About This Trip
Spend 4-day in Paro and Thimphu exploring the very best of this intriguing Kingdom of Bhutan like a local. You will take in the stunning view of the monastery when trekking to the iconic Tiger's Nest, get to know the Bhutanese lifestyle and the national culture by touring the National Folk Heritage Museum. Beyond that, the finest dzongs like Thimphu Dzong, Paro Dzong, and Ta Dzong will also await you to discover.
- 1Paro, Thimphu
Thimphu: Thimphu Dzong, National Memorial Chorten
- 2ThimphuNational Folk Heritage Museum, Bhutan Post Office Headquarters, National Painting School
- 3ParoTiger's Nest, Paro Dzong, Ta Dzong, National Museum
Day 1: Arrive in Paro, Drive to Thimphu
After your arrival in the airport of Paro, meet your guide and enjoy a private car transfer to the capital city, Thimphu. The drive takes around 1.5 hours and you will pass by the iron chain bridge of Tamchog Lhakhang. Stopover is available for you to take some photos here.
Upon arrival, check in and have a short rest. Start the Thimphu city tour from the National Memorial Chorten, and then move to the Motithang Takin Preserve, Zilukha Nunnery and Thimphu Dzong (Tashichho Dzong).
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Day 2: Thimphu, Drive to Paro
On this day, you will first visit the National Folk Heritage Museum where you can learn about the Bhutanese people's way of life and their national culture. Walk to the National Painting School afterwards, and then visit the Bhutan Post Office Headquarters, where there are many beautiful stamps to choose from and you can also make your own with your portrait at your expense.
After lunch, drive back to Paro and stop for a close observation of local people at a farm house en route.
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Day 3: Paro, Trek to the Tiger's Nest
After breakfast, head for the Tiger's Nest (Paro Taktshang) which is Bhutan's most famous cultural icon. You will spend about 1.5 hours climbing to the viewpoint for a stunning view of the monastery. Lots of good pictures you see on the Internet are usually taken here. Continue trekking another 1.5 hours to the location of the monastery and visit it.
After that, go down from the mountain and pay a visit to the Ta Dzong, also known as the National Museum of Bhutan, located on the hill behind the Paro Dzong which you will visit later.
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Day 4: Depart from Paro
Be escorted to the airport for your return flight with your guide and the driver.
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