Bhutan 7N/8D

from/per person INR40000

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:

PHUENTSHOLING:    Tashi Namgay Grand / Similar
THIMPHU:                  White Tara / Similar
PARO:                        Tashiling hotel / similar
Punakha :                  premakarpo / similar 
DETAILED ITINERARY:
  • NJP-PHUENTSHOLING

    On arrival at IXB Bagdogra airport you will be received by our representative, who will be waiting outside well come and proceed for Phuentsholing (980 ft./142 km/3 hours), through the lush green as well as most beautiful Tea garden in Dooars. On arrival at Phuentsholing, The most rapidly growing town in Bhutan checks in at your hotel.  O/N at Phuentsholing. (DINNER)

  • PHUENTSHOLING-THIMPHU

    After breakfast proceeds for Thimphu which is 6 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. On the way we will reach the highest point of about 2800 m/9,185 ft. On arrival at Thimphu check in at hotel & you will be taken care by our hotel’s premium hospitality.O/N at Thimphu. ( B/L/D)

  • THIMPHU

    After breakfast you will start your day with the visit to:

    • Buddha Point: One of the biggest Buddha in the world. It was constructed through donations from devotees all around the world.
    • Motithang Mini Zoo : A preserve center of the Takin – The national animal of Bhutan
    • National Library : Storage of all kind of ancient books of Buddhist culture.
    • Folk Heritage Museum: It is one of the oldest traditional houses. This house has been around 150 years old. The Folk Heritage Museum with a three storied, 19thcentury traditional house provides you a glimpse of the Bhutanese lifestyle, and artifacts from the rural households.
    • Tashichodzong: The beautiful medieval fortress/monastery which houses most of the government’s office and King’s Throne room.O/N at Thimphu  ( B/L/D)

  • THIMPHU-PUNAKHA-THIMPHU

    After early breakfast drive to day excursion to Punakha with a stop at Dochula Pass (approx. 3080m). Here we can view and admire the Chorten, Mani wall, and prayer flags which decorates the highest point on the road,After that drive to visit- 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 lunch drive back to Thimphu. Check in hotel & O/N at Thimphu.
    (B/L/D) LUNCH WILL BE PACKED

  • THIMPHU-PARO

    Early morning we will visit to drive to Paro. On arrival check in hotel. En route visit Paro Dzong,    National Museum :(open till 4 pm) 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.O/N at Paro. ( B/L/D)

  • PARO

    After an early breakfast you will proceed for an excursion to the famous place called Taktsang Monastery or Tiger Nest (5hrs to 6 hrs hike {up and down}).( B/L/D)  The people who will not able to visit Tiger Nest we have some other places to be visit:
    1.  Kyichu Lhakhang:(open till 5 pm) It was built sometimes in mid 7th century by the Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo. It is believed to be one of the 108 temples built to subdue a demoness residing in the Himalayas. It is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan.
    2.   Drukgyel dzong: Drukgyal Dzong was one of the four principal Dra Dzongs (defense fortress). Accounts differ on the founder of Drukgyal Dzong. It is said to have been caused by the fire when a butter lamp fell in the central tower. Only the ruins of giant walls, charred gigantic wooden posts, beams and watch towers can be seen of what was once an important fortress that repelled several invasions from the north. ( B/L/D)

  • PARO-PHUENTSHOLING

    After breakfast you will drive to Phuentsholing (approx.176km.)O/N at Phuentsholing. ( B/L/D)LUNCH WILL BE PACKED

  • Drop to your onward destination

    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 included
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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 phote have to carry
If onlne 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.