Bhutan Flower Exhibition, June, 2020

8 Days, 7 Nights

This tour includes my favorite cultural sites in Bhutan and especially the annual Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition. This year it takes place in the beautiful Haa valley 70 km west of Paro. Bhutan’s foremost gardening event was initiated by Royal Command of His Majesty The King of Bhutan. We will visit Chelela Pass, the highest motorable road in Bhutan at 12,000 feet. We might get lucky to spot the beautiful blue poppy, Bhutan’s national flower, which grows wild in high altitudes and blooms during June and July!

Day 1: arrival Paro to Thimphu. Night in Thimphu.

Day 2: Thimphu sightseeing: Buddha point, Simply Bhutan, Paper factory, Guru Lhakhang and Tashichö Dzong. Night in Thimphu.

Day 3: Drive from Thimphu to Haa by Chelela pass. Night in Haa.

Day 4– Visit flower exhibition. Night in Haa

Day 5– Sightseeing in Haa: Visiting temples and short hikes. Night in Haa.

Day 6: Morning drive to Paro, visit Ta Dzong National Museum and Kitchu Lhakhang. Night in Paro.

Day 7: Hike to Tigers Nest Monastery.

Day 8: Final departure from Paro

His Majesty The King and members of the Royal Family usually grace the opening of the annual Flower Exhibition.