Delhi Paro Delhi Airfare
02 Nights’ Accommodation in Paro
All Transfers by PVT Vehicle
All Sightseeing by PVT Vehicle
Driver allowances, toll, parking etc
Day 1 Paro After breakfast, the road descends along the Wang Chu [Thimphu River] to meet Pa Chu [Paro River] at Chunzom, the confluence point of Pa Chu and Wang Chu. It will be interesting for the guest to take the walk on the bridge of the confluence point. Notably are the 03 Chortens at the confluence point, of different style, 01 pertaining to Tibetan Style, the other of the Nepali Style and the last one of the Bhutanese style.After the photographic season, we will continue our journey towards Paro along the Pa Chu. A few kilometres from Chunzum is the Thamchok Lhakhang, a private temple owned by the descendent of the famous Tibetan bridge builder, Thangthong Gyelpo, also known as the “Iron Chain Bridge Builder”. Still you can see the iron chain bridge which is built by him. It is a photographer’s delight.Upon arrival in Paro check in at the hotel.After lunch we will visit the Ta Dzong, the National Museum and the Rinpung Dzong [Paro Dzong].The Museum boasts of its collection of fine arts, paintings and bronzes. There are also textiles, jewellery, and handicrafts sections as well as galleries of stuffed animals and butterflies from Bhutan. The stamps’ hall is very popular and displays, among others, 3-D stamps, record stamps, silken stamps, embossed stamps and the famous triangular stamp depicting the yeti. Located below the Museum is Paro Dzong. Also called the Rinpung Dzong, the Fortress of the Heap of Jewels, Paro Dzong was built in 1645 by the Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel. It is an imposing square fortress with a central tower and courtyards housing the administrative quarters and the monastic section.After the visit, we will take the leisurely downhill walk to cross the typical Bhutanese Cantilever Bridge, one of the finest specimens in Bhutan with its shingle roof and two guard-houses at each end. At the other end of the bridge will be our car and further drive to Hotel Overnight at the hotel.
Day 02: Paro ( Hike to Taktsang) or (Excursion to Chele –la Pass)Today the guest has the option to choose either hike to Taktsang Monastery or take can excursion to Chele la pass After breakfast drive 20 minutes to the end of the valley to Drukgyel Dzong from where one can see the towering peak of Jomolhari (7,316m, 24,003 ft). This mountain, also revered as a powerful goddess, forms the border with Tibet and provides magnificent background to the ruined Drukgyel Dzong and village.Hike to Taktsang MonasteryTaktsang Monastery, clinging on the steep rock, is one of the holiest temple in Bhutan.It is believed that Guru Rinpoche flew on the Tigress back and meditated here. The trek to the temple through the pine tree and sweet aroma of the air is indeed a very special and memorable event. The return hike will take about 05-06 hours.The hike is usually till the cafeteria from where we will have a breathtaking view of the Monastery and a photographer’s delight.After the visit it is an easy descend of 03 hours. After the hike we will return back to our hotel . NOTE:For the first 03 hours, we will take the ascend on the well marked trail to reach the cafeteria [lunch point] from where we will get the best view of the Tiger’s Nest. Further 02 hours hike will reach us to the Monastery. However, the recommended hike is till the cafeteria.
Excursion to Chelele Pass
After breakfast we will take the excursion drive to Chele-la pass. It is at an elevation of 13000 ft, considered to be one of the highest motorable passes in Bhutan. After driving through Plue pine & Rhododendron forest for 45 KM you reach Chele-la pass( 4200 meters). From this point one can have a superb view of Mount Jomolhari & Jichu Drakey. This is a very good place to walk around for a few minutes enjoying the view. Late afternoon drive back to Paro RECOMMENDED [on direct payment]
HOT STONE BATH
Ask your guide for the arrangement of the Bhutanese Hot Stone Bath.
There can be nothing better than to soak your body in the traditional tub after the Taktsang Hike.
Similar to in Japan, Bhutan offers a traditional form of bath called the hot stone bath. Originally practised for health or luxury purposes, a Bhutan hot stone bath takes a lot of time and effort to prepare. Particular stones are handpicked from the river which are heated up in the open fire until they turn blood red. The traditional wooden tub is filled with cold water and then the red hot stones are dipped in until the water warms up.Herbs are added to the water and the experience can be compared to that of a natural hot tub minus the jets. The herbs used varied according to family and the recipe often was treated as a family secret, which was passed down from generation to generation.It is a very natural experience that includes the elements of water, fire and earth.Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03: Paro – Onward DestinationTransfer to the airport for your flight towards the onward destination.
Meals other than specified above Tips, Porterage, any personal expenses. Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the itinerary.