Trip Highlights
  • Visit the ultimate Shangri-La of the world”Bhutan”.
  • Explore the majestic city of the country where the history meets the present “Thimphu.”
  • Visit to the Royal Botanical Park is rich in the floras and the fauna.
  • A complete new encounter with the culture.
  • Explore the pristine beauty of the nature of the Bhutan.
  • Visit the national museum of the country “Ta Dzong”.

Unstained splendor, conventional social framework and the cultural representation, Bhutan gets the prestige of the “Ultimate Shangri La”

Terrific and the living treasury where the tradition fuses with the modern trends is the exotic land ‘Bhutan ‘also known as the land of the thunder dragon and are named as ‘the last Shangri La’ on the earth. The kingdom of Bhutan primarily commenced its border to the travelers, back in the 1974 where today it has become one of the world’s most elite travel destinations ever formed. Situated in the majestic lands of the Himalayas between the beautiful countries like the China and the India, Bhutan covers about an area of the 18000 sq miles. Leaving the country blissfully untouched, the sovereign Kingdom has been beautifully spared from the influences of the western.

The Shangri-La Highlight Tour is one of the ultimate tours for the Bhutan Travel destination where you can see the beauty of the nature blended with the culture. This has become one of the loadstones for the travelers from all around the world. If you want to become a part of the beautiful and the bright tradition of the Bhutan as well as the distinct way of the Bhutanese life then this Shangri-La Highlight Tour is unquestionably made for you.

Bhutan has become one of the natural and the pristine beauty of all the time. In order to avoid any pessimistic impact on the Bhutan’s environment and the culture, The Kingdom of Bhutan has adopted the cautious and preventive approach to the tourism. This beautiful kingdom has set its own virtue of following as a green heaven and a country which is covered by the 72% of the natural forests. Bhutan has handled to stay shrouded deep down as the guarded isolation to maintain the beauty of its distinct culture. Bonded with colorful festivals, an undiluted culture with warm & friendly people, a truly unique and charming land of ancient legends & mystic rites; Bhutan can be one of the visitor’s nirvanas. This place is truly sincere with the distinct landscapes and the beautiful fauna and flora where one can feel in the home of the nature and stay as part of relishing the vacation that happens only once in a lifetime

One can commence the Bhutan Shangri-La Tour with a striking flight to the Paro Airport. Later in the day, once can visit the beautiful Dzong, Drugyal Dzong and relish the time at the beautiful capital of the Bhutan that is the Thimphu where one can visit the ancient Chorten and the glorious Museum. As you pass the Punakha , one can get mesmerizing sights of the high peaks of the eastern Himalayas and the forests of the Rhododendron and the Oak. One can also visit the renowned Taktsang Gompa which is also named as the Tiger’s Nest Monastery. Out from the Punakha, we will head towards the beautiful Gangtey. Then from here we move to the Paro Sightseeing where you will explore the highlights of Bhutan, especially the cultural treasures, like sacred Buddhist sites, distinct ancient museums or institutes, most significant architectures, etc.

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Itinerary

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At the airport, our team from the Nepal Nomad will receive and then take you to the Thimphu. Built by the Thangthong Gyalpo we can view the majestic monastery of the Tamching which is renowned and is known as the Lama Chazampa which in the 15th century refers to the Iron Bridge Builder. Talking slightly about the history the Thang Thing Gyalopo (1385-1464), he was a saint who worked from the Tibet. Back in the 1433, he came to the Bhutan while looking for an Iron Ore. He made about 108 bridges across the Bhutan and the Tibet where the 8 in the Bhutan were built. The only surviving bridge is the Tashi Yangtse which is located in the Duksum in the Eastern Bhutan. In the evening, visit to the Tashichho Dzong, seat of the national government and the Central Monastic Body, including the summer residence of the Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot of Bhutan.

Dinner and overnight in Hotel. 

  • Meals: Welcome dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Thimphu
  • Altitude: 2280 m

The day initiates with the visit to the National Postal Museum which is one of the ancient museum and is definitely the worth to try to get your own picture on the Bhutanese stamp. Get the picture of your dear ones or you can get yours clicked. One can also visit the National Memorial Chorten built by the late Majesty Jigmi Dorji Wangchuk who is also the father of the modern Bhutan and was the third king. Adding to the list of the sights includes the tallest statue of the Buddha, Taking Preserve Center, Dupthop Lhakhang which is one of the few surviving nunneries in the Bhutan as well as the beautiful Sangaygang . After lunch, we head for the excursion to the Cheri Monastery which is 18km. We get some time to do shopping and even stroll for a while in the evening. We stay for an overnight and then have some dinner in the Hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Thimphu
  • Altitude: 2320 m

Arranged in the Himalayan mountain ranges, we head towards the Hongtsho village and then explore around the Do Chula Pass which consists of the 108 Stupas where the altitude is about 1310m and it takes about 3 hrs drive. We then move to the Lamperi and visit the Royal Botanical Garden.

The Royal Botanical Park is rich in the floras and the faunas with the wildlife species like the musk deer, leopard cat, tiger, leopard cat, monal pheasant and the leopard. The theme of the botanical garden is the 46 species of the plant in the rhododendron garden. The park has the mesmerizing lake, viewpoints and a canteen and is located 30km from the capital. One can be a part of the rich biodiversity with this amazing park. As we ride further down to the Punakha, we can see the beautiful sight of the Chimi Lhakhang which is renowned as “The Divine Madman” built by the Lama Drukpa Kuenley in the year of 1499. The temple also named as the “The temple of the fertility” was built on the top of the hill lock and he killed the demons with his magical thunder bolt. Lama Drukpa Kuneley was born in Tibet and was one of the Bhutan’s favorite Saints. He was a disciple of the Pema Lingpa and was trained at the class Ralung Monastery. As a Yogi also called as the Neljorpa, he travelled at the entire Tibet and Bhutan and used his humor, songs to the teachings.

After lunch we shall explore around the Punakha Dzong which is situated between the Male and the Female River also called as the Pho Chu and the Mo Chu respectively. Back in the 1637 it was built by the Shabdrung Ngwanag Namgyal. It is served as the seat of the government for many years until the time of the second king. Punakha is the winder home of the King Jigme Dorji and the Je- Khenpo. In 1952, Wangchuk convened the First National Assembly.

We stay for an overnight and dinner in the Hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Punakha
  • Altitude: 1310 m

Today, we head towards the drive to the Paro via the Wangdiphordrang after an early breakfast where we explore the Wangdiphodrang Dzong which is now under construction but was razed by the fire in the 2012. I t takes about 4 hours to reach there and the altitude of the place is about 2280m and the distance of the 132km. Today we explore around the Wangdiphodrang Dzong from the outside, once as the people were you can see the site of the Dzong, they found out that in the four directions four ravens were seen flying. This was then believed as a representation of the religion to the four points of the compass and as an auspicious sign.

We then drive towards the Gangtey where we shall be visiting the monastery of the Gangtey named as the Gangtey Gompa. The temple was found in the 1613 by the Gyaltse Pema Thinley who is the mind reincarnation and the grandson of the Pema Lingpa and Tenzin Legpai Dhendup who is the second reincarnation. Currently the ninth reincarnation is the Kunzang Pema Namgyal who looks after the Nyingmapa Monastery and is affiliated to the other Nyingmapa monasteries which includes the Tamshing in the Bumthang.

We discover the Phobjikha valley after lunch which is the rare black necked cranes in the winter where we can explore the Crane Information Center.

We stay for an overnight at the Guest house and then some dinner.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner with coffee/tea
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Gangtey
  • Altitude: 3120 m

After an early breakfast, we head towards the Thimphu and then have some lunch. Later in the evening, we will do some photography and then have some dinner and stay for an overnight at the hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner with coffee/tea
  • Altitude: 2320 m

After an early breakfast, we head to the Chelila pass which divides the Haa Valley and the Paro Valley where at the 3810 meters the highest Motorable road in the Bhutan lies above the sea level. One can see the majestic sights of the Mt. Jumolhari of the High Himalayas.

We visit the Ta Dzong after lunch, which is a traditional watch over and has been there since the 1967. It is also one of the national museums of the Bhutan. We then visit the Rimpung Dzong which is also called as the Paro Dzong which was established in the 1646 by the Shabdung Ngawang Namgyal. We then take a brief walk to the ancient bridge of the cantilever. You will be able to see the beauty of the archery match in the action as this is considered as the national sport.

Later we visit the farm house in the evening. The farm houses of the Bhutan are very decorative and colorful which is designed and made without any use of nail. The architectural pattern of the houses is the same which connects the tradition and reflects it. A beautiful glimpse of the lifestyle of the farmer can be seen and the farm house is equally pretty. We stay for an overnight in the Hotel and have some dinner.

  • Altitude: 2280 m

Today we take a drive and head towards the Taktsang Monastery, where a brief drive will take us to the Satsam Chorten which takes about 2 hrs of walk to the viewpoint of the monastery. The hike then ascends towards the forests of the pine and the trees of the Spanish moss. The stupas are filled with the fluttering prayer flags and then we take some rest at the cafeteria of the Taktsang Jakhang. Built in the 1648 by the penlop of the Paro Gyaltse Tenzin Rabgay, the main Lhakhang was built around the Guru Rinpoche’s Meditation Cave in the 1648. This splendid monastery lies to the crest of the rock cliff and plunges about 900 meters into the valley. Dorji Drolo, said to be his favourite consort,Legend has it that Guru Padmasambhava, the tantric mystic who brought Buddhism to Bhutan flew here on the back of a flying tiger.

NB: Near the Tiger’s Nest, you can hoist prayer flags and offer prayers inside the monastery. Or you can ask for lama to pray for you.

After lunch, visit to the ruins of the Drukgyal Dzong which is 16 km up to the valley built in 1647 by the great Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, father and unifier of medieval Bhutan, by accidental fire, the dzong was destroyed and left in ruins as an evocative reminder of the great victories it was built to commemorate. Experience an unforgettable view of Mt. Jhomolhari (7,314 m) and explore the ramparts and on a clear day. Built in 659 A.D by the Tibetan king Srongsen Gampo, on the way back, visit Kichu Lhakhang,.

-Srongsten Gampo was a Tibetan king who married a Chinese princess, Wenchen in 641, as a apart of her dowry was a statue called “Jowo” which was an Indian image of Buddha, Sakyamuni as a small boy. In 659, in a single day, he decided to build 108 Temples to pin the Ogress to the earth forever and, at the same time, convert the Tibetan people to Buddhism. 6 of these Temples lie in Bhutan, most prominent of them are Jambay Lhakhang in Bumthang and Kichu Lhakhang in Paro. Kichu Lhakhang is believed to maintain the left foot of the Ogress and Jambay Lhakhang pins the left knee.

Hot stone bath: To unwind a lengthy day in the Bhutan, one of the best ways is the hot stone bath. It treats distinct alignments and not only as the comforting soak. One of the favorite activities for the Bhutanese is soaking in the Menchu which is the water for the medicinal properties mainly during the winters. One bath costs for about US$ 40.

We stay for an overnight and then have some dinner at the Hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Paro
  • Altitude: 2280 m

After an early breakfast, we head to the airport and then bid the farewell to the beautiful kingdom Bhutan.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: paro
  • Altitude: 2280 m

What's Included

  • All Meals [Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner]
  • Accommodation [Twin Sharing]
  • All transportation within the country including airport transfers.
  • Royalty & Govt. Taxes.
  • Entrance fees for Museums and Monuments.
  • Visa Fee.
  • English speaking Local guide.
  • Sightseeing.
  • Bottled water.

* Air fares.

* Insurance Premiums

* Payments for service provided on a personal basis

* Cost for any services not mentioned in the "Cost Include head"

* Cost incurred due to mishaps, strikes, political unrest etc.

* Personal expense in items such as laundry, soft drinks, Camera Charges.

Incidentals, Portage, Bellboy charges tips or any other services