Day 01: Paro & sight seeing of Paro
Arrival at Paro airport, received by our Bhutan representative and Drive to Drukgyal Dzong. Although now in ruins, this Dzong is of historical importance. It was here that the Bhutanese finally defeated the Tibetans and drove them back. From here too the peak of Jumolhari ‘Mountain of the Goddess’ alt. 7329 m can be viewed on a clear day. On the way back, you visit a typical Bhutanese farmhouse. After lunch, at the hotel, take a leisurely walk to stretch your legs in preparation for the excursion to Taktsang viewpoint, Overnight in hotel.
Day 02: Paro To Thimpu with an Excursion to Tiger’s Nest
We will be heading to Thimpu this day but starts our day hiking around 4-5 hours to taktsang monastry after breakfast. This magical monastery clings to a vertical granite cliff 3000 ft. above the valley floor. Legend says that Guru Padmasambhava flew here on the back of a tigress to meditate in the cave. The tigress was actually his favorite consort, Yeshe Tsogyel, whom he transformed to a flying tigress for the purpose of this journey. Lunch in cafe during the hike and we will hike down to the valley floor then leave for Thimpu.
Day 03: Paro-Jela Dzong
(Distance – approximately 7 km, alt. 2576m)
This is a short trekking day. The trek trail is rather gradual till the camp and if the weather is clear, the Paro Valley can be seen with the snowcapped mountains behind the valley.
Day 04: Jela Dzong-Jangchulakha
(Distance – 10 km, alt. 2879m)
You begin with about an hour and half climb and then ascend gradually up. The trail takes you through thick alpine forest and dwarf rhododendron tress. You may see yaks and yak herders around your campsite.
Day 05: Jangchulakha-Langrithang
(Distance – 15 km, 4-5 hrs )
The trails follow the ridge and on a clear day the view of the mountains and valley are beautiful. We accend and decend this day as we will decend to Jimilangtso Lake and have lunch in there. These lakes are known for their giant sized trout. Then further we will decend to the Langrithang through beautiful trails rocks and forest. Overnight in camp.
Day 06:Langrithang to Tsaluna to Thimpu & sight seeing
(Distance – 11 km, 4-5 hrs)
The trail takes you through dwarf rhododendron trees and Janetso Lake. You may come across some yak herder’s camps where you will have the opportunity to get a glimpse of a nomad’s life. The trail decends to Tsaluna Monastry which is a sacred place related to Guru Rimpoche around 8th century. We will drive to Thimpu from here and visit Tashichho Dzong, the main secretariat building where the office of the government ministries, the office of the King, Throne Room, the office and living quarters of the monk body and its Chief Abbot are housed. Visit the handicrafts emporium where Bhutanese textiles and other arts are displayed and can be purchased. Visit the painting and woodcraft schools where the traditional art and painting are kept alive. Visit the Memorial Chorten (a huge stupa) built in memory of the third King who reigned the Kingdom from 1952-1972. Visit the National Library where ancient manuscripts are preserved.
Day 07: Thimphu-Paro airport
Final departure to the airport after breakfast through Druk air.