The most spectacular mountain flights you will ever experience in a life time. Flying in from the heat of the plains of India one can witness from the left side of the aircrafts window a series of the world’s highest peaks. Your pilot will announce the names of the peaks if the weather is clear. You will descend into the high mountains and as the plane lowers you will not find any airstrip or any city but instead you will enjoy the view of the approaching valley of Paro, the alpine forests, little monasteries, temples and farm houses. Before the plane touches the runaway you will get a glimpse of the fertile valley of Paro, the Paro Dzong and Paro chu(river). Our representative will be at the airport to assist you, meet and greet and transfer to the capital city Thimphu. Afternoon visit Memorial Chorten a stupa dedicated to the third king of Bhutan, spend some time at Buddha statue. Motithang Takin Preserve. O/n at Thimphu.
After early breakfast proceed to witness the annual festival of Thimphu which is conducted inside Tendral Thang just attached to the Tashichhoe Dzong. Usually during annual festival the monks and the lay people performs masks dances and every interval between two masks dances there will be a songs and dances perform by different dancers within Thimphu. Afternoon we drive till Sangaygang towards BBS tower and from this point your Wangditse Nature trail starts. Enjoy your hike as his trail will take you through many hanging prayer flags making the place beautiful and scare. You can get an aerial view of Thimphu valley and bustling city. First the trail seems to head up into the mountain towards Phajoding but after 10 minutes of abrupt climbing the trail gets gentle and easier. After sometime the trail starts to drop down gently through oak, blue pine and short rhododendron until Wangditse Monastery. Evening at leisure. O/n at Thimphu.
After breakfast start towards Punakha enroute stop at Dochula pass 10,000ft to take some good photos and upon reaching Punakha proceed to the “My Gakidh Village” to see the life style of Bhutanese people, it is a simple walk through the local houses. After lunch hike to Chimmi Lhakhang through the paddy fields, the hike is of 45mins. Then later we visit majestic Punakha Dzong which is the summer capital of monk body. Overnight in Punakha.
After early breakfast drive towards Paro en-route visit Botanical Park at Lamperi for 45 minutes, proceed further once again passing by Dochula pass. Upon reaching Chunzom confluence we take a short break and visit Tamchog Iron Chain bridges. Afternoon at leisure or visit the town.O/n at Paro.
Morning we start the hike from Uma Paro hotel and is easy with little climb of about 20 minutes and then along the slope above Paro valley with spectacular view down below. Walking along the trail one will get good opportunity to witness the landing and taking off of the airlines. It will give another opportunity to take good picture of Paro valley including the Rinpung Dzong (Paro dzong), airport, Paro town and surrounding mountains. On the trail, one can visit the Zuri Goenpa built in 17th century by Zhabdrung. Finally the trail ends above the National Museum and later we visit the museum, Dumtseg Lhakhang. In the evening drive till the view point of Drukgyel Dzong which is a under restoration. Overnight in Paro.
Morning - if you are adventurous and physically fit to you could hike to “Taktsang” one of the popular spiritual heritage sites and is a monastic retreat most venerated pilgrimage sites in the country. It was here that the great tantric master Guru Padma Sambhava flew in from Tibet on a tiger to bring Buddhist teachings to Bhutan (round hike take 4 - 5 hours). “Trip to Bhutan is never complete without climbing to Taktsang” indeed it’s true as the journey there fills you up in spiritual bliss. The dramatic landscape and the artistically built monument that becomes a hiker’s delight. Let us take you to this dramatically set Buddhist relic hanging from a cliff. Experience the uphill climb as you ascend more than 2000ft from the valley floor. Afternoon at leisure. O/n at Paro.
Morning transfer to Paro International Airport and bid farewell to board your flight back home with sweet memories.
Thimphu 2N | Punakha 1N | Paro 3N