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Overview

Starting Point: Kolkata
End Point: Kolkata

Date of Departure: 7th Oct 2019

Highlights of the Trip:
- Fly over the Himalayas
- Land in Paro, visit Bhutan’s oldest monasteries and temples
- Go for an exciting culture trip to the capital city Thimphu
- Have a nice cup of tea at Dochu La Pass (10,170 ft.)
- Take a four-hour trek to the famous Tiger’s Nest, a monastery approx. 3000 ft. above the Paro Valley
- Drive to the highest motorable pass out of all Bhutan’s passes, the Chele La Pass

About the Destination:

Bhutan, the happiest country in all of Asia is a marvel nestling in the shelter of pristine Himalayan Mountains. A mere mention of the country invokes various images of monks, monasteries, yaks, Buddhist art, festivities, traditions, and smiling faces. Catch a glimpse of this secluded wonder, get insights about their culture, and admire how they follow ancient ways of living with a touch of modernity.

About the trip:
- The enthralling 6-days and 5-nights tour in the Land of Thunder Dragons starts from Kolkata where you board a flight to Paro. At the tiny Paro airport that resembles a doll’s house, you meet the Bhutanese guide for the tour.
- On the following days, tour the simplistic yet mesmerizing land, stop by Wangdue and witness the age-old Temple of Fertility, drive to Punakha, the former capital of Bhutan and visit Punakha Dzong, capture the traditional art of healing in the Indigenous Hospital, thus dedicating the days to sightseeing of Thimphu.
- Later on, go on a sightseeing tour of Paro and shop your heart out or go hiking to the Tiger’s Nest, a prominent Himalayan sacred place, to meditate and gain merits for life. Spend your next day in the Chele La Pass that is surrounded by splendid views and ancient trails. Get rest as on the following day this beautiful little expedition comes to an end.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Pick up from Paro airport, Transfer to Thimphu

    Pick up from Paro Airport

    Meet the Bhutanese guide

    Drive through the beautiful valleys to reach Thimphu

    Check into the hotel

    Explore the bustling town in the evening hours

    Enjoy the overnight stay at a hotel in Thimphu

  • Day 2 - Day Trip to Punakha/Wangdue

    Have an early breakfast

    Head on a scenic two-hour drive to Wangdue Phodrang, home of over 200 monks

    Stop en route for tea at Dochu La Pass amidst the sterling views of Himalayas

    Visit Chimi Lakhang- the Temple of Fertility

    Have lunch and then drive to Punakha

    Visit the Punakha Dzong, a huge white castle that was built in 1637

    Relax in the overnight stay at Thimphu

  • Day 3 - Thimphu Full Day City Tour

    Have some breakfast

    Leave for Thimphu and witness the medley of tradition and modernity

    Visit the following destinations: Indigenous Hospital, Art & Craft school, National Library, and Royal Goldsmith Workshop and Handicraft Centers

    After having lunch, pay a visit to Memorial Chorten which is the most visible religious landmark in Bhutan

    Drop around to see the 15th Century Changangkha Monastery

    Spend some time in Motithang Mini Zoo and witness the rare “Takin”, the national animal of Bhutan

    Relish the rest of the evening as you like

    Spend the night at the stay in Thimphu

  • Day 4 - Transfer to Paro-Half Day City Tour/Tiger Nest Hiking(Optional)

    Have breakfast

    Fill in your senses with unhurried peace during the drive to Paro

    Choose between Paro CityTour and hiking to the Tiger's Nest

    Roam around the historic ruins of Drukgyal Dzong, which was built in 1647

    Visit Ta Dzong (National Museum), and the 7th-century monastery- Kyichu Lhakhang

    Gape at the three hundred fifty years old architectural marvel, Ringpung Monastery

    Spend the evening at your leisure

    Enjoy the overnight stay in Paro

  • Day 5 - Day Trip to Chele La Pass

    Have a delicious breakfast

    Head on a thriving drive to the Chele La Pass which lies at an altitude of 3,988 meters

    Witness the vibrant landscape of Mount Jumolhari, Jichu Drake, and other northern peaks on the way

    Marvel at this botanical paradise blooming with wild roses, primulas, rhododendrons and the lovely deep blue iris covering the forest floor.

    Traverse back the same route to Paro, prevailing a happy smile.

    Rejoice in the overnight stay at Paro

  • Day 6 - Transfer to Paro Airport

    Savor the last breakfast here

    Check out from the hotel

    Leave for Paro Airport in the whim of returning

    Start the journey home

Stay

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  • 3-star hotels
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  • Accommodation is provided on twin sharing basis

Meal

    7
  • Breakfast
  • 7
  • Lunch
  • 7
  • Dinner

Activity

    7
  • Sightseeing
  • 7
  • Hiking

Other Inclusions

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  • Return economy flight fare with meals on-board
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  • 5-nights accommodation
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  • Five breakfast, lunch and dinner on a fixed menu
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  • Professional English speaking guide
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  • Immigration charges
  • 7
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary

Transport

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  • Transfer & sightseeing by Non-AC Coach

Things To Carry

    7
  • Sunscreen
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  • Sunglasses
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  • Hat
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  • Camera
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  • Shoes
  • 7
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 7
  • Towels
  • 7
  • Mosquito Repellent

Advisory

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  • Ta Dzong – Paro (national museum): closed on Government holidays
  • 7
  • National Library – Thimphu: closed on Sat, Sun and Government holidays
  • 7
  • Folk Heritage Museum - Thimphu: closed on Government Holidays and Sat open from 10.30 AM to 1.00 PM and on Sunday, open from 11.30 AM to 3.00 PM
  • 7
  • Textile Museum – Thimphu: Closed on Government Holidays and Sun and Sat open from 9.00 AM to 4 PM
  • 7
  • Institute of Zorig Chusum (Arts & Crafts School) - Thimphu: Closed on Sun & Government
  • 7
  • Holidays and on Saturday, open from 10 AM to 12 o’clock
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  • The vehicle is only available for point to point services
  • 7
  • Entry Fees to monuments is not included in this package
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  • The itineraries are flexible. If unexpected events arise, there may be change plans to take advantage of the situation or deal with an issue. Please be flexible and allow the program to unfold.

Tour Type

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  • This is a group tour

Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 15 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees
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  • If cancellations are made 7-15 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • 7
  • If cancellations are made within 0-7 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

Refund Policy

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 15 business days

Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.

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