REFRESHING BHUTAN

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  • Duration: 7 days
  • Starting Price: ₹ 20,299

Escape the monotonous life and take a holiday to Bhutan, a small country which will please you with its serenity and beauty. Enjoy picturesque drives as you hop from one beautiful town to the other. Beautiful river streams, lush green valleys, exotic wildlife and precariously positioned monasteries paint the landscape of Bhutan. Stay in comfortable hotels and get to interact with the humble locals.
While Flying to Bhutan on a clear day the panoramic views of the Himalaya’s which are sensational, including Everest, but particularly exciting is the approach through the Bhutanese foothills and the landing, including a few steep turns to land at the tiny airstrip of Paro.

Day 1
Arrival in Phuentsholing (1 Hr)
On arrival in Phuentsholing, met by our representative and after clearing immigration formalities, check in at the Hotel.

Later in the day if time permits visit Zangtho Pelri: Situated in city centre, this small temple represents the heaven of Guru Rinpoche.

Overnight at the hotel in Phuentsholing. (Altitude 300m)

Day 2
Phuentsholing – Thimphu (180 km, approx 6 hours drive)

After breakfast drive to Thimphu.

En route  stop at Kharbandi Gompa, the beautiful monastery situated in 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. This entire drive is very pleasant with numerous scenic spots en route.

we relax in the hotel.
Overnight in Thimphu, altitude 2300m.

Day 3
Thimphu sightseeing

In the morning, we will visit handmade paper mill, School of Arts and crafts (closed on Sundays, government holidays) where students learn 13 different arts used predominantly in Bhutan. We will also visit nearby folk heritage museum and national library before lunch. After lunch, drive pass by memorial chorten built in memory of the 3rd King. Visit Buddha viewpoint, Changangkha Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the valley, enclosure where national animal, Takin are kept and Zilukha Nunnery.

Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 4
Thimphu to Paro (5 hrs)

Start early retracing the drive to Paro. Afternoon we will visit National Museum, the first of its kind which has a collection from natural history to religious paintings. Visit 17 century Paro Dzong (Fortress) on foot and continue walking through the oldest wooden bridge still in use. Visit Kichu Lhakhang, one from the two oldest temples built in 7th century. Evening stroll old Paro town and peep into some local handicrafts stores. Overnight in Paro, altitude 2200m.

Day 5
Paro sightseeing

In the morning, we will hike to Tiger’s Nest Temple, the most revered temple in the country that literally hangs on a granite cliff overlooking the Paro valley at 900m above the valley floor. The temple is associated with Guru Rimpoche who visited in 8th century and believed to have meditated three months in this cave and converted entire valley into Buddhism. It is 2 hours walk up hill for an average hiker, however it can take our almost entire day too. Evening back to the hotel and relax.

Overnight in Paro.

Day 6
Paro – Phuentsholing (175 km, approx 6 hours drive)

After leisurely breakfast drive back to Phuentsholing.

Evening explore Phunetsholing market and city centre.

Overnight at the hotel in Phuentsholing. (Altitude 300m)

Day 7
Departure:

End of the tour.

 

TOUR PACKAGE PRICE

[Package Cost valid from 01-Feb-2016 to 31-Dec-2016]
5% supplement cost applicable on above Packages: Christmas/New Year & Festivals Christmas/New Year: 20-Dec to 5-Jan

3 Star 02 PAX 03-05 PAX 06-09 PAX 10 & Above PAX
Per Person on Twin Sharing 32799 25099 21499 20299
Per Person on Triple Sharing N/A 23899 20499 19099
Child With Bed 17899 17899 15699 13399
Child Without Bed 14199 14199 11899 9699
Single Person Travelling with Others 39599 31799 28299 26999
Single Person Travelling Alone 58699 58699 58699 58699
Meal Supplement 3599 3599 3599 3599
Child below 04 years Complimentary Complimentary Complimentary Complimentary

4 Star 02 PAX 03-04 PAX 05-06 PAX 07-08 PAX
Per Person on Twin Sharing 39699 35399 28299 27199
Per Person on Triple Sharing N/A 34699 27599 26399
Child With Bed 32599 28399 21299 20099
Child Without Bed 32599 28399 21299 20099
Single Person Travelling with Others 56499 52199 45099 43999
Single Person Travelling Alone 74899 74899 74899 74899
Meal Supplement 5699 5699 5699 5699
Child below 04 years Complimentary Complimentary Complimentary Complimentary

5 Star 02 PAX 03-04 PAX 05-06 PAX 07-08 PAX
Per Person on Twin Sharing 56799 52499 45499 44299
Per Person on Triple Sharing N/A 47499 40399 39299
Child With Bed 41599 37399 30299 29099
Child Without Bed 38699 34499 27399 26199
Single Person Travelling with Others 92099 87899 80799 79599
Single Person Travelling Alone 110499 110499 110499 74899
Meal Supplement 10199 10199 10199 5699
Child below 04 years Complimentary Complimentary Complimentary Complimentary

ADDITIONAL COST FOR LAND ONLY PACKAGE
TRANSFER BETWEEN BAGDOGRA/NJP & PHUENTSHOLING: RS 5456.98 PER INNOVA PER TRANSFER (RS 10913.96 PER VEHICLE FOR ROUND TRIP TRANSFER)
HOTEL ENVISAGED:

DESTINATION 3 Star 4 Star 5 Star
PHUNTSHOLING Hotel Lhaki / Similar Hotel Druk / Similar Hotel Druk /Similar
THIMPHU Hotel Kisa / Similar Ariya Hotel / Similar Le Meridien /Similar
PARO Hotel Tashi Phuntshok / Similar Raven’s Nest / Similar Le Meridien /Similar

  • Accommodation on the above mentioned or similar hotels
  • Daily breakfast at all places
  • Transportation and sightseeing as per the itinerary (vehicle not at disposal, AC not used on hills)
  • Paro airport pick up and drop
  • Services of Tour escort / English speaking guide throughout the tour
  • Museum visiting frees and all taxes
  • Internal permits for visiting temples and municipal areas
  • All applicable Hotel / Transport taxes.
  • Flight fare/Train fare
  • Nature of personal expenses
  • Cost of Lunches and Dinners
  • Additional / personal use of vehicle
  • Any Gala Dinner during Christmas / New Year Period
  • Any personal expenses, room service & special orders, mineral waters alcoholic & non alcoholic beverages, porterage, tips, phone calls, laundry etc.
  • Any extra excursions or sightseeing apart from the above specified itinerary.
  • Camera fees
  • Any incidental and other expenses which are not specified in the inclusions.
  • 4.50% GST will be applicable as per prevailing rates.
  • Tour price is subject to change as per the occupancy on the tour. Early birds get the best deal!
  • Costs are valid for Indian nationals possessing valid Indian passport or voter’s ID & is subject to 3.63% service tax
  • Transportation as per itinerary only (not available at disposal).
  • Passengers with children need to carry Birth Certificate along with School ID card (ID proof should be valid for 6 months from the travel Date)
  • To travel to Punakha you need to obtain permit by submitting clear scanned copies of the voter ID card and Passport for adults and birth certificate for kids. You also need to carry the original of these documents while travelling to Bhutan
  • Indian Rupees of the denomination of 500 & 1000 are valid tender currency in Bhutan but upto INR 25000/- per person only. Indian tourists travelling via
  • Non-Indian sectors (Kathmandu /Bangkok/ Singapore/ Dhaka etc) valid passport is must Indian tourists traveling via Non-Indian sectors (Kathmandu /Bangkok/ Singapore/ Dhaka etc) valid passport is must
  • Extra mattress on floor provided where proper extra bed isn’t available.
  • It is mandatory to carry photo ID card (except Pan Card) while you are on tour.
  • Please consult driver / local representative for next day’s sightseeing schedule / Transfers timings.
  • Due to acute shortage of water supply on the hills, there will be restricted water supply by the hotels in the rooms. Please co-operate with hotels on this front.
All  Hotels/Transport rates are based on current tariff & subject to change with¬out prior notification; the revised rates will be charged extra. All arrangements made by TDS are in the capacity of an agent only. TDS will not be liable for claims or expenses arising from circumstances beyond our control such as accidents, injuries, delayed or cancelled flights & acts of force majeure.