Among the Clouds

4N Thimphu , 1N Punakha and 2N Paro

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What's Included

Car Details
Road transport from Paro - AC vehicle
Hotel Details
Hotel options available in the package
Destination Nights Hotel and Room Meals
Thimphu 4 night(s) Breakfast and Dinner
Punakha 1 night(s)
Damchen Resort
Standard Room
Breakfast and Dinner
Paro 2 night(s)
Tashi Namgay Resort & Spa
Standard Room
Breakfast and Dinner
Sightseeing and Transfers
Other inclusions available in the package
  • Sightseeing with a specialized cultural representative.
  • 20% discount on laundry HOTEL DRUK ONLY
  • 10% discount on beverages HOTEL DRUK ONLY
  • 3 star category hotel in Paro/Punakha
  • One Picnic in the botanical Garden on the way to Punakha
  • Currently applicable taxes

Day Wise Itinerary

Tucked away in the cradle of the Himalayas Bhutan is often called the Land of the Thunder Dragon. Also known for introducing the concept of Gross National Happiness or GNH to the world, Bhutan has become the must visit destination for all.

Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1

Day 01 : Arrival At Paro International Airport And Drive To Thimphu

  • Welcome to Paro. The last 15 minutes or so is amazing with snow covered peaks jutting majestically out of the clouds and then mountains either side as Druk Air zooms down the valley getting lower and lower and closer to the airport. On the view are settlements on the ground, the bare paddy fields, the meandering tracks, the river and streams, the trees and finally the town of Paro and the International Airport. Located at an elevation of approximately 2200 meter above sea level, this airport sometimes is called as “straight out of the fairy tales”.
  • Drive to Thimphu, the capital town of Bhutan. During this drive, you will pass through idyllic countryside giving some idea about what you might come across on your journey in the next 5 days. Thimphu (2,280m) is a small, bustling city in the heart of the Himalaya. Thimphu’s charm comes not only from its wealth of museums or places of historic interest, but also from the strong national character of its architectural style. Arrive Thimphu and then transfer to your hotel.
  • Relax in Hotel Or Afternoon / Evening Leisure walks in the City.
Day 2

Day 02 : Thimpu Sightseeing

  • fter breakfast, sightseeing in Thimphu valley including visit to the following: the National
  • Library, housing an extensive collection of priceless Buddhist manuscripts; the Institute for Zorig Chusum
  • (commonly known as the Painting School) where students undergo a 6-year training course in Bhutan's
  • 13 traditional arts and crafts. Later visit Textile and Folk Heritage Museum, a fascinating testimony of
  • the Bhutanese material culture and living traditions. Then, visit the government-run Handicrafts
  • Emporium and local crafts shops, to browse through example of Bhutan's fine traditional arts. Here you
  • can buy hand-woven textiles, thangkha paintings, masks, ceramics, slate and wood carvings, jewelry,
  • interesting items made from local materials.

Things to see and do

folk heritage museum

This is one of the oldest house in Thimphu, having been restored and transformed into Folk Heritage Museum in the year 2001 under the patronage of Her Majesty the Queen Ashi ...

Thimpu, Bhutan , Thimphu

The Textile Museum

The Bhutan Textile Museum or the National Textile Museum is a national textiles museum in Thimphu, Bhutan, located near the National Library of Bhutan. It is operated by the ...

Thimphu, Bhutan ‎
Phone: 975 2 337 589 ‎

Handicrafts Emporium

Handicrafts Emporium, top end of Norzin Lam (right side). A government run craft shop with a wide range of goods. Set prices. Specialized selection of books on Buddhism and ...

Thimphu, Bhutan

Day 3

Day 03 : Thimphu

  • After Breakfast Drive to BBS Tower Area (Sangay Gang) to start a short hike(1.5 hr) to Wangditse
  • Goemba, which was founded in the 18th century by the eighth desi (secular ruler). The hike will start
  • from the BBS tower till Dechenphodrang Nunnery through the pine forest. On this trail you can also see
  • and enjoy a beautiful Thimphu city view. While this is being done Hotel will organize Hot pack lunch for
  • river side picnic. Come back to Hotel. Freshen up and then drive to the foothills of the Cheri Geomba to
  • enjoy the afternoon along the river side. This is a must do
Day 4

Day 04 : Thimphu

  • Early evening visit the memorial Chorten. This large impressive monument
  • with its golden spire was built in 1974 to honor the memory of the third King,
  • His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (1928 – 1972).
  • Built by his mother Her Majesty the late Queen Ashi Phuntsho Choden
  • Wangchuck, the whitewashed chorten is decorated with richly carved
  • annexes facing the four directions, and features elaborate mandalas, statues
  • and a shrine dedicated to the popular third king. There are numerous religious
  • paintings and complex tantric statues housed inside reflecting both peaceful
  • and wrathful aspects of Buddhist deities. Throughout the day people
  • circumambulate the chorten, whirl the large red prayer wheels and pray in
  • the adjacent shrine. The early morning and evenings is particularly tranquil as
  • elderly people shuffle in and spruced-up school kids whiz in and out to pay
  • homage.

Things to see and do

The National Memorial Chorten

The Memorial Chorten of Thimphu was conceived by Dungse Rinpoche (1904-1987), according to the Nyingmapa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism . It was erected in 1974 in memory ...

Doeboom Lam Thimphu, Bhutan
Phone: Not available

Day 5

Day 05 : Drive To Punakha

  • After early breakfast, drive up to Dochu-la pass (3,088m/ 10,130 ft) stopping briefly here to take in the
  • view and admire the chorten, mani wall, and prayer flags which decorate the highest point on the road.
  • If skies are clear, numerous peaks can be seen from this pass
  • Evening drive past Trashichhoedzong, "fortress of the glorious religion". This is the center of government and religion, site of monarch's throne room and seat of Je Khenpo or Chief Abbot. Built in 1641 by the political and religious unifier of Bhutan, Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, it was reconstructed in 1960s in traditional But Later visit to Punakha Dzong, Built strategically at the junction of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers in 1637
  • by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve as the religious and administrative centre of the region,
  • Punakha Dzong has played an important role in Bhutan's history. Damaged by four catastrophic fires and
  • an earthquake, the Dzong has been fully restored by the present King.
  • anese manner, without nails or architectural plans.

Things to see and do

Dochula pass

Dochula Pass is located about 30 km away from the capital of Bhutan, Thimphu. The 108 chortens were built by Queen Mother to honor the Bhutanese soldiers who were killed when ...

Dochula, Bhutan , Thimphu

The National Memorial Chorten

The Memorial Chorten of Thimphu was conceived by Dungse Rinpoche (1904-1987), according to the Nyingmapa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism . It was erected in 1974 in memory ...

Doeboom Lam Thimphu, Bhutan
Phone: Not available

Punakha Dzong

The Punakha Dzong, also known as Pungtang Dechen Photrang Dzong, is the administrative centre of Punakha District in Punakha, Bhutan. Constructed by Ngawang Namgyal, 1st ...

Punakha, Punakha, Bhutan

Travel from Thimphu to Punakha


1hrs 6min

Day 6

Day 06 : Paro

  • One time watch tower built to defend Rinpung Dzong during inter-valley wars of the 17th century, since
  • 1967 Ta Dzong is serving as the National Museum of the country. It holds fascinating collection of art,
  • relics, religious thangkha paintings and Bhutan's exquisite postage stamps. The museum circular shape
  • augments its varied collection displayed over several floors.

Things to see and do

National Museum of Bhutan

National Museum of Bhutan is a cultural museum in the town of Paro in western Bhutan. Established in 1968, in the renovated ancient Ta-dzong building, above Rinpung Dzong ...

P.O. Box No. 1227, Paro, Bhutan
Phone: + 975 8 271511

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Travel from Punakha to Paro


1hrs 40min

Day 7

Day 07 : Paro Sightseeing

  • Hike to Taktsang Monastery. Taktsang is located on a high cliff towards the north of Paro town. It was
  • first built in 1692, around the TaktsangSengeSamdup, a cave where Guru Padmasambhava is said to
  • have meditated for three months in the 8th century. It is believed that Guru Rinpoche (Guru
  • Padmasambhava) flew to this location from Khenpajong, Tibet on the back of a tigress and subdued a
  • demon. He then performed meditation in one of the caves here and emerged in eight incarnated forms
  • (manifestations) and blessed the place. Subsequently, the place came to be known as the “Tiger’s Nest”.
  • Guru Padmasambhava is known for introducing Buddhism to Bhutan. Today, Paro Taktsang is the best
  • known of the thirteen caves in which he meditated.

Things to see and do

Taktsang Monastery

Taktsang Monastery, (Tiger's Nest). Precariously perched on the edge of a 1,200 meter cliff, this monastery creates an impressive sight, and is the unofficial symbol of Bhutan...

Tiger Nest Monastery

Paro Taktsang is the popular name of Taktsang Palphug Monastery (also known as Tiger's Nest), a prominent Himalayan Buddhist sacred site and temple complex, located in the ...

Taktsang Trail, Paro, Bhutan

Day 8

Day 08 : Departure From Paro

After breakfast transfer to airport to catch flight

Hotels Included

Damchen Resort (3 star)

Punakha, Bhutan, Punakha

Tashi Namgay Resort & Spa (4 star)

1238 Paro, Opposite Paro International Airport, Paro


  • The package once booked is refundable and cancellable.
  • Flight cancellation will be as per airline cancellation policy.
  • Hotel cancellation will be Free before 15 days of check-in.
  • Cancellations or changes made 48 hours before arrival are subject to 1 night room charge and tax penalty.
  • Price shown includes all taxes and fees.

Additional Information

  • Check-in at hotel starts from 14:00 hrs.
  • Check-out time is until 12:00 hrs.
  • Early check-in or late check-out is subject to availability and may be chargeable by the hotel.
  • Once your payment has been processed, we will send you an email confirmation.
  • You will receive all travel vouchers required for your flights and accommodation shortly afterwards.