This trip is perfect for those who want to visit Bhutan but only have a week to spend.
1st Day: Arrive in Paro then transfer to Thimphu, the capital.
2nd Day: Tour Thimphu, the nation’s capital, and visit its temples, Dzong, monasteries, craft schools, and the national library.
3rd Day: After breakfast travel along the winding mountain road to Wangdue and visit the Wangdue Phodrang Dzong. Founded in 1638, this massive fort, monastery and government administrative center sits on a high ridge which commands the valleys and river below.
4th Day: Travel north to Punakha, at one time Bhutan’s capital city. Built in 1637, The Punakha Dzong suffered many fires and earthquakes over the years. Walking across the cable suspension bridge over the Mo Chhu River, you’ll enter the massive wooden gates of the dzong to visit its courtyards, monastery, and chapels.
5th Day: Return along the mountain roads, past clear fast-running rivers, terraced valleys and small villages to the town of Paro, located in a broad rice-terraced valley beside a willow lined river.
6th Day: Visit the many sights of Paro—The National Museum, The Rinpung Dzong, and the ruins of the Drugyel Dzong, built in 1649 to control the road to Tibet, it was destroyed by a butter lamp fire fire fire in 1951. As an alternative, you may choose to spend the day hiking up to the Paro Taksang Monastery (also known as the "Tiger's Nest") where according to legend, Guru Rimpoche flew from Tibet on the back of a tiger.
7th Day: Depart from Paro airport.
What's included: These trips are fully guided by an experienced, professional English-speaking Bhutanese guide. They include all meals, lodging, admissions, and transportation within Bhutan.
Minimum Number of Persons: One
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