Places Covered : Bagdogra – Phuentsholing – Thimpu – Punakha – Paro – Phuentsholing – Bagdogra
* Gross National Happiness is deemed more important than Gross National Product.
* Amazing mountainous landscaping
* Snowcapped peaks
* Rise out of forests in every shade of green.
* Fantastic monasteries and incredible fortresses like dzongs
* The unique Buddhist architecture embodies the traditional Buddhist culture and sets the scene for spectacular religious dance festivals.
* Then there are textiles, handicrafts, archery competitions, amazing trekking trails and breath taking flora and fauna.
Bhutan Tours Package Details
NJP railway station/Bagdogra Airport -Phuentsholing (Approx142KM.)
On arrival at N.J.P Railway Station / IXB Bagdogra airport you will be received by our Professional representative, who will be waiting outside for a traditional well come and proceed for Phuentsholing (980 ft./142 km/3 hours) which is your first destination during this tour of Bhutan. On arrival at Phuentsholing,(most rapidly growing town of Bhutan),check in at your hotel. O/N at Phuentsholing.
Phuentsholing-Thimphu (APPROX. 140KM.)
After breakfast,proceed for immigration process . After completion of this, drive for Thimphu which is of 6 hrs. On a short drive ,visit Kharbandi Gompa to get a breathtaking view of Phuentsholing and also the Indian plains. Being nature loving and guest -friendly,we stop our journey,on the way , from time to time, to see & feel the Bhutan Himalayan scenery. We will take a lunch break and again start our journey.On the way ,we will reach the highest point of about 2800m/9,185ft. Before reaching Thimphu, we will again stop to visit Simtokha Dzong. On arrival at Thimphu ,check-in at hotel and you will be well taken care of, by our hotel’s premium hospitality. O/N at Thimphu.
After breakfast you will start your day with the visit to:
- National Memorial Chorten: This is continuously circumambulated by the faithful,murmuring mantras and spinning their prayer wheels.
- Buddha Point: One of the biggest Buddha in the world. It was constructed through donations from devotees all around the world.
- Painting school: It’s a non profitable organization established by government to encourage the youth into the unique arts and crafts.
- Folk Heritage Museum: It is one of the oldest traditional houses. This house has been around 150 years old. The Folk Heritage Museum with a three storied, 19th century traditional house provides you a glimpse of the Bhutanese lifestyle, and artifacts from the rural households.
After having your lunch we will visit:
- National Textile Museum: National Textile Museum which was opened in June 2001 is worth a leisurely visit to get to know the living of national art of weaving.
- Tashichodzong: The beautiful medieval fortress/monastery which houses most of the government’s office and King’s Throne room.
O/N at Thimphu
Thimphu-Punakha (APPROX. 77KM.)
After breakfast drive to Punakha with a stop at Dochula Pass (approx. 3080m). Here we can view and admire the Chorten, Mani wall, and prayer flags which decorates the highest point on the road. If the sky is clear, the following peaks will be visible from this pass (left to right): Masagang (7,158m), Tshendagang(6,960m),Terigang(7,060m),
Jejegangphugang(7,158m),Kangphugang(7,170m), Zongphugang (7,060m),a table mountain dominates the isolated region of Lunana- finally Gangkar puensum, the highest peak in Bhutan at 7,497m. We will have lunch on the way. After that we will visit to Chimi Lhakhang which is a short hike. Chimi Lakhang Temples lies in the fertile Lobesa village of Punakha Valley. The temple is dedicated to the divine madman-Saint Drukpa Kuenley and the temple is also known as the Temple of Fertility. Check in hotel & O/N at Punakha.
Punakha-Paro (APPROX.143KM.) Early morning we will visit to Punakha dzong. It is situated near two rivers– the Pho Chu (Male River) and Mo Chu (Female River.) Asia has a rich tradition of river personification. Punakha Dzong is one of the largest Dzongs in Bhutan. Take the suspension bridge to arrive at the Dzong. Punakha Dzong was initially called Druk Pungthang or Dechen Phodrang (Palace of Great Happiness), for many years until the second king of Bhutan assumed power. Punakha Dzong happened to be the seat of the Government for a long time. After lunch drive to Paro. After arrival check in hotel. O/N at Paro.
- National Museum, housed in the Ta Dzong (watchtower). Here, an intriguing collection of artifacts provides a wonderful introduction to the rich culture and heritage of the Kingdom.
- Paro Dzong is a fine example of Bhutanese historic architecture. From the Dzong, walk further down to Nyamai Zampa, a traditional cantilever bridge.
After lunch we will visit:
- Kyichu Lhakhang: It was built sometimes in mid 7th century by the Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo. It is believed to be one of the 108 temples built to subdue a demoness residing in the Himalayas. It is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan.
- Drukgyel dzong: Drukgyal Dzong was one of the four principal Dra Dzongs (defense fortress). Accounts differ on the founder of Drukgyal Dzong. It is said to have been caused by the fire when a butter lamp fell in the central tower. Only the ruins of giant walls, charred gigantic wooden posts, beams and watch towers can be seen of what was once an important fortress that repelled several invasions from the north.
O/N at Paro.
Paro – Phuentsholing (APPROX.115KM.)
After breakfast you will drive to Phuentsholing.
Drop To N.J.P./ Bagdogra Airport
After Breakfast drive to N.J.P RAILWAY Station / IXB Bagdogra airport for your return journey. Like all good things, your Bhutan tours will come to an end. We will be happy to see you back.