Ta Dzong, the museum sitting on a promontory overlooking the Paro valley used to be a watchtower until it was converted into a museum in 1968.
Paro International Airport, Bhutan
2 hours after arrival at the airport
Paro is a beautiful valley with a small town in Western Bhutan. The valley encapsulates within itself a rich culture, scenic beauty and hundreds of myths and legends. It is home to many Bhutan’s oldest temples and monasteries. Paro is also one of the most fertile valley in the Kingdom producing a bulk of the locally famous red rice from its terraced fields. Paro is drained by Pa Chhu, the source of which is from the snow capped Mount Jomolhari (7,314m). Bhutan’s only International Airport in also located in this beautiful valley.
★ Arrival at Paro Airport
★ Welcome tea
★ Drive to Thimphu
★ Walk along the last remaining Iron-Chained Bridge
★ Lunch at Thimphu
★ Visit Tashi Choe Dzong, Memorial Chorten & Kuensel Phodrang
★ Overnight in Thimphu.
★ After early morning breakfast, drive 15 minutes to Sangay Gang
★ Start the trek
★ Visit Phajoding Monastery (If time permits)
★ End of Trek, on driving down the hill we may drop by Motithang park to see Takin, the national animal of Bhutan
★ Overnight in Thimphu
We start at Sangay Gang, an area brimmed with hundreds of colourful prayer flags to bless our trek. The trek to Phajoding includes gentle slopes through thick blue pine forest. We cross a monastery, Chhokhortse Gompa (3010 m) and slowly descend slightly steep slopes towards Motithang. You will find your vehicle awaiting where your trek ends
★ Visit craft bazaar and 13 Arts and Craft School
★ Visit paro kichu lhangkhang
★ Drive to Paro town for lunch
★ Visit National Museum and Rinpung Dzong
★ In the evening, watch Cultural Show specially performed for your group (10 pax)
★ Overnight in Paro
★ After breakfast hike to the famous Taktshang Monastery (3,120m).
★ Hike uphill all the way to Tiger’s Nest Temple (1,000m ascent)
★ Overnight in Paro.
★ Your guide and driver will send you to the airport and bid you farewell.
★ Tashi Delek