7 Days Luxury Itinerary

DAY01: Arrive at Paro valley known for its plain area with terraced field. Upon arrival at Paro, check in hotel either in 4 or 5 stars. After having rest for a while visit Paro Dzong also known as “heap of a jewel” built by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel Perhaps the finest example of Bhutanese architecture and also a religious administrative Centre. Then, time for leisure.

Day02: Paro Sightseeing and Leisure. Morning you will visit Ta Dzongan ancient watchtower housing the National Museum, with abundant culture relics. Later 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. Then, time for leisure in the hotel

DAY 03: Paro to Thimphu (55km-1½hours). After breakfast you will drive to Capital Thimphu (2400m/7875ft). Upon arrival at Thimphu, check in Hotel (4 or 5 stars). Morning visit Buddha Point the largest statue of Buddha which is still under construction. From there you could also get a superb view of Thimphu valley. And 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. Then time for leisure

Day 04: Thimphu Sightseeing and leisure. After breakfast, visit Folk Heritage Museum which houses the collection of household objects, typical domestic tools and equipment. In the afternoon visit National Post Office where you can make stamps with your own photos. Then time for leisure.

Day05: Thimphu to Paro, Hike to Taktshang (3-4 Hours walk round trip). Morning you will drive to Paro for hike to Taktshang if you are interested. 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’s 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.

Day 06: Paro sightseeing. After breakfast you will visit Dungtse Lhakhang the unusual and circular lhakhang, built by the great “Builder of iron chain bridges,” Drupthob Thangtong Gyalpo. It has three floors representing hell, earth and heaven.  Later visit Drugyel Dzong built by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1646, to commemorate his victory over the Tibetan invaders. Time for leisure.

Day07: Departure

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