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- A short and sweet introduction that cover Thimphu and Paro valleys.
- Visit the capital of Bhutan
- Visit Serene Paro Valley
- Hike to the iconic Takstang (tigers’ nest) monastery.
This is shortest tour we have on our shelves. Yet it covers comprehensively two most important valleys or towns of Thimphu and Paro in western Bhutan.
These towns flourish on verdant valley that houses major sightseeing attractions in the country. And they epitomise the perfect harmony of modernity with traditional and cultural heritage.
Thimphu, revamped capital of modern Bhutan lies in the temperate valley at about 7,500ft, with about 100,000 people. It houses many of Bhutan’s tourists attractions, vibrant and colourful markets, including age-old monasteries and fortresses.
The serene Paro valley, except at the town centre with cluster of close traditional houses. The next door is more like a typical village with scattered houses in elongated Paro valleys with terraced field, with chimney emitting wooden smoke, and at closer look and encounter with people, a countenance of contentment, peace irrespective of their social status become more pronounced!
Paro valley has one of most beautiful iconic attractions, Taktsang or Tiger’s nest Monastery and hike into it which is perched precariously on cliff can be a very rewarding experience.
For some reasons those who wish to skip Taktsang hike, we take them to excursion to quaint and tranquil Haa valley.
Day 1: Arrival in Paro drive to Thimphu
Upon arrival, you will be received by our representative and transferred to capital Thimphu. Later in the afternoon, visit Memorial Chorten and Buddha viewpoint. Evening, visit Tashichho Dzong and take a leisurely walk in and around Thimphu town.
Your arrival time and your interest will dictate how much you can see. For instance, if your flight is early, we can cover more places /sights or fewer if your arrival time is late. We know that when you come to Bhutan for a short period, you will want to make an optimum use of it. Our Guide will listen to you and incorporate visits according to your interests. In general there are no extra costs and if there is, our guide will inform you of minimal extra costs that may be charged to cover tour beyond our standard program. Overnight in Thimphu.
Day 2: Thimphu to Paro
If you wish, you can start early after the breakfast. If you are up early before the tour begins, you could walk short distance from your hotel to the Memorial Chorten. Many people are found here in the early hours, circumambulating (in clockwise direction) and saying prayers before they go about their daily life.
After breakfast, visit the Giant Buddha statue, School of Arts and Craft, National library and others. Around noon, drive to Paro in time for lunch. Later visit National Museum, followed by Paro Dzong. On foot, walk across the traditional covered bridge to the charming Paro town. If time is available, you can visit Kichu Lhakhang temple today or next day. Overnight in Paro.
Day 3: In Paro
After breakfast drive to north end of Paro valley and hike to iconic Taktsang (tiger’s nest) monastery. The hike takes between 1-2hrs till the first view point (cafeteria) and another hour to climb up to the monastery. The whole excursion is expected to take most of the day. Riding Horses are available at the start point of the trek to go uphill till the first view point (Cafeteria). Upon return, as per available time and your interests, we could visit the ruins of historic Drugyel Dzong and others. Overnight in hotel.
Optional: Excursion to Chele la passes if you wish to skip the Hike.
Day 4: Departure
After breakfast, transfer to the airport in time for your flight out of Paro airport.
We also have Stopover II- which is one day more than this tour.
Group SizePrivate with your Own Group
Trip Accommodation3 * & 4* Hotels
Trip Type Cultural Tour
Trip SeasonsThrough out the year
Best MonthsMarch, April, May, October, November
Good MonthsJanuary, February, September, December
Lean MonthsJune, July, August
Prices & Dates
Cost is dependent on the travel dates and number of participants. Starts at about $600 per person. Complete a Detailed Trip Info for more details.
- Accommodations in listed hotels or similar (best available standard tourist hotels)
- All meals including some evening tea
- Bottled water in the vehicle.
- All transportation by good quality private vehicle.
- Entrance fees to the monuments
- English Speaking guide.
- Bhutan Visa fees, daily tourists fees and taxes etc
- Travel permits etc
- Flight cost.
- Travel /Medical Insurance
- Personal expenses such as bars, beverages, optional tips/gratuities.
- All personal gears/clothing
- All other costs not listed in the included section
We use following hotels for our standard tour, but you can upgrade hotels as per your choice
In Thimphu: We use Hotel Druk or Namgay Heritage
In Paro: We use Tashi Namgay Hotel or Gangtey Palace Hotel
Hotels in Thimphu
Hotels in Paro
For Dechen Duba, nothing is much more fulfilling than being in tour with guests. He comes a long way from quaint village of Mongar to the capital city of Thimphu. It wasn’t a easy journey, nothing was served on a platter. He earned every bit of rave review from guests through his hard work and dedication. His favourite line “Hard works beats talent”.
To be part of tourism fraternity was what he desired most, he made a splash headlong after class 12 by enrolling for Tourism and management course. After its completion, he joined Wind Horse in 2013 and has been leading groups umpteen times.
You may find him in basketball court playing hard, when he is not leading the group.
Chencho Dem is a mother, doting wife and a travel guide. Its a conventional wisdom that a person should keep home front in harmony to achieve a better result at work, she manage all with perfection, no wonder its clearly reflects on the way she conduct the tours with smile and cheerfulness at large.
After finishing her class 12 from Thimphu in 2010, though there were varied options but she chose to pursue Hotel Management and tourism programme for 2 years. Rather than being behind the desk, she felt she could expressed better being in field. She led many tours as freelance guide for Aman Kora and finally joined Wind Horse Tours in 2014. She is also among the few lady guides in the country who has treaded upon most of the trekking routes in Bhutan.
Kezang is a graduate from Gedu Business School college in Bhutan, but he was always interested in the Buddhist Philosophy, which made him alter his ambition to being a tour Guide.
He is super polite and Buddhist to the core, because his parents and their parents were all affliliated to a monastery as a Lama etc. He comes from Dramtse region, between Mongaer and Trashigang.
Former graduate in arts from Shillong, a hill town in North East India.On a first impression Kinley Tenzin may concede as man of few words. But there is much more than meet the eye.Beneath his exterior he is a power house of informations. He speak english eloquently and once in tour he is altogether a different person. A person filled with driving passion and articulation. He says ” He aspires to transform idea of guests into great experiences”
He is big time book reader and doesn’t have any genre in particular. He read anything that comes his way. He claim that book have open door to a complete new world. If not reading, then he is mostly seen in his mountain bike traversing rough terrain within the vicinity of Thimphu.