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The Last Shangri La Tour - 12 Nights 13 Days in 2018

Day 01| Arrival in Paro – Thimphu (1.2 Hrs)
Day 02| Thimphu sightseeing
Day 03| Thimphu – Punakha (2.5 Hrs)
Day 04| Punakha halt
Day 05| Punakha – Trongsa (5 Hrs)
Day 06| Trongsa – Jakar (2.5 Hrs)
Day 07| Jakar sightseeing
Day 08| Jakar sightseeing
Day 09| Jakar – Phobjikha (5.5 Hrs)
Day 10| Phobjikha halt
Day 11| Phobjikha – Paro (8 Hrs)
Day 12| Paro sightseeing
Day 13| Departure from Paro


Detailed Itinerary of Bhutan Tour

dzongDay 01| Arrival in Paro – Thimphu (1.2 Hrs)
Flight to Paro has spectacular views of the Everest, Kanchen Junga and other Himalayan peaks, including the sacred Chomolhari and Jichu Drakey in Bhutan are awesome. On arrival in Paro international airport, you will be received by our Guide and transfer to Thimphu by car/bus. One can wander on your own to stroll Thimphu streets or relax in your hotel
Overnight: Thimphu | Altitude: 23oom

Day 02| Thimphu sightseeing
Morning visit the weekend market (Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday), Handmade paper Mill, School of Arts and crafts where students learn 13 different arts used predominantly in Bhutan, Lunch in town. Drive pass by Memorial Chorten (temple) built in memory of the late 3rd King. Visit Changangkha Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the valley, Enclosure where national animal, Takin are kept and Zilukha Nunnery
Overnight: Thimphu

Day 03| Thimphu – Punakha tour (2.5 Hrs)

Drive through Dochula pass at 3050m. When the weather permits one can enjoy a spectacular view of the highest mountains of Bhutan at a sight that stretches almost 180 degrees. After a short tea break continue to sub tropical Punakha. Afternoon visit nunnery and walk down to your hotel.
Overnight: Punakha | Altitude: 1350m

Day 04| Punakha Halt
After breakfast, we will visit most beautiful Punakha Dzong (fortress). The dzong showcase the finest examples of arts and architecture of Bhutan. Today's hike to Khamsum Yulay will start from the foot of the Dzong, through old palace of 3rd king of Bhutan. The entire hike will take about 3 hours. Picnic lunch will be served. This is good day for white river rafting in the afternoon or visit to farm house.
Overnight: Punakha

Day 05| Punakha – Trongsa (5 Hrs)

Check out of the hotel and hike to Rinchengang village, one of the most clustered houses built in Bhutan. We get to meet locals, kids and see their farm houses. Quick breaks will be given in between our driver, Pelela pass at 3300m and Chendipji. We will take evening 2 hours hike from Trongsa viewpoint to the Dzong before concluding our day. If time permit visit Trongsa Dzong, else drive to your hotel.
Overnight: Trongsa | Altitude: 2200m

Day 06| Trongsa – Jakar (2.5 Hrs)
Visit Trongsa Dzong and Trongsa Museum before proceeding to Tang, Bumthang. En-route we will stop at weaving center, which is famous in the region. Today's early arrival at Tang will make sense as you will be able to catch the Tang Namkha Lhakhang festival which starts today. Tang is quite remote and festivals are interesting as not so much tourist make it like that of other famous festivals in Bhutan. We will spend a night in a simple guest house which is also a museum of the region.
Overnight: Tang | Altitude: 2800m

Day 07| Jakar sightseeing
Visit Jampay Lakhang, the one of the first 2 Buddhist temples built in the country. This is the home of the naked dance that is still performed annually. Visit Kurjey temple, the site where Bhutan's royals are cremated. 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.
Evening stroll in Jakar town and try some local pancake and noodles.
Overnight: Jakar

Day 08| Jakar sightseeing
Make an excursion drive to the village of Ura. The drive will pass over the highest road pass on your trip at Shertang La at 3573m. On clear weather Bhutan's highest mountain Gangkar Puensum (7540m) can be seen dominating the northern valley. Visit the Ura village and return.
Overnight: Jakar

Day 09| Jakar – Phobjikha (5.5 Hrs)
Retrace and enjoy the drive back to the valley of 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.  On arrival at Gangtey visit Gangtey Gompa, the largest and the only monastery of the Nyingmapa sect in western Bhutan. Evening relax in your hotel.
Overnight: Phobjikha | Altitude: 2900m

Day 10| Phobjikha halt

The valley of Phobjikha is full of hikes. Phobjikha Natural Trail take about 2 hours walk through crane feeding areas and gives wonderful opportunity to see close up cranes for winter visitors. Further walk around the village to meet locals, taking pictures give us perfect knowledge about the Bhutanese rural life. There are many such hiking trains in an around Phobjikha valley. Explore the day.
Overnight: Paro | Altitude: 2200m

Day 11| Phobjikha – Paro (5.5 Hrs)
Start early retracing the drive to Paro. In Paro visit the National Museum, the first of its kind which has a collection from natural history to religious paintings. Visit 17 century Paro Dzong (Fortress) on foot and continue walking through the oldest wooden bridge still in use.
Evening stroll old Paro town and peep into some local handicrafts stores. One can also venture to try local restaurant for dinner.
Overnight: Paro | Altitude: 2200m

Day 12| Paro sightseeing
Visit Kichu Lhakhang, one from the 2 oldest temple in the country, historic Drukgyal Dzong (Fortress) and hike to Tiger's Nest, the most revered temple in the country that literally hangs on a granite cliff overlooking the Paro Valley. Evening at leisure
Overnight: Paro

Day 13| Departure

Morning transfer to the airport (15 mins) for your departure flight. Our tour staff will bid you farewell at the airport

Transportation and Travel situation in Bhutan
Ground transportation is by private  vehicles based on number of travelers. we provide clean Air conditioning  and  heat in vehicles . expect bad roads with uphill and narrow tracks too, travel time might delay due to weather too.

please consult your doctor before you come to travel. in Bhutan we have local doctors to assist incase if needed.

Hotels / Resorts / Tents
We choose nice and best available hotels based on your budget. you will have private rooms with hot and cold showers

Guide, Driver and helpers
local expert guides and drivers.
this program can be customized based on your time and interest

Service Includes during Bhutan Tour

  • Bhutan Visa arrangement service
  • Government royalty and all the taxes
  • FIT Surcharge for one and two persons
  • Accommodations in A grade hotels
  • Three meals a day breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Full time English speaking Bhutanese guide
  • Private transportation and sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Museums and parks fees indicated in the itinerary
  • Bottled drinking water throughout the journey

 Excludes in the package / supplement during Bhutan Tour

  • Flight fares from Kathmandu, Bangkok, Singapore, Delhi, Kolkata, Bagdogra, Dhaka, Mumbai, Guwahati, Gaya to Bhutan- please choose the route and let us know we book for you
  • Personal expenses and any alcoholic, non-alcoholic beverages
  • Tips to guide, driver, trekking staff, hotel service, etc.
  • Single room supplement charge for two Pax and above
  • Luxury hotels/resorts available on supplement cost
  • Specialized /language guides available on supplement cost
  • Travel / Medical Insurance

Visa processing

  • Bhutan visa is pre-process by our company we need to have your passport copy by scan on our e-mail. we will send you electronic visa on your mail. you need to print and carry to fly to Bhutan. at immigration authorities will stamp on your passport.
  • your passport must be valid more than 6 months at the time  of travel in Bhutan
* Notes: There are regular flights from Kathmandu Nepal, Bangkok Thailand, Delhi India to Bhutan . for flights and package please contact us now

Some useful Bhutanese phrases during tours
Hello :              Ku-zu-zam-po-la (meaning good health)
Thank You :     Ka din chey la
See you :          Lok jey gay
Good bye :       Lus la “or” Laso la

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Dear Rajan,
Many thanks for organizing such a wonderful tour for us. This will remain our unforgettable trip! We felt so lucky that we were able to visit your beautiful country during the 30th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Bhutan and Japan.

We spent one night in Thimphu, two nights in Phunakha, and two nights in Paro. Phunaka's Lobesa hotel became one of the most impressive splendid hotels we have ever stayed! Its view from the window was just gorgeous and took our breath away.

Nawang was a knowledgeable, kind and caring guide and we learned a lot about your beautiful country from him. Ugay was a safe driver and we felt so comfortable in the lovely Nissan four wheels.

The tour was both very informative and fun. In addition, Nawang accommodated many of our requests and re-arranged the original schedule to our satisfaction. Going to the weekend market in Thimphu became one of the highlights of this tour for us !

We'd like to visit Bhutan again in the future and we will definitely ask you again to organize tour for us.

Finally, we would like to thank Rajan for being such a friendly coordinator. Your responses were always so prompt!!

Yours sincerely,
Nory and Mayuri from Tokyo, Japan
Email: mayurih@hotmail.com

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