Day 1 Arrive Paro
On arrival in Paro you will be met and transferred to the Hotel Tiger Nest resort, set in pine trees in direct view of the most famous Buddhist monastery in the Himalayas (Tiger's Nest). You will enjoy an evening visit to Paro market and town.
Day 2 Paro
After breakfast, visit to the Ta Dzong (National Museum) and then walk down the trail to see, Rinpung Dzong. Afternoon visit to Drukgyel Dzong, Kyichu Lhakhang and a traditional Bhutanese Farm House. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
Day 3 Paro (trek) - Taktsang (trek) - Uygentsemo
Morning hike up to the Taktsang retreat (the tiger's lair). Lunch will be en route. Continue above Taktsang to the Uygentsemo monastery, on the way to the camp visit an ancient Zangtopelri temple set in serene rocky surroundings over-looking the Taktsang cliff below; the camp at Uygentsemo is a unique experience- you are at the crown/head of Taktsang- the latter being the body of guru Rinpoche. Camp overnight at an altitude of 8000ft.
Day 4 Uygentsemo (trek) - Bumdra
Continue uphill along the gorge for 4 hours to Bumdra monastery via Yusergang Lhakhang, set in an open plateau at an altitude of 3000 m with marvellous views of Chomolhari, Jichudrake, and the Paro valley below; Bumdra is locally known for several sacred sky burial (rocky spot, an hour walk above the Monastery; the main temple and several smaller lodgings used for meditation are also familiar grounds to the numerous wild pheasants that are used to humans. Camp overnight by the monastery.
Day 5 Bumdra (trek) - Paro (by road) - Thimphu
Today you will hike south along the ridge towards the main Paro valley, 4-5 hrs with a pack lunch stop at one of several Lhakhangs dotting the route; pick-up transport awaits you to drive to Thimphu and your hotel.
Day 6 In Thimphu
Today you will have a sightseeing tour of the capital city- Thimphu: visit the Simtokha Dzong- oldest fort in Bhutan; the national library, school of Thanka painting and the traditional medicine institute. You will also visit the Grand Tashichodzong seat of the Royal Government; overnight in your Thimphu hotel.
Day 7 Thimphu -Punakha - Wangdiphodrang - Paro
Today you will have a morning drive on the mountain route towards the former capital of Bhutan passing through the Dochu La pass (alt. 10,000 feet); you will view stunning scenery of the Himalayan ranges. Descend to Punakha & tour the town. After a picnic lunch by the Wangdi river you continue to Wangdiphodrang Dzong, the most picturesque in all of Bhutan. After this you will return to Paro, and overnight at the hotel.
Day 8 Exit Paro
You will be transferred to the airport for your exit flight