The Magical Shangri-la offered by Imperial Lotus Tours is a captivating journey that takes visitors to some of the most breathtaking locations in Bhutan. This tour allows guests to explore the mystical land of Bhutan, with visits to the serene valleys of Paro, Thimphu, and Punakha. With Imperial Lotus Tours, guests can also visit the ancient monasteries of Bhutan, such as the Taktsang Monastery and the Punakha Dzong. The tour also includes visits to the remote villages of Haa and Gangtey, where visitors can experience the authentic rural life of Bhutanese people. The journey through the magical kingdom of Bhutan includes scenic drives through winding mountain roads, with breathtaking views of the Himalayan ranges. Imperial Lotus Tours provides knowledgeable guides and comfortable accommodations, ensuring that guests have a memorable and enriching experience. Overall, the Magical Shangri-la offered by Imperial Lotus Tours is an exceptional way to explore the enchanting and mystical beauty of Bhutan.
Day 1. Arrival in Paro:
Upon arrival at Paro airport, you will be greeted by your Bhutanese guide from Imperial Lotus Tours and transferred to your hotel. After lunch, start your tour with a visit to Ta Dzong, an ancient watchtower that now houses the National Museum of Bhutan. Later, explore Paro Rimpung Dzong, a fortress that was built in 1646. Spend the night in your hotel.
Day 2. Paro:
After breakfast, take a morning excursion to Taktshang Monastery, also known as the Tiger’s Nest. This iconic monastery clings to the edge of a sheer rock cliff that plunges 900 meters into the valley below. After lunch, visit the ruins of Drukgyal Dzong and Kichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines in Bhutan. Spend another night in your Paro hotel.
Day 3. Paro – Thimphu: (1 Hour)
After breakfast, drive to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. En route, stop at Sangaygang viewpoint for a panoramic view of Thimphu valley. Visit the Takin Preserve Centre to see Bhutan’s national animal, the Takin. Then, visit the Drupthob Lhakhang and National Memorial Chorten in honour of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. After lunch, explore the National Library and Zorig Chusum (The School of Thirteen Arts). Visit the Traditional Medicine Institute and Folk Heritage Museum, followed by an evening visit to Tashichho Dzong. Overnight in Thimphu.
Day 4. Thimphu – Punakha – Wangduephodrang: (2-3 Hours)
After breakfast, drive to Punakha. Stop at Dochula Pass for a view of the higher Himalayas. Visit Chhimi Lhakhang, also known as the Temple of Fertility. After lunch, explore the Punakha Dzong, one of Bhutan’s most impressive architectural wonders. Drive to Wangduephodrang, where you will visit a local village and meet with the locals. Spend the night in Wangduephodrang.
Day 5. Wangduephodrang – Phobjikha – Gangtey: (2 Hours)
After breakfast, visit Wangduephodrang Dzong before heading to Gangtey. After lunch, explore Gangtey Gompa, a beautiful temple founded in 1613 by Gyaltse Pema Thinley. Later, explore the Phobjikha Valley, which is one of the most beautiful glacial valleys in the Himalayas and a winter home for the endangered Black Necked Cranes. Spend the night in Gangtey.
Day 6. Gangtey – Thimphu: (4-5 Hours)
After breakfast, drive back to Thimphu. After lunch, visit the Royal Silver Smiths and Bhutanese Paper Factory, followed by shopping for souvenirs in the shops of Thimphu. Spend the night in Thimphu.
Day 7. Departure:
After breakfast, transfer to Paro Airport for your departure flight. Bid farewell to the beautiful land of Bhutan and the Imperial Lotus Tours team.
Imperial Lotus Tours is delighted to offer you an exceptional journey through the enchanting kingdom of Bhutan. To ensure complete clarity about the services included in your tour package, please review the following terms and conditions regarding inclusions:
(Please note that the services mentioned above are exclusively included in your tour package. Any additional services, activities, personal expenses, or purchases (e.g. Airfare, Any expenses of personal nature such at laundry, table drinks, telephone calls etc.) not explicitly listed as included in this agreement will be at your own cost.)
Imperial Lotus Tours is committed to providing you with an enriching and seamless travel experience in Bhutan. We hope you enjoy your stay in this extraordinary kingdom and make unforgettable memories.
Imperial Lotus Tours offers a range of value-added options to enhance your travel experience in Bhutan.
1. Cultural Immersion:
Imperial Lotus Tours offers a range of cultural immersion experiences, including;
1. Traditional Bhutanese cooking classes.
2. Archery lessons.
3. Dance performances.
These activities provide a deeper understanding of Bhutanese culture and traditions, and are a great way to connect with the local people.
2. Wellness Activities:
Bhutan is known for its focus on wellness and mindfulness, and Imperial Lotus Tours offers a range of wellness activities to help you relax and rejuvenate. These include;
1. Yoga and meditation sessions.
2. Traditional hot stone baths.
3. Adventure Activities:
Bhutan is a great destination for adventure activities, and Imperial Lotus Tours offers a range of options, including;
2. Mountain biking.
3. White-water rafting.
These activities provide an opportunity to explore Bhutan’s stunning natural beauty and challenge yourself physically.
4. Customized Itineraries:
Imperial Lotus Tours can customize your itinerary to suit your interests and preferences. Whether you want to focus on cultural experiences, wellness activities, adventure activities, or a combination of all three, Imperial Lotus Tours can create a personalized itinerary that meets your needs.