Treasures of Bhutan

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Bhutan is a tiny and remote kingdom nestling in the Himalayas between its powerful neighbours, India and China. Almost completely cut off for centuries, it has tried to let in some aspects of the outside world while fiercely guarding its ancient traditions. Within its small boundaries the ecological diversity is amazing. Tropical jungles in the south with elephants, rhinoceros, and tigers, coniferous forest in the mid region with leopards, mountain goats, bears, and variety of bird life, and blue sheep and snow leopards in the high temperature zones. Through centuries of self-imposed isolation Bhutan has been able to preserve its spectacular environment and nurture its unique culture.

Treasures of Bhutan
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Description

7 days in Land of the Thunder Dragon gives you the chance of touching the untouched. Virgin geographical beauty of Bhutan makes every bit of your effort worthwhile.

Detailed Day Wise Itinerary

  • Day : 1 Day 1 - Arrive Bagdogra / NJP - Phuentsholing

    Arrive at Bagdogra airport / NJP and meet our representative, transfer to Phuentsholing. Check-in at the hotel, process for route permit and spend the evening at your leisure. Overnight stay in hotel.

  • Day : 2 Day 2 - Phuentsholing - Thimphu

    Morning transfer to the capital city Thimphu through the mountains, this journey is of almost unbelievable beauty. The road leads from the northern Indian tea plantations through endless turns, hair pin bends and daring stretches carved into the mountain rock via Chukka to Thimphu. Check in the hotel. Afternoon you can relax and in the evening spend some time in clock tower square. O/n at Thimphu.

  • Day : 3 Day 3 - Thimphu sightseeing

    When in Thimphu you got to prepare for surprises where this unique capital has no traffic lights but adopted its own version of the British – Indian colonial times traffic policemen who can startle you and memorize others with his elaborate hand gestures, sometimes he may be signaling stop when it looks like go but don’t worry you can observe the flow and notice his smile as you stare at him. Sightseeing includes the Folk Heritage Museum, National Library, Handicraft Center to view the traditional arts, the indigenous Medicine Hospital, the Painting School and from the road point take a glimpse of Tashichho Dzong. Further drive uphill and visit Takin Zoo where you will find national animal of Bhutan. Afternoon visit National Memorial Chorten a stupa dedicated to the third king of Bhutan and Buddha statue. Evening take a walk to the main city from Clock tower square. O/n at Thimphu.

  • Day : 4 Day 4 - Thimphu - Paro valley

    Morning drive to Paro valley and visit the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong, a 17th century fortress that used to keep invaders from Tibet and in 1951 the fort was destroyed by fire. On the way back drive till the base of the world famous “Tigers Nest “or popularly known as “Taktsang” one of the popular spiritual heritage sites. It was here that the great tantric master Guru Padma Sambhava flew in from Tibet on a tiger to bring Buddhist teachings to Bhutan. Rest of the day at leisure. O/n at Paro.

  • Day : 5 Day 5 - Paro sightseeing

    Morning visit, the National Museum housed in a round fortress called as the Ta Dzong considered to be one of the best natural history museums in Asia where it has a fine collection of natural and historic artifacts. Just below Ta Dzong lies Paro Dzong. Afternoon visit Kyichu Lhakhang the monastery dates back to 7th century and is one of the oldest and most sacred and visit farm house where you will be able to see the lifestyle of the villagers of Paro. Visit the town for shopping or leisure. O/n at Paro.

  • Day : 6 Day 6 - Paro – Phuentsholing

    Morning transfer to Phuentsholing and before reaching Phuentsholing stop and visit Kharbandi Gompa. Check in the hotel and evening at leisure.O/n at Phuentsholing.

  • Day : 7 Day 7 - Phuentsholing - Bagdogra / NJP

    After breakfast, we drop you at airport for onward journey.

Inclusion/Exclusion

Inclusion
  • Transfer and Sightseeing by 01 Non Ac Sumo/Maxx as per itinerary point to point basis.
  • Daily breakfasts at the hotel (excluding the first day)
  • Airport / station return transfers
  • 2 Night accommodation in PHUENTSHOLING as per itinerary
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Thimpu as per itinerary
  • 2 Night accommodation in Paro as per itinerary
  • All transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary.
Exclusion
  • Any Air Fare
  • Alcoholic/aerated beverages, bottled water and starters
  • Camera fees
  • Lunch and dinners are not included; please pay on site by you.
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances etc.
  • Any tips, laundry expense & phone calls
  • 5 % Government Service Tax
  • Anything not mentioned under “Inclusions”

Things Todo

  • Punakha Dzong

    Punakha Dzong

    Punakha Dzong is arguably the most beautiful dzong in the country, especially in spring when the lilac-coloured jacaranda trees bring a lush sensuality to the dzong's characteristically towering whitewashed walls. This dzong was the second to be built in Bhutan and it served as the capital and seat of government until the mid-1950s. All of Bhutan's kings have been crowned here.

  • Tiger’s Nest

    Tiger’s Nest

    Clinging to a sheer cliff face, 900 hundred metres above the Paro Valley, Taktsang Lhakhang (Tiger's Nest Monastery) is Bhutan’s Machu Picchu, its Taj Mahal – the cliff-face that launched a thousand postcards. It features in every brochure, book and website about the country. But, thanks to Bhutan’s restrictions on visitor numbers, it doesn't feel overrun.

  • Archery

    Archery

    Archery is Bhutan’s national sport and is practised everywhere in the country. From local tournaments between friends to national competitions, the activity is taken rather seriously.

Hotel Amenities

  • High-speed Internet
  • Play Place
  • Restourant
  • Bar
  • Doorman
  • Bike Rental
  • Entertaiment
  • Free parking
  • TV
  • Handicap
  • Secure

Trip Information

  • Location : phuntsholing,thimpu,paro
  • Person: 2
  • Price per person on twin sharing

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