Glimpse of Last Shangri-La

Trip Overview

Tour the last Shangri-La in three days visiting important places of interest and getting connected to Bhutan and its way of life.

This is the shortest of all tour that one can make to Bhutan.

 

Tour Info

Duration: 3 Days

Places to Visit: Paro & Thimphu

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Paro by Druk Air & transfer to Thimphu

In clear weather, Druk Air’s flight to Bhutan provides a wonderful view of Himalayan scenery.

Whether flying along the Himalayan range from Kathmandu or over the foothills from Kolkata, it is a fascinating journey, culminating in an exciting descent past forested hills into the kingdom. On arrival at Paro airport, you will be met by our representative. On completion of airport formalities, there will be an interesting drive of about 2 hour’s duration to Thimphu, the modern capital town of Bhutan. Evening free. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.

 

Day 2: Thimphu – Paro (55 km, 2 hours’ drive)

Thimphu, perhaps the most unusual capital city in the world, is the seat of government. This bustling town is home to Bhutan’s Royal family, the civil servants, and foreign missions with representation in Bhutan. It is also the headquarters for a number of internationally funded development projects. Morning visit to Trashichho dzong, the beautiful medieval fortress/monastery which houses most of the Government’s office and King’s Throne room it is also the summer residence of Je Khenpo, the Chief Abbot.Then, visit the National Memorial Chorten. The building of this landmark was originally envisaged by Bhutan’s third king, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuk (“the father of modern Bhutan”) who has wished to erect monument to world peace and prosperity. Completed in 1974 after his untimely death, it serves both as a memorial to the Late King and as a monument to peace. Also visit the Folk & Textile Heritage Museums, a fascinating testimony of Bhutan’s living traditions. Then, drive to Paro. The valley of Paro contains a wealth of attractions. Visit Ta Dzong, once a watchtower, built to defend Rinpung Dzong during inter-valley wars of the 17th century, Ta Dzong was inaugurated as Bhutan’s National Museum in 1968. Afterwards, walk down a hillside trail to visit Rinpung Dzong, which has a long and fascinating history. Evening take a stroll around Paro main-street.

Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

 

Day 3: Depart from Paro

After breakfast drive to the airport for flight to onward destination.

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