Day 01ARRIVAL - PARO-The flight into the Himalaya reveals breathtaking views of the great peaks MT EVEREST, MT KANCHANJUNGA, MT CHOMOLHARI, MT JICHU DRAKE, etc., taking you right into the Dragon Kingdom's scraping airstrip at PARO. On arrival you will be greeted and transfered through the beautiful PARO valley to Hotel - dinner & overnight at hotel.
Day 02IN PARO The day begins with a visit to the ruins of DRUKGYAL DZONG (18 Km.). 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 TA DZONG, the National Museum housed in an ancient watchtower, which has a fine collection of ancient Thangkha paintings, textiles, weapons and artefacts. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03PARO - THIMPU Morning scenic drive to THIMPU (2 hr.). Transfer to hotel. Afternoon, sightseeing to the MEMMORIAL CHORTEN of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck in the heart of Thimpu town, TASHICHHO DZONG (the Fortress of the Auspicious Religion, presently Govt. secretariat building) - Overnight hotel.
Day 04PARO - EXCURSION TO TAKTSANG LHAKANG AM: After breakfast drive to SARTSHAM CHORTEN and then two hours of horse riding uphill will take you to the TAKTSANG MONASTERY. After refreshment, a short trek to the view point to witness a fascinating eye-level view of the famous TAKTSANG LHAKHANG also known as the tiger's nest. PM: After lunch a slow downhill trek to SARTSHAM CHORTEN and then drive to Hotel. - Overnight hotel.
Day 05PARO - DEPARTURE After early breakfast, drive to airport for departure flight to your onward destination.