Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern edge, is known for its monasteries, fortresses (or dzongs) and dramatic landscapes that range from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. In the High Himalayas, peaks such as 7,326m Jomolhari are popular trekking destinations. Paro Taktsang monastery (also known as Tiger’s Nest) clings to cliffs above the forested Paro Valley.
Arrival at Paro Airport, transfer to Thimphu. Check-in and explore Thimphu town in the evening. Overnight in Thimphu.
Visit Kuensel Phodrang, National Memorial Chorten, Folk Heritage Museum, Sangaygang View Point, Changangkha Monastery, Takin Preserve Centre, and Tashichho Dzong. Overnight in Thimphu.
Transfer to Paro, en route visit Tamchog Lhakhang. In Paro, visit Ta Dzong (National Museum), Rinpung Dzong, and explore the town. Overnight in Paro.
Hike to Taktsang Monastery, Drukgyel Dzong, and Kyichu Monastery. Overnight in Paro.
Check out from the hotel and drop at Paro Airport for onward journey.
October to December is the ideal time to visit Bhutan as the air is clear and fresh with sunny skies. January and February are colder, but from then until April the climate remains dry and pleasant and in late spring the famous rhododendrons bloom spectacularly, flooding the valleys with colour.If you’re interested in seeing the rare black-necked cranes, we recommend visiting the Phobjikha Valley between late October and mid-February.