One of the long end tours in Bhutan, this five nights and six-day tour will offer something magnificent with winter capital of Punakha.
With multiple options, you can select some of the recommended and renowned day trip in Bhutan. Similar to other shorter multiday trip, you will start with short and scenic fly toward the eastern end of the Himalayas and land in tiny airstrips of Paro Bhutan.
On a clear day, you will definitely witness the existence of the world’s highest mountain, i.e. Mount Everest. Despite weather and time periods of the particular year this cultural and spiritual experience can be experienced throughout the year.
If you are travelling single choice is you’re from multiple options of sightseeing whereas in the group after discussing with guides and team particular destinations can be selected.
Day 01: Kathmandu to Paro
As per your flight schedule, you will be transferred from the hotel to Kathmandu Airport. Druk Air (National Airlines of Bhutan) will shift you to Paro.
On clear weather, an amazing view of Mount Everest and Lhotse can be seen during the flight. Upon reaching on Paro you will now take a short drive to Thimpu, capital of Bhutan.
The old fort of Thimpu named Tashichho Dzong is a major highlight of the first-day trip. After that afternoon market of Thimpu is the best period for a first-day trip.
You can find people from different walks of life gather for buying and selling the products.
Depending upon the time you can still explore Zangto Pelri Lhakhang next to the market area. It is often considered as one of the tallest buildings built around the 90s.
Capital of Thimpu holds around 90,000 locals residing around. The road is wide, clean and tree-lined. King’s Memorial Chorten, National Library and Heritage Museum are starting sites for day trips around Thimpu.
Paper Factory and Thanka Painting School are good places for purchasing souvenir if you are looking for one to buy for your friend and family.
You will also explore gold and silver jewellery centres and varieties of textiles. If you like to walk around weekend markets go for it as overnight you will be staying again in Thimpu. Or you can simply relax on hotels as well.
Punakha, the winter capital of Bhutan is your first options 3rd day in Bhutan. We are offering other options as well, but we are pretty sure you won’t go for that; it is a rest day in Thimpu.
Forget about your options for staying in Thimpu. Drive through the Dochu La Pass about 3050 m will offer a scenic view of the highest mountains of Bhutan named Gangar Puensum.
Fertile Valley Punakha is home for Punakha Dzong and Wangdi Phodrang Dzong.
Drive back from Thimpu to Paro and your trip around Paro will start. You will explore major heritage sites of Paro, i.e. National Museum, Kichu Lhakhang, Rinpung Dzong and Drukgyel Dzong.
Ancient watchtower is converted into the National Museum that opens 10 to 4 pm and closed on Monday. Kichu Lhakhang is one of the oldest temples built around the 7th century.
Built by Tibetan King Songtsen Gompo is among one of the miraculously built 108 temples. Drukgyel Dzong was built to honour the victory against Tibetan Mongol Force and was ruined by fire in 1951. Jomolhari Mountain can be seen from victory fort.
Choose either Hike to Tiger Nest Monastery or Haa Valley Excursion. The choice is yours. You will pass via the Chele La Pass that offers incredible views of Paro and Haa Valley on either side.
Until 2006, it was closed for a foreigner. Visit Chorten Nagpo and Karpo and Haa Dzong. Permits to entry these sites are subject to Bhutan Government.
On the way back we offer you optional hike to a monastery named Dzondrakha, which is very similar to the famous Tiger Nest Monastery.
Another option is the hike to Taktshang Monastery (Tiger Nest Monastery). It is a steep uphill climb all the way to the monastery through the thrilling trail.
For local, this is a holy pilgrimage site whereas for others this is one of the most scenic viewpoints of Paro Valley. Until the middle of the uphill climb, you can hire a pony ride as well.
The fort is built in honour of victory again Tibetan Warrior is the final destination. It is located 14 km north of Paro named Drukgyel Dzong. Jomolhari Peak can be seen from the courtyard of the Dzong.
As per your flight schedule, you will be again shifted to Paro International Airport. Fly out of Bhutan via Druk Airlines. Upon landing at Kathmandu International Airport you will be received by our representative and transfer to hotel.
We will take care of your final departure and organize ground transport to the airport. If you have a couple of days left in the Himalayas Country of Nepal enjoy at your best.