Bhutan is variously labeled the ‘Land of the Peaceful Dragon’, ‘The Last Shangri-La’ and ‘The Hidden Paradise’. All these are inspired by Bhutan’s surfeit of alluring nature sights. The serenity is further enhanced by unassuming little towns and settlements, which balance themselves on towering Himalayan cliff edges. To complete this picture of harmony and mystique are the many species of flora and fauna.
Fly over surreal views of the Himalayas into Paro Airport. Arrive to a warm welcome and set off on drive to Thimphu. Reach and check-in, spending the rest of the evening at leisure. Overnight stay in Thimpu.
After breakfast, check out Memorial Chorten, a stupa dedicated to Bhutan’s third king. The Textile Museum & Folk Heritage Museum provides an insight into Bhutanese material culture. Also visit Kuensel Phodrang, where now a giant statue of a meditating Buddha sits. In the afternoon, time to check-out and leave for Paro. Check-in the hotel on arrival and take the evening off for some leisure. Overnight stay in Paro.
After breakfast, visit National Museum for its impressive collection of fine arts. Rinpung Dzong, built in 1645, demonstrates the best of Dzong architecture. Move on to the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong, which forms an odd contrast with the towering Mount Jomolhari in the background. The mountain is a Goddess for the Bhutanese and forms a natural border with Tibet. Finish the day at Kyichu Lhakhang, which is one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Bhutan. Overnight stay in Paro.
Breakfast brings your Bhutan trip to an end. Soon, you will be driven to Paro Airport to get on your way home.