ITINERARY NUMBER: TEM – 20 – Duration: 09 Days / 08 Nights
Day – 1 Arrival and Transfer to Phuentsholling
Our representative will receive the Guest at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) – He will be assisting for the transfer via Jaigaon to Phuentsholling – The border of India & Bhutan, Indian side is Jaigaon and the Bhutan side is called Phuentsholling – Nearly 170 kilometers 3 ½ – 4 hours drive – The drive is through Dooars – Land of breathtaking beauty, sloping tea gardens with spectacular views of the – Check into hotel – Evening free to roam around Mall or local Shopping center – Over Night stay at Phuentsholling
Day – 2 Transfer to Thimpu after Permit formalities
After preparing permit etc – Transfer from Jaigaon / Phuentsholling to Thimpu – 180 kilometers – Nearly 6 ½ – 7 ½ hours – The drive will take guest along the Paro Chu (water or river) down stream to the confluence with the Wang Chu next the road bends upstream and travel along the Wang Chu to Thimpu – One can experience breath taking view of Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga and other famous Himalayan peaks including the sacred Jumolhari and Mount Jichu Drake – Check into hotel – Evening free to roam around Mall or local Shopping center – Over Night stay at Thimpu
Day – 3 Thimpu sight seeing
Early morning breakfast – Drive and visit the Memorial Chorten (Stupa) built in memory of the third King of Bhutan who ruled the Kingdom from 1952-1972 – Next the National Library where ancient manuscripts are preserved, Wood Craft and Painting School – The handicrafts Emporium where Bhutanese textiles and other arts and crafts are displayed and can be purchased – Simtokha Dzong, one of the oldest fortresses in Bhutan built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1629 A.D – Browse through example of Bhutan’s fine traditional arts. Here you can buy hand-woven textiles, thangkha paintings, masks, ceramics, slate and wood carvings, jewelry, interesting items made from local materials – Night stay at Thimpu
Day – 4 Thimphu – Wangduephodrang – Punakha Transfer via Dochu La Pass
Early morning breakfast – After breakfast, drive to Wangduephodrang, with a stop en route for tea break at Dochu La (3,100 meters), where on a clear day you can get a spectacular view of the Himalayas – After lunch, will continue drive to Punakha, the former capital of Bhutan, and visit Punakha Dzong, which is noteworthy both for being one of the most beautiful dzongs in Bhutan and also for having been built by the first Shabdrung in 1637 – Check into Hotel – Evening free to stroll around the region – Night stay at Punakha
Day – 5 Punakha – Gangtey – Wangduephodrang Transfer
Early morning breakfast – After breakfast visit Gangtey – Passing through dense forests of oak trees and rhododendrons and arrive at Gangtey Village, where you will visit Gangtey Gompa, the only Nyingmapa Monastery in Western Bhutan – From Gangtey, you can enjoy the picturesque Black Mountain range as well as Phobjika Valley, the winter habitat of the black necked cranes – In the evening stroll through the town of Wangduephodrang and visit the shops – Night stay at hotel / resort in Wangduephodrang
Day – 6 Transfer Wangduephodrang to Paro – Early morning breakfast
Morning, set out for Paro with a stop in Thimphu for lunch and a visit to the Folk Heritage Museum – In the afternoon, will continue drive to Paro and visit a traditional farmhouse – Check into hotel in Paro – Evening free to stroll around the area – night stay at hotel in Paro
Day – 7 Paro Sight seeing
Morning two hours hike to reach Taktshang monastery – Tiger’s Nest – Later visit Drugyel Dzong (fortress) – The Dzong was built in 1649 by Shabdrung Nawang Namgyel to commemorate the victory of Bhutan over Tibetan Invaders in 1644 – Destroyed by fire in 1951 – Spectacular view of sacred Mountain Jumolhari is worth it – On the way back view Taktsang Monastery perched on the side of a cliff at 900 meters – Visit Kychu Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples – National Museum popularly known to the local Bhutanese as Ta Dzong or Watch Tower – Built as Watch Tower (Ta Dzong) of Paro Dzong and the Valley was renovated and converted into National Museum in 1968 – Evening stroll around Paro town Night stay at Paro
Day – 8 – Departure – Transfer from Paro to Phuentsholling – Early morning breakfast
Transfer from Paro to Jaigaon / Phuentsholling – A drive of nearly 180 kilometers, a drive of approximately 6 ½ – 7 hours – After breakfast transfer to Phuentsholing – On the way take a short stop at Chuzom, the confluence of Paro and Thimphu rivers with three different style of stupas adorn this confluence – Drive further through Chapcha and later take glimpse of famous Chukha Dam and the magnificent Vince waterfall before Gedu town – Arrive Phuenthsoling by evening and check into the hotel – Evening free to stroll around the area – Night stay at hotel in Phuentsholing.
Day – 9 Departure and Transfer to New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction)
Early morning breakfast – Drive to Siliguri – New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) – Morning breakfast – After breakfast transfer to Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand (Junction) – Nearly 180 kilometers 3 ½ – 4 ½ hours drive – Forwarding Journey
|TOUR COST : Per Person ( In Rupees )|
|No of Pax||Deluxe on EP||Standard on EP|
|Child With Extra Bed||4000||4000|
Note : One Tata Sumo Only 08 Pax are Allowed Including Child, If No Of Pax Traveling More Than 08, then Extra Car Cost will Be Rs. 29,250/- Net. As Per Above Itinerary.
Supplement / Up gradation Cost : AC Innova Rs. 1000/- Net Per Day / AC Travera Rs. 700/- Per Day Extra.