Detail about the package
“Haa Valley” opened its gates to tourism only recently and has remained wonderfully old-world and untarnished by the influences of contemporary development.
The fight to Paro crosses the Himalayan Mountains, affording spectacular views of the awesome peaks, including the sacred jumolhari and jichu Drake in Bhutan On arrival in Paro Airport, you will be received by our guide and transfer to restaurant for lunch . After lunch, you will visit the Rinpung Dzong, the 15th century massive fortress which now serves as administrative and monastic center of the valley. From the Dzong, you can walk down to the road head crossing a traditional wooden bridge. After that you will be taken to Kichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and the most sacred temple built in 7th century . In the evening, you can stroll in Paro town.
Today,you will drive to Haa Valley across Chelela Pass (3810m) which is the highest motorable pass in Bhutan. The pass is dotted with colorful Buddhist prayer flags offers stunning views of Mount Jumolhari and other mountains and beautiful Paro and Haa valley. Drive downhill from pass through the forests of blue pine, fir and oak. It is said Haa valley is blessed by three Bodhisattvas mountains- Manjushree,Avalokiteshvara and Vajrapani. In the afternoon, explore local villages, visit their homes and meet the families.
Drive to Thimphu, capital city of Bhutan. The city doesn’t have any traffic light .we will stop to take photo of Dobji Dzong,after that road descends and joins the main road at Chuzom (confluence), the confluence of Paro and Thimphu rivers. We will stop here and see local farmers aside the road selling vegetables, fruits and dried chillies .After lunch we will visit Buddha statues , Memorial chorten and folk heritage museum . Evening, you can stroll through Thimphu city and absorb the life style of the people and interact with the local people.
Today, we will enjoy the scenic drive to Punakha. From Simtokha the road climbs to the Dochula pass (3150 meters) where on a clear day you can get spectacular views of the Himalayas. We will take some time at the pass and exploring 108 stupas. We will drive downhill through the forests of rhododendrone,fir and hemlock . When you arrive at Metshina Village, you can take short walk through rice fields to Chimi Lhakhang( temple of fertility). After lunch continue drive to Punakha. On arrival, visit Punakha Dzong, which is the most beautiful Dzongs in Bhutan. Overnight in hotel.
After breakfast drive back to Paro, En-route stop at Dochula Pass and visit the Druk Wangyal temple on hill. Stop in Thimphu for lunch . Continue drive to Paro and visit local archery ground and watch locals playing archery. Overnight in hotel.
Today, you will hike to Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery, Bhutan’s most famous monastery, which located at face of the cliff( 3100m) offering the best view of Paro valley. According to the legend, it is believed that Guru Rimpoche, the 8th century Spiritual Master, flew to this location on the back of a tigress to meditate. Lunch will be served at Cafeteria Restaurant halfway up on the mountain. Explore the monastery and hike back to Paro. Overnight in hotel
In the morning, you will drive to the airport for departure. Our representative will bid you farewell.
While Bhutan is one of the smallest countries in the world, its cultural diversity and richness are profound. As such, strong emphasis is laid on the promotion and preservation of its unique culture. By protecting and nurturing Bhutan’s living culture it is believed that it will help guard the sovereignty of the nation.