Mysteries of the Dragon Kingdom
Taksang Monastery which means Tiger’s Nest, clinging to a stiff cliff above 900 m from the valley. It is believed to be built by the Lord Padmasambhava himself. Lunch at Taksang Jaklang.
Day 01: ARRIVAL IN PARO.
Fly to Paro with breath – taking views of Mt. Everest, Kanchanjunga, Mt. Chomolari, Mt. Jichu Drack, etc. Upon arrival, warm welcome by our representative. Transfer to hotel. Orientation talk and film show about Bhutan. Rest of the day at leisure or visit the local market. O/N hotel.
Day 02: PARO – SIGHTSEEING
Paro Valley sightseeing. Visit Druckgyal Dzong, Rinpung Dzong, Ta Dzong Museum and other historical monuments. O/N hotel.
Day 03: EXCURSION TO TAKSANG
Morning excursion to Taksang Monastery which means Tiger’s Nest, clinging to a stiff cliff above 900 m from the valley. It is believed to be built by the Lord Padmasambhava himself. Lunch at Taksang Jaklang. O/N hotel.
Day 04: PARO – THIMPHU
After breakfast, drive to Thimphu. Visit Simtokha Dzong, a strategic fort built in 1427, national library and the seat of Bhutanese King as well as the Government – Tashicho Dzong. O/N hotel.
Day 05: THIMPHU – PUNAKHA – WANGDI
After 2 & ½ hours of drive, reach Punakha. Visit the Punakha Dzong. Drive further to Wangdipodrang. O/N hotel.
Day 06: WANGDI – TONGSA
After visiting Wangdipodrang Dzong in the morning, drive over beautiful Pele La pass to Tongsa. O/N hotel.
Day 07: TONGSA – JAKAR Visit the most impressive Dzong in Bhutan, the Tongsa Dzong with its major temples. Drive via Chumi valley to have a close look of the daily life of the native people. Arrive at Jakar. O/N hotel.
Day 08: JAKAR EXCURSION
A full day to explore the Bumathang Chokhor valley, its Dzongs, temples and monumets. O/N hotel.
Day 09: JAKAR - TONGSA
Visit Chume Tragar Naktsang and Domkhar Tashicholing Palace before driving to Tongsa. Afternoon, sightseeing of Tongsa and Ta Dzong. O/N hotel.
Day 10: TONGSA – THIMPHU
After breakfast, drive to Thimphu while enjoying the typical and picturesque landscape of Bhutan. O/N hotel.
Day 11: THIMPHU – PARO
A full day to enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of Thimphu. Witness the mask dance and cultural performance of the royal dance troups. Visit the memorial Chorten, local market and handicraft center. Late afternoon, drive to Paro. O/N hotel.
Day 12: PARO – DEPARTURE
At an appointed time, transfer to airport for flight to onward destination.
END OF PROGRAMME.