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ENRICHING BHUTAN TOUR

ENRICHING BHUTAN TOUR, International
8 Days
200
₹33750
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₹33750
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BHUTAN TOUR

ENRICHING BHUTAN TOUR

07 NIGHTS / 08 DAYS

 ITINERARY 

DAY 01: NJP RAIL STN / IXB BAGDOGRA AIRPORT -PHUENTSHOLING

On arrival at IXB airport / NJP station transfer to Phuentsholing. The gateway to the south, Phuentsholing is a thriving commercial centre on the northern edge of the Indian plains. Situated directly at the base of the Himalayan foothills, it is a fascinating mixture of Indian and Bhutanese, a perfect example of the mingling of people and their culture. Night halt at Phuentsholing.

DAY 02: PHUENTSHOLING – THIMPHU (172 KM, APPROX 6 HOURS DRIVE)

Today we drive to Thimphu. 4 km ahead of Phuentsholing, visit Kharbandi Gompa, the beautiful monastery situated in a garden of tropical plants and flowers. The monastery contains paintings depicting scenes from the life of Buddha and statues of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and Guru Rimpoche. From the monastery garden, there is a splendid view of Phuentsholing and plains of West Bengal and their tea gardens beyond. Proceed further to Thimphu. Lunch stop en route. Five miles, before Thimphu, visit Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress of the Kingdom which now houses the School for religious and cultural studies. Night halt at Thimphu.

DAY 03: THIMPU SIGHT SEEING

Enjoy sightseeing in Thimphu valley including the visit to the following: the National Library, housing an extensive collection of priceless Buddhist manuscripts; the Institute for Zorig Chusum (commonly known as the Painting School) where students undergo a 6-year training course in Bhutan’s 13 traditional arts and crafts. Later visit Textile and Folk Heritage Museum, a fascinating testimony of the Bhutanese material culture and living traditions. After lunch, Also visit King’s Memorial Chorten continuously circumambulated by people, murmuring mantras and spinning their prayer wheels. Construction of this landmark was the idea of Bhutan’s third king, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuk (“the father of modern Bhutan”) who has wished to erect the monument to world peace and prosperity. Completed in 1974 after his untimely death, it serves both as a memorial to the Late King and as a monument to peace. Then, visit the government-run Handicrafts Emporium and local crafts shops, to browse through an example of Bhutan’s fine traditional arts. Here you can buy hand-woven textiles, thangka paintings, masks, ceramics, slate and wood carvings, jewellery, interesting items made from local materials. Evening drives past Trashichhoedzong, “fortress of the glorious religion”. This is the centre of government and religion, site of monarch’s throne room and seat of Je Khenpo or Chief Abbot. Built in 1641 by the political and religious unifier of Bhutan, Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, it was reconstructed in the 1960s in traditional Bhutanese manner, without nails or architectural plans. Night halt at Thimphu.

DAY 04: THIMPHU TO PUNAKHA (75 KM, 3 HOURS DRIVE )

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. After that drive to Wangduephodrang visiting Dzong and local market. The district of Wangduephodrang is also famous for its bamboo products, slate and stone carvings. Night halt at Punakha.

DAY 05: PUNAKHA – PARO (125 KM, APPROX 4 HOURS DRIVE)

We drive to Paro. 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. Night halt at Paro.

DAY 06: PARO SIGHTSEEING

Today we 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. Nearby visit traditional Bhutanese Farm House which offers good insight into the lifestyle of local people. Then take an excursion to Taktsang Monastery (hiking by guest own cost)., 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 a return to Paro town visit en route Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom. Night halt at Paro.

DAY 07: PARO TO PHUENTSHOLING (170 KM, APPROX 6 HOURS DRIVE)

Today we transfer to Phuentsholing. En route takes a short stop at Chuzom, the confluence of Paro and Thimphu rivers with three different styles of stupas adorn this confluence. Drive further through Captcha and later take the glimpse of famous Chukka Dam and the magnificent Vince waterfall before Gedu town. Arrive Phuenthsoling by evening and check into the hotel. Night halt at Phuentsholing.

DAY 08: PHUENTSHOLING – NJP RAIL STN / IXB AIRPORT

Transfer to NJP Rail Stn / IXB Airport for your onward journey.

!!!TOUR END WITH HAPPY MEMORIES!!!

 
 

HOTELS USED (3* PROPERTY)

 02 night Hotel Lakhi / similar at Phuentsholing on MAP (Breakfast & Dinner)

02 night Wangchuk Resort / similar at Thimphu on MAP (Breakfast & Dinner)

01 night Pema Karpo / similar at Punakha on MAP (Breakfast & Dinner)

02 night Ttkasang View / similar at Paro on MAP (Breakfast & Dinner)

Vehicle:

01 Non Ac Tucson / Santa Fi / similar, Only NJP / IXB Airport to Phuentshling and back by 01 Non Ac Wagon R / similar as per itinerary not at disposal point to point basis

Bhutan part Valid Passport / Election I D Card for Adult & school photo identity card and birth certificate for child.

Phuentsholling Permit Office will be closed on Saturday, Sunday & Bhutan Govt. Holidays.

Mention rates are not valid at the time of Tshechu festival at Bhutan only.

PACKAGE COST

PACKAGE COST @ Rs.33750/- Per person

  PACKAGE COST INCLUDES: 

  • Cost based on Minimum full paying 02 pax Travelling ( 01 Dbl Room)
  • 07 nights’ accommodation full paying 02 pax travelling ( 01 Dbl Room)
  • Meal served in hotel as per hotel fix menu basis (No En route meal)
  • The exclusive vehicle for transfers & sightseeing. The vehicle will be available as per itinerary only.
  • Base category room used in the package
  • All hotel taxes.

PACKAGE COST EXCLUDES:

  • Any Air Fare/Train fare/Helicopter fare.
  • Additional Meal & En route Meal
  • Personal Expenses (Room heater, Laundry, Telephone, Tips, Mineral water, Soft drinks, Hard drinks etc.)
  • Additional sightseeing or extra usage of the vehicle, other than mentioned in above itinerary.
  • Guide charges, Camera Fees & Entree Fees.
  • Hiking at Taktsang Monastery.
  • If any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances, etc. (to be borne by the client, which is directly payable on the spot).
  • Any increase in fuel price, Taxes package cost will be increased, which may come into effect prior to departure.
  • 5% Service tax .
  • Anything which is not included in the “Package cost inclusion”.   

Note:

  • No room holding for this booking.
  • The above-said hotels will be confirmed as per the availability we will confirm similar category hotel if a room is not available on same hotels.
  • Buffet Meal Serve in Hotel as per hotel fixes Menu Basis.
  • Please carry 04 copy of passport size photograph, original photo ID card (Like Passport, Voter ID, Driving License Etc.) with 04 photocopies the entire passenger.PAN Card Not Allowed.
  • All Sightseeing depends on weather & road condition.
  • We are not holding any reservation in hotels or flights so confirmation will always be subject to availability. 

Cancellation Policy: 

  • From the booking date till 15 days prior to departure: 30% of the package cost
  • Within 15 days prior to departure: 50% of the package cost
  • 24 hours to 3 days prior to departure: 100% of the package cost

 Terms & Conditions:

No refund will be made for any unused accommodation, missed meals, transportation segments, sightseeing tours or any other service. Such unused items are neither refundable nor exchangeable. Room allocation is done by the hotel depending upon availability at the time of check-in in the category of room as specified on your confirmation voucher.

No refund shall be claimed, if the services & amenities of hotel were not up to your expectations, it will be considered on case to case basis.

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