Journey to Drukyul

PARO - ARRIVAL

DAY 1: You will be received by the representative of Himalayan Adventures Tours & Travel Bhutan and escorted to your hotel. Visit Drukgyel Dzong with its delightful village nestling at its foot, was built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to commemorate his victory over the Tibetan invaders led by Mongolian Warlord, Gushri Khan.
Meals included: Lunch, Dinner

PARO - THIMPHU (B/L/D)

DAY 2: ransfer to Thimphu, the only capital in the world,Check into hotel.Walk to see the Memorial Chorten built in 1974 in memory of the Third King H M Jigme Dorji Wangchuk , who died in 1972. Walk down to Changlimithang where a decisive battle in Bhutanese history was fought in 1885, and it gave virtual control of the whole country to the future First King, Ugyen Wangchuk. Archery tournaments and football matches take place every holiday. Visit our Traditional Medicine Institute where equal emphasis is given to both allopathic and traditional medicines.Visit the Bhutan Post known for its world famous stamps where you can buy postcards and stamps.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

THIMPHU INSIGHT - PUNAKHA

DAY 3: Tour the National Folk Heritage Museum to get an insight of the Bhutanese way of life. Visit the National Library, a treasure trove of priceless Buddhist manuscripts. An hour's drive from Thimphu will take you to this pass (3140 m) where one can have a superb view of the Eastern Himalayas on a clear day.Visit the beautiful 108 chortens built on the hill by Her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo for the security and well being of His Majesty the King of Bhutan. The descent into Punakha valley along the Kingdom's only east west highway, loops through the scenic village of Wangdue for a visit the Wangduphodrang Dzong and Radak Naktshang, the village temple. Walk to Chimi Lhakhang, temple of the divine Madman Lama Drukpa Kuenley where couples unable to have siblings come here to pray.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

PUNAKHA - THIMPHU

DAY 4: The day in Punakha valley begins with a drive through the town of Khuruthang and continues along the banks of the Mo Chu river, passing the Phuntsho Pelri Palace and several other winter homes of the Royal Family. At the upper end of the valley, a hike across a footbridge through terraces of rice, chillies and cabbage, takes guests to the Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chhorten built by Her Majesty for peace and stability in the world. Drive back to Thimphu. Check into hotel. Free time to relax.
Meals included: Breakfast

THIMPHU - PARO

DAY 5: More sightseeing in Thimphu. Drive back to Paro. Check into hotel. Afternoon Visit Kyichu temple one of the 108 temples built in the 7th century by the Tibetan King Songsten Gampo.
Meals included: Breakfast

PARO DAY EXCURSION

DAY 6: The day starts with a visit to the National Museum, housed in the Ta Dzong (watchtower).Take a short walk downhill lies the dominating Paro Dzong, a fine example of Bhutanese historic architecture. From the Dzong, the tour crosses Nyamai Zampa, a tradiontional cantilever bridge, and guests are then driven to the town temple, built in 1525, to view ancient wall paintings. Paro options include picturesque picnic spots or, perhaps, a visit to a traditional farmhouse to lunch with the family. In the afternoon, hike upto view one of Bhutan's most revered monuments, the Taktsang goemba, more commonly referred to as the "Tiger's Nest". The three-hour trek offers spectacular views of this sacred monastery perched on the side of a cliff at a height of 900 m above the Paro valley.
Meals included: Breakfast

PARO - DEPARTURE

DAY 7: In the morning your guide will escort you to the airport for your flight onwards.
Meals included: Breakfast



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