archery bhutan national sport Discover the spectacular landscape of Bhutan for an escape into natural heaven, our Thimphu - Haa Valley - Paro Valley - Taktsang Tour 5 Days/4 Nights offers you full of opportunities to engage in recreational activities, cultural experiences, and magnificent sightseeing. Explore ancient monasteries, visit some of the country’s most impressive fortresses, or have lunch in the stunning valley of Paro in a traditional farmhouse. Try with us to have a great Bhutan vacation to join the experiences that far beyond your expectations.

Start/End: Paro/Paro
Duration: 5 days/4 nights
Tour route: Paro – Thimphu – National Textile Museum – Haa Valley – Chele La pass – Tasksang Monastery – Paro Valley – Paro Dzong – National Museum.

Tour Highlights:

  • Hike to the Taktsang the Tiger Nest Monastery, a 17th-century monastery built cliffside with spectacular views.
  • Visit some of the country’s most impressive Dzongs, working fortresses with spectacular artwork & home to Buddhist monks.
  • Lunch in the picturesque valley of Paro in a traditional farmhouse surrounded by rice fields…
  • Partake in “Da” the national sport of Bhutan – archery.

Tour Category: Bhutan Tour Itinerary
Tour Customizable: Definitely! ( Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Guides: Local Guide ( English Speaking Guide, Other Languages depends on your Request )
Transportation: Private first-class air-conditioned vehicles
Accommodation: Listed below or equivalent. Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, porterage, tips, and service charges.

Brief Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival and Thimphu Sightseeing
Day 2: Thimphu – Paro Valley
Day 3: Taktsang Monastery Half Day hike and Paro Highlights
Day 4: Paro Explore and Guided Walking Tour
Day 5: Depart free leisure time until departure

  • Full Itinerary
  • Inclusion & Exclusion

Day 1: Arrival & Thimphu Sightseeing

Upon arrival in the picturesque Paro Valley, your first glimpse of daily life in Bhutan begins by road as we proceed to the capital city Thimphu, through traditional settlements and terraces of rice fields. The capital lies in a steep valley with alpine forests and golden topped monasteries scattered throughout. Thimphu with its bustling and colorful main street, a meeting place for many and the center of commerce for most. A leisurely walking tour in the main center of this sprawling city at 2350 meters, through alleys and laneways with its tiny shops, teahouses and handicraft emporiums.

Memorial Chorten - classic tour in bhutan

Exploring the handcrafted artisan produce at the local farmers market with freshly churned butter, forest mushrooms and a vast array of chilies both fresh and dried. This afternoon is full of opportunities including the National Textile Museum, the Memorial Chorten with locals engaged in “Kora” – a circular pilgrimage with offerings of butter lamps.

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Day 2: Thimphu – Paro Valley

This morning, we commence our road trip to Paro via Haa Valley and Chele La pass. The road to the Haa Valley is a scenic drive through small and hamlets, winding through these side valleys we make our way into the Haa Valley, the road cut into the hillsides above the Haa river. Exploration of this isolated traditional settlement, situated south of Paro and only recently opened to tourism, take in the sights of the many temples and Lhakhang dotted throughout the valley.

Chele La pass

Winding back out of the Haa Valley, ascending to Chele La Pass at 3810 meters offers views of the magnificent Mount Jhomolhari and Haa Valley. Taking in the scenery with an offering of prayer flags, a Buddhist ritual to gain merit for the next life. Descending through oak and pine forests from the pass into the Paro Valley, an optional mountain bike ride, an exhilarating descent.

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Day 3: Taktsang Monastery Half Day hike and Paro Highlights

Day 3 begins with a hike to the magnificent Taktsang Monastery at 3140 meters. Perched cliffside, it is believed this is the meditation site of Guru Rinpoche, who flew on the back of a tigress in the 8th century. An important Buddhist pilgrimage site in the Himalayas, with its stunning vistas and spectacular architecture against a backdrop of sheer granite cliff faces. After descending from Taktsang, enjoy a picnic lunch in the Paro Valley.

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After lunch, we drive out to the northern end of the valley to the ruins of the 17th century Drugyel Dzong. With background views of the great Jhomolhari peak, this Dzong was originally constructed to commemorate the victory over the Tibetan army. On our return to Paro town a visit to the ancient Kyichu Monastery, this 7th-century temple is highly revered not only for its antiquity but its religious importance.

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Day 4: Paro Explore and Guided Walking Tour

A guided tour of the enchanting Paro Valley with the 17th century Paro Dzong towering over the valley below. The National Museum housing collections of Bhutanese treasures, colorful Buddhist artworks, and weapons from centuries gone by.

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Walking through Paro, the township is lined with willow trees, large white monument towers over the town’s local archery field, over a beautiful traditional bridge and into the heart of the valley. Leisure time, perhaps indulge in a traditional Bhutanese Hot Stone bath, partake in Bhutan’s national sport ‘Da’ – archery or a scenic mountain bike ride.

Day 5: Paro departure

Time to say goodbye. Breakfast and morning at leisure until getting escorted to the airport for a flight coming back home. The trip ends. Hope you enjoyed it and wish that we could serve you next time in Bhutan.

What’s Included?

  • Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing by private air conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide
  • English speaking tour guide will be provided in each city, who will remain with you throughout your time in that city. He or she will provide you with the best local knowledge available.
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast as per detail itinerary
  • Entrance fees & permits (if have)
  • All meals as specified in the itinerary with authentic local food. Western food is available (upon request) (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • Boat excursions
  • Bottle of drinking water
  • Domestic air tickets
  • English speaking local tour guide in each city
  • Entrance fees and zone fees for places mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transfers and sightseeing by private air-conditioned car

What’s Excluded?

  • International flights and airport taxes (Visa)
  • Travel insurance
  • Other meals which are not indicated above
  • Surcharge and Compulsory dinners (if any)
  • Beverages in the restaurants where meals are included
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Personal and other expenses such as porterage, bar bills and laundry not stated in the itinerary.