The itinerary will take you to center of Bhutan, crossing high passes, driving through winding highways with countryside views of agricultural fields, villages, religious monuments etc.. The programe will include all the visit to Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, including with visit to Wangduephodrang of Sha province, Trongsa the main seat of Trongsa Penlop, the govenor, who was elected as the hereditary monarch of Bhutan where the crown prince had to take the position before his asension to the golden Throne, and the magnificent and historically considered religious valley of Bumthang where you could visit very old religious monuments and monasteries. The Bumthang valley is one of the beautiful place in the country to be visited.
Day 1:Arrive paro
The flight into Bhutan is one of a kind giving you a taste of the adventurous Bhutanese people taking you as close as u can ever get to the Himalayan mountain ranges. On arrival, you will be received by our guide from Bhutan Serkhor Adventure and will head to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan.
Evening tea in a local restaurant and free time to walk around Thimphu town. Overnight at Thimphu.
Today will be a full day sightseeing program of the Thimphu valley. National Library, Arts and crafts school, Folk Heritage National Memorial Chorten and National Textile Museum, Handicrafts Emporium, Post Office, Tashichhodzong. Overnight at Thimphu.
Day 3: Thimphu – Trongsa
After early breakfast, drive up to Dochu-la pass (3,088m) to get a view of the high Himalayan peaks towards the north east depending on the weather u may or may not see the entire mountain range.
Stop at Wangduephodrang town for lunch, then continue on to Tongsa across Pele-la pass (3,300m), the traditional boundary between east and west. You will see a change in vegetation at this point, with mountain forest replaced by high altitude dwarf bamboo. Stop en route at Chendebji Chorten,Arrive at Trongsa late afternoon and check into the lodge for the night. Overnight at Trongsa.
Day 4:Trongsa – Bumthang
After breakfast, walk by Trongsa Dzong, Ta Dzong. Then drive to Bumthang, 68 km. from Tongsa, a journey of about 3 hours, over the Yutong-la pass (3,400m/11,155ft). On arrival in Bumthang, check in at your lodge.
Overnight at Bumthang.
After lunch, visit Kurje Lhakhang, Jambey Lhakhang (7th century), Tamshing Monastery and Jakar Dzong. Evening will be free to walk around the town and visit the local handicrafts shop. Overnight at Bumthang.
Day 6: Bumthang – Punakha
After breakfast, explore the valley of Bumthang. Then proceed to Punakha, stopping along the way at Tongsa for lunch, which will be served in a local restaurant famous for its cuisine.
Visit Wangduephodrang Dzong and town en route to Punakha, which we will reach late afternoon. Overnight at Punakha
Day 7 | Punakha – Thimphu
Morning visit to Punakha Dzong, a massive structure built at the junction of two rivers. The Dzong has withstood damage from fire, earthquake and flood over the centuries. Overnight at Thimphu.
Day 8: Thimphu – Paro
Start early to witness the weekend market then head for paro. On arrival check into the hotel, have lunch then visits to the National Museum, and Paro Dzong (Rinpung Dzong), built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. Evening tea at a local farmhouse. Overnight at Paro
Day 9: Paro
Hike to taktsang stopping for lunch at the cafeteria.
After lunch, we drive up the valley to Drukgyel Dzong, built in 1647 by the Shabdrung to commemorate the Bhutanese victory over the Tibetans in the war of 1644. En route, we also visit Kyichu Lhakhang, built in the 7th century by the Tibetan king, Songtsen Gampo. Overnight at Paro.
Day 10: Depart Paro
After early breakfast in the hotel , drive to the airport for flight to onward destination.