Day 01: Arrive at Paro. Drive to Thimpu & sightseeing tour
Fly onboard Druk Air to Paro, Bhutan. On a clear day the panoramic views of the Himalaya are sensational, including Everest (if you are flying from Delhi and Kathmandu), but particularly exciting is the approach through the Bhutanese foothills and the landing, including a few steep turns to land at the tiny airstrip of Paro. In Paro you will be received by your Bhutanese guide and transferred to your hotel.
Depending on your arrival time you will visit Rinpung Dzong and Kichu Lhakhang.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Morning Tiger’s Nest Hike and Afternoon Drive to Thimphu – 1 hour
In the morning hike to Taktsang Monastery. Taktsang meaning \”Tiger\’s Nest”, is built around a cave in which Guru Rimpoche (also known as Guru Padmasambhava) meditated. The eighth century monastery is perched on a rock overlooking a sheer drop and clings seemingly impossible to a cliff of rock at 9678 feet above the valley floor.
For the local people it is a place of pilgrimage, but for a tourist, a hike up to the viewpoint opposite the monastery is exhausting, thrilling and mystical. It takes almost 2 hours to walk up at an average pace. The legend has it that Guru Rimpoche is said to have flown to the site of the monastery on the back of a tigress from Tibet and meditated in the cave there for three months. Although the main building of the temple was destroyed by fire on April 1998, the hike up to the viewpoint is worthwhile and fulfilling. And Visit Archery Sport.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Departure transfer
Departure Transfer to Paro Airport and fly to Kathmandu or to your onward destination.
- Private transportation.
- All necessary travel permits
- English speaking local guide.
- Accommodation on single/twin room basis.
- Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per the itinerary
- Meal plan: Full Board Basis
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