Flashpacking to Bhutan
Paro and Thimphu
Day 01: ARRIVE PARO
Fly into Paro Bhutan. On this flight, you can see breathtaking views of the Great Himalayas as you start approaching Bhutan. Arrive at Paro; where you will be welcomed to the Kingdom by your guide from Flashpacking India. After a 10-15 minutes drive from the airport, you’ll reach the hotel. After check-in, lunch is served at the hotel. After lunch, visit Kichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest Monasteries in Bhutan, and have a look around Paro town.
Day 02: PARO, EXCURSION TO TAKTSANG MONASTERY
Flashpacking to Bhutan tour starts with the day hike to Taktsang Monastery viewpoint. Taktsang, meaning “Tiger’s Nest,” is built around a cave in which Guru Rimpoche (Padmasambhava) mediated, clings seemingly impossible to a cliff of rock at 3120-M above the sea level. For the local people, it is a place of pilgrimage, but for a tourist, a hike up to the viewpoint opposite the monastery is exhausting, thrilling, and mystical. The legend has it that Guru Rimpoche is said to have flown to the site of the monastery on the back of a tigress from Tibet and meditated in the cave there for three months. Afternoon, visit National Museum and drive to Thimphu, the capital city for Overnight Thimphu at Gyelsa Boutique Inn.
Day 03: PARO - THIMPU
Full day sightseeing in and around Thimphu Valley, The largest and Capital City of Bhutan.
Some of the attractions include;
Purchase the world’s most beautiful postage stamps, collector’s items, and postcards at face value from the general post office which is right next to Bhutan National Bank.
Visit Arts and crafts school where one can see young children at work.
Visit Traditional Medicine Institute where the ancient healing arts are still practiced.
Visit Memorial Chorten built in 1974 to honour memory of Late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, popularly known as the Father of Modern Bhutan. A multi-storied stupa that will introduce you to the vitality of Tantric Buddhism.
Observe traditional paper making from Daphnia and Edgeworthia shrub to the finished product and purchase some beau, tiful writing sets from the factory.
Visit the Botanical garden (Zoo) where one can see Yak and Takin, the National wild animal of Bhutan.
Drive up to the viewpoint and take a hike beyond to see the clear picture of Thimphu Valley.
Downtown Thimphu on foot visiting Handicrafts Emporium and other Arts & Crafts stores. Buy stunning kiras which can be used as bed covers or wall decoration, jewelry, and many more. Overnight Thimphu.
Day 04: THIMPU – PARO
After breakfast, drive to Dochula Pass (height 3100-M above sea level) to view and enjoy the beautiful view of the highest mountains in Bhutan. Afternoon, transfer to Paro.
Day 05: PARO – DEPARTURE
Today drop at the airport to board the flight to your onward destination.