The Last Shangri La: Bhutan

31 –7 June, 2020 | 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 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 & stone cottages, its cliff hugging monasteries manned by lamas of all ages & sizes, and its charming towns filled with friendly mirchi-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 2020 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 tourist has 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

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PRICE

  •  Accommodation on a twin sharing basis.
  •  Meals as given in the itinerary.
  •  Transportation within the country in a Mini Bus or Van.
  •  English speaking guide throughout the trip.
  •  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.
  •  Airfare
  •  GST @ 5%
  •  Health insurance.
  •  Tips for guide and driver.
  •  Any beverages: Tea/coffee/alcoholic beverages or bottled water at meals.
  •  Any other personal expenses.

ITINERARY

Day1
Sunday – 31st May; Paro-Thimpu (Includes dinner)
  • Land in Paro and drive to Thimphu (1 hour) The flight provides opportunities to see spectacular views of the great Himalayan Peaks, the highest being Mount Everest
  • Check into the hotel Relax, stroll around Thimphu and there are some sightseeing options, time permitting
  • Visit Memorial Chorten (temple) built in memory of the late 3rd King
  • Visit Thimphu Dzong
  • Visit the post office and get a personalized stamp etc
. Overnight at Hotel Pedling or similar
Day2
Monday – 1st June; Thimphu (Includes breakfast and lunch)
  • After breakfast, drive about 30 minutes to the base camp of Cheri Monastery and hike up to the Monastery. The hike up will take approximately 50 minutes – 90 minutes depending on your speed. The view from Cheri Monastery is breathtaking.
  • Packed lunch after the hike
  • In afternoon, you will have ample time to roam the streets of Thimphu City.
Overnight at Hotel Pedling or similar
Click here for detailed itinerary