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Paro Family Holiday Packages

Is Paro a good place to plan a Family Holiday? Absolutely yes, Paro offers unadulterated environment, a perfect blend of culture and heritage with modern developments, making a magical place to explore and unwind with family. A Family holiday in Paro gives you the opportunity to connect, relax and rejuvenate in the majestic environment. What is the best Time to Visit Paro for families? The best time for a Family Holiday in Paro would be Mar – May and Sep – Nov. Dec – Feb can be a bit cold and Jun – Aug is the rainy season which will play spoilsport for the things to do in Paro. Duration for an ideal family holiday to Paro? Depending on your time and budget, an Ideal Paro Family Holiday Tour package could be of 3-4 days to cover the major attractions in Paro. How much does it cost to for a family holiday? Only Indian tourists and foreign residents have the flexibility to plan their own budget for a Paro Family Holiday excursion. For all others, tourists must pay US$250 per person per day (US$200 a day from December to February and June to August), with a US$40/30 surcharge per person for those in a group of one/two. This covers accommodation, transport in Bhutan, a guide, and food and entry fees. What are the Top Attractions in Paro for couples? Exploring some of the offbeat places or just indulging in experiencing the local attractions like the iconic Taktsang Monastery or the Museums are the top attractions in Paro. What are the top items in Paro Cuisine for family? Paro offers a perfect blend of traditional with modernisation not just in its lifestyle but also cuisine. The main items in Paro cuisine will be a blend of Indian and Bhutanese dishes. What is the best way to get around in Paro? Taking some long scenic walks or riding a bicycle to boarding a bus for more rustic feel to just hiring a taxi/car for a more relaxed travel, are all the options available to get around in Paro on Family Holiday.  What is the best way to reach Paro? The best way to reach Paro is by flight. Are there family packages offered in Paro? Yes, family packages to Paro are available and can also be customised to meet the visitors requirements. Is Summer a good time for family travel to Paro? Yes, infact summer season of Mar – May is the best time to travel to Paro for Family trip as the weather is perfect for outdoor activities.    
4 Day Package with 4 Star Accommodation in paro
Thimphu Paro

Package Itinerary

Day 1

Flying to Bhutan is one of the most spectacular in the entire Himalayas. Bhutan’s first gift to you as you disembark from the aircraft will be cool, clean fresh mountain air. After immigration formalities and baggage collection, you will be met by our representative and drive to Thimphu. On arrival in Thimphu, (altitude 2400m/7875ft) check-into the hotel. The capital town of Bhutan and the center of government, religion, and commerce, Thimphu is a unique city with an unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient traditions. Later enjoy the unique experience of Night tour of Thimphu to see the marvels of the city illuminated by light to show a different glimpse of the city. . In this tour, you would get a glimpse of beautiful city and the monuments such as the Memorial Chorten, Buddha View Point, BBS tower & Tashichoe Dzong Dinner.

Day 2

n the morning we will visit handmade paper mill, School of Arts and crafts (closed on Sundays, government holidays) where students learn 13 different arts used predominantly in Bhutan. Later visit national library & Simply Bhutan museum. Also experience Archery at the Museum Itself. Later drive pass by memorial chorten built in memory of the 3rd King. Visit Buddha viewpoint, Changangkha Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the valley, Enclosure where national animal, Takin are kept and Zilukha Nunnery. Dinner & Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu. Conclude the tour of the day with a visit of Trashichhoedzong; “fortress of the glorious religion”.This is the center of government and religion, site of monarch’s throne room and seat of Je Khenpo or Chief Abbot. Built-in 1641 by the political and religious unifier of Bhutan, Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, it was reconstructed in 1960s in traditional Bhutanese manner, without nails or architectural plans. In Evening free at leisure.

Day 3

The morning after breakfast drive back to Paro, follow the way back up the dramatic Wang Chhu and Paro Chhu river valleys, before crossing through Paro Town towards the north end of the valley. En route visit Simtokha Dzong, the place of profound tantric teaching, this dzong now houses a school for the study of the Dzongkha language. Later in the day after checking into the hotel, proceed to visit Ta Dzong, originally built as Watchtower, which now houses National Museum. The extensive collection includes antique thangka paintings, textiles, weapons & armor, household objects and a rich assortment of natural and historic artifacts. Then walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong, meaning (“fortress of the heap of jewels”), which has a long and fascinating history. Along the wooden galleries lining the inner courtyard are fine wall paintings illustrating Buddhist lore such as four friends, the old man of long life, the wheel of life, scenes from the life of Milarepa, Mount. Sumeru and other cosmic Mandala. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Day 4

The morning after breakfast, drive to Satsam Chorten. On arrival at the trail-head point, embark on a walking excursion to Taktshang Monastery: It is one of the most famous of Bhutan’s monasteries, perched on the side of a cliff 900m above the Paro valley floor. It is said that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery and hence it is called ‘Tiger’s Nest’. This site has been recognized as a most sacred place and visited by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1646 and now visited by all Bhutanese at least once in their lifetime. On 19 April 1998, a fire severely damaged the main structure of building but now this Bhutanese jewel has been restored to its original splendor. After the excursion of Tiger, Nest return Enjoy an amazing hot stone bath to rejuvenate yourself. Later return back to your hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 5

After early breakfast at the hotel, drive to the airport for flight to your onward destination. Our representative will help you with exit formalities and then bid you farewell.

Day

5 Day Package with 4 Star Accommodation in paro
Thimphu Punakha Paro

Package Itinerary

Day 1

Meet & Greet on arrival at Paro Airport and transfer to Thimphu (7,710 ft.) the capital city of Bhutan. On arrival check in at the hotel. Evening explore the Thimpu town by walk. Overnight stay at Thimphu.

Day 2

After breakfast visit Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Statue) a place for refreshing with a huge statue of Buddha on the top of the Kuensel Phodrang, National Memorial Chorten (Monument) & Folk Heritage Museum. Afternoon visit Sangaygang View Point, Changangkha Monastery, Taking Preserve Centre, The talking national animal of Bhutan can be seen here Tashichho Dzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion). Overnight stay at Thimphu.

Day 3

After breakfast drive to Punakha / Wangdue, On the way Stop at Dochu-La-Pass (3150 mts.). to view the higher Himalayas. Arrival at Punakha check in at hotel. After noon visit Punakha Dzong - built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. For many years until the time of the second king, it served as the seat of the Government. The Dzong was named Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang (Palace of Great Happiness). Punakha is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpo and King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck convened the first National Assembly here in 1952. After that take a short excursion trip to visit the Chhimi Lhakhang - The Temple, also known as "The Temple of Fertility" was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley, "The Devine Mad Man". Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay will be at Punakha / Wangdue.

Day 4

(Distance: 140 kms. / Driving Time: 5 hrs. / Altitude of Paro: 2280 mts.) After breakfast drive to Paro (7,483 ft.). On the way stop at Lamperi to visit Royal Botanical Park - The park contains a rich biodiversity of flora and fauna and features a huge species of plants and animals including endangered species. On arrival check in at the hotel. Afternoon visit Ta Dzong - National Museum with an excellent collection of arts, relics, religious thangkha, etc. Rinpung Dzong - Meaning "fortress of the heap of jewels". The dzong now serves as the administrative and judicial seat of Paro. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at Paro.

Day 5

After breakfast visit Drukgyel Dzong. Also visit famous Taktsang Monastery - called "Tiger's Nest" (2hrs hike from the base camp) & Kitchu Monastery. Overnight stay will be at Paro.

Day 6

After breakfast check out from hotel and drop at Paro Airport for your onward journey.

7 Day Package with 4 Star Accommodation in paro
Phuentsholing Thimphu Punakha Paro

Package Itinerary

Day 1

Meet & Greet on arrival at NJP Railway Station / IXB Airport and transfer to Phuentsholing - The Gateway of Bhutan by Road from India. It is a thriving commercial center on the northern edge of the Indian Plains. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at Phuentsholing.

Day 2

After breakfast complete the immigration formalities and transfer to Thimphu (7,710 ft.) the capital city of Bhutan. On arrival check in at the hotel. In the evening, visit the Tashichho Dzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion). Overnight stay at Thimphu.

Day 3

After breakfast visit Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Statue) a place for refreshing with a huge statue of Buddha on the top of the Kuensel Phodrang, National Memorial Chorten (Monument) & Folk Heritage Museum. Afternoon visit Sangaygang View Point, Changangkha Monastery, Takin Preserve Centre, the national animal of Bhutan can be seen here, Tashichho Dzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion). Overnight stay at Thimphu.

Day 4

After breakfast drive to Punakha / Wangdue, On the way Stop at Dochu-La-Pass (3150 mts.). to view the higher Himalayas. Arrival at Punakha check in at hotel. After noon visit Punakha Dzong - built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. For many years until the time of the second king, it served as the seat of the Government. The Dzong was named Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang (Palace of Great Happiness). Punakha is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpo and King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck convened the first National Assembly here in 1952. After that take, a short and easy hike to visit the Chhimi Lhakhang - The Temple, also known as “The Temple of Fertility” was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley, “The Devine Mad Man”. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at Punakha / Wangdue.

Day 5

After breakfast drive to Paro (7,483 ft.). On the way stop at Lamperi to visit Royal Botanical Park. On arrival check in at the hotel. Afternoon visit Ta Dzong - National Museum with an excellent collection of arts, relics, religious thangkha, etc. Rinpung Dzong - Meaning "fortress of the heap of jewels". The dzong now serves as the administrative and judicial seat of Paro. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at Paro.

Day 6 & 7 & 8

After breakfast hike to the famous Taktsang Monastery - called “Tiger’s Nest” (2hrs hike from the base camp). Later visit Drukgyel Dzong & Kyichu Monastery. Overnight stay at Paro. Next day, After breakfast check out from hotel and transfer to Phuentsholing. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at Phuentsholing. Last Day, Depart Phuentsholing.

6 Day Package with 4 Star Accommodation in paro
Thimphu Punakha Paro

Package Itinerary

Day 1

ARRIVE PARO - THIMPHU ( 60 KM / APPROX. 2 HOURS DRIVE ) Arrival transfer from airport in Paro to hotel in Thimphu, en route visit Tashichodzong (Private). Arrival transfer from airport in Paro to hotel in Thimphu, en route visit Tashichodzong (Private). Arrival transfer from airport in Paro to hotel in Thimphu, en route visit Tashichodzong (Private). The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at Wangchuk Hotel, Thimphu or similar.

Day 2

Breakfast Enjoy a city tour of Thimpu (Private). The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at Wangchuk Hotel, Thimphu or similar.

Day 3

Breakfast Transfer from hotel in Thimphu to hotel in Punakha, en route visit Dochula Pass (Private ). Visit the Punakha Dzong (Private). The rest of evening is at leisure. Overnight at Kingaling Hotel, Punakha or similar.

Day 4

Breakfast Transfer from hotel in Punakha to hotel in Paro (Private). The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at Namsay Choling Resort, Paro or similar.

Day 5

Breakfast Visit the National Museum, Paro Dzong and Kyichu Lhakhang (Private). The rest of the evening is at leisure. Overnight at Namsay Choling Resort, Paro or similar.

Day 6 & 7

Breakfast Enjoy a visit to Taktsang Lhakhang (Private). The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at Namsay Choling Resort, Paro or similar. Next day Breakfast Departure transfer from hotel to airport in Paro (Private).

6 Day Package with 4 Star Accommodation in paro
Thimphu Punakha Paro

Package Itinerary

Day 1

I-Fly Pune Tour’ guests will meet at Pune Airport as per their scheduled flight departure time and proceed to Paro. Upon arrival in Paro, proceed to Thimphu. We visit Tamzhing Lhakhang monastery and the oldest bridge. We have a short Meet N Greet session before dinner.

Day 2

Today we explore the city of Thimphu. We visit Motithang mini zoo, Buddha Dordenma Statue (subject to operation) Chang Gangkha, Tashichho Dzong, National Library and Handicrafts Centre.

Day 3

Today we proceed to the low lands of Punakha valley. En route, we enjoy white water rafting (subject to operation). We then visit Dochula pass and 108 memorial chortens also known as Druk Wangyal Chorten. On arrival at Punakha we visit Punakha Dzong.

Day 4

Today we proceed to Paro. Upon arrival we visit Drukgyel Dzong, which is also known as Victory Fortress, Paro Dzong, Ta-Dzong, which is also known as National Museum, Kyichu Lhakhang - one of the oldest and most sacred shrines in Bhutan.

Day 5

Today we proceed to Chele-la-Pass (subject to operation). Chele-la-Pass is the highest motorable pass in Bhutan. Chele-la is a mountain pass located in the western region of the Paro valley. It is located between the two most picturesque locations in Bhutan - Haa Valley and Paro Valley. Later we enjoy the Bhutanese cultural program.

Day 6 & 7

Today we visit Taktshang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest), a trek of total 12 km. In the evening, we enjoy shopping at the local market. Last day It’s time now to say goodbye to our tour companions. Let us be in contact with each other through email, Facebook…. And meet again on yet another memorable tour. See you all!! ‘I-Fly Pune Tour’ guests will proceed to the airport as per the group flight schedule. Tour concludes.

4 Day Package with 4 Star Accommodation in paro
Thimphu Paro

Package Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Thimpu from Paro via Private Non AC SUV (Standard) - Non AC Thimpu Check-in to Hotel in Thimpu

Day 2

Breakfast at Hotel in Thimpu, Visit to : Simtokha Dzong Memorial Chorten Buddha Dordenma

Day 3

Breakfast at Hotel in Thimphu Checkout from Hotel in Thimpu Private Non AC SUV (Standard) - Non AC for transfer from Thimpu to Paro National Museum of Paro Kyichu Lakhang Paro Check-in to Hotel in Paro

Day 4

Breakfast at Hotel in Paro Visit: Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest)

Day 5

Breakfast at Hotel in Paro Checkout from Hotel in Paro

Day

4 Day Package with 4 Star Accommodation in paro
Thimphu Paro

Package Itinerary

Day 1

Fly into Himalayas with Druk Air, Bhutan's National Air Carrier. As the aircraft enters the Paro valley, look down and you will see the Paro Dzong on the hillside overlooking Paro Chu (river) with Ta Dzong, formerly a watchtower and now the National Museum, above it. Received by our representative at the airport and transfer to Thimphu, the modern capital town of Bhutan. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.

Day 2

After breakfast, sightseeing in Thimphu valley including visit to the following: the National Library, housing an extensive collection of priceless Buddhist manuscripts; the Institute for Zorig Chusum (commonly known as the Painting School) where students undergo a 6-year training course in Bhutan’s 13 traditional arts and crafts. Later visit Textile and Folk Heritage Museum, a fascinating testimony of the Bhutanese material culture and living traditions. After lunch, visit King's Memorial Chorten continuously circumambulated by people, murmuring mantras and spinning their prayer wheels.Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.

Day 3

After breakfast drive to Paro en route visit Simtokha Dzong. This dzong, built in 1627 is the oldest in Bhutan. It now houses the Institute for Language and Culture Studies. Afternoon in Paro, visit Ta Dzong, once a watchtower, built to defend Rinpung Dzong during inter-valley wars of the 17th century, Ta Dzong was inaugurated as Bhutan’s National Museum in 1968. Afterwards, walk down a hillside trail to visit Rinpung Dzong. Built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal , the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan, the Dzong houses the monastic body of Paro, the office of the Dzongda (district administrative head) and Thrimpon (judge) of Paro district. The approach to the Dzong is through a traditional covered bridge called Nemi Zam. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Day 4

After breakfast drive up the valley to view the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong. It was from here that the Bhutanese repelled several invading Tibetan armies during the 17th century. Then take an excursion to Taktsang Monastery, the most famous of Bhutanese monasteries. It is said that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery hence it is called “Tiger’s Nest”. The excursion to monastery takes about 5 hours for round trip. While return to Paro town visit en route Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Day 5

After early breakfast at the hotel, drive to the airport for flight to your onward destination. Our representative will help you with exit formalities and then bid you farewell.

Day

5 Day Package with 4 Star Accommodation in paro
Thimphu Punakha Paro

Package Itinerary

Day 1

Once you arrive in Paro, you will be received by our representative and guide who will transfer you to your hotel in Thimphu. Upon arrival, proceed for check-in at your hotel. Depending on arrival time, we can proceed for city sightseeing or relax in the hotel. Visit interesting weekend market (Thu-Sun). Vegetable vendors from different pockets of the country come to sell their products.

Day 2

In the morning we will visit Handmade paper mill, School of Arts and crafts (closed on Sundays, government holidays) where students learn 13 different arts used predominantly in Bhutan. We will also visit nearby folk heritage museum and National Library before lunch. After lunch, drive pass by Memorial Chorten built in memory of the 3rd King. Visit Buddha viewpoint, Changangkha Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the valley, Enclosure where national animal, Takin are kept and Zilukha Nunnery. Overnight in Thimphu

Day 3

Today’s drive passes through Dochula pass at 3150 making the most beautiful pass in Bhutan. 108 Druk Wangyel Chortens built over the pass by queen mother in 2003 marks the pass more important than another passes. When the weather permits one can enjoy a spectacular view of the highest mountains of Bhutan at a sight that stretches almost 180 degrees. After a photo break, we will continue our drive to warm valley of Punakha. On arrival, check into the hotel. Afternoon, we will visit the most beautiful Punakha Dzong, which houses the most elaborate temple in the country. The Dzong, showcase the finest example of the arts and crafts of Bhutan. Overnight in Punakha, altitude 1350m

Day 4

On arrival proceed for a rafting adventure. Mo Chu river originating in the mountainous hills of Northern Bhutan and Pho Chu river fed by Glaciers in upper Punakha glacial valley offer tremendous rafting opportunity. The Pho Chu river, with its approx 16 km course with about 15 rapids of class 2-4 and Mo Chu river with 10 Km course with 10 rapids of class 2 - 2+ are chosen for our white water rafting packages in Bhutan. After the confluence of these two rivers near Punakha Dzong, the main river is known as Puna Tsang Chu which offers even more exciting river run acknowledged mostly for its culturally stimulating and exciting rapids.During this meticulously organized river rafting trip, your journey through the most scenic and secluded miles featuring incredibly blue water, breath-taking alpine scenery, sighting world’s rarest birds and amazing rapids on the backdrop of striking 17th century Punakha Dzong. Back at hotel Overnight at the hotel in Punakha

Day 5

We will retrace the drive back to Paro. En route we will visit Chimi Lhakhang on foot, the temple of fertility associated with religious art of phallus. Afternoon we will visit National Museum, the first of its kind which has a collection from natural history to religious paintings. Visit 17 century Paro Dzong (Fortress) on foot and continue walking through the oldest wooden bridge still in use. Visit Kichu Lhakhang, one from the two oldest temples built in 7th century. Evening stroll old Paro town and peep into some local handicrafts stores. Overnight in Paro, altitude 2200m.

Day 6

Take away the sweet memories of Bhutan. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

7 Day Package with 4 Star Accommodation in paro
Thimphu Punakha Phobjikha Paro

Package Itinerary

Day 1 & 2

Once you arrive in Paro, you will be received by our representative and guide who will transfer you to your hotel in Thimphu. Upon arrival, proceed for check-in at your hotel. Depending on arrival time, we can proceed for city sightseeing or relax in the hotel. Visit interesting weekend market (Thu-Sun). Vegetable vendors from different pockets of the country come to sell their products. Next day In the morning we will visit Handmade paper mill, School of Arts and crafts (closed on Sundays, government holidays) where students learn 13 different arts used predominantly in Bhutan. We will also visit nearby folk heritage museum and National Library before lunch. After lunch, drive pass by Memorial Chorten built in memory of the 3rd King. Visit Buddha viewpoint, Changangkha Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the valley, Enclosure where national animal, Takin are kept and Zilukha Nunnery. Overnight in Thimphu

Day 3

Today’s drive passes through Dochula pass at 3150 making the most beautiful pass in Bhutan. 108 Druk Wangyel Chortens built over the pass by queen mother in 2003 marks the pass more important than another passes. When the weather permits one can enjoy a spectacular view of the highest mountains of Bhutan at a sight that stretches almost 180 degrees. After a photo break, we will continue our drive to warm valley of Punakha. On arrival, check into the hotel. Afternoon, we will visit the most beautiful Punakha Dzong, which houses the most elaborated temple in the country. The Dzong, showcase the finest example of the arts and crafts of Bhutan. Overnight in Punakha, altitude 1350m

Day 4

Check out of the hotel and visit Chimi Lhakhang on foot, the temple of fertility associated with religious art of phallus. En route visit Wangdi ruin Dzong and continue to Phobjikha over the pass at 3140m.Visit Gangtey Gompa, the largest and the only monastery of the Nyingmapa sect in western Bhutan. Evening relax in your hotel or take a stroll. Overnight in Phobjikha, altitude 2900m

Day 5

After early breakfast drive to Paro. Afternoon we will visit National Museum, the first of its kind which has a collection from natural history to religious paintings. Visit 17 century Paro Dzong (Fortress) on foot and continue walking through the oldest wooden bridge still in use. Visit Kichu Lhakhang, one from the two oldest temples built in 7th century. Evening stroll old Paro town and peep into some local handicrafts stores. Overnight in Paro, altitude 2200m Highlights Phobjikha to Paro (200Kms/ 6hrs)

Day 6

After breakfast proceed for a day excursion to Haa valley. Drive through Chelela Pass, your highest point of the trip at 3988m from where we can view spectacular views of both Haa valley and Paro valley. If the weather permits one can view the most scared mountain in the country Mt. Jomolhari (7314m). Lunch in the town after returning back from Chelela Pass then relax in the hotel. Overnight in Paro

Day 7 & 8

After breakfast In the morning, we will hike to Tiger’s Nest Temple, the most revered temple in the country that literally hangs on a granite cliff overlooking the Paro valley at 900m above the valley floor. The temple is associated with Guru Rimpoche who visited in 8th century and believed to have meditated three months in this cave and converted entire valley into Buddhism. It is 2 hours walk up hill for an average hiker, however it can take our almost entire day too. Evening back to the hotel and relax. Overnight in Paro . Last day Take away the sweet memories of Bhutan .Transfer to airport for your departure flight. END OF TOUR / SERVICES

6 Day Package with 4 Star Accommodation in paro
Thimphu Punakha Paro

Package Itinerary

Day 1

Druk Airways flight to Bhutan is one of the most spectacular in the entire Himalayas. Bhutan’s first gift to you as you disembark from the aircraft will be cool, clean fresh mountain air. After immigration formalities and baggage collection, you will be met by our representative and drive to Thimphu. On arrival in Thimphu, (altitude 2400m/7875ft) check-into the hotel. The capital town of Bhutan and the center of government, religion, and commerce, Thimphu is a unique city with an unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient traditions. Later enjoy the unique experience of Night tour of Thimphu to see the marvels of the city illuminated by light to show a different glimpse of the city. In this tour, you would get a glimpse of a beautiful city and the monuments such as the Memorial Chorten, Buddha View Point, BBS tower & Tashichoe Dzong Dinner.

Day 2

In the morning we will visit handmade paper mill, School of Arts and crafts (closed on Sundays, government holidays) where students learn 13 different arts used predominantly in Bhutan. Later visit national library & Simply Bhutan museum. Also experience Archery at the Museum Itself. Later drive pass by memorial chorten built in memory of the 3rd King. Visit Buddha viewpoint, Changangkha Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the valley, Enclosure where national animal, Takin are kept and Zilukha Nunnery. Dinner & Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu. Conclude the tour of the day with a visit of Trashichhoedzong; “fortress of the glorious religion”.This is the center of government and religion, site of monarch’s throne room and seat of Je Khenpo or Chief Abbot. In Evening free.

Day 3

After breakfast at hotel, drive to Punakha across Dochula pass at 3, 080 m. Continue to drive along scenic highway passing through the orchard, alpine forests and small villages to Punakha. Enroute take a short excursion to Chimi Lakhang situated on a hillock in the center of the valley, is dedicated to Lama Drukpa Kuenley, who in the late 15th century used humor, songs and outrageous behavior to dramatize his teachings and due to this also known as ‘Divine Madman’. This temple is also known as the temple of fertility. It is widely believed that couples who do not have children and wanting one, if they pray at this temple, they are usually blessed with a child very soon. It is about 30-minute walk across the field from the road to the temple. The trail leads across rice fields to the tiny settlement of Pana, meaning ‘field’. It then follows a tiny stream downhill to Yoaka and across more fields before making a short climb to Chimi Lhakhang. Punakha (alt. 1300m/4265ft) - Punakha served as the capital of Bhutan before Thimphu and is still the winter seat of Je Khenpo (the chief abbot). Blessed with temperate climate and owing to its natural drainage from Pho Chhu (male) and Mo Chhu (female) rivers, the Punakha valley produces abundant crops and fruits. Evening at leisure in Punakha.

Day 4

After breakfast, proceed for a day trip to the beautiful Phobjika Valley and Goempa Monastery. Overnight in Punakha.

Day 5

After breakfast drive back to Paro descending back down from Dochu La, follow the way back up the dramatic Wang Chhu and Paro Chhu river valleys, before crossing through Paro Town towards the north end of the valley. En route visit Simtokha Dzong, the place of profound tantric teaching, this dzong now houses a school for the study of the Dzongkha language. Later in the day after checking into the hotel, proceed to visit Ta Dzong, originally built as Watchtower, which now houses National Museum. The extensive collection includes antique thangka paintings, textiles, weapons & armor, household objects and a rich assortment of natural and historic artifacts. Then walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong, meaning (“fortress of the heap of jewels”), which has a long and fascinating history. Along the wooden galleries lining the inner courtyard are fine wall paintings illustrating Buddhist lore such as four friends, the old man of long life, the wheel of life, scenes from the life of Milarepa, Mount. Sumeru and other cosmic Mandala. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Day 6 & 7

The morning after breakfast, drive to Satsam Chorten. On arrival at the trail-head point, embark on a walking excursion to Taktshang Monastery: It is one of the most famous of Bhutan’s monasteries, perched on the side of a cliff 900m above the Paro valley floor. It is said that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery and hence it is called ‘Tiger’s Nest’. This site has been recognized as a most sacred place and visited by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1646 and now visited by all Bhutanese at least once in their lifetime. On 19 April 1998, a fire severely damaged the main structure of building but now this Bhutanese jewel has been restored to its original splendor. After the excursion of Tiger, Nest return Enjoy an amazing hot stone bath to rejuvenate yourself. Later return back to your hotel for dinner and an overnight stay. Overnight at the hotel in Paro. Last Day After early breakfast at the hotel, drive to the airport for flight to your onward destination. Our representative will help you with exit formalities and then bid you farewell.

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