Bhutan Tour via Bagdogra
8 Nights / 9 Days – Phuentsholing, Thimpu, Punakha, Paro, Phuentsholing
Day 01 Arrival at Bagdogra - Phuentsholing
On arrival at Bagdogra airport, where you would be greeted by our Bagdogra representative at the airport and assist you in your transfer to Phuentsholing (5 hours / approx. 160Km). The city would be your entry point for Bhutan and is the perfect mix of traditions, landscapes and culture. After your check-in at the hotel you have rest of the day for leisure. You could visit the Bhutan Gate (own expense) – the main gateway for entry from India to Bhutan. It is one of the most photographed sites of Bhutan with depictions of traditional Bhutanese architecture embodying the gate. After exploring the city, you can enjoy a delicious dinner at the hotel.
Day 02 Phuentsholing – Thimphu
After breakfast you will be transfer to Thimphu (5 hours / approx. 165Km), Thimphu is the capital town of Bhutan. Evening free at Leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03 Thimphu Sightseeing
After breakfasts go for Thimphu sightseeing covering Memorial Chorten, Tashichho Dzong, Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodong),Changangkha Lhakhang (Monastery), Motithang Takin Preservation Centre, Drupthob Goemba / Zilukha Nunnery, National Library (Closed on Saturday , Sunday & National Holiday), Institute for Zorig Chusum (Traditional Art & Craft School-Closed on Saturday , Sunday, National Holiday & During Summer & Winter Vacations), Textiles Museum (Handicrafts Shops – Closed on Saturday, Sunday & National Holiday), Zangthopelri Lhakhang (Monastery). Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04 Thimphu – Punakha / Wangdi
After breakfast drive to Punakha (1200Mts / 3936Fts, 77 Kms / 03 to 3½ Hrs)/ Wangdi (Wangdiphodrang) (1350Mts / 4430Fts, 70 Kms / 03 to 3½ Hrs). Punakha / Wangdi is the last town on the highway before entering Central Bhutan. The drive is over Dochu La pass (3080Mts / 10102Fts) which is very scenic with fascinating view of mountains of Bhutan. Visit Punakha Dzong, If time permit visit the Suspension Bridge and then proceed to Chimi Lhakhang (Monastery). Overnight at the Hotel in Wangdi.
Day 05 Punakha / Wangdi
After breakfast today you the Punakha Valley or can even take the Rafting Options on Punakha River. Back to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Punakha / Wangdi – Gangtey Excursion – Punakha / Wangdi
Today the day start early for full day excursion to Gangtey & Phobjikha Valley (3000Mts / 9845fts , 85Kms / 3 to 3½ Hrs One way ) The valley of Gangtey is one of the most beautiful spots in Bhutan. At Gangtey visit Black Necked Crane Information Centre , Gangtey Goempa (Monastery),Back to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 06 Punakha / Wangdi – Paro
After breakfast transfer to Paro (2134Mts / 7000Fts, 135 Kms / 05 Hrs). Enroute Stop at Lamperi to visit Royal Botanical Garden. On arrival Paro, check in to the hotel. Afternoon free at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 07 Paro
After breakfast go for Paro Sightseeing covering Drukgyel Dzong (Presently closed for tourist),Ta Dzong (National Museum-Closed on Saturday, Sunday & National Holiday), Rinpung Dzong, Kyichu Lhakhang (Monastery), Back to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Paro – Full Day hike to Taktsang Lhakhang (Tiger’s Nest)
Start the day early for a day hike to Taktsang Lhakhang (Tiger’s Nest Monastery) – The hike which is all the way uphill takes about 2 /3 hours one way through pine forests. Afternoon at leisure for go for shopping in the market. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 08 Paro - Phuentsholing
After breakfast you would be picked up from the hotel, at around 8.30 am, for a transfer to Phuentsholing. The distance between Paro and Phuentsholing is 165 km and would take approximately 5 hours to cover.
After your arrival and check-in, you would be taken for sightseeing. Here, you would be visiting the Zangtopelri Lhakhang: The structure is a modern replica of Guru Rinpoche’s celestial abode. It is surrounded by lush scenic garden where you can take a walk or spin the prayer wheels in a gesture that is a huge part of Buddhist rituals. This would be followed by a visit to the Karbandi Monastery: the temple is flocked with visits from couples wishing for children. The temple became a port of call for aspiring parents after an Indian pilgrim became pregnant as a result of praying at this monastery. Along with answering prayers it also offers a mesmerizing view of the Phuentsholing valley and the Bengal Plains. In the evening, you would be dropped back at the hotel for an appetizing dinner.
Day 09: Departure from Phuentsholing (5 hours / approx. 160Km)
After breakfast, you would check out from the hotel and be transferred to Bagdogra airport for your onward journey.
- In Thimpu, visit Trashichhoedzong, National Library, Arts & Crafts School, Handicrafts Emporium and Memorial Chorten stupa
- Stopover at Dochula pass
- In Punakha, visit Punakha Dzong and local market
- Simtokha Dzong- the oldest fortress of the Bhutan Kingdom
- In Paro, visit Ta Dzong – the National Museum of the Kingdom, and Rinpung Dzong
- In Phuentsholing – Visit the Zangtopelri Lhakhang and Karbandi Monastery
- Services of English-speaking guide during sightseeing tours
- Assistance at airport and sightseeing tours by private air-conditioned vehicle
- Start and End in Bagdogra
- 8 night accommodation in well-appointed rooms as mentioned above hotels or equivalent
- Assistance at the airport
- Meal plan as mentioned above
- Services of a Trip Leader will be as per the itinerary for Bhutan Portion only
- Transfer & Sightseeing as per the itinerary by Non Ac Car / Jumbo Hiace for minimum 4 pax (Not at Disposal)
- 01 Bottle water per person per day
- All applicable Transfers & Sightseeing by Specified vehicle which will not be at disposal and will be exclusively used for the guest as per the itinerary only (on point to point basis). Concept of vehicle on disposal is not a practice in Bhutan. The vehicle + Trip Leader (Guide) will be with the guest from (0900 Hrs till 1700 Hrs).
- Drivers allowances, toll taxes and Govt. Service Tax
- Cost for supplementary service, optional Tours, Up-gradation Charges, Sightseeing entrance fees.
- Cost for Airfare, Train fare, Insurance Premiums, Rafting Charges.
- Cost for service provided on a personal request.
- Cost for personal expenses such as laundry, bottled water, soft drinks, incidentals, porter charges, tips etc.
- Cost for any other service not mentioned under the “Cost Includes” head.
- Difference in cost arising due to extra usage of vehicle, other than scheduled & mentioned in the itinerary.
- Difference in cost arising due to mishaps, political unrest, natural calamities like – landslides, road blockage, etc. In such case extra will have to be paid on the spot by the guest directly.
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