Bhutan 5N/6D

from/per person INR27000

Package Details

Simtokha Dzong / National Memorial Chorten / Buddha Point / Painting school / Folk Heritage Museum / National Textile Museum / Tashichodzong / Dochula pass / Punakha Dzong / Pho Chu (Male River) and Mo Chu (Female River.) / National Museum / Paro Dzong / Taktshang Monastery(Tiger Nest)

Hotel to be used:
THIMPHU:               White Tara / Similar
PARO:                     Tashiling hotel / similar
Punakha:                 premakarpo / similar 





DETAILED ITINERARY:
  • Paro to Thimphu

    Arrive paro airport & proceeds for Thimphu which is 1hours drive. On arrival at Thimphu check in at hotel & you will be taken care by our hotel’s premium hospitality. Overnight stay in Thimphu.

  • THIMPHU

    After breakfast we will start our day with the visit to:

    • National Memorial Chorten which is continuously circumambulated by the faithful, murmuring mantras and spinning their prayer wheels. Construction of this landmark was the idea of Bhutan’s third king, His Majesty JigmeDorjiWangchuck (“the father of modern Bhutan”) who had wished to erect a monument to world peace and prosperity. Completed in 1974 after his untimely death, it serves both as a memorial to the Late King and as a monument to peace.
    • Buddha Point: One of the biggest Buddha in the world. It was constructed through donations from devotees all around the world
    • Painting school: It’s a non profitable organization established by government to encourage the youth into the unique arts and crafts.
    • Folk Heritage Museum: It is one of the oldest traditional houses. This house has been around 150 years old. It once belonged to one of the affluent family. Government has converted the house into museum in 2001 in Thimphu providing visitors and tourists with fascinating insights into the Bhutanese material culture and way of life. The Folk Heritage Museum with a three storied, 19th century traditional house provides you a glimpse of the Bhutanese lifestyle, and artifacts from the rural households. One can come across typical household objects, tools and equipments.
    After lunch we will visit:
    • National Textile Museum: National Textile Museum which was opened in June 2001 is worth a leisurely visit to get to know the living of national art of weaving. Changing exhibitions introduce the major weaving techniques, styles of local dress and textiles made by women and men. The small shop features work from the renowned weaving centre in LhuntsheDzongkhag, in north-eastern Bhutan.
    • Tashichodzong: The beautiful medieval fortress/monastery which houses most of the government’s office and King’s Throne room. It is also the summer residence of Je khenpo, the Chief Abbot. The fortress is opened
    • from 9am till 5pm during weekends and during weekdays it’s open after 5pm till 6pm.

  • Drive to Punakha

    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(7,158m),Kangphugang(7,170m), Zongphugang(7,060m),a table mountain dominates the isolated region of Lunana- finally Gangkarpuensum, the highest peak in Bhutan at 7,497m. We will have lunch on the way. After that we will visit to ChimiLhakhang which is a short hike. ChimiLakhang Temples lies in the fertile Lobesavillge of Punakha Valley. The temple is dedicated to the divine madman-Saint DrukpaKuenley and the temple is also known as the Temple of Fertility. Check in hotel

  • Drive to Paro

    After having scrumptious breakfast we will visit to PunakhaDzong. It is situated near two rivers-- the Pho Chu (Male River) and Mo Chu (Female River.) Asia has a rich tradition of river personification. PunakhaDzong is one of the largest Dzongs in Bhutan. Take the suspension bridge to arrive at the Dzong. PunakhaDzong was initially called DrukPungthang or DechenPhodrang (Palace of Great Happiness), for many years until the second king of Bhutan assumed power. PunakhaDzong 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 a 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.
    ·         ParoDzong, a fine example of Bhutanese historic architecture. From the Dzong, walk further down to NyamaiZampa, a traditional cantilever bridge.

  • Paro

    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 KurtoeSingyeDzong in eastern Bhutan riding on a tigress. Later in 1692 the fourth DrukDesi 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: DrugyelDzong, this Dzong, with a delightful village nestling at its foot, was built in 1646 by ZhabdrungNgawangNamgyal 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. Jumolhari 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 at Paro.

  • Drop to your on ward destination

    After breakfast proceed to paro airport .Like all good things, your Bhutan tours will come to an end. We will be happy to see you back.

TOUR COST INCLUDES:
  • All accommodation Twin sharing/Single
  • Transfer & sightseeing by Non AC Coaster.
  • Guide in all Buses. 
  • Meal Plan APAI (Starts with Dinner and Ends with Packed Lunch )with 1lit Package drinking water per day per person . 
  • Transportation on point to point basis. Not disposal basis.
  • Rates are valid for Indian national only. 
  • Vehicle: Non AC Coaster (SHARED BY 16 PAX)  

TOUR COST DOES NOT INCLUDES:
  • Applicable 5% GST 
  • Airfare/train fare 
  • Travel Insurances 
  • Camera Fees and Any other Personal Expenses, Rafting Charges. 
  • Anything which is not mentioned in the inclusion
  • ANY Entry fees
  • Any items not mention in inclusion
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Cancellation Policy
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.

For online visa we require passport copy minimum 6 month validity For off line  voter id & 2 passport size photo have to carry If online visa done client have to carry original passport
Issues in Bhutan

Immigration process
: All Indian tourists will have to acquire a permit to enter Bhutan and the immigration formalities are quite strict in the country. The immigration office is at Phuentsholing, and the ideal time to acquire the permit will take 2/3 hours. However it will also depend on the rush available on that particular day and also the pending permits issued from the previous day, so it might take a maximum of 5 hours too. Without acquiring these permits, tourists will not be allowed to travel ahead of Phuentsholing as they are checked at about 3 check posts on the way.
 

Smoking
: Bhutan has strictly banned smoking in the country and anybody caught smoking or carrying cigarettes will have to suffer heavy penalties at the hands of the Royal Bhutan Police (RBP). Drinking however is allowed but misdemeanours and erratic behaviour after drinking and that too at public places will be considered an offence.
 

Local Timings :
 The Bhutan Standard time is half an hour ahead of Indian Standard Time (e.g: if it is 5.30 pm in India then it is 6.00 pm at Bhutan) and all the timings at Bhutan whether office, restaurant, sightseeing spots opening and closing times are according to BST.
 

Indian Food :
 Although the cooks are learning, most of them in the hotels are not well accustomed with Indian food items so the taste of the same food items in India to that made in Bhutan may be different. Also, chapatis and rotis etc may not be upto the standard expected all the time.
 

Bhutanese Dish :
 People in Bhutan usually have sparse meals compared to Indian meals. The traditional dishes are usually made with cheese (yak or cow milk) and chillies. It would be advisable to observe caution if your palette does not agree to spicy food or if you are lactose intolerant. However, rest assured the traditional Bhutanese is much healthier than average Indian cuisine.
 

Sweet Dish :
 Bhutan traditionally has no system of having any dessert items after meals. So expect to find tinned fruits or tinned rasgullas etc only for dessert most of the time. Also, the items in dessert usually will be less in quantity since these tinned items are imported from India or other foreign nations and they are very high priced.
 

Language :
 The Bhutanese people ideally know these four languages: Dzongkha, Nepali, English and Hindi. Thanks to the Television, people are learning Hindi well nowadays although they are not yet well versed, but most Bhutanese folks will be able to answer to you in English at least.
 

People :
 Bhutan is comparatively a laid back country and the people there are happy with what they have. The hospitality industry is picking up pace in the recent years but the level of efficiency may not be similar compared to the rest of the world. So while dealing with any hotel/restaurant staff or shopkeepers etc please try to maintain patience as they may be slow in their work but will ultimately get the work done.
 

Roads :
 The road conditions are comparatively good throughout Bhutan except for the roads to Punakha and Bumthang. However, Bhutan being a fully hilly country, expect the roads to have twists and turns all throughout; so the people who have travel sickness or vomiting tendencies during travel are requested to take caution.
 

Traffic :
 The traffic rules are very strict and the drivers always have to maintain a strict speed limit. As such, the tourists are requested to maintain timings as suggested by the tour leaders and guides during the tour so as to complete all the sightseeings and reach each destination within time. Also, you have to expect a few yards to reach the sightseeing spots, as the vehicles will be able to take you only to the allowable points or parking spaces.
 

Taktshang Monastery :
 This is one of the most popular sightseeing spots at Bhutan and is located atop a hill. However, to reach it, one has to hike for about 2-3 hours up and about 2 hours down (so people with arthritis, heart, breathing problems and senior citizens are advised to observe caution and if possible refrain to go on this hike).
 

En route Tea/ Coffee :
 The traditional tea/ coffee at Bhutan is essentially buttered tea (suja) which would not always suit the Indian stomachs. There usually are not many proper traditional tea shops at Bhutan so do not expect to find many on the way either. Also too many unscheduled halts on the way would mean missing out on some sightseeing spots. It is suggested therefore to have the tea/ coffee offered every evening at the hotel where you shall be staying.
 

Shopping :
 During your tour, you will have the option of visiting the markets at Thimphu and Paro. You will find more traditional items at the market at Paro while you can also visit the handicraft market at Thimphu provided you were able to finish the rest of the sightseeing spots before. However, most of the goods are either imported or hand-made, so in comparison to many markets in India, the products will be high priced, in addition the shopkeepers do not bargain much.

 
En route washrooms : The population of Bhutan is very much less as compared to India so most of the road ways connecting the different districts (dzongkhags) will seems to be deserted but full of natural sceneries. As such, there are not many washrooms enroute or even if they do exist, they are not well maintained because there are not enough people there to act as caretakers. There are however washrooms at the enroute lunch sites and/ or sightseeing spots that you shall visit. You are therefore advised to consult the guide in advance so as to negate any discomfort during your travel.  

Dress Code :
 Bhutan is a Buddhist country and most of the sightseeing spots have some or the other religious significance. Also since the overall outlook of Bhutan is conservative, there are some dress codes to be followed at certain sightseeing spots. Likewise In some Religious places like monasteries, Dzongs etc, you are not allowed to wear Cap/Sunglasses/Half sleeves shirt/t-shirt with round neck. If it’s half sleeve, then it should be having collared neck and if its round neck, then it should full sleeves. For more information guests are advised to consult the Guide/Driver at the start of the day’s sightseeing so as to avoid any confusion later.