Road Trip to Bhutan

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7 Nights 8 Days
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Only Land Itinerary
Bhutan
Tour Details

Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern edge, is known for its monasteries, fortresses (or dzongs) and dramatic landscapes that range from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. In the High Himalayas, peaks such as 7,326m Jomolhari are popular trekking destinations. Paro Taktsang monastery (also known as Tiger’s Nest) clings to cliffs above the forested Paro Valley.

Inclusions

  • Assistance upon arrival.
  • Accommodation on Twin/ Double sharing basis
  • Daily Breakfast & Dinner Included.
  • An exclusive guide service in Bhutan.
  • All Transfer & Sightseeing by 01 Non AC Vehicle.
  • All applicable transfer and sightseeing by specified vehicle which will not will be exclusively used for the guest as per the itinerary only (on point to point basis). This vehicle will change sector wise.

Exclusions

  • GST 5% payable extra.
  • Cost of meal and any other services not specifically mentioned in the inclusions.
  • Early check-in and late checkout can be on request basis only and subject to room availability.
  • Any item of personal nature such as porterage’s, laundry, tips, shopping and telephone bills etc.
  • Medical and travel insurance, Guide fee, monument entrance fees.
  • City Tax, if any, to be paid directly at Hotel.
  • Air fare.
  • Difference in the cost arising due to mishaps, political unrest, natural calamities, etc. In such case extra will have to be paid on the spot by guest directly.
Hotels

02 N Phuentsholing: Hotel Tsherinma/ Khamzang/ Similar
02 N Thimphu
: Hotel  AMA Suites/Kenny/ Similar
01 N Punakha: Hotel Tashiling / Similar
02 N Paro: Hotel Jiya Resort/Tashiling/ Similar

Please Note: Rates valid for minimum 06 Pax

 

 

Itinerary

Day 1Bagdogra/ NJP (Approx. 4 hours drive)

Arrive at Bagdogra Airport/ NJP Railway Station. You will be met with your chauffeur at parking and you will be transferred to Phuentsholing. Rest of the day in leisure.

Overnight stay in Phuentsholing.

Day 2Phuentsholing – THIMPHU (Approx. 180 kms/ 6 hours)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Check-out of your hotel, proceed to the immigration counter. Complete Immigration formalities and you will be met with your chauffeur/ guide at the immigration.

You will be transferred to Thimphu.

Thimphu – is the capital and the largest city of the Kingdom of Bhutan. Thimphu is the political and economic hub of Bhutan. The city is located on the bank of River Wang Chuu. Thimphu contains most of the important political buildings in Bhutan, including the National Assembly of the newly formed parliamentary democracy and the residence of the King. Thimphu holds a fascinating four-day festival, held every year during autumn (September/ October).

Arrive at Thimphu and check-in to your hotel. Later proceed for short sightseeing of Thimphu(if time permits).

Memorial Chorten – On the western side of Thimphu’s Memorial Chorten, a row of wooden platforms sits in the long grass. Each has been polished smooth by the prostrations of faithful worshippers who gather here in sun, rain or snow, to pay their respects to His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (1928–1972), the Third King of Bhutan. 

Overnight stay in Thimphu.

Day 3THIMPHU

Breakfast at the hotel.

After breakfast, proceed for full day sightseeing tour of Thimphu.

Kuensel Phodrang – The statue was cast in bronze in China and transported by sea and road to this site once occupied by the palace of Druk Desi, a secular ruler of Bhutan in the eighteenth-century. At its completion, the statue will contain 125,000 gilded Buddha statues and a wealth of other statuary.

Takin Reserve & Mini Zoo – Add to Wish List Hidden in a fold of the forest-draped hills high above Thimphu, a herd of takin make their home in the Mothithang Takin Preserve.

Anim Dratshang (Nunnery) – On a hillside above Thimphu’s Tashichho Dzong, just off Gaden Lam, stands Thangtong Dewachen Dupthop Nunnery. Home to around 60 nuns, the modest structure was built in 1976 by the 16th incarnation of ThangtongGyelpo, the famed fifteenth-century “Iron Bridge Monk” who forged chain-link bridges that still span several of Bhutan’s fast-flowing rivers. The road to the nunnery offers magnificent views of Tashichho Dzong, while the small complex houses a covered chorten and an unusual pillar topped with two carved deer (symbolic of the Deer Park at Sarnath, where Buddha first taught after his enlightenment) and a wheel of law.

Folk Heritage Museum – The Folk Heritage Museum, located on the outskirts of Thimphu, recreates a traditional Bhutanese family home inside a beautiful 19th century rammed earth and timber building. Here, the family’s prized possessions are on display: shiny wooden bowls line the kitchen shelves, richly patterned fabrics hang alongside aged leopard fur bags in the room next door, and gold glints from thangkas hung in the family’s altar room.

Royal Textile Academy & Museum – Intricately patterned wild silk kiras from Lhuentse hang alongside rough nettle fiber cloth from Zhemgang in Bhutan’s excellent Royal Textile Academy. 

Handicrafts Market – An interesting market with local items and bargain price handicraft goods.

Tashichho Dzong – Standing proudly on the western bank of the Wang Chhu a few kilometers north of central Thimphu, Tashichho Dzong looks every inch the seat of government. 

Overnight stay in Thimphu.

Day 4THIMPHU – PUNAKHA (Approx.120 kms/ 4 hours with en-route stop)

Breakfast at the hotel.

After breakfast, proceed for Punakha.

En-route visit Dochu La – A mountain pass leading further into the Punakha Valley. It offers a stunning 360 degree panoramic view of Eastern Himalayan mountain ranges. The view is especially scenic on clear, winter days with snowcapped mountains forming a majestic backdrop to the tranquility of the 108 chortens gracing the mountain pass.

Arrive at Punakha visits below sightseeings and check-in to the hotel.

Chimi LhaKhang– Built in 1499, Chimi Lhakhang is dedicated to the “Divine Madman,” Drukpa Kunley, a sage revered in Bhutan for his unorthodox teachings and his use of a “flaming thunderbolt” to fight evil. While Chimi Lhakhang marks the spot where Drukpa Kunley defeated and buried a much-feared demoness, today the hilltop lhakhang is visited by expectant mothers and families with newborns to pray for their children’s health. Kindly note that a walking of good 45 minutes has to be undertaken.

Suspension Bridge – Behind Punakha Dzong stretches the Punakha Suspension Bridge, the longest of its kind in Bhutan. The bridge connects the dzong with the villages on the other bank of the Po Chhu river — Shengana, Samdingkha, and Wangkha — where traces of the Divine Madman Drukpa Kuenley can still be found, in the form of local stories, monasteries and markings on rocks.

Punakha Dzong – Visitors approach the dzong over a long cantilever bridge that spans the Mo Chhu and up a steep flight of wooden steps. The first dochey or courtyard houses Punakha dzongkhag’s government offices, with darkened passages leading south around the six-story utse to the monastic quarters that line the second courtyard. The utse contains Bhutan’s holiest relic, an image of Chenrezig (the bodhisattva of compassion) that the Zhabdrung brought to Bhutan from Tibet — although this is not on public display.

Return back to the hotel.

Overnight stay in Punakha.

Day 5 PUNAKHA – PARO (Approx. 150 kms/ 4.5 hours)

Breakfast at the hotel.

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Paro.

Arrive Paro by the afternoon and proceed for a brief sightseeing of Paro.

Paro – The valley extends from the confluence of the Paro Chhu and the Wang Chhu rivers at Chuzom upto Mt. Jomolhari at the Tibetan border to the North. This picturesque region is one of the widest valleys in the kingdom and is covered in fertile rice fields and has a beautiful, crystalline river meandering down the valley.

Kyichu Lakhang – When it was divined that she was preventing the spread of Buddhism, the great seventh-century Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo pinned her in place with 108 magically constructed temples — allowing Buddhism to flourish above her restrained body.

Rinpung Dzong – is a large dzong – Buddhist monastery and fortress – of the Drukpa Lineage of the Kagyu school in Paro DistrictBhutan. It houses the district Monastic Body and government administrative offices of Paro Dzongkhag. It is listed as a tentative site in Bhutan’s Tentative List for UNESCO inclusion.

Ta Dzong – National Musuem of Bhutan

Overnight stay in Paro.

Day 6PARO

Breakfast at the hotel.

After breakfast, proceed to visit one of the famous sites in Paro.

Tiger Nest – From a distance, Bhutan’s most iconic building seems to float, weightless, halfway up a sheer cliff-face, 900 meters (3,000 feet) above the floor of the Paro Valley. As you wind your way breathlessly up the long, steep path towards Taktsang Lhakhang, the monastery periodically reveals itself, rising out of the forest, closer and more solid with each re-appearance.

Overnight stay in Paro.

Day 7Paro – Phuentsholing( Approx. 160 kms/ 5 hrs)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Check-out of your hotel, proceed to Phuentsholing. Check-in at hotel and rest of the day in leisure.

Overnight stay in Phuentsholing.

Day 8Phuentsholing – Bagdogra( Approx. 4 hrs drive)

Breakfast at the hotel.

(for early flights, packed breakfast will be served during transfer)

After breakfast, transfer to the Bagdogra Airport/ NJP Railway Station to board your flight/ train back to home.

***TOUR ENDS***

Booking conditions

This Bhutan Tour is a seasonal package with limited validity. Kindly confirm before booking the same.

There may be certain surcharges applicable at the time of booking. All above rates are subject to availability at the time of confirmation and can be changed without prior notice

All tours are subject to weather conditions and will operate only if weather permits, no refund will be given if services are not operated due to weather or natural problems.

Please make sure you follow the timings given by the driver and guide for all the services and transfers. In case you fail to follow the timings, the Driver will leave for which no refund will be given.

Hotel and airline cancellations to be applied.

Hotels suggested in the itinerary can be changed and will be equivalent or more to the one given to you in terms of price as per the official rate sheet of the hotel.

Service tax extra as per new GST rules

Any kind of delays in flight such as fog or technical problem is not the responsibility of Trip Tap Toe and any kind of hotel cancellations and no shows will be the responsibility of the client.

 

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