8 Nights / 9 Days Bhutan (HP- 06)
Arrival and Transfer to Phuentsholing
Our representative will be there to receive the Guest at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) – He will be assisting to reach Phuentsholling/Jaigaon-Phuentsholling is 170 kilometres and 6 hours drive from Siliguri-Phuentsholling is in India and Bhutan border-The Indian side is called Jaigaon and the Bhutanese side is called Phuentsholling-Foreigners need to have Bhutan Visa clearance documents if they want to visit the rest of Bhutan -They should carry passport size photos and passport along with visa clearance documents-Foreigners without proper documents won t be allowed in Bhutan-Indian Nationals don’t require visa or passport to visit rest of Bhutan but any identity document like election commission I.D card is required-Permit is not required for visiting Phuentsholling only but other parts of Bhutan-Check into the hotel- In the evening one can go about in auto rickshaw exploring the place -Overnight stay in Phuentsholling.
Transfer to Thimpu after Permit formalities
Morning breakfast-Passing through the beautiful landscape we proceed to Thimphu(2320 metres/7656 feet)-Thimphu is 172 kilometres and 7 hours drive from Phuentsholling-Thimphu ,the capital of Bhutan is beautiful valley with a mixture of modern facilities and culture-Thimphu Valley has cradled its culture and tradition in a sustainable manner since 1216-The valley is surrounded by hills and provides outstanding view-Adventure sports like hiking,trekking,river rafting and wildlife excursion is available here-One can get to see colorful festivals and dance celebrated in the dzongs of Thimphu on a festival days-Don’t forget to taste the butter tea-Check into Hotel-Overnight stay in a hotel in Thimphu.
Thimphu Sightseeing (Full day)
Early morning breakfast – Drive and visit the Memorial Chorten (Stupa) built in memory of the third King of Bhutan, Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, who was called the Father of modern Bhutan - Next the National Library where ancient manuscripts are preserved, Wood Craft and Painting School - The handicrafts Emporium which has beautiful and creative collection of textile arts, and indigenous fibres-Future plans of becoming a center of textile learning.
Sightseeing at Thimpu and Transfer to Wangdue Phodrang
Early morning breakfast – Next drive 70 ,kilometers, a drive of nearly 3 -4 hours - After a hearty breakfast, embark on a half-day sightseeing tour of Thimphu and visit the Memorial Chorten, a stupa built in 1974 in the memory of late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk - The paintings and images inside the monument provide a rare sight into Buddhist philosophy - Thereafter, visit Mothinthang zoo and viewpoint - In the afternoon, enjoy a picturesque drive to Wangdiphodrang, which is the last town on the highway before entering central Bhutan – Evening free to stroll around the area – Night stay at the hotel in Wangduephodrang
Wangduephodrang - Gangtey Gompa Excursion
Early morning breakfast – After breakfast start on a full-day excursion to Gangtey Gompa in the Phobjikha Valley - It is the only monastery in Bhutan is an important monastery of Nyingmapa sect of Buddhism and seat of Pema Lingpa tradition - The Phobjikha Valley is a large U-Shaped valley also called Gangteg Valley- The Phobjikha Valley is home to rare & endangered black - neck cranes, which migrate from the Tibetan plateau in winters to roost.
Wangduephodrang to Paro Transfer
Early morning breakfast – Paro town is known for its scenic beauty, wooden villages and historical building it is one of the most beautiful towns of Bhutan –Paro is 65 kilometres and 2 hours drive from Wangi Phodrang– Check into hotel Check into Hotel-After Lunch drive for visit to Rinpung Dzong-Rinpung Dzong.
Wangduephodrang to Paro Transfer
Early morning breakfast-Morning excursion to Taktsang Monastery, also called the Tiger’s Nest-Guru Rinpoche/Padmasambhava is believed to have meditated here for three years, three months and three days in 8th Century-The monastery clings to a cliff which is 800 metres above the ground-Walk of 2 hours-Back to hotel for Lunch-After Lunch visit to Drukgyel Dzongs, was a fortress built to commemorate victory over the invading Tibetan forces-Destroyed by fire.
Departure – Transfer from Paro to Phuentsholling
Transfer from Paro to Jaigaon / Phuentsholling - A drive of nearly 180 kilometers, a drive of approximately 6 ½ - 7 hours - After breakfast transfer to Phuentsholing – On the way take a short stop at Chuzom, the confluence of Paro and Thimphu rivers with three different style of stupas adorn this confluence - Drive further through Chapcha and later take glimpse of famous Chukha Dam and the magnificent Vince waterfall.
Departure and Transfer to New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction)
Early morning breakfast - Drive to Siliguri - New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) -- Nearly 170 kilometers 6 hours drive – Forwarding Journey
- All sightseeing will be point to point basis as per the mentioned itinerary.
- All transfer & sightseeing by non ac vehicle (Maximum 8 People in a Sumo/Similar), only for Gangtok sightseeing 2 small cars will be used if the numbers of people are above 4.
- Accommodation on twin sharing basis.
- Rates are valid only for Indian nationals.
- Camera tickets at various places of Sightseeing / tour.
- Personal expenses like telephone, Fax, internet, laundry, etc.
- Monumental Entry tickets etc.
- Any cost arising due to natural Calamities like landslides, road Blockage, political Disturbances (strike) etc. (to be borne on sight, by the customer)
- Any increase in taxes & fuel prices.
- Anything which is not included in Inclusion.
Documents Required :
2 Photocopy of Valid Voter ID/Driving License/Aadhar/Passport for each person.
4 Copy of Passport size photo for each person.
Failing to carry above mentioned document will lead to cancellation of Changu Lake & Baba Mandir trip.
Transportation details :
All transportation would be through Sumo/Similar (Maximum 8 People), only for Gangtok city tour Maruti Van/Similar (Maximum 4 People) would be used as Sumo/Similar Vehicle are not allowed by Government to cover Gangtok City Tour. All transport cost is based on point to point basis as per the given itinerary.
NOTE: Supplement Cost for Nathula Pass is Rs.5000 per Cab.