- BTN # 01: JOURNEY TO BHUTAN (DRUK YUL)
- (3 Nights/4 Days - FLY IN MON/FLY OUT THU)
- DAY 01(Mon):
Fly Kathmandu- Paro KB 108.
Upon arrival process Bhutan visa paying US $ cash 20 /- per person. Meet, assist and transfer to hotel.
The flight into the Himalayas reveals breathtaking views of the great peaks, taking you right into the Dragon Kingdom's cloud scraping airstrip at Paro (Altitude 7000 ft.). Your Bhutanese escort will great you on arrival and drive you through beautiful Paro valley to the hotel. Situated on a breezy pine scented hillside.
After refreshment take a stroll around the little town at Paro.
- DAY 02(Tue):
Paro-Thimpu ( Hrs drive, 68 kms)
After breakfast a 2-hours drive through the Paro and Thimphu valleys to the capital of Bhutan (Altitude 7500 ft ). Enroute visit the Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress of its king which once guarded the Thimpu valley built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel in 16627. It is now religious University.
Drive to hotel. For lunch, then visit the National Library, which holds a vast collection of ancient Buddhist manuscripts, the school of Thangkha painting and the traditional medicine institute, where centuries old healing arts are still practiced
Visit the Memorial Chorten to His Late majesty, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck and take a 15 minutes drive to Decheachholing, to witness the gold and silver smiths at work. Then, the Tashichhodzong ("Fortress of the Glorious religion"), built in 1641 by Shadrung Ngawang Namgyel and reconstructed in 1961, using traditional methods, without the use of any nails or plans on paper, under the Late King Jigme Dorje Wangchuck, regarded as the Father of Modern Bhutan.
- DAY 03(Wed):
Thimpu -Paro ( 2 Hrs drive, 68 kms)
Visit the open market, where you can mingle in the hustle and bustle of the crowds of shoppers and villagers. Then visit the Handicrafts Emporium for a little souvenir shopping.
Lunch at the hotel, and the afternoon can be spent at leisure to peep into the shops of Thimphu town. Evening drive back to Paro. Overnight at the hotel.
- DAY 04(Thu):
Early breakfast at the hotel and then drive to the airport to board the flight. Your Bhutanese escort will assist you with exit formalities and bid you farewell.