Day 01. Arrival at Paro: Your arrival at Paro will be greeted by the spectacular and majestic view of Rinpung Dzong. The valley so picturesque and mesmerizing in nature will give you the feeling that you have finally landed the land of true Happiness. You will feel homely when the faces of our amiable representative of Excursion to Himalayas await you at the air port. They will receive you in our distinct traditional way which will make you content that you have made a right trip.
From the beautiful valley of Paro, you will be cruised toward Thimphu, the capital city of our country, through metaphorically glided road in an imported Japanese luxury car. Your journey will be halted for a while at the confluence of Pachu (Paro River) and Wangchu (Thimphu River) at the immigration check-post.
Once you cross the confluence, you enter the capital city of our country. While enjoying the magnificent pervading green sceneries on your way, you will get attracted toward the fortress on a towering hill. It is tantalizing for all those visitors who come to Bhutan. This is Simtokha dzong, which was built by the founder of Bhutan, a Theocratic leader, Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel in 1627 It is also the oldest existing fortress in the kingdom. After a euphoric visit at the Dzong, you will be led to an “A” class hotel to tranquilize your jet-leg.
Day 02. Thimphu Sightseeing: After the breakfast, sightseeing in Thimphu entails, visit to the National Memorial Chorten, a monument erected in commemoration of the Third King of Bhutan, his late Majesty the King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. You will be overwhelmed by the incredible paintings on inside cylindrical walls. The strange but ascetic statues let you transcend our state religion, Buddhism. Your yearning will further be expanded when your aide shows you the National Library, which has the repertoire of ancient Buddhist manuscripts. Then you will be taken to the school of Art and Craft, the National Painting School, which is the epitome of our unique tradition and culture. Adjacent to the Painting school stands the Folk Heritage Museum, which will entice you to explore more about our culture.
After the lunch, an excursion to Cheri Monastery will be a treat for your adventurous mind. On your way through the sylvan path, amidst the tranquility of the nature you will hear the melodious sounds of endangered birds which are rare to other world. This is an indispensable opportunity to experience the Bird Watching.
In the evening, you will visit Tashichho Dzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion) which was built in 1641 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and reconstructed in 1961 by the Late King, His Majesty the King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. It is also the office of our Kings. Subsequently, you will make a visit at the Handicrafts Emporium which showcases our exquisite artistry of traditional crafts and textiles. You will dine and halt the night in an ‘A’ hotel.
Day 03. Paro Sightseeing: After the breakfast, you will drive to Paro. In Paro, visit the Ta dzong, an ancient watchtower built in 1967, and now serves as the national museum of Bhutan. Your enriching and memorable experiences will further be snowballed when you visit the Rinpung Dzong (Paro Dzong) built in 1646. It presently harbours the administrative offices of Paro and the classrooms for Buddhist students.
After the lunch, make a short trip to the Drukgyel dzong, now in ruins. It was built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to commemorate the victory over the Tibetan invaders in1644. It is profoundly symbolic which signifies “Victory.” It was used as an administrative center until 1951 when a fire caused by butter lamp destroyed it. Then visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of Bhutan’s oldest and most sacred monasteries dating from the advent of Buddhism in the 8th century. Now, As you have already imprinted the memories of Bhutan, you would wish to take back home with you some Bhutanese products to remind your wonderful trip. You can do shopping from the market. You will dine and halt night at a sumptuous hotel in Paro.
Day 04. Departure: The early next morning, you will drive to the Paro Airport. You are sure to feel reluctant to leave Bhutan and you may wish to make your second visit. Your heart will be content and your experiences, now simply a memory will remind you time and again of the cordial people and marvelous green pervading vegetations of the Land of Happiness. Don’t worry! You can always come back as long as you wish. We are there to serve you. Farewell…