Arrival at Paro airport, transfer to hotel. Visit the Ta-Dzong in the afternoon built in the 17th century, as a watch tower to defend Paro Dzong below. This Dzong was later converted into the National Museum. Evening work in Paro town.
Hike up to the Taksang Monastery (Tiger's nest) in the morning. The monastery where Guru Padmasambava landed on the back of a pregnant Tigress in the 8th century, and meditated for three months. The monastery was later built in this holy place in 1684.
Later in the afternoon visit to Rinpung Dzong and eveninig work in the town. Overnight stay at hotel.
Drive to Thimphu that takes 1 hour. Thimphu sightseeing includes, National Memorial Chorten: This construction was originally the idea of Bhutan's third king, H.M. Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (“the father of modern Bhutan”), who wished to erect a monument to world peace and prosperity. After His Majesty’s untimely death in 1972, the Royal Family and Cabinet resolved to fulfill his wishes and erect a memorial that would perpetuate his memory and also serve as a monument to peace. The National Memorial Chorten was consecrated on July 28, 1974. Tashichhodzong houses ministries, His Majesty’s secretariat, and the central monk body. It is open to visitors during the Thimphu Tshechu (held in autumn). Folk Heritage and National Textile Museums: These museums provide fascinating insights into Bhutanese culture, material and way of life. Handicrafts shops: A variety of colorful, hand woven textiles and other craft products is available for purchase. Overnight stay at hotel.
Drive to Punakha. An hour drive from Thimphu will take you to Dochula pass(3050 meters) and from here one can view the Eastern Himalayan ranges bordering Tibet on a clear and sunny day.Punakha was the old capital of Bhutan until 1955 and still serves as the winter resident of the monk body. Punakha Dzong is placed strategically at the junction of two rivers Phochu(male)and Mochu(female).
After Lunch drive to Wangdiphodrang, it takes 20 minutes. Stretched along the hilltop above the confluence of the Punakha Tshang Chu and Dang chu rivers. Later in the afternoon drive back to Thimphu for overnight stay.
Drive down to Phuentsholing, on the way visit to Simtokha Dzong built in 1627.This now houses the Institute for Language and Culture Studies. 5 kms before arriving Phuentsholing visit Kharbandi Gompa, a temple built in 1967. Overnight at the hotel in Phuentsholing.
4 hours drive to Bagdogra airport for on ward flight to destination.