The flight into Bhutan takes you close to the great Himalayas, offering dazzling scenic views of some of the world’s highest glacial peaks. As you enter Paro valley, you will sweep past forested hills with the silvery Pa Chu (Paro river) meandering down the valley below. Paro Dzong (fortress) and Ta Dzong (watchtower) on the hills above the town will be a fine sight. Our representative will receive you and will drive to Thimphu with sightseeing along the way.
Drive towards the capital city, Thimphu.
Stop at Tachoggang and visit the temple and the bridge built by handmade iron chain.
Visit National Memorial Chorten: The building of this landmark was envisaged by the third king, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, as a monument to world peace and prosperity. Completed in 1974 after his untimely death, it is both a memorial to the Late King (”the father of modern Bhutan “) and a monument to world peace. The paintings and statues inside the monument provide a deep insight into Buddhist philosophy.
Evening visit Tashichho Dzong the impressive fortress which houses the secretariat building, the throne room of His Majesty the King and various government offices. It is also the summer residence of the Chief Abbot and central monk body. Witness the Flag lowering ceremony before you enter the Dzong.
Overnight at Hotel in Thimphu.(All the above sightseeing may not be possible if your arrival time is after 12:00).
Drive to Kuenselphodrang where world’s tallest Buddha Statue (169 feet) sits overlooking the Thimphu Valley. Enjoy the spectacular view of Thimphu city
Drive to Paro after lunch
Hike to Taktshang Monastery, one of the holiest and the most beautiful sites of Bhutan. Taktshang, the tiger’s lair, acquires its name from the legend of its foundation, when in the 8th Century Guru Rimpoche, widely revered as the second Buddha, arrived from Tibet flying across the mountains on the back of a tigress.
Visit Kyichu Lhakhang, built in the 7th century by the Tibetan king, Songtsen Gampo..
Evening free or can visit the Paro town with a street of typical Bhutanese traditional buildings.
Overnight at Hotel in Paro.
If the flight is after lunch we can do the following
Visit to Ta Dzong, which in the past served as watchtower for Paro Dzong and now houses the National Museum.
Paro Dzong (Rinpung Dzong) built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.
End of your travel to Bhutan. Our team will drive you to the Airport and bid farewell.