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Overview

Trip Location: Thimphu

Starting Point: Bagdogra Airport[IXB]/Railway Station [NJP]
End Point:
Bagdogra Airport[IXB]/Railway Station [NJP]

Highlights of the Trip:
- Go on a road trip through one of the highest motorable passes in Bhutan, Chele La Pass(3988m)
- Set the camera zoom and capture the black-necked cranes at Phobjikha Valley
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Indulge yourself in a hike up to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery viewpoint
- Explore Punakha, the city of culture and festivity
- Stop to smell the fragrance flowing in the air along the botanical paradise
- Experience Bhutan’s natural wonders first-hand

About the Destination:

Engraved deeply into the souls of its people, is the cultural legacy of Bhutan. Apart from its timeless fortresses and monasteries, sublime forests and waterfalls, mighty Himalayan ranges and mountain trails, the flora and fauna they preserve so dearly is a sight to sore eyes. On this tour, explore not only the well-known tourist attractions but also the natural wonders of Bhutan.

About the trip:
- The Bhutan Gate stands ajar pass through it and hit Thimphu, the capital city to discover how Bhutan is achieving its dream to modernize slowly. Soak in the diverse art forms meet Takins then head on an excursion to Punakha, a town at the intersection of Pho and Mo Chuu rivers where one can witness Bhutanese culture vividly.
- From here, descend towards beautiful bowl-shaped Phobjikha Valley where you can spot a large flock of black-necked cranes and the 17th century Gangtey monastery. Next, take a break in Paro, experience the pause in Rinpung Dzong, behold Tiger’s Nest Monastery, and slowly drift in the whim of worldly peace.
- Then, spin on the curvy trails, wind through the rugged terrains moving towards Paro. Stop by the Chele La Pass, the botanical paradise which is perched at an elevation of 3988m. On the six-hour drive, soothe your soul with the sterling Himalayan backdrop on the way, reach Phuentsholing, explore few more attractions and then end the journey.

Note: Cost is for min. 2 pax. Hit the send inquiry to get discounted prices for 2 or more people traveling together.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Pick Up From New Jalpaiguri Railways Station[NJP]/Bagdogra Airport [IXB]

    Pick-up from Bagdogra Airport[IXB]/Railway Station [NJP]

    Travel across beautiful hilly roads towards Phuentsholing

    Complete the formalities for required tourist permits

    Relax after the hectic day

    Overnight stay at Phuentsholing

  • Day 2 - Phuentsholing to Thimphu (147 km)

    Indulge in natural sightseeing along the ride towards Thimphu

    Snake through the serpentine roads

    Take a break at the Chukha dam and relish the top view

    On arrival, check-in to the hotel

    Overnight stay at Thimphu

  • Day 3 - Thimphu Day Sightseeing

    Head on a sightseeing tour today

    Visit Tashichho Dzong, one of the popular and biggest landmarks in Thimphu

    Cover Thimphu National Museum, School of Arts & Crafts, Handicrafts & Textile Museum, National Library, Handmade Paper Factory, Semtokha Dzong,

    Look out for the National Flag Hoisting here

    Explore Memorial Chorten, the monument that is dedicated to World Peace

    Sit in the calming views at Buddha Point

    Meet the Takin, the national animal of Bhutan in the local Takin Reserve

    Also, visit Changlimithang Monasteries, BBS Tower, and Thimphu Dzong[View Point]

    Overnight stay at Thimphu

  • Day 4 - Excursion to Punakha

    Grab some breakfast and root for a scenic three-hour drive to Punakha

    Stop by the beautiful memorial, Dochu La Pass that is framed by 108 Stupas

    In the former capital cover following attractions: Khamsum Yulley Namgyel Chorten, Chimi Lhakhang monasteries, and Wangdue Phodrang

    Set forth on an hour-long trek to the Druk Wangyal Lhakhang

    Do not miss the Punakha Dzong also known as the Palace of Great Happiness

    End the tour and stay overnight at Punakha

  • Day 5 - Punakha to Phobjikha (82 km)

    Have some breakfast

    Descend towards the Valley of Black-Necked Cranes

    Click some of the best pictures from the tour here

    Travel to the Gangtey Monastery which is one of the oldest monasteries lying at an elevation of 3000m

    Drive back to Punakha across the scenic landscapes

    Overnight stay in Punakha

  • Day 6 - Transfer to Paro

    Start the journey towards Paro where the only International airport of Bhutan lies

    On this four-hour drive enjoy the natural views the route towards this valley offers

    In the evening, stop by Thimphu to explore the markets

    Continue your journey towards the verdant valley

    Overnight stay at Paro

  • Day 7 - Paro Sightseeing

    Roam around the town today

    Start the sightseeing with Rinpung Dzong that means “fortress on a heap of jewels”

    Then, visit Kichulanka Monastery, one of the oldest temples that were built in the 7th century

    Excuse yourself for a trek towards the Tiger’s Nest Monastery viewpoint

    Take in the road views of monasteries

    Look out for the centuries-old Drukgyal Dzong

    Also, visit the Paro Museum and Paro Dzong

    Overnight stay in Paro

  • Day 8 - Excursion to Chele-La-Pass

    Go on a day out to Chele La Pass(elevation 3988 meters)

    Sit on a rock and take in the breathtaking views of sacred mountain Jhomolhari and Jichu Drake

    Connect with nature during the hour-long drive on the high pass that is surrounded by wild roses, purple and yellow primulas, deep blue iris and rhododendrons in a plethora of colors.

    In the evening, stroll through the market of Paro

    Overnight stay in Paro

  • Day 9 - Transfer to Phuentsholing

    After breakfast, check out from the hotel

    Visit the only International Airport of Bhutan in Paro

    Descend on a thrilling six-hour drive towards Phuentsholing

    Check out Lataguri, a town located amidst the greenery and wildlife sanctuary of Gaurmara range

    Overnight stay at Phuentsholing

  • Day 10 - Drop to Bagdogra Airport (IXB)/New Jalpaiguri Railway Station [NJP]

    After having breakfast, check from the hotel

    Depart from Phuentsholing towards Bagdogra Airport[IXB]/Railway Station [NJP]

    Return with wonderful memories

Stay

    7
  • Accommodation is based on your choice of stay on a twin-sharing basis

Activity

    7
  • Sightseeing

Other Inclusions

    7
  • Non-AC Vehicle & Non-AC Rooms
  • 7
  • Pick-up and drop from and to the airport
  • 7
  • Tour coordinator’s assistance throughout the trip
  • 7
  • Permit, toll, driver bata, fuel costs covered

Transport

    7
  • Transfer & sightseeing by Baleno or Innova based on capacity

Things To Carry

    7
  • Valid IDs
  • 7
  • Sunscreen
  • 7
  • Sunglasses
  • 7
  • Hat
  • 7
  • Camera
  • 7
  • Shoes
  • 7
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 7
  • Towels
  • 7
  • Mosquito Repellent

Advisory

    7
  • On Saturday and Sunday, the Phuentsholing Bhutan permit office is closed.
  • 7
  • The vehicle is only available for point to point services, in case of extra usage of vehicle, other than the given itinerary and inclusion will be payable on the spot by cash.
  • 7
  • Entry Fee to monuments is not included in this package.
  • 7
  • The itineraries are flexible. If unexpected events arise, there may be change plans to take advantage of the situation or deal with an issue. Please be flexible and allow the program to unfold.
  • 7
  • Guests are advised to carry luggage at their own risk.

Tour Type

    7
  • This activity can be availed as a private or group tour

Cancellation Policy

    7
  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • 7
  • If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • 7
  • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • 7
  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

Refund Policy

    7
  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

Confirmation Policy

    7
  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
  • 7
  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
  • 7
  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.

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