Bhutan Shangri La tour 10 Days 9 nightsbhutan
Bhutan Shangri La tour itinerary details for customized and tour price deals, latest up to date Bhutan Shangri la tour information and Bhutan Shangri La tour guide, talk to a team of Himalayan Exodus consultants and professional tour leader. On clear weather, the flight over the Himalayas offers magnificent views of the world’s highest peaks as they give way to […]
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Max Altitude 2,600m
Final Dest Bhutan
Starts From Kathmandu
Ends At Kathmandu
No. of Days 10
Activities Per Day
May, Jun, July, Aug
On clear weather, the flight over the Himalayas offers magnificent views of the world’s highest peaks as they give way to the lush green Paro valley. The first gift from Bhutan Shangri La tour will be the cool, clean fresh air as you step off the plane. After clearing customs and visa control, we’ll be met by our local representative and welcomed with traditional reception and orientation. Later, enjoy dinner and visit Rimpung Dzong, a school for monks, and take a walk through the town.
Bhutan Shangri La tour Additional Notes:
Approx. Altitude: Paro 2,300m
Bhutan Shangri La tour Itinerary
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Rimpung Dzong Visit
Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s))
After breakfast, drive through dense forests of blue pine, oak, and rhododendrons and enjoy views of the Himalayan range and the valley beyond. After a lunch stop, the road climbs steeply through a forest of pine and cedar, festooned with hanging lichen high up near Dochula pass at 3,050m (10,007 ft). After stopping here for tea and panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain range, we descend along a series of hairpin bends to the fertile valley of Punakha.
Approx. Altitude: Punakha Valley 1,300m
Private Vehicle (7.00-8.00 hours, 180km)
Visit Punakha Dzong, winter seat of the Je Khenpo and the Monk Body, located between the rivers of the Mo (female) Chu and Pho (male) Chu. Drive to Lobeysa and hike another 20 min to Chime Lhakhang, temple of the “Divine Madman,” built in 1499. Today it is mostly visited by women, as it is known as a temple of fertility.
Walk back to the road and then drive a short distance to Wangdue for a visit to the Wangdue Phodrang. We’ll continue on to the suspension bridge and hike through rice terraces, fields, and deep pine forest to Khamsum Yueley Chorten, where the view is superb. Descend until we reach the suspension bridge and the return to the hotel.
Wangdue Phodrang is currently under reconstruction, depending on the status, we may or may not be able to visit.
Punakha Dzong Visit
Chime Lhakhang Visit
Wangdue Phodrang Visit
Hike and visit Khamsum Yueley Chorten
Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s))
Approx. Altitude: Gangtey Valley 2,900m
Khewa Village Visit
Family Farm Meal
Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours, 78km)
The valley is also a centre for crane observation run by the RSPN (Royal Society for the Protection of Nature), an NGO striving to protect Bhutan’s environment, flora, and fauna. At certain times of the year, it is possible to spot these magnificent birds.
Gangtey Goempa Monastery Visit
Phobjikha and Khewa Valley Hike
Drive to the capital to visit the National Library, Memorial Chorten, and the Institute for Zorig Chusum, an arts and crafts school where we can watch students practicing traditional arts such as woodworking, painting, and ceramics. Meet with a Buddhist monk and scholar to discuss Buddhist beliefs and way of life, as well as values in Bhutan.
Approx. Altitude: Thimpu 2,300m
National Library Visit
Memorial Chorten Visit
Institute for Zorig Chusum Visit
Meet a Buddhist Monk
Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours)
Drive to the Haa Valley, one of the most remote and sacred valleys in Bhutan, via the Chelela Pass. En route, hike to Kila Goempa Nunnery, which clings to a rocky cliff. Drive to the valley and visit Lhakhang Nagpo (Black Temple), and Lhakhang Karpo (White Temple).
Approx. Altitude: Haa Valley 2,600m
Kila Goempa Nunnery Hike
Haa Valley Temples and shrines
Private Vehicle (6.00-8.00 hours)
Return to Paro and visit the ruins of the Drukgyal Dzong fortress.
Approx. Altitude: Paro 701m (2,300 ft)
Drukgyal Dzong Visit
Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours, 65km)
Paro ; Explore
Embark on a vigorous hike up to the Taktsang monastery (Tiger’s Nest), the most venerated pilgrim site of the Himalayan world. The view is absolutely stunning, with the monastery clinging to a cliff face towering 2,953m above the valley. Later, visit Kyichu Lhakhang Temple and the local archery grounds.
Due to the altitude this climb can be tough. Be prepared to spend about 5 1/2 hours to get up and down with stops, including lunch. Remember to stay hydrated and take your time.
The hike is gradual and uphill and takes about 2 hrs to reach the first stop at the cafeteria where you can enjoy views of the monastery. If you choose, you can stop here and wait for the group who choose to continue up to the Monastery.
Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery Hike
Kyichu Lhakhang Temple Visit
Local Archery Grounds Visit
Depart at any time. Airport transfer included.
Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s))
Bhutan Shangri La tour Cost Includes
✓ Hotel/lodges (9 nts).
✓ Meals Included
✓ 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners
- Private vehicle, walking, hiking.
- Staff & experts
- Personal guide throughout the tour
✓ Arrival and departure transfer
✓ Visit the Rimpung Dzong
✓ Hike to Punakha Dzong monastery and fertility shrine
✓ Visit the town of Wangdue and walk to Khamsum Yueley Chorten shrine
✓ Visit the village of Khewa
✓ Lunch and cooking demonstration at a family farm
✓ Walk to the monastery of Gangtey Goempa
✓ Walk across Phobjikha and Khewa valleys
✓ Visit the National Library, the Institute for Zorig Chusum (arts and crafts) and the Thimphu Chorten
✓ Lecture on Buddhist culture
✓ Hike to Kila Goempa nunnery
✓ Explore shrines and temples of the Haa Valley
✓ Visit the fortress of Drukgyal Dzong and hike to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest)
✓ Visit Kyichu Lhakhang Temple
✓ All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Bhutan Shangri La tour Cost Excludes
✕ International Any international flights to/from Paro are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
✕ Travel Insurance
✕ Travel insurance is not included in this Wonders of Bhutan tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
GOOD TO KNOW
The Wonders of Bhutan tour requires that you have a travel insurance covering emergency evacuation and repatriation. If you do not already have a travel insurance please do get in touch with us after booking and we will help you.
If you book this Wonders of Bhutan tour within 60 days of its start date full payment is required. Otherwise a deposit of USD 250, EUR 250, or 100 GBP per person is required to confirm your booking. We accept Master Card, Visa, and American Express.
For this Wonders of Bhutan tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveler, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend checking with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.
Note: The daily tariff per night for both the high season and the low season is set by the government of Bhutan. In addition; there is a government surcharge per night for individual travelers and for groups of two. For group of three or more there is no government surcharge.
Tourist high season rate: March to May and Sep to Nov.
- Pax group: USD 250 per night per person + surcharge of USD 40/night/person.
- Pax group: USD 250 per night per person + surcharge of USD 30/night/person
3 .Pax group and above: USD 250 per night per person, no surcharge.
Tourist low season rate: December to February and June to August.
- Pax group: USD 200 per night per person + surcharge of USD 40/night/person.
- Pax group: USD 200 per night per person + surcharge of USD 30/night/person
- Pax group and above: USD 200 per night per person, no surcharge.
Bhutan Shangri La tour price: From $ 3420 to 3772 /Person
Price: Cost of Bhutan Shangri La tour be different as per number of travelers, choice of hotel standard, service requirement and any additional side trip
Please contact us for any information on the above mentioned cost and Itinerary.