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8 Days

La's finest Uma by Como

From bustling markets to prayer flag-strewn mountain passes, from happy monks in maroon robes to massive ancient fortresses, Bhutan is a Shangri La for image-makers. In the month of June, the summer landscape takes on a luscious green with rice paddy fields covering all of Paro Valley, wildflowers strewn like dots of paint on the alpine meadows. In November the monsoon clouds are a distant memory and the landscape snaps into sharp focus with crystal light, inky skies, and fabulous mountain views.

Highlights & Include

Stay in a boutique range of luxurious resorts and lodges offering every modern comfort.

Discover some of the most sacred Buddhist monasteries and temples in the Himalayas. Indulge in a range of holistic therapies including Ayurveda, massage and facials, and meditation. Explore Bhutan’s central valleys, rich with ancient historical and sacred Buddhist sites.

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Detailed Program

We will welcome you at the airport for the 10-minute transfer to the property. We invite you for a short guided walk in the afternoon in and around Uma Paro for orientation and acclimatization purposes.

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Day walk to Zurig Dzong, Rinpung Dzong, Ta Dzong, Paro town, Kyichu Lhakhang and Drukgyel Dzong. Wind through pine forests high above Uma Paro to the pretty grounds of the fortress-like monastery of Zurig Dzong. Traverse across to Ta Dzong, housing Bhutan’s National Museum with magnificent views over Paro, and on down to Rinpung Dzong (Fortress on a Heap of Jewels). The trail then leads across Paro Chhu (river) via a traditional covered bridge (Nyamai Zam) and then past the main archery ground, Ugyen Pelri Palace, and into Paro town.

Drive a few kilometers north of Paro, and we pay our respects at Kyichu Lhakhang; this is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan with its magic orange tree that bears fruit all year round. Time permitting; we drive further up the valley to Drukgyel Dzong, built in 1648 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to control the northern route to Tibet (from here, it is only a two-day hike to the border with Tibet, dominated by Mt Jomolhari).

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One of the most amazing and important pieces of architecture in Bhutan, Taktsang Goemba defies logic, gravity, and reason. Legend has it that this Cliffside was where Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) landed on the back of a flying tigress, bringing Buddhism to Bhutan from Tibet. To avoid the hot sun an early start is advisable for the two-hour climb to the Tiger’s Nest viewpoint. Descend steeply, and then climb up to the monastery, passing a waterfall and entering through the main gates, which are filled with murals.

Retrace our steps or alternatively (if time and energy levels allow) head further up to several remote temples and monasteries. Return to Uma Paro in the afternoon for some time to rest and relax and enjoy the facilities such as the steam rooms, swimming pool, or a Bhutanese Hot Stone Bath followed by a soothing massage. In the evening you are invited for a fire-lit farewell dinner either in the courtyard at Uma Paro or at our Bukhari restaurant.

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Today we will bid a fond farewell to this beautiful Himalayan country and take an early flight back to your destination. We hope by now you would have made some friends and also kept many photos and beautiful memories of Bhutan! And we look forward to seeing you again in this beautiful land of endless Enchantments!

Tashi Delek!

Start early for the drive to Chele La (pass) which at 3,988m is the highest road pass in Bhutan, snaking upwards through blue pine and rhododendron forests for 35 kilometers. On a clear day the view sweeps away to the snow-dome of Bhutan’s second highest peak Mt Jhomolhari (7,31 4m). This sacred prayer flag-bedecked pass has appeared in several Bhutanese films plus many fashion shoots in the past. Once we have captured our images, we walk down through the rhododendron forest to Kila Goemba, an ancient nunnery, before driving further down the mountain where we walk out to the Dzongdrakha Goemba complex (time permitting). Foreigners rarely visit both locations. Once we have paid our respects and made some offerings the photography can begin in earnest. Back at Uma Paro our guides await in their finest traditional costumes (gho for men and kira for women) to put on an archery demonstration for our cameras.

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A few kilometers north of Paro, we pay our respects at Kyichu Lhakhang. This is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan with its magic orange tree that bears fruit all year round. This ancient temple is connected to the famous Jokhang in Lhasa, the comings and goings of the worshippers making for unforgettable images.

Nearby we have arranged a visit to a local school to meet the kids and hand out some disposable cameras for a school project. Afterwards there is the opportunity to shoot at the weaver’s center in Paro. The rest of the day is free for more photography perhaps just to relax around Uma Paro, enjoying the peace and quiet.

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One of the most amazing and important pieces of architecture in Bhutan, Taktsang Goemba defies logic, gravity, and reason. Legend has it that this Cliffside was where Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) landed on the back of a flying tigress, bringing Buddhism to Bhutan from Tibet. To avoid the hot sun an early start is advisable for the two-hour climb to the Tiger’s Nest viewpoint. Descend steeply, and then climb up to the monastery, passing a waterfall and entering through the main gates, which are filled with murals.

Retrace our steps or (if time and energy levels allow) head further up to several remote temples and monasteries. Return to Uma Paro in the afternoon for some time to rest and relax and enjoy the facilities such as the steam rooms, swimming pool, or a Bhutanese Hot Stone Bath followed by a soothing massage. In the evening you are invited for a fire-lit farewell dinner either in the courtyard at Uma Paro or our Bukhari restaurant.

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After breakfast, lie back until you are transferred to the airport for your onward flight. Tour ends!

Tashi Delek and See you again.

Frequently Asked Questions

Bhutan is the land of happiness and they also call it the Last Shangri-La. The small kingdom has a Bodhisattva King the kindest and the most loved king at the helm and all the people living in Bhutan live in happiness and harmony.

It has its unique culture and tradition and it houses some of the most sacred monasteries, beautiful and virgin mountain peaks, and many endangered animals, birds, and species.

Spending a few nights in Bhutan would make you forget your problems and stress (if any), and let you know the meaning of happiness.

You will be housed in Uma Resort, a sister hotel of the renowned Como chain, which is rated five-star.

You will also be given the best of the best services to make you feel comfortable.

Those who are seeking to find peace and happiness within are recommended to make this trip and because it is a luxury trip, coupled with the high tariff rate in Bhutan, it is quite expensive thus, those who are financially sound are advised to go for this tour package.

Ideal months to visit Bhutan would be February-March-April and August-September-October because a lot of cultural activities take place in these months.

Also, the weather becomes favorable in these months.

Apart from meeting a lot of friendly and smiley and happy Bhutanese, you would have visited many sacred and blessed spiritual sites. Certainly, you will feel blessed at the end of this trip.

Also, you would have seen a lot of beautiful places accentuated by nature’s work of wonder like snaking rivers, sleeping high mountain peaks, soulful endangered birds and animals, and ever colorful flowers and trees. Most important, you would have known the true feeling of peace and happiness when you exit from this dream-like kingdom.

  • Inclusion
  • Exclusion
  • Insurance
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off by private vehicle.
  • 3-star accommodation (4 & 5 stars may require an additional premium update).
  • Bhutan visa fee – including all necessary processing
  • Route Permit
  • Three meals per day during your stay in Bhutan
  • A licensed Bhutanese tour guide
  • All land transportation by private vehicle
  • Camping equipment and haulage for trekking tours
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Monuments entrance fees where applicable
  • Drinking water
  • All internal taxes and charges
  • A sustainable development fee of $200. (This sustainable development fee goes towards free education, free healthcare, and poverty alleviation, along with the building of infrastructure.)
  • Airfare & Travel Insurance
  • Expenses of personal nature, Tips to guides and drivers
  • Expenses occurred due to unavoidable events i.e. road wrecks, flight delays etc.

Package does not include insurance of any kinds, and that you are required to obtain separate coverage from your home country before your trip begins.

Our Host

Bhutan is one of the most unusual and beautiful countries in the world. You’ll find a land that is blessed with abundance, a deep connection to the past, and a culture that is unique. Truly Bhutan’s Host is second to none. Handpicked, highly experienced, and scrupulously trained, they bring a wealth of skill and knowledge to each trip. They are fun and friendly, whose aim is to ensure that each trip remains an unforgettable experience. Creating colorful, discovery-oriented tours in a combination of safety and comfort is the mission of our guides. All Host have earned the tour guide’s certificate from the Tourism Council of Bhutan.

Sonam Wangchuk

Sonam Wangchuk | Culture Expert

Dechen Dema

Dechen Dema | Culture & Trekking Expert

host

Pelden Dorji | Culture & Trekking Expert

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