Western Bhutan Tour

8 days tour
Day 1 | Paro – Thimphu

On arrival to Paro, you will be received by our guide from Gyaltshen Tours and Treks and will head to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan.
Evening tea in a local restaurant and free time to walk around Thimphu town.
Overnight at Thimphu | Altitude: 2400m

Day 2 | Thimphu Sightseeing
Visit National Library, Ntional Arts and crafts school, National Institute of Traditional Medicine (outside only), National Memorial Chorten which is both a memorial to the Late King (“the father of modern Bhutan”) and a monument to world peace, Tashichhodzong, Folk Heritage, National Textile Museums and Handicrafts Emporium. Dinner at hotel.
Overnight at Thimphu |

Day 3 | Thimphu – Punakha
Morning hike to Chery Monastery built in 17th century.
After lunch head for Punakha Drive to Punakha, the drive to will take us about 3 hours. we will be crossing the Dochula pass. If we are lucky with the weather, we can see the entire Bhutanese Himalayas; east of Chomolhari to Gangkhar Puensum.
Overnight in punakha | Altitude: 1300m

Day 4 | Punakha – Thimphu
Morning visit the magnificent Punakha Dzong Fortress, the winter seat of the Head Abbot built at the confluence of the two rivers pho chu n mochu. Drive to Wangdi town. Explore Wangdi town and visit Wangdi Dzong (fortress). Afternoon drive back to Paro.
Overnight in Thimphu | Altitude: 2400m

Day 5 | Thimphu – Paro
Visit the weekend market n head to Paro.
After lunch drive to Drukgyel Dzong, enroute visit to Kyichu Lhakhang (built by Tibetan King, Songtsen Gompo in the 7th century). Evening tea at a local farm house and walk around Paro town.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Paro.
Overnight in Paro | Altitude: 2200m

Day 6 | Paro sightseeing
Morning hike to the famous Tiger’s Nest temple. Lunch in the cafeteria on the way back. After lunch hike back till the road and drive back to the hotel. On the way back to the hotel visit the national museum and the fortress of Paro. Evening back to hotel.
Overnight in Paro

Day 7 | Paro – Haa – Paro
Morning drive to Haa town which was recently opened to foreigners. Enjoy the uniqueness of the recently opened town. After lunch drive back to Paro.
Overnight in Paro

Day 8 | Departure
Early morning flight from the Paro International Airport.