The crystal clear rivers of Bhutan are one of the kingdom’s best kept open secrets. Fed by the glacial-melt of the Eastern Himalayas, six major rivers (Wang Chhu, Sunkosh, Puna Tsang Chhu, Mangde Chhu, Kuri Chhu and Dangme Chhu and their tributaries), have been scouted for kayaking and rafting.
Landlocked kingdom of Bhutan, which is covered with majestic mountains, rivers and beautiful valleys, is a perfect vacation getaway to spend some peaceful time away from the concrete jungles.
* Hike the most iconic landmark and religious site (Tiger’s nest)
* Village hike to Chimi Lhakhang
* Visit ancient fortress, temples, monasteries, museum and handicraft
* Visit one of the largest statues of Buddha
*Explore breath-taking view of Himalayan ranges from Dochula
*Walk around the beautiful 108 Chorten (stupas)
* embark for the rafting adventure
The tour starts from Paro and you will travel to Thimphu. This 8 days and 7 nights tour will take you through some of the most beautiful and iconic tourist destinations, which includes Paro, Thimphu and Punakha.
On arrival at Paro International Airport, you will be received by our company representative. You will take fascinating drive of about 2 hours to the capital Thimphu and check into your hotel. Enjoy the walk around the Memorial Chorten, a huge stupas built in memory of the third King who reigned from 1952 – 1972.
Start the day by visiting the gigantic Buddha Dordenma Statue. Then walk around takin zoo and drive to Sangay Gang viewpoint to have a full view of Thimphu valley. Then hike to the temple of Tango Cheri, which is about half hour drive up the valley and then about an hour to the monastery. Visit Trashichho Dzong – The main secretariat building
Travel to Punakha via the Dhochu La pass, located at the height of 3050m from the mean sea level. If the weather permits, you can view the pleasing beauty of eastern Himalayan range from the Dhochu La pass. Towards Punakha take a short village hike to Chimi Lhakhang, the temple of ‘divine madman’ and check into your hotel. Watch the mystical, the symbol of united Bhutan, the Dzong which lies between two rivers, Pochu and Mochu, meaning male and female rivers. Then hike to suspension bridge. It is the longest suspension bridge in Bhutan. It connects to the adjoining villages.
Indulge in 2.5 hours hike up to Po Chhu with the sweeping views of Punakha valley. Reach the bridge at the start point and have delicious lunch. Head for a rafting adventure and raft in the lower section of Po Chhu with class 2 and 3 rapids for two hours.
After breakfast in the morning, embark for the rafting activity in the upper sections of Pho Chhu.
During this rafting trip, you will be rafting through the rapids of class 3 and some class 4. In the evening, head back to Punakha.
Drive towards Paro and check into your hotel. Visit Ta Dzong, an ancient watchtower housing the National Museum, with abundant culture relics. Then experience the beauty of Paro Dzong, perhaps the finest example of Bhutanese architecture as well as a local religious administrative center.
Start the day by hiking Taktsang “Tiger’s nest”. The monastery is perched on a rocky ledge at a height of 9000m above Paro valley and Picnic lunch at Taktsang cafeteria. Later After that, go to Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan. Then stroll around Paro town for shopping and checkout amazing handicraft.
After breakfast, you will be escorted to the airport.