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SHANGRI-LA DELIGHT TOUR

Shangri-La Delight Tour

7 Days - 6 Nights of Bhutan Cultural Tour.

The Shangri-La Delight is one of the most availed tour packages by tourists visiting Bhutan. It is a wonderful escape into the Himalayas for people looking for an amazing journey high up in the mountains. The unspoiled beauty of the snowcapped mountains and the lush green forest will treat you to an exhilarating holiday here in Bhutan.

This trip takes you for a cultural ride into the most prominent holiday destination in Bhutan such as Thimphu, Paro, Punakha and Phobjikha.

A hike to the Taktsang Monastery (tiger’s nest) will take you for a joy ride as you embark on the footsteps of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who visited Bhutan in the summer of 2016.

Visit to some of the magnificent Dzongs such as Punakha Dzong will amaze your mind with ancient art and architecture, all the while enjoying living in harmony alongside nature. You will be able to see some rare plants and animals endemic only to Bhutan such as Takin , Black necked cranes , Golden Langur and Rhododendons .

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HIGHLIGHTS

Day From To Distance Time Altitude Accommodation
1 Arrival in Paro  Airport 2200m Hotel in Paro
2 Paro Thimphu 54km 1 hr 2200m Hotel in Thimphu
3 Thimphu Punakha 72km 3hrs 1350m Hotel in Punakha
4 Punakha Phobjikha 88km 4hrs 2900m Hotel in Phobjikha
5 Phobjikha Thimphu 135km 5hrs 2400m Hotel in Thimphu
6 Thimphu Paro 54km 1hr 2200m Hotel in Paro
7 Departures from Paro

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1:  Arrival in Paro(Paro sightseeing).

Our representative from Bhutanitis Travels will be there to greet you at the airport and transfer you till the hotel.After lunch, visit to:
  • Ta Dzong (National Museum) – watch tower built to defend Rinpung Dzong during inter-valley wars of the 17th century, since 1967 Ta Dzong is serving as the National Museum of the country.
  • Rinpung Dzong (Paro Dzong) – built in 1646 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.
  • Food and accommodation will be arranged as per your reservations.

Optional activities you can choose:

  • Hike to Dzongdrakha Monastery.
  • Hike to Nunnery.
  • Village walk.
  • Mountain biking around Paro valley.
  • Drive to Chelela pass to view Higher Himalayas bordering Tibet including Mt. Jumolhari.

Day 2:  Paro to Thimphu.

After breakfast, visit to:

  • Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest) – one of the most famous of Bhutan’s monasteries, perched on the side of a cliff 900meters above the Paro valley floor.
  • The ruins of Drukgyel Dzong – built in 1646 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to commemorate his victory over the Tibetan invaders.
  • Kyichu Lhakhang – the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom dating back to 7th century (the other is Jambey Lhakhang in Bumthang).

After lunch, drive to Thimphu.

  • On the way, visit to Tamchog Lhakhang – dedicated to the 13th century Thangthong Gyalpo, the bridge builder.

Dinner and overnight halt in hotel in Thimphu.


Day 3:  Thimphu to Punakha.

After breakfast, drive to Punakha via Dochula Pass (3116 meters).

  • Dochu-La – You can see the higher Himalayas, if the weather permits(3140 meters)
  • Royal Botanical Park.
  • Chimi Lhakhang – dedicated to Lama Drukpa Kuenley, who in the late 15th century used humor, songs and outrageous behavior to dramatize his teachings and due to this he is also known as “The Divine Madman”.
  • Punakha Dzong – Built in 1637, by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve as the religious and administrative center of the region.

Optional Activities you can choose:

  • Village walk.
  • Rafting in Pho Chu/ Mo Chu.
  • Visit to Talo Monastery.

Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel in Thimphu.


Day 4:  Punakha to Phobjikha.

After breakfast, visit Punakha Dzong.

  • Drive to Phobjikha.
  • Visit Gangtey Gompa.
  • Explore Phobjikha valley, famous for the Black Necked Cranes during winter.

Dinner and overnight halt in Hotel in Phobjikha.


Day 5:  Phobjikha to Thimphu.

After breakfast, drive to Thimphu. Dinner and overnight halt at a hotel in Thimphu.


Day 6:  Thimphu to Paro.

After breakfast, time to explore Thimphu city.

  • Visit KuenselPhodrang, which has the tallest statue of sitting Buddha in the world.
  • Visit Takin preservation center in Motithang and Changgangkha Lhakhang.
  • In the evening drive to Paro.

Dinner and overnight halt in a hotel in Paro.


Day 7:  Departure from Paro.

Early morning, drive to the Airport and farewell.

PACKAGE INFO

Package Includes

  1. All Meals [Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner].
  2. Accommodation [Twin Sharing] Single Room. Supplement Extra US $: 40 per room per night.
  3. All transportation within the country including airport transfers.
  4. Royalty & Govt. Taxes.
  5. Entrance fees for Museums and Monuments.
  6. English speaking Local guide.
  7. Sightseeing.

Package Does Not Include

  1. Druk Air fares.
  2. Insurance Premiums.
  3. Payments for service provided on a personal basis.
  4. Cost for any services not mentioned in the “Cost Include head”.
  5. Cost incurred due to mishaps, strikes, political unrest etc.
  6. Personal expense in items such as laundry, soft drinks, Camera Charges, Bottle water.
  7. Incidentals, Portage, Bellboy charges tips or any other services.
  8. Visa Fees

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