As recently as 1961 all entry into Bhutan was still on horseback. Druk-yul, the land of the thunder dragon is only just emerging from the mists of its self-imposed isolation. The last Shangri-la is an exotic land of high mountains and lush valleys, snow clad peaks with clear running springs, a pristine ecology and an incredible wealth of wildlife.
A most striking feature of Bhutan is its architecture. The style and color, which characterize every building and house in the kingdom, is a distinct source of aesthetic pleasure. The Dzongs themselves – imposing 17th century structures built on a grand scale without drawing and without a single nail, is outstanding examples of the best in Bhutanese architecture. Patterns of rich colors adorn every wall, beam, pillar and door in traditional splendor.
Day 1: Arrival- Paro – Thimphu (1hrs drive)
Buddha Point Tour
Zorig Choesum Musem
Takin Sanctuary tour
TashiChoDzong Tour (fortress)
Day 2: Thimphu Local Sightseeing
Paper making factory
Folk Heritage Museum
Centenary farmer’s market (open from Thursday-Sunday)
Craft market and town tour
Day 3: Thimphu- Punakha (2.5 hrs drive)
Dochula Pass Tour (108 stupa tour)
Punakha Dzong Tour (fortress)
Day 4: Punakha- Bumthang (8-10hrs drive)
It will be a continuous journey towards Bumthang and we will be passing through Trongsa Dzong (fortress) where we will stop for a picture. In between we will have tea breaks and a lunch break.
Day 5: Bumthang Localsightseeing
Hike to Tamzhing Goempa (temple)
Tour of Jambay Lhakhang (temple)
Jakar Dzong Tour (fortress)
The burning lake
Short hike to Thangbi Valley (you will be crossing the suspension bridge)
Day 6: Bumthang to Gangtey (7-8hrs drive)
Day 7: Gangtey Local Sightseeing
Phojikha Valley- home of the Black Necked Cranes (November- March)
Enjoy the view of beautiful Phojikha Valley and relax with a hot stone bath.
Day 8: Gangtey to Paro (6hrs drive)
South Thimphu Valley
Ta Dzong Museum
Day 9: Paro Taktsang hike
A day hike to Tiger’s nest
Rest and enjoy the beautiful Paro Valley
Day 10: Departure from Paro International Airport
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