The flight into the Himalayas reveals breathtaking views of the great peaks, taking you right into the Dragon Kingdoms cloud-scraping airstrip at Paro (alt. 7,000 ft). Your Bhutanese escort from Bhutan Tourism Corporation Limited (BTCL) will greet you on arrival and drive to the Kichu Resort for overnight stay.
Day 01 Arrive - Paro The flight into the Himalayas reveals breathtaking views of the great peaks, taking you right into the Dragon Kingdoms cloud-scraping airstrip at Paro (alt. 7,000 ft). Your Bhutanese escort from Bhutan Tourism Corporation Limited (BTCL) will greet you on arrival and drive to the Kichu Resort for overnight stay.
Day 02 Paro - Thimpu The day begins with a visit to the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong ( 18 kms from the hotel ). This Dzong is of historical importance, from whose ramparts the Bhutanese repelled Tibetan invaders. On a clear day, the 24,000 ft. white domed - peak of sacred Chomolhari (Mountain of Goddess ) looms overhead. After lunch at the hotel, visit Taa Dzong, the National Museum housed in an ancient watchtower, which has a fine collection of ancient thangka paintings, textiles, weapons and artefacts. In the evening, a 2 - hour drive through the Paro and Thimpu valleys to the Capital of Bhutan ( Alt. 7500 ft. ) Enroute visit the Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress of it’s kind which once guarded the Thimpu valley, built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1627. It is now a religious university. Overnight at the Hotel River View.
Day 03 Thimpu - Paro Today, sightseeing in Thimpu includes -The visit to the National Library, which holds a vast collection ancient Buddhists manuscripts the school of Thangka painting and the Traditional Medicine Institute, where centuries old healing arts are still practised. Then, visit Handicrafts Emporium, to see the exquisite artistry of traditional crafts and textiles and take a stroll through the streets for a little shopping. After lunch, visit the memorial Chorten to his late Majesty, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, and take a 15 minutes drive to Dechenchholing, to witness the Gold and Silver smiths at work. Then visit the Tashichhodzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion), built in 1641, by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel and reconstructed in 1961, by the late King, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck , who is regarded as the Father of Modern Bhutan. In the evening drive back to Paro. Overnight at the Kichu Resort.
Day 04 Paro - Depart Early breakfast the hotel and then drive to the airport to board the departure flight. Your BTCL escort will assist you with exit formalities bid you farewell.