Day 1: Arrive Paro. You will have a breathtaking journey by Drukair to Paro. On arriving Paro Airport you will be welcomed and escorted by our company representative to the hotel. Then you can go for sightseeing at Paro Town or spend your leisure time in the hotel.
Afternoon visit Ta Dzong, National Museum which is equipped with thanka paintings, textiles, ancient weapons and art and architecture.Over night in Paro. Also visit National Textile Museum, National Library and Handicraft Emporium. Take a drive to Buddha Point overlooking the Thimphu City.
Day 2: Paro Sightseeing. Morning: Hike to Taktshang, the Tiger’s Nest Monastery. This magical monastery is located on a cliff at 3120 metres 10200 feet, some 700 metres (2300 feet) above the bottom of Paro valley , some 10km away from the town of Paro. The monastery suffered several blazes and is the new renovation. It is one of the most holy places and all Bhutanese believe that they must visit it at least once in their lifetime.
On the way back drive to the ruins of Drugyel Dzong. This Dzong is of historical importance, from whose ramparts the Bhutanese repelled Tibetan invaders. Then visit Kyichu lhakhang which is one of the Oldest temple in Bhutan built in the 7th century by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo. This temple was built to overcome a demoness which would be placed on all points of her body.
Day 3: Paro to Thimphu. The drive from Paro to Thimphu takes one hour across the wide open valley following the Paro chu till you get to chuzom. Thimphu is Bhutan’s capital city. Visit Memorial Chorten built by Queen mother in the memory of Lt. King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. Also visit National Library, Handicrafts Emporium, National Textile Museum and around Tashichodzong. Take a drive to Buddha Point overlooking the Thimphu City.
Day 4: Thimphu Sightseeing. Morning visit Motithang zoo to see the national animal of Bhutan called the Takin. Other visits include visit to Painting School or the National Institute for Zorig Chusum meaning the 13 traditional arts and crafts, Semtokha dzong about five kilometres away from thimphu which was built in 1629 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. Today it houses the Institute for Language and Cultural Studies. Visit to Tashichhoedzong, the seat of the government of Bhutan, the Kings throne and His majesty’s secreterait. Visit Golf Area above Tashichodzong for leisure.
Day 5: Departure. Early breakfast at hotel and drive to Paro Airport. Our representatives will see you off at Paro Airport.
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