Basic Information

Journey to the last Shangri-La tour takes you to explore from western to central region of Bhutan. Discover the uniqueness of country’s natural habitats and landmarks experiencing the tradition and culture of the country. Travel to Bumthang valley the religious heartland of the country accommodating in the most luxurious accommodations and services available in the kingdom. Feel the freshness of the morning in the valley of Phobjikha with beautiful and sacred sites to visit.

Tour Details

Day 1: Arrival at Paro – Thimphu (65 Km, 2hrs) 

  • Witness the amazing part of Himalayan ranges as you land.
  • When descending, embrace the outstanding magnificence of Paro valley.
  • You may have heard about Bhutan being the only carbon negative country in the world, and you feel it as soon as you get out of the plane.
  • After proceeding with the formalities of visas and customs, our representative will be waiting for you.
  • Drive towards Thimphu, the capital city (1hour plus including a brief visit to Tachok Lhakhang).
  • Before Dinner there will be an orientation on Bhutanese protocols by your assigned guide.

Day 2: Thimphu 

  • Full day sightseeing in Thimphu with ease.
  • Visit to Buddha point, where 51.5 meters tall Buddha Dordenma statue stands. It is considered one of the tallest statues of Buddha in the world.
  • Visit to Memoral chorten (stupa) built in memory of his majesty the third king Jigme Dorji Wangchuk in 1974.
  • Visit to Trashi Chhodzong (fortress) which was built in 1641. Houses government’s offices and kings’ throne room and is also the summer residence of the chief abbot.
  • Visit to the folk heritage museum to experience the rich and unique culture and tradition which was practiced far back in time.
  • Visit to Textile museums and witness how ladies weave the traditional dresses.
  • Visit to Bhutan postal museums and perceive ages of different postal that Bhutan used.
  • Visit Changkha lakhang, one of the oldest temple in Bhutan.
  • Visit the streets of Thimphu capital and continue leisurely through the streets and the famous craft bazar.
  • Overnight at Thimphu.

Day 3: Thimphu

  • Continue full day sightseeing in Thimphu with ease
  • Visit to Tango monastery.
  • Experience herbal bath of Bhutan.
  • Visit traditional handmade paper factory.
  • Visit Zilukha nunnery.
  • Visit to Bhutan Takin (National animal) preservation center which is located at Motithang.
  • Visit to Sangaygang for the incredible view of the entire capital city.
  • Overnight at hotel.

Day 4: Thimphu to Trongsa (200 Km, 6hrs)

  • After breakfast, Depart for Trongsa.
  • On the way stop at Dochula pass (3100 m) for Photo taking and one can also see the enormous eastern Himalayan view such as Mt. Gangkar puensum, Mt. Tsendagang, Terigang, Jejegangphugang, Mt. & Mt. Masanggang (if weather permits).
  • Lunch at Wangduephodrang.
  • Pass by Pelela(pass) and Chendbji Chortan (stupa) on the way to Trongsa.
  • Upon arriving Trongsa visit Trongsa Dzong and Ta Dong (Museum).
  • Overnight at Trongsa.

Day 5: Trongsa to Bumthang (68 Km, 3hrs)

  • After Breakfast visit Trongsa Dzong and Ta Dzong.
  • Then drive to Bumthang and stop for a while at Yutong La Pass.
  • Enter Bumthang via Chumey valley, a beautiful cultivated valley.
  • On arrival Visit Jambey Lhakhang and then back to hotel.

Day 6: Bumthang 

  • Full day sightseeing with ease.
  • After breakfast Visit Kurje Lhakhang.
  • Visit Tamshing Monastery and then to Kenchosum Lhakhang and Jakar Dzong.
  • Stroll around the town of Bumthang.

Day 7: Bumthang to Phobjikha to Gangtey (190 Km, 7hrs)

  • After breakfast journey towards Gangtey.
  • Upon arriving at Gangtey visit Gantey Goenpa (monastery)
  • Amazing view of Phobjikha valley where black necked cranes migrate from Tibet in WINTER.
  • Overnight at Gangtey.

Day 8: Phobjikha to Gangtey to Punakha (70 Km, 3hrs)

  • After early breakfast start journey towards Punakha.
  • Upon arriving at Punakha visit Punakha Dzong in the junctions of two rivers Phochu (Male River) and Mochu (Female River).
  • After lunch visit Khamsum Yulley Namgyal temple.
  • Stroll around Punakha town.

Day 9: Punakha to Paro (125 Km, 4hrs)

  • After breakfast visit Chimi lakhang and then journey towards Paro.
  • Stop for lunch at Dochula Druk Wangyel Cafeteria.
  • After lunch continue journey towards Paro.
  • On the way to Paro visit Simtokha Dzong.
  • Arrive at Paro and check into hotel.

Day 10: Paro

  • Visit to one of the hot spot destination, Paro Taktsang (Tiger Nest).
  • 800 meters and 5hrs hike till the Monastery including lunch and rest.
  • The hike is divided into three view stops:

1) Cafeteria view stop- take rest and have refreshments

2) Photo view stop – best stop to take photos of monastery

3) Final stop at monastery- get detailed explanations from guide

Note: Transportations like ponies will be available (individual has to bare their own cost)

  • Overnight at hotel.

Day 11: Depart