On arrival in Paro, you will be received by Heavenly Bhutan representative and transfer to Thimphu by private vehicle. The drive takes about an hour thirty minutes to reach the city. Thimphu is one of the most beautiful and smallest city in the world. We will explore the city by walk on our own or relax in the hotel. Overnight in Thimphu, altitude 2300m.
Day 2: Thimphu Sightseeing
Morning visit the weekend market (Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday), Handmade paper Mill, School of Arts and crafts where students learn 13 different arts used predominantly in Bhutan, Lunch in town. Drive pass by Memorial Chorten (temple) built in memory of the late 3rd King. Visit Changangkha Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the valley, Enclosure where national animal, Takin are kept and Zilukha Nunnery. Overnight in Thimphu.
Day 3: Thimphu - Punakha (2.5 Hrs)
Drive through Dochula pass over 3010m when the weather permits one can enjoy a spectacular view of the highest mountains of Bhutan with a view that stretches almost 180 degrees. After a short tea break continue drive to the sub tropical valley of Punakha. Visit Punakha Dzong (fortress) which houses the most elaborated temple in the country. One can also visit Souvenir making center. Overnight in Punakha, altitude 1350m.
Day 4: Punakha - Jakar (7 Hrs)
Check out of the hotel and visit Chimi Lhakhang on foot, the temple of fertility associated with religious art of phallus. Drive over Pelela Pass at 3300m which forms the part of Black Mountain Range that divides the country into east and west. Drive through Trongsa and pass by the highest road pass in your trip at 3425m (Yotong La). En route stop at the weaving place where "Yatha" (wool weaving) is made which Bumthang is famous for. Overnight in Jakar, altitude, 2650m.
Day 5: Jakar Sightseeing
Visit Jampay Lakhang, the one of the first 2 Buddhist temples built in the country. This is the home of the naked dance that is still performed annually. Visit Kurjey temple, the site where the royals are cremated. One can either walk cross the suspension bridge and visit the village of Parar and Tamshing on foot or drive there. End your day with a walk passing by the Swiss farm. Evening stroll in Jakar town and try some local pancake and noodles. Overnight in Jakar.
Day 6: Jakar - Wangdue (6hrs 30min)
Retrace and enjoy the drive back to sub tropical valley of Wangdue. En route stop to visit the majestic Trongsa Dzong (fortress),home of the royals and the watch tower which house a museum now. Continue to Wangdue. Overnight in Wangdue, altitude 1350m.
Day 7: Wangdue - Paro (3hrs 30min)
Take a short break in Wangdue town and view Wangdue Dzong thw only fortress in the country that has the original roof. Continue to Paro over the Dochula. In Paro, visit the National Museum, the first of its kind which has a collection from natural history to religious paintings. Visit 17 century Paro Dzong (Fortress) on foot and continue walking through the oldest wooden bridge still in use. Evening stroll old Paro town and peep into some local handicrafts stores. One can also venture to try local restaurant for dinner. Overnight in Paro, altitude 2200m.
Day 8: Paro Sightseeing
Visit Kichu Lhakhang, one from the 2 oldest Buddhist temple in the country, historic Drukgyal Dzong (Fortress) and hike to Tiger's Nest, the most revered temple in the country that literally hangs on a granite cliff overlooking the Paro Valley.Evening at leisure. Overnight in Paro.