Bhutan – Exploring the Last Shangri La

Bhutan – Exploring the Last Shangri La

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Join us on an incredible journey through Bhutan, the land of the thunder dragon. It is the last remaining great Buddhist kingdom in the Himalayas. It is a country of mountains, fast flowing rivers, untouched forests, fortified monasteries and temples.

National Geographic has called it “The Last Shangri La”, after that mythical kindom hidden deep in the Himalays where people lived in peace and harmony with their surroundings and eachother. 

This will be our 12th Rasori Expeditions to Bhutan. Our journey will not be a trek but rather a cultural exploration of Bhutan’s heartland. 

 

Highlights: 
  • Witness the fabulous diversity in scenery, wildlife and indigenous cultures
  • Visit the famous and sacred Tiger’s Nest Monastery of Taktshang
  • Learn about the ancient Buddhist Culture 
  • Experience authentic Bhutanese dance festivals where colorful masked dances are performed by resident monks

 

*** Please Note: We are currently finalizing our detailed itinerary for the 2022 April Bhutan Trip. If you would like to join the waitlist please email us at: rasoriexpeditions@gmail.com 

  • Destination
  • Departure
    Bhutan
  • Included
    Accommodation
    Ground Transportation
    Most Activities
    Most Meals
  • Not Included
    Baggage Transfer
    Domestic Flights
    Drinks
    Guide Gratuities
    International Flights
    Laundry
    Local Guide
    Optional Activities
    Souvenirs
    Travel Insurance
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Day One: Paro Thimpu
We will begin our journey in Thimphu, making a stop to see the iron bridge near Tacho Gompa. Lunch will be in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the Giant Buddha statue and Changgangkha temple. Overnight at Druk Hotel.
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Day 2: Thimpu
Enjoy a hike up to Cheri Monastery, a monastic school and retreat built in the 15th century. The inner courtyard is beautifully painted in bright colors, with views stretching across the Thimphu Valley to other monasteries. We will come back to Thimphu for lunch. In the afternoon, visit the Arts & Crafts School and Paper factory. Hike to Cheri Monastery and back will take about 3 hrs and it is fairly easy hike with wide path and climbing will take about an hour. Overnight at Druk Hotel.
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Day 3: Dochula pass - Phobjikha
In the morning drive to Phobjikha en route stop at Dochula pass to see 108 stupas and enjoy the scenic views of the Himalayas. Lunch will be local restaurant along the route. Upon arrival in Phobjikha, visit the Gangtey Monastery which the main important monastery in that areas and about 500 monks studying in the monastery. It is Nyingma sect monastery and the abbot is Gangtey Tulku who is residing in the monastery. Driving time about 4.5 hours. Overnight at Yue Loki Guest House.