trashi chhoedzong

Step into the enchanting land of Bhutan, a journey that transcends time, revealing the Last Shangri-La on Earth. As you drive through the awe-inspiring landscapes, you’ll be captivated by the kingdom’s extraordinary cultural heritage. Traverse the magical valleys of Thimphu, Paro, and Punakha, each adorned with ancient monasteries and majestic mountains that tell stories of a distinctive realm. This isn’t just a sightseeing tour; it’s an immersion into the perfect blend of Bhutanese culture and spirituality, where happiness is not just a personal pursuit but a national goal. Hiking to the iconic Tiger’s Nest, perched dramatically on Paro’s cliffs, and driving through historic passes like Dochu La at 3,100 meters above sea level, you’ll trace the ancient pathways that once connected different valleys. Explore the incredible Punakha Dzong, take leisurely strolls in the capital city of Thimphu, and witness the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan unfold before you. Experience the luxurious side of Bhutan, complemented by glimpses of rustic Bhutanese life, seamlessly intertwined with the vibrancy of its cultural traditions. This seven-day journey promises not just a tour but a narrative, where every valley and pass unfolds a chapter of Bhutan’s captivating story.

  • Explore the remarkable architecture of the majestic Punakha Dzong.
  • Embark on a mesmerizing hike to the awe-inspiring Tiger’s Nest Monastery.
  • Discover The Tale of Phallus at Chimi Lhakhang
  • A leisure to Zuri Dzong in Paro – enjoy the spectacular view of the Paro valley


  • 1 : Land in Paro and explore the valley

    As you land in Paro Airport, the grandeur of the Himalayan peaks unfolds before your eyes. Your personal guide, adorned in a traditional white scarf, welcomes you and sets the tone for an exploration of Bhutan’s treasures. Crossing a timeless wooden bridge, you’ll reach Paro Rinpung Dzong, a fortress with a rich history. Marvel at its astonishing architecture and captivating paintings. The National Museum, once a watchtower safeguarding Paro Dzong, beckons you to discover artifacts dating back to 4000 BCE. A leisurely hike to the ancient Zuri Dzong offers enchanting views of the lush Paro valley, Paro Dzong, and the Ta Dzong, completing a day steeped in the beauty and history of Bhutan.

    Overnight: Hotel in Paro

  • 2 : Hike to Paro Taktsang (4-6 hours)

    Start your day with a hearty breakfast, gearing up for a hike to the renowned Tiger’s Nest Monastery. Wander through the untouched forest, reaching the monastery perched on a cliff 900 meters above the Paro valley. The Tiger’s Nest, or Taktsang, derives its name from a fascinating legend dating back to the 8th century. Guru Rinpoche, revered as the second Buddha in Bhutan, is said to have arrived from Tibet on the back of a tigress, meditating at this site for three months and blessing it with his presence. Beyond its significance to Buddhists, the monastery’s sight is truly awe-inspiring.

    Following the Tiger’s Nest adventure, we’ll explore the ancient Kyichu Lhakhang, a sacred temple dating back to the 7th century.

    Overnight: Hotel in Paro

  • 3 : Paro - Thimphu (54 km drive taking 1.5 hours)

    Enjoy a delightful journey to Bhutan’s capital, Thimphu, after a satisfying breakfast. Along the way, pause at Tachog Lhakhang, a temple by the iconic iron chain bridge over the meandering Paro River. Immerse yourself in the medieval charm of this place, with its refreshing breeze and vibrant prayer flags. Upon reaching Terma Linca, your hotel in Thimphu, set off for sightseeing in the valley. Visit the Takin Sanctuary, home to Bhutan’s National Animal. Drive to BBS Tower for a panoramic view of Thimphu Valley and consider the Wangditse hike, a fun trail crossing apple farms and houses, lasting one to two hours. Explore Wangditse Monastery with its scenic city view. Visit Dechenphodrang Monastery to witness young monks in their hilltop schooling. Experience the sensory delights of Kaja Throm, Thimphu’s Farmer’s Market, and discover the world’s only city without a traffic light before returning to your resort. The drive lasts approximately 1.5 hours (54 km).

    Overnight: Resort in Paro

  • 4 : Explore Thimphu

    Savor the first half of your day at Terma Linca with delightful outdoor breakfast and engaging leisure activities, including a traditional game of khuru (Bhutanese dart throwing), an archery session (Bhutan’s National Sport), a riverside picnic lunch, and trying on the Bhutanese National Dress. Post-lunch, venture towards Thimphu, driving up to Buddha Dordenma at Kuenselphodrang. Witness the vibrant Buddha Dordenma statue against the evening sunset, offering a gorgeous view of Thimphu city from the mountain. Explore Zilukha Nunnery, where you can illuminate 108 butter lamps, followed by a candlelit dinner amidst the forest at Zhiwaling Ascent. Finally, indulge in the soothing experience of a traditional hot stone bath at Terma Linca, providing relaxation for both body and mind. Spend the night at a hotel in Thimphu.

  • 5 : Thimphu - Punakha (74 km/ 4 hours)

    Explore the captivating Golden Punakha Valley, Bhutan’s ancient capital, as you drive up to the Dochu-la pass at 3,088 meters. Pause to marvel at the adorned highest point with 108 Chortens, a Mani wall, and vibrant prayer flags. If the skies are clear, witness the majestic Himalayan peaks, including Gangkar Puensum, Bhutan’s highest at 7,497 meters. Enjoy a cup of steaming coffee at the cafeteria, taking in the mesmerizing panoramic views. Take a delightful hike to Chemi Lhakhang, a 1499 temple known as the Temple of the Divine Madman. Visit Punakha Dzong, a massive fortress at the confluence of two rivers, once Bhutan’s capital. End your day by crossing the impressive 160-meter Pho Chhu Suspension Bridge, offering spectacular views of Punakha Dzong and the Pho Chhu Valley. Stay overnight at a hotel in Punakha.

  • 6 : Punakha - Paro

    Take a short drive to Nyzergang and hike to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, starting the day amidst rice fields along the Mo Chhu. The view from the stupa atop the Punakha Valley is truly breathtaking. Built by the Queen Mother, this majestic structure exemplifies Bhutanese traditions and architecture, aiming to dispel negativity and foster peace. Venture a bit further to Laptsakha village for a stay at Leki Wangmo Homestay, a charming Bhutanese farmhouse offering panoramic views of Punakha valley. Delight in farm-to-table meals and Bhutanese tea with hostess Aum Leki, who may teach you Bhutanese dish preparation or the art of making butter tea. This is a genuine opportunity to experience the life of a Bhutanese farmer in the villages. Return over Dochu La (Pass) for a second look at the Himalayan Mountain Ranges, raising prayer flags at a high point to share your compassionate aspirations. Catch the illuminated Paro Rinpung Dzong at night as you wander the streets, appreciating the beauty of Bhutanese architecture. The evening is yours to explore Paro town or simply unwind. Overnight in a Paro hotel.

  • 7 : Departure from Paro

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