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About The Listing

Type of Trip : Road Trips

Level : Easy

Location : Bhutan

Duration : 7 Days 6 Nights

Trip Start : NJP/Bagdogra

Trip End : NJP/Bagdogra

Description

This incredible trip to Bhutan is the one which you can’t afford to miss! You will be travelling to cities throughout Bhutan and enjoy the opportunity to immerse yourself in this beautiful country's history, nature and culture! This trip will take you through the temples and Buddhist monasteries for which the country is famed, and an insider view of local life via the village market.

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Activities

Daytime

Road Trip
Cultural Tour

Evening

Open

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Itinerary

  • Day 01: NJP Station / Bagdogra (IXB) Airport - Phuensholing

    Destination: Phuensholing  (167 KM)

    Meet & greet on arrival at NJP Railway Station / IXB Airport & transfer to Phuentsholing - The Gateway of Bhutan by Road from India. Phuensholing is a small border town with a small beautiful market in vincinity. Feel free to explore on your own and get ready for the beautiful himalayan drive to Thimpu next day.

    Hotel Category:
    WeNomads Silver: Hotel Prasant / Barsana Hotel / Similar
    WeNomads Gold: Park Hotel / The Royal Orchid Hotel / Similar
    WeNomads Platinum: Hotel Druk / Similar

  • Day 02: Phuentsholing - Thimpu

    Destination: Thimpu  (164 KM)

    After breakfast, head to immegration office to complete the formalities. Although, Indians do not require visa, but an entry permit is needed to enter Bhutan. Road trip from Phuensholing to Thimpu is long, approximately five to six hours, but it is so beautiful and scenic that you do not feel the stress. There are plently of stops along the way to stretch your legs and get something to eat. Check into hotel and relax. You can also take an orientation walk into town before dinner.

    Hotel Category:
    WeNomads Silver: Hotel Chophel / Home / Nirmal / Similar
    WeNomads Gold: Bhutan Peaceful Resort / Hotel Sambhav / Similar
    WeNomads Platinum: Hotel Migmar / Hotel Riverview / Similar

  • Day 03: Thimphu Sightseeing

    Highlights: Tashichho Dzong, Changangkha Monastery, National Memorial Chorten, National Library, Buddha Point

    Destination: Thimphu 

    After breakfast, start your day early and leave for Trashicho Dzong also known as the Fortress of the Glorious Religion. The Dzong is the home of the main secretariat of the Government. The throne of His Majesty, the King of Bhutan, is situated here. Now you'll proceed towards Changankha monastery, the Radio Tower which is one of Bhutan's tallest buildings. Now you will be driven to visit the King's Memorial. The King's Memorial was built in memory of the third king of Bhutan who reigned for three decades from 1952-1972. After paying your tribute to the king, you will visit, the National Library of Bhutan which houses some of the world's most rare and ancient religious manuscripts. Your day will end with a visit to Bhuddha Point it is one of the most happening points in Thimphu. You can get a good overview of the Thimphu valley from the Buddha point. The 51.5 meter bronze statue is three storied with several chapels. One can offer prayers to Buddha, walk around and take a glimpse of the valley. Overnight stay and dinner will be at the hotel.

    Hotel Category:
    WeNomads Silver: Hotel Chophel / Home / Nirmal / Similar
    WeNomads Gold: Bhutan Peaceful Resort / Hotel Sambhav / Similar
    WeNomads Platinum: Hotel Migmar / Hotel Riverview / Similar

  • Day 04: Thimphu - Paro

    Highlights: Dochula Pass, National Museum, Rinpung Dzong

    Destination: Paro  (51 KM)

    After breakfast, head for Dhachu La pass, the highest pass connecting Thimphu to Punakha Valley. With 108 chortens set in a circular formation against majestic mountains, the pass is both spiritual as well as picturseque. After this well proceed towards Paro and check into the hotel. After lunch you'll visit National Museum, housed in an old watchtower near the Rinpung Dzong. Go back in time and witness centuries old collection of thangkas, old statues and other artifacts. A short walk takes us to Rinpung Dzong. Perched on a hillside overlooking the town, this centuries old fortress is now the administrative and religious center of the Paro region. Enjoy a free evening to relax or explore Paro on your own.

    Hotel Category:
    WeNomads Silver: Hotel Phunsum / Hotel Dragon / Similar
    WeNomads Gold: Tiger's Nest Resort / Bhutan Mandala Resort / Similar
    WeNomads Platinum: Udumwara Resorts / Tashi Namgay Resort / Similar

  • Day 05: Paro Sightseeing

    Highlights: Tigers Nest, Drugyel Dzong

    Destination: Paro 

    After breakfast you are all set to visit one of the most holy places which every bhutanese should visit once in their lifetime, set out on a steep hike of 5-6 hours to Taktsang Palphug Monastery, also known as Tigers Nest. It clings to a vertical granite cliff nearly 3,000 feet above the valley floor. Take a deep breath, relax and trek at your own pace. The beginning is like a walk in the woods. Approximately 1/2 of the way up there is a cafeteria where you can stop for a snack, bathroom, rest. Throughout the way you are rewarded with some amazing views. After this spritual treat if time and energy permits you'll be visiting Drukgyal Dzong a fortress and Buddhist monastery, now in ruins, located in the upper part of the Paro. The dzong was probably built in 1649 to commemorate victory over an invasion from Tibet. Drive back to your hotel, evening is free to explore Paro on your own.

    Hotel Category:
    WeNomads Silver: Hotel Phunsum / Hotel Dragon / Similar
    WeNomads Gold: Tiger's Nest Resort / Bhutan Mandala Resort / Similar
    WeNomads Platinum: Udumwara Resorts / Tashi Namgay Resort / Similar

  • Day 06: Paro - Phuensholing

    Highlights: Chele La Pass

    Destination: Phuensholing  (160 KM)

    After breakfast, drive up to Chele La (12,500 feet), a mountain pass connecting Haa Valley. Watch out for tiny wild strawberries that carpet the forest as you drive up to Chele La. On a clear day one can see the sacred peak of Jhomolhari and the Haa Valley itself. After spending some time there you'll start a long drive to Phuensholing, check into the hotel and rest.

    Hotel Category:
    WeNomads Silver: Hotel Prasant / Barsana Hotel / Similar
    WeNomads Gold: Park Hotel / The Royal Orchid Hotel / Similar
    WeNomads Platinum: Hotel Druk / Similar

  • Day 07: Phuensholing - NJP Station / Bagdogra (IXB) Airport

    Destination: NJP Station / Bagdogra (IXB) Airport  (167 KM)

    After breakfast, leave for NJP. The trip ends here.

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Pricing    

* Extra discount for a group size of 4 or more! Ask Here
Package Options Cost/Person EMI Option
WeNomads Silver
Per Person (Group of 6) ₹ 14,552 EMI starts* ₹ 1,293
Per Person (Group of 4) ₹ 18,072 EMI starts* ₹ 1,606
Per Person (Group of 2) ₹ 23,706 EMI starts* ₹ 2,106
WeNomads Gold
Per Person (Group of 6) ₹ 20,654 EMI starts* ₹ 1,835
Per Person (Group of 4) ₹ 24,174 EMI starts* ₹ 2,148
Per Person (Group of 2) ₹ 29,808 EMI starts* ₹ 2,648
WeNomads Platinum
Per Person (Group of 6) ₹ 31,451 EMI starts* ₹ 2,794
Per Person (Group of 4) ₹ 34,971 EMI starts* ₹ 3,107
Per Person (Group of 2) ₹ 40,604 EMI starts* ₹ 3,608

Inclusions

Includes
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis as per the package selected
  • Meals: breakfast
  • To & fro transfers along with assistance at arrival
  • All transport by private vehicle with expert driver
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis as per the package selected
  • All sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Bhutan permits
Doesn’t Includes
  • Any airfare & train ticket.
  • Travel / medical insurance.
  • Any kind of personal expenses or optional tour.
  • Cost arising out of unseen circumstances.
  • Any other item not specified.
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Terms & Conditions

Silver category for this trip is suited for those who have a low travel budget and plan to spend as less as possible on hotels and transport. The hotel/rooms will have all the essentials like a Bed, Table, Attached toilets and running water, Restaurant with room service etc. However, guests looking for a luxurious travel should consider our Gold or Platinum category trips.
 

Booking Policies
Rs.5,000/- to be paid at the time of booking.
Remaining amount to be paid, 30 days prior to trip start date. Failing so trip will be considered cancelled and cancellation charges will be applicable as per policy.
Cancellation Policies:
No retention charges if cancelled more than 30 days prior to trip start date.
Cancellation 16 - 29 days prior to trip start date 75% return.
Cancellation less than or equal to 15 days prior to trip start date no return

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Tips, Hints, Precautions

  • Please go through these informative Bhutan blog:

    • A Journey In Pictures – Click Here
    • Culture Of Bhutan – Click Here
    • What All To Consider While Traveling To Bhutan – Click Here
    • Preparing For Your Bhutan Trip – Do’s And Don’ts – Click Here
    • Weather In Bhutan – Click Here
    • Preparing For Your Bhutan Trip – Bhutanese Cuisine – Click Here
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Requirements

Easy Formalities
  • Traveller Photograph
  • Traveller ID proof
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