1. Kathmandu: 3-Day Bhutan Experience
Day 1: Kathamandu to Paro Begin by transferring to the airport, from where you fly to Paro. A spectacular descent through mountainous valleys brings you into the Kingdom of Bhutan. Once having landed in Paro, be received by your Bhutanese guide. Following customs and visa control you are transferred to your hotel, following which a short picturesque drive of about 2 hours brings you to the capital of Bhutan, Thimpu. After lunch at a local restaurant, begin your sightseeing by visiting the textile museum, a traditional paper-making factory, and the post office. Alternatively, you can do some less-formal sightseeing and walk around the town with your guide. That evening, head back to your hotel where you spend the night. Day 2: Thimpu, Taktsang, Paro Begin with a drive to Satsam Chorten, before hiking to the Takstang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery. This monastery is built around a cave in which Guru Rimpoche (also known as Guru Padmasambhava) meditated. Legend has it that Guru Rimpoche is said to have flown to the site of the monastery on the back of a tigress from Tibet, and meditated in the cave there for three months. The monastery has been rebuilt after a disastrous fire destroyed it in April 1998, and it can only be viewed from afar as it is not open to the public. Following lunch, visit Kyichu Lhakhang - one of the oldest temple in Bhutan. That evening, overnight once more at your hotel. Day 3: Paro to Kathmandu Following breakfast, your Bhutanese agent escorts you to the airport, before bidding you farewell for your flight.