Overview

Highlights

  • Phuentsholing
  • Thimpu
  • Paro

Inclusions

Packages

Food

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner (Indian Vegetarian, Non-Vegetarian, Jain)

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

Immigration Documents: Voter ID (Indian Citizens) or Passport

  • Note: Indian citizens do not need passport to tour Bhutan and there is no need to obtain a visa. Using your valid voter ID, our representative will arrange for the permits to tour Bhutan. However, other ID proofs used in India will not be considered as a valid document for the permit.

Package Prices

  • Couple:
    • INR 24,500 per person (without Breakfast & Dinner)
    • INR 28,500 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).

Flights (Additional): INR 17,000 per person from Indian Cities (approximate price per round trip, depending on date of booking)

5 Nights 6 Days 23 Sep, 24 Sep, 25 Sep, and more Bagdogra, India
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Pick up and Drop: Bagdogra Airport, India
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Dinner included if chosen in the package.
  • Transfer all in private basis
  • Tolls, parking fee and driver allowances
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary (Point to Point Basis).
  • Immigration Charges and Permit Process
  • Driver cum Guide

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Airfare
  • Extras of personal nature such as personal tips, laundry charges, additional tour charges.
  • Lunch, 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 breakfast drive to a place where hike to Paro starts. Taktsang Palphug Monastery more famous as Paro Taktsang is a Buddhist temple complex which clings to a cliff, 3120 meters above the sea level on the side of the upper Paro valley. The Taktsang Palphug Monastery is one of the most famous touristic destinations of the country and the cultural icon of Bhutan. Visiting the Paro Taktsang Monastery is an unforgettable experience thanks to its unique location and the views of surrounding majestic mountains and emerald green valleys. It is believed that in 8th century Spiritual Master (Guru Rinpoche) known as the second Buddha in Bhutan, have arrived here flying on the back of a tigress from Singye Dzong in Lhuntse and meditate in a cave for three month where Taktsang Monastery now stands. Evening freely scroll around town. Night stay at Paro. Note: For those who are not willing to trek to Tatksang, pony service is available on direct payment basis.

ALTERNATE OPTION: Day Excursion to Chele La Pass & Haa Valley (additional INR 700 perperson on direct payment basis)

After breakfast drive to Chele La Pass. On a clear day there is a superb view of Mt. Jhomolhari and Mt. Jichu Drake. Later return to Paro and proceed for dinner. Overnight at Paro.

 

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.

 

Instructions, Terms & Conditions

  • All passengers have to report 03 hrs prior to the departure due to security checking at the Airport.
  • The passengers must ensure that the check-in baggage does not have storage elements such as power banks, laptops, batteries or any other electronic gadget. In case of issues at the airport relevant to the baggage or delay in departure or missing a flight or a baggage, the company is not responsible in any manner. However, the company attempts to provide the best assistance to the clients in such situations, but does not take the monetary responsibilities in any kind.
  • Any change in the itinerary (due to client's request) at the destination will be subject to additional payment as per the market value.
  • Clients are requested to follow the timings in the program. In case any services are missed due to delay in departure, the operator will not be responsible for any refunds. Also, it may lead to skipping some of the places planned for the day and guests have to cooperate with the tour operator.
  • Clients are requested to review travel warnings, announcements, advisories and prohibitions issued by the relevant authorities and governments at the destinations. By offering travel products for particular destinations, the company does not warrant that travel to such areas is advisable or without risk. The company is not liable for damages or losses that may result from travel to such destinations.
  • Car usage for full day tour is 10 hours and for half day tour is 6 hours.
  • The maximum time for driver to wait is 30 min before schedule.
  • Overtime fee for car usage will charged directly to the guest.
  • Please follow the schedule. The timing of car usage is following the itinerary above.
  • Date or time of departure, pickup or drop-off or the content of a tour itinerary, are subject to change or cancellation should unforeseen circumstances occur, at the discretion of the tour operator changes to the itinerary
  • Tourists are obliged to stay with tour at all times.
  • Tour Operator accepts no liability for direct or consequential loss of personal belongings and recommends that valuable belongings be left at home.
  • In case of SIC tours, the clients must cooperate with the other tourists and consider their comfort levels during the tour.
  • In case of accommodations in small towns (mostly less explored places), the hotels may not have the facilities the way it is available in the hotels located at urban areas. In such a case, the guests are requested to cooperate with the hotel management and adjust with the available resources and cooperate.
  • We will not have further liability for the carriage any offensive or annoyance behavior to other passenger.
  • Operator reserves the right to implement alternate locations or make other significant changes to the itinerary, including cancellation, due to force majeure, weather conditions, operational considerations, or imposed security limitations.
  • Operator will, in case of changes, delay or cancellation in service provided by third parties such as airlines, border agencies, government bodies, or others, attempt to provide solutions to ensure the minimal impact to the schedule, experience, and cost.
  • During the tour, drivers will not wait more than 30 minutes for late passengers.
  • During the tour, drivers or other members of our team might take pictures for marketing purposes. If passengers do not agree with this, please inform a member of our team.
  • Ensure all immigration documents are clear.
  • Ensure your ID proof is valid atleast 6 months from the date of arrival at the destination. Also, carry 5 copies of the ID proof along with 5 passport sized photographs (recent).
  • There will be certain regulations of custom that you will receive on board flight.
  • We suggest you take the opportunity to change to the currency accepted at the destination, atleast 72 hours before your date of departure from your hometown.
  • At the end of the exit, there is a convenience place named Flight Information Center. Our guide/representative will be holding a board with your name.

Cancellation Policy

  • The company is not responsible in case the airline reschedules the flights or cancels a flight and re-books in an alternative flight by itself.
  • If circumstances make you cancel your holiday, the cancellation must be intimated to us in writing.
  • In case of flight and train booking, the cancellation fee would be as per the airline or railway norms. Airline cancellation is generally a heavy loss, irrespective of the mentioning of the word 'Refundable' in the ticket. 
  •  For the holiday package, we will be constrained to levy the following cancellation charges per person.
    • 45 to 30 days or more prior to the departure: 30% of the Holiday Cost.
    • 29 To 15 days prior to the departure: 40% of the Holiday Cost.
    • 14 To 07 days prior to the departure: 60% of the Holiday Cost.
    • 06 To 03 days prior to the departure: 80% of the Holiday Cost.
    • 02 To 01 day prior to the departure: 90% of the Holiday Cost.
    • In case of no show: 100% of the Holiday Cost.
Pickup point
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Bagdogra Airport, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India View on Map