Meditation Tour

Day 01     Arrival in Paro
Meet the guide at the airport and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 02     Paro
Visit the north parts of Paro valley; the impressive Drukgyel Dzong ruins (monastery fortress). Visit Paro Kyichu Lhakhang, Ta Dzong museum, and Paro Rinpung Dzong
Day 03     Paro - Thimpu
Drive by the two river valleys to the capital city of Thimphu. After lunch visit the hospital for traditional medicine, memorial chorten and the national library. After lunch visit the handicrafts centre & the school of Thangka painting
Day 04     Thimphu - Punakha
Scenic drive on the mountain route towards the former capital of Bhutan passing through the Dochula pass (alt. 10,000 feet); beautiful scenery of Himalayan ranges. Descend to Punakha and Wangdi valleys.
Day 05     Punkha - Thimphu
Return to Thimphu; hike to Choekortse monastery, for an afternoon session of meditation, over-looking Thimphu valley.
Day 06     Thimphu
Hike to Tandin Ngey monastery for a full day session of meditation. Return to hotel late afternoon.
Day 07     Thimphu
Visit the open vegetable market; afternoon free.
Day 08     Thimphu - Paro
Morning visit the Zilukha monastery for nuns; and the Simtokha Dzong- oldest in Bhutan. After lunch drive to Paro.
Day 09     Paro - Trashigang monastery
After a short drive hike to this private and unique monastery for an afternoon session of meditation, return to hotel in Paro.
Day 10     Paro
Morning hike upto the Taktsang retreat (the Tiger's Lair, Alt. 3000 metres.) Lunch at Taktsang cafeteria. Return to Paro and visit the town.
Day 11     Paro - Departure
Transfer to Paro airport for morning flight

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