If you want to spend some time in the lap of nature, far from the madding crowd, Bhutan is an ideal destination. You can pay a visit to Thimphu and Paro, in this 5-day trip. Visit museums, temples and monasteries to explore the culture and lifestyle of Bhutan. Also, enjoy a wonderful 2-hour hike to Taktsang Monastery and make the most of your holidays. Pack your bags, take your loved ones along and get ready for a trip that can be cherished forever.
Detailed Day Wise Itinerary
Day 1 – From Paro Airport to Thimphu
Once you arrive at Paro Airport, head to Thimphu (7,710 ft.), the capital city of Bhutan. Check in at the hotel and relax for a while. In the evening, take a walk along the lanes of Thimphu town and explore the local lifestyle. You can stay overnight at Thimphu.
Day 2 – National Memorial Chorten (Monument) and Folk Heritage Museum
After savouring the breakfast, visit Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Statue), National Memorial Chorten (Monument) and Folk Heritage Museum. In the afternoon, visit Sangaygang View Point, Changangkha Monastery and Takin Preserve Centre. You can spot Takin, the national animal of Bhutan, at Takin Preserve Centre. Then, head to Tashichho Dzong and explore the architecture of this beautiful fortress. Enjoy your overnight stay at Thimphu.
Day 3 – Thimphu to Paro Sightseeing
Enjoy a delectable breakfast and head to Paro. On the way, visit Tamchog Lhakhang, a temple built in the 13th century by Thang Tong Gyalpo. Situated on a hill top, you have to cross an ancient-style bridge to reach the temple. On arrival in Paro, check in at the hotel. In the afternoon, visit Ta Dzong National Museum and explore its brilliant collection of relics, arts, religious thangkha and many more. Also, visit Rinpung Dzong, a fortress and monastery, which now serves as the administrative and judicial seat of Paro. Stay overnight at Paro.
Day 4 – Tiger’s Nest Trek
After having breakfast, begin your hike to the famous Taktsang Monastery, which is also called Tiger’s Nest (2-hour hike from the base camp). Later, visit Drukgyal Dzong and Kyichu Monastery. Retire for the day and stay overnight at Paro.
Day 5 – Head to Paro Airport