Day 1: Arrival in Paro
Welcome to the land of happiness, also known as Druk Yul (country of the Drukpa Lineage,
the Dragon People, or the Land of the Thunder Dragon.) Upon arrival at the Paro
International Airport, you will be greeted in our traditional style by our guide and driver,
who will be accompany you throughout the tour.
You will be dropped off to your hotel, check in, rest for awhile and then start your
sightseeing. Today you won’t be doing much of the sightseeing since you need to
acclimatize before your trek starts.
First sightseeing you will do is at, National museum / Ta Dzong / Watch tower. (Ta
Dzong actually means a watch tower to look after the province of Paro valley and served as
a regional administrator as well as a store house which would ensure supplies in the event
Paro Dzong / Rinpung Dzong (It was built by Gyalchog (brother of Gyalzom) the family of
lama Pha Dung Dung in 15 centuries. He surrendered himself to the local deity Jawang Nep
and built a 5 storied building and named as Hungrel Gampo.)
Lunch will be at a local restaurant at Paro town.
Afterwards you can then visit the town and stroll around or you can go and check out a
farm-house to see how the traditional Bhutanese lifestyle is.
Day 2: Jomolhari Trek (Paro – Shana)
Today you will drive back to Paro and start off with the trekking. Have a good set of meal
and then drive to Paro to do the trek. You will drive towards the Drukgyel Dzong to start
Day 3: Jomolhari Trek (Shana – Jangothang)
Day 4: Jomolhari Trek (Jangothang) of J
Rest day or explore the valley. There are many options for exploration including climbing
the ridge behind the camp for better view Jumolhari and Jichu Drake or walk to the glacial
basin of Jumolhari or to glacial lakes of Tsophu. A stop here does well for acclimatization
since the route here on goes higher.
Day 5: Jomolhari Trek (Jangothang – Lingshi)
Day 6: Jomolhari Trek (Lingshi – Shodu)
Day 7: Jomolhari Trek (Shodu – Domshisa)
Day 8: Jomolhari Trek (Domshisa – Dodina)
The trail descends all the way to Dodina through progressively temperate vegetation. It is a
winding route downhill with great part of the day descending stone steps to the river again.
Shortly after you hit the river valley, your car will be there to pick you up.
Later you can rest at the hotel or stroll around the capital city.
Day 9: Thimphu
Today morning, after breakfast, you will start with the sightseeing here in Thimphu till
First you will start at the Memorial Chorten (built in memory of Third Druk Gyalpo and is
dedicated to World Peace.)
Then to the Buddha Point (one of the largest Buddha rupas in the world, at 54
Changangkha Lhakhang (It was first built by Lama Phajo Drugom Zhigpo(12-13
century) the founder of Drukpa Kagyu school in Bhutan.)
Lunch will be at Folk Heritage.
National Institute of Zorig Chusum; (Commonly known as ‘the painting school’, operates
four to six years courses that provide instruction in Bhutan’s 13 traditional arts.)
The Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan (is a national textiles museum)
Tashichho Dzong (Tashichho Dzong has been the seat of the government since 1952)
Farmer’s Market visit, where you will experience all the local vegetables, fruits and
Himalayans incense etc.
Day 10: Thimphu to Punakha
Today you will be driving to Punakha district (the old capital of Bhutan till 1985). In the
morning you will be driving pass the Dochula Pass (Elevation 3100m) there you will stop
for a short sightseeing and then go for a short hike towards Lungchutse Temple, above
Dochula Pass (3. 5km trek), with medium difficulty. Then later, you will drive down at the
elevation of 1300m and reach Punakha.
Then have a lunch at a local traditional restaurant.
Before Punakha, you will first visit the Chimi lhakhang (Temple of the famous saint mad
man Drukpa Kinley)
Punakha Dzong (also known as Punthang Dechenphodrang, Legend says that
Zhabdrung made the carpenter trulpizow balep made to sleep in chamber and he had been
taken to paradise /zangtopelri of Guru Rinpoche and he got at the sketch and the model of
Visit to the long suspension bridge in Punakha.
Day 11: Punakha – Phobjikha
Today you will drive to Gangtey. (It’s a beautiful vast U-shape valley which is a winter
residence of the famous endangered bird called “The Black Necked Crane”. They come
down from the Tibetan Plateau to Phobjikha valley during winter season and fly back
during summer season.)
Before that, you will first do a short hike to Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten (Built by
the third Queen Mother, Ashi Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck. This beautifully designed
chorten took nine years to complete, using only religious scriptures to construct the four-
story temple. Have to hike for 40minutes through the paddy fields and vegetable fields, into
the chir pine forest.)
After that, you will do rafting. It’s starts from Khamsum Yuelley and ends near the Punakha
Have your Lunch and then you will drive towards Gangtey.
After reaching Gangtey, you will directly go towards the Nature Trail, walk around the
Phobjikha valley. Later you can check in and enjoy the beautiful valley of Phobjikha.
Day 12: Phobjikha
Today, you can explore the Phobjikha valley. There are a lot places to visit, make
sure you take your camers with you since it’s going to a beautiful place to take
Before that, first visit the two places which is a must to do.
Gangtey Goenpo. (Generally known as Gangtey Monastery, is an important
monastery of Nyingmapa school of Buddhism built in 17 th century.)
Then visit the Black Necked Crane center after that.
Then start off with your sightseeing to others places and make sure you take a lot
photos since Phobjika valley is eye candy.
Day 13: Phobkiha – Paro
Today, you will be traveling to Paro for half a day. (Approximately it will take
around 5 hours)
Start early in the morning so that later you can explore Paro valley and do
shightseeing at some amazing places.
At night you can also do the Hotstone bath(It’s very helpful for ailments such as,
arthritis, hypertension, joint pain, stomach disorders and other deep-set aches.
Day 14: Tiger’s nest
Today you will be visiting the most iconic structure in the valley of Paro, the Tiger’s Nest. In the
morning, you guys need to have a good set of meal for the total of 5 to 6 hours round trip hike to the
tiger’s nest. Take all the necessary things which your guide will brief you beforehand so that later you
guys won’t have any problems with anything. It will be an amazing and a good hike so be sure to take
your cameras as well to take memories back home.
Lunch will be at the tigers nest cafeteria (Serves only vegetable meals) or back to Paro town at the
This will be optional for you, don’t have to visit if you feel like you need a rest,
Vist Kichu lhakhang (Kichu it actually means the peaceful palace. There are three temples
built by a very renowned person with different dates. The first temple was built by a 1 st
Dharma king of Tibet Songtsen Gampo in 7 th century. He has built a 108 structure in a
Himalayan region to ogress the evil spirits and out of those two temples was now in Bhutan
and they are Kichu lhakhang in Paro and Jambay lhakhang in Bumthang.) You will also
get to see the museum of Dilgo Khyentse Rimpoche’s home.
Later it will be optional for you guys, you can dip in the hot stone bath to relax your body from hike or
stroll around the town or you can just relax at the hotel.
Day 15: Departure from Paro
Our guide and driver will bid farewell to you all and please have a pleasant flight back
home. We will be looking forward to seeing you again in future for another place to tour
around. Thank You & Tashi Delek!!!