Day 01: Arrive in Paro.
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: Thimphu – Punakha (2.5 Hrs)
Drive through Dochula pass at 3010m. If the weather is clear we enjoy a spectacular view of the highest mountains of Bhutan at a site that stretches almost 180 degrees. After a short tea break continue to sub tropical Punakha. Afternoon we will hike to Chimi Lhakhang, temple of fertility which is associated with religious arts of phallus.
Day 03: Observe Punakha Festivala (Punakha Drubchen, Punakha Tshechu, Talo Tshechu festivals, date will be advised on request)
We will spend whole day in the festival which will accompany with various mask dances and folk dancers along with jokers actions in the crowd.
Day 04: Observe Punakha Festival
We spend the first half of the day observing the festival and in the afternoon we proceed to visit Khamsum Yulay Temple, Wangdue excursion to visit Rinchingang.
Day 05: Punakha – Phobjikha (3 Hrs)
We visit Chimi Lhakhang on foot, the temple of fertility associated with religious art of phallus. En route visit Wangdi town and continue to Phobjikha over the second highest road pass on your trip at 3140m.Visit Gangtey Gompa, the largest and the only monastery of the Nyingmapa sect in western Bhutan.
Day 06: Explore around Phobjikha.
Phobjikha is a paradise for nature lovers and hikers. There are lots of great places for hikes around the valley. We visit Gangtey monastery, the richly renovated monastery offering rich architecture and paintings. We explore around Phobjikha.
Day 07: Phobjikha – Paro (8 Hrs)
We drive to Paro and visit the 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 old Paro town.
Day 08: Paro Sightseeing
Visit Kichu Lhakhang, one from the oldest temples in the country, historic Drukgyal Dzong (Fortress) and hike to Tiger’s Nest, the most revered temple in the country that literally hangs on a granite cliff overlooking the Paro Valley.
Day 09: Airport Departure
We transfer you to the airport for your onward journeys.