01. Arrival by Druk Air – Paro
During this journey, one will experience breathtaking views of Mount Everest, Kanchen Junga and other Himalayan Peaks including sacred Jhomolhariand Mount Jichu Drake in Bhutan. On arrival at Paro International Airport the representative of Atlas Tours and Trek will receive you and help you with the visa and other formalities, thereafter drive to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan, which is about two hours. The Overnight will be in hotel.
02. Thimphu – Sightseeing
Morning drive for the sightseeing of the Thimphu valley with the Nunnery, National Library, Painting School and Handicraft Emporium and then drive back for lunch. After lunch visit Memorial Chorten (Stupa) of His Late Majesty the 3rd King of Bhutan. Visit Simthokha Dzong, the first fort built by Zhabdrung who unified the kingdom in the 17th century, now it also houses the school for study of National Language – Dzongkha. The Overnight stay will bein hotel.
03. Thimphu – Gangtey
After breakfast drive to Phobjikha (127 km). During this journey you pass Dochula pass (3,080 m). From here one can see the Himalayan range of snow clapped mountains if the day is clear. Pack lunch will be served at Wangdiphodrang and after lunch continue the journey to Phobjikha. The Overnight will be in camp, Alt. 3,900 m.
04. Gangtey – Paro
Early morning visit the site of the black necked crane. There are more than a hundred cranes which fly all the way from Siberia every year during the winter season. After early lunch drive back to Paro. The Overnight will be in hotel.
05. Paro – Sightseeing
After breakfast, drive through winding road northwest up the Pa Chu to Drugyel Dzong, the ruined Fort (destroyed by fire in 1950.) which once defended this valley from the Tibetan invasion. From here one can have the view of sacred Mt. Jhomolhari on clear days. On the way back stop for a view of Taktsang (tiger’s nest) Monastery, which clings on the sheer drop of rock face where the saint Guru Padma-sambhava landed on the flying tigress and mediated there. After lunch drive to Ta Dzong former Watch Tower which now houses the National Museum and then walk down passing close by the Paro Dzong, crossing the Bhutanese typical wooden roofed bridge to Paro town. After a short stroll in town drive back to hotel for the night halt.
06. Paro – Airport for departure
Early breakfast and drive to the airport for departure by Druk-air to your onward journey.