Overview

Pick-up and Drop: Bagdogra Airport, West Bengal India

Places

  • Phuentsholing
  • Thimpu
  • Paro
  • Dochu La Pass

Hotels

  • 3 Star

Package Prices

  • Couple: INR 24,500 per person
  • Family (4 persons): INR 17,500 per person
  • Group (6 Persons): INR 15,500 per persons
  • Couple:
    • INR 21,500 per person (without Breakfast & Dinner)
    • INR 27,500 per person (with Breakfast & Dinner)
  • Family (3-4 persons):
    • INR 20,500 per person (without Breakfast & Dinner)
    • INR 25,500 per person (with Breakfast & Dinner)
  • Group (5-6 Persons):
    • INR 19,500 per person (without Breakfast & Dinner)
    • INR 24,500 per person (with Breakfast & Dinner)
  • Group (7-8 Persons):
    • INR 18,500 per person (without Breakfast & Dinner)
    • INR 23,500 per person (with Breakfast & Dinner)
  • Group (9-10 Persons):
    • INR 17,500 per person (without Breakfast & Dinner)
    • INR 22,500 per person (with Breakfast & Dinner)

Note: It is recommended that the tourists to Bhutan opt for packages without food (breakfast & dinner) due to the following reasons:

  • The food is cheaper if it is taken on order basis at the restaurants than including them in the package. In case, food is not included in the package, the tourist will have to spend about INR 400 per person per day for food. But, if the food is included in the package, the food price is expensive (approximately INR 800 per person per day).
  • The tourists can taste variety of Bhutanese delicacies at the places of their choice, if the food is not included in the package.
  • Neatly cooked 'Pure Vegetarian' hotels are available in Bhutan, to which the driver will take you (provided it is within the limits of the city/town) for breakfast & dinner (if possible, for lunch also).

Inclusions

Packages

Food

5 Nights 6 Days 27 May, 28 May, 29 May, and more Bagdogra, India
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Pick up and Drop: Bagdogra Airport, India
  • Transfer all in private basis in Wagon R / Santro (4 Seater) for Bhutan
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary (Point to Point Basis).
  • Immigration Charges.
  • Driver cum Guide.
  • Breakfast.
  • One Tourist Sim-Card
  • Mineral Water during transportation in Bhutan

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Extras of personal nature such as personal tips, laundry charges, additional tour charges.
  • Lunch, Evening Tea/snacks
  • Insurance, Medical & Emergency rescue costs. 
  • Hard drinks, liquor, mineral water in Hotel, or soft drinks/juices.
  • Entrance Fees at Monasteries / Monuments / Museums etc.      
  • Specialized Guide
Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Bagdogra

Pick up from Bagdogra Airport, India and drive to Phuentsholing. Check-in at hotel. Visit Zangtho Pelri Lhakhang and take a downtown walk in the evening. Overnight at Phuentsholing.

Zangtho Pelri Lhakhang

Situated in city centre, this small temple represents the heaven of Guru Rinpoche. Zhangtho Pelri Phuentsholing BhutanOn ground floor there are statues of eight manifestations of Guru Rinpoche and paintings on Buddha's life while the next floor contains eight Bodhisattavas and statues of Avalokiteshvara and Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. On top floor, there is a main statue of Amitabha.

 

Day 02: Phuentsholing to Thimphu

Immigration formalities at Indo-Bhutan Border and drive from Phuntsholing to Thimphu (180 km/approx. 6 hours). After breakfast drive to Thimphu, the capital town of Bhutan with en-route stop at Chuzom, the confluence of Thimphu and Paro rivers. Three different style of Stupas; Tibetan, Nepalese and Bhutanese adorn this confluence. On arrival, in Thimphu check-into the hotel. The capital town of Bhutan and the centre of government, religion and commerce, Thimphu is a unique city with unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient traditions. With the population of about 90,000 it is perhaps still the world’s only capital city without a traffic light. After a little relaxation go for the following sightseeing for the day. Later, take a walk to the Coronation Park, located on the banks of the river (near the city stadium), this 5.6 acres of parkland offer a pleasant and relaxing environment to stroll or to sit and watch the river flow by. Take a downtown walk in the evening. Overnight at Thimphu (Altitude 2,320m).

 

Day 03: Sightseeing in Thimphu

After the breakfast, drive to the immigration office to make permit for Dochu La Pass. Later visit Takin Preserve (Motithang), The Folk Heritage Museum (Phelchey Toenkhyim) and Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodrang). Take a downtown walk in the evening. Overnight at Thimphu (Altitude 2,320m).

Dochu La Pass

Located at a height of 3,088m/ 10,130 ft, Dochula is a scenic location with chorten, mani wall, and prayer flags which decorate this highest point on the road. If skies are clear, it may be possible to see the following peaks from this pass in the order left to right: Masagang (7,158m), Tsendagang (6,960m), Terigang (7,060m ), Jejegangphugang (7,158 m), Kangphugang (7,170 m ), Zongphugang (7, 060 m ), a table mountain that dominates the isolated region of Lunana - finally Gangkar puensum, the highest peak in Bhutan at 7,497m.

Takin Preserve, Motithang

The Takin is the national animal of Bhutan, and looks like a cross between a cow and a goat. Legend has it that the animal was created by the great Buddhist yogi, Drupa Kunley, and it can be found only in Bhutan and nearby areas. Taxonomists place the animal in a category of its own as it is not similar enough to any other animal to fit established categories.

The Folk Heritage Museum (Phelchey Toenkhyim)

It is dedicated to connect people to the Bhutanese rural past through exhibits, demonstrations, educational programmes and documentation of rural life. The principal exhibit in the museum is a restored three storey traditional rammed mud and timber house, which dates back to the mid-19th century. The design and form of house is that of an average household in the Wang area during that era. The age of structure demonstrates the durability and performance of the building materials.

Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodrang).

Located at a short drive from Thimphu city centre, visitors can get a good overview of the Thimphu valley from the Buddha point (Kuensel Phodrang). You can pay your obeisance, offer prayers to the Buddha, the largest statue in the country, then walk around, and take a glimpse of the valley. Evening time can be spent strolling through the government-run Handicrafts Emporium and local crafts bazaar, to browse through example of Bhutan's fine traditional arts. Here you can buy hand-woven textiles, thangkha paintings, masks, ceramics, slate and woodcarvings, jewellery, interesting items made from local materials.

 

Day 04: Thimphu to Paro, Trek Tiger Nest

After an early breakfast, drive to Paro (55 km/approx. 1 hours). The most important plan of your tour begins. The Hike to the Taktsang Monastery. You will need to take a walk through the pine forest where you will see the beauty of nature; rarest birds flying around, animals playing on the ground, flowers and berries dangling beside you and huge trees standing by you. Evening, free time for leisure. Overnight at the hotel in Paro (Altitude 2,280m).

Taktshang Lhakhang (Tiger's Nest)

It is one of the most famous of Bhutan's monasteries; Tiger's nest Paroperched on the side of a cliff 900m above the Paro valley floor. It is said that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery and hence it is called "Tiger's Nest". This site has been recognized as a most sacred place, visited by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1646, and now visited by all Bhutanese at least once in their lifetime. On 19 April, 1998, a fire severely damaged the main structure of building but now this Bhutanese jewel has been restored to its original splendour.

 

Day 05: Sightseeing in Paro, Drive to Phuentsholing

After Breakfast visit Ta Dzong, Ugyen Pelri Palace and drive to Phuentsholing. Evening, talk an exploratory walk around main streets and market area. Overnight at the hotel in Phuentsholing.

Ta Dzong

Originally built as Watchtower, which now houses National Museum. The extensive collection includes antique thangkha paintings, textiles, weapons & armour, household objects and a rich assortment of natural and historic artifacts.Then walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong, meaning (“fortress of the heap of jewels”), which has a long and fascinating history. Along the wooden galleries lining the inner courtyard are fine wall paintings illustrating Buddhist lore such as four friends, the old man of long life, the wheel of life, scenes from the life of Milarepa, Mount. Sumeru and other cosmic Mandala.

Ugyen Pelri Palace

Ugyen Pelri Palace is in a secluded wooded compound on the south side of the river just west of the Dzong. This Palace was built by the Paro Penlop, Tsering Penjor, in the early 1900s. It is designed after Guru Rinpoche's celestial paradise, Zangto Pelri, and is one of the most beautiful examples of Bhutanese architecture.

 

Day 06 - Phuentsholing to Bagdogra Airport for Departure

After a hearty breakfast, check-out from the hotel and head to Bagdogra Airport, which is five hours away, for your return journey.

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