Overview

Nestled in the Eastern Himalayas between China and India, the small Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan opened itself to the outside world only in 1960s. Hithertho, it had been largely mysterious even to its neighbours but abandoning its self-imposed policy of isolation had it grappling to find a precarious balance between modernization and the preservation of its culture and traditions.However, it does seem that Bhutan has found the perfect balance between the two and now though it is making tremendous developments in all sectors, it also manages to hold onto its unique identity that makes it unlike any other country in the world with a population of just over 0.7 million.

7 Nights 8 Days 20 Sep, 21 Sep, 22 Sep, and more Siliguri, West Bengal
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • 7 Nights Deluxe Accomodation in Phuentsholing,Thimphu, Punakha, Paro & Siliguri in Triple Sharing Basis
  • 2 Rooms with 2 Extra Mattress.
  • Daily Breakfast in Hotels.
  • Exclusive Vehicle for the entire Tour (ex. NJP/Bagdogra)
  • Permit Charges.

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Any Meals
  • Any Air/Train Fare
  • Any kind of drinks (alcoholic/non alcoholic)
  • Personal Expences.
  • Porter Charges (if any)
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.
  • GST
Highlights
What makes this tour special

Day 01 : Pickup & Transfer to Phuentsholing

Day 02 : Phuentsholing to Thimphu

Day 03 : Thimphu Sightseeig

Day 04 : Thimphu to Punakha Sightseeing

Day 05 : Punakha to Paro Sightseeing

Day 06 : Paro Sightseeing

Day 07 : Paro to Siliguri via Phuentsholing

Day 08 : Siliguri to NJP/Bagdogra Drop

Itinerary

Day 1 : Welcome on arrival at Bagdogra & transfer to Phuentsholling (Bhutan). Approx. 175 kms & a journey of 4 hours. Overnight at Phuentsholling.

Meals : N/A

Day 2 : After issue of permits transfer to Thimpu. Thimphu is spectacularly scenic. Magnificent monasteries and stupas in the valleys and mountain tops. Experience the "Last Buddhist Himalayan Kingdom" on Earth and take precious memories back home. Overnight Thimphu.

Meals : Breakfast 

Day 3 : Purchase world's most beautiful postage stamps, collector's items and postcards at face value from general post office which is right next to Bhutan National Bank. Visit Arts and crafts school where one can see young children at work. Visit Traditional Medicine Institute where the ancient healing arts are still practiced. Visit Memorial Chorten built in 1974 to honor memory of Late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, popularly known as the Father of Modern Bhutan. A multi-storied stupa (Chorten) that will introduce you to the vitality of Tantric Buddhism. Observe traditional paper making from Daphnia and Edgeworthia shrub to the finished product and purchase some beautiful writing sets from the factory. Visit Botanical garden (Zoo) where one can see Takin, the National wild animal of Bhutan. Drive up to view point and take a hike beyond to see the clear picture of Thimphu Valley. Downtown Thimphu on foot visiting Handicrafts Emporium and other Arts & Crafts stores. Buy stunning kiras which can be used as bed covers or wall decoration, jewelleries and many more. Overnight Thimphu.  

Meals : Breakfast 

Day 4 : Morning, drive to Punakha Valley. Afternoon, sightseeing in and around Punakha and Wangdi Towns including visits to the Dzongs (Fortress). Punakha was the old capital of Bhutan and it is still the winter residence of Central Monastic Body. Punakha Dzong is the most Magnificent and Largest Dzong in Bhutan located beautifully in between the two largest rivers of Bhutan. Overnight at Punakha.

Meals : Breakfast 

Day 5 : After Breakfast, start your journey back towards Paro with some nature sightseeing en-route. After lunch, continue your journey towards Paro for Overnight.

Meals : Breakfast

Day 6 : Morning, hike to Taktsang Monastery view point (optional). Taktsang, meaning "Tiger's nest," is built around a cave in which Guru Rimpoche (Padmasambhava/Second Buddha) mediated, clings seemingly impossible to a cliff of rock at 3,000 feet above the valley floor. For the local people it is a place of pilgrimage, but for a tourist, a hike up to the view point opposite the monastery is exhausting, thrilling and mystical. The legend has it that Guru Rimpoche is said to have flown to the site of the monastery on the back of a tigress from Tibet and meditated in the cave there for three months. One can also continue the hike and visit the Monastery.OR  After lunch drive from Paro to Haa Valley across Chelela Pass is spectacularly scenic. If the weather is clear, you can see clear view of snow capped Mount Jomolhari and Jichu Drake as well as other Bhutanese Himalayan Peaks. You can also encounter some wind animals and  pheasants on the road. Haa Valley is very unique and totally different from other places in Bhutan. Return to Paro for Overnight.

Meals : Breakfast 

Day 7 : After breakfast transfer to Siliguri enrouting Phuentsholling (Paro to Phuntsholling approx. 6 hours drive & further 4 hours drive to Siliguri. Overnight at Siliguri.

Meals : Breakfast 

Day 8 : After breakfast check out hotel & transfer to NJP/Bagdogra for your onward journey. Tour Ends with lovely memories.

Meals : Breakfast 

Pickup point
Directions.
Bagdogra Airport, Siliguri, West Bengal, India View on Map