Tour To Hidden Bhutan

Bhutan is not an ordinary place. It is the last great Himalayan kingdom, shrouded in mystery and magic, where the  traditional Buddhist culture carefully embraces global developments. This is a country where the rice is red and  chilies aren’t just a seasoning but the main dish. Bhutan offers one of the last pristine pockets in the entire Himalaya, stunning flora and fauna, carbon negative air & one and only  country know as “The Last shangri-la”.

Detailed Day Wise Itinerary (11N 12D)

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 &  go for a evening 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 at Phuentsholing and then transfer to Thimphu. On arrival checking in 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.

Day 03: Thimphu local sightseeing’s to Punakha (75km, approx 2 ½ hrs drive)

After breakfast, visit Simply Bhutan museums, then visit Trashichhoedzong (“fortress of the glorious religion “) and Takin Preserve at Motithang. 

After thatdrive to Punakha across Dochu La pass. Located at a height of 3,088m/ 10,130 ft.. Along the way visit Druk Wangyal Chorten. In the afternoon visit Punakha Dzong built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, at the junction of the Phochu and Mochu rivers. Later in the day if time permits go for excursion to Chimi Lhakhang (the temple of fertility).

Day 04: Punakha – Bumthang (220km, approx 9 hrs drive)

After an early breakfast check out from hotel and drive to Trongsa across Pele-La-Pass (11,120 ft.), Then drive to Bumthang over the Yutong-La-Pass (11,155 ft.). On arrival, check in to the hotel, refresh and relax..

Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Bumthang (Altitude 2,800m)

Day 05: Full day Bumthang Local Sightseeing

After breakfast visit Jakar Dzong (Castle of White Bird). Then visit Lamey Goemba, Jambay Lhakhang and Chamkhar Lhakhang (Iron Castle). After lunch visit Kurjey LhakhangTamshing  Lhakhang (Temple of the good message). While in Chumey valley in Bumthang, visit the Yathra Weaving Factory. In the evening visit a local handloom weaving house and Interact with the weavers.

Day 06: Day Excursion to Ura Village (Altitude 2850, 85km round trip approx 3 hrs)

After breakfast, start for excursion to Ura village from where you can see Bhutan’s highest peak, Gangkhar Puensum (7,500 m) and visit the new Ura monastery. On the way visit the Membarstho (The burning lake). Stroll around the village and return back to hotel. In the Evening walk to the Swiss farm where apple juice, cider, cheese etc are made.

Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Bumthang (Altitude 2,800m)

Day 07: Bumthang – Punakha / Wangdue (220km, approx 9 hrs drive).

After breakfast drive back to Punakha.On your way visit Trongsa Dzong and Ta Dzong (An ancient watch tower) drive further and Enroute to visit Chendbji Chorten (built in the style of the great Bodhanath Chorten of Nepal).

Reach Punakha by late afternoon so, check into your hotel, refresh and relax…

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

Day 08: 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 will be at the hotel in Paro. (Altitude 2,280m).

Day 09: 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.

On arrival back to paro after hike, 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.

At evening,  an exploratory walk around Main Street market area and hang out in some renowned coffee shops.

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

Day 10: 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 drive back to your hotel refresh and relax. Evening time at leisure to cherish your last night stay in Bhutan…..

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

Day 11: 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 reaching  Phuentsholing 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 12: Departure

After an early breakfast at the hotel, drive to Bagdogra/NJP Railway station for your flight/train back to your onward destination. Safe Journey!!!

  • 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. 37,500/- Rate for Other Countries

12Days/11 Nights

Bhutan

Cultural Tour

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