Duration: 8 Days 7 Nights
Places covered: Thimphu, Paro, Punakha and Wangdue

This trip is especially for those who want to travel with your small kids. So it will be a mix of some easy short hikes, few cultural and historical sites, Museums, Nature places such as parks and river rafting if you want to include

This trip will cover popular districts in western Bhutan. Will have 2 nights in Paro, 2 Nights in Thimphu 1 Night each in Punakha and Phobjekha under Wangdue district.

This tour will be one of the more exciting as we will be visiting Phobjekha, that most of the people compare to Switzerland. And if you visit in winter you will also have chance to see Black Necked Crane an endangered bird species in World. And at Gangtey there is a Natural trial which will take you through the villages and forest alongside the roosting ground of Black Necked cranes and also you will enjoy some natural places such as Dochula and riversides.

Paro
A family group on hike

You will be received by our people at the airport. Then will drive to Ta Dzong (Watch Tower) which was converted to National Museum in 1969 by the third king.

After lunch will drive to Thimphu. On way will stop at Tamcho to see 15th Century Iron Chain Bridge. Then will continue to Thimphu.

Evening can stroll in Thimphu market.

Night Halt: Thimphu

Buddha Point
Guest Family in front of Big Buddha

After breakfast will visit Bhutan Post if you want to make some personalized stamps. Then will drive to Kuenselphodrang to see Buddha Statue which is one of the biggest sitting Buddha in the world measuring 169 feet tall. On way will stop at National Memorial Chorten which was built by Her majesty Ashi Phuntsho Choden in memory of her late son His majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuk ("the father of modern Bhutan") the third king of Bhutan.

Then will do Changsel Hike which takes about 2 hours plus. It is a easy hike with not much climb and the trail starts from Buddha Point and ends at Changangkha. And the hike will take you through the mixed forest of pine, oak, rhododendrons and other vegetatio. And on the ride side you will have the view of Thimphu city. After lunch will visit visit Takin Preserve where you will find Takin, the National animal of Bhutan and it is native to only Himalayas and also an endangered species.

Night Halt: Thimphu

Gangtey Valley
A family enjoying the beautiful Gangtey Valley

After breakfast will drive to Gangtey its a beautiful valley which is compared to Switzerland and also the place where Black Necked Crane migrates in winter from Tibet. On reaching Dochula will stop there. Its a beautiful pass with 108 stupas and also if the weather is good we will be able to see the Eastern Himalayas that fall within Bhutan including the highest peak in the country Mt. Gangkar Puensum (7,541 m). Then will continue to Gangtey.

After lunch will do a short Gantey Natural Trail which will take about 1 hour plus. It's an easy and beautiful trail that will take you through blue the pine forest, and beautiful village. After that will visit Black Necked Crane Information Center where you can see some documentary about this elusive bird and other information too. And if its in winter you can use binoculars to see those birds.

Night Halt: Phobjekha

Punakha River side
Parents having a good time with thir son at Punakha

After breakfast will visit Gangtey Sangacholing Monastery which was built in 1613 by Gyalse Pema Thinley grandson of Terton Pema Lingpa and also this is the only Nyingma Monastery in the western part of country. After that will drive to Punakha.

After lunch will drive to Kabesa and the starting point for the River Rafting which will take about 1 hour, the rapids are not so high so you enjoy rafting and also you will be able to spot good number of water birds along the river bank.

Night Halt: Punakha

Bond Fire
Speding a time around bond fire in Bhutanese costumes.

After breakfast will drive to Punakha Dzong which is one of the most majestic fortresses in the country which is located between 2 rivers, Mo chu(Female river) and Pho Chu (Male river). Today it is the winter residence of the Je-Khenpo the chief abbot and also serves as the administrative center of the Punakha district. After that if you want can walk to Suspension Bridge spend some time. Then will go for lunch.

After lunch will visit Chimi Lhakhang which was blessed by Lam Drukpa Kuenley who is also known as Devine Madman for his philosophy of "Salvation Through Sex". And its also known as Temple of Fertility.

After that will drive to Paro. Will ake some stops on way as when you want. On reaching Paro will check-in to hotel and have rest and prepare for next day Hiking to Tigers Nest.

Night Halt: Paro

Taktshang Monastery
Our guest families from India at Taktshang

Today after breakfast will drive to Taktshang Base and then will hike to Taktshang (Tiger's Nest) which is one of the most popular tourist sites. Its the place blessed by Guru Padmasambhava in the 8th century, though the monastery was only constructed in 1692 by Desi Tenzin Rabgay.

The hike will take on average 5 to 6 hours up and down.

In the evening will go for Farm Dinner and also if you want can try Traditional Hot Stone Bath.

Night Halt: Paro

Depending on the flight time will reach you to airport and seeoff.

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