Day 01. Arrive Paro.
During this flight, one will experience breathtaking views of Mt. Everest, Kanchen Junga and other Himalayan peaks including the sacred Chomolhari and Mt. Jichu Drake in Bhutan. On arrival at Paro our representative will meet you outside the arrival hall and escort you to Thimphu. The drive to Thimphu from Paro is approx. 2 hours and covers a distance of nearly 41 miles. On arrival check in at the hotel and proceed for lunch. Relax in the afternoon and later in the evening walk around the city. Stay overnight in Thimphu.
Day 02. Thimpu.
After breakfast enjoy a full day tour of Thimphu, visiting the National Library School of Fine Arts Royal Dance Academy; handmade paper studio; Zandog Pelri and Changgangkha temples; Drubthrob nunnery; Folk and Textile Museums; King's Memorial Chorten; Tashichhodzong, site of the Dragon Throne and main monastery of the Je Khenpo ; Handicraft Center; and a scenic drive above the valley to see the small Takin zoo.
Day 03. Thimpu to Trongsa via wangdiphodrang
After an early breakfast take the scenic drive on the mountain route towards the former Capital of Bhutan passing through Dochu La Pass (Alt. 10,000 Ft). On a clear day one can view stunning scenery of Himalayan ranges.
Day 04. Trongsa-Jakar,
This morning after breakfast climb up to the watchtower to see relics of the Tibetan warrior-king Gesar of Ling, before continuing over the Yotong La pass, through beautiful countryside, golden fields and rural villages where red chilies are drying on the rooftops, to the legendary Bumthang valleys.
Day 05.Tang Valley,
Bumthang is considered the most sacred and religious of all the valleys in Bhutan.
Day 06. Full day Jakar Sightseeing
Day 07. Bhumthang- Gangtey
Depart Bumthang and re-cross the Pele La pass (glorious views!) following the National Highway to the forest road, which leads up to the remote and beautiful Gangtey valley.
Day 08. Gangtey Punkha,
In the morning after breakfast visit the remote and beautiful Gangtey valley, site of the only Nyingmapa (Old Sect) monastery west of the Black Mountains. After lunch, drive on to Punakha. Arrive and check in at the hotel. Later visit the Punakha Dzong.
Day 09. Punkha-Paro
This morning after breakfast drive on to Paro via Thimphu visiting enroute the 108 stupas dedicated to His Majesty the King by her Majesty the Queen Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuk. After lunch drive further to Paro via Simthoka Dzong, the oldest in Bhutan. Arrive Paro and check in at the hotel.
Day 10. Paro,
The highlight of this day will be a hike to Taktsang retreat at Taktsang monastery (Tiger's Nest). This is about 3 hrs walk uphill and can also be done on horseback and rest.
Day 11. Final Departure