5 Days 4 Nights
When the tranquil surroundings sooth your senses, being in the state of perpetual happiness is not a daydream. Bhutan is considered among the happiest nations in the world and the Himalayan kingdom has numerous reasons for that. With various monasteries ensconced in calm confines, you are directly in touch with your inner soul, the real you. The scenic beauty of the monasteries like Tongsa, Taktsang, Tango and Chery will enthrall you to the core and still you remain as calm as ever.
Day 01 – Paro – Thimphu
On arrival at Paro Airport, meet our representative & transfer to Thimphu ( Alt. 2400m/7875ft). Check in at the hotel. Afternoon you can relax in the hotel or you can visit interesting weekend market (The Centenary Farmer’s market ) (Open only from Friday to Sunday ) -Vegetable vendors from different area of the country come to sell their products. In the evening you can explore the city by walk or visit Tashichho Dzong, presently houses the throne room and offices of the king, the secretariat and the ministries of home affairs and finance. You can explore only outer view of Tashichho Dzong or you can visit Monk Body’s block between 5:30-6:00 p.m ( Timing may change). Overnight in Thimphu.
Day 02 – Thimphu sightseeing
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing includes National Memorial Chorten- This stupa was built in 1974 in the memory of Bhutan’s third King, His Late Majesty, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, who is popularly regarded as Father of modern Bhutan ; Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodrang), visitors can get a good overview of the Thimphu valley from here; Chang Gangkha Monastery, the oldest temple in the valley; Takin Zoo, Preserve center of Takin – National Animal of Bhutan. Afternoon visit Changlimthang Stadium & Archery ground; The Jungshi handmade paper factory ( Closed on Saturday, Sunday & Govt. Holiday), that uses traditional methods to produce the authentic Bhutanese paper known as Deh-sho; Institute for Zorig Chusum Commonly known as 13 Arts & Crafts School or Painting School ( Closed on Saturday, Sunday & Govt. Holiday),where students learn 13 different arts used predominantly in Bhutan and local crafts shops. Overnight in Thimphu.
Day 03 – Thimphu to Paro ( Approx 65 kms – 1.15 hrs drive)
After early breakfast transfer to Paro. Check in at the hotel. Later proceed for sightseeing includes Ta Dzong (National Museum) – the first of its kind which has a collection from natural history to religious paintings and then walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong (also known as Paro Dzong) which has a long and fascinating history. Afternoon visit Drukgyel Dzong, the ruined fortress from where Bhutanese repelled several invasion by Tibetan armies. Later visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom. Evening stroll at Paro town and explore some local handicrafts stores. Return at hotel. Overnight at Paro.
Day 04 – Excursion to Chele La (pass )
After breakfast proceed for an excursion to Chele La (pass) ( Alt. 3988 meters /13084 ft), considered to be one of the highest motor able passes in Bhutan. After driving through blue pine & rhododendron forest for 45 km ( Approx 1.30 hrs drive one way), reach Chele-la pass. Where on a clear day from this point one can have a superb views of Mount- Chomolhari & Jichu Drakey. This is a very good place to walk around for few minutes enjoying the view. Return at Paro. Evening is at leisure. Overnight at Paro.
Day 05 – Paro Departure
After breakfast drop to Paro airport for your onward journey.