Incredible Bhutan

The Kingdom of Bhutan is a small landlocked country located in the southern foothills of the Himalayan mountain range, sandwiched between the People’s Republic of China in the north and the Republic of India in the south. Besides the stunning natural scenery, the enduring image of the country for most visitors is the strong sense of culture and tradition that binds the kingdom and clearly distinguishes it from its larger neighbors’.

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.” Travelers will get an opportunity to explore some of the major places in Bhutan, making you realize & experience its uniqueness’ from rest of the world as Bhutan is the only country which puts GNH as their first priority over GDP.

Detailed Day Wise Itinerary (9 Days 8 Nights)

Day 01: Arrive at Bagdogra & Drive in to Phuentsholing (170km, approx 4 hrs drive)

Arrive to Bagdogra and transfer to Phuentsholing (alt. 300m / 985 ft) – it is a thriving commercial center. On arrival check in to your hotel rooms & evening go for a walk arround Zangthopelri Lhakhang Situated in the heart of city.

Overnight stay at the hotel Phuentsholing (Altitude 300m)

Day 02: Phuentsholing to Thimphu ( 180km, approx 6 hrs drive)

After an early breakfast complete all the immigration formalities and then transfer to Thimphu. On arrival check into the hotel & towards evening visit Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodrang) ). The largest seated Buddha statue (169ft) in the country Located at a short drive from Thimphu city. Then, visit King’s Memorial Chorten and towards evening go for a walk in Coronation Park & stroll through the government-run Handicrafts Emporium and local crafts bazaar.

Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu (Altitude 2,320m)

Day 03: Local sightseeing in Thimphu

After breakfast drive to visit National Library and Institute for Zorig Chusum (Commonly known as Arts & Crafts School or Painting School) then drive to Takin Preserve – Takin is national animal of Bhutan, Later in the afternoon visit Trashichhoedzong, “fortress of the glorious religion”. This is the center of government and religion. The Folk Heritage Museum (Phelchey Toenkhyim)simply Bhutan museums and to National Textile Museum..  Evening time at leisure…

Overnight stay at the hotel in Thimphu (Altitude 2,320)

Day 04: Drive to Punakha (75km, approx 2 ½ hr drive.)

After breakfast, drive to Punakha across Dochu La Pass  Located at a height of 3,088m/ 10,130 ft, Afternoon visit Punakha Dzong or (Palace of Great Happiness), built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal at the junction of the Phochu and Mochu rivers. Later in the day go for excursion to Chimi Lhakhang (the temple of fertility).

Overnight stay at the hotel in Punakha (Altitude 1,300m)

Day 05: Punakha to Paro (125km, approx 4 ½ hrs drive)

After breakfast drive back to Paro across Dochu la pass via Thimphu. On your way visit Tachog lhakang & Suspension Bridge which was built around 1420 by Thangtong Gyalpo who was great architect and saint of Bhutan. Then drive further to paro and after checking into hotel, proceed to visit Ta Dzong, then walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong (“fortress of the heap of jewels”).

Overnight stay at the hotel in Paro. (Altitude 2,280m).

Day 06: Hike to Tiger Nest (approx 6 hours hike).

After breakfast hike to Taktshang Monastery (Tiger’s next) approx 6 hours round trip hike. It is one of the most famous of Bhutan’s monasteries, perched on the side of a cliff 900m above the Paro valley floor. After Hike drive back to the hotel to refresh and relax. Evening an exploratory walk around Main Street market area and hang out in some renown coffee shops…

Overnight stay at the hotel in Paro. (Altitude 2,280m)

Day 07: Day Excrusion to Chelela Pass (75km round trip, approx 4 hrs)

After breakfast, driving excursion to Chelela pass.

Chele la (pass), at an elevation 3,988 meters is considered to be one of the highest motorable passes in Bhutan. About 2 hrs of drive along a thickly-forested road, is a botanical paradise.

On your way stop to view the Dzongdrakha Goempa. Often called as mini Takstang, Dzongdrakha is a cliff-side temple complex on the western side of the Paro Valley.

On arrival back to paro after excrusion visit Drukgyel Dzong, along the way, visit the 7th century Kyichu Lhakhang one of the 108 temples built in the Himalayas by Tibetan King, Songtsen Gampo. Evening time at leisure to cherish your last night stay in Bhutan.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Paro. (Altitude 2,280m)

Day 08: Drive Back to Phuentsholing (180km, approx 6 hrs drive)

After an early breakfast stroll around the Paro mini town one last time visiting some renown handicraft shops to take back some memories of your Bhutan tour before you travel back to Phuentsholing. 5km before Phuentsholing en route to visit Kharbandi Goenpa from where you can get the eagle eye view of the Phuentsholing city and the plains, daurs area (India) boarder town.

On arrival check into your hotel and evening time at leisure to cherish your last night stay in Bhutan…

Overnight stay at the hotel in Phuentsholing (Altitude 300m)

Day 09: Departure

After an early breakfast at the hotel, drive to Bagdogra/NJP Rail way station via Phuentsholing for your flight/train back to your onward destination.

  • All Transportation including pickups and Drops – Non A/C
  • All Accommodation
  • Meals –  CPAI (Only Breakfast)
  • All Sightseeing as per Itinerary
  • All Immigration Formalities
  • Daily 1 Bottle Mineral water
  • 1 Tourist Sim-Card for a group
  • All Internal Taxes

  • Train/Airfares
  • Lunch & Dinner
  • Travel insurance
  • 4 & 5 star accommodations and meals (On Request)
  • Other personal expenses like overseas calls, drinks, laundry, etc
  • Guide Charges
  • Museums & Monuments fee
  • Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, Flight cancel, flight delay, political disturbances (strikes), etc (to be borne by the client).
  • Any increase in taxes or fuel price, leading to increase in cost on surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.
  • Anything which is not include in the itinerary.
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  • Cancellation prior to 30 days: The cancellation of the trip booking prior to 30 days will result in Cancellation of 50% of the total amount of the land package.
  • Cancellation prior to 20 days: The cancellation of the trip booking within the given time period will result in cancellation of 75% of the total amount of the land package.
  • Cancellation after 20 days: The cancellation of the trip booking after 20 days will result in cancellation of 100% of the total amount of the land package.
  • Flight Tickets cancellation: The cancellation of flight tickets will be accordinging to the respected airlines.
  • The costing is valid according to the provided Itinerary only, changes in the tour itinerary will affect the total tour cost.
  • No-show will be charged in full.

  • At the time of confirmation – 30% (To secure the tour with us)
  • 20 days prior to departure – 35% Tour Cost
  • 5 days prior to departure – 35% Tour Cost

Package Summary

INR. 28000/- Rate for Other Countries

9Days/8 Nights

Bhutan

Cultural Tour

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