Day 1&2: Paro to Thimphu – Halt in Thimphu
- Arrival at Paro International Airport: You will be greeted by one of our guides as you exit the Airport and will drive you to Thimphu which is about an hour drive through the mystical mountains.
- Motithang Takin Preserve: Takin is the national animal of Bhutan. It is a very unique animal which is found only in the Eastern Himalayas. Local people believes that Takin was created after fusing a goat and a sheep after a magical stunt by a great Buddhist Saint.
- Buddha View Point: Buddha Dordenma statue sits at 169 feet tall and this bronze statue can be seen from just about anywhere in Thimphu. One of the largest statues in the world depicting a seated Buddha, it is the perfect place to enjoy stunning and beautiful panoramic views of the city.
- National Memorial Chorten: A national memorial monument built in honor of the late Third King of Bhutan, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk.
- Thimphu Tashichho Dzong: the magnificent fortress of Thimphu which back in the days was used as the center for administrative and monastic functions.
- Jungshi Hangmade Paper Factory: you will witness the art of traditional paper making.
- Simtokha Dzong: this is the oldest fortress of Bhutan and it is believed to have been built to imprison a demon that was terrorizing the locality.
- Craft Bazaar: This is a place for you to see the different handicrafts and souvenirs of Bhutan.
Day 3: Thimphu to Punakha – Halt at Punakha
- Dochula Pass: Incredible 360 degrees view of the Himalayas can be seen from the Dochula Pass. It is also where the 108 Druk Wangyel Chortens are located.
- Punakha Dzong: This fortress of Punakha sits in between two rivers and was the ancient second capital of Bhutan. Punakha Dzong is a significant monument in the history of Bhutan.
- Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten: An exemplary monastery depicting the art and architecture of Bhutan took nine years to build.
Day 4: Punakha to Haa – Halt at Paro
- Chelela Pass: This pass is the highest road pass in Bhutan at 3988 m above the sea level and divides Haa and Paro Valley. On a clear day, the great Mt Jomolhari can be seen.
- Haa Valley: The beautiful valley of Haa was opened to tourists only in 2002 and Haa is the least visited valley in Bhutan due to lack of adequate tourist infrastructure.
- Lhakhang Nagpo: Also known as the Black Temple, it was built in the 7th century and got the name after a black pigeon was sent by a great ancient King to select the site to build the temple.
Day 5&6: Haa to Paro – Halt at Paro
- Paro Rinpung Dzong & National Museum: The fortress located on a hilltop oversees the Paro valley. Ta Dzong is also located just above the Rinpung Dzong and it is now the National Museum of Bhutan.
- Taktsang Monastery: Taktsang of the Tiger’s Nest is a world-famous monastery which is only accessible by foot. It is precariously built on a sharp cliff and it is about 2-3 hours hike from the base.
- Drugyal Dzong: Built in 1647, Drugyal Dzong is located in the northern part of Paro and holds historic significance as it was built to celebrate the victory of invading the Tibetan armies.
- Kyichu Lhakhang: This monastery is a beautiful monument located right in Paro valley which was built in the 7th century.
- Hot Stone Bath: This unique bath, the water being heated by hot stones and high altitude herbs beings added is known for its healing values and is just perfect right before you depart from the misty Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan.
Day 7: Depart from Paro
- Fond Farewell: Our guide and ground staff will bid farewell to you and see you off from the Paro International Airport. We at Yeesel Expedition guarantees you take beautiful memories and pictures that will last a life time. For boundless enchantments and fascinations, we look forward to seeing you again in the land of the Thunder Dragon. Tashi Delek!