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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 for a high-octane drive to the highest motorable point, Chele La Pass(3988 meters)
- Trek enthusiast or not, brave the hike up to this 325 years old monastery, the Tiger’s Nest
- Uncover the mystery behind the thousand Buddhas at the Buddha Point
- Induce a meditative mood by walking some revered slopes and behold the Haa Valley
- Weave your way within the walls of the iconic white fortress, Punakha Dzong
- Fulfill the trip to Bumthang by taking a pitstop at the Burning Lake

About the Destination:

Urbanized and preserved to the right extent, the Himalayan Kingdom houses some of the most ancient Buddhist shrines, incredible architecture, and breathtaking mountain chains where lives an astounding assortment of flora and fauna.
Come and discover by yourself the last Shangri-la on earth and sense the sorcery of this secluded kingdom.

About the trip:
- Embark on this exceptional thirteen-day journey through the iconic regions incorporating all the highlights from prayer-laden trails to scenic landscapes. Start from Thimphu, and get blown away by Bhutan’s finest cultural attractions, then turn towards Punakha and marvel at the traditional architecture and ancient monasteries.
- The next leg of the tour is Phobjikha, the U-shaped glacial valley where you get to meander along unspoiled nature trails whirling towards Bumthang which is the religious heartland of the nation and later waltzing towards Trongsa, the Vanguard of the Warriors.
- The climax of this journey is the wide and verdant valley of Paro insisting you to confront the hike of a few thousand meters that later ascends to 3,988 meters across the highest motorable pass, Chele La Pass at the Haa Valley viewpoint to the Indo-Bhutan border town where the timeless adventure ends.

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 Railway Station[NJP]/Bagdogra Airport[IXB]

    Upon arrival at Bagdogra Airport[IXB]/Railway Station [NJP], get driven to Phuentsholing

    Check-in the hotel in this offbeat little town at Indo-Bhutan border

    Haggle in the long lines for a tourist permit

    Spend the evening at your leisure

    Overnight stay at Phuentsholing

  • Day 2 - Transfer to Thimphu

    This day you travel to the capital and largest city of Bhutan, Thimphu

    Along the drive, find snow-capped mountains, waterfalls, streams and the unspoiled greenery

    Break in the trip and linger a while to stretch your legs

    Admire the top view of Chukha Dam en-route

    Once you arrive, check in to the hotel

    Overnight stay at Thimphu

  • Day 3 - Thimphu Day Sightseeing

    Meander through the colorful streets of the semi-developed markets

    Catch the glimpse of National Flag hoisting

    Take in the view of the enormous Thimphu Dzong

    Explore the Changlimithang Monasteries, Semtokha Dzong and Tashichho Dzong

    Take a stroll through the Takin Zoo and meet smiling Takins, the national animal of Bhutan

    Go for an art expedition here: National Library, Thimphu National Museum, School of Arts & Crafts, Handicrafts & Textile Museum, and Handmade Paper Factory

    Trail up to the Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS) Tower and watch the whole town settling in

    Overnight stay at Thimphu

  • Day 4 - Excursion to Punakha

    After having breakfast, descend towards Punakha, the former capital of Bhutan

    Traverse the winding roads to Punakha for approximately three hours

    Stop by to admire the beautiful 108 chortens built on a high mountain pass, Dochu la pass(10,171 ft)

    Pay a visit to an unusual temple, Chimi Lhakhang also known as the fertility temple

    Sit by the river confluence and immerse into the beauty of this huge white castle, the Punakha Dzong

    End the excursion with an hour-long trek to Druk Wangyal Lhakhang, a walk on the hanging bridge and a visit to the Wangdue Phodrang

    Overnight stay at Punakha

  • Day 5 - Punakha to Phobjikha

    Grab some breakfast

    Make for a thrilling ride towards Phobjikha Valley with endless twists and turns

    Balm your eyes with the expanses of green in the Gangtey valley

    Visit the Gangtey monastery that is perched high on a cliff at an elevation of 3000m

    Stroll through the valley, you may end up capturing few shots of black-necked cranes

    Drive through the circuitous roads, back to Punakha

    Overnight stay at Punakha

  • Day 6 - Punakha to Bumthang & Night Stay

    Start your day with delicious breakfast

    Journey through fewer thrills but better frills to Bumthang, the second Switzerland of Bhutan

    Look out for the picturesque valleys and landscapes

    Take a few stops to stretch your legs and then continue again

    Reach the beautiful valley that consists of four mountain valleys of URA, Chumey, Tang, and Choekhor in about eight hours.

    Overnight stay at Bumthang

  • Day 7 - Bumthang Sightseeing & Night Stay

    Head on a sightseeing tour to Bumthang today

    Tour the tumbling waters of the Tang Chhu, at Mebar Tsho also known as the Burning Lake

    Explore Kurjey Monastery that is a beautiful temple complex consisting of three temples

    Go for an excursion to the Jakar Dzong or the Castle of White Birds that was built in 1667

    Look out for some of the oldest monuments in Bhutan: Jambay Lhakhang, Tamshing, Koenchog Sum Lhakhang, Jakar Lhakhang, Wangdue Choling

    Overnight stay in the calm of Bumthang

  • Day 8 - Bumthang to Trongsa via Punakha & Night Stay

    Set forth on an eight-hour drive towards Trongsa via Punakha

    Get distracted by the charming villages, pristine mountains, and historic shrines along the way

    Discover Chendebji Chorten which was built to subdue demons and evil spirits

    Explore the sprawling Trongsa Dzong, one of the most magnificent fortresses in Bhutan

    Gain insights about the art forms of ancient Bhutanese in the Ta Dzong museum

    Overnight stay in Punakha

  • Day 9 - Transfer to Paro

    After this refreshing week of traveling and sightseeing, head towards Paro

    Spend the day relishing the Himalayan passes

    Feel the mountain winds striking your face

    Reach Paro, the town that holds the only International Airport in Bhutan

    Overnight stay at Paro

  • Day 10 - Paro Sightseeing

    Today, explore Paro which is a hub of sacred sites and historical buildings

    Start the tour with Rinpung Dzong, an exemplary architecture

    Discover the Kichulanka Monastery which is one of the oldest temples built in the 7th century

    Catch sight of the Tiger’s Nest Monastery from between the clouds

    One thing not to miss is the staggering road views of monasteries

    Visit the Paro Museum, Paro Dzong and the Drukgyal Dzong

    Overnight stay in Paro

  • Day 11 - Excursion to Chele-La Pass & Night Stay

    For your third day in Paro drive up to Chele La Pass(elevation 3988 meters), one of the highest motorable pass in Bhutan presenting breathtaking views of sacred mountain Jhomolhari and Jichu Drake

    Sit on a rock and sink in the sounds of fluttering prayer flags throughout the pass

    Reach to the Haa Valley(viewpoint), a must-visit destination where nature looks at its best

    Comfort your eyes with the views of valley shrouded with wild roses, purple and yellow primulas, and rhododendrons in a plethora of colors -pale pink, deep pink, burnt orange, mauve, white and scarlet along with deep blue irises covering the forest floor

    In the evening, stroll through the dazzling markets of Paro

    Check in to the hotel

    Overnight stay in Paro

  • Day 12 - Transfer to Phuentsholing & Night Stay

    After breakfast, check out from the hotel

    Proceed for Paro International Airport sightseeing

    Drive away from this glorious country

    Descend on an enthralling six-hour drive towards Phuentsholing

    Spend the evening at your leisure

    Overnight stay at Phuentsholing

  • Day 13 - Phuentsholing to Drop New Jalpaiguri Railways Station [NJP]/ Bagdogra Airport[IXB]For onwards Journey (Tour End)

    Have some breakfast

    Check out from the hotel

    Get chauffeured to Bagdogra Airport[IXB]/Railway Station [NJP]

    Return with unforgettable 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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