Great tour to The Hidden Kingdom

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival - Paro
The flight into the Himalaya reveals breathtaking views of the great peaks Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Chomolhari, Mt. Jichu Drake, etc. taking you right into the colourful valley of the Dragon Kingdom at Paro. On arrival you will be greeted and transfered through the beautiful Paro valley to Hotel. Evening briefing on the tour/trek in Bhutan - dinner & overnight at hotel.

Day 2: In 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 artifacts. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3: Paro - Thimpu
Morning scenic drive to Thimpu (2 hr.). Transfer to hotel. Afternoon, sightseeing to the Memorial 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 4: Paro - 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 Lhakang also known as the tigers' nest.
PM: After lunch a slow downhill trek to Sartsham Chorten and then drive to Hotel. Overnight Hotel.

Day 5: Paro - Departure
After early breakfast, drive to airport for departure flight to your onward destination.

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