Bhutan at Glance Itinerary

Day 01Arrive at Paro (2280m))

 Fly from Kathmandu to Paro that takes about 1 hr 35 min. GAT staff will receive you at the airport and take you to your hotel where you can relax. Following lunch, Bhutanese tour guide will take you on a guide tour of 17th century Drukgyal Dzong, Rimpung Dzong and 7th century Kichu Lhakhang. Overnight in hotel.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Paro
  • Altitude: 2280m
Day 02Sightseeing Paro. Afternoon drive to Thimphu (2320m)

After early morning breakfast, go on a half day sightseeing of Paro. You will explore Satsam Chorten and Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) monastery. Taktsang Monastery is where Guru Padmasambhava, the tantric mystic who brought Buddhism to Bhutan, came on the back of a flying tiger. Next is the ancient watchtower of Ta Dzong, Paro Rimpung Dzong built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and 15th century Tamchog Monastery. Afterwards drive to Thimphu. Overnight in hotel.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Thimphu
  • Altitude: 2320m
Day 03Drive from Thimphu to Punakha (1310m) for sightseeing and afternoon return to Thimphu

Take an early morning breakfast and drive to Punakha. En route you will go over Dochula pass (3100m) which allows beautiful views of Himalayan peaks including Jomolhari (7326m). You will also visit Chime Lhakhang, or ‘the Temple of Fertility’ and 17th century Punakha Dzong. The road further ahead passes through the popular Pho Chu (Male) and Mo Chu (Female) rivers. By late afternoon you will have reached Punakha, which is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpo. Drive back to Thimphu for overnight stay.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Punakha
  • Altitude: 1310m
Day 04Thimphu sightseeing followed by drive to Paro

Thimphu sightseeing after breakfast as you will visit the National Memorial Chorten, National Library, Painting School, Folk Heritage Museum, Sangay Gang view point, Takin Preserve centre and Changangkha Monastery. Post lunch, call on the tallest statue of Buddha in the world, weekend market and witness archery match. Evening drive to Paro for overnight stay.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Paro
Day 05Final departure

As per your flight schedule, you will be driven to Paro international airport for your departure.