WONDERFUL BHUTAN

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  • Duration: 10 days
  • Starting Price: ₹ 30,399

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, day at leisure

Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 4
Thimphu sightseeing

In the morning, we will visit 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 5
Thimphu to Punakha (2 ½ hrs)

Today’s drive passes through Dochula pass at 3150 making the most beautiful pass in Bhutan. 108 Druk Wangyal Chortens built over the pass by queen mother in 2003 marks the pass more important than another passes. When the weather permits one can enjoy a spectacular view of the highest mountains of Bhutan at a sight that stretches almost 180 degrees. After a photo break, we will continue our drive to warm valley of Punakha. On arrival, check into the hotel. Afternoon, we will visit the most beautiful Punakha Dzong, which houses the most elaborated temple in the country. The Dzong, showcase the finest example of the arts and crafts of Bhutan.

Overnight in Punakha, altitude 1350m

Day 6

Punakha 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 7

Haa Excursion (5 Hrs)

Visit the temples of Dzongdrakha on foot which studs the rock cliff. Continue driving to Chelela Pass, one of the highest road pass at 3988m. When the weather permits one can view the most scared mountain in the country Mt. Jomolhari 7314m. Picnic lunch at the pass, prayer flag hosting and mountain biking are some of the interesting activities that is possible to organize, on own expenses.

Overnight in Paro.

Day 8

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 9

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 10

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 49199 37599 32199 30399
Per Person on Triple Sharing N/A 35799 30699 28599
Child With Bed 26799 26799 23499 20099
Child Without Bed 21299 21299 17899 14599
Single Person Travelling with Others 59399 47699 42399 40499
Single Person Travelling Alone 87999 87999 87999 87999
Meal Supplement 5399 5399 5399 5399
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 62499 56099 45499 43699
Per Person on Triple Sharing N/A 53799 43199 41399
Child With Bed 48299 41899 31299 29499
Child Without Bed 48299 41899 31299 29499
Single Person Travelling with Others 91199 84799 74199 72499
Single Person Travelling Alone 118799 118799 118799 118799
Meal Supplement 8999 8999 8999 8999
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 88099 81799 71199 69399
Per Person on Triple Sharing N/A 73099 62399 60699
Child With Bed 61799 55499 44799 43099
Child Without Bed 57499 51099 40499 38699
Single Person Travelling with Others 144699 138299 127699 125899
Single Person Travelling Alone 172299 172299 172299 118799
Meal Supplement 15799 15799 15799 8999
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
PUNAKHA Dragon’s Nest Resort / Similar Green Resort / Similar Green Resort /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.