Day 1: Arrival in Paro – Thimphu

  • Arrive at Paro International Airport, where you’ll be greeted by your private guide and transferred to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan.
  • Check-in at a luxury hotel and enjoy some leisure time to relax and acclimate to the altitude.
  • In the evening, embark on a short hike to the stunning Tashichho Dzong, a fortress-monastery housing the offices of the King and government.

Day 2: Thimphu Exploration

  • Start the day with a visit to the Buddha Dordenma, a massive statue of Buddha overlooking the valley.
  • Explore the Folk Heritage Museum to learn about Bhutanese culture and traditions.
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch at a fine dining restaurant in Thimphu, where you can savor local and international cuisine.
  • In the afternoon, meet with local experts such as artists, artisans, or traditional medicine practitioners for an enriching cultural experience.
  • Visit the National Memorial Chorten, an important religious monument, and then take a stroll through the local handicraft market.
  • Return to your luxury hotel in Thimphu for a relaxing evening.

Day 3: Thimphu – Punakha

  • Depart Thimphu and drive to Punakha, a beautiful valley known for its lush landscapes and historic sites.
  • En route, stop at Dochula Pass and enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayas.
  • Arrive in Punakha and check-in at a luxury resort or boutique hotel.
  • Visit Punakha Dzong, an architectural masterpiece and the former capital of Bhutan.
  • In the evening, savor a gourmet dinner at your hotel while enjoying the serene ambiance of Punakha.

Day 4: Punakha – Hike to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten

  • Embark on a picturesque hike to the Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten, a stunning temple perched on a hilltop.
  • Enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and Punakha Valley.
  • After the hike, indulge in a well-deserved picnic lunch at a scenic spot.
  • In the afternoon, return to your luxury hotel and relax with spa treatments or leisure time.

Day 5: Punakha – Paro

  • Leave Punakha and drive back to Paro, a charming town nestled in the Paro Valley.
  • Check-in at a luxury hotel and take some time to unwind.
  • Visit the National Museum of Bhutan, housed in a historic watchtower, to gain insight into Bhutanese art and history.
  • Explore Paro’s traditional market and pick up some unique souvenirs.
  • In the evening, enjoy a fine dining experience at your hotel, savoring delectable Bhutanese cuisine.

Day 6: Tiger’s Nest Hike

  • Embark on a thrilling hike to the iconic Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery, Bhutan’s most famous landmark.
  • Trek through scenic trails, passing waterfalls and prayer flags, until you reach the monastery perched on a cliff.
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the monastery and take in the breathtaking views of the valley below.
  • After the hike, return to your luxury hotel and unwind with spa treatments or a soak in a traditional hot stone bath.

Day 7: Paro – Cultural Immersion

Immerse yourself in Bhutanese culture by participating in traditional activities such as archery, Bhutan’s national sport, or trying your hand at Bhutanese cooking.

  • Visit a local farmhouse and interact with the friendly Bhutanese people, learning about their daily lives and traditions.
  • Enjoy a special farewell dinner at a fine dining restaurant, celebrating the flavors of Bhutanese cuisine.
  • Return to your luxury hotel for a final night of relaxation in Paro.

Day 8: Departure from Paro

  • Bid farewell to Bhutan as you transfer to Paro International Airport for your departure flight.
  • Reflect on your luxurious adventure, cultural experiences, and breathtaking hikes in the enchanting Kingdom of Bhutan.