BH04 - Dramatic Landscapes of Bhutan

INR - 39900 9N/10D

Tour Itinerary

Bagdogra – Phuntsholing

Bagdogra – Phuntsholing [approx 5hrs/163km]: Upon arrival at Bagdogra airport; our special vehicle will pick you up & proceed to Phuntsholing. Arrival at Phuntsholing. If time permits complete permit formalities.  

  • Evening you can explore the Local Bhutanese street and market.
  • The town at the Bhutanese-Indian-Border is divided. The upper third is called Phuntsholing and belongs to Bhutan, the lower two thirds are India's Jaigaon. The border is in the town centre. Some of the streets are divided with a wall, with a peaceful and clean Bhutanese side and the usual Indian mess on the other side. Normally Local Residents of Phuntsholing who stay near the border come for shopping rather for their day to day needs they come to Jaigaon market. So it adds on to the crowd of Jaigaon streets.

Overnight stay at Phuntsholing.

Phuntsholing – Thimphu

Phuntsholing – Thimphu [approx 5hrs/147km]: After breakfast complete the permit formalities if not done on earlier day. Later you can visit:

  • Amo Chuu the Crocodile Breeding Centre – [09:00am – 05:00pm]

After permit proceed to Thimpu. En-route visit:

  • Karbandi Gompa – [07:00am – 06:00pm]

Then proceed to Thimpu. Thimphu is the capital city of Bhutan. Upon arrival check in to the hotel.

Overnight stay at Thimphu.

Thimphu

Thimphu: After breakfast complete the permit formalities for Punakha Valley & Haa valley. Later visit:

  • Buddha Point where you can get a good overview of the Thimphu valley. – [09:00am – 05:00pm]. 
  • BBS Tower
  • Tango Monastery. Tango Monastery is a Buddhist college and residence of Desi – [09:00am – 06:00pm].
  • Tenzin Rabgye, a young boy who is the reincarnation of the 16th-century monk who built Tango.
  • King's Memorial Chorten (Monument) – [09:00am – 05:00pm].
  • Chang Gangkha – one of the oldest monasteries in the valley. – [06:00am – 06:00pm].

Overnight stay at Thimphu.

Thimphu – Punakha Valley

Thimphu – Punakha Valley [approx 3hrs/85km]: After breakfast check out from the hotel & proceed to Punakha. Take in the splendid views of the Himalayas, listen to the sounds of the Mo Chhu and Po Chhu rivers that cut through the valley, or simply soak up the serene beauty of this gorgeous valley. Here are the 5 places in Punakha that will convince you that Bhutan is the last Shangri-La:

  • Punakha Dzong – At the junction of Mo Chhu and Pho Chhu rivers, Punakha Dzong serves as the administrative and religious centre of the region. – [Monday to Friday – 09:00am – 05:00pm & Saturday – 11:00am – 01:00pm – 02:00pm – 04:00pm – Sunday Closed]
  • Chimi Lhakhang – known as temple of fertility. – [09:00am – 05:00pm]
  • Khamsum Yulley Namgyel Chorten – Commanding views of the peaks of Gasa across the Mo Chhu river make this place a must-visit for nature lovers. – [09:00am – 12:00noon – 01:30pm – 05:00pm]
  • Talo-Located at an altitude of 2,800 metres, this Himalayan village offers majestic views of the mountains.
  • Punakha Ritsha Village.

Overnight stay at Punakha. 

Punakha – Phobjikha/Gangtey

Punakha – Phobjikha/Gangtey [approx 3hrs/81km]: After breakfast check out from the hotel & proceed to Phobjikha located at an altitude of 3000m. En-route visit:

  • Wangdue Phodrang Dzong. 
  • The valley of Gangtey is one of the most beautiful spots in Bhutan. 

Overnight stay at Phobjikha/Gangtey.  

Phobjikha/Gangtey – Haa Valley

Phobjikha/Gangtey – Haa Valley [approx 7hrs/230km]: After breakfast check out from the hotel & proceed to Haa Valley. Haa is a steep north-south valley with a narrow floor. An alternative name for the district is "Hidden-Land Rice Valley." Also visit:

  • White Temple and Indian Army Military Base Camp.
  • Traditional Bhutanese Bath - Hot Stone Bath.

Overnight stay at Haa Valley Homestay.

Haa Valley – Paro

Haa Valley – Paro [approx 2hrs 30min/64km]: After breakfast check out from the hotel & proceed to Paro. Arrival at Pro. Enjoy the city tour of Paro which includes:

  • Drukgyel Dzong – [07:00am – 06:00pm].
  • Paro Dzong the ruined fortress from where the peak of Mount Chomolhari can be clearly seen. – [March to Oct – 08:00am – 06:00pm & Nov to Dec – 08:00am – 04:30pm].
  • Ta Dzong (National Museum) – Ta-Dzong, an ancient watchtower, which now houses the National Museum. It is located about five and a half kilometers away from the main town of Paro and 500 feet from the Rinpung Dzong located below the museum. Cameras are not allowed inside the museum, but you can photograph the Ta dzong and surrounding grounds.  – [09:00am – 05:00pm].

Overnight stay at Paro.

Paro

Paro: Morning proceed to visit:

  • Taktshang Monastery view point (Tiger's Nest). The trail climbs through beautiful pine forest, many of the trees festooned with Spanish moss. It will take total 7 hours to climb up and come back. But a beautiful place to visit. – [08:00am – 01:00pm – 02:00pm – 06:00pm]

Overnight stay at Paro.

Paro – Phuntsholing

Paro – Phuntsholing [approx 4hrs/143km]: After breakfast check out from the hotel & proceed to Phuntsholing. Arrival at Phuntsholing. Check in to the hotel.

Overnight stay at Phuntsholing.  

Phuntsholing – Bagdogra

Phuntsholing – Bagdogra [approx 4hrs/164km]: After breakfast check out from the hotel & proceed to Bagdogra airport to board the flight for hometown.

Inclusion :

    • Accommodation in the above mentioned hotel.
    • Meal plan: AP [Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner]
    • 1 liter water bottle per person per day on the tour
    • Pickup and Drop from Bagdogra Airport.
    • Transfers & Sightseen by Ac Vehicle [Ac will not work on hills]
    • Points shown in the itinerary for Bhutan with private vehicle.
    • Entry Tickets

Exclusion :

    • 5% GST
    • Whatever Not Mentioned In The Above Inclusions.
    • Tips, Porter-Age, Mineral Water & Room Heater.
    • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, tips & gratuity, mineral water, soft & hard drinks, rock climbing, paragliding, joy ride (Toy Train), river rafting & boating.
    • Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary.
    • Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes) etc. (to be borne by the guest, directly payable on the spot).
    • 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.
    • Room heater charges extra as per hotel policy.

Location Highlights :

  • Phuntsholing
  • Thimphu
  • Punakha Valley
  • Phobjikha/Gangtey
  • Haa Valley
  • Paro

Notes :

  • On tour Guests are requested to carry 4 photo copies (Xerox) of any Photo ID proof (Except Pan Card) i.e. Passport / Driving Licence / Voter's ID along with them. Also submit a copy of the same at the time of booking.
  • Children / Students are requested to carry 8 photo copy (Xerox) of school or College Photo Identity card along with them. Also submit a copy of the same at the time of booking.
    For Infants carry 4 passport size photographs.
  • Additional Gala Dinner supplement on Christmas & 31st Dec as per the hotel policy.

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