10 Days Luxury Itinerary

DAY 01: Arrive at Paro and sightseeing at Paro. Upon arrival at Paro, check in hotel either in 4 or 5 stars. After having rest for a while visit Paro Dzong built in 1646 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, perhaps the finest example of Bhutanese architecture as well as a local religious administrative Centre. Time for leisure.

DAY 02: Paro to Thimphu (65 km-1½ hours). After breakfast you will drive to Capital Thimphu. Upon arrival at Thimphu, check in Hotel (4 or 5 stars). Morning, visit Memorial Chorten built in 1974 in the memory of Bhutan‘s third King, His Late Majesty, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. Chorten literally means ‘Seat of Faith’ and Buddhists often call such monuments, the ‘Mind of Buddha and afternoon visit Trashichho Dzong the “fortress of the glorious religion” Tashichhodzong houses some ministries, His Majesty’s secretariat, and the central monk body. Then time for leisure

Day 03: Thimphu to Punakha (70km-3 hours). After breakfast transfer to Punakha. On the way to Punakha you may stop for a while at Dochula Pass for photo shooting and further drive to Punakha. Upon arrival, check in Hotel and visit Punakha Dzong a very beautiful Bhutanese architecture armed by the Pho Chu (Male River) and Mo Chu (Female River) rivers, built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the unifier of Bhutan which houses some rich Buddhist collections.

Day04: Punakha to Phobjikha (70km-3 hours). After breakfast you will drive to Phobjikha. Upon arrival check in hotel, you may take rest for some time and visit Crane information Centre which provides all the information on birds. Time for leisure

Day05: Phobjikha to Bumthang (193km-7½ hours). After breakfast you will drive to Bumthang, the religious heart land. Upon arrival, check in hotel and time for leisure.

Day06: Bumthang Sightseeing and Leisure.  After breakfast you will visit Jakar Dzong Centre of the Bumthang region. It played an important role as the fortress of defense of the whole eastern Dzongkhag. It was also became the seat of the first king of Bhutan. At present the Dzong is use as administrative and monastery body. Then visit Wangdichholing Palace built in 1857. As it was the first palace not constructed as a fortress. The palace was the principal residence of the first king and was used by the second and third, but it is now vacant. The King's aunt presently owns the palace. Then time for leisure

Day07: Bumthang to Punakha (237km-8hours). After breakfast you will drive back to Punakha. You may take a break on the way for tea and snacks. Upon arrival at Punakha check in hotel and rest in the evening

Day08: Punakha to Thimphu (70km-3 hours). After breakfast transfer to Thimphu Check in hotel and take rest. After having refreshed, visit National Library established in the late 1960s primarily to conserve the literary treasures which form a significant part of Bhutan’s cultural heritage. Time for leisure

Day09: Thimphu to Paro, Hike to Taktshang (3-4 Hours walk round trip). Morning you will drive to Paro for hike to Taktshang only if you wish to and upon return time for leisure.

 “Trip to Bhutan is never complete without climbing to Taktsang”, says one tourist. Indeed it’s true as the journey there fills you with spiritual bliss.

Tiger Nest; Taktshang monastery is located atop an 800 meter cliff in Paro.
Taktshang or the Tigers lair as the monastery is widely regarded is one of the most important in Bhutan. Its history is associated with the visit of Guru Padmasambhava, the Indian saint who came to Bhutan in the 8th century AD. The cave was named Taktshang after Guru Rinpoche flew into the cave from Kurtoe Singye Dzong in eastern Bhutan riding on a tigress. Later in 1692 the fourth Druk Desi Tenzin Rabgye started to construct monastery and finally completed after three years in 1694. If you are not interested to climb to Tiger’s Nest, there is other option.

You may visit Rinpung Dzong an ancient watchtower housing the National Museum, with abundant culture relics. Time for leisurethen visit Drugyel Dzongnow the old ruinsbuilt by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1646, to commemorate his victory over the Tibetan invaders.

Day 10: Departure

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