Explore Thimpu on a city tour
Visit Paro Dzong and Drugyal Dzong
Visit Taktsang Monastery (Tiger Nest)
PRICE: EX – BAGDOGRA /NEW JALPAIGURI (STANDARD)
Valid From – 01st July 2018 to 31st March 2019
|Cost per person on twin sharing||33199|
|Cost per person on triple sharing||32199|
|Child Between (5-12 Yrs) with extra bed (or mattress)||29999|
|Child Between (5-12 Yrs) with no bed (or mattress)||27999|
|Cost per child (3-5 yrs )without bed & without seat in Coach||15799|
|Per person on single occupancy||36299|
DAY 01 | Arrive Bagdogra * On to Phuentsholing (165 kms / approx. 4 hour drive)Welcome to your ‘Bhutan Delight’ tour. On arrival at the airport in Bagdogra you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Phuentsholing. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Phuentsholing. (D)
DAY 02 | Onto Thimphu (170kms / approx 6 hour drive)After breakfast, proceed to Thimphu which is approx 6 hours drive. En route, visit the Kharbandi Gompa to get a breathtaking view of Phuentsholing and also the Indian plains. We stop our journey on the way to see and feel the Bhutan himalayan scenery. On the way, we will reach the highest point of about 2800m/9,185ft. On arrival, check in to the hotel in Thimphu. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Thimphu. (B, D)
DAY 03 | ThimphuThis morning after breakfast, proceed on a city tour of Thimphu visiting places like National Memorial Chorten, Motithang Mini Zoo , National Library, Buddha Point, Folk Heritage Museum and Tashichodzong. National Memorial Chorten: The large Tibetan-style National Memorial Chorten was built in 1974 to honour the memory of the third King, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (the father of modern Bhutan). This whitewashed chorten with its golden spires, features elaborate mandalas, statues and a shrine dedicated to the popular third king. The religious paintings and complex tantric statues inside the monument reflect both peaceful and wrathful aspects of Buddhist deities. Motithang Mini Zoo: A wildlife reserve area for takin, the national animal of Bhutan, Motithang Takin Preserve was initially established as a mini-zoo and later converted into a preserve as the animals were unable to adapt to the nearby forest when released into the wild. National Library: The National Library was established in 1967 to preserve ancient Dzongkha and Tibetan texts and promote the cultural and religious heritage of Bhutan. Folk Heritage Museum: Housed in a restored three storied, 19th century building, the Folk Heritage Museum provides a glimpse of the traditional Bhutanese lifestyle through exhibits, Tashichodzong: The beautiful medieval fortress / monastery which houses most of the government’s office and King’s Throne room. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Thimphu. (B, D)
DAY 04 | Onto PunakhaThis morning, drive to the valleys of Punakha, en route visit the Dochu La Pass and Chimi Lhakhang. Located on the way to Punakha from Thimphu, the Dochula pass at an altitude of 10,130 ft. offers one of the most spectacular panoramic views of the Himalayas. The pass is marked by an array of prayer flags and 108 chortens (stupas), known as the Druk Wangyal Chortens. Later, visit Chimi Lhakhang Temple, also known as Chime Lhakhang is a small Buddhist monastery. It is dedicated to Drukpa Kuenley, a Tibetan Buddhist saint, popularly known as the; Divine Madman. It lies in the fertile Lobesa village of Punakha Valley. On arrival, check in to the hotel in Punakha. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Punakha. (B, D)
DAY 05 | Onto Paro (65 kms / approx. 2 hour drive)After breakfast, drive to Paro, en route visit Paro Dzong. Situated at a commanding height overlooking Paro valley, Paro Dzong is one of Bhutan’s most impressive and well-known Dzongs and the finest example of Bhutanese architecture. The Dzong houses both the monastic body and district government offices, including the local courts and is symbolic as the religious and secular centre of all affairs of the valley. On arrival, check in to the hotel in Paro. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Paro.
DAY 06 | ParoAfter an early breakfast, you will proceed for an excursion to the famous place called Taktsang Monastery (Tiger Nest) (5hours to 6 hours hike up and down). Taktsang Lhakhang also known as the Tiger's Nest, is the most famous Buddhist pilgrimage site and temple complex in Bhutan. Visible from afar, this stunning and highly revered monastery is perched on a high granite cliff at an altitude of 10,236 ft. overlooking the northern Paro valley. According to legend, this cliffside fortress was where Guru Rinpoche landed on the back of a flying tigress, bringing Buddhism to Bhutan. It has been recognized as a sacred site ever since and many famous saints have travelled here to meditate. Note: Guestwho will not able to visit Tiger Nest, an alternate sightseeing will be provided as mentioned. Kyichu Lhakhang: The 7th century Kyichu Lhakhang (temple) is one of the oldest shrines in Bhutan. The temple complex is composed of two temples - the first was built to subdue a giant demoness and the second temple dedicated it to Guru Rinpoche. OR Drukgyel dzong: Located on a ridge in the upper Paro valley, about 18 km from Paro town, the ancient ruins of Drukgyel Dzongor; the fortress of the victorious Bhutanese; are considered as the most beautiful and famous archaeological sites in Bhutan. OR National Museum of Bhutan: National Museum of Bhutan boasts of a collection of over 3000 works of Bhutanese art covering over 1,500 years of the country’s cultural heritage. Post sightseeing, transfer back to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Paro.
DAY 07 | On to Phuentsholing (170kms / approx. 5 hour drive)Today, after breakfast drive back to Phuentsholing - the western gateway to the south and thriving commercial trade centre on the northern edge of the Indian plains. On arrival, check in to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Phuentsholing.
DAY 08 | Depart Phuentsholing – Bagdogra/ New Jalpaiguri (165 kms / approx. 4 hours drive)Today, bid farewell to your 'Bhutan Delight’ tour, as you are transferred to the airport in Bagdogra for your onward journey.