Women only trip to magical Bhutan ** 3 Sept - 10 Sept 2019 **

Experience The land of Thunder Dragons

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights

Starts at
28999 per person

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Available Dates in 2019

3 September - 10 September
(Tue to Tue)


Package Cost

₹ 28999 per person

Additional Details


Inclusions:

  • All hotel & airport transfers
  • Sightseeing tours (Morning 9 AM to Evening 6 PM)
  • Accommodation in double sharing (3 star and 4 star properties)
  • Breakfast & dinner
  • Immigration formalities
  • Punakha permit
  • Driver allowance
  • Transportation road tax

Exclusions:

  • Flights
  • Entry fees to various landmarks, monasteries
  • Any personal nature of expenses such as telephone call, battery recharge, shopping, extra porters, beverages, laundry, etc.
  • Your travel insurance - any kind of insurance which covers medical or emergency evacuation, lost and theft expenses etc.
  • Additional cost for delay which is out of management’s control like landslide, bad weather condition, itinerary modification with a view to safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability, strike, road blockade or any other natural calamities, etc.
  • Tips for staff and driver. (Tipping is not mandatory. It’s up to your satisfaction.)
  • Anything that isn’t in the ‘inclusions’ list

You can’t help but fall in love with a country that measures its success in units of Happiness, scrawls phalluses on every available wall and prefers white-gloved cops to traffic lights.

Welcome to Bhutan! A tiny Himalayan Kingdom where things are done differently (and awesomely) in equal measure. By law, 60% of the whole country is protected national forest, and it actually absorbs more carbon that it uses, which makes Bhutan tours perfect for trekkers, monastery-lovers, Buddhist pilgrims and the merely curious. Our local guides will lead you up to the Tiger’s Nest, introduce you to monks in the prayer halls of Gangte Goemba and show you where to find Paro’s hottest Ema datshi (chili novices, watch your step).

Itinerary


Day 1: New Jalpaiguri/Bagdogra to Phuntsholing (175 km/4 hrs)

On arrival at the Bagdogra airport or New Jalpaiguri railway station (own cost), you will be transferred to Phuentsholing. It is a border Town in Bhutan. On the other side the Indian city called Jaigaon. Dinner and over night stay (3 star property) at Phuentsholing.

 

Day 2: Phuentsholing to Thimphu (176 km/6 hrs)

  • After breakfast head to the Immigration office to complete the formalities.
  • Drive towards Thimphu (7,710 ft.) - the capital city of Bhutan with a population of approx 1000,000.
  • En-route visit water falls & Chukha Hydral Project & Dam (Top View) & enjoy the natural beauty of Bhutan. 
  • Evening at leisure.
  • Dinner and over night stay (4 star property) at Thimphu.


Day 3: Thimphu Local sightseeing

  • After Breakfast, we leave for Thimphu sightseeing tour.
  • The capital town of Bhutan is home of Royal family - we visit Tashichho dzong, the main secretariat building which houses the throne room of His Majesty. View of the Thimphu valley from BBS Tower is very captivating and it will be a perfect introduction to Thimphu.
  • Later visit National Memorial Chorten; it was built in 1974 in the memory of third King.
  • Next visit one of the oldest monasteries in the valley- Changgangkha Monastery.
  • The iconic Buddha point is also a must-see place in Thimphu. The nature and wildlife lovers should not miss a visit to National Zoo which also houses National Animal Takin.
  • Visit National Library (collections of holy scripts).
  • Spend the evening exploring the Authentic Bhutanese Crafts market.
  • Dinner and over night stay (4 star property) at Thimphu.


Day 4: Thimphu to Punakha (90 km/3 hrs)

  • After Breakfast drive from Thimphu to Punakha (4,300 ft.), via Dochu-La-Pass (10,170 ft.).
  • Visit Chimi Lhakhang- the Temple of Fertility which was built in 15th century.
  • Visit beautiful Punakha Dzong.
  • Evening free for leisure.
  • Dinner and over night stay (3 star property) at Punakha.


Day 5: Punakha to Paro (125 km/3 hrs)

  • After Breakfast Morning Drive from Punakha to Paro.
  • Visit Ta Dzong, once a fortified lookout tower that is now the National Museum.
  • Visit the Rinpung Dzong & Kichu Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the country.
  • Visit Drugyal Dzong (Bhutan Victory Fort), which was built in 1646 to commemorate Bhutan's victory over Tibetan invaders during the 1600 AD.
  • Evening Free for Leisure.
  • Dinner and over night stay (4 star property) at Paro.


Day 6: Paro Excursion - Taktsang monastery (Tiger's nest) hike night halt 

  • After Breakfast, we leave for the epic Tiger's nest monastery.
  • Taktsang hike (Tiger's Nest) - Bhutan's most famous monastery situated at the altitude of 3180 meters. Guru Rinpoche (the great spiritual master) is said to have flown on the back of a tigress to meditate in a cave where Taktsang Monastery now stands. The Monastery is perched on the edge of a steep cliff, about 900 meters above Paro Valley.
  • Dinner and over night stay (4 star property) at Paro.


Day 7: Paro to Phuentsholing (145 kms/6 hrs)

  • After breakfast start early for Phuentsholing.
  • Evening explore the local market at India side.
  • Dinner and over night stay (3 star property) at Phuentsholing.


Day 8: Phuentsholing to Bagdogra (175 km/4 hrs)

  • After breakfast transfer to Bagdogra airport.
  • Fly back to your respective destinations.

Frequently Asked Questions


A visa is required to visit Bhutan. We will arrange for the traveler's entry visa and clearance. No independent travel is allowed in Bhutan and all travel arrangements must be confirmed by an authorized agency.
Bhutan has a low crime rate and is generally a safe country. However, as with any international travel, please be aware of your surroundings. Check with your guide about the safe/unsafe areas of town and use caution when traveling alone. Also, always make sure your purse is zipped and wallets are in sealed pockets. In the markets, be vigilant of pick-pockets and distraction scams. The best deterrent is caution and awareness.
We will help you buy a Bhutanese SIM which will have a validity of 7 days. The call rate to India is 5 rs/min. The internet package can also be activated separately. You can use Indian SIM also if international roaming is activated. However, the call rate will be around 50-70 rs/min for incoming and outgoing both. confirm further with your service provider.
Yes Indian currency works in Bhutan, no need to buy/exchange currency. But shops will not take 2000 rupee notes and larger due to counterfeit currency. Try getting 100s and 500s.
It’s best not to wear above the knee skirts to temples. They could potentially deny you entrance. Calf-length skirts will be fine. Shorts and short skirts really aren’t appropriate in Bhutan.
We will share a cell phone number for your guide and tour leader. All of this will be provide shortly before departure.
Amoebas and Giardiasis are especially found in Southeast Asia, Mosquito repellent, cream or lotion is suggested to keep handy to avoid malaria. Necessary medicines like anti diarrhea, antihistamine tablets, anti-nausea tablets (mountain sickness) are advised to carry along with during travel. There are simple clinics through the Bhutan but for major Hospital you’ve to reach Thimpu.
The sale of tobacco goods is prohibited in Bhutan. However smoking is not banned but without an import receipt issued by Department of Revenue and Custom is restricted. Smoking in public place is restricted and taken as illegal act and may even cause penalty of 3 months prison so it is advised to smoke in private places only. Also, Cigarettes/Tobaccos products are commercially banned in Bhutan. If you are a smoker please bring in your own. 300 sticks of Cigarettes and Tobaccos can be imported for personal consumption on paying 200% tax.
If you have patience and humor you will enjoy your trip better in Bhutan. Bhutanese people are laid back and fun loving. Though the hotels we offer to you are of the best standards available in the town approved by the Tourism Council of Bhutan, please do not expect the WIFI to be active all through out. Internet through WIFI would be concern (given our past experience) so do not rely on hotel WIFI. You can instead buy a local SIM and activate internet pack.

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  • Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trip — full refund.
  • Cancellation between 30 days and 15 days to the start of the trip — 50% refund.
  • Cancellation less than 15 days to the start of the trip — no refund.

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