Black-necked Crane Festival

Embark on an 8-day journey through the heart of Bhutan's cultural and natural wonders.

Day 1: Arrival in Paro Your adventure begins as you touch down at Paro International Airport. Welcomed by your experienced guide, you'll dive straight into exploration. Discover the time-honoured Paro Rinpung Dzong, a fortress-monastery standing tall since the 17th century. Immerse yourself in Bhutan's heritage at the National Museum, a treasure trove of art and history. As the sun begins to set, journey towards Thimphu, Bhutan's charming capital. En route, pause at Tachog Lhakhang and its famed Iron Bridge, a testament to ancient craftsmanship. The day concludes with a warm welcome at your Thimphu hotel, a sanctuary for the days ahead.

Day 2: Thimphu Sightseeing Rise to the allure of Thimphu, a city of cultural richness. Gaze upon the awe-inspiring Buddha Dordenma, a colossal statue exuding serenity. Continue to the Takin Preserve, a unique home to Bhutan's national animal. The School of Traditional Arts invites you to explore Bhutan's age-old crafts, from painting to woodcarving.

Day 3: Thimphu to Punakha With the morning sun, embark on a picturesque journey to Punakha, Bhutan's former capital. Pause at Dochula Pass, where the Himalayas unveil their majesty. In Punakha, the iconic Punakha Dzong stands as a testament to Bhutan's architectural grandeur, nestled at the meeting point of two rivers.

Day 4: Black-necked Crane Festival A celebration of nature unfolds in Phobjikha as you attend the Black-necked Crane Festival. Marvel at the delicate dance of these endangered birds, which migrate to Bhutan each winter. Traditional performances and vibrant cultural displays create an enchanting experience.

Day 5: Phobjikha Nature Nature takes centre stage in Phobjikha Valley. Encounter the elegance of the black-necked crane and other rare species. Embark on a nature trail, breathing in the valley's serene beauty.

Day 6: Return to Paro Journey back to Paro, where history and spirituality converge at Kyichu Lhakhang, one of Bhutan's oldest temples. Stroll through Paro's charming streets, absorbing its local essence.

Day 7: Tiger’s Nest Adventure Challenge awaits as you hike to the iconic Tiger's Nest Monastery. Ascend to new heights, where breath-taking panoramas reward your efforts. The day culminates in the aura of this revered site.

Day 8: Farewell Bhutan As your journey draws to a close, savour a final Bhutanese breakfast. Your guide will accompany you to Paro International Airport, bidding you farewell.

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