Arrival Paro to Thimphu
Arrive in Paro by druk air, the only national carrier. The flight offers you beautiful view of mountains and landscapes. Upon arriving the Paro Valley and after completing visa formalities, you will be met by Gawaling Tours & Treks’ representative at the airport. We will then drive to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. The journey would take us one and half hours.
Upon arriving Thimphu, we will visit the National Painting school to see the young men and women at work in the production of handicraft items. Some specialize in mask making, some in wood curving, some in slate curving, and others in embroidery & scroll painting. Overnight stay in a hotel.
Thimphu to Trongsa
After exploring Thimphu we start our Journey to Trongsa. Overnight at hotel
Trongsa to Zhemgang(Buli)
After Visit Trongsa dzong and Kunga Rabten drive towards our onward destination. Overnight home stay.
Buli (home stay)
# plough field with local people.
# Play Archery/dart game with local people.
# Learn the way of living of Bhutanese local people
# learn the way of cooking Bhutanese food
# hot stone Bath
# act like Bhutanese
Overnight Home stay.
Buli to Punakha
We begin our explorations of Punakha valley with a visit to Punakha Dzong, located between two rivers. It serves as the winter residence for the central monastic body. Next, visit Wangdiphodrang Dzong built in 1638 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and then take a hike
Punakha to Paro
Drive to Paro via Thimphu, Stop briefly for tea at Dochula Cafe and continue our journey to Thimphu for our lunch. Next, visit the handmade paper factory in Thimphu and do our last shopping, if we need to & drive to paro.
Hike to Tiger’s Nest
Paro is a valley of religion and myth. The most famous landmark, the Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest), stands on a granite cliff about 800m above the valley. Legend has it that Guru Rinpoche, a famous Buddhist saint, flew to Paro on a tigress and meditated at Taktsang. The monastery is considered as a national treasure of Bhutan.
The hike to Taktsang would take us around two and half hours. To reach a cafeteria, a point from where one can enjoy a great view of the monastery is more than an hour walk from the road-head uphill. Those interested can walk further 45 minutes uphill to get a closer view of the monastery and return to the cafeteria for lunch. The journey downward to the road-head would take us less than one and half hours.
Day 9: Departure