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BHUTAN - 06 Nights 07 Days
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Duration : 6 Nights / 7 Days

Destination Covered : Thimphu, Paro, Punakha, Wangdue Phodrang

Tour Activities : Adventure, Hill Stations & Valleys

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Thimphu, Paro and Punakha Tour Overview

Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern edge, is known for its monasteries, fortresses (or dzongs) and dramatic landscapes that range from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. In the High Himalayas, peaks such as 7,326m Jomolhari are popular trekking destinations. Paro Taktsang monastery (also known as Tiger’s Nest) clings to cliffs above the forested Paro Valley.

Thimphu, Paro and Punakha Tour Itinerary

Day 1
After breakfast, you would be driven to Paro. On the way, stop at Immigration Check Point in Hongtsho Village to return the permit which was stamped earlier. Enroute stop at Tamchog Lhakhang, situated between Thimphu and Paro built in the 13th century by Thangthong Gyalpo also known as the Iron bridge builder. Continue your drive to Paro. On arrival at Paro visit Ta Dzong, an ancient watch tower overlooking Rimpung Dzong built in 1951 now converted into national museum; Nemi Zam Bridge, also known as Nya Mey Zam Bridge is a traditional covered cantilever bridge connecting the Paro town to the Dzong and Kyichu Lakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred temples of Bhutan. Later check in at the hotel. Evening free for leisure.

Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Meal Plan: Breakfast| Lunch| Dinner
Day 2
After breakfast you would be taken for tour of Thimphu City. You would be visiting Kuensel Phodrang, the gigantic Buddha Dordenma Statue located atop a hill offering magnificent view of Thimphu Town; National Memorial Chorten, a Stupa built in 1974 to honor the third King, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck circumambulated by people offering prayers; Folk Heritage Museum, traditional house giving an insight to the Bhutanese lifestyle and artifacts from the rural households; Changangkha Lhakhang, one of the oldest temple in Thimphu and Motithang Takin Reserve, a wildlife reserve centre for Takin, the national animal of Bhutan. In the evening visit Tashichho Dzong, Fortress of the Glorious Religion. This impressive fortress houses some ministries, His Majesty’s secretariat, and the central monk body. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.

Meal Plan: Breakfast| Lunch| Dinner
Day 3
(Distance: 77 kms. / Driving Time: 3 hrs. / Altitude of Punakha: 1310 mts.)

After breakfast, you will be driven to Punakha, the former capital of Bhutan. On the way, stop at Immigration Check Point in Hongtsho Village to get the permit stamped which is to be returned in your return journey. Later halt at Dochula Pass, situated at an altitude of 3,100 mts. From here on a clear sunny day, you get a magnificient view of the himalayas. The landmarks around the pass includes 108 Druk Wangyal Stupas built under the patronage of Queen Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuk. Continue your drive to Punakha / Wangdue. On arrival in Punakha visit Punakha Dzong, one of the most beautiful dzongs of Bhutan located at the confluence of Mo Chhu and Po Chhu Rivers built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and Chimmi Lhakhang also known as “The Temple of Fertility” built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley, “Devine Mad Man”. It is a short hike of around 30 – 45 minutes. Later check in at the hotel.

Evening is free for leisure.

Overnight at the hotel in Punakha / Wangdue.

Meal Plan: Breakfast| Lunch| Dinner
Day 4
(Distance: 140 kms. / Driving Time: 5 hrs. / Altitude of Paro: 2280 mts.)

After breakfast, you would be driven to Paro. On the way, stop at Immigration Check Point in Hongtsho Village to return the permit which was stamped earlier. Enroute stop at Tamchog Lhakhang, situated between Thimphu and Paro built in the 13th century by Thangthong Gyalpo also known as the Iron bridge builder. Continue your drive to Paro. On arrival at Paro visit Ta Dzong, an ancient watch tower overlooking Rimpung Dzong built in 1951 now converted into national museum; Nemi Zam Bridge, also known as Nya Mey Zam Bridge is a traditional covered cantilever bridge connecting the Paro town to the Dzong and Kyichu Lakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred temples of Bhutan. Later check in at the hotel. Evening free for leisure.

Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Meal Plan: Breakfast| Lunch| Dinner
Day 5
After breakfast visit Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest), home of gods and monks located at an altitude of 3100m in the Upper Paro Valley, Bhutan. As per legend, Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery. The hike to the Monastery takes about 5 – 6 hours to complete. As the hike to Taktsang Monastery is steep coupled with stiff stairs, it is not recommended to take the hike with small children and elderly people. On the way drive past Drukgel Dzong, a Buddhist monastery built by Tenzin Drukdra in 17th century to commemorate the victory of the Bhutanese over the invaders from Tibet it is now in ruins. At present renovation of the Dzong is under progress. Evening is free for leisure.

Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Meal Plan: Breakfast| Lunch| Dinner
Day 6
(Distance: 35 kms. One way / Driving Time: 2 hrs. / Altitude of Chele-La-Pass: 3810 mts.)

After breakfast, you would be taken for an excursion to Chele La Pass, the highest motorable pass in Bhutan and seperates Paro Valley and the Haa Valley. The ride passes through lush valleys, pine and rhododendron forest. On a clear day, the pass provides splendid view of mountains Jomolhari and Jichu Drake. Here you will see sundreds of colorful prayer flags fluttering in the winds. From here you can also see Paro Valley on side and Haa Valley on the other. The pass is also rich in Bhutanese Flora and birdlife. It also offers some beautiful short treks. Later return back to the hotel. Evening is free for leisure.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Paro.

Meal Plan: Breakfast| Lunch| Dinner
Day 7
Breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to Paro Airport for Departure Flight.

Depart Paro by Bhutan Airlines B3 700 at 1035 Hrs. Arrive Kolkata Airport at 1115 Hrs. connect to Indigo 6E 994 at 1510 Hrs. Arrive Bangalore at 1745 Hrs.

Meal Plan: Breakfast

More Details about Thimphu, Paro and Punakha Tour

Inclusions

  • AP (Room + Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  • Hotel
  • TOUR COST INCLUDES:
  • Bhutan Airlines Ticket Cost for CCU/PBH/PBH/CCU
  • 06 Nights’ Accommodation on Twin /Double room sharing basis in Bhutan Tour (02 Nights Thimpu,01 Night Punakha, 03 Nights Paro)
  • Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner at Hotel, Lunch at Local Restaurant.
  • Exclusive Non-AC Private vehicles for all transfers & sightseeing as per itinerary. (Not at Disposal Basis)
  • All permit fees & hotel taxes applicable (as per itinerary).
  • Entrance Fees for museums and monuments (as per itinerary).
  • Tour Guide Service at Destination
  • 1 Water Bottle Per Person Per Day
  • Applicable GST

Exclusions

  • Domestic Flight Ticket Cost for BLR/CCU/CCU/BLR
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone bills, bar bills, tips & gratuity, cost for other activities such as rafting, rock climbing, paragliding, porterage, etc
  • Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any cost arising due to unforeseen contingencies such as landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc. Such expenses will have to be paid directly.
  • 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.
  • Anything which is not included in the inclusion

Payments Terms

  • * 20% Advance Percentage of total booking amount
  • * Airfare/Transport fare to be paid full at one time in advance.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

  • * Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount.
  • * Retention Amount varies as per the number of days left before your package start date.
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