Day 01: Arrive Paro by Druk Air & transfer to Thimphu.In clear weather, Druk Air’s flight toBhutan provides a wonderful view of Himalayan scenery. Whether flying along the Himalayan range from Kathmandu or over the foothills from Kolkatta, it is a fascinating journey, culminating in
an exciting descent past forested hills into the kingdom.
On arrival atParo airport, you will be met by our representative. On completion of airport formalities, there will be an interesting drive of about 2 hour’s duration to Thimphu, the modern capital town of Bhutan. Evening free. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.
Day 02: Thimphu – Paro (55 km, 2 hours’ drive).Thimphu, perhaps the most unusualcapital city in the world, is the seat of government. This bustling town is home to Bhutan’s Royal family, the civil servants, and foreign missions with representation in Bhutan. It is also the headquarters for a number of internationally fundeddevelopment projects.
Morning visit to Trashichhodzong, the beautiful medieval fortress/monastery which houses most of the Government'soffice and King'sThrone room it is also the summer residence of Je Khenpo, the Chief Abbot. Then, visit theNational Memorial Chorten. The building of this landmark was originally envisaged by Bhutan’s third king, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuk (“the father of modern Bhutan”) who has wished to erect monument to world peace and prosperity. Completed in 1974 after his untimely death, it serves both as a memorial to the Late King and as a monument to peace. Also visit the Folk & Textile Heritage Museums, a fascinating testimony of Bhutan’s living traditions.
Then, drive to Paro. The valley of Paro contains a wealth of attractions. Visit Ta Dzong, once a watchtower, built to defend Rinpung Dzong during inter-valley wars of the 17th century; Ta Dzong was inaugurated as Bhutan’s National Museum in 1968. Afterwards, walk down a hillside trail to visit Rinpung Dzong, which has a long and fascinating history.
Evening take a stroll around ParoMain Street. Halt overnight at the hotel in Paro.
Day 03: Depart to Paro International Airport
After breakfast drive to the airport for flight to onward destination.