Day 01: Paro Airport – Thimphu Sightseeing (Distance: 65 kms. / Driving Time: 2 hrs. / Altitude of Thimphu: 2350 mts.)
Meet & Greet on arrival at Paro Airport and transfer to Thimphu (7,710 ft.) the capital city of Bhutan. On arrival check in at the hotel. Afternoon start for half day Thimphu sightseeing consist of Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Statue) a place for refreshing with a huge statue of Buddha on the top of the Kuensel Phodrang, King’s (National) Memorial Chorten – This Chorten was built in 1974 in a typical Tibetan style. It is also a center of worship for the people living in Thimphu. Tashichho Dzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion) – The Dzong is the seat of the national government and the Central Monastic Body, including the summer residence of the Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot of Bhutan) at present. & Folk Heritage Museum. Overnight stay at Thimphu. Day 02: Thimphu – Punakha/Wangdue Sightseeing (Distance: 77 kms. / Driving Time: 3 hrs. / Altitude of Punakha: 1310 mts.)
After breakfast drive to Punakha / Wangdue, On the way Stop at Dochu-La-Pass (3150 mts.). to view the higher Himalayas. Arrival at Punakha check in at hotel. After noon visit Punakha Dzong – built in 1637 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. For many years until the time of the second king, it served as the seat of the Government. The Dzong was named Druk Pungthang Dechen Phodrang (Palace of Great Happiness). Punakha is still the winter residence of Je-Khenpo and King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck convened the first National Assembly here in 1952. After that take a short excursion trip to visit the Chhimi Lhakhang – The Temple, also known as “The Temple of Fertility” was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley, “The Devine Mad Man”. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay will be at Punakha / Wangdue. Day 03: Excursion to Gangtey (Phobjikha) (Distance: 78 kms. One way / Driving Time: 3 hrs. / Altitude of Chele-La-Pass: 3810 mts.)
After breakfast, start for full day excursion trip to Gangtey (9,840 ft.). Gangtey is the home of Black Necked Crane which migrates from the arid plains of Tibet in the north. It is a beautiful valley of Bhutan. You can also visit Gangtey Gompha. Evening return back. Overnight stay at Punakha / Wangdue. Day 04: Punakha/Wangdue – Paro (Distance: 140 kms. / Driving Time: 5 hrs. / Altitude of Paro: 2280 mts.)
After breakfast drive to Paro (7,483 ft.). On the way stop at Lamperi to visit Royal Botanical Park – The park contains a rich biodiversity of flora and fauna and features a huge species of plants and animals including endangered species. On arrival check in at the hotel. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at Paro. Day 05: Paro Sightseeing
After breakfast start full day sightseeing covering Ta Dzong – National Museum with an excellent collection of Bhutanese antiquities, Rinpung Dzong – the administrative seat of the district of Paro. Afternoon visit Drukgyel Dzong – The Dzong was destroyed by fire in 1951 and is now preserved as heritage site & Kyichu Lhakhang – one of the oldest Buddist temples in Bhutan . Overnight stay at Paro. Day 06: Excursion to Taktshang Monastery
After breakfast visit famous Taktsang Monastery – called “Tiger’s Nest” (2 hrs hike from the base camp). Overnight stay will be at Paro. Day 07: Excursion to Chele-La-Pass (Distance: 35 kms. One way / Driving Time: 2 hrs. / Altitude of Chele-La-Pass: 3810 mts.)
After breakfast excursion trip to Chele-La-Pass (13,088 ft.) – the highest motorable road in Bhutan. Enjoy the scenic beauty & memorable landscapes from Chele-La-Pass. Back to Paro. Rest of the day is free for leisure. Overnight stay at Paro. Day 08: Paro Airport
After breakfast check out from hotel and drop at Paro Airport for your onward journey
Package Rates are per person in INR and details as below:-
High Season Supplement
From 10th Dec to 10th Jan
1st April to 15th June &
1st Nov to 10th Nov
Accommodation on twin sharing with Breakfast.
Exclusive Non a/c vehicle for transfers & sightseeing as per itinerary.
All permit fees & hotel taxes (as per itinerary).
Guide charges (Only Bhutan Portion).
Rates are valid for INDIAN NATIONALS only.
Air Fare/Train fare.
Kolkatta to Paro and Back airfare is around 16,000/- per person return
Personal Expenses such as Laundry, telephone calls, tips & gratuity, mineral water, soft & hard drinks, rafting, rock climbing, paragliding, porterage.
Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary.
Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc (to be borne by the client, which is directly payable on the spot).
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.
Service Tax @ 4.5% on Package cost & Travel Insurance.
Anything which is not include in the inclusion.
Please Note :- Permit for Bhutan:
Indian nationals do not require any visa for Bhutan. A permit will be issued at the entry point on production of a passport or Voter ID and 04 passport size photographs. Restricted Area Permit for Punakha / Wangdue:
Restricted Area Permit is required to visit Punakha / Wangdue from Home Ministry of Bhutan. No charge will be applicable for this permit. Please bring 02 passport size photographs and Voter ID card or Passport of each person including child. This special permit is given only after guest has entered Bhutan. Permits are not issued on Saturday, Sunday & Govt. holidays.
Please note premium packages with Hotels like Uma Group of Hotels, Taj Tashi, Amankora rates are also available on case to case basis.
Hotels serve both Vegetarian & Non Vegetarian food which would be basic & freshly prepared. Specific regional Indian cuisine will not be available. Only the basic Indian Vegetarian / Non – Vegetarian food can be arranged. About Vehicle: Tour Starting and Ending both from India (Drv In & Drv Out) Packages
We provide exclusive Indian Vehicle only for 2-5 Pax throughout the tour.
And above 5 pax exclusive Indian vehicle in India Part and Bhutan vehicle in Bhutan part for all drive in and drive out packages.
Non Ac Wagon R / Indica / for 2-3 Pax
Innova / Xylo / Scorpio for 4-5 Pax
2 Innova / Xylo / Scorpio for 6 & above Pax. in India part
1 Toyota Hi Roof Hiace (Non AC) for 6 & above Pax. In Bhutan part
Adults must carry original & valid Passport or original Voter ID card. Children must carry original & valid Passport or original birth certificate & school photo ID card.
Remember to carry sufficient woolens including hand gloves.
Please check with your mobile service provider for charges related to Bhutan.
Do not carry Indian Rs. 500/- or Rs. 1000/- currency notes. It is illegal.
Tobacco & Tobacco products are banned in Bhutan.
Do not bring any plant or agricultural product out of Bhutan. It is illegal.
Credit cards are accepted in selected establishments in Bhutan.