The Shangrila Cultural Tour- 10 Days:
Trip Overview The Shangrila Cultural Tour
Day 01 : Arrive at Paro Airport (7,000ft) where the representative will receive you and drive to the hotel.
Day 02 : 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 Chhomolhari (Mountain of Goddess) - 24,000 ft. Visit Ta Dzong, the National museum housed in an ancient watchtower, which has a fine collection of ancient Thangka painting, textiles, weapons and artifacts. See also a traditional wooden bridge.
Day 03 : 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. OR Drive to Chelila Pass where one can see beautiful mountain ranges and rhododendron flowers in bloom. On the way back walk to Chila Nunnery.
Day 04 : 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 praciticed. Afternoon, visit the Zelukha Nunnery, the Tashichho Dzong and the Handicraft Emporium.
Day 05 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : Drive to Thimphu. Enroute visit the Rukhubji village. Overnight in Thimphu.
Day 10 : Early morning drive to Paro for departure.
Itinerary can be customized according by your desire and requirements whether you want make shorter or longer. If you would like to extend your holiday, you can do city guided tour in Kathmandu, wild life jungle safari and river rafting, please let us know, we will follow accordingly.
Note of above Itinerary: O/N = Over Night, B & B = Bed & Breakfast, FB (Full Board) = Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Note regarding accommodation in Kathmandu:
Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal, where you need to stay before and after the trip. In this connection, we have included 3 stars hotel in Kathmandu in above package. Instead of 3 stars, if you would like to upgrade your accommodation in Kathmandu for 4 stars or five stars, please, let us know, we will book accordingly.
If your do not wish to join with group, private trip departs everyday upon your request that is best suited to couples, families and small group of friends.
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