Day 01: Arrival in Paro to Thimphu (1.5 hrs drive)

Fly on the wings of the Dragon to Bhutan, on arrival in Paro International Airport, complete the immigration formalities and exit through only one arrival gate where our dedicated team who will be holding placard, no one will be missed. We welcome with khaddar and proceed to Thimphu which will take about an hour and half. The route will follow Paro River until Chuzom from where we will bend towards Thimphu river taking us to the heart of capital city Thimphu. The entire stretch of drives is very scenic and picturesque as we pass by some of the beautiful villages of Bondey, Shaba, Isina etc until we enter welcome gate in Thimphu. Tachongang Lhakhang- En-route to Thimphu, stopover for little leg stretch walk crossing Paro River or enjoy the views from the roadside depending your arrival time. Chuzom- Meeting point of two rivers (Thimphu & Paro) this is tri junction of highway leading to Thimphu, Paro and Phuentsholing into three directions. Enjoy the lovely picture of beautiful portrait of our King and Queen placed at chuzom which is so welcoming to all who visits Bhutan. Explore Thimphu City on your own- If time permits, walking through the city gives you immense joys and understanding of modern city. Good option for imported garments and local souvenir, beside unique local handicrafts. Thimphu offers mixed style of personalities taking the street walk in Thimphu- only city in the world without traffic lights. Overnight in Thimphu, altitude 2400m

Day 02: Thimphu Sightseeing

Thimphu- This bustling little city is the main centre of commerce, religion and government in the country. Thimphu is the most modern city with an abundance of restaurants, internet cafes, nightclubs and shopping centers. However it still retains its cultural identity and values amidst the signs of modernization, often referred as world only city without traffic lights. Head towards the monasteries where Neljore journey have already made the appointment with monk. After Breakfast we will visit Pangrizampa Monastery School of Astrology: Its Located in North of Thimphu at about 30 minutes’ drive from the main town. The monastery presently functions as the Central Monastic Body’s national center of traditional astrology, home to about 100 student monks. Not just local but even tourist also visit this lakhang for getting auspicious names, blessings for their newborns, important dates for the special occasions like for wedding & for special rituals. All your y details like your birth time, date etc will be given to the monk as and when required and prepare for tomorrow’s ritual and keep all the necessary equipment’s ready. Whole day we will be busy with the preparation for tomorrow’s program. Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 03: Thimphu Sightseeing

Finally the day have arrived that you have been waiting for Early Morning we will move to Pangrizampa Monastery for the ritual ceremony. A ritual will be held at the monastery such as teachings and blessings by respected and revered saints, prosperity and well-being of the community & for good fortune by purifying negative karma, will settle down all the obstacles and hindrances facing in your path. Later in the evening if time permits we will visit Buddha Dordenma- The Buddha Dordenma is located at a top of the hill in Kuenselphodrang Nature Park and overlooks the southern entrance to Thimphu valley. The Buddha Dordenma is a gigantic 51.5-meter tall statue, making it one of the largest statues of Buddha in the world. Clock Tower Square- Situated in the heart of town, Clock Tower Square is a popular venue for open ground events such as cultural festivals, concerts, fund- raising events, live shows and trade fairs. The place is bounded by shops, cafes, souvenir shops and restaurants, making it one of the main attractions in the Thimphu town. Overnight in Thimphu

Day 04: Thimphu to Punakha (2 hrs drive)

Start the most scenic drive to Punakha from Thimphu over dochula pass which takes about two hours.  After the break at Dochula, the road descends into Wangdue and Punakha taking us to one of the warmest places of Bhutan. Dochula Pass- The pass is at a popular location as it offers a stunning 180 degree panoramic view of the Great Himalayan mountain ranges. The view is especially scenic and very clear on winter days with snowcapped mountains forming a majestic backdrop to the tranquility of the 108 chortens gracing the mountain pass. The Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang: A temple plus nunnery perched on a ridge overlooking Toebesa, Punakha and Wangduephodrang valleys.The temple complex also houses a permanent higher learning and meditation centre for nuns where, apart from religious trainings, it provides life skill training such as tailoring, embroidery, statue making and thangka painting.The place is very quiet and calm,Just sitting there brings a lot of peace. Overnight in Punakha, altitude 1350m

Day 05: Punakha to Haa(7 hrs drive)

As we proceed to Haa, we will retrace the journey crossing over Dochula, up until Chuzom and further to Haa Valley. Haa is one of the smallest Dzongkhag in the country. This tiny region is one of the most beautiful and isolated areas in the kingdom, adorned with pristine alpine forests and tranquil mountain peaks. There are many typical Bhutanese home stays and hikes/walks available besides having renowned temples. Punakha Dzong- Built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the Dzong was named Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang (Palace of Great Happiness). Punakha is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpo religious head of Bhutan. King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck convened the first National Assembly here in 1952. This is one of the finest and must see Dzongs of Bhutan. The Dzong stands in between meeting point of two rivers, Phochu and Mochu making the most photogenic Dzongs of Bhutan. Evening Pawo (Shaman Healing) at Farm House – Shaman’s role is to act as medium in order to find out what upset the spirit in the first place, and to find a way to appease it through rituals that include dancing and chanting.  Neljore Journey will organize the ritual before dinner for the at the farm house. Overnight in Haa, altitude 2700m

Day 06: Haa to Paro (2 hours)

After breakfast we will proceed the drive back to Paro via Chele La Pass. The entire stretch of drive will refresh your mind and give you second chance to enjoy the great snowcapped mountain views of Jumulhari Mt during clear day from Chelela. Lhakhang Karpo:The Lhakhang Karpo is located at the foothills of the three towering mountains commonly known as Rigsum Gonpo to the south of the Haa Dzong as it was where the white pigeon had landed. Haa Town– The town has been developed along the Haa Chhu River and can be divided into two distinct sectors, the Northern part of town has the central bazaar, main shops and restaurants while the Southern half of town is occupied by an IMTRAT (Indian Military Training Team) camp and a Bhutanese army training camp. Chele La Pass- Highest motor-able road pass connecting two districts Paro and Haa, an elevation of 3988m above the sea level. On clear days, one can enjoy view of the most sacred Mt. Jomolhari (7314m). The pass is dotted with beautiful prayer flags and offers amazing walks around, worth a visit while in Bhutan. You can also plan to ride mountain biking from Pass to Paro valley with the stretch of 36-48km, mostly downhill and easy ride. Paro Airport Bird’s Eye View Point- The Paro international airport is among the top 10 most stunning and challenging airports in the world. The view point offers an exquisite view of the Paro valley. Paro Town- Tiny Paro town actually can offer lot more, there are many authentic handicraft shops, readily available Bhutan made products, grocery and imported garment shops beside having many small restaurants around. Outdoor Activities- Nicely made and well maintained activity place attached to whole sell Buddha statue store, offers wearing Bhutanese dress, playing archery and darts for guests visiting Bhutan. Overnight in Paro, altitude 2200m

Day 07: Paro Sightseeing

This picturesque region in the kingdom is covered in fertile rice fields and has a beautiful, crystalline river meandering down the valley. Paro has more of historical sites, high-end tourist resort and many souvenir shops for shopping including world famous Takstang. Taktsang/Tiger’s Nest Temple– is Bhutan’s most iconic landmark and religious Buddhist site in the world. The name Taktsang translates to “The Tiger’s Nest”. The temple is one of the holiest sites in Bhutan which clings impossibly to a sheer cliff face 900 meters above the valley. Although good trekkers can make it to the top in two hours, most of the guests take whole day to complete the hike Hot-Stone Bath- After the trek, since you will be totally exhausted you will end the day with a perfect hot stone treatment which is nothing but fresh medical herbs & water treatment. Overnight in Paro

Day 08 : Departure

Depart from Paro International Airport

What’s Included

  • Bhutan Royalties, tourists fees, Visa fees and taxes.
  • Accommodations in listed or similar hotels (pleasant hotels 3 star) during the tour.
  • All meals, including evening tea/coffee etc through-out the trip.
  • All land transfers, sightseeing with entrance fees
  • Bottled water in the vehicle and other camp services.

What’s not Included

  • Luxury hotel upgrades available at additional cost.
  • Travel insurance
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Drinks like beer, whisky, coke, fanta and Mineral water
  • Telephone and internet