Apart from the gorgeous landscapes and age-old monasteries, Bhutan also exemplifies royalty. Monarchy is still intact in this part of the world. Of precariously perched monasteries and a forest cover of over 70 percent, Bhutan is truly pristine. The cultural richness of Thimphu comes alive with its monasteries and the art of thangka paintings. The birding paradise of Punakha will leave you wanting for more. The stunning Tiger's Nest at Paro will leave you gasping with amazement. The kingdom of Bhutan is truly enthralling.
Arrival at Thimphu
On arrival at Paro airport you will be transferred to the hotel in Thimpu. Rest of the day is at leisure.
Sightseeing at Thimphu
A charming capital city, quite like none other, wake up to fresh mountain air at 7874 feet, stark mesmerizing buildings against clear blue skies and warm smiling locals. Begin at the t Folk Heritage Museum, National Library, Handicraft Center to view the traditional arts, Tashichho Dzong, Takin Zoo later visit to National Memorial Chorten & Buddha statue. Rest of the day is at leisure.
Get your permit (remember permits are not issued on weekends) and drive to Punakha/ Wangdue, 2-1/2 hours away. Stop en route at Dochu La Pass for spectacular views Bhutan's highest mountains. The warm valley of Punakha is a birding paradise, so keep your eyes peeled for the elusive white-bellied heron here. Visit the serene PunakhaDzong at the confluence of the Po and Mo Chu Rivers, fascinatingly picturesque whitewashed walls with woodwork surrounded by jacaranda trees, set against clear blue skies. Rest of the day is at leisure.
Punakha - Gangtey valley excursion
Proceed to Gangtey valley via Wangdiphodrang Dzong. The Gangtey village is small dominated by the yellow roofed Gangtey monastery.
Punakha to Paro
Leave for Paro after breakfast via Semtokha entering the Babesa express highway. Rest of the day is at leisure.
Sightseeing at Paro
Today enjoy Paro sightseeing visit Paro Dzong, National Museum. Rest of the day is at leisure. In the afternoon visit Drukgyel Dzong and drive till the base of Tigers Nest.
Leave Bhutan, more at peace with the world than when you first arrived with images of precariously perched monasteries, gently swirling prayer wheels and smiling faces.