Timeline: 12 days in Spring season Style: Luxury / Comfortable
Bhutan is a unique country both culturally and environmentally. Bhutan is the only Vajrayana Buddhist nation in the world, and the profound teachings of this tradition remain well preserved and exert a strong influence in all aspects of life. Due to its pristine environment and harmonious society, the tiny Kingdom of Bhutan has been called "The Last Shangrila."
Arrive early morning flights to Kth and transfer to Hotel (Shankar) – Freshen up, Briefing over coffee, Sightseeing with car and driver and Guide (Swayembunath Stupa + Pashupatinath Temple) Lunch outside. Return to Hotel for dinner.
Transfer by Car to Borderlands Resort (4 hours), Lunch, Rafting half day trip on Lower Bhote Kosi. Continue on to Resort for dinner.
Car to start of trek route. Trek for 4 hours up to Dhugunagadi Castle to tented camp – Glamping!
Trek to Buddhist refugee Medical Nunnery at Listi - Glamping
Trek down to Borderlands Resort - Relax
Morning Car to Kathmandu – Check into Hotel Shanker – Shopping in Thamel followed by Dwarikas 9 course dinner!
Transfer to airport for early flight to Paro in Bhutan (Great Everest and Himalayan Views on the way) – Arrive and met by Guide with driver and Car. Check into Resort in Paro and sightseeing to Museum and Dzong (fortress) Hotel.
Morning drive up to Dorchela Pass for mtn View, Lunch in Restaurant at the top. Change for Mtn Biking down to Punakaha (50km downhill!) Along the way stop at the Royal Botanical Gardens. Resort for the night.
Visit the Punakha Dzong in the morning then drive into Thimpu and check into Namling Hotel. Sightseeing to Buddha Point for view of the valley.
Early morning drive back to Trek point for Tigers Nest Monastery – Trek 2 hours up, stop for lunch then visit monastery – trek 1 hour down and return to Paro Resort. Evening visit local Buddhist home and take traditional hot stone bath with local
Early morning Archery lesson followed by flight back to Nepal late morning. Transfer to Shanker Hotel and have lunch. Shopping in Thamel and relax.
Shopping and Flights home.