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Overview

About the Destination:

Tucked in the lap of the Eastern Himalayas, Bhutan is adorned with scenic landscapes, enchanting ambience and enthralling peaks. Believe it or not, but this quaint country is a cult for the adventure junkies and nature lovers. With plenitude of options for the adrenaline junkies, it also offers nature tours in various forms.

In addition to the fascinating beauty and appeal, Bhutan is also known for its cultural roots. Known to be one of the most tourist-friendly destinations in the world, this Himalayan country showcases indigenous cultures, traditions and beliefs that holds its root to its ancient past.

About the Departure with Details:

This 6 days/ 5 nights Bhutan tour package will introduce tourists to a destination that is well known for its monasteries, natural beauty and other fascinating places of interest. During the course of the entire trip, one will be able to visit a few of the important landmarks and places of interest like Art & Craft school, National Library, Royal goldsmith workshop Chendebji Chorten, Wangduephodrang Dzong and Phobjikhs Valley among others.

Activities: Sightseeing, Nature Tours

Duration: 5N/6D

Difficulty Level: Easy 

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival at Paro Airport; Transfer to Thimpu (2,300m)

    Thimphu Chhu River, Local Exploration, Momos

    Following your arrival at the Paro Airport, you will be transferred to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan.  Enjoy the captivating views of the sprawling mountains and the Thimphu Chhu River along your journey. Arriving in the city, check-in into a hotel and unwind yourself; evening will be to take a short walk and explore the local surrounding and sample the delicious ‘momo kopi’.

  • Day 2 - Thimpu City Tour

    Art & Craft School, National Library, Handicraft Centre, Zoo, Temples

    After breakfast, embark on a sightseeing tour of an indigenous hospital that still employs the use of traditional medicine. Also visit, Art & Craft School, National Library, Royal Goldsmith workshops and Handicraft centres. Post lunch, make it to the Memorial Chorten, a memorial of the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck and Motithang Mini Zoo to see the rare ‘Takin’ (national animal of Bhutan). Rest of the day, visit the Drupthob Nunnery Temple followed by an overnight stay in Thimphu. 

  • Day 3 - Transfer to Wangdue/Punkaha (via Dochu La Pass)

    Mehsina Village, Chime Lhakhang, Punakha Dzong

    After an early breakfast, drive to Wangduephodrang (70km/2 Hours) through the Dochu La Pass (3,100m); if the weather permits, you can have astounding views of the Himalayas.

    In Wangdue, take a diversion towards Mehsina Village and visit Chime Lhakhang - the 15th century Temple of Fertility. Post lunch, drive to Punakha, the once a capital of Bhutan to visit Punakha Dzong, one of the scenic dzongs in the country; overnight stay will be in Punkaha/Wangdue.

  • Day 4 - Transfer to Paro

    Local Markets, Shopping

    Once you are done with the morning meal, take a drive to Paro, which is one of the gorgeous destinations in Bhutan; enjoy the thrills and charm of every turn on the way. Arriving in Paro, visit the local markets that are swarmed by locals as well as tourists and are popular for their silk, cotton, incense sticks, silver filigree jewellery, gho, kira and prayer flag shops. With the completion of the tour, get back to the hotel and spent overnight.

  • Day 5 - Paro

    Tango Monastery, Rinpung Dzong, Nya-mey Zam, Ta Dzong Museum

    Today morning, after breakfast, take a drive of around 12km in the north-direction and hike up to the Tango monastery. Take your time to explore the monastery that is also a prominent Buddhist learning centre in Bhutan and is the residence of the Desi Tenzin Rabgye, the reincarnated form of the monk who built Tango. The monastery visit will be followed by a visit to Ta Dzong, a museum that is one of its own kind in the entire South Asia and Rinpung Dzong. 

    Post lunch, make it to the Nya-mey Zam; locally known as the ‘Bridge with no Fish’, that connects Paro and dzong. Evening will be meant for leisure stay at the hotel with an overnight stay.

  • Day 6 - Transfer to Paro Airport

     Bhutan Tour Ends Here

    On the last day of your tour, you will be checked-out from the hotel and driven towards the Paro Airport. With your arrival, this amazing 6 days/ 5 nights Bhutan tour package will come to an end. 

Other Inclusions

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  • Return flight tickets (CCU-PBH-CCU)
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  • All accommodations during the tour
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  • All meals during the tour
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  • All sightseeing tours as mentioned
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  • Immigration charges
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  • Driver and guide charges
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  • All point-to-point transfers

Things To Carry

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  • Tobacco is absolutely prohibited in Bhutan. The tourists might use it, but extra care should be taken. Selling or giving tobacco to the locals is also a crime.
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  • Make sure you take off your footwear before you enter into any religious place.
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  • You are advised to dress discretely and modestly in Bhutan. If you’re visiting any Bhutanese temple (Tsechu), they’d admire you if you wear their national dress gho and kira. Also make some donation to Tsechu.
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  • Foreign nationals are not permitted to carry Indian rupees across the border to and from India. 5. Buying and selling of antiques is strictly forbidden in Bhutan. 6. Don't jump to give toys or treats to children in exchange for photo offers. Locals are careful not to breed a generation of children who beg tourists, as happens - but adults likely will not object out loud out of politeness.

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