Paro valley extends from the confluence of the Paro Chhu and the Wang Chhu rivers at Chuzom upto Mt. Jomolhari at the Tibetan border to the North. This picturesque region is one of the widest valleys in the kingdom and is covered in fertile rice fields and has a beautiful, crystalline river meandering down the valley.
Thimphu is the most modern city in Bhutan with an abundance of restaurants, internet cafes, nightclubs and shopping centers, however it still retains its’ cultural identity and values amidst the signs of modernization.
Punakha valley has a pleasant climate with warm winters and hot summers. It is located at an average elevation of 1200 meters above sea level. Owing to the favorable climatic conditions, rice grows very well in this region and is the main cash crop cultivated here.
Phojikha/Gangtey valley is the habitat of rare and endangered Black Necked Cranes that roost there during their annual migrations. The residents of the valley have garnered much acclaim for their conservation efforts to preserve the habitat of these beautiful birds.
Day 1: Arrival- Paro – Thimphu Valley (1hrs drive)
Buddha Point Tour
Zorig Choesum Musem
Takin Sanctuary tour
TashiChoDzong Tour (fortress)
Day 2: Thimphu Valley 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 Valley (2.5 hrs drive)
Dochula Pass Tour (108 stupa tour)
Punakha Dzong Tour (fortress)
Day 4: Punakha – Gangtey Valley (3hrs drive)
Phojikha Valley- home of the Black Necked Cranes (November- March)
Enjoy the view of beautiful Phojikha Valley and relax with a hot stone bath.
(We can arrange homestay at Phojikha Valley and also if you wish you relax in this beautiful peaceful valley, we can add another day for that in the itinerary).
Day 5: Gangtey Valley- Paro Valley (6hrs drive)
Stop at Thimphu Valley for lunch
Paro Dzong (fortress) tour
Ta- Dzong museum
Paro town tour
Day 6: Paro Taktsang hike
A day hike to Tiger’s nest
Day 7: Departure from Paro International Airport
Note: Email us for detailed itinerary.
We also make customized itineraries according to your interests, choice and time.
Important note: We will not be conducting road trips toward Bumthang Valley from June-September 2018 due to the landslides occurring from the road widening works. However, you do have the choice to fly to Bumthang from Paro. Email us for more details on this.