Day 1: Arrive Paro International Airport
During the journey, one will experience
from the left hand side of the plane breath
taking view of Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga and
other famous Himalayan peaks including the sacred
Jhomolhari and Mount Jichu Drake in Bhutan.
On arrival at Paro International Airport, you
will be received by representative from Bhutan
Majestic Travel who will escort you to Hotel.
Afternoon: Paro town stalling and acclimatizing
with the altitude of Paro which is at 2200mts.
Overnight hotel in Paro.
Day 2 Paro – Thimphu:
Drive to Thimphu, the Capital, 65 Kms. It takes
about 2 hours drive. The drive to Thimphu takes
you along the Paro Chu (Chu means water or river)
down stream to the confluence with the Wang
Chu, then turn upstream and travel along the
Wang Chu to Thimphu. Check in at the hotel.
Visit the Memorial Chorten (a huge stupa) built
in memory of the third King of Bhutan who reigned
the Kingdom from 1952-1972.Visit the National
Library where ancient manuscripts are preserved
Visit the Painting School where traditional
arts and crafts are still kept alive. Visit
the handicrafts Emporium where Bhutanese textiles
and other arts and crafts are displayed and
can be purchased. Visit Simtokha Dzong. This
is one of the oldest fortresses in Bhutan. It
was built in 1629 A.D. Overnight Hotel in Thimphu.
Day 3 Thimphu Tshechu:
After an early breakfast attend the first day
of the Tshechu which is held in the courtyard
of Tashichho Dzong. This is the main Secretariat
Building, where the government ministries, the
office of His Majesty the King, the Throne Room,
the offices and living quarters of the monk
body and its Chief Abbot are housed. Thimphu
Tshechu. Evening: relax at the hotel or stroll
through Thimphu Town. Overnight hotel in Thimphu.
Day 4 Morning - attend Tshechu:
Visit Dechen Chholing, (about 30 minutes drive
from Thimphu to view the palace of the Queen
Mother from a hill -top. Visitors are not allowed
to enter the palace complex, especially when
the Queen Mother is in residence. This is also
the Headquarters of the Royal Body Guard. Overnight
hotel in Thimphu.
Day 5 Thimphu – Punakha:
Drive to Punakha via Dochula Pass at 3150mts.
The drive would about 3hours. Check in and Lunch
at Hotel. After lunch visit the Punakha Dzong
and Punakha town stalling. Overnight hotel in
Day 6 Punakha – Gangtey –
Drive to Gangtey Gompa via Wangdue Phodrang
which takes about 5hours round trip back to
Wangdue. Gangtey is well known as the Black
Necked Crane which comes here from higher Himalayas
in Tibet, China in winter and goes back in Spring.
Picnic lunch at Gangtey. Overnight hotel in
Day 7 Wangdue – Paro:
Drive to Paro. Drive takes about 5hours. Stop
in Thimphu for last shopping. Lunch in Paro.
Afternoon: visit the national Museum and the
Paro Rinpung Dzong. Overnight: Hotel in Paro.
Day 8 Paro- Paro:
Drive to the base of Tiger’s Nest and
hike up to the Taktsang, the round trip takes
about 4hours. Its worth climbing and enjoy lunch
at the Cafeteria. Visit the Drukgyal Dzong which
is located 16 Km away from the Paro Town. The
name Drugyel means “Victorious”.
Although in ruins, this Dzong is of great historical
importance. It was here that the Bhutanese finally
defeated the invading Tibetans and drove them
back. From here, the peak of Chomolhari “Mountain
of the Goddess” can be seen on a clear
day (Alt. 7314m/24,029ft.) Evening: Take a stroll
through Paro town. Overnight hotel in Paro.
Day 9 Paro - International Airport:
See off by your Tour Guide and Driver.