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Bhutan – The Land of Thunder Dragon

8 Days

Purely Buddhist Himalayan Kingdom has unsurpassed scenic majesty and vibrant culture. The kingdom is still regarded as one of the last Shangrl-la’s in the Himalayan region and is living heritage of Buddhism. Sandwiched in the Himalayas between India, Nepal and the Tibet region of China, shares the world’s greatest mountains which makes it an exotic tourist destination. The Bhutanese have safeguarded their ancient way of life, beautiful Dzongs, temples and houses with architecture found nowhere else in the world, which adds up to the call to Bhutan. Thimphu is the capital city & Paro which is at a 2 hours drive from Thimphu is the only airport in the country. Phuentsholing is an Indo-Bhutan border town and is one of the entry point to Bhutan by Best time to travel: Bhutan has four distinct season, spring, monsoon, autumn and winter. Spring and autumn is the best time to visit Bhutan i.e. end of Febraury till end of March and September to November. If you love flowers, you will get plenty of them in May, June and July. November, December, January and February will be blessed with breath taking mountain views, sunny days and the morning/evening chills.

Schedule Details

Pick up from NJP Railway Station / Bagdogra Airport and transfer to Phuentsholing which is approx 4Hrs driver from NJP Railway Station and overnight stay at Phuentsholing.

After Breakfast: Make Tourist permit at Phuentsholing Immigration Office and transfer to Thimphu, (which is Approx. 6 Hours/ 172 Km from Phuentsholing town) Thimphu is the capital and largest city of Bhutan. It has a population of 104,200, En-route see Water Falls & Chukha Dam (Top View). Check-In at Hotel & Overnight Stay at Thimphu.

After Breakfast: Visit Sightseeing Starts- 1) Durga Temple/Shiv Temple 2) Buddha Point, 3) Coronation Park, 4) Takin Zoo (National Animal of Bhutan),5) Memorial Chorten 6) Folk Heritage Museum, 7) National Painting School, 8) School of Arts & Crafts, 9) Handicrafts & Textile Museum, 10) Handmade Paper Factory , 11) Tashicchhoe Dzong (Thimphu Dzong) & 12) Simply Bhutan(Traditional Culture Program)- Overnight Stay in Thimphu.

After Breakfast: transfer to Punakha - It is approximately 90 kilometers and is nearly 03 hours from Thimphu. Enroute Visit 1) Semtokha Dzong, 2) Dochu la Pass, 3) Chhimi Lhakhang, 4) Punakha Dzong, 5) Suspension Bridge (Longest Bridge in Bhutan). Overnight stay at Punakha

After breakfast: transfer to Paro, passing by Tamchog Lhakhang Iron Bridge En Route, distancing approximately 143 km and 5 hours from Punakha. It is the site of the country’s only international airport and is also known for the many sacred sites in the area. It has a population of 39, 800 - On arrival check in at the hotel – Do Local market sightseeing - Overnight Stay at Paro.

After breakfast: Visit 1) Rinpung Dzong (Paro Dzong), 2) Kichu Lhakhang Monastery, 3) Drukgyal Dzong (Presently closed for Tourist), 4) Tiger Nest Monasteries (View Point), 5) Ta Dzong (Paro Museum) – Night Stay at Paro.

OR PARO - FULL DAY HIKE TO TAKTSANG LHAKHANG (TIGER`S NEST)

Start the day early for a day hike to Taktsang Lhakhang (Tiger's Nest Monastery) - The hike which is all the way uphill takes about 2 /3 hours one way through pine forests and Overnight stay at Paro.

After breakfast: Check out from Paro Hotel and transfer to Phuentsholing & on the way sightseeing. Overnight stay at Phuentsholing.

This time has come to Say Goodbye BHUTAN. After Having Breakfast & Check-out from Hotel & Procced to Drop NJP Railway Station / Bagdogra Airport . we Assure you of our Best Services Always & wish you a Very Happy & Safe Journey.
TOUR ENDS WITH SWEETS MEMORIES

What languages are spoken in Bhutan?

There are 19 languages spoken in Bhutan, but the national language is Dzongkha. English is used throughout Bhutan’s education system, so it is widely used and understood.

What currency is used in Bhutan?

Bhutan’s currency is called ngultrum. It’s 1:1 with Indian rupees.

Is A Visa Required To Visit Bhutan?

It is vital to know that Bhutan does not have a Visa on Arrival Service. Except for a few southeastern countries like India, Bangladesh, and the Maldives, tourists from all other countries need to get a visa for traveling to Bhutan. Applying for a visa for Bhutan is a relatively easier process than what people imagine. You cannot apply for a visa on your own so you need to book a trip with your international tour operator or a local travel agency to apply online on behalf of you. These tour agents should be registered with the Tourism Council of Bhutan. Certain documents particularly the electronic copy of your passport is required for processing by the tour agency. It costs about $40 for the application.

It will take about 72 working hours for the Tourism Council of Bhutan to process your visa. Your visa clearance letter will be sent to your tour operator, the airport immigration terminal, road checkpoints, and the airlines that you choose to fly from. Your visa is usually cleared about 1 to 2 weeks before your destined trip date. At the entry point in Bhutan, your visa will be stamped in your passport. Having the visa processing done through your tour operator makes it rather easier and hassle-free.

What Are The Bhutan Travel Rules?

Tourism in Bhutan is strictly monitored by the Government. It only began in 1974 to promote the distinct culture, tradition, and landscape of Bhutan. To keep check of the environmental impact tourists can have on the unique landscape and culture of Bhutan, the government established a ‘High Value, Low Impact’ tourism which strictly meant that despite targeting only a selected number of tourists respectful towards protecting the culture of Bhutan, it would provide them the best experience in their destination of choice. Hence there are certain travel rules you need to abide by:

  • If you are not the citizen of countries, India, Bangladesh, and the Maldives, you need to get a visa to travel to Bhutan
  • It is a government regulation to book your travel activities only through a government licensed tour operator.
  • There is a strict Minimum Daily package/minimum price of tours that a tourist should follow per night. Although expensive, it is an all-inclusive price.

Is Bhutan Expensive To Visit?

Compared to traveling in other countries, tourism in Bhutan is expensive. It is so because of the government’s initiative to protect the culture and environment of Bhutan. The government has introduced a Minimum Daily Package where the tourist has to spend $200/night in the offseason of January, February, June, July, and August, and $250/night in the peak season like March, April, May, September, October, and November.

Despite the high cost, the Minimum Daily Package is all-inclusive consisting of:

  • Accommodation in a 3-star hotel
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
  • Tea & snacks
  • Camping equipment and food supplies on trekking
  • Experienced Guide
  • Transportation (Usually via a car) – does not include airfare to and from home country
  • $65 segregated for Sustainable Development fee (for free education, free healthcare, and poverty alleviation in Bhutan)

The all-inclusive package is fair enough and seems all worth it when you get to experience the unspoiled beauty of Bhutan.

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Bhutan – The Land of Thunder Dragon
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