The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan is a land of unparalleled beauty. Situated in the foothills of the mighty Himalayas, Bhutan is a magical land shrouded amidst verdant valleys and snowcapped peaks. The Bhutanese landscape, is an epitome of natural beauty and is nothing short of paradise. If you want to behold its beauty with your own eyes, a short sojourn is all it takes. To ensure that you enjoy the best of Bhutan, here’s a 4-day itinerary for your Bhutan Holiday:-
Bhutan tourism is renowned all over the world for its picturesque monasteries and untainted natural beauty. So make sure you choose a Bhutan tour package which includes visits to all the important monasteries. Stay at Paro, as it offers great accessibility to the rest of the Bhutan. After breakfast, head towards the famous Tiger’s Nest Monastery. The vigorous trek up to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery is truly exhilarating with breathtaking views of the valley. The visit to Tiger’s Nest Monastery is bound to consume most part of the day. After a short rest, you can proceed to the lovely Kyichu Lhakhang and drive back to Paro in the evening.
Kick start your second day with an early morning walk around the picturesque town of Paro. After a hearty breakfast, proceed to visit the breathtaking Paro Dzong followed by the Bhutan National Museum. Spend the afternoon enjoying a scrumptious lunch at Bukhari Restaurant. For the latter part of the day, you can explore the souvenir stores, general shops and kiosks at the Paro Town Center. For dinner, you can enjoy a hearty Bhutanese meal at Sonam Trophel Restaurant in Paro Town.
Begin the third day with an enjoyable day trip to Punakha to see the magnificent Punakha Dzong. Situated at the confluence of two rivers, the beautiful Punakha Dzong is considered as one of the most beautiful structures of Bhutan. En route Punakha, you will also cross the stunning Dochu La pass which features lush rhododendron forests. After a detour for lunch at the Phuenzhi Diner, you can drive to Chimi Lhakhang which is the temple of Drukpa Kunley or the ‘Divine Madman’.
Spend the fourth day exploring the capital city, Thimphu. Start out by visiting the major attractions of the town like the spectacular Trashi Chhoe Dzong, the National Library, National Institute for Traditional Medicine, National Institute for Zorig Chusum and the Folk Heritage Museum. By the afternoon, you can enjoy a delicious continental lunch at Seasons Restaurant. Later in the evening, visit the scenic Buddha Viewpoint, and spend some peaceful moments gazing at the stunning scenery. And when the night falls, you can visit Thimphu’s most happening pubs and enjoy interacting with some friendly locals and other tourists over a beer.