Day 1. IXB – Phuentsholing – Thimphu:
Driving Distance – 150 Km. | Driving time – 5 Hr | Altitude of Thimphu – 2350 m.
On arrival in IXB, you shall be received by our representative and the drive to Phuentsholing through the Indian plains. On arrival in Phuentsholing you shall be received by your guide with “Tashi khadar”. Then process your permits and the drive to Thimphu. The travel from Phuentsholing to Thimphu shall bring you across diverse flora and fauna, beautiful landscapes and other elements of nature such as waterfalls. You shall also see hoe the plains become small foothills and then the big Himalayan slopes.
On arrival in Thimphu, explore the Thimphu town. The only capital city in the world without traffic lights. Overnight in hotel.
Day 2. Thimphu Sightseeing:
Today you would be driven in and around Thimphu covering key places of interest. After breakfast you would visit
Ø Kuensel Phodrang, the gigantic Buddha Dordenma Statue located atop a hill in Kuensel Phodrang Nature Park.
Ø National Memorial Chhorten, a Stupa built in 1974 to honor the third Druk Gyalpo, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. Every morning till night old people and young people circumambulate the Chhorten. You may choose to light butter lamps and also circumambulate around the Chorten.
Ø Zorig Chusum, Premier institute of traditional arts and crafts in Thimphu established with an objective of preserving “thirteen arts and crafts of Bhutan”.
Ø Folk Heritage, traditional house giving an insight to the Bhutanese lifestyle, and artifacts from the rural households
In the afternoon you would be taken to
Ø Sangaygang View Point, also known as BBS Tower offering panoramic view of Thimphu Town situated at an elevation of 2,685 m.
Ø Changangkha Monastery, popular fortress like temple perched on a ridge above Central Thimphu built in 15th Century by Lama Phajo Drugom Zhipo.
Ø Takin Preserve Centre, see Takin (National animal of Bhutan) It is a unique combination of Goat and an Antelope
Ø Tashichhodzong, or ‘the fortress of the glorious religion’. Initially erected in 1641 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, it was rebuilt in the 1960s during the reign of Bhutan’s third king in the traditional style, without plans or nails. It houses some ministries, His Majesty’s secretariat, and the central monk body and opens after 5 PM.
On the completion of sightseeing, you are driven back to your hotel. After relaxing for some time you shall be served with dinner. Overnight at the Hotel in Thimphu.
Day 3. Thimphu – Paro:
Driving Distance: 60 km, Driving Time: 1.5 Hr., Altitude of Paro: 2280 m
After breakfast, you would check out of the hotel to proceed to Paro. On the way stop at
Ø Tamchog Lhakhang, built by Thangthong Gyalpo in the 15th Century, Thangthong Gyalpo is also known as the iron bridge Builder. The walk the suspension iron chain bridge, the feel of the soothing breeze and river could be a great experience.
After arriving at Paro, you would be transferred to you Hotel for Check In. Post lunch, you would be taken around to visit
Ø Paro Rimpung Dzong, also known as Fortress of the heap of jewels, built during the time of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1646
Ø Ta Dzong, an ancient watch tower overlooking Rimpung Dzong built in 1951 now converted into national museum.
Evening is free for leisure activities such as Archery experience, National Dress wearing experience on direct payment basis and shopping around the Paro Town. Overnight at the Hotel in Paro.
Day 4. Paro Sightseeing and Hike to Taktsang:
After breakfast, start your day with a hike to
Ø Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s nest), the abode of gods and monks situated at an altitude of 3100m on the Upper Paro Valley, Bhutan. As per the legend, Guru Padmasambhana (Guru Rinpoche), the tantrum mystic who brought Buddhism to Bhutan, came in the form of Dorje Droloe riding a flying tigress to subdue the demon that was obstructing the spread of Buddhism in the Himalayas.
Post lunch, visit
Ø Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest monasteries in Bhutan built in the 7th century by the Tibetan Emperor Songtsen Gampo
Dinner and overnight at the Hotel in Paro.
Day 5. Phuentsholing – IXB and Departure
After breakfast, drive to Phuentsholing, change vehicles in Phuentsholing, drive to IXB and Departure.
Package Rates are per person in INR and details as below
|Please Note: Hotel is Not centrally heated – Room Heater Charges Rs.350-500/- approx. on direct payment basis|
The permits/ Visa can be directly processed by the guests from the https://visit.doi.gov.bt OR the guests may choose to apply for permit on arrival at the port of entry. If they are applying permit on arrival the SDF can be paid direcly to Immigartion department at the time of application of permit. SDF payable is as mentioned below. The following
Documents shall be required in original to travel to Bhutan
Passport (With a Validity of minimum 6 month from the date of exit from Bhutan) OR Voter ID for Indian Nationals
Birth Certificate (In English) for those who have not attained the age for a Voter ID
Passport Size Photo
Covid Vaccination Certificate
Travel Insurance (There is also a provision for Insurance on arrival)
Hotel Booking and Guide Details (we shall provide the same)
|The SDF payable for Indian Nationals is as follows:
Adults – 1200 per person per night x no of nights
Kids (5 – 12 yrs) – INR 600 per person per night x no of nights
Kids (below 5 yrs) – Free
Presently Available airfare is 20,200 * 4 per person – 80,800/- ( Economy Fares )