6 Days Itinerary

DAY 01: Arrival at Paro and drive to Thimphu (55km-1½hours). Upon arrival at Thimphu, visit Memorial Stupa built in 1974 in the memory of Bhutan‘s third King, His Late Majesty, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. Next visit, Changangkha Lhakhang built in 13th century by the illustrious Lam Phajo Dugom Zhigpo. Later visit, Sangay Gang the best place for photographers.On the way back we will visit the small zoo dedicated to the Takin, the national animal of Bhutan. In the evening visit Trashi chhodzong the “fortress of the glorious religion” Tashichhodzong houses some ministries, His Majesty’s secretariat, and the central monk body.

Day 02:  Thimphu to Punakha (70km-3hours). After breakfast we will drive to Punakha the former capital of Bhutan via Dochhula pass (3140m). Proceed to Chimi Lhakhang a temple dedicated to the Devine Madman and a sacred place where people pray for children. Upon reaching punakha, 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.

Day 03: Punakha to Phobjikha (70km-3Hours). After breakfast you will drive to Phobjikhaa beautiful home for endangered Black Necked crane, situated at an altitude of 3000m. Upon arrival visit Gangtey Monastery the largest and the only monastery of the Nyingmapa sect in western Bhutan. Later visit, Crane Information Centre which gives all the information about birds. Then  make a hike to Crane valley Hike provides the tourist with a glimpse of marshy land and is the winter home of the rare endangered species i.e., Black Necked Crane which migrated all the way from the Tibet.

Day 04: Phobjikha to Paro (195km-7½hours). Today is a day long journey of about 7½hours drive to Paro. On the way you make take rest. Upon arrival, check in hotel and at rest.

Day05: Hike to Taktshang (Distance 3-4Hours round trip) .Today after breakfast you will hike to one of the most sacred site named Taktshang (Tiger’s nest).  “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. Upon return, visit Kyichu lhakhang one of the oldest temples to have been built in Bhutan by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo in the 7th century AD.If time permits, also 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. And visit Paro Museum an ancient watchtower housing the National Museum, with abundant culture relics.

Day 06: Departure 

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