A Rendezvous with Buddhist Quietude
Arrive in Paro (alt 2,200m) today via a Druk Air flight and drive to Thimphu (54 km/1.5 hours/alt 2,400m). The first views of the formidable mountains and terraced rice fields are compelling. Rest of the day at leisure to acclimatise before beginning your explorations of this medieval kingdom.
A full day tour of the old and new capitals of Bhutan. Standing alongside one another, the dzongs, monasteries, institutional buildings and markets are emblematic of the old and the ongoing Thimphu Structural Plan that epitomises the new, while preserving the spirit and tradition of Bhutan.
Day excursion to Punakha and Wangdiphodrang (154 km roundtrip/3.5 hours drive each way), crossing the Dochu La Pass (alt 3,088m) before descending into Punakha river valley (alt 1,300m). Visit the Punakha Dzong, the Wangdiphodrang Dzong and a rural settlement before returning to Thimphu.
After breakfast, drive back to Paro. In the afternoon, visit the excellent Ta Dzong National Museum, and the 7th century Kyichu Lhakhang monastery, the oldest in Bhutan and the harbinger of Buddhism.
Morning viewing of the awesome Taktsang, the Tiger’s Nest monastery, with an option to walk up to its breathtakingly precipitous location – an unforgettable accomplishment. Afternoon at leisure.
Depart for your onward destination aboard a Druk Air flight.
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