Thimphu is the capital city of Bhutan. A city without streetlights and an airport of its own, this small city is home to some 100,000 local residents including the Royal Family of the Kingdom of Bhutan. Thimphu is the political and economic center of the country. The city has a 17th century fortress which houses the Office of His Majesty the King and The House of Parliament stands on the eastern bank of the Thimphu River opposite to the fortress.
Beautifully painted two storied traditional houses lined on either side along the 100 meter main street was the entirety of Paro town until the recent years. Since then the town has grown laterally with modern structures over the years but the oldest street with western inspired renovated storefronts preserving the traditional aspects of the architecture still remains the charm of Paro town. The street has series of handicraft shops and cafes serving decent coffee and international cuisine.
Approximately a kilometer away from the town is the Paro International Airport. Therefore the town remains a key gateway for tourists arriving and departing the country. The containment of growth of Paro town and the community’s commitment to conserve its agricultural land across the valley is what sets Paro apart from Thimphu. The luscious green color of the plantation activity starting spring and the transformation of the paddy into a golden color during the harvest season transform the whole valley into a large scale organic farm
DAY 01: ARRIVE PARO AIRPORT – THIMPU ( 1 ½ HRS) Arrive at Paro airport receive, and transfer to Thimpu. Evening visit Buddha Point and walk around Thimpu Market. Overnight in Thimpu.
DAY 02: THIMPU After breakfast full day Thimpu sightseeing covering: National Chorten, National Library, Nat Heritage Museum, Memorial Chorten, Tashicho Dzong, Mothinthang Zoo, Handicraft Emporium, and Art & Craft School. Overnight in Thimpu.
DAY 03 : THIMPU – PARO (1 ½ HRS) After Breakfast & drive to Paro. Afternoon Paro sightseeing covering Drukyal Dzong, Ta Dzong, Kyichu Lakhang & Rinpung Dzong. Overnight in Paro.
DAY 04 : PARO After breakfast Visit Taksang Lakhang also known as “Tiger’s Nest Monastery”. Optional drive to chele la pass, highest motor driven pass (3700 Meters); Evening shopping at Paro town. Overnight in Paro.
DAY 05 : PARO AIRPORT FOR ONWARD CONNECTION After breakfast transfer to the Airport to catch your flight to your Home town.
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