Fly to Bhutan Paro from Bangkok or Kathmandu.
Our flight landed us into the far- off wilderness of Bhutan. And the hotel is in short distance away from airport, on the hillside overlooking Paro Dzong. We will take lunch at the hotel, after lunch we will be ready to visit temple above the Paro valley. Visiting temple return back to the hotel and take some relax work the travel kinks out at the spa, take a traditional hot stone bath and just take a round through the surrounding pine forests. At night we will take dinner features Bhutanese specialties and western foods- largely made from organic food grown in the location valleys. Overnight in Paro. (Included meals: Lunch & Dinner)
We will drive to the capital city of Bhutan, Thimpu.
Today we will drive to the capital city of Bhutan (Thimpu). After taking a short break we will do a great hike above the city, with views into the various government building, temples and parks. The walking up to there will be bravo with opportunities to visit some of Bhutan’s finest Gompers. Overnight in Thimpu. (Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner)
We will drive towards Dochu-La, one of the highest drivable passes in Bhutan.
After mouthwatering breakfast we will proceed to Tashigang Hongtso Monastery. Walking about one and half hours we will reach there, Tucked into a clearing at the edge of the forest and overlooking the town of Hongtso. Tashigang has been one of our favorite visits for well over a decade. In Tashigang’s surrounding there are building of pilgrims practicing silent meditation and a peaceful calm pervades the area. The monastery is also home to about 40 orphans, who receive language, religious and general education from the monks. B and R has been supporting this monastery for many years in a number of ways, including construction and maintenance projects, art and textile preservation and food and clothing for the novices.
We will tour the Goempa, witness a private ceremony with chanting and instruments in the main temole room and have a Q&A session with the head Lama. On the way back we will stop at the top of Dochu La is warranted, and you will enjoy the view into some of the Himalayas peaks including that is considered being the highest unclimbed peak in the world Gangkhar puensum 7570m. Then we will desend for almost 24 hours into Punakha valley, a subtropical Shangri La carved by the Mo Chhu and the Po chhu arriving at our lodge a short time later. We can take a short 30 minutes hike through the Royal Botanical forest available en route. Overnight in Punakha.
(Included meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Explore Punakha Dzong.
Today we visit the attractive Khansum Yulley Namgyal Chorten which is perched on the top of a foothill and provides outstanding views of the Punakha Valley. Blessed with temperate climate and natural drainage, Punakha valley is the primary crops and fruits producing region in Bhutan. Today, we also visit Ritsha village which is considered as a model rice growing village in western Bhutan and enjoy the local farmers lifestyle and the amazing landscape of rice fields. Overnight in Punakha. (Included meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Punakha to Bumthang.
After an early breakfast, we drive to Bumthang, the cultural heartland of Bhutan. The route is along a spectacular winding road, crossing 3,300-meter-high Pele La pass. There is even a chance of spotting yaks on the trail at certain times of a year. We stop in Trongsa for lunch. After which we visit Trongsa Dzong, a masterpiece in Bhutanese architecture. Then, we proceed to Bumthang through lush valleys and hilly forests. Along the way we stop at a yathra (textile weaving) factory, where the yathras are designed with patterns unique to Bumthang, and we can even watch some of the weavers at their looms. Overnight in Bumthang. (Included meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Sightseeing around Bumthang.
Wake up early morning and after breakfast we will hike to the gorge where legendary saint Pema Lingpa found one of the most important treasures of Bhutan. This helped to link the country. We will continue towards to a monastery where dozens of monk and novices practice their chants and songs. If you want then you can do hot stone bath and massage in the spa. Stay night at hotel. (Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Bumthang to Wangdue.
We begin the day by touring Bumthang market then drive to Wangdue. With its diverse climate and rich natural resources Wangdue is home to many rare and exotic animals like Red Panda, Tiger and Leopard. There are also a large numbers of rare birds such as the Black Necked Crane, White-Bellied Heron and the Spotted Eagle. One of the most notable sites in the district is Phobjikha Valley. This valley is the habitat of rare and endangered Black Necked Cranes that roost there during their annual migrations. Villages in Wangdue are also known for their slate and stone carvings which we get to admire during our visit. Overnight in Wangdue. (Included meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Wangdue to Paro
morning we return to Paro via Dochula Pass. On the way, we visit Chimi Lhakhang, which is a fertility temple dedicated to Divine Madman or Lama Drukpa Kuenley. We stop for lunch at Dochula pass. Here, we visit the new Druk Wangyal Monastery, which is the one of its kind in the country with elaborate paintings depicting the lineage of the present monarchy and their visionary works. We continue our drive to Paro. The evening will be free for us to explore the town. Overnight in Paro. (Included meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Hike to Tiger nest Monastery and explore Paro.
Today, we will walk towards to Taktsang monastery, one of the most venerated Buddhist monuments in the Himalayas. Set into a cliff face 800m above the Paro valley, the tiger’s nest, as its known, takes its name from a mythical journey made of lord Padmasambawa, who flew there on a tigress back in order to meditate for three months and convert the valley to Buddhism. The main building of Taktsang was badly damaged in a fire recently and a major restoration ended in 2003. The stunning view from the tea house is well worth the climb and we continue our next trail to the temple, as it is extraordinary. Overnight in Paro.(Included meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Today we will transfer you to the airport before 1 hour’s minutes for your departure flight. Our guide will take you to the airport. (Included meals:Breakfast)