All Women’s Tour to the ‘Last Shangri La’

1 –8 June, 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 and happiness trump income and wealth, where forests can never cover less than 60 % of the country by law, where buying cigarettes is illegal, where national dress is proudly compulsory at work and in school and where the ultimate ambition is not to be the world’s top exporter in this or that 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 (except happily; Indians) 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 and stone cottages, its cliff hugging monasteries manned by lamas of all ages and 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 June, 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 that you can make new friends and yet find your own space. And so that 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:
June is a great time to go – the weather is great, bulk of the tourists have just left and monsoons have not hit the country yet.

The standard of the 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 as per us and not included in most itineraries to Bhutan

Cost:

₹68900 (ex Delhi on a twin sharing basis)
₹64900 (ex Calcutta)
Single supplement – ₹13000

PRICE

64000 Ex Kolkata, 68900 Ex Delhi

Payment & Cancellation Policy
  • Accommodation on a twin sharing basis
  • Round trip airfare from Delhi or Calcutta
  • Taxes, GST at 5%. (if these change, we will have to revise the cost)
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transportation within the country in a mini bus
  • English-speaking guide throughout the trip
  • Bottled mineral water in the vehicle (provided only in the vehicle)
  • All entrances to the sites as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Health insurance
  • Tips for guide and driver
  • Any beverages
  • Any other personal expenses

ITINERARY

Day1

Friday, June 1 (includes dinner)

  1.  Land in Paro and take an hour drive to Thimphu
  2.  The flight provides opportunities to see spectacular views of the great Himalayan peaks, including Mount Everest
  3. Check into the hotel
  4. Relax, stroll around Thimphu, and if time permits — there are some sightseeing options too
  5. Visit Memorial Chorten (temple) built in memory of the late 3 rd King
  6. Visit Thimphu Dzong
  7. Visit the post office and get a personalized stamp etc.
  8. Overnight stay at Hotel Pedling or similar
Day2

Saturday, June 2 – 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 will take approximately 50-90 minutes depending on your speed. The view from Cheri Monastery is breathtaking
  3. Packed lunch will be provided after the hike
  4.  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
  5. Overnight stay at Hotel Pedling or similar
Click here for detailed itinerary