The Last Shangri-La-11 days
The scenic landscapes and historic buildings in Bhutan are considered as the last Shangri – la by many travelers.
The capital city of Bhutan, Thimpu, sits on a hillside adjacent to the river by the same name. Within its boundaries, the Trashi Chhoe Dzong fortress and the Memorial Chorten monuments are the places which must be visited.
Day 01: Arrival at Paro and reception by our representative at the airport and drive to Thimpu. Overnight hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing of Thimpu:
Morning visit to colorful vegetable market; the Memorial Chorten and the National Library. After lunch visit the handmade paper factory and the school of Thangka painting. Stroll about town. Overnight hotel.
Day 03: Thimpu to Punakha and Wangdi Phodrong:
Drive to Punakha - the former capital of Bhutan. After picnic lunch by the Wangdi river continue to Wangdi Phodrong Dzong, the most picturesque in Bhutan. Overnight hotel.
Day 04: Punakha to Phubjika (Gangtey):
Excursion to serene Gangtey valley, home of the rare black-necked cranes that fly over Tibet in the winter; visit the Gangtey Monastery. Overnight hotel.
Day 05: Pubjika to Bumthang via Tongsa:
Drive to Bumthang. Visit Tongsa-the biggest Dzong in Bhutan, walk to the 'Watch Tower'. Overnight hotel.
Day 06: Sightseeing of Bumthang:
Morning visit Tha Jampa Lakhang, TamshingLlakhang and then Kencho Sum Lakhang. Overnight guesthouse.
Day 07: Bhumtang to Punakha:
Drive back to Punakha with a picnic lunch en route. Overnight hotel.
Day 08: Punakha to Paro via Thimpu:
Drive back to Thimpu; visit Simtokha Dzong; and continue to Paro. Overnight hotel.
Day 09: Sightseeing of Paro:
In the morning visit the fortified tower Ta Dzong, the impressive Srukgyel Dzong ruins (monastery fortress) and Kyichu Temple of 7th century. Overnight hotel.
Day 10: Takstang Excursion:
Hike up to the Tiger's Nest known as Takstang one of the most spectacular and most sacred pilgrim sites to all Buddhist. Overnight hotel.
Day 11: Departure:
Drive to Paro airport for onward journey.
-KTM-Paro-KTM air ticket
-All meals and accommodation in 3 star hotel
-All private transport with guide
-Major sightseeing as per our Itinerary
-Bar bills and personal expenses