• 6 Days
    5 Nights
  • Starting Point : Paro

    Ending Point : Wangdi
  • $1250

This cultural tour through the mystical Western valleys of Bhutan is an ideal introduction to the Dragon Kingdom. Experience Bhutanese hospitality, admire the ever-changing landscapes, and immerse yourself in Bhutan’s rich Buddhist culture. Highlights include the enchanted Paro valley, Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan, charming valley of Punakha and Wangdiphodrang, the ancient capital of Bhutan and hundreds of myths and legendary oldest temples and monasteries.



Day 01: Paro to Thimphu

Upon arrival in Paro, clear customs and immigration. Keep your copy of the visa clearance letter handy. Meet your Guide and driver outside the terminal building and transfer to Thimphu. Visit Buddha point and Memorial Chorten. Stroll around the city in the evening.

Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Thimphu

Morning visit the School for Arts and Crafts where students are taught the 13 types of Bhutanese art, The National Library housing the collection of Bhutanese scriptures dating back to the 8th century, the Traditional Paper Factory displaying the Bhutanese paper making process, and a fascinating replica of a medieval farmhouse at the Folk Heritage Museum.
In the afternoon, visit the nursing pen for the Takin, the national animal of Bhutan, and Tashichhodzong, ‘the fortress of the glorious religion’. Initially erected in 1641 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, it was rebuilt in the 1960s during the reign of Bhutan’s third king in the traditional style, without plans or nails. Tashichhodzong houses some ministries, His Majesty’s secretariat, and the central monk body.

Overnight at hotel

Day 03: Thimpu –Punakha

Drive over the Dochu-La pass (3,100 meters), which on a clear day offers an incredible view of Himalayan peaks before descending into balmy Punakha valley. In the Dochu-La area there are vast Rhododendron forests that grow to tree size and bloom in late April/early May covering the mountains in a riot of glorious spring color.
On arrival, visit Punakha Dzong, the “Palace of Great Happiness” built in 1637 by the Zhabdrung, the ‘Unifier of Bhutan’. It is situated at the confluence of the Mo Chu and Pho Chu (female and male Rivers) and is the winter headquarters of the Je Khenpo and hundreds of monks who move in masse from Thimphu to this warmer location. The three-story main temple of the Punakha Dzong is a breathtaking example of traditional architecture with four intricately embossed entrance pillars crafted from cypress and decorated in gold and silver. It was here in 1907 that Bhutan’s first king was crowned.

Overnight at hotel

Day 04: Punakha- Paro

Moring drive to Wangduephodrang the ancient sub capital of Bhutan, enroute take a short hike to Chime Lhakhang (the fertility temple) built in 1499. It is half an hour leisurely walk across a local village, rice fields from the road at Sopsokha to the temple. The trail leads across rice fields to the tiny settlement of Pana. After lunch at Wangdi, resume your journey to Paro.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 05: Hike to Tiger and Leisure in Paro

Morning, hike up to view point of Taktsang, popularly known as the Tiger’s Nest. According to the legend, Guru Padmasambhava flew here on a flying Tigress and meditated there for three months in the 8th century. It was from there, he propagated the Vajrayana Buddhism (Larger Wheel) that was prophesied by the Buddha at the time of attaining Nirvana. In April 1998, a fire destroyed the main structure of the buildings and its religious contents. A complete restoration was done and resulted in a carbon copy of the original.
After lunch, visit Ta Dzong or National Museum, rated among the best natural history museums in Asia. The Ta-Dzong offers a unique and varied collection of thangkas, handicrafts, stuffed animals, masks, costumes and amour. The visit will provide you with a good idea of the culture and traditions of Bhutan. Just below the Museum lies the Rinpung Dzong, “the fortress on the heap of jewel”. It now houses the administrative offices of Paro region
Alternatively, day 5 could be spent on a day trip to the Haa Valley, one of the most picturesque districts in Bhutan. Reached via the beautiful Chelila Pass, Haa Valley is characterized by its surrounding rugged and mountainous terrain.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 06: Departure

After breakfast drive to Paro International Airport to depart for your onward destination. Thank you for visiting Bhutan through our company and wish you a very safe journey!