Day 1: Arrival in Paro.
Arrive Bhutan by Druk Air, the National Airline of Bhutan. You could fly in from Kolkatta or New Delhi in India, Katmandu – Nepal, Bangkok- Thailand or from Dhaka-Bangladesh. We, 7 Brothers Tours and Travels, will be there at Paro International airport to welcome you. You will then be guided to one of the standard hotels in Paro. Paro is located at an elevation of 7000feet and above, with temperate zone type vegetation mainly of blue pines. In the afternoon we will explore the beautiful valley of Paro and continue to Paro National Museum. Overnight in hotel, Paro.
Day 2: Birding at Chelila pass, hike to \tiger nest and evening drive to Thimphu.
Early morning we will break the ice with hot cup of tea and snacks. Then start for birding tour at chelila pass. Not only birds, this track will provide you emphatic view of various pine trees starting from blue pine to hemlock, silver fir, spruce, juniper as we move up the hill to Chelila pass. The journey is about 85 minute. The pass located about 12900 feet is the highest point on motorable road to Haa. After reaching at the pass if weather permits us we will see spectacular views of the snow cap mountain Mt. Jhomolhari and the Jichudrake which are located above 21000 feet, and to the down we will also view Haa and Paro valleys.
The expedition in the morning will be quite majestic as we can see wonderful birds like: multicolored Himalayan Monad, flock of Blood Pheasants, spotted Laughing thrushes, Himalayan bird Griffon, Himalayan White Browed Rose finch, White throated Redstarts and many more.
After spotting the birds we will have hot breakfast at the pass and then we will slowly move back down the road to explore more birds which include Kalij Pheasants, Grosbeaks, Bullfinches and Yellow-billed Blue Magpies. After spotting the birds along the Chelila pass we will have small hike to Tiger nest where you will be amazed by the monastery that is perched in rocky cliff of Tiger nest. You will know the wonderful history behind this site from our guide; you can also access the history on our website narrated in our cultural package tour. Lunch at the cafeteria. .
Early evening walk back to the road head for a drive to Thimphu(capital of Bhutan) which is of 2 hours journey. Evening stroll around the Thimphu town and explore handicraft shops of Authentic Bhutanese Souvenirs and gifts for your family, friends and beloved ones.
Dinner and overnight stay at hotel, Thimphu.
Day 3: Thimphu cultural Exposure
Morning you can have authentic Bhutanese cultural exploitation starting from Visiting TashichhoDzong, the main secretariat building where the office of the government ministries, the office of the King and the Throne Room , and the office and living quarters of the monk body and its Chief Abbot are housed. Visit the handicrafts emporium where Bhutanese textiles and other arts are displayed and can be purchased. Visit the painting and wood craft schools where the traditional art and painting are kept alive. Lunch at the Thimphu town. Afternoon visit the Memorial Chorten (a huge stupa) built in memory of the third King of Bhutan who reigned the Kingdom from 1952-1972. Visit the National Library where ancient manuscripts are preserved. Later we will have tea and snacks in the town and ready to visit at the Sewerage treatment Plant near Wangchuk river and there we can see quite common birds like Common Sandpiper, White Wagtails, Green sandpiper and we may also see common elusive Black-tailed Crack and Snipe along the Wangchuk river. Towards early night we may engage in cultural activities in one of the hotels. Dinner and overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 4 Thimphu – Hike to Phajoding-8 km, Altitude – 2,443m.
Early morning, prepare the hike to Phajoding which is all the way up the hill taking about 4 hours through birding and on this way we may encounter Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush, Chestnut-tailed Minla,, Common Kestrel, Kalij Pheasant, Black-faced Laughingthrush, White-collored Blackbird, spotted Laughing thrushes, Himalayan bird Griffon, Himalayan White Browed Rose finch, White throated Redstarts and many more. Hot pack lunch whenever we are hungry.
You will be served with soft drinks and hot tea with snacks from the company on hike and as well as pack fruits. Afternoon we can reach to our campsite where you are warmly received by our cooks ready to serve you hot tea. Later spot some birds near camp and we can expect some species of bird like Black-throated, Brown and Great, Brown and Red-headed Bullfinch, Rufous-bellied Woodpecker, Black-eared Shrike-babbler, Black-faced warbler, Scarlet Finch, Collared-Grosbeak, Fired-tailed Myzornis, Kalij&Monal pheasant.
From Phajoding we will have spectacular view of Thimphu especially in the night. To drive away chilling weather we will make bonfire to warm ourselves. During this night camp we will have special Hard drinks produced in Bhutan. If you wish we will also like to dance along with the music. Dinner and overnight in the peaceful camp.
Day 5: Phajoding to Thimphu
Morning after breakfast we walk back to Thimphu to catch our lunch in the hotel. On the way we will visit Motithang Zoo to see Takin, Bhutan’s National Animal. After that drive to hotel for our lunch. After lunch relax in the hotel. Towards evening we will visit KuenselPhodrang to see World Largest Buddha Statue and spectacular view of Thimphu valley and then drive back to the Hotel. In the evening we will have the Bhutan Authentic tea; after this we shall have some free time to walk around Thimphu City and hold ourselves in some cultural activities and explore handicraft shops for Authentic Bhutanese Souvenirs and gifts for your family, friends and beloved ones. Farewell Dinner and overnight in the hotel.
Day 6: Thimphu to Paro International Airport
After breakfast reluctantly we will drive back to the Paro International Airport to see off. We would like to see you in the future. We wish you Happy Safe journey!