The Last Shangri-La

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  • Paro / Phobjikha / Punakha
  • 10 days - 9 nights
  • 0 Review
  • Unlimited
  • Unlimited
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Meals as per Itinerary
  • Speaking tour guide
  • Transportation
$ 2.000,00
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The Last Shangri-La

Discover the highlights of Bhutan’s popular western and spiritual central valleys in luxury. Visit Dzongs, temples, monasteries, palaces, and witness Bhutan’s ever-changing scenic beauty of forests and Himalayan peaks. This tour included a night in the stunning Phobjikha Valley, winter home of the endangered Black-Necked Crane. We can also organise a range of add-on options to you provide the most luxurious and unforgettable experience of the Dragon Kingdom.

1

Arrival Paro – Thimphu

Early morning flight to Bhutan (Please check the flight timing) Upon your arrival in Paro airport our guide will be there to welcome you and transfer to Thimphu. After lunch visit the Memorial Chorten (temple) built in memory of the late 3rd King. Visit Changangkha Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the valley offering a nice view of the valley. Enclosure where national animal, Takins are kept and drive to visit the largest and newly built statue of Buddha offering magnificent view of entire Thimphu valley. After 5PM, visit the fortress of Thimphu, Tashichho Dzong, which houses the throne of the king. Overnight: Thimphu

  • Thimphu
  • 1 Hour
2

Thimphu - Punakha

Morning visit the School of Arts and Crafts where students learn 13 different arts used predominantly in Bhutan, Folk Heritage Museum, and the National Library. Drive to the Zilukha nunnery to meet the nuns and interact with them. Lunch in the town and drive to Punakha through Dochula pass (3200 mts). If the weather permits one can enjoy a spectacular view of the highest mountains of Bhutan at a sight that stretches almost 180 degrees. Walk around the 108 stupas and continue to sub tropical valley of Punakha. Overnight: Punakha

  • Punakha
  • 2 Hours
3

Punakha

Morning drive to visit Punakha Dzong (fortress), which houses the most elaborated temple in the country. This is a fine example of Bhutanese rich Art and Architecture. Drive further up to visit the Souvenir Making Center for girls supported by Youth Development Fund. Interact with the students and back to the hotel for lunch. After lunch could relax in the balcony of the hotel to enjoy the view and the nature. Or could go for an hour hike to the temple of Khamsum Yuley Lakhang (moderate) or the temple of Chimi Lakhang (easy), the temple of fertility associated with religious art of phallus. Overnight: Punakha

  • Punakha
4

Punakha - trongsa

Morning start your drive for Trongsa through Wangdi province and view the ruins of Wangdi Dzong (Fortress), which has been destroyed by fire recently. Continue to Trongsa over Pelela Pass at 3300m which forms the part of Black mountain range that divides the country into east and west. Enroute could take a short break and go for hike to the remote village of Rujubji. The drive is long but the landscape is picturesque and worth. On arrival relax in the hotel. Overnight: Trongsa

  • Trongsa
  • 5 Hours
5

Trongsa - Jakar

Morning visit Trongsa town and visit the majestic Trongsa Dzong (Fortress), the home of the royals and the unique watchtower which houses a newly converted museum and is very very impressive. Drive pass by Yotong La pass at 3425m. En route stop over the weaving place, beside the road where u0022Yathau0022 (wool weaving) is done which the Valley of Bumthang is famous for. Continue your drive for Jakar. Overnight: Jakar

  • Jakar
  • 3 Hours
6

Jakar

Visit Jampay Lakhang, the one of the first two Buddhist temples built in the country. Visit Kurjey lakhang Temple, the site where royals are cremated, one can either walk cross the suspension bridge and visit the village of Parar and Tamshing or drive there. End your day with a walk passing by the Swiss farm. Most of the activities can be done on foot. Evening stroll in Jakar town and try some local pancake and noodles. Overnight: Jakar

  • Jakar
7

Jakar - Phobjikha

Retrace and enjoy the drive back to the valley of endangered Black Necked Crane. Black Necked Crane is one of the rare specials of the birds in the world, which migrates from Tibetan plateau to Bhutan in winters (Early Nov to end of Feb). Phobjikha valley is a paradise for nature lovers and hikers so once can enjoy the hike around the remote valley of Phobjikha. Farm house stay optional. Overnight: Phobjikha

  • Phobjikha
  • 6 Hours
8

Phobjikha - Paro

Morning visit Gangtey Gompa, the largest and the only monastery of the Nyingmapa sect in western Bhutan, continue your drive back to Paro. If time permits, in Paro visit the National Museum, the first of its kind which has a collection from natural history to religious paintings. Visit the 17th century Paro Dzong (Fortress) on foot and continue walking through the oldest wooden bridge still in use. Evening stroll around the old Paro town and peep into some local handicrafts stores. Overnight: Paro

  • Paro
  • 7 Hours
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Paro

Morning drive to the base for the hike (2 hrs uphill) to Tigeru0027s Nest, the most revered temple in the country that literally hangs on a granite cliff over looking the Paro valley. Lunch in the cafeteria. Most of the day will go on the hike. On your way back could get some opportunity to see the traditional game, Archery match going on. Back to the hotel and relax. Hot stone bath for available at additional cost. Farewell dinner in the town. Overnight: Paro

  • Paro
10

Departure

Morning transfer (10 mins) to the airport for your departure flight. Your guide will bid you farewell at the airport.

  • Paro International Airport

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