Onward Destination / Delhi – N.J.P Rly. Station / Bagdogra Airport – Phuentsholing : On arrival at N.J.P Rly. Station / IXB Bagdogra airport you will be received by our Professional representative with a traditional welcome and proceed for Phuentsholing (980 ft. /142 km/3 hours) ,through the lush green as well as most beautiful Tea garden in Duars.On arrival at Phuentsholing, The most rapidly growing town in Bhutan checks in into the premium hotel. Overnight stay is at Phuentsholing.
After lunch proceeds for Thimphu which is 5 hours drive.On a short drive visit Kharbandi Gompa to get a breathtaking view of Phuentsholing also the Indian plains. Being the nature loving and friendly with the Guest we stop our journey on the way time to time to see & feel the Bhutan Himalayan scenery. We will take a tea break and again start our journey on the way we will reach the highest point of about 2800m/9,185ft. Before reaching Thimphu again we will stop to visit Simtokha Dzong. On arrival at Thimphu check in at hotel & you will be taken care by our hotel’s premium hospitality. Overnight stay is at Thimphu.
After breakfast we will start our day with the visit to:
After breakfast drive to Punakha with a stop at Dochula pass (3080m).Here we can view and admire the Chorten, Mani wall, and prayer flags which decorates the highest point on the road. If the sky is clear, the following peaks can be visible from this pass(left to right): Masagang(7,158m), Tshendagang(6,960m), Terigang(7,060m),Jejegangphugang(7,158), Kangphugang (7,170m),Zongphugang(7,060m),a table mountain dominates the isolated region of Lunana- finally Gangkar puensum, the highest peak in Bhutan at 7,497m. We will have pack lunch on the way. After that we will visit to Chimi Lhakhang which is a short hike. Chimi Lakhang Temples lies in the fertile Lobesa villge of Punakha Valley. The temple is dedicated to the divine madman-Saint Drukpa Kuenley and the temple is also known as the Temple of Fertility. Later in evening, return back to hotel. Overnight stay is at Thimpu.
After having scrumptious breakfast
we will visit to Punakha Dzong. It is situated near two rivers-- the Pho Chu
(Male River) and Mo Chu (Female River.) Asia has a rich tradition of river
personification. Punakha Dzong is one of the largest Dzongs in Bhutan. Take the
suspension bridge to arrive at the Dzong. Punakha Dzong was initially called
Druk Pungthang or Dechen Phodrang (Palace of Great Happiness), for many years
until the second king of Bhutan assumed power. Punakha Dzong happened to be the
seat of the Government for a long time.
After that we will drive to Paro. Lunch will
be at Paro. After lunch we will be going for sightseeing at:
National Museum, housed in the Ta Dzong (watchtower). Here an intriguing collection of artifacts provide a wonderful introduction to the rich culture and heritage of the Kingdom.
Paro Dzong, a fine example of Bhutanese historic architecture. From the Dzong, walk further down to Nyamai Zampa, a traditional cantilever bridge.
Today after the leisurely breakfast we will proceed for an excursion to the famous place called Taktshang Monastery (5hrs hike) Taktshang Monastery (Tiger Nest) is located at top of about 800 meter cliff in Paro. It takes slightly more than an hour and a half to reach the monastery on foot from the nearest road point. Taktshang or the Tigers lair as the monastery is widely regarded is one of the most important in Bhutan. Its history is associated with the visit of Guru Padmasambhava, the Indian saint who came to Bhutan in the 8th century AD. The cave was named Taktshang after Guru Rinpoche flew into the cave from Kurtoe Singye Dzong in eastern Bhutan riding on a tigress. Later in 1692 the fourth Druk Desi Tenzin Rabgye started to construct monastery and finally completed after three years in 1694.“Trip to Bhutan is never complete without climbing to Taktshang”, says one tourist. Indeed it’s true as the journey there fills you with spiritual bliss. On the way back into town visit: Drugyel Dzong, this Dzong, with a delightful village nestling at its foot, was built in 1646 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to commemorate his victory over Tibetan invaders. Historically and strategically this Dzong withstood all its glory and was featured in 1914 vide National Geographic Magazine. On a clear day, one can see view of Mount. from the dzong. Evening will walk around Paro city where you will get opportunity to find out some unique Bhutanese Handicraft in the local shop. Overnight is at Paro.
After early breakfast, embark for Phuentsholing (6 hours).Overnight stay is at Phuentsholing.
Like all good things, your Bhutan tours will come to an end. We will be happy to see you back.
|No of Days||Charges|
|35 Days or more prior to the date of departure||Deposit Amount|
|34 – 25 Days||25 % of Tour Cost|
|24 – 15 Days||50 % of Tour Cost|
|14 – 10 Days||75 % of Tour Cost|
|10 days of less prior to the date of departure||100 % of Tour Cost|
Note: In case of Cancellation you would be provided Credit note after cancellation charges which can be utilized in any International Tour within the period of 1 year.