This journey to Bhutan is the ultimate in comfortable adventure travel. The exploration comprises four days of guided walks around the Paro Valley, visiting the Taktsang ‘Tiger’s Nest’ Monastery, Drukgyel Dzong and the ancient temple of Kyichu Lhakhang. To further experience Bhutan’s culture and landscape, spend a day in the capital, Thimphu. Return to your comfortable home in the mountains each day.

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Discover the Punakha Valley and its magnificent dzongs as you drive through the zig-zagging mountain pass of Dochu La.

Climb to Taktsang Goemba, or Tiger's Nest Monastery, one of the most amazing pieces of architecture in Bhutan.

Wind your way through the scenic Paro Valley visiting a number of dzongs that dot this beautiful valley.

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Day 1

Paro

On arrival you will be met and transferred to Uma Paro. Once settled, take the opportunity to acclimatise. (D)

Day 2

Paro - Thimphu - Punakha

During the journey from Uma Paro to Uma Punakha, stop in Thimphu to take in some of the major sights. The drive to Punakha is spectacular, winding up the 3000m high mountain pass of Dochula. (B)(L)(D)

Day 3

Punakha

The morning starts with a short walk to reach Chimmi Lhakhang. Heading down the valley,  the 300-year-old Punakha Dzong comes into view. After lunch, continue your walk to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten. (B)(L)(D)

Day 4

Punakha

Retrace your steps back over the Dochula Pass. Time permitting there will be a visit to Tamchog Lhakhang, a temple built by Thangtong Gyalpo, a pioneering engineer who introduced the construction of suspension bridges into Bhutan and Tibet. (B)(L)(D)

Day 5

Punakha - Paro

Visit Taktsang Goemba, or ‘Tiger’s Nest’ Monastery, one of Bhutan’s most important pieces of architecture. After lunch, return to Uma Paro. (B)(L)(D)

Day 6

Paro

Transfer to the airport.  (B)

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