Thimpu - Hotel Osel
5 Day Bhutan Itinerary
Day 1 : Paro - Tiger’s Nest
Whether you reach Bhutan by road or air, you should ideally start your Bhutan holiday from Paro. One of the most important destinations in Bhutan, Paro is a must visit. Begin the first day of your holiday with a trip to Paro Taktsang, also known as Tiger’s Nest. It will take a full day to hike to the top and return. No trip to Bhutan is complete without a hike to this monastery. It is one of the most famous monasteries in the world. It is a Buddhist sacred site and was built in the 17th century. It is believed that Guru Padmasambhava had meditated here and he is credited for introducing Buddhism in Bhutan. It is believed that he reached here on a tiger and the temple is devoted to him. The monastery is located at about 10,240 feet on the cliff. It is 3,000 feet above Paro valley. The entire path is colorfully festooned with prayer flags. It is not a steep hike but it is uphill the entire way. It can take about six to eight hours for the entire trip, hence, you need to start early in the morning. The exterior of the monastery looks extremely beautiful once you reach closer. It is one of the most picturesque or Insta-worthy sites in Paro, hence take as many pictures as you want. When you reach the top of the monastery, you will realize that the climb was worth it. If you are someone who cannot hike to the top, you can get a view of the monastery from the Base point. However, it is not really clear from the bottom. Once you are back from the hike, take a look at the local products that are sold by sellers who are seated at the Base point. There are some interesting things you could buy from them. Try to bargain and you might be lucky to get a good deal. They have shawls, scarfs, fridge magnets, earrings, necklaces, locks (Must Buy!) and much more.
Day 2: Paro - Sightseeing
You can go for the local sightseeing in Paro today. This does not involve a lot of physical exercise and you will be able to enjoy the best views without stressing your legs.