AM: Sightseeing tour of Paro. Visit the ruined fortress of Drukyel Dzong which still attracts visitors due to the strategic location of the fort. The fort defended the Paro valley from the Tibetan invasion from the north in the early 17th century. On a clear day, Mount Chomolhari 7320 meters can be seen towering over the Dzong. Proceed through the beautiful valley to the watch tower or locally known as Ta-Dzong. It was converted into the National museum in the 1960s by the third King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.
The seven floor museum highlights various aspects of Bhutanese culture and history dating back to the 7th century. A short walk downhill takes one to the Rinpung Dzong which serves as the administrative center and school for monks. Walk further down crossing the traditional bridge into Paro town.
PM: Start the scenic 2 hours drive to Thimphu which is perhaps the most unusual capital city in the world. It is a bustling town on the banks of its own river and set gloriously in the hills of its own valley. A regal town Thimphu is home to the revered Bhutanese Royal family and to several foreign missions and development projects. The capital city has a population of approx 60,000.
Five miles from the Thimphu stands the Simtokha Dzong on a lofty ridge and is the first Dzong built by the Shabdrung in 1629.
Dinner and overnight at hotel.