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The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, additionally famous as the kingdom of Thunder Dragon is a spiritual sanctuary. Bhutan is rich in its culture due to the considerations and activities of its precursors. Additionally, known as Druk Yul, the nation stands especially unmistakable for being the main country to keep up Mahayana Buddhism in its Tantric Vajrayana structure as the official religion. Now, this spectacular Bhutan Shangrila Cultural Tour lets you unravel the hidden beauty of Bhutan. Religion is the point of convergence for expressions of the festivals, arts, monasteries, stupas, temples, priests, and tulkus all throughout the entire country. 

Bhutan Shangrila Cultural Tour

In fact, the sound and consistent development of the nation is accomplishable due to four pivotal occasions. The appearance of Buddhism was followed by Guru Rinpoche. The unification of the country by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. the foundation of the Monarchy under first King Ugyen Wangchuck. And the aggregate incorporation inside local and worldwide frameworks prompted modernization.

Likewise, the Bhutan Shangrila Cultural Tour lets you explore Bhutanese architecture. Furthermore, Bhutanese architecture comprises Chortens, stonewalls, monasteries, temples, fortresses, manors, and houses. Pretty much every structure is planned with obvious building ideas established in Tibetan Buddhism. Similarly, Bhutanese art has a significant Tibetan impact. The excellent wall paintings, fine sculpted images, historical writings, and thangkas all have a religious topic. The level of anonymity, consistency, and importance of these expressions and models is very remarkable. Besides, with in excess of 10000 stupas or Chortens and 2000 monasteries in the realm, Bhutan is one of the top destinations for spiritual seekers. In addition, exploration of the natural ponders amidst the Himalayas without a doubt gives a remarkable lifetime experience in Bhutan. The only nation on the planet which measures productivity as far as Gross National Happiness.

Our Bhutan Shangrila Cultural Tour begins after a trip to the lovely Paro valley from Kathmandu. Bhutan is perhaps the best destination to investigate cultural grandeurs and natural wonders in south Asia. This cultural tour covers significant cultural zones including Paro, Thimpu, Trongsa, Bumthang, and Punakha. Likewise a visit to temples, monasteries, Chortens, and astounding scenes. From the popular Tiger’s Nest Monastery to the tired roads of Paro, visiting Bhutan is about the simple delights of natural excellence and a particularly preserved culture. Experience this long-isolated nation’s dazzling mountains, unique architecture in this 10-day Bhutan Shangrila Cultural Tour.


Trip Facts

Name: Bhutan Shangrila Cultural Tour

Duration: 10 Day

Max. Altitude: 3,120m (The Tiger Nest Monastery)

Best Season: March to May and September to November

Meal: Full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Accommodation: Hotels

Transportation: Private car, or bus (Depends on group size)


Day 01

Arrive at Paro Airport and drive to the hotel

Arriving in the Paro Valley is an ideal entry into the other universe of Bhutan, with its unadulterated air and sentiment of peacefulness. Fields of green and earthy colored spread a large portion of the valley floor, while villas and detached homesteads spot the scene. Get settled and eat before visiting the Paro Dzong. Constructed in the mid-fifteenth century as a modest stronghold, it was formed into a significantly more ordered fortification in 1646. One of the realm’s best instances of traditional Bhutanese design, the structure currently houses a monastic school.

On the return tour, you’ll cross Nyamai-Zam, a traditional wooden secured bridge that traverses the Paro River. Roosted above Paro Dzong is its lookout redesigned in 1968 to house the National Museum. The irregular round building is underlying the state of a conch shell, and its presentations incorporate an amazing assortment of antiquated and current thangkas just as fearsome celebration veils. Afterward, visit the Kyichu Monastery, through the Drugyel Dzong ruins. It is probably the oldest temple in the nation, implied in the seventh century by the Tibetan King Songsten Gampo. Go through your first evening of the excursion in Paro. Later drive towards the hotel. Overnight at the Hotel in Paro.

Day 02

Taktsang Monastery Hike

After breakfast, drive around 25 minutes to climb to one of Bhutan’s most respected and revered pilgrimage sites, the Taktshang Lhakhang, prevalently known as the Tiger’s Nest Monastery. The journey offers fabulous perspectives on this sacred monastery roosted unstably on a sheer stone face almost 3,000 feet (900 m) over the valley floor. Legend has it that Guru Rinpoche, father of Mahayana Buddhism, showed up in the Paro Valley over a thousand years prior on the back of a tigress. He meditated for three months here in a cavern, which was changed over into this iconic monastery. 

Start the climb from the base to the cafeteria, which will take around 90 minutes along a well-maintained path, and stop here for a rest. From here it’s about an hour’s trip across a shocking scene to arrive at the monastery, which sticks to a vertical rocky cliff. On your return, stop again at the cafeteria for lunch, and then drop at the base of Ramthanka. The return climb takes around two hours. At night, loosen up with a conventional hot stone shower before your second night in Paro. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Day 03

Drive to Haa Valley via Chele La (Pass)

Start ahead of schedule for the drive to Chele La, the most elevated street pass in Bhutan. It winds upwards through blue pine and rhododendron woodlands for 22 miles (35 km). On a crisp morning, the view clears down to the Haa Valley, which just opened to foreigners in 2002 because of its closeness to the border with Sikkim (India) and Tibet. 

Passing along the edelweiss-secured edge, you will pass a sky burial site, the traditional Tibetan way of disposing of their dead. Now then drop for around two hours through thick rhododendron forest to Kila Goemba, an antiquated convent settled in a rocky patch on the mountainside beneath. Kila Goemba is a quiet retreat for 32 anim (Buddhist nuns) who lead an undisturbed existence of religious studies, petition, and meditation. This sacred spot has an ageless quality, which is an abundant award for the effort of the climb. Having made your offerings and maybe even been blessed, the time has come to plummet back to the street. 

For the individuals who might incline toward a relaxed touring day, there is the alternative to drive from Chele La down the opposite side to the Haa Valley. In the event that Chele La isn’t open throughout the winter, your guide will propose an option during the current day’s trip. 

Haa is the ancestral home of the Queen Grandmother and the famous Dorji family. Here, there are some significant temples and a couple of shops encompassed by farmhouses and apple plantations close to the quick streaming Haa River. The slopes of Haa give an ideal area for climbing or mountain biking, with the opportunity to stop and visit far-off holy places and temples and find the unaltered ways of life of traveling herders. Paro to Chapcha

Day 04

Paro to Chapcha

After a delicious breakfast, head toward the grand valley of Chapcha, about 90 minutes away. Roosted on a peak stands the Dokhachu Goenpa, a far-off monastery that offers uncommon bits of knowledge about the lifestyle of the 20-30 priests who dwell there. Go through the day unwinding at the monastery and watching the way of life of the priests and overnight at the Monastery Guest House.

Day 05

Chapcha to Thimphu, and sightseeing in Thimphu

After breakfast, head to Thimphu, located in a huge valley navigated by the Wangchu River and encompassed by high pinnacles. Visit the Changangkha Lhakhang, a fortification-like sanctuary roosted on an edge south of Motithang. From the yard, you’ll discover extraordinary perspectives on the Thimphu Valley. Next, drive towards Dechenphodrang. Since 1971, it has housed the state religious school – on any standard day the grounds murmur with recitations exuding from the windows. The twelfth-century artistic creations have been reestablished, and the upper floor includes a huge figure of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.

After lunch, visit the Folk Heritage Museum, which will give you a brief look into the traditional Bhutanese way of life. There is an amazing assortment of typical household objects, apparatuses, and equipment. The exhibition hall additionally composes ordinary showings of rustic conventions, skills, and customs, and hosts educational programs for kids. Next, visit the Vast Art Gallery, the capital’s primary place for local artists. It’s an incredible spot to plug into the Thimphu workmanship scene, look at the most recent displays, and chat with artists. 

Afterward, drive towards the Tashichho Dzong. It was at first established in 1641, yet reconstructed in its current structure in 1965. The dzong houses the fundamental secretariat building with the Throne Room of His Majesty the King of Bhutan. The National Assembly Hall is housed in an advanced structure on the opposite side of the stream. Overnight at Thimphu.

Day 06

Thimphu to Gangtey, Phobjikha Valley

Leaving Thimphu, head into the field towards the Gangtey Valley, home of the uncommon blacked necked cranes. The drive rises steadily to the Dochula Pass, with sublime perspectives on the Himalayas, where you’ll make an appearance at the Dochula Monastery. 

The plunge to Wangduephodrang is dynamic and brilliant, with vacillating prayer flags flying in the midst of terraced farmland and streams. Wangduephodrang is the last town on the roadway before entering central Bhutan. Here, you can decide to stop at a perspective and see the remains of the Wangdue Dzong, which was lost to fire however which is being remade. Now, advance towards the Phobjikha Valley, a wide chilly valley with a central stream that wanders through shrubberies of bantam bamboo. The woods past the homesteads are for the most part coniferous, and the overall vegetation is made to a great extent out of blue pine, birch, maple, and a few types of rhododendrons. Cranes move here in the winter. 

Later in the afternoon, appreciate some conventional games. Bhutan’s public game is DHA (archery) which, alongside khuru (darts), is the most well known game in the nation. Go through your night at relaxation in the hotel, or go for a walk with your guide to explore the entrancing glacier valley. Overnight at the hotel Gangtey.

Day 07

Gangtey sightseeing and drive to Punakha

Today you’ll be touring the Phobjikha Valley. Roosted on a little slope ascending from the valley floor, the Gangtey Monastery is encircled by a huge town, fundamentally occupied by locals who take care of the monastery. Gangtey Monastery was established in 1613, and the religious tradition of Pema Lingpa is still educated there. The monastery was revamped as a Dzong in the late seventeenth/mid-eighteenth century. 

Around the Phobjikha Valley, you can likewise appreciate the Gangtey Nature Trail. This pleasurable walk begins from the little peak sitting above Gangtey Goemba. Head downhill through blooming glades to Simchubara Village, and from here through lovely woodland and out of the dark valley. Subsequent to passing Khewa Lhakhang, the path closes at the Tabiding football ground. The nature trail can be joined with a visit to Gangtey Goemba. At night head to Punakha Valley, the winter capital of Bhutan. Overnight at Hotel in Punakha.

Day 08

Attend a traditional festival; sightseeing in Punakha

Today, take a tour around probably the most beautiful Dzong of Bhutan, the Punakha Dzong. Also, explore the Punakha countryside by strolling through paddy fields to Pana town to see the Chimi Lhakhang Temple. Chimi Lhakhang is situated on a slope in the midst of rice fields. The temple is devoted to Drukpa Kunely and furthermore prevalently known as the fertility temple. This temple was inherited in the year 1400 and is a mainstream journey point for Bhutanese individuals. Head back to Punakha for the evening. Overnight at the Hotel in Punakha.

Day 09

Punakha sightseeing and drive to Paro

After an early breakfast, set out on a lovely day climb to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Monastery. A thirty-minute drive from Punakha Dzong will carry you to the base of the slope on which this temple is fabricated. From the bus park, cross a suspension bridge and stroll through rice fields before climbing a moderate grade encompassed by pine trees. The climb up is about 60 minutes, and down for about thirty minutes. Appreciate the quiet common excellence of the zone and light traditional butter lamps at the temple – an incredible offering representing wisdom. 

After the climb, drive back towards the Paro Valley, around a four-hour drive. Stop at the Dochula Pass for photos and to hang prayer flags. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Day 10


Finally, your memorable Bhutan Shangrila Cultural Tour ends today. So after breakfast one of our representatives escorts you to the international terminal. From there you will bid farewell to the Kingdom of Thunder Dragon and head towards your next destination.

Note: B L D = Breakfast, Lunch;
Please let us know whether you would like to make your itinerary shorter or longer. It can be designed according to your preferences.


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Service Includes and Excludes

Service Included in this Trip

  • Private transportation
  • Necessary Bhutan travel permits
  • English speaking Bhutanese guide and Driver
  • Accommodation on Twin sharing/ Single room basis.
  • Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Meal plan: Full Board Basis
  • Bhutan Government Royalty fee ($ 65 per person / per day)
  • Bhutan Visa fee
  • Flight fare for Kathmandu- Paro- Kathmandu or from other destination.

Service Excluded in this Trip

  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstance
  • Personal expenses such as drink, guide tips & etc.

Trip Info

Short Description Mode Of The Packages: What Are Included In The Packages

Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast at 2 to 3 stars level, Twin sharing comfortable and clean private room in trekking, both ways domestic flight tickets from KTM/Lukla/KTM, necessary permits, all the ground transportation by tourist vehicles, an experienced guide and porter and all the necessary permits.

Grade A: Easy *

Trekking is essentially day hiking and doesn’t require any special training. However, good physical condition, a love of walking, and a desire to enjoying the spectacular views of the mountains and encounter village life are essential. We offer a diverse range of easy treks. Categorizing a trek as easy means that no difficult climbing or ascents to high altitudes is involved. They take usually no more than a week and are suitable for anyone. Be assured that a loss of altitude in no way means a loss of interesting things to see and experience. While our more challenging treks get you closer to a small number of mountain ranges, lower altitude treks often provide better viewpoints from which to enjoy the colorful horizons of a whole series of ranges. The duration of a trek can be from 4 to 9 days with an average of 4 to 5 hours walking per day. The elevation of the trail will be between 800m/2624ft and 2800m/ 9240ft above sea level.

Grade B: Moderate **

These treks are suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. They are a combination of some longer and shorter walks and hill-walking experience is desirable. The duration is usually from 10 to 15 days. Following the up and down terrain of Nepal and walking to higher elevations contrasts these treks to those in the easy classification. However, you will be rewarded for your efforts with spectacular close-up views of glaciers and of the high Himalayas. Although the terrain is not difficult, some vigorous hiking experience is useful. There may be up to 6 hours a day on the trail and the elevation rises and falls from 800m/ 2624ft to 4000m/13210ft above sea level.

Grade C: Fairly Strenuous ***

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should except to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

Grade D: Strenuous ****

These real adventure treks are both technical and highly strenuous. Excellent physical condition is essential and mountaineering experience is preferable. Following rough terrain, they involve steep ascents to high altitudes with the possibility of some rope climbing. Stamina is needed to complete one of these treks, as it can take from 20 to 28 days to reach the heart of the wildernesses that they transverse. Participants should except to trek above 5600m/18480ft



Nepal is one of the best places in the world for river rafting. Numerous fine rivers offer excellent opportunities for rafting, canoeing and simply immersing oneself in the magnificent landscape. Nepal’s thundering waters, coming from the glaciers of the mighty Himalayan, provide unmatched thrills.


Down Or Fiber Filled Waterproof Jacket And Trousers 1
Fleece Jacket Or Pullover 1
Warm Cotton Trousers 2 Pairs
Shirts And T-Shirts 4 Pieces
Lightweight Cotton Long Pants 3 Pairs
Long Under Wear 2 Pieces
Short Under Wear 4 Pieces
Sun Hat Or Scarf 1
Woolen Hat 1
Sunglasses 1
Lightweight Gloves 1
Rain Coat 1
Heavyweight Gloves Or Mittens With A Waterproof 1


Trekking Boot 1 Pair
Thick Socks 4 Pairs
Light Socks 3 Pairs
Camp Shoes 1 Pair
Sandals 1 Pair

Other Equipments

Sleeping Bag(4seasons) 1
Down Jacket 1
Daypack 1
Water Bottle 1
Sun Cream, Sunglasses
Flashlight With Spare Bulbs, Batteries, Lip Salve, Gaiters.


Insect Repellent Toilet Articles Note Book & Pen Toilet Roll
Laundry Soap Pocket Knife Towel Sewing Kit
Plasters Binoculars Camera Film
Cards And Personal Medical Kit

Travel insurance is compulsory for all Clients undertaking any tour. It should provide adequate protection for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter evacuation, loss of luggage, etc.

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Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is common at high altitudes sickness. In general may occur when people ascend too quickly normally in altitudes of over 3000 m. The symptoms of altitude sickness are due to lower air pressure at high altitudes, which results in lower oxygen levels as you breathe the air in. The air is under less pressure and this makes it harder for your body to get the oxygen out of the air and into the circulation. It’s this extra strain on the body that causes altitude sickness.

Symptoms tend to be worse at night and include headache, dizziness, and lethargy, loss of appetite, nausea, breathlessness and irritability. Difficulty sleeping is another common symptom.



  1. Periods of sleeplessness
  2. Runny nose.
  3. Extra tiredness
  4. Occasional loss of appetite
  5. Feeling laziness
  6. Wish to vomiting
  7. Periodic breathing

Above are normal symptoms which may occur into your body that you should not be worried. Every trekker will experience some or all of these, no matter how slowly they ascend.


  1. Headache and vomiting
  2. Dizziness
  3. Racing heartbeat
  4. Exhaustion
  5. Nausea
  6. Diarrhoea
  7. Loss of apatite
  8. Weakness
  9. Hard to breath
  10. Extra tired
  11. Dry Raspy cough
  12. Sleeplessness

When above symptoms will occur into your body, these symptoms usually resolve by spending one or two extra nights at the same altitude or using medicine. Even you are resting at the same altitude or using medicine, if symptoms are becoming worse, then it is necessary to descend.


  1. Worsening headache and vomiting
  2. Swelling of hands and face
  3. Reduced urine output
  4. Walking with a staggering gait
  5. Confusion
  6. Increased tiredness
  7. Breathing irregularity
  8. Visual hallucinations (seeing things that are not real)
  9. Changes in the ability to think
  10. Changes in normal behavior

If above serious symptoms will occur into your body, these extremely dangerous symptoms are called High Altitude Cerebral Edema (or HACE). They can lead to unconsciousness and death within 12 hours. Increasing shortness of breath, cough and tiredness may also be signs of High Altitude Pulmonary Edema or HAPE. HAPE can also be rapidly fatal if ignored.


  1. If possible, don’t fly or drive to high altitude. Start below 3,000 metres (10,000 feet) and walk up.
  2. If you do fly or drive, do not overexert yourself or move higher for the first 24 hours.
  3. If you go above 3,000 metres (10,000 feet), only increase your altitude by 350 to 500 metres (1,000 feet) per day
  4. Climb high and sleep low! You can climb more than 300 to 500 metres in a day as long as you come back down and sleep at a lower altitude.
  5. If you begin to show symptoms of moderate altitude sickness, don’t go higher until symptoms decrease.
  6. Drink plenty of water, tea or juice etc (at least three to 4 liters per day). Urine output should be copious and clear to pale yellow.
  7. Eat high-carbohydrate foods (rice, pasta, cereal) for more energy.
  8. Take it easy and don’t overexert yourself when you first get up to altitude. But, light activity during the day is better than sleeping because respiration decreases during sleep, exacerbating the symptoms.
  9. Avoid alcohol as it may increase the risk of dehydration, and don’t smoke.
  10. Don’t push yourself when climbing up to passes, rather take plenty of breaks.
  11. Avoid taking sleeping pills.
  12. Avoid active movements and try to relax in the first one or two days upon arrival at the high altitude areas.
  13. Bring adequate medicine.
  14. If nothing else works, return to the areas with the lower elevation.
  15. Allow sufficient time for acclimatization (After 3000 meters).
  16. Don’t make rapid Ascent. Don’t go too far too fast.
  17. Do not trek/travel alone, take guide/porter.
  18. Follow the advice from your guide, hotel, local, guide book.
  19. Descent if mild symptoms rapidly getting worse.
  20. Never leave or descent sick person along.
  21. Avoid getting cold.
  22. Take an easy and comfortable trekking route even if its longer


Following is a list of items you should consider including in your medical kit – consult your pharmacist for brands available in your country.

  1. Aspirin or paracetamol – for pain or fever
  2. Antihistamine – for allergies, eg hay fever; to ease the itch from insect bites or stings; and to prevent motion sickness.
  3. Antibiotics consider including these if you’re traveling well off the beaten track’ see your doctor, as they must be prescribed, and carry the prescription with you.
  4. Loperamides or Diphenoxylate ‘blockers’ for diarrhea’ Prochlorperazine or metaclopramide for nausea and vomiting.
  5. Rehydration mixture to prevent dehydration, eg due to severe diarrhea; particularly important when traveling with children.
  6. Insect repellent, sunscreen, lip balm and eye drops.
  7. Calamine lotion, sting relief spray or aloe vera-to ease irritation from sunburn and insect bites or stings.
  8. Antifungal cream or powder – for fungal skin infections and thrush.
  9. Antiseptic, such as povidone-iodine for cuts and grazes.
  10. Bandages, band-aids or plasters and other would dressings.
  11. Scissors, tweezers and a thermometer (note that mercury thermometers are prohibited by airlines)
  12. Cold and Flu tablets, throat lozenges and nasal decongestant.
  13. Multivitamines – consider for long trips, when dietary vitamin intake may be inadequate.