Starts at
18499 per person
Duration
4N/5D
Accomodation
2 and 3 Star Hotels
Group Size
7-13
Guided Trip
Local Bhutanese Guide
Transportation
Toyota Luxury Bus/Innova Crysta/Creta
Accomodation Sharing
Dual/Triple sharing

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  • 2-3 Star Comfortable hotels on twin/triple sharing with breakfast included
  • Transportation in Toyota luxury bus with professional driver.
  • A professional licensed guide.
  • E Permit handling charges & immigration formalities.
  • All taxes
  • Entry fees wherever applicable.
  • Lunch, dinner and other snacks.
  • Gratitude tips to service providers (Tipping is not compulsory )

Itinerary


Day 1 : Arrival In Bhutan

Day 2 : Explore Thimphu

Day 3 : Drive to Dochula Pass and Paro

Day 4 : PARO TIGER’S NEST HIKE

Day 5 : PARO TO PHUNTSHOLING TO BAGDOGRA

Frequently Asked Questions


Having a passport is not required, but is much easier as you don’t have to wait or make your trip mates wait upon arrival for making the permits and route permits in the middle of the trip. If you don't have a passport then you will need your voter id card, but it would result in a longer process and effort.
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 one month. 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.
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.

Meet Your Host


Rin Zin Wangchuk
Local Bhutanese Guide, Owner of BhutanTravelPlus

I have an MBA in Tourism & Hospitality(first recipient of this honour through the prestigious India - bhutan govt scholarship). I have been into tourism since 2013 and Co founded Bhutan Travel +, the first and only agent in Bhutan fostering responsible and sustainable tourism. I speak, read and write Dzongkha(mother tongue), English and Japanese and speak Hindi and Nepali too. I studied and lived in India for about 6 years and have visited most parts of it, so I’ve great understanding of the people and culture of India.

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Detailed Itinerary

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DAY 1

Arrival In Bhutan

Bagdogra to Phunsholing

Upon arrival in Bhutan gate, you will be traditionally greeted by the representatives from Bhutan Travel plus. Do the immigration formalities for who has Passports and rest will prepare for arrival permit documents and do the forms.

Phuntsholing Town: The town occupies parts of both Phuentsholing Gewog and Sampheling Gewog. Phuentsholing lies opposite the Indian town of Jaigon and cross-border trade has resulted in a thriving local economy. For example, the town serves as headquarters for the Bank of Bhutan. In 2005, Phuentsholing had a population of 20,537 and has been growing since. Explore Zangdopelri Park, Crocodile breeding centre and the street.

Late afternoon drives further up to Thimphu.

Thimphu: The Kingdom’s capital city is home to approximately 100,000 inhabitants including the Royal family. This bustling little city is the main centre of commerce, religion and government in the country. The juxtaposition of ancient tradition and modernity make Thimphu the ideal location for visitors to break away from their tour itinerary to immerse themselves in the contemporary Bhutanese lifestyle. Thimphu is the most modern city in Bhutan with an abundance of restaurants, internet cafes, nightclubs and shopping centres. However, it still retains its’ cultural identity and values amidst the signs of modernization. The culture of Bhutan is fully reflected in Thimphu in respect of religion, customs, national dress code, the monastic practices of the monasteries, music, dance, literature and the media. One of the most curious features of Thimphu is that it is the only capital city in the world that does not use traffic lights. Instead, a few major intersections have policemen standing in

elaborately decorated booths. Overnight at Thimphu.

Elevation
2350M
Food Inclusions
Breakfast
Name of Hotel
Ama Suites/Chophel Norkhil
DAY 2

Explore Thimphu

Immerse yourself in the Bhutanese Culture.

Tashi Chodzong: Tashichho Dzong has been the seat of the government since 1952 and presently houses the throne room and offices of the king, the secretariat and the ministries of home affairs and finance. Other government departments are housed in buildings nearby.
It was first constructed in 1216 A.D. by Lama Gyalwa Lhanangpa where Dechen Phodrang now stands above Thimphu. In 1641, Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal acquired it but finding it too small, he built another one, known as the lower Dzong. The original dzong was destroyed by fire in 1771 and everything was moved to the lower dzong. It was damaged during an earthquake in 1897 and rebuilt in 1902.

Buddha Point: The Buddha Dordenma is located atop a hill in Kuenselphodrang Nature Park and overlooks the Southern entrance to Thimphu Valley. The statue fulfils an ancient prophecy dating back to the 8th century A.D that was discovered by Terton Pema Lingpa and is said to emanate an aura of peace and happiness to the entire world. This massive statue of Shakyamuni measures in at a height of 51.5 m, making it one of the largest statues of Buddha in the world. The statue is made of bronze and is gilded in gold. 125,000 smaller Buddha statues have been placed within the Buddha Dordenma statue; 100,000 statues of which are 8-inches-tall and 25,000 statues of which are 12 inches tall. Each of these thousands of Buddhas has also been cast in bronze and gilded.

Simply Bhutan Museum: A live museum which will showcase and demonstrate typical Bhutanese culture and traditions, including a glimpse of festivals and folk dances.

Takin Preserve Center: One of the most endangered species found only in the Himalayas and Tibetan plateaus, Takin, is the national animal of Bhutan. Hear the mythical story behind the creation of this animal from your guide while visiting.

Free stroll at leisure in Thimphu town including Crafts bazaar, Clock tower square, Changlimithang stadium. Overnight at hotel in

Memorial Chorten: The National Memorial Chorten was built in memory of Third Druk Gyalpo and is dedicated to World Peace. The Chorten is a large white structure crowned with a golden spire. Visitors will find elderly Bhutanese people circumambulating the Chorten throughout the day. Chorten literally means ‘Seat of Faith’ and Buddhists often call such monuments, the ‘Mind of Buddha’. The Chorten is an extraordinary example of Buddhist architecture and artwork with its gorgeous paintings and intricate sculptures.

Painting School: This institute, commonly known as ‘the painting school’, operates four- to six-year courses that provide instruction in Bhutan’s 13 traditional arts. Students specialise in painting (furniture, thangka s – painted religious pictures, usually on canvas), woodcarving (masks, statues, bowls), embroidery (hangings, boots, clothes) or statue-making (clay).

Royal Textile Academy (optional): With the aim to preserve and promote this living art, the Royal Textile Academy of Bhutan was instituted in May 2005 under the patronage of Her Majesty Ashi Sangay Choden Wangchuck as a non-government, non-profit organization. It will be established as an educational centre for the training of individuals in the traditional art of weaving, thereby preserving and conserving the culture of Bhutanese.

Dinner and overnight at hotel in Thimphu

Overnight in Thimphu. 

Elevation
2350M
Food Inclusions
Breakfast
Name of Hotel
Ama Suites/Chophel Norkhil
DAY 3

Drive to Dochula Pass and Paro

84KM & 1.5 Hrs drive

Dochula pass is located on the way to Punakha from Thimphu. The pass is a popular location among tourists as it offers a stunning 360-degree panoramic view of the Himalayan mountain range. The view is especially scenic on clear, winter days with snowcapped mountains forming a majestic backdrop to the tranquillity of the 108 Chortens gracing the mountain pass.

Bhutanese families enjoy visiting the pass during holidays and weekends to picnic and simply enjoy the scenery. It is common to see families and groups of friends seated amongst the Chortens, enjoying a packed lunch and hot tea. For tourists, this is an ideal location to capture beautiful pictures of the Himalayan mountain range during clear, warm days.

Paro: Paro valley extends from the confluence of the Paro Chhu and the Wang Chhu rivers at Chuzom up to Mt. Jomolhari at the Tibetan border to the North. This picturesque region is one of the widest valleys in the kingdom and is covered in fertile rice fields and has a beautiful, crystalline river meandering down the valley. Accentuating the natural beauty are the elegant, traditional-style houses that dot the valley and surrounding hills. One of the distinctive features of Paro town is that it is situated in a flat valley bottom and follows a grid-like pattern. The central plaza is adorned with a large prayer wheel and a small amphitheatre where events are held throughout the year.

Paro National Museum: The museum is set in Paro Ta Dzong, an ancient watchtower that now displays hundreds of ancient Bhutanese artefacts and artwork including traditional costumes, armour, weaponry and handcrafted implements for daily life. The collection at the National Museum preserves a snap-shot of the rich cultural traditions of the country

Elevation
3110
Food Inclusions
Breakfast
Name of Hotel
Sangayling
DAY 4

PARO TIGER’S NEST HIKE

Hike to the most recognised spot in Bhutan

After early breakfast from the hotel, drive to the north of Paro for most exciting point of the interest of Bhutan tour: Taktsang Lhakhang: is Bhutan’s most iconic landmark and religious site. The name Taktsang translates to “The Tiger’s Nest”. This temple is one of the holiest sites in the kingdom and clings impossibly to a sheer cliff face 900 meters above the Paro Valley. It was first built in 1692 at a cave where Guru Rimpoche meditated in the 7th century A.D. Legend states that Guru Rimpoche flew to the site atop the back of a tigress and meditated in the cave for 3 years, 3 months, 3 days and 3 hours in order to subdue evil demons residing within it. The cave has been considered a sacred site ever since and many famous saints have travelled to meditate in it. You could do a meditation session in the inner temple for a few hours as well. No trip to Bhutan would be complete without a visit to this remarkable heritage site.

Kichu Temple : The temple dates back to the 7th century. According to the Bhutanese legend, Songtsen Gempo, the first Buddhist King of Tibet, established a temple here on the left knee of an ogress in order to subdue her. The temple was restored in the 19th century and a similar one was added in 1968 by Ashi Kesang, the grand Queen Mother of Bhutan.

Elevation
3000M
Food Inclusions
Breakfast
Name of Hotel
Sangayling
DAY 5

PARO TO PHUNTSHOLING TO BAGDOGRA

4.5 hours to Phuntsholing and 4.5 hours to Bagdogra

After early breakfast drive to Phuntsholing with stop overs at good view points. Drive further to Bagdogra Airport bidding a farewell to this beautiful country with lots of happy memories.

Food Inclusions
Breakfast
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