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A Week in Bhutan – Ex Bagdogra

DESTINATION COVERED:-Phuntosholing – Thimpu – Punakha – Paro -Phuntosholing

07 Nights/08 Days

Detailed Day Wise Itinerary

  • Day 01: –BAGDOGRA AIRPORT (IXB) / NEW JALPAIGURI (NJP) – PHUNTOSHOLING
    Our representative will be there to receive the Guest at NJP/ Bagdogra Airport (IXB)/ Siliguri – He will be assisting for the transfer to PHUNTSHOLING & Enter southern busy town of Phuntsholing better known as business town for night stay. It is a border town in southern Bhutan, and occupies parts of both Phuentsholing Gewog and Sampheling Gewog. Phuentsholing lies opposite the Indian town of Jaigaon, and cross-border trade has resulted in a thriving local economy. Overnight stay at hotel
  • Day 02: –PHUNTOSHOLING TRANSFER TO THIMPHU
    After breakfast & Clearing immigration, drive to Thimphu, the modern capital town of Bhutan. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.
  • Day 03: –THIMPHU (CITY TOUR)
    Morning after buffet breakfast at the hotel visit to Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Statue) a place for refreshing with a huge statue of Buddha on the top of the Kuensel Phodrang, National Memorial Chorten (Monument) & Folk Heritage Museum. Afternoon visit Sangaygang View Point, Changangkha Monastery, Taking Preserve Centre, The talking national animal of Bhutan can be seen here, Paper factory where handmade paper is made using Denfe plants, Tashichho Dzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion). Visit Weekend Market (only on weekends). Overnight at the hotel.
  • Day 04: –THIMPHU – PUNAKHA (3937 FT / 90 KMS / 03 HRS) CITY TOUR

    After early breakfast, drive up to Dochu-la pass (3,088m/ 10,130 ft) stopping briefly here to take in the view and admire the chorten, mani wall, and prayer flags which decorate the highest point on the road. If skies are clear, the following peaks can be seen from this pass (left to right): Masagang (7,158m), Tsendagang (6,960m), Terigang (7,060m), Jejegangphugang (7,158 m ), Kangphugang (7,170 m ), Zongphugang (7, 060 m ), a table mountain that dominates the isolated region of Lunana – finally Gangkar puensum, the highest peak in Bhutan at 7,497m.Later visit to Punakha Dzong, Built strategically at the junction of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal to serve as the religious and administrative centre of the region, Punakha Dzong has played an important role in Bhutan’s history. Damaged by four catastrophic fires and an earthquake, the Dzong has been fully restored by the present King.

    Visit ruins of the Dzong and local market. The district of Wangduephodrang is also famous for its bamboo products, slate and stone carvings. Also visit Chimi Lakhang Temple. Later, drive back to Punakha and enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.

    Wangdue Phodrang: Wangdue Phodrang (previously spelled Wangdi Phodrang) is a dzongkhag (district) of central Bhutan. This is also the name of the dzong (built in 1638) which dominates the district and the name of the small market town outside the gates of this dzong. The name is said to have been given by the Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal who was searching for the best location for a dzong to prevent incursions from the south. The word “”Wangdue”” means unification of Country, and “”Phodrang”” means Palace. Overnight at the hotel in Punakha.

  • Day 05: –PUNAKHA – PARO (7200 FT / 130 KMS / 04 HRS) CITY TOUR

    After breakfast drive to Paro en route visit Simtokha Dzong. This dzong, built in 1627 is the oldest in Bhutan. It now houses the Institute for Language and Culture Studies.

    Afternoon in Paro, visit Ta Dzong, once a watchtower, built to defend Rinpung Dzong during inter-valley wars of the 17th century, Ta Dzong was inaugurated as Bhutan’s National Museum in 1968. Afterwards, walk down a hillside trail to visit Rinpung Dzong. Built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal , the first spiritual and temporal ruler of Bhutan, the Dzong houses the monastic body of Paro, the office of the Dzongda (district administrative head) and Thrimpon (judge) of Paro district. The approach to the Dzong is through a traditional covered bridge called Nemi Zam. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

  • Day 06: –PUNAKHA – PARO (7200 FT / 130 KMS / 04 HRS) CITY TOUR
    After breakfast drive up the valley to view the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong. It was from here that the Bhutanese repelled several invading Tibetan armies during the 17th century.Then take an excursion to Taktsang Monastery, the most famous of Bhutanese monasteries. It is said that Guru Rinpoche arrived here on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery hence it is called “Tiger’s Nest”. The excursion to monastery takes about 5 hours for round trip. While return to Paro town visit en route Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
  • Day 07: –DEPART PARO – PHUNTOSHOLING
    After breakfast drive to Phuntsholing. Overnight stay at hotel
  • Day 08: –DEPART PHUNTOSHOLING – BAGDOGRA (IXB) AIRPORT (120 KMS / 5 HRS)
    After breakfast departure transfer to Bagdogra (IXB) Airport for your onwards journeys.

Inclusions
  1. Airport or railway station transfer
  2. AC transportation by private vehicles as per itineraries and package (AC will be switched off on hilly area)
  3. Daily breakfast at hotel.
  4. All accommodation on twin sharing basis (3/4 star category)
  5. All parking charges and Road taxes, toll taxes.
Exclusions
  1. Camera fee
  2. Alcoholic / Non- Alcoholic beverages
  3. Travel insurance
  4. 5% GST
  5. Any Airfare / Train fare
  6. Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, and vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances etc.
  7. Tips, laundry & phone call
  8. All entry fees for sightseeing (If applicable)
  9. Peak season surcharges not included.
  10. All personal expenses & Others (Out of Itinerary)

* Above mentioned package price is applicable when it is a group of 6 tourists.
Depending on the no. of tourists, tour package price per person will vary.

Package Cost – Rs25,300/- Price per person

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