAY 3: Hike to Taktsang Ghoempa/ Tiger’s nest monastery.
Today is the hallmark of the tour. You will drive to base of Takshang Monastry which takes about 1 hour and then hike up to Taktsang Monastery, also known as ‘Tiger’s Nest’. The round trip will take about 5 hours with rest and lunch. You will enjoy a spectacular view of the monastery clinging to the side of the cliff. On the way back, you will visit Kyichu temple built in the 7th century. We call the day off after the visit.
DAY 4: Depart Paro
Drive to the airport for flight to your onward destination. We hope to serve you again with our other exciting tour packages in the future.