Fly to Paro from Kathmandu with Druk Air. Get spectacular views of the world’s highest peaks. Give way to the lush green Paro valley as you land. Explore around the Thimphu, the modern capital of Bhutan. You’re visiting the Institute of Traditional Medicine, where old healing arts such as acupuncture and herbal remedies are still practiced. The National Memorial Chorten, built in honor of late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. Punakha, an ancient capital of Bhutan. Get great view of the Himalayan ranges particularly the peak of Chomolhari to the west and then finally to Gangtey which lies on the flanks of the Black Mountains. Visit the Drukgyal Dzong, the ruined fort, which was once defended this valley from Tibetan invasions and on your way back visit Kyichu Lhakhang one of the oldest temple in Bhutan (7th century). You will observe National Museum.
Day 1 : Arrive Paro
The flight offers you beautiful mountain and landscape. On arrival and after visa formalities you will be received by ITT members. Afternoon / evening time at leisure. Overnight Kichu Resort.
Day 2 : Paro Sightseeing
Visit the ruined fortress of Drugyel dzong, Ta-Dzong, Rinpung Dzong which serves as the administrative center and school for monks. Walk further down crossing the traditional bridge into Paro Town. Stroll around the market and return to Kichu Resort.
Day 3 : Drive to Thimphu for sightseeing in Thimphu
Visit the Memorial chorten built in the memory of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, 15 century Changangkha monastery, Motithang mini zoo to see the rare "Takin" national animal of Bhutan and drive further down with good view of the Thimphu valley. Free time in the market. O/n Hotel Druk or River view
Day 4 AM visit the Painting school
AM visit the Painting school, National library, Royal goldsmith workshop and Handicraft centers. Overnight Thimphu at Hotel Druk or River View.
Day 5 Drive 3 hours to Wangduephodrang crossing
Drive 3 hours to Wangduephodrang crossing the Dochula pass 3100 meters. On fine weather you will see the eastern Himalayan ranges including the highest mountain in Bhutan Mt.Gangar Punsum 7520 meters. The drive from the pass is all the way downhill dropping to the lower and warmer valleys of lobesa. Visit the Wangduephodrang Dzong from outside and the market area. Overnight at Wangdi Kichu Resort.
Day 6 Day excursion
Day excursion to the Gangtey Gompa valley at an altitude of 2800 meters. This beautiful valley is also home to the rare Black Necked Cranes migrating from the Tibetan plateau to escape the harsh winter. Explore the fascinating glacier valley and return to the Resort. Overnight Kichu Resort.
Day 7 Punakha
AM drive 45 minutes to Punakha and visit the Punakha Dzong From there drive 3 hours to Thimphu for lunch and proceed 2 hours to Paro after visiting the oldest building in Bhutan, the Simtokha Dzong. It now serves as a Buddhist university. Overnight Kichu Resort.
Day 8 (Mon/Thu) Departure
Departure by flight.