Enjoy the rich nature surrounding the river banks and the exotic birds of the area.
After breakfast this morning, enjoy a scenic drive to Punakha with a stop for tea at the Dochu La pass (3140m), where on a clear day you can get spectacular views of the Himalayan giants such as Mt. Jumolhari, Tsendagang and Masangang. From the pass we drive downhill through forests of rhododendron, fir and hemlock. You will arrive Punakha after traveling through rice fields and along the banks of Punakha River. On the way, you will stop at Metshina Village and take a 20-minute walk through the rice fields to Chimi Lhakhang, which is a fertility temple, dedicated to the Divine Madman, a man who was known for his earthly sense of humour and non-conventional methods of imparting teachings. After lunch, visit the Punakha Dzong, which is stunningly situated in between the male and female rivers like an anchored ship. Overnight at a hotel in Punakha.
Today you will start early from Thimphu and drive to Paro for your hike to Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery. It is Bhutan’s most famous monastery situated at 3180 meters. Guru Rinpoche (spiritual master) is said to have flown on the back of a tigress to meditate in a cave where Taktsang Monastery now stands. Lunch will be served in the Cafeteria, located about halfway up on the mountain. The monastary is perched on the edge of a steep cliff, about 900 meters above Paro Valley. Explore the monastery and hike down to the valley floor. Overnight at a hotel in Paro.
After breakfast, you will drive to airport for departure. Our representative will bid you farewell.
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