Bhutan Shangri la Cultural Tour

Bhutan Shangri la Cultural Tour

Day to Day Itinerary

Bhutan Shangri La TourDAY 01 ARRIVE PARO
Our Tour escort from Bhutan will receive you upon arrival at Paro Airport (7,000ft) and drive  Hotel. After refreshment, take a stroll around the town of Paro.

DAY 02 PARO
Drive to the ruins of Drugyel Dzong. This Dzong is of historical importance, from whose ramparts the Bhutanese repelled Tibetan invaders. On a clear day one can view the sacred Mount Chhomolari, Mountain of Goddess (24,000 ft). After lunch visit Ta Dzong, the National Museum housed in an ancient watchtower, which has a fine collection of ancient Thangka painting, textiles, weapons and artifacts. Walk to the traditional wooden bridge.

DAY 03: PARO - EXCURSION TO TAKTSHANG OR DRIVE TO CHELILA PASS
Drive to Ramthongkha and then hike to viewpoint of Taktshang, the Tiger's Nest (one and a half hours). This magical monastery clings to a vertical granite cliff 3,000 ft above the valley floor. The monastery unfortunately got burnt in 1998, but it has recently been reconstructed.

DAY 04 PARO - THIMPHU
Drive through the beautiful valleys of Paro and Thimphu to the capital of Bhutan- Thimphu. Visit the Zangthopelri Lhakhang, the School of Thankha Painting and the Tashi Nincha folk studio where the traditional folk and mask dance are learned and practiced. Afternoon, visit the Zelukha Nunnery, the TashiChho Dzong and the Handicraft Emporium..

DAY 05 THIMPHU - WANGDUE PHODRANG
In the morning, visit the Memorial Chorten and see also some gold and silversmiths at work. After lunch drive to Punakha through Dochula Pass. Visit Punakha town and visit the Punakha Dzong if the monastic body has shifted to Thimphu for the summer. Evening drive to Wangdue town.

DAY 06 WANGDUE PHODRANG - TRONGSA
Visit the Wangdue town. After lunch drive to Trongsa over the Pelela Pass. (Alt 11,155 ft / 3,400 m) in the Black Mountain ranges, which separates the western region from the other regions of the country.

DAY 07 TRONGSA - BUMTHANG
Visit to the outside premises of Trongsa Dzong one of the largest Dzongs in the country. Visit also the Ta Dzong (Watch Tower) and stroll through the small Trongsa town. After lunch, drive to Bumthang Valley across the Yutola Pass.

DAY 08 BUMTHANG
Drive to Ura, one of the four valleys of Bumthang. Visit the village and explore the beautiful valley. Visit Ura Lhakhang and drive through the picturesque valley of Bumthang to see Kurje Lhakhang, Tamshing Lhakhang and Kuenshusum Lhakhang.

DAY 09 BUMTHANG - THIMPHU
Drive to Thimphu. Enroute visit the Rukhubji village. Overnight in Thimphu.

DAY 10 THIMPHU -PARO - DEPARTURES
Early morning drive to Paro for departure. Tour escort will see you off at the airport.

 


 

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