Bhutan 4N5D Tour. This tour will give you a glimpse of two of the major districts of Bhutan, Thimphu and Paro valley.
Day1. Arrive Paro and drive to Thimphu, capital city of Bhutan. 1hr drive.
As you land at Paro, you have a dramatic experience and weather permitting you also have some views of the Himalayas. On arrival at Paro, your guide will receive you at Paro and drive you to Thimphu the capital city of Bhutan with appx. 100,000 people. The drive is 1hr through the hamlets of Paro adjacent to the Paro river and later Thimphu river. Based on your convenience, you can start Thimphu sightseeing by visiting the Memorial stupa of the 3rd King of Bhutan.
Paro/Thimphu- altitude 2300m.
Day2. Sightseeing Thimphu.
Visit the view point of Thimphu, see the Takin the national animal of Bhutan. Visit the Zilukha nunnery and the Thimphu Dzong which also is the office of the 5th King of Bhutan and most Ministers. You will have the option to do a hike of about 6km through the pine forests or do some city sightseeing.
Day3. Thimphu to Paro. 65km appx 1 hr. drive
Visit the national muesuem, Paro Dzong, Paro town and visit the Kichu monastery which is one of the oldest monasteries in Bhutan built in the 7th century by the Tibetain King Songsten Genpo who built 108 monasteries around the region with the heart being Lhasa in Tibet.
Taktsang Monastery Hike: Take a hike to the Taktsang Monastery, Guru Padmasambhava or Guru Rimpoche did his meditation here for 3 months. The hike takes about 3 – 4 hrs depending on the capability of the hikers. This is also a photographer’s delight; the monastery is adorned with prayer flags and stands in the cave of granite rocks 300m above the valley floor. Lunch will be served in the viewpoint cafeteria.
Visit the archery grounds and see the shooting as people indulge in the national sport of Bhutan where arrows are shot at targets of 3ft x 1ft from 130m.
Or have the option to drive to Chelila pass 4000m pass, which is also the highest motorable road in Bhutan and see a monastery enroute.