Day 1: Arrival at Paro

Paro Elevation: 2,280 m

Upon arrival you will be welcomed and escorted to your lodge/hotel by your host/guide from Ratna Yoebar Tours. Your guide will take you for a stroll around the vibrant town of Paro in the evening. Welcome dinner and overnight stay at Paro.

Attractions of the day:

  • Paro Dzong or the Rinpung Dzong – ‘Fortress of the heap of Jewels’.
  • Ta Dzong: It is the National Museum, a conical watch tower overlooking the Rinpung Dzong.
Day 2: Paro to Thimphu

Thimphu Elevation: 2,320 m

After breakfast at Paro, we will drive to the capital city Thimphu (58 km 2:00 hrs). The capital city houses the seat of the Government, many glittering monuments, temples, museums, monasteries and dzongs. Dinner and overnight stay at Thimphu.

Attractions of the day:

  • The Memorial Stupa
  • Folk Heritage Museum
  • Changangkha Lhakhang
  • Trashichhodzong
  • Buddha Point, The 169 feet Buddha Dordenma statue, largest Statue of Buddha in the world.
  • Weaving Center
  • Handicraft Stores
Day 3: Thimphu to Punakha

Altitude 1310 m, Distance 72 km, 3 hours drive

Attractions of the day:

  • Punakha Dzong: The second of Bhutan’s Dzongs built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Rinpoche. The official name is Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang, which translates as “The Palace of Great Bliss”
  • Chhimi Lhakhang: The fertility temple dedicated to Lama Drukpa Kuenley, a Tibetan Buddhist saint and a folk hero popularly known as “The Divine Madman” (1455-1529).
Day 4: Punakha Festival

Attend Punakha Festival in the impressive courtyard of Punakha Dzong. Overnight stay at Punakha.

Day 5: Punakha Festival

Attend Punakha Festival in the morning and hike to Khamsum Yuelley Namgay Chorten in the afternoon. Overnight stay at Punakha.

  • Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten: The chorten contains the images of all the manifestation of the wrathful Dorji Phurpa (Vajra Kila). It was built by the Royal Family of Bhutan to help remove negative forces and promote peace, stability and harmony in the changing world, and for the well-being and long life of our beloved monarchs.
Day 6: Punakha to Thimphu

Altitude 2,320m, Distance 72km, 3hours drive

Drive to Thimphu, and in the evening, we shall visit Handicraft Emporium and take an evening stroll around Thimphu town.

Day 7: Thimphu to Paro

Travel to Paro. Full day sightseeing in and around Paro valley. Dinner and overnight at Paro.

Attractions of the day:

  • Kichu Lhakhang: one of the 108 temples built by the Tibetan king Songsten Gampo in the 7th century to subdue an ogress. There is another temple said to be built on the same day called Jampey Lhakhang in Bumthang.
  • Dungtse Lhakhang: An unusual Chorten-like temple that was built in 1433 by the iron-bridge builder Thangthong Gyalpo.
  • Drugyel Dzong: The ruins of the Drugyal Dzong, “The Fortress of the Victorious Drukpa People” stands on a scenic knoll at one end of Paro valley. It was built in 1646 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel to commemorate victory over Tibetan invasions.
Day 8: Taktshang Monastery

We hike up through pine forests to the striking monastic retreat of Taktshang. The Taktshang or “The Tiger’s Nest Monastery” clings precariously to a cliff of 3,000 feet above the Paro Valley. The legend has it that Guru Rinpoche flew to the site of the monastery on the back of a tigress, a manifestation of his consort Yeshe Tshogyal, to subdue a local demon. He then meditated in a cave for three months. For the local people it is a place of pilgrimage, but for a tourist, a hike up to the view point opposite the monastery is exhausting, thrilling and a mystical experience.

Total Hiking Time: About 4 Hours

Day 9: Departure

Depart from Paro International Airport to your homeland. Your Guide will escort you to bid you farewell and a safe journey back home.


Note: The itineraries can be tailored to suit your interest and convenience.

The tour cost is inclusive of:

  • The accommodation in standard hotels
  • Government Taxes
  • Entry fees
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Ground Transportation
  • Meals – B/L/D
  • Trekking equipment’s if you are in Trekking Tour

The Tour Price doesn’t Include your :

  • Airfare
  • Bar bill
  • Laundry and Phone calls
  • Guide and Driver tipping
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