On your arrival at Paro Airport, meet our tour representative who assists you in further transfer to Thimphu, the Capital of Bhutan. This one and a half hour drive takes you to a culturally rich metropolis. Upon reaching Thimphu, you check in at a pre-booked hotel. The rest of the day is to be spent at leisure. Overnight stay in Hotel.
This day, you set to leave for sightseeing in Thimphu. The highlights of the day are Institute of Zorig Chusum- This institute trains students to perform 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan (The course spans for 6 years); National Library- repository of beautiful Buddhists manuscripts; and Textile and Folk Heritage Museum- exhibition of Bhutanese culture and traditions.
In the afternoon, you stop for lunch and start to explore other highlights of Bhutan, like King’s Memorial Chorten- this is encircled by people who hymn chants and spin prayer wheels; Government Handicrafts Emporium- browse through a wide variety of traditional art-forms, jewelry, textile, thangkha painting and what not.
Later, you leave for Paro. During your journey you drive past Trashichhoedzong, The Fortress of Glorious Religion. Upon reaching Paro, check in at a hotel and stay overnight.
After refreshing breakfast, you get to explore Paro. Some of the best attractions of town are Ta Dzong- a former watch-tower, now a museum, Ta Dzong exhibits antique and traditional artifacts, paintings, weapons etc; Rinpung Dzong- Rinpung Dzong means the fortress of the heap of jewels, it is embellished with vibrant paintings depicting different tales.
In the afternoon, you stop for lunch and continue sightseeing by heading to Drukgyel Dzong
, a ruined fortress that narrates a dark tale of the warriors who fought with Tibetan invaders. En route, you drive past Chomolhari
and visit Kyichu Lhakhang Temple. Stay overnight in the hotel.
After breakfast, you check out of the hotel and get assisted transfer to the airport to catch the flight for your onward journey.