Day 1: Paro. Arrive at Paro, clear immigration and customs. I will meet as you exit the airport, and take you to the hotel. Orientation. Visit the National Museum of Bhutan and Paro Dzong. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Sightseeing in Paro Valley. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Taktshang. Walk/hike to Tiger's Nest, Taktshang Monastery. Lunch at Taktshang tea house with its spectacular view of the famous monastery. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Punakha. Morning drive to Punakha via the Dochu Pass, from where, on clear days, there is a great view of the Himalayas. Punakha and Wangdi valleys sightseeing in the afternoon. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Bumthang. Early morning drive to Bumthang. Midway lunch at Chendebji Chorten. Overnight at lodge.
Day 6: Bumthang valley sightseeing. Overnight at lodge.
Day 7: Trekking begins with 6 hour, 12 km walk between Bumthang and Ngang Lhakang, at a maximum altitude of about 2900m.
Day 8: Nagang Lhakang to Ugyen Choling, 7-8 hours, 16 km walk at about the same altitude.
Day 9: Ugyen Choling to Jakar, our trek ends with a short 3 hour walk along the river. Overnight at lodge.
Day 10: Bumthang / Punakha. Lunch again at Chendebji Chorten. On route visit the Trongsa Dzong. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Thimphu. Morning drive to Thimphu. Time for curio and souvenir shopping. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12: Thimphu. Sightseeing in Thimphu valley area, including Dzongs, monasteries, and nunnery. Evening drive to Paro. Farewell dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 13: Departure. Drive to airport in time to check in for your early morning departure.
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