Fascinating Bhutan with Bhumthang

9N Phuentsholing- 2N, Thimphu- 1N, Wangdue / Punakha- 2N, Bumthang- 2N, Paro- 2N
from/per person  31,400

Bhutan

Snuggled in the folds of Eastern Himalayas, Bhutan is the only country in the world where Vajrayana Buddhism is a way of every day life and is often known as “The Last Shangri-la”. Welcome to Bhutan – the happiest place on Earth! Famous for its concept of Gross National Happiness, Bhutan is the best place to visit when you want to break away from the monotony of a hectic, stressful lifestyle. Be it the beauty of the spectacular Himalayas and wide landscapes dotted with rice-fields or the magnificent architecture of age-old monasteries and houses, Bhutan is a treat for your eyes, mind, body and soul.

The two main cities are Thimphu, the capital city and Paro, the city with only international airport in the country. The other important city is Phuentsholing which is an Indo-Bhutan border town and is one of the entry point to Bhutan by surface from India.

  • NJP Rly Station / IXB Airport – Phuentsholing

    (Distance: 170 kms. / Driving Time: 5 hrs. / Altitude of Phuentsholing: 293 mts.)

    Meet & Greet on arrival at NJP Railway Station / IXB Airport and transfer to Phuentsholing . On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at Phuentsholing.

  • Phuentsholing – Thimphu

    (Distance: 176 kms. / Driving Time: 6 hrs. / Altitude of Thimphu: 2350 mts.)

    After breakfast ,transfer to Thimphu the capital city of Bhutan. Arrival check in at the hotel. In the evening, visit the Tashichho Dzong Overnight stay at Thimphu.

  • Thimphu Sightseeing – Punakha / Wangdue

    (Distance: 77 kms. / Driving Time: 3 hrs. / Altitude of Punakha: 1310 mts.)

    After breakfast visit Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha Statue)& Folk Heritage Museum.

    After lunch, visit King’s Memorial Chorten (Monument ), murmuring mantras and spinning their prayer wheels.

    On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay will be at Punakha / Wangdue Phodrang.

  • Punakha – Bumthang

    (Distance: 212 kms. / Driving Time: 8 hrs. / Altitude of Bumthang: 2600 mts.)

    After breakfast check out from hotel and drive to Trongsa across Pele-La-Pass traditional boundary between east & west Bhutan. Stop Enroute Chendbji Chorten. Then visit Trongsa Dzong – It was seat of power over central & eastern Bhutan , Ta Dzong – An ancient watch tower. Then proceed to Bumthang over the Yutong-La-Pass , visit the Yathra Weaving Factory – It is the most famous textile product of Bumthang , check in at the hotel , overnight stay at Bumthang.

  • Bumthang Sightseeing

    After breakfast, visit Jakar Dzong: Literally meaning the Castle of White Bird. The current structure was built in 1667. Lamey Goemba, Jambay Lhakhang , Chakhar Lhakhang , Kurjey Lhakhang , Tamshing Lhakhang , Membarstho . The evening ends visit a local handloom weaving house and Interact with the weavers. Overnight stay at Bumthang.

  • Bumthang – Punakha / Wangdue

    (Distance: 212 kms. / Driving Time: 8 hrs. / Altitude of Punakha: 1310 mts.)

    After breakfast proceed to Punakha. Reach Punakha . Arrival check in at hotel. Overnight stay at Punakha/Wangdue.

  • Punakha / Wangdue Sightseeing – Paro

    (Distance: 140 kms. / Driving Time: 5 hrs. / Altitude of Paro: 2280 mts.)

    After breakfast proceed to Paro 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. On arrival check in at the hotel. Afternoon visit Ta Dzong – National Museum with an excellent collection of arts, relics, religious thangkha, etc. Rinpung Dzong – Meaning “fortress of the heap of jewels”. The dzong now serves as the administrative and judicial seat of Paro. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at Paro.

  • Paro Sightseeing

    After breakfast visit 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.

  • Paro – Phuentsholing

    (Distance: 200 kms. / Driving Time: 7 hrs. / Altitude of Phuentsholing: 293 mts.)

    After having yummy breakfast check out from hotel and transfer to Phuentsholing. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at Phuentsholing.

  • Phuentsholing – NJP Rly Station / IXB Airport

    (Distance: 170 kms. / Driving Time: 5 hrs. / Altitude of NJP/IXB: 89 mts.)

    After delicious breakfast check out from the hotel and take the departure transfer to NJP Railway Station / IXB Airport for your onward journey.

DAY 1 NJP Rly Station / IXB Airport – Phuentsholing


DAY 2 Phuentsholing – Thimphu


DAY 3 Thimphu Sightseeing – Punakha / Wangdue


DAY 4 Punakha – Bumthang


DAY 5 Bumthang Sightseeing


DAY 6 Bumthang – Punakha / Wangdue


DAY 7 Punakha / Wangdue Sightseeing – Paro


DAY 8 Paro Sightseeing


DAY 9 Paro – Phuentsholing


DAY 10 Phuentsholing – NJP Rly Station / IXB Airport


Phuentsholing Hotel Namgay or Similar


Thimphu Khamsum Inn or Similar


Punakha/Wangdue Hotel YT or Similar


Bumthang Hotel Ugyenling


Paro Namsay Choling


Includes:

  • Breakfast
  • Wi-Fi
  • AC

Inclusions

  • Accommodation on twin Sharing Basis.
  • Meal Plan (as per mentioned above).
  • Exclusive Non a/c vehicle for transfers & sightseeing as per itinerary.
  • All permit fees & hotel taxes (as per itinerary).
  • Guide charges (Only Bhutan Portion).

NOTE

This price is applicable for 06 pax travelling together.

Exclusions

  • Air Fare/Train fare.
  • 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.
  • Entrance Fees.
  • 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 & Travel Insurance.
  • Anything which is not include in the inclusion.

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