Arrive at Paro :
Fly into Paro by Druk Air, Bhutan's National Airline. The great snow-capped peaks of the inner Himalayas rise up to the heavens can
be seen during clear weather. As the plane approaches Bhutan, if you look down farmhouses as dots on the hillsides can be seen. As
the aircraft enters the Paro valley, you will see Paro Dzong on the hillside overlooking the Paro Chu (river),with Ta Dzong,
formerly a watchtower and now the National Museum, above it. You will be received by the representative of Access Bhutan
Tours & Treks (Bhutan tour operator)who will be your Bhutan travel guide throughout your tour.
Paro-Thimphu and Thimphu Sightseeing :
Distance: 54 km
Thimphu-Punakha / Wangdue: 71 kms , and 2 1/2 hrs :
After breakfast, drive to Punakha via the Dochula pass. An hour's drive from Thimphu will take you to this pass (3140 m)
where one can have a superb view of the Eastern Himalayas on a clear day with a powerful binocular telescope.
Visit the beautiful 108 chortens built on the hill by Her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo for the security and well being of
His Majesty the King of Bhutan. Also visit Druk Wangyel Temple which was built to honor His Majesty, the fourth king
Jigme Singye Wangchuck. The past and future appear to merge in the details of the temple that tells the story of a supreme warrior
figure whose vision pierces the distance future.
|Day 04|| Wangdue/Punakha -Thimphu:71 km and 2 1/2 hrs
After breakfast, travel through upper Punakha valley through the village of Kabjisa and walk through farmhouses to
khamsum Yuelley Namgyel temple which was built by the Queen Mother of Bhutan for peace and stability in this ever-changing world.
This temple is situated on the hillock overlooking the valley below.
Thimphu-Haa-Paro: Distance: 108 km and 3 hrs
After breakfast, take a hike to Taktsang Goemba, popularly known as 'Tiger's Nest' Monastery.
The hike upto the view point will take about 2 hours and from the view point you will enjoy the spectacular view of the monastery clinging to the side of
a high cliff. Stop for a refreshment at the Cafe at the view point. Then hike further to the monastery which will take about 1 1/2 hours. It was first built
in 1692,around the Taktsang Senge Samdup, a cave where Guru Padmasambhava is said to have meditated for 3 months in the 8th century.
It is believed that Guru Padmasambhava flew to this location from Khenpajong, Tibet on the back of a tigress and subdued a demon.
He then perform meditation in one of the caves here and emerged in 8 incarnated forms (8 manifestations) and blessed the place. Subsequently,
the place came to be known as 'Tiger's Nest'.
A Day Hike to Paro Taktsang Goemba (Tiger's Nest Monastery) :
|Day 07||Departure from Paro :
In the morning, your tour guide from Access Bhutan Tours will escort you to the Paro airport
for your onward destinations.
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