Make your five-day trip to Bhutan an unforgettable one by exploring the country’s most revered monastery temple, the Tiger’s Nest, also known as Paro Taktsang. Spend five days exploring the beautiful cities of Paro, Thimphu, and Haa Valley, and don’t forget to hike the Tiger’s Nest for a truly remarkable experience.
On a clear day, during your flight, you can marvel at the stunning views of the Himalayan Mountains, including the holy Jumolhari and Jichu Drake Peaks of Bhutan. When you arrive, a guide and driver will meet you and take you to your hotel.
If time permits in the afternoon you can visit the following places:
In the evening you can drive to the capital town of Thimpu.
After breakfast, explore Thimphu Dzong, Zilukha Nunnery, Takin Sanctuary, Indigenous Hospital, Textile Museum, and Heritage Museum. Take some time to visit the Zangdopelri temple, paper factory, and other attractions and stroll around Thimpu City.
Spend the night at a Hotel in Thimphu.
Take a scenic drive to Haa Valley, passing through the Chele La Pass (3988m). Enjoy the panoramic views of the Paro and Haa Valleys, and take a break to admire the spectacular Mt. Chomolhari (Jomolhari) and other nearby peaks. Once you arrive in Haa Valley, visit Katsho village and Katso Lakhang, which have been open to tourists since 2002. After exploring the area, return to Paro via the same route.
Spend the night in Paro.
Take a morning hike to the breathtaking Taktsang Monastery, also known as the “Tiger’s Nest”, perched atop a 9678-foot cliff. This 8th-century monastery was built around the cave in which Guru Rimpoche, or Guru Padmasambhava, is said to have meditated after flying to the site on the back of a tigress from Tibet. It’s a place of pilgrimage for locals, but a tourist’s hike up to the viewpoint is an exhausting, thrilling, and mystical experience. It takes an average of two hours to get to the top, and although the main building of the temple was destroyed by fire in April 1998, the hike is still an incredibly rewarding and fulfilling experience.
Spend the night at a hotel and enjoy a traditional archery sport.
Drive to the airport for your final departure from Paro International Airport.