Your introduction to our enchanting kingdom begins on a flight over the Himalayas into the lush green valley of Paro; truly one of the world’s most spectacular sights. Flying into Paro, Bhutan is a unique experience altogether.
After breakfast proceed to Dochula La, Chimey Lhakhang and Punakha:
After breakfast: Visit weekend Market and drive to Punakha crossing over Dochula Pass at 3150 m. Explore the pass over a cup of coffee and tea. Drive to Punakha. En route take a short hike to Chimed Lhakhang Fertility Temple.
After your Breakfast drive on to Phobjikha valley. The drive follows the highway to Nobding 40 Km away from where you will divert onto a 13-km unpaved track crossing over the Gangtey Pass (3140 m) and then drop into the Phobjikha Valley.
Drive back to Paro via Thimphu. Lunch at Thimphu restaurant and after lunch drive to Paro. On the way visit Dungtse Lhakhang, a temple with interesting architecture built in the form of a chörten. It contains one of most beautiful the collection of paintings of all the country, characteristic of the school Drukpa Kagyu. Visit the Musuem (Ta Dzong) This is once the Watch Tower for the Rinpung.
You can do an excursion to the Tiger's Nest. Drive to the Satsam Chorten and hike to the View Point of Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest.) The hike takes about 4 hours round trip. The name ‘Taktshang’means “Tiger’s Nest and it clings to a huge granite cliff 800 meters from the Paro Valley. It is believed that the great saint Padma Sambhava, known as the second Buddha in Bhutan, came here in the 8th century on a flying tigress and meditated in a cave for 3 months, thereby subduing the demons that were trying to stop the spread of Buddhism. The saint then converted the Paro Valley into a Buddhist region.