This trip is perfect for those who want to visit
Bhutan but only have a week to spend.
Arrive in Paro
then transfer to Thimphu, the capital.
, the nation’s capital,
and visit its temples, Dzong, monasteries, craft schools, and the
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.
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.
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.
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.
Depart from Paro airport.
These trips are fully guided by an experienced,
professional English-speaking Bhutanese guide. They include all
meals, lodging, admissions, and transportation within Bhutan.
Price per person:
Minimum Number of Persons
| February–May, August–November:
||Three or more
Prices subject to change without notice.