Fly to into Paro and drive on to Thimphu
On arrival in Paro, you will be met by your guide and driver and taken along the national 'highway' to the capital of Thimphu, stopping off at Thamchu Lhakhang on the way. The view over Thimphu from the big Buddha statue helps get our bearings before heading into Thimphu town.
Check into your hotel and have your first taste of Bhutanese food at one of the capital's restaurants. Later that afternoon head up to Mothitang to see Bhutan's national animal, the rare and elusive Takin. The viewpoint above Thimphu gives you an idea of the size of the city and if there is time, and if you wish to stretch your legs, there are great views of the town and Dzong on a lateral hike through the forests (1hr-1.5hr) to Wanguetse and Dechenphodrang monasteries.
The 5* Taj Tashi Hotel, Thimpu