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Picturesque Paro

Paro is a historic town with many sacred sites and historical buildings. It is wide and verdant and is recognized as one of the most beautiful town in Bhutan. Paro provides a stunning array of photographic opportunities - mountainous landscapes, ancient temples, monasteries, lively colourful festivals, a timeless Buddhist culture and fascinating people.

Price Starting From Rupees1,07,349/-* pp

Highlights:

  • Guided photography session.
  • Hike up to the famous Taktsang Monastery, perched on a cliff 900m above the valley floor.
  • Explore the unspoilt Haa Valley.
  • Visit many cultural attractions including medieval fortresses (Dzongs)
  • Explore the stunning Phobjikha Valley, winter home to the Black-Necked Crane.
  • Participate in a Photography contest.

Best Season:

March - May and September - November

  • Day Wise Itinerary
  • Other Optional Sightseeing’s
  • Notes
  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7

Arrive Paro

Welcome to your ‘Picturesque Paro’ tour! On arrival at airport in Paro, you will be transferred to the hotel. The flight to Paro is one of the most spectacular mountain flights in the world, with constantly changing landscapes of some of the highest mountains on earth. The rest of the day is at leisure. In the evening, you will proceed for photography session where you will learn how to capture the best Image.

Overnight stay at Paro. (Dinner)

Paro

After breakfast, take a hike to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest) built on a sheer cliff face (900 metres) above the valley floor and is a spectacular sight in itself. The Monastery is also an important pilgrim site for the Buddhists and is considered one of the wonders of Asia. Legend has it that the great Guru Rimpoche flew here on the back of a tigress when he brought the teachings of the Buddhist Dharma to Bhutan in the 8th Century. Return to the hotel for lunch. In the afternoon, visit the old ruins of Drukgyel Dzong, 17th century fortress that used to keep invaders from Tibet and in 1951 the fort was destroyed by fire. On the way to Paro, visit Kyichu Lhakhang one of Bhutan's two oldest and most sacred monasteries dating from the introduction of Buddhism in the 7th century.

Overnight stay at Paro. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Paro* Excursion to Haa valley (Approx 65 Kms / Approx 2 hours)

Today, following an early morning breakfast, depart for Haa Valley across Chelela Pass which is spectacularly scenic. Drive to Chele La Pass (3,988m) from where you can view Bhutan’s second highest peak, Mt. Jhomolhari (7314m). Haa Valley is very unique and totally different from other places in Bhutan. It is located very near to the Tibetan Chinese Border.

Overnight stay at Paro. (Breakfast, En-route Lunch & Dinner)

On to Phobjikha valley (Approx 185Kms / Approx 5 hours)

After breakfast, drive to the alpine valley of Phobjika (10,000 feet), considered one of the most beautiful valleys in Bhutan. Along the way, witness the changing landscapes as it transitions from semi tropical to pine forest and then to an alpine environment where rhododendron, dwarf bamboo and wild monkeys can be found. Phobjikha valley in Gangtey is popularly known to be the home of the black-necked cranes.

Overnight stay at Phobjikha. (Breakfast, En-route Lunch & Dinner)

Phobjikha valley

Early morning, proceed to see the Black-Necked Cranes (5 months in winter). Over 300 birds migrate from the Tibetan plateau in winter. Return to the hotel for breakfast.

After breakfast, drive to Gangtey Goenpa (monastery) which is the only Nyingmapa (oldest of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism) monastery in western Bhutan. Return back to the hotel for lunch. After lunch take snapshot the valley, the people, and cranes.

Overnight stay at Phobjikha. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

On to Paro (Approx 185Kms / Approx 5 hours)

After breakfast, drive to Paro and check- in to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. In the evening, gather at the venue for the photography contest where in the best photographs will be shortlisted by a panel. Once the contest is over, the winner will be announced from the shortlisted candidates and the prize distribution will commence which will lead to a souvenir distribution ceremony.

Overnight stay at Paro. (Breakfast, En-route Lunch & Dinner)

Depart Paro

Post breakfast, check-out from the hotel and depart home with unique experiences of Picturesque Paro. (Breakfast)

Notes -  

 

Optional Sightseeing’s

  • Thimphu: It is the capital and largest city of Bhutan. It is situated in the western central part of Bhutan and the surrounding valley is one of Bhutan's dzongkhags. The culture of Bhutan is fully reflected in Thimphu in respect of literature, religion, customs, dance, music, national dress code and the monastic practices of the monasteries.
  • Punakha: Punakha was the capital of Bhutan until the 1960's. The dzong is the main attraction also there are other sites of interest in and around this pleasant little town.
By Air : The nearest airport is at Paro (6 kms).
By Rail : -
By Road : Paro is connected by road with Thimphu 52 kms, Punakha 132 kms, Phuentsholing 150 kms and New Jalpaiguri 295 kms.
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