Glimpses Of The Last Shangri La - 5 Days In Bhutan

Glimpses of the Last Shangri La - 5 Days in Bhutan

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We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Thimpu

Stop At: Thimphu, Thimphu, Thimphu District
After arriving at Paro International Airport, your journey begins with a one-hour drive, passing rich, forested mountains dotted with monasteries and temples on route to Thimphu, the capital.

At an altitude of 7,700 ft (2,200 meters), Thimphu lies in a steep valley and is the only city in the world without a single traffic light.

We recommend slower paced activities on your first day as you adjust to the altitude. If energy levels allow, visit Zorig Chusum (The National Institute of 13 Arts and Crafts) to discover Bhutan’s numerous art forms before crossing the road to visit the Folk Heritage Museum, which offers insights into Bhutanese daily life in the past.

Then get up close and personal with the majestic Buddha Dordenma (170 feet/52 meter) statue perched high above the valley.

Return to the hotel and settle into the comfort of your room for a well-deserved night’s rest. Night stay in Thimphu.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Kisa Hotel or Similar Rated 3 star Hotel

Day 2: Bhutan Cultural Immersion at Thimpu

Pass By: Thimphu, Thimphu, Thimphu District
Rise early to the Thimphu morning and enjoy breakfast before heading down the valley to explore more of Thimphu’s sites. Learn about weaving methods and local Gho and Kira at Royal Textile Museum, which showcases the intricate art of Bhutanese weaving.
Create your own stamp at the National Post Office.

Later, drive to Dodhena corssing the only Buddhism college for an afternoon picnic lunch on a sacred site surrounded by monastaries. Next see what the future holds at Pangri Zampa Lhakhang, a 16th-century monastic school of astrology where you can have your chart read before returning home for dinner at the lodge with bonfire, live music and folk dances.

Night stay in Thimphu.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Kisa Hotel or Similar Rated 3 star Hotel

Day 3: Paro Cultural Tour, Farm Dinner and Brewery Visit

Pass By: Paro, Paro, Paro District
After breakfast, drive to Paro via Dochula – approximately 2 hours 30 minutes drive through picturesque valleys and mountain slopes dotted with typical Bhutanese villages. From the Dochula pass, at over 10,000ft, vast panoramic views of the high snowcapped peaks of the Bhutanese Himalaya can be enjoyed on a clear day.

We visit Rinpung Dzong the “fortress on heaps of jewels”. This dzong is an impressive example of classic Bhutanese architecture and is also where the annual Paro Tshechu (festival) is held.

Proceed to Paro National Museum, which displays a collection of ancient and modern thangkas (Buddhist paintings on cotton) as well as a collection of fearsome festival masks. Afterwards take a stroll down to the river with your guide and test your strength and skills with archery, Bhutan’s colorful national sport.

Celebrate your victory afterwards with a cold brew at the Namgay Artisanal Brewery, where a local entrepreneur is successfully bringing micro-brewing to Bhutan.Later, return to your lodge for wellness treatments and a delicious dinner that incorporates ingredients from their organic farm.

Night stay in Paro.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Dewachen Resort and Spa or Similar 3 Star Rated Hotel

Day 4: Trek to Tiger's Nest

Pass By: Paro, Paro, Paro District
Today you can either choose to hike up to Tiger’s Nest (4hrs hike) or engage in the activities at your resort.

Taktsang Goemba monastery, more famously known as “Tiger’s Nest”. One of the most significant cultural icons of the Kingdom, this highly revered monastery was built on a sheer cliff face roughly 2,950 feet (900 meters) above Paro and is visible from the valley floor.

Your guide will hike up with you to the monastery and share
stories of its history along the way. Enjoy the wonderful scenery through pine forests that are colorfully decorated with moss and prayer flags.

Listen to the sound of prayer wheels turning and leave your good intentions by tying your own prayer-flag and let the wind carry blessings and prayers across Bhutan.

Night stay in Paro.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Dewachen Resort and Spa or Similar 3 Star Rated Hotel

Day 5: Log Jay Gay Bhutan -

Pass By: Paro, Paro, Paro District
After breakfast, we bid farewell to this beautiful country and arrive at the airport for departure.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

$1,500.00 Per Person

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