Day01: Fly to Paro ( 2289m.)
After landing at Paro and immigration and custom formalities, our guide will receive you and transfer to your hotel. Check into your hotel, afternoon visit Kyichu Lhakhang, oldest temple in the country, further drive to north end of Paro valley and visit Drukgyel Ruin Dzong. Evening explore tiny Paro town.
Day 02: Observe Paro Festival ( The festival falls in April, date will be advised on request)
Whole day attend the annual Paro Tshechu, Bhutan’s largest and most resplendent festival. Masked dancers perform ritualized reenactments of mythical struggles between good and evil forces. Accompanied by Tibetan musicians and the antics of the sacred clowns (atsaras), the Tshechu is a fascinating visual and cultural spectacle unique to Bhutan.
Day 03: Observe Paro Festival and Visit to Tiger’s Nest.
In The morning we observe the festival and in the afternoon drive north end of Paro valley and hike to Tiger’s Nest, the most revered temple in the country that literally hangs on a granite cliff overlooking the Paro Valley at 900m above the valley. The hike will take about 2 hours uphill for an average hiker.
Day 04: Paro – Thimphu (1.5 Hrs)
We check out from the hotel and drive to Thimphu, capital city of Bhutan. On arrival check into the hotel. Afternoon visit Memorial Chorten built in the memory of our late 3rd king, further drive to Buddha viewpoint. We have magnificent view of the whole valley from here; visit Changangkha Lhakhang, oldest temple in the valley.
Day 05: Thimphu – Punaka (2.5 Hrs)
Morning visit the traditional Hand Made Paper Mill, School of Arts and Crafts where students learn 13 different arts used predominantly in Bhutan, Folk Heritage Museum, National Library and the Traditional Institute of Medicine. Drive to the Zilukha nunnery to meet the nuns and interact with them. Lunch in the town and drive to Punakha through Dochula pass (3200 mts) If the weather permits one can enjoy a spectacular view of the highest mountains of Bhutan at a sight that stretches almost 180 degrees. Walk around the 108 stupas and continue to sub tropical valley of Punakha.
Day 06: Punakha Exploration
We drive to visit Punakha Dzong (fortress), which houses the most elaborated temple in the country. This is a fine example of Bhutanese rich Art and Architecture. Drive further up to visit the Souvenir Making Center for girls supported by Youth Development Fund. Interact with the students and back to the hotel for lunch. After lunch we visit the temple of Khamsum Yuley Lakhang or the temple of Chimi Lakhang, the temple of fertility associated with religious art of phallus.
Day 07 Punakha – Paro (3.5 Hrs)
We drive back to Paro. After lunch, visit national museum of Paro, the first of its kind which has a collection from natural history to religious paintings. We could get some opportunity to see the traditional game, Archery match going on.
Day 08: Airport Transfer
We transfer you to Paro airport for the flight to your onward journeys.