Bhutan is a small country in the Himalayas between the Tibet Autonomous Region of China and India.
Besides the stunning natural scenery, the enduring image of the country for most visitors is the strong sense of culture and tradition that binds the kingdom and clearly distinguishes it from its larger neighbours. Bhutan is the only Vajrayana Buddhist nation in the world, and the profound teachings of this tradition remain well preserved and exert a strong influence in all aspects of life. Due to its pristine environment and harmonious society, the tiny Kingdom of Bhutan has been called "The Last Shangrila"
Day 1: Bagdogra Airport to Phuntsholling
Received on arrival at Bagdogra Airport & transfer to Phuntsholling.
Overnight stay at Phuntsholling.
Day 2: Phuntsholling to Thimpu
After breakfast and visa formalities transfer to Thimpu (175km/7hrs) enroute visit Kharbandi Monastery & view of Chukha Hydro electricity project.
Evening check into hotel. Oversight stay.
Day 3: Thimpu Sightseeing
Today your day begins after breakfast full day sightseeing at Thimpu covering Traditional Painting School, Simtokha Dzong, Tashichhodzong,
the summer residence of the monastic community. Afternoon visit Cherry Gumpa set on the top of a mountain.
Evening free. Overnight stay.
Day 4: Thimpu-Wangdue/Punakha
This morning after early breakfast drive to Wangdue/Punakha (73km/3.5hrs) en-route visit Drochu-la Pass, check into hotel at Wangdue/Punakha and visit Punakha Dzong.
Overnight stay at Punakha
Day 5: Wangdue/Punakha to Paro
After breakfast transfer to Paro (138km/4km), check into hotel, further visit national museum, Drangzhegoem monastery, Ruins of Drugyal Dzong, Dzongdrakha Temple.
Overnight Stay at Paro.
Day 6: Hike to Taktsang Monastery
This is the morning which will take us to the wonderful hike through a pine-ridge from the Paro valley where lies the age old Taktsang Monastery popularly known as Tiger’s Nest.
Afternoon return back and day free thereafter. Overnight stay at Paro.
Day 7: Paro- Jaldapara- Phuntsholling
After early morning breakfast transfer to Gorumara National Park via Phuntsholling.
Overnight stay at Jaldapara
Day 8: Jaldapara – Bagdogra Airport
Early morning Elephant ride and after breakfast transfer to Bagdogra airport for your onward journey.