About The Listing
Type of Trip : Cultural Tour
Level : Easy
Location : Bhutan
Duration : 6 Days 5 Nights
Trip Start : NJP/ Bagdogra / Tenzing Norgay
Trip End : NJP/ Bagdogra / Tenzing Norgay
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.
- Trekking, River Rafting and Wildlife - Thimphu Valley - Wood Craft and Painting School - National Zoo, National Institute of Traditional medicine
- Phuentsholling - Thimphu - Paro - Tenzing Norgay - Bhutan
Day 01: Arrival and Transfer to Phuentsholling
Destination: Phuentsholling (170 KM)
Our representative will be there to receive the Guest at New Jalpaiguri railway station (NJP) / Bagdogra airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay bus Stand (Junction). He will be assisting to reach Phuentsholling / Jaigaon-Phuentsholling is 170 kms. and 6 hours’ drive from Siliguri. Phuentsholling is in India and Bhutan border. The Indian side is called Jaigaon and the Bhutanese side is called Phuentsholling. Foreigners need to have Bhutan visa clearance documents if they want to visit the rest of Bhutan -They should carry passport size photos and passport along with visa clearance documents. Foreigners without proper documents won’t be allowed in Bhutan-Indian Nationals don’t require visa or passport to visit rest of Bhutan but any identity document like election commission I.D card is required. Permit is not required for visiting Phuentsholling only but other parts of Bhutan. Check into the hotel- In the evening one can go about in auto rickshaw exploring the place. Overnight stay in Phuentsholling.
Day 02: Transfer to Thimphu
Highlights: Visit to Thimphu Valley
Destination: Thimphu (172 KM)
Morning after breakfast Passing through the beautiful landscape we proceed to Thimphu (2320 meters/7656 feet). Thimphu is 172 kms and 7 hours’ drive from Phuentsholling.Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan is beautiful valley with a mixture of modern facilities and culture. Thimphu Valley has cradled its culture and tradition in a sustainable manner since 1216. The valley is surrounded by hills and provides outstanding view. Adventure sports like hiking , trekking, river rafting and wildlife excursion is available here. One can get to see colorful festivals and dance celebrated in the Dzongs of Thimphu on a festival days. Don’t forget to taste the butter tea. Overnight stay will be at Peaceful Resort / Hotel Dorji Elements or similar in Thimphu.
Day 03: Thimphu sightseeing
Highlights: Visit to Memorial Chorten, National Zoo
Early morning after breakfast drive and visit the Memorial Chorten (Stupa) built in memory of the third King of Bhutan, Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, who was called the Father of modern Bhutan. Next the National Library where ancient manuscripts are preserved, Wood Craft and Painting School. The handicrafts Emporium which has beautiful and creative collection of textile arts, and indigenous fibres-Future plans of becoming a center of textile learning. Trashichhoedzong is also called fortress of the glorious religion. The dzong houses main secretariat building and is the throne of His Majesty, King of Bhutan-During the summer months His Holiness, Je Khenpo visits the dzong. The car will be at your disposal. Other places to visit are National Zoo, National Institute of Traditional medicine, Traditional Paper Factory (made from Daphne Plant). Please note it is not possible to cover all the sites mentioned above in a single day. Back to Hotel, in the evening local markets like handicraft shops, weekend market(Saturdays and Sundays),Craft Bazaar(Tuesday and Wednesday) can be visited. Overnight stay will be at Peaceful Resort / Hotel Dorji Elements or similar in Thimphu.
Day 04: Thimphu to Dochula pass and transfer to Paro
Highlights: Visit to Simtokha Dzong
Destination: Paro (100 KM)
Nearly 100 kilometers, nearly 3 ½ - 4 hours’ drive - After early breakfast, drive up to Dochu-la pass (3,088m/ 10,130 ft.) to take in the view and admire the Chorten, Mani wall, and prayer flags which decorate the highest point on the road - If skies are clear, the following peaks can be seen from this pass Masagang (7158 meters), Tsendagang (6960 meters), Terigang (7060 meters), Jejegangphugang (7158 meters), Kangphugang (7170 meters ), Zongphugang (7060 meters), etc - finally Gangkar puensum, the highest peak in Bhutan at 7497 meters. Next drive to Paro visiting Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress of the country built in 1627 on the way. Evening stroll around the area. Night stay will be at Hotel Namsey / Tashi Namgay Resort or similar in Paro.
Day 05: Departure – Transfer from Paro to Phuentsholling
Highlights: Visit to Chapcha
Destination: Phuentsholling (180 KM)
Early morning after breakfast transfer from Paro to Jaigaon / Phuentsholling. A drive of nearly 180 kilometers, a drive of approximately 6 ½ - 7 hours . After breakfast transfer to Phuentsholing. On the way take a short stop at Chuzom, the confluence of Paro and Thimphu Rivers with three different styles of stupas adorn this confluence. Drive further through Chapcha and later take glimpse of famous Chukha Dam and the magnificent Vince waterfall before Gedu town. Arrive Phuenthsoling by evening and check into the hotel. Evening free to stroll around the area. Night stay at hotel in Phuentsholing.
Day 06: Departure and Transfer to NJP / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction)
Destination: Njp / Bagdogra / Tenzing Norgay (170 KM)
Morning after breakfast transfer to Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction). Nearly 170 kilometers 6 hours’ drive. Forwarding Journey.
|Package Options||Cost/Person||EMI Option|
|Single Entry (group of 21 to 25 persons)||₹ 16,257||EMI starts* ₹ 1,444|
|Single Entry (group of 16 to 20 persons)||₹ 18,466||EMI starts* ₹ 1,641|
|Single Entry (group of 10 to 15 persons)||₹ 19,413||EMI starts* ₹ 1,725|
|Single Entry (group of 7 to 9 persons)||₹ 20,992||EMI starts* ₹ 1,865|
|Single Entry (group of 3 to 6 persons)||₹ 22,570||EMI starts* ₹ 2,005|
|Single Entry (group of 2 persons)||₹ 24,306||EMI starts* ₹ 2,160|
- Extra Bed: ₹ 1,105
- Single Supplement: ₹ 8,207
- Children 5-11 Yrs. in Parent’s Room: ₹ 10,416
- Accommodation on twin Sharing Basis.
- Exclusive Non a/c vehicle for transfers & sightseeing.
- Please brief to guest that vehicle will not be at disposal it will be available to guest as per itinerary only (point to point basis)
- All permit fees & hotel taxes (as per itinerary).
- Rates are valid for Indian nationals only.
- Air Fare / Train fare.
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, tips & gratuity, mineral water, soft & hard drinks, rafting, rock climbing, paragliding, joy ride (Toy Train), porterage.
- Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary.
- Entrance fees & guide charges.
- Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc (to be borne by the client, which is 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.
- Travel Insurance.
- Anything which is not include in the inclusion.
Terms & Conditions
- Minimum Cancellation is Rs. 2000 per Head.
- 25% Between 30-20 Days Before Tour Departure.
- 50% Between 20-10 Days Before Tour Departure.
- 75% Between 10-05 Days Before Tour Departure.
- 100% on the Same Day & No show.
Tips, Hints, Precautions
Permit require for Tsomgo Lake. It is mandatory that guest should carry 04 copies of pass – port size photograph, original photo ID proof with photo copy (identity card – Voter ID card/Pass-port/Driving License etc) for processing the permit.
Permit also require for traveling to North Sikkim (Lachung & Lachen). Requires 02 more copies of passport size photographs along with original photo ID proof.
The above mentioned hotels will be confirmed as per the room availability. Otherwise we will confirm similar category.
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