Bhutan – All Women’s Tour to the Last Shangri La

18 –25 March, 2018 | 8 Days/7 Nights

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Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon, sandwiched between Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh is a bewitching country full of quirky surprises.

This is a country where the absolute monarch voluntarily and peacefully ceded power to the people, where wellbeing & happiness trump income & wealth, where forests can never cover less than 60 % of the country by law, where buying cigarettes is illegal, where the national dress is proudly compulsory at work and school, and where the ultimate ambition is not to be the world’s top exporter but to be the first nation to become 100% organic.

This deeply Buddhist land opened its doors to limited tourism only in 1974, and continues to keep everybody (fortunately not India) at arm’s length or more. Which is why it is still commonly referred to by jealous Westerners as the Last Shangri La.

Bhutan, with its tree covered hills and snow bedecked mountains, its verdant valleys dotted with whitewashed wood & stone cottages, its cliff-hugging monasteries manned by lamas of all ages & sizes, and its charming towns filled with friendly mirchhi-eating people, is a bucket list topper and will remain so for years to come.

So if you are a woman who loves the mountains as much as we do, come and experience Bhutan with us in March 2018 and take back a little bit of its happiness with you.
We have been to Bhutan a few times now and it’s one of our most successful destinations.

Wonderful World helps like-minded women see the world in ways they can never dream of with husbands, kids, and parents in tow.
We keep our group sizes small so you can make new friends, and yet find your own space. So, when you get to our serene destinations, the dictates, dynamics, and timetables of a large group don’t dent your enjoyment.

You should come with us and here is why:
March is a great time to go – the weather is great, the winter is on its way out, and its not too hot.

The standard of three-star hotels in Bhutan is a mixed bag.
I have personally picked some of the better hotels available and I can assure you the standard is superior to those being used by some of the other travel outfits.

Our itinerary includes a trip to Gangtey – Phobjika valley – a beautiful, quiet valley, a must do according to us, and not included in most itineraries to Bhutan.

Cost :
68,900 – ex Delhi on a twin sharing basis
64,000 – ex Calcutta
Please pay a booking deposit of 5,000 Rupees to confirm your spot.

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PRICE

64,000.00

64000 Ex Kolkata, 68900 Ex Delhi

Payment & Cancellation Policy
  • Accommodation on a twin sharing basis
  • Round trip air-fare from Delhi or Calcutta
  • Taxes (GST at 5%. If this changes – we will have to revise the cost)
  • Meals as given in the itinerary
  • Transportation within the country in a Mini Bus
  • English speaking guide throughout the trip.
  • Rafting in Punakha
  • Bottled mineral water in the vehicle (only in the vehicle)
  • All entrances to sites as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Health insurance
  • Tips for guide and driver
  • Any beverages – Tea / coffee / alcoholic beverages / or bottled water at meals.
  • Any other personal expenses

ITINERARY

Day1

1st day – March 18th (includes dinner)

  1. Land in Paro and drive to Thimphu (1 hour)The flight provides oppurtunities to see spectacular views of the great Himalayan Peaks, the highest being Mount Everest (For unobstructed views try and get a seat on the left side of the plane)
  2. Check into the hotel
  3. Relax, stroll around Thimphu and there are some sightseeing options, time permitting
  4. Visit Memorial Chorten (temple) built in memory of the late 3rd King
  5. Visit Changangkha Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the valley offering a good view of the valley
  6. Visit Thimphu Dzong
  7. Visit the post office and get a personalized stamp etc.
Day2

2nd day – March 19th – Thimphu (includes breakfast and lunch)

  1. After breakfast, drive about 30 minutes to the base camp of Cheri Monastery and hike up to the Monastery.
  2. The hike up will take approximately 50 minutes – 90 minutes depending on your speed. The view from Cheri Monastery is breathtaking.
  3. Packed lunch after the hike
In the afternoon, you will have ample time to roam the streets of Thimphu City or cover any of the sights that we couldn’t on the 17th Overnight at Hotel River View or similar
Click here for detailed itinerary