Bhtuan The Last Shangri-la Tour of Bhutan with Destination Holidays a fascinating trip for a week leading you to marvel cultural and historical glimpse of Bhutan in the comfort of warm hospitality of Thundering Dragon of Bhutan has to offer.
The Last Shangri-la Tour includes the very best of Bhutan covering remote and isolated villages with towns and cities of Paro, Thimphu, Punakha and beautiful Phobjikha valley with its incredible landscapes and mountain views where the rare and beautiful black neck crane habitats. The Last Shangri-la Tour offers interesting culture and historical monuments and superb sceneries that encircle you with exciting moment.
For a small country Bhutan the last Shangri-la of the Himalayan region and only kingdom that exists, offers fascinating scenery of dramatic landscapes with high snowcapped peaks where all types of vegetables, crops and fruits are grown in its varied climatic zones from sub-tropic, alpine to arctic temperatures in the midst of serene country with its old traditional way of life.
Bhutan The Last Shangri-la Tour with Destination Holidays commence on reaching Paro airport where you will received with warm welcome in traditional Bhutanese traditional way, and then leading you with interesting tour at places of interest around Bhutan includes overnights in Thimphu capital city of Bhutan visiting places of interest and tour of Punakha a beautiful valley steeped with history and to Phobjikha valley of Gangtey area where rare black neck crane migrates during the summer months.
This fabulous tour includes hike to famous Bhutan landmark at Taksang Monastery known as Tiger’s Nest, with 17th century Ta-Dzong, and Druk Gyaldzong. The Last Shangri-la Tour concludes in Paro for the flight back to your respective countries or back to Kathmandu.
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.
Please consult your doctor before you come to travel. in Bhutan we have local doctors to assist incase if needed.
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.
On arrival at Paro-Bhutan’s international airport after going through visa formalities our Destination Holidays native guide of Bhutan and representative will receive you with warm welcome and then drive for two hours through countryside dotted with farm villages and terraces with typical Bhutanese landscapes and Buddhist culture architecture villages.
On reaching Thimphu the capital city of Bhutan, interesting to know that Thimphu the only city in the whole world without traffic lights, all the traffic controlled by traffic police with their whistle.
In Thimphu in the best hotels, afternoon at leisure with time for a walk around the market and observe the Bhutanese way of life with short tour of memorial stupa, indigenous hospital, where traditional medicine is still practiced and the painting school. Tour of Memorial Chorten (temple) built in memory of the late 3rd King of Bhutan.
Visit of Changangkha Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the valley offering a nice view of the valley, a short scenic drive for a visit of the largest and recently built statue of Buddha with wonderful view of entire Thimphu valley.
After a wonderful time at Thimphu a scenic short drive to Punakha through Dochu-la pass at 3,200 m, in fine clear weather a fantastic view of Bhutan’s highest mountains Chomolhari / Jumolhari can be seen with other snowcapped peaks extending almost 180 degrees.
Walk around 108 stupas and continue drive to sub tropical valley of Punakha, on arrival, if time permits hike to the temple of Chimi Lakhang, the temple of fertility associated with religious art of phallus.
At Punkakha a short hike for less than 2 hours to Tashigang Hongtso Monastery, located into a clearing at the edge of a serene forested area overlooking the town of Hongtso, Tashigang has been one of our favorite visits for well over a decade. In the surrounding buildings are pilgrims practicing silent meditation, and a peaceful calm pervades the area.
The monastery houses about 40 orphans, who receive language, religious and general education from the monks an interesting tour of the Gompa (monastery), observe a private ceremony with chanting using ceremonial instruments in the main temple room, here you can interact with head lama. A nice drive at the top of Dochu-la for superb views of Himalaya peaks, including the unclimbed peak Gangkhar Puensum, 7570 m (24,836 feet).
Then back to Punakha Valley, a subtropical Shangri La carved by the Mo Chhu and the Po Chhu (Mother and Father River), arriving at the lodge with another short hike through the Royal Botanical Forest.
After a great wonderful time around Punakha, drive to the isolated valley of Phobjikha. The valley protected for endangered and rare Black Necked Cranes visits Bhutan every winter (early Nov to end of February).
The drive is very scenic and exciting with everlasting views, on reaching at Gangtery visit the famous old Gompa (monastery), the only Ningma-pa sect of Buddhism monastery and largest around western Bhutan. Phobjikha valley is a paradise for trekkers and hikers with afternoon at leisure for short walks.
Today a long and interesting overland drive to Paro an opportunity to marvel the countryside and rural farm villages, after a great drive reaching Paro with a stroll around the old Paro town with local handicrafts stores. Here an opportunity to watch traditional game of archery the national sports of Bhutan.
Morning after breakfast, our expert guide will take you on a pleasant walk or short drive with an hour uphill hike to Bhutan’s famous landmark old Taksang Monastery known as Tiger’s Nest. A place for retreats and meditation of many Buddhist monks and high priest of Bhutan, the monastery located within the overhanging rock cliff with superb views of Paro town and snow capped peaks towards north, from here with steep downhill a short drive to visit 17th centaury Ta-Dzong, later converted into the National Museum in 1967, afternoon free at leisure for stroll around Paro shops and markets.
As per the flight time to respective countries with amazing time in Bhutan and great service of Destination Holidays our guide will transfer you to Paro airport for the flight to connecting Indian cities or to other next countries.
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