BHUTAN - THE LAST SHANGRI LA

THE LAST SHANGRI LA

 8 days; price from 1250 €

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Day 01: Paro

Local epresentatives will receive you from Paro Airport.

Transfer to hotel. Overnight in Hotel at Paro.

Day 02: Paro

Hike to the Tiger‟s Nest. Built amazingly on a cliff, it brings pride to the Bhutanese about the work of their ancestors.

Visit Drugyal Dzong, monument of victory over the Tibetan invasions.

Leisure in the Town. Overnight stay in Hotel at Paro

Day 03: Paro - Thimphu

Morning visit of temple Dungtse Lhakhang. It is located on the edge of a hill between the Paro valley and the Dopshari valley, across the bridge from Paro. The Buddhist iconography depicted in the Chorten is considered a unique repository of the Drukpa Kagyu School.

Visit Kyichu Lhakhang temple from 7th century, Paro Dzong, National Museum which was built as a watchtower.

After lunch visit Semtokha Dzong. It is the oldest fortress of The Kingdom and now houses the School for Buddhist studies. Visit Memorial Chorten.

Overnight stay in Thimphu Hotel

Day 04: Thimphu

Visit Largest Buddha Statue, National Library, Changangkha Lhakhang, an old fortress-like temple perched on a ridge above Thimphu and it has a beautiful view of Thimphu from the courtyard. The main chapel houses a unique statue of the seated Avoloketeshvaras, the Buddha of Compassion.

Visit Painting School which learn to understand the traditional meaning and spiritual values enshrined in Buddhist art, Textile Museum, one of the most visible traditional crafts and as a distinctly Bhutanese Art form.

Overnight stay in Thimphu Hotel

Day 05: Thimphu - Punakha

On the way visit Druk Wangyal Lhakhang one of 108 stupas. Follows Chime Lhakhang, a small 15th Century temple. Later visit Punakha Dzong (the Palace of Great Happiness) built in 1637 beautifully located in between the two rivers called Pho (male) and Mo (female) Chhu (river). It was the capital of Bhutan till 1955.

Overnight in Punakha Hotel

Day 06: Punakha - Phobjikha

Morning sees the ruin Wangdue Phodrang Dzong, Gangtey Goempa Monastery, Black-necked crane centre.

A few kilometers past the Goempa, on the valley floor is the village of Phobjikha. This is the

winter home of black necked cranes that migrate from the arid plains in the north to pass

their winter in milder and lower climate.

Overnight in Phobjikha Hotel

Day 07: Phobjikha - Thimphu

For the whole day you will be in the vehicle driving back to Thimphu. You will have supper with the local representative and bidding farewell to the Guest(s). Hold night in Thimphu at Hotel.

Day 08: Thimphu - Paro

Early morning transfer to Paro Airport.

 

PRICE FROM:

1,555 € (peak season), 1,250 € (low season) + US$ 40 (Visa Fee)

 

Cost Includes:

1. All Permits

2. Museum Fees

3. All Sightseeing

4. Walks and Hikes

5. Bottled Mineral Water

6. English Speaking Guide

7. 3 Star Accommodation on Twin Sharing Basis (4 & 5 star will require an additional premium).

8. Receive and Transfer to Airport

9. 3 Meals every day with Evening Tea & Snacks

10. Toyota SUV for FIT & Toyota Coaster Bus for Group with Driver

11. A sustainable tourism Royalty of $65 per day. This Royalty goes towards free education, free healthcare, poverty alleviation, along with the building of infrastructure.

 

Cost Does Not Include:

1. Insurance

2. Inbound Airfare

3. Gifts & Souvenirs

4. Alcohol & Beverages

5. Round Trip Air fare

6. Donations to Monasteries

7. International Telephone Calls

8. Tips for Guide, Driver & other Staff

9. Items of a personal nature such as souvenirs, laundry and tips

10. Mineral water in hotels and restaurants (but water/ refreshment is provided in your vehicle)

 

 

Prior to your trip to Bhutan you will be asked to make the full payment (US $) for your trips to the Tourism Council of Bhutan‟s bank account at the Bhutan National Bank

as well as USD 40 (one time visa fee) to the Bhutan National Bank.

 

Please email us after the payment is made. All payments should be made at least 8 weeks before your arrival in Bhutan to allow time to process your visa.

 

Your Bhutan visa will be arranged by local representative and all we need is, you will need to fill in a form for us with some personal information, and send us a scanned copy of the identity page of your passport. Then we will apply for your visa for you once your funds have arrived in Bhutan. Visas are usually authorized in the month before your trip, so long as funds have been received in full at that point.

A visa authority letter is issued after prepayment for your travel arrangements and the actual visa is stamped into your passport on arrival at Paro Airport or at one of the land border crossings (Phuentsholing or Samdrup Jongkhar or Gelephu). When entering Bhutan through a land border, two passport sized photos are required.