Duration : 5 Days
TOUR CODE - IHP008
Day 01: Arrives Paro.
Arrive Paro by Royal Bhutan Airline Druk Air, the only national carrier. The flight offers you beautiful view of mountains and landscapes. On arrival and after visa formalities you will be welcomed by the representative of Himalaya Wayfarer, Bhutan based Mysterious Bhutan Tours and adventures. Afternoon, visit the ruined fortress Drugyal Dzong, which defended the Paro valley from Tibetan invasion from the north in the early 17th century. On clear weather, Mount Jomolhari 7320 meters can be seen from the dzong. Evening time at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Paro to Thimphu.
In the morning after breakfast in the hotel, drive to Thimphu. It is about an hour drive and on the way, walk on the suspension iron chain bridge said to have built by Thanthong Gyalpo in 12th century. Continue drive to Thimphu and about 7 km to reaching Thimphu, have a glimpse of Simtokha dzong built in 1629. On reaching Thimphu, check into the hotel and after lunch, visit National memorial chorten and then to drive to visit Buddha Dordenma the largest Buddha statue in the world. Visit Motithang mini zoo to see the rare "Takin" national animal of Bhutan and drive further down with good view of the Thimphu valley. Visit the National Folk heritage, which provides you a glimpse of lifestyle, items and artifacts of Bhutanese villages and rural households. Here one can see the rural setting and flavor which has been well-preserved and see paddy, wheat and millet fields, a traditional water-mill with mill stones more than 150 years old, traditional style kitchen gardens with vegetables that were grown over the past 100 years and the famous traditional hot stone bath. Evening walk around the market and at night at Hotel
Day 03: Thimphu – Punakha
In the morning right after breakfast, visit the National Institute of Zorig Chusum. It refers to the thirteen traditional visual arts and crafts that Bhutanese have practiced for generations. The zorig chusum arts are represented at the Festival through: painting, carving, sculpture, calligraphy, carpentry, gold- and silversmithing, bamboo work, wood turning, weaving and embroidery, pottery, blacksmithing, masonry, and incense stick making. Visit Textile museum and after lunch, drive to Punakha which is about 3 hours drive from Thimphu. En route stop at Dochu-La Pass 3150 meters from where you can see breath taking Mount Gangkhar Puensum with other seven mountains, Gangkhar Puensum is the highest mountain in Bhutan. From Dochu-La, The road descends through the ever-changing tress reaching the Punakha valley. There at Punakha, visit the most impressive Punakha Dzong at the location in between two Rivers, Pho- Chu and Mo- Chu (Male and Female River). This remarkable fortress has survived many glacial floods and fire. Night at Hotel
Day 04: Punakha – Paro.
In the morning hike Chimi Lhakhang, the temple of fertility. The hike will take about half an hour. Childless couples come from all over the country to ask for children and it is widely believed that their prayers are answered. Continue journey to Paro and en route visit Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress built in 1629 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. Evening reach Paro and night in Hotel
Day 05: Departure
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure and very soon the glimpse of Bhutan tour ends as you fly back home.