5 days in Paro & Thimphu Itinerary

5 days in Paro & Thimphu Itinerary

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5 days in Paro & Thimphu Itinerary

Start: Indore
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Paro
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Thimphu
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Indore

1
night
Paro

Paro ©
A charming historic town with many sacred sites cradled in a verdant valley, Paro offers a scenic base to explore the important Buddhist attractions and pristine nature around it.
On the 8th (Sun), see the interesting displays at National Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kyichu Lhakhang, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest).

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Paro online trip maker .

Indore, India to Paro is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and car. Traveling from Indore in March, things will get colder in Paro: highs are around 19°C and lows about 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Thimphu.

Things to do in Paro

Historic Sites Museums
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Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) ©
Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest)
National Museum ©
National Museum
Kyichu Lhakhang ©
Kyichu Lhakhang

3
nights
Thimphu

Thimphu ©
The kingdom's capital and most modern city, Thimphu offers a mix of ancient traditions and modern commercialism.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong), pause for some photo ops at Kuenselphodrang, then don't miss a visit to Thimphu Chorten (Memorial Chorten), and finally explore and take pictures at Dochula Pass. On the next day, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, stroll through Motithang Takin Preserve, and then don't miss a visit to Changangkha Lhakhang.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Thimphu trip planner .

Traveling by car from Paro to Thimphu takes 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Thimphu are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Thimphu

Tours Scenic Drive Parks
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Dochula Pass ©
Dochula Pass
Kuenselphodrang ©
Kuenselphodrang
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) ©
Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong)

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