(B: BREAKFAST, L: LUNCH, D: DINNER)
|Day 1||Paro – Thimphu||Ramada Valley||L, D|
|Day 2||Thimphu – Phunakha / Wangdue||Green Resort||B, L, D|
|Day 3||Punakha / Wangdue – Paro||Naksel Resort||B, L, D|
|Day 4||Paro||Naksel Resort||B, L, D|
Upon arrival at Paro – the only one airport in the country, transfer to Thimphu (1 hour drive) a bustling town on the banks of the Thimphu Chhu and set gloriously in the hills of the Thimphu valley. It is home to the Bhutanese Royal Family, the Royal Government to several foreign missions and development projects, Bhutan’s only golf course. Thimphu is the only capital city in the world that has no McDonald, Starbucks, bill boards and traffic lights. It is also a place for trekking, bicycling, motor biking and bird watching.
Later after check in, you will visit Memorial Chorten, Kuenschholing View Point (Largest sitting Buddha), and Tashichho Dzong (Fortress) which houses the secretariat building, the throne room and the office of the king.
Punakha narrates lots on the histories of Bhutan. It served as the capital of the country from 1637 to 1907 and the first national assembly was hosted here in 1953. It has the second oldest and second largest dzong in Bhutan and one of the most majestic structures in the country. On October 13, 2011, the wedding of the 5th King of Bhutan, was held at the Punakha Dzong. This place boasts of low altitude trek, rafting, kayaks, camping, bicycling and birdwatching.
Hand Made Paper Factory: The handmade paper making in Bhutan stemmed from the age old tradition originated in 8th century of Bhutanese history.
On the way to Punakha we come across Dochula Pass which is a popular location as it offers a stunning 360 degree panoramic view of Himalayan mountain range. Fertility Temple: This Temple was built by lam Drukpa Kuenley (The Divine Madman) in 1499. His style of teaching was thought shocking, insulting and including obscene behavior.
This beautiful valley is home to many Bhutan’s oldest monasteries and temples. The country’s only airport is in Paro. The valley is also home to Mt Jumolhari (7,300m/24090ft) situated at the northern end of the valley whose glacier water forms the Pachu flowing through the valley. This is also the home to some of the famous Treks such as Jumolhari and Druk Path trek.
Visit Talo Village: The village of Talo (alt. 2,800m/9240ft) which is scattered along the hill slopes, known for its cleanliness and hygiene among Punakha villages. Interact with the people and school children. Punakha Nunnery: Perched on a ridge amid pine trees and overlooking valleys of Punakha and Wangduephodrang, gleams the magnificent structures of Nunnery Temple. Punakha Dzong (Fortress): Built in 1637 this majestic fortress is built in-between two rivers. The fortress also boasts about displaying itself of unique Bhutanese architecture.
Later drive back to Paro.
After breakfast, hike to Tiger’s Nest: This is Bhutan’s most recognizable cultural icon perched 800m/2640ft up a seemingly sheer cliff.
Farm House visit: Picturesque farm houses dot the valley amongst fields and hillsides. We welcome you to enjoy the hospitality of the Paro farmers. Archery Practice: Archery is the Bhutan’s national game and the distance of the target is around 150 meters. Paro Town: Stroll around a tiny Paro town, interact with the people and perhaps take pictures with children and look for souvenirs that might interest you.
Later spent a night in a Home Stay with the families to interact more personally and locally.
After breakfast, transfer to airport for departure flight.