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This trip combines the best of what Bhutan offers with a good mix of both cultural and active pursuits! Begin our tour in Thimphu, the only capital in the world without any traffic light! Catch the weekend market, Textile Museum and more before taking a three-hour winding scenic mountain to Punakha. Tour the impressive Punakha Dzong; enjoy day hikes in the cultivated valley of Punakha.  Re-cross Dochu La to Paro and explore the beautiful valley of Paro and ends our visit to the dramatic Taktsang Monastery, built on a sheer cliff face at a height of 3050m.

6 DAYS CLASSIC BHUTAN

ITINERARY DAY-TO-DAY

1

DAY

PARO / THIMPHU

Drive to Thimphu. Take in the spectacular views of the valley at Buddha Point Terrace. Visit the Takin Preserve for a glimpse of Bhutan's national animal. Learn about Gross National Happiness at the museum, Simply Bhutan. Continue on to the National Memorial Chorten and explore an authentic craft bazaar.

2

DAY

THIMPHU / PUNAKHA

Drive to Punakha and at Dochu La, take in the panoramic view of the Eastern Himalayas. Take a short hike through the rice fields to Chimmi Lhakhang, a temple dedicated to the "Divine Madman". Drive to the hill top nunnery of Sangchen Dorji Lhundrup Chholing and enjoy the charms of the surrounds. 

3

DAY

PUNAKHA

Hike up to Khamsum Yueley Namgyel Chorten for a great view of the lower valley. Visit Punakha Dzong, arguably the most impressive dzong in the country that sits at the confluence of the Pho-chu and Mo-chu river. 

4

DAY

PUNAKHA / PARO

Drive back to Paro. After lunch, visit the Centenary Farmers Market and meet the locals doing their everyday grocery shopping. 

5

DAY

PARO

Hike to Zurig Lhakhang for a picturesque view overlooking the valley. Visit the iconic Paro Rinpung Dzong and cross the cantilever bridge. Walk through cultivated farmlands and meet local villagers. 

Optional Activity: Overnight at a Farmhouse in Haa Valley

6

DAY

PARO / TAKTSANG MONASTERY / PARO

Hike to Taktsang Monastery also known as Tiger's Nest Monastery, set on a vertical cliff face, defies all engineering logic. Visit Kyichu Lhakang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan.

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