DESTINATION BHUTAN




Destination: PHEU 1N + THIM 2N + PUN 2N + PAR 3N + DOOARS 1N
Duration: 09 Nights & 10 Days
Code: EWHBHT 12

Itinerary of the package :

Day 01 :: Arrival NJP/IXB  To  Pheuntsholing

Meet & Greet on arrival at NJP/IXB & transfer to Pheuntsholing – The Gateway of Bhutan by  Road from India , Pheuntsholing (also sometimes spelled Phuntsholing) is the second largest town in Bhutan (population around 40,000) and is located on the Indian border, next to the town of Jaigaon. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 02 :: Transfer to Thimphu. Sightseeing Thimphu.

After Permit, transfer to Thimphu. After check in at hotel, half day sightseeing Thimphu. Thimphu the capital city of Bhutan. Visit King’s Memorial Chorten (Monument), Chang Gangkha Monastery (one of the oldest monastery in the valley), National Zoo (contains national animal takin ), National Library (collections of holy scripts) & BBS Tower. (If Time is not Permit for  visit next day sight seeing will arrange). Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 03 :: Whole day sightseeing Thimphu. 

Visit Folk Heritage Museum, Textile Museum, School of Arts and Crafts (also known as the painting school), National Institute of Traditional Medicine, Traditional Paper Factory (made from Daphne plant). Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 04 :: Morning transfer from Thimphu to Punakha/Wangdue (via Dochula Pass). Whole day sightseeing

Morning drive (70 kms/2.30 hrs) to Wangduephodrang, with a stop en route for tea at Dochu La Pass (3,100 meters), where on a clear day you can get spectacular views of the Himalayas. In Wangdue, stop at Mehsina village & visit Chime Lhakhang – The Temple of Fertility built in 15th century by Lama Drukpa Kinley. (This monk is popularly known as the Devine madman for his philosophy, “Salvation through sex”). Afternoon drive to Punakha, the former capital of Bhutan, and visit Punakha Dzong, which is noteworthy both for being one of the most beautiful dzongs in Bhutan and also for having been built by the first Shabdrung in 1637. Overnight in Punakha. 

Day 05 :: Day excursion to Phobjikha valley. Evening back to Punakha.

Gangtey & Phobjikha- [alt. 3000m] : The valley of Gangtey is one of the most beautiful spots in Bhutan. The surprise of finding such a wide, flat valley without any trees after the hard climb through dense forests is augmented by an impression of vast space, and extremely rare experience in Bhutan where most of the valley’s are tightly enclosed. A few kilometers beyond the Gangtey Monastery, on the valley floor lays the village of Phobjikha. This place is the winter home of black necked cranes that migrate from the arid plains in the north to pass winter in milder and lower climate. Phobjikha, at an altitude of 2900 m, falls under the district of Wangduephodrang and lies on the periphery of the Black Mountain National Park, the two rivers actually represent a snake and a boar. The two animals once raced each other with an agreement that if the snake (Nakay Chhu) won, Overnight in Punakha.

Day 06 :: Morning transfer to Paro. Half day sightseeing Paro. 

Morning transfer (160 kms/4 hrs) to Paro. After lunch drive 12kms north of Paro to hike to Tango (Horse’s Head) monastery. It will take about 45 minutes to hike to the monastery. Tango Monastery is a Buddhist college, and it’s the residence of the Desi Tenzing Rabgye, a young boy who is the reincarnation of the 16th-century monk who built Tango. Overnight in Paro.

Day 07 :: Full Day Sightseeing Paro:

Visit the Ta Dzong, a circular fortress that once protected this valley from the Tibetan invasion. It is now the National Museum with an excellent collection of Bhutanese antiquities. A short drive back to the Paro Rinpung Dzong which was built and consecrated in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. This Dzong is also the administrative seat of the district of Paro and it also contains a state monastic community of about 200 members. Afternoon will drive up to visit Drugyel Dzong which is located upstream to the end of the paved road.. While coming back from Drugyel Dzong visit ‘Tiger’s Nest’ base camp & Kichu monastery. The evening ends with a walk through the Paro’s main shopping district. The local shops sell a variety of goods-groceries, textiles as well as prayer flags. Overnight in Paro.

Day 08 :: Day excursion to Chelela Pass & Back

Morning drive to Chelela Pass. Enjoy the scenic vistas from Chelela Pass (3,988 Mts.), among the highest motor able roads in Bhutan. Afternoon sightseeing of Paro & stroll down to the market. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 09 :: Morning transfer To Dooars

After check out drive to Dooars in India (190 kms/06-07 hrs). It’s  a famous Wild Life Sanctuary for one horned rhino and Indian elephant. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 10 :: Dooars To IXB/NJP

Early morning elephant ride/car safari inside the grassland (Own Cost) of Dooars  to watch the great Indian Rhino in their natural habitat. Drive to Bagdogra/NJP Station (142 kms/04 hrs)to your onward journey. –Tour end with sweet memories.

Hotel Details :

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The following points are to be noted for Child Rate:-

Children above 10+ years will be charged 100% as per Adult Rate

Children of 5+ to 10 sharing parent’s room will be charged as per CWB or CNB.

Children below 5 years complimentary.

(Hotels are very strict with the child policy. Please carry the age proof so that it can be produced when asked) 

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