Day 1 Arrival and transfer to hotel
Day 2 City tour in Kathmandu valley
Day 3 Depart Bhutan, Arrive Paro International Airport During the journey to Paro, one will experience breathtaking view of Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga and other famous Himalayan peaks, including the sacred Mount Chomolhari and Jichu Drake in Bhutan. On arrival at Paro International Airport, you will be received by your tour guide will escort you to the Hotel. Hotel Gangtey Palace. After some refreshment and rest at the hotel, you can visit the National Museum (Ta-Dzong). Once the Watch Tower for the RinpungDzong (Dzong means Fortress), it was converted into the National Museum in 1968. The museum stands on a promontory overlooking the Paro valley in all its glory. Also visit the Paro Rinpung Dzong. A flagstone path rises gradually from the beautiful wooden bridge with shingle roofing abutted by two guardhouses, to the Dzong. Today, this massive fortress is the seat of the district administration as well as the home for the monastic school. The central tower ( Use) of the dzong, with its superb woodwork, is one of the most beautiful in the nation. The Dzong was built in 1645 AD. If time permits also drive to DrugyalDzong( a ruined fortress - 16 km. away from Paro town ). Although in ruins, this Dzong is of great historical importance. It was here that the Bhutanese finally defeated the invading Tibetans and drove them back. From here, the peak of Mount Chomolhari" Mountain of Goddess " can be seen on a clear day ( Alt. 7329m ). On the way back, you can visit a typical Bhutanese farmhouse. O/n Hotel Gangtey Palace.
Day 4 Paro to Thimphu and Thimphu sightseeing.Drive to Thimphu ( Capital ). The drive to Thimphu through winding road along the Paro and Thimphu river takes about 2 hrs. and the distance is 65 km. On reaching Thimphu, check-in at Hotel Yeedzing.Visit the Memorial Chorten (a huge stupa) built-in memory of the third King of Bhutan who reigned the Kingdom from 1952-1972. Visit the National Library where ancient manuscripts are preserved.Visit the Painting School where traditional art is still kept alive through instructions in the art of painting Thankas (sacred Buddhist scroll).Visit the National Textile Museum and the Folk heritage Museum Visit the Handicrafts Emporium where various Bhutanese arts and crafts are displayed and can be purchased.Lunch at the Hotel Afternoon: Visit TashichhoDzong - the main Secretariat Building. This massive structure houses part of the Ministries, the office of the King, and the Throne Room. It also houses the State Monastic Body and the living quarters of the Chief Abbot. Visit PangriZampa Monastery which is situated just beyond Dechencholing( 5kms. from Thimphu ). This Lhakhang was the residence of ShabdrungNgawangNamgyel when he arrived in Bhutan in 1616 A.D. The Monastery was built during the first quarter of the 16th century by NgawangChogyel, the great-great-grandfather of the Shabdrung and the 14th heirarch of the Drukpas.
Day 5 Excursion to Dochula pass and drive to Paro.Early morning drive to Dochula pass which is about 26 km drive towards east from Thimphu ( Alt. of the pass is 3100m). From this pass, you can view one of the most beautiful views of the entire Eastern Himalayan Mountain ranges. Breakfast at the Dochula Cafeteria and drive back to Thimphu. Visit the Changangkha Monastery, the oldest monastery in Thimphu, and also the Zilukha Nunnery monastery. Lunch at an exclusive local restaurant.Afternoon, drive back to Paro. On the way, Visit SimtokhaDzong which is located about 5 km from Thimphu. This is one of the oldest fortresses in Bhutan. it also houses the largest monastic schools in the country. It was built in 1629 Ad. Evening, take a leisurely stroll in the Paro Town and also visit the ancient monastery located in the center of the town.
Day 6 Departure to Kathmandu, Arrival, and transfer to hotel
Day 7 City tour in Kathmandu valley
Day 8 Depart Kathmandu