Day 1 : Arrive Paro
On arrival at the Paro Airport your Tour Guide from Trip 4 Joy travel agent, will receive you and drive to your hotel. Check into your hotel at Paro. After a refreshment, visit the National Museum, housed in the Ta Dzong, as a watchtower for the Paro Dzong. Here an intriguing collection of artifacts provide a wonderful introduction to the rich culture and heritage of the kingdom.Walk down to Paro Dzong, a fine example of Bhutanese historic architecture. From the Dzong, walk further down to Nyamai Zampa, a traditional cantilever bridge. Rinpung Dzong, the Dzong is now being used as an administration center and school for monks.Then walk down to Rimpung Bridge (Traditonal Bridge), oldest bridge in Bhutan. In the evening stroll through Paro town and you may visit local shops.Overnight at hotel in Paro.
Day 2 : Paro – Thimphu & Thimphu Sightseeing :
After breakfast travel to Thimphu and check into your hotel. The full day Thimphu tour starts after check-in.Visit The National Library, housing an extensive collection of priceless Buddhist manuscripts. The Institute for Zorig Chusum (Painting School) where students undergo a 6-year training course in Bhutan’s 13 traditional arts and crafts.The National Folk Heritage Museum to get an insight into the typical Bhutanese way of life.The Textile Museum to get an understanding of the beautiful hand woven Bhutanese textiles.Centenary Farmers’ Market where farmers sell their farm produces and free interaction with local people who come shopping to this market, especially on weekends.Takin Preserve which houses the national animal- takin which is found only in Bhutan. Takin is an extremely rare member of goat family.Craft Bazaar where artisans and craftsmen from across the country come to sell their products.Drive to Kuensel Phodrang and take a short leisure hike to the Kuensel Phodrang Nature Park and enjoy the full view of Thimphu Valley below.Visit Buddha Point and offer your prayers to the largest Buddha statue in the country and walk around to enjoy the great view of Thimphu valley below.Overnight at a hotel in Thimphu.
Day 3 : Thimphu – Punakha/Wangdue :
After early breakfast, travel to Punakha through Dochula Pass . if you have clear sky, the view of the Himalayan ranges is spectacular. Visit the beautiful 108 Chortens built on the hill by Her majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck for the security and well being of His Majesty, the King of Bhutan.Then have refreshment at Dochula Pass resort. After lunch Drive onto Punakha, the old capital of Bhutan and presently the winter residence of the central monk body. Visit Punakha Dzong, located on the island of the Phochu (Male River) and mochhu (Female River) and also visit the Dho Jha Gha Lam Temple.Then travel to Wangdue, visit Wangdue Dzong, situated on a ridge overlooking a river junction.In the evening, walk through the Metshina Village and take a 20-minute walk through the rice fields to the Divine Madman’s Monastery-Chhimi Lhakhang, famously known for its fertility shrine, where couples unable to concieve come here for blessing.Also visit the local market.Overnight at Wangdue/Punakha.
Day 4 : Punakha/Wangdue – Thimphu :
After breakfast, travel through upper Punakha valley through the village of Kabjisa and walk through farmhouses to khamsum Yuelley Namgyel temple which was built by the Queen Mother of Bhutan for peace and stability in this ever-changing world. This temple is situated on the hillock overlooking the valley below.Then travel to Thimphu with lunch enroute.On arrival at Thimphu check into your hotel and after refreshments, visit National Memorial Chorten,meet the elderly generation in circumambulation at the National Memorial Chorten.Then visit Tashichhodzong, This is the center of government and religion, site of the monarch’s throne room and seat of the Je Khenpo or Chief Abbot. Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, it was traditional Bhutanese manner, without nails or architectural plan.In the evening, free to relax or stroll around Thimphu town, do shopping, etc.Overnight at hotel in Thimphu.
Day 5 : Thimphu – Haa Valley – Paro
After breakfast travel to Haa valley through the stretch of villages of Dogakha, Susuna and Jabana visiting typical Bhutanese farmhouses along the way and you will see farmers working in their farms. Drive further onto Haa Valley. After lunch at Haa valley, explore the valley and then travel to Paro valley via Chilela pass . On a clear day you will see Himalayan mountain peaks from Chilela pass. Then drive onto Paro valley.overnight at a hotel in Paro.
Day 6 : Paro – Taktsang
After breakfast, travel to the base camp and then hike up to the Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest). The climb up to the viewpoint will take approx 3 hours. Enjoy the stunning view of the Monastery, where Guru Padmasambhava flew on the back of a tiger . Walk back to the road point and drive to hotel for lunch. Drive to Drukgyel Dzong (fortress) now in ruins..In the afternoon, visit Kichu temple one of the 108 temples built by the Tibetan King Songsten Gampo.Visit the Dungte Lhakhang.Overnight at hotel in Paro.
Day 7 : Paro Departure
After breakfast, your tour guide will escort you to the Paro International airport for Drukair flight to your onward destinations
|Sharing Package / Fixed Departure / Min 6 person|
|Cost / Head||Budget||Standard||Delux||Super Delux||3 Star Luxary|
|Peak Season ( 15 – 25 Feb , 15 – 31 Mar & Oct ) 10% Surcharge|
Accomodation at all place as per the tour schedule.
Accomodation at designated hotel on twin sharing basis with bed rolls for extra persons in Room.
Assistance at all arrival & departure points.
Non Ac Vehicle for transfers & Sightseeing.Please note that Vehicle will not be at your disposal,but will be made available as per itinerary only.
Hotels and Transport types are subject to change as per availability
All hotel related taxes & transport related taxes include State tax,Toll tax,Driver Bata,Fuel charge & Parking .
Thimphu local Sightseeing
Paro local Sightseeing
Thimpu – Punakha local sightseeing
Meals – MAP plan
All inclusions no hidden cost.
Airfare / Train Ticket
All kind of personal expenses such as tips,laundry,telephone bills,Soft drinks,Bellboy charges tips etc.
Any optional tour activity or not mention on inclusion.
Camera Fee (Still or Video)
Pick Season Surcharge.
Any expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as bad weather, natural calamities (landslides, floods), flight delays,excess baggage, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations,riots, strikes, war, airline or hotel policies etc .
Any increase in taxes or fuel,leading to increase in surface transportation & land arrangements which may come into effect prior to departure.