Day 1: Arrive Paro - Thimphu (55kms)
Arrival at Paro airport, followed by a comfortable transfer to Thimphu, Bhutan's capital. Thimphu, a bustling city with a relaxed vibe, is the world's only capital without traffic lights. After check-in, explore National Archery Stadium, the local vegetable market, and the Memorial Stupa. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Thimphu: Hike the Cheri Goemba
Enjoy a scenic drive to Dodena and hike to Cheri Goemba, a serene hillside monastery. Visit the School of Traditional Arts and Crafts, National Library, Textile Museum, Heritage Museum, and Handicrafts Emporium. Overnight in Thimphu.
Day 3: Thimphu - Punakha (76kms)
Drive to Punakha via Dochula Pass (3,100 meters) for breathtaking Himalayan views. Explore Punakha's fertile valley, visit Lampelri Botanical Garden, and hike to Chimi Lakhani, the Temple of the Divine Madman. Overnight in Punakha.
Day 4: Khamsung Yuely Namgyel Temple Rafting and Punakha Dzong
Hike to Khamsung Yuely Namgyel Temple and enjoy scenic views of the Mo Chu River Valley. Descend to the river for an exhilarating rafting experience. Visit Punakha Dzong, a historic fortress. Overnight in Punakha.
Day 5: Punakha - Ganteng Valley (80kms)
Drive to Gangteng Valley, visit Gangteng Monastery, and embark on the Gangtey Nature Trail with the chance to see black-necked cranes. Explore the beautiful marshlands of Phobjikha Valley, known for its winter crane habitat. Overnight in Gangteng Valley.
Day 6: Gangteng - Thimphu (135kms)
Visit the Black Neck Crane Information Center, learn about these magnificent birds, and observe them if they're in the area. Drive back to Thimphu and explore the town if time allows. Overnight in Thimphu.
Day 7: Thimphu - Paro Tiger Nest Hike
Drive to Paro and embark on the famous Tiger's Nest Hike, a stunning monastery perched on a cliff. Enjoy breathtaking views and a memorable journey. In the evening, savor a farewell dinner with a local cultural show. Overnight in Paro.
Day 8: Departure
After breakfast, your guide and driver will transfer you to Paro airport for your onward journey.