The Last Shangrila Tour

The Last Shangrila Tour

Why you will love this trip

  • Enjoy exploring Bhutan’s popular western and spiritual valleys
  • Get involved with Bhutan’s Cultural experience 
  • Explore stunning Phobjikha Valley, the winter home of the endangered Black-Necked Crane.
  • An experience of Monastery of Bhutan’s special
  • Visit Gangtey Gompa, the only Ningmapa monastery which is largest in western Bhutan

Is this trip suitable for you?

  • This is a classic luxurious 6 days tour 
  • This is a sightseeing tour 
  • This tour is suitable for everyone
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Description

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This is where you will discover Bhutan’s popular western and spiritual valleys. Be a witness of Bhutan’s ever-changing scenic beauty of the forest, Himalayan peaks with our local tour guide also visit Dzongs, temples, monasteries, palaces. When you will back to your accommodation, there is plenty of option to choose such as Taj Tashi, Ua Punakha, Amankora etc. This tour included a night in the stunning Phobjikha Valley, the winter home of the endangered Black-Necked Crane. We can also organise a range of add-on options to you provide the most luxurious and unforgettable experience of the Dragon Kingdom.

The Shangrila Itinerary Detail

Day 1: Paro (2235 m)

Namaste and welcome to Paro airport. You will meet the tour guide at Paro airport then transfer to Thimpu. The tour guide will lead you and have a small brief about your activities. After lunch, you will visit the Memorial Chorten (temple) which was built in the memory of the late 3rd king. After Memorial Chorten, you will explore Changangkha Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the valley offering an amazing view of the valley. The enclosure where national animal, Takins are kept and drive to visit the largest and newly built statue of Buddha offering a magnificent view of the entire Thimphu valley. Visit the fortress of Thimphu, Tashichho Dzong, which houses the throne of the king.

Accommodation: 

  • Hotel (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 2: Punakha (1,242 m)

Morning visits the School of Arts and Crafts where students learn 13 different arts used predominantly in Bhutan, walk to Folk Heritage Museum which is located next to the school and end with the visit to nearby National Library. After lunch drive to Punakha over Dochula pass, at 3150m, if the weather permits one can enjoy a spectacular view of the highest mountains of Bhutan at a sight that stretches almost 180 degrees. Walk around the 108 stupas and enjoy the view and the fresh air. Continue your drive to the warm valley of Punakha.

Accommodation: 

  • Hotel (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 3: Punakha (1,242 m)

Morning drive to visit Punakha Dzong (fortress), which houses the most elaborated temple in the country. This is a fine example of Bhutanese rich Art and Architecture. Drive further up to visit the Souvenir Making Center for girls supported by the Youth Development Fund. Interact with the students and back to the hotel for lunch. After lunch could relax in the balcony of the hotel to enjoy the view and nature. Or could go for an hour hike to the temple of Khamsum Yuley Lakhang or the temple of Chimi Lhakhang, the temple of fertility associated with religious art of phallus

Accommodation:

  • Hotel (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 4: Phobjikha (2900 m)

Check out from the hotel, drive to the isolated valley of Phobjikha. The valley is protected for the endangered Black Necked Cranes migrating to Bhutan every winter (early Nov to End of February). The drive is very picturesque and worth every turn and climb. On arrival visit Gangtey Gompa, the only Ningmapa monastery which is largest in western Bhutan. Phobjikha valley is a paradise for hikers and nature lovers. Later in the afternoon could relax in the hotel or could go for a nice short hike in the valley. This valley got electricity only recently. Farmhouse stays optional.

Accommodation: 

  • Hotel (1 night) 

Meals Included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 5: Paro (2235 m)

Retrace the drive back to Paro. After lunch visit Paro Dzong (Fortress) on foot and continue walking through the oldest wooden bridge still in use. Continue further to stroll around the old Paro town and peep into some local handicrafts stores. Could get some opportunity to see the traditional game, Archery match going on. Evening back to the hotel and enjoy the facility in the hotel.

Accommodation: 

  • Hotel (1 night) 

Meals Included:

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 6: Departure 

Morning transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

Cost Include:

  • Airport arrangement Pick up and Drop
  • Accommodation and all meals
  • Local Expert Guides
  • Private and comfortable transportation in entire tour
  • Sightseeing entrance fees
  • Bhutan visa approval

Cost Not Include:

  • Flight Ticket to and from Bhutan
  • Personal Expenses, Bar Bills
  • Single supplementary (USD 30 per person per night)
  • Bhutan Visa fee (USD 50 per person)
  • Destination: Bhutan 
  • Duration: 6 Days 
  • Group Size: 2 to 12 
  • Activities: Sightseeing 
  • Start: Paro
  • End: Paro
  • Explore Paro & Thimpu
  • Explore Punakha & Phobjikha
  • Enjoy the beautiful mountain views
Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Paro (2235 m)

Namaste and welcome to Paro airport. You will meet the tour guide at Paro airport then transfer to Thimpu. The tour guide will lead you and have a small brief about your activities. After lunch, you will visit the Memorial Chorten (temple) which was built in the memory of the late 3rd king. After Memorial Chorten, you will explore Changangkha Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the valley offering an amazing view of the valley. The enclosure where national animal, Takins are kept and drive to visit the largest and newly built statue of Buddha offering a magnificent view of the entire Thimphu valley. Visit the fortress of Thimphu, Tashichho Dzong, which houses the throne of the king.

Accommodation: 

  • Hotel (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 2: Punakha (1,242 m)

Morning visits the School of Arts and Crafts where students learn 13 different arts used predominantly in Bhutan, walk to Folk Heritage Museum which is located next to the school and end with the visit to nearby National Library. After lunch drive to Punakha over Dochula pass, at 3150m, if the weather permits one can enjoy a spectacular view of the highest mountains of Bhutan at a sight that stretches almost 180 degrees. Walk around the 108 stupas and enjoy the view and the fresh air. Continue your drive to the warm valley of Punakha.

Accommodation: 

  • Hotel (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 3: Punakha (1,242 m)

Morning drive to visit Punakha Dzong (fortress), which houses the most elaborated temple in the country. This is a fine example of Bhutanese rich Art and Architecture. Drive further up to visit the Souvenir Making Center for girls supported by the Youth Development Fund. Interact with the students and back to the hotel for lunch. After lunch could relax in the balcony of the hotel to enjoy the view and nature. Or could go for an hour hike to the temple of Khamsum Yuley Lakhang or the temple of Chimi Lhakhang, the temple of fertility associated with religious art of phallus

Accommodation:

  • Hotel (1 night)

Meals Included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 4: Phobjikha (2900 m)

Check out from the hotel, drive to the isolated valley of Phobjikha. The valley is protected for the endangered Black Necked Cranes migrating to Bhutan every winter (early Nov to End of February). The drive is very picturesque and worth every turn and climb. On arrival visit Gangtey Gompa, the only Ningmapa monastery which is largest in western Bhutan. Phobjikha valley is a paradise for hikers and nature lovers. Later in the afternoon could relax in the hotel or could go for a nice short hike in the valley. This valley got electricity only recently. Farmhouse stays optional.

Accommodation: 

  • Hotel (1 night) 

Meals Included: 

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 5: Paro (2235 m)

Retrace the drive back to Paro. After lunch visit Paro Dzong (Fortress) on foot and continue walking through the oldest wooden bridge still in use. Continue further to stroll around the old Paro town and peep into some local handicrafts stores. Could get some opportunity to see the traditional game, Archery match going on. Evening back to the hotel and enjoy the facility in the hotel.

Accommodation: 

  • Hotel (1 night) 

Meals Included:

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 6: Departure 

Morning transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

Cost Detail

Cost Include:

  • Airport arrangement Pick up and Drop
  • Accommodation and all meals
  • Local Expert Guides
  • Private and comfortable transportation in entire tour
  • Sightseeing entrance fees
  • Bhutan visa approval

Cost Not Include:

  • Flight Ticket to and from Bhutan
  • Personal Expenses, Bar Bills
  • Single supplementary (USD 30 per person per night)
  • Bhutan Visa fee (USD 50 per person)
Key Detail
  • Destination: Bhutan 
  • Duration: 6 Days 
  • Group Size: 2 to 12 
  • Activities: Sightseeing 
  • Start: Paro
  • End: Paro
Trip Highlights
  • Explore Paro & Thimpu
  • Explore Punakha & Phobjikha
  • Enjoy the beautiful mountain views

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