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Experience a complete immersion in Bhutan’s extraordinary landscape and cultural heritage in this four-night package. Using Uma Paro as your comfortable base-accommodation which is included on a full-board basis, excluding beverages-our experienced guides lead guests through the Paro Valley on two separate day walks, incorporating Taktsang ’Tiger’s Nest’ Monastery, the National Museum, Drukgyel Dzong and a visit to the ancient temple of Kyichu Lhakhang. Guests may enjoy exploring the local monasteries and also spend a day exploring the highest road pass in Bhutan ’Chele La’, and perhaps also the remote Haa Valley carpeted in flowers and pine, where the Bhutanese continue their age-old rural existences.

Tour Name

5 days, 4 nights Luxury Escape with Uma Paro in Paro valley.

Activities

Exciting sightseeing and Tiger Nest hike in beautiful Paro valley.

Season

All year round.

Expedition type

Cultural sightseeing and Day hike.

Duration

5 days and 4 Nights.


TOUR OUTLINE


Day 1 - Arrival in Paro, Bhutan, Elevation 2,280 m
Day 2 – Paro, Elevation 2,280 m
Day 3 – Paro, Elevation 2,280 m
Day 4 – Paro, Elevation gain 900 m, 
Day 5 - Depart Paro, Elevation 2,280 m

DETAIL ITINERARY


Day 1 - Arrival in Paro, Bhutan:
Elevation 2,280 m
We will welcome you at the airport for the 10-minute transfer to the property. We invite you for a short guided walk in the afternoon in and around Uma Paro for orientation and acclimatisation purposes.
Hotels:  Uma Paro

Day 2 – Paro, Elevation 2,280 m
Day walk to Zurig Dzong, Rinpung Dzong, Ta Dzong, Paro town, Kyichu Lhakhang and Drukgyel Dzong.
Wind through pine forests high above Uma Paro to the pretty grounds of the fortress-like monastery of Zurig Dzong. Traverse across to Ta Dzong, housing Bhutan’s National Museum with magnificent views over Paro, and on down to Rinpung Dzong (Fortress on a Heap of Jewels). The trail then leads across Paro Chhu (river) via a traditional covered bridge (Nyamai Zam) and then past the main archery ground, Ugyen Pelri Palace and into Paro town. Drive a few kilometres north of Paro, and we pay our respects at Kyichu Lhakhang; this is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan with its magic orange tree that bears fruit all year round. Time permitting, we drive further up the valley to Drukgyel Dzong, built in 1649 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to control the northern route to Tibet (from here, it is only a two-day hike to the border with Tibet, dominated by Mt Jhomalhari).

Duration: 5-7 hours (depending on time spent in National Museum and Paro)
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Guided with picnic
Hotels: Uma Paro

Day 3 – Paro, Elevation 2,280 m
Chele La Pass and hike to Kila Nunnery (optional bike descents)
Start early for the drive to Chele La Pass which, at 3,988m (12,499ft), is the highest road pass in Bhutan, snaking upwards through blue pine and rhododendron (Etho Metho) forests for 35 kilometres. On a clear day the view sweeps away to the snow-dome of Bhutan’s second highest peak, Mt Jhomolhari (7314m or 23,996ft), and down to the Haa Valley, which only opened to foreigners in 2002 due to its proximity to the border with Sikkim and Tibet. This unspoilt valley harks back to a simpler, more traditional time. Striding out along the Edelweiss-covered ridge (Edelweiss flowers during the summer months only), we pass a sky burial site. Descend for the two-hour hike through dense rhododendron forest, possibly sighting shaggy yaks, to Kila Goemba, an ancient nunnery nestled in a craggy patch on the mountainside

Hotels: Uma Paro
Duration: 7 to 8 hours.

Day 4 – Paro, Elevation 2,280 m
Highlights of the Paro Valley - Taktsang Monastery.
One of the most amazing and important pieces of architecture in Bhutan, Taktsang Goemba defies logic, gravity, and reason. Legend has it that this cliffside was where Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) landed on the back of a flying tigress, bringing Buddhism to Bhutan from Tibet. To avoid the hot sun an early start is advisable for the two-hour climb to the Tiger’s Nest viewpoint. Descend steeply, then climb up to the monastery, passing a waterfall and entering through the main gates which are filled with murals. Retrace our steps or alternatively (if time and energy levels allow) head further up to several remote temples and monasteries. Return to Uma Paro in the afternoon for some time to rest and relax and enjoy the facilities such as the steam rooms, swimming pool or a Bhutanese Hot Stone Bath followed by a soothing massage. In the evening you are invited for a fire lit farewell dinner either in the courtyard at Uma Paro or at our Bukhari restaurant.

Duration: 7 - 8 hours
Difficulty: Moderate to Hard
Guided with picnic
Hotels:  Uma Paro

Day 5 - Depart Paro, Elevation 2,280 m:
Today we will bid fond farewell to this beautiful Himalayan country and take an early flight back to your onward destination. We hope by now you would have made some friends and also kept many photos and beautiful memories of Bhutan! And we look forward to seeing you again in this beautiful land of endless Enchantments! Tashi Delek!


TOUR COST


Double occupancy: USD 5,130 for superior room
Single occupancy: USD 3,800 for superior room

Price quoted includes surcharges, Excludes air-tickets

ACCOMMODATION


Hotel / Resort