Distance & Driving time:

Paro to Thimphu – 54 Km – 1 Hr
Thimphu to Punakha – 76 Km – 3 Hrs
Punakha to Wangdue – 17 Km – 40 Mins
Highest altitude: Dochu La Pass (3140m).

 Day 01. Arrive at Paro (2280 meters) – Thimphu (Altitude 2320 m, 54 km):

You will be received by the Representative from Make My Holidays in Bhutan at the airport and drive to Thimphu. On the way, visit Tamchog Monastery built by Thangthong Gyalpo (Popularly known as Lama Chazampa, which literally means, the Iron Bridge builder) in the 15th century. This is a private Monastery.


Afternoon visit includes Memorial Chorten, a monument dedicated to the Third King of Bhutan. Late His Majesty, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. Changangkha Monastery, Takin Preserve Centre (Takin is the National animal of Bhutan) and Sangay Gang view point to view the beautiful Thimphu Valley followed by a visit to the Largest and tallest statue of sitting Buddha in the world and Tashichho Dzong. Dinner and O/N in a hotel. (L, D)

 Day 02. Thimphu – Punakha (1310 meters):

(72 Km, 3 hrs drive). After breakfast, drive to Punakha via Dochu la pass (3160 m). You can view higher Himalayas if the weather permits.

Drive to Punakha and on the way, visit Chime Lhakhang also known as the Temple of Fertility. It takes 20 minutes to hike to this temple through the rice field.

While in Punakha, visit Punakha Dzong built in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and is situated between Pho Chu (Male River) and Mo Chu (Female River).

Dinner and O/N in Hotel. (B, L, D)

 Day 03. Punakha – Wangdiphodrang – Thimphu:

(Altitude 1310 m, 90 km): After breakfast, drive to Wangdiphodrang and visit the construction site of the magnificent Dzong razed by fire in 2012. We then visit the Rinchengang village opposite the Dzong.

After lunch, drive to Thimphu. You can explore the town after dinner to see the night life in the capital . Dinner and O/N in Hotel. (B, L, D)


Day 04. Thimphu – Paro: (Altitude 2280 m, Distance 54 km, Drive Time 1 hour): After breakfast, visit to Painting School, famous for carving and free hand art and Folk Heritage Museum and Royal Textile Museum.

After lunch, visit to Handicrafts Emporium to see the exquisite artistry of traditional crafts and textiles. In the evening, drive to Paro. Dinner and O/N in Hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 05. Paro sightseeing: (Altitude 2280 m):

After early breakfast, hike to Taktsang Monastery.

This incredible monastery clings to the edge of a sheer rock cliff that plunges 900 meters into the valley below. Legend has it that Guru Padmasambhava, the tantric mystic who brought Buddhism to Bhutan in 747 AD, flew here on the back of a flying tiger, Dorji Drolo, said to be his favourite consort.

After lunch, visit the Ta dzong, an ancient watchtower converted into the national museum of Bhutan. We then visit Rimpung Dzong (Paro Dzong) built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.

In the evening, visit the Drukgyel Dzong in ruins which was built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to commemorate the victory over the Tibetan invaders in1644; the dzong name’s means indeed “ victorious Druk “. On your way back to hotel, visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of Bhutan’s oldest and most sacred monasteries dating from the introduction of Buddhism in the 8th century.

Dinner and O/N in Hotel. (B, L, D)

 Day 06. Departure (Altitude 2280 m):

Early morning, drive to the Airport and Farewell.

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