The Shangrila’s Delight

7 days | Best season: March to May, Sept. to Nov. | Min. 2 persons. | Max altitude: 3,140m | Moderate trekking

The visit to Taktsang monastery is spectacular with sightseeing of Thimphu. It is the only country in the world that has no traffic lights and Thimphu host to the tallest statue of sitting Buddha in the world. There are many hiking routes in and around Thimphu and Paro. As you drive to Punakha, you pass through Dochula pass which has 108 small chortens. The view of the Higher Himalayas from the Dochula pass is spectacular. Punakha is an old capital of Bhutan and Punakha Dzong is still the winter residence of his Holiness, the Je Khenpo.

ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrive Paro (Altitude 2280 m) (By Druk Air): Your Representative from Yak Holidays will receive you at the Airport and drop you to the hotel.

Day 02: Paro, Excursion to Taktsang Monastery – Thimphu (Altitude 2320 m):  A very special day, with an excursion to view the spectacular Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) monastery.

Day 03: Thimphu Sightseeing: (Altitude 2320 m).

Day 04. Thimphu - Punakha (Altitude 1310 m) (72 Kms, 3 hours drive): After breakfast, drive to Punakha via Dochula pass.

Day 05. Punakha - Gangtey (Altitude 3120 m) - Wangdiphodrang: After breakfast, drive to Gangtey.

Day 06. Wangdiphodrang - Thimphu: (Altitude 2320 m): After breakfast, drive to Thimphu.

Day 07. Departure: (Altitude 2280 m) Early morning, drive to the airport and farewell.