Day 1 Arrive in Paro & Transfer to Thimphu
Bhutanese greetings! You’ll arrive in Paro and be transferred to Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital city, which is about an hour and a half away. Spend the day touring and paying a visit to the city’s famous TashichoDzong. This fortress-like complex houses a Buddhist monastery as well as the Bhutanese government’s headquarters. Then pay a visit to the spectacular Memorial Chorten, a religious monument dedicated to a past king. Finally, make your way to the massive golden Great Buddha Dordenma monument to watch the sunset over the valley below. Our Bhutan Tour Package from Chandigarh will show you every part of Bhutan.
Day 2 Sightseeing in Thimphu and Punakha
In Thimphu today, you’ll learn more about Bhutanese culture. Visit museums, an indigenous medicine hospital, convents, monasteries, the weekend market, and a nature refuge on a half-day tour of the city. Then you’ll journey to Punakha, which is roughly three hours distant. The route slowly climbs up to the Dochu La Pass, which is at an elevation of 10,000 feet, through a lush forest (3,050 meters). Before heading down to the sub-tropical Punakha Valley, take in the beautiful mountain vistas to the north. The majestic Punakha Dzong, an architectural wonder perched at the confluence of two rivers, will be your first stop. Later in the afternoon, go to the local market and then to the nunnery for an evening prayer service offered in your Bhutan tour package.
Day 3 Visit Punakha and the Dochu La Pass
Early in the morning, go for a short, easy climb to Chimi Lhakhang temple, which is dedicated to Buddhist teacher Drukpa Kunley. The “fertility temple,” as it’s known, is decorated with phallic imagery that is thought to ward off evil spirits. It is a popular pilgrimage site for Bhutanese people, particularly those who want to start a family. Then return through the Dochu La Pass for further panoramic vistas of Himalayan peaks near Tibet’s border. Lungchutse Lhakhang, a temple on a peak about 1,640 feet (500 metres) above the Dochu La Pass, offers even spectacular vistas. To arrive at the temple, walk for two hours through a thicket of moss, birch, hemlock, and rhododendron trees. Before heading downwards to TrashigangGoemba’s meditation centre, enjoy a picnic lunch in the pure mountain air. You will be picked up and driven back to Paro for the night from here.
Day 4 Hike to the Monastery of Tiger's Nest
This morning, you’ll set out on a full-day journey to Paro Taktsang, commonly known as the Tiger’s Nest Monastery. You’ll need one to three hours to hike up a relatively steep trail to reach this 17th-century temple complex hidden into the mountainside. If you aren’t too exhausted, continue uphill to see a couple more off-the-beaten-path monasteries. On the way down, stop at Bhutan’s oldest temple, Khyichu Lhakhang, to take in the breathtaking vistas of the Paro Valley.
Day 5 Depart from bhutan
You will depart from Paro today after gathering all the memories with you through Bhutan tour from Chandigarh