Day 01 Arrival at Paro Airport
The flight into the Himalayas reveals breathtaking views of the great peaks, taking you right into the Dragon Kingdom’s cloud scraping airstrip at Paro, which has an altitude of 7000ft. Your Bhutanese escort from Dechen Cultural Tours & Trekking Co. will greet you on arrival and transfer you to the Hotel. In the evening an orientation talk on Bhutan. Overnight at Hotel Druk.
Day 02 Paro-Thimphu
The day begins with a visit to the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong, which is about 21Kms from the Hotel. This Dzong is of historical importance, from whose ramparts the Bhutanese repelled Tibetan invaders. On a clear day, the 24,000ft snow clad peak of sacred Chomolhari (Mountain of Goddess) looms overhead.
After lunch, visit Ta Dzong, the National Museum housed in an ancient watchtower, which has a fine collection of ancient Thangkha paintings, textiles, weapons and artifacts.
In the evening, drive to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan at an altitude of 7500ft. En route, visit the Simtokha Dzong. Overnight at Hotel Druk.
Day 03 Thimphu-Paro
After breakfast, visit the National Library, which holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist manuscripts, the school of Thangkha painting and the Institute of Traditional Medicine, where centuries old art of healing are still practised. Then, visit Handicrafts Emporium, to see the exquisite artistry of traditional crafts and textiles. After that, take a stroll through the streets for shopping.
After lunch, visit the Memorial Chorten to His Late Majesty, King Jijme Dorji Wangchuck, and take a 15 minutes drive to Dechen-chholing, to witness the Gold and Silver smiths at work.
In the evening, drive back to Paro. Overnight at Hotel Druk.
Day 04 Departure from Paro
Early morning, drive to the Airport to board the flight. Your escort from Dechen Cultural Tours & Trekking Co. will assist you with exit formalities and bid you farewell.