Bhutan Tour Packages

Bir, Himachal pradesh

 

Bhutan is a small country nestled in the Himalayas between the Tibet Autonomous Region of China and India. Besides the stunning natural scenery, the enduring image of the country for most visitors is the strong sense of culture and tradition that binds the kingdom and clearly distinguishes it from its larger neighbors.

Bhutan is a visual treat and is known for its monasteries, fortresses (or dzongs) and dramatic landscapes that range from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys.

 

Bhutan Tour Packages from Hasimara/ Alipurduar

 Bhutan Tour 1: 5N/6D

Hasimara – Phuntsholing – Thimpu – Paro – Haa

 Day 01 : Hasimara/Alipurduar  to Phuntsholing

Check into hotel & rest of the day is tor leisure.

Day 02 : Phuntsholing to Thimpu

Ger permission & Start for Thimpu (7,500 ft), the capital of Bhutan. On the way enjoy the beauty of Bhutan Himalaya. On arrival at Thimpu check into your respective hote. Over night at Thimpu.

Day 03 : Thimpu sight seeing

Drive for a full day Thimpu sight seeing starting with Tashicho Dzong, the hose of most of the govt. offices. Proceed to National Library houses some exclusive collection of Buddhist manuscripts & texts as well as the modern literatures, Zorig Chusm the school of traditional handicrafts & arts. Visit Institute of Tibetology, handicraft emporium & the National Memmorial Chorten.

Overnitht at Thimpu.

Day 04 : Paro sight seeing

Early morning proceed to Paro.

Proceed for a full day sight seeing of Paro another inmertent destination in Bhutan. Today you will visit Drukgyal Dzong, View of Taktsang Monastery, Kichulanka Monastery, Ta Dzong, Paro Rinpung Dzong (Museum), Nya-Mey Zam, Dungtse Lhankhang, Kila Gompa, Druk Choeding.

Overnight at Paro.

Day 05 : Excursion to Chele La (Pass) & Haa Valley

Proceed for an excursion tour to Chele La (Pass) & Haa Valley Only (Border of the Bhutan and China). Chele La (Pass), at an elevation of 14,500 ft (4200 mtr), is 42 km drive through the rhododendron & pine forest. It offer a spectacular view of Mt. Jomolhari. Drive for an hour to reach Haa Valley. Enjoy stunning scenic beauty around Haa Valley & monasteries. Overnight at Paro.

Day 06 : Paro to Hasimara

Today you will proceed to Phuntsholing from Paro. Check into your respective hotel. Overnight at Phuntsholing.

 

Bhutan Tours from Hasimara/ Alipurduar

Bhutan Tour 2: 6N/7D

Hasimara – Phuntsholing – Thimpu – Punakha – Paro – Haa 

 Day 01 : Hasimara/Alipurduar  to Phuntsholing

Check into hotel & rest of the day is tor leisure.

Day 02 : Phuntsholing to Thimpu

Get permission & Start for Thimpu (7,500 ft), the capital of Bhutan. On the way enjoy the beauty of Bhutan Himalaya. On arrival at Thimpu check into your respective hote. Over night at Thimpu.

Day 03 : Thimpu sight seeing

Drive for a full day Thimpu sight seeing starting with Tashicho Dzong, the hose of most of the govt. offices. Proceed to National Library houses some exclusive collection of Buddhist manuscripts & texts as well as the modern literatures, Zorig Chusm the school of traditional handicrafts & arts. Visit Institute of Tibetology, handicraft emporium & the National Memmorial Chorten.

Overnitht at Thimpu.

Day 04 : Thimpu to Punakha, Wangdu & Dochu La Pass

Proceed for a full day esc to Punakha (Approx 90km/ 3 Hours From Thimphu). Punakha is the capital of Punakha Dzongkhag districts of Bhutan. Punakha was the capital of Bhutan till 1955. Wangdue Phodrang is a town and capital (dzongkhag thromde) of Wangdue Phodrang District in central Bhutan. Enroute Dochu la Pass. The pass is a popular among the tourists because of its 360 degree panoramic view of Himalayan range. The place is worth going in clear winter days with magnificent view of snowcapped mountains and mountain pass. Transfer to Paro.

Overnight at Punakha.

Day 05 : Punakha to Paro

Transfer to Paro. Visit Drukgyal Dzong, View of Taktsang Monastery, Kichulanka Monastery, Ta Dzong, Paro Rinpung Dzong (Museum), Nya-Mey Zam, Dungtse Lhankhang, Kila Gompa, Druk Choeding. Overnight at Paro.

Day 06 : Excursion to Chele La (Pass) & Haa Valley

Proceed for an excursion tour to Chele La (Pass) & Haa Valley Only (Border of the Bhutan and China). Chele La (Pass), at an elevation of 14,500 ft (4200 mtr), is 42 km drive through the rhododendron & pine forest. It offer a spectacular view of Mt. Jomolhari. Drive for an hour to reach Haa Valley. Enjoy stunning scenic beauty around Haa Valley & monasteries.

Overnight at Paro.

Day 06 : Paro to Hasimara drop.

Tour ends.

 

Bhutan Tour Packages from Hasimara/ Alipurduar

 Bhutan Tour 3: 7N/8D

Hasimara – Phuntsholing – Thimpu – Punakha – Paro – Haa

​ Day 01 : Hasimara/Alipurduar  to Phuntsholing

Check into hotel & rest of the day is tor leisure.

Day 02 : Phuntsholing to Thimpu

Get permission & Start for Thimpu (7,500 ft), the capital of Bhutan.

On the way enjoy the beauty of Bhutan Himalaya. On arrival at Thimpu check into your respective hote.

Over night at Thimpu.

Day 03 : Thimpu sight seeing

TBuddha Point: One of the biggest Buddha in the world. It was constructed through donations from devotees all around the world.

Folk Heritage Museum: It is one of the oldest traditional houses. This house has been around 150 years old. It once belonged to one of the affluent family. Government has converted the house into museum in 2001 in Thimphu providing visitors and tourists with fascinating insights into the Bhutanese material culture and way of life.

Tashichodzong: The beautiful medieval fortress/monastery which houses most of the government’s office and King’s Throne room. It is also the summer residence of Je khenpo, the Chief Abbot. The fortress is opened from 9am till 5pm during weekends and during weekdays it’s open after 5pm till 6pm.

BBS Tower : Known as a TV tower in town.You may get the finest view of Thimpu town and the valleys from here.

National Takin Zoo : The National Zoo maintained by the govt. You may find the National animal of Bhutan-Takin here.

National Memorial Chorten :  Construction of this landmark was the idea of Bhutan’s third king, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (“the father of modern Bhutan”) who had wished to erect a monument to world peace and prosperity. Completed in 1974 after his untimely death, it serves both as a memorial to the Late King and as a monument to peace. Over Night stay in Thimphu.

Day 04 : Thimpu to Punakha

After breakfast drive to Punakha ( 135 km )-another serene beauty of Bhutan via Dochula Pass.I weather is clear you may witness the famous Mt. Zumolhari peaks from here.After reaching Punakha .Visit the famous monument of Bhutan-
Punakha Dzong: Also known as Pungtang Dechen Photrang Dzong (meaning “the palace of great happiness or bliss”,. Constructed by Ngawang Namgyal, 1st Zhabdrung Rinpoche, in 1637–38,it is the second oldest and second largest dzong in Bhutan and one of its most majestic structures. The dzong houses the sacred relics of the southern Drukpa Lineage of the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism, including the Rangjung Kasarpani and the sacred remains of Ngawang Namgyal and the tertönPema Lingpa.It is listed as a tentative site in Bhutan’s Tentative List for UNESCO inclusion. (Only Lodging)

Alternatively Chimi Lakhang : Located at Lobesa Village of Punakha Dznongkhag.Its known as fertility temple where women seeks blessings for childrens.Built by the monk Lama Kunley. Overnight  in Punakha.

Day 5: Punakha to Paro

Drive to Paro ( 75 km )-another serene beauty of Bhutan. Enjoy evening shopping in local market at own. Overnight  in Paro.

Day 6: Paro sight seeing

Starts for “Taksang Monastery” – Tiger Nest

The Tiger’s Nest” is perched precariously on a cliff. Guru Padma Sambhava was supposed to have flown to the Taktshang perched on the back of a tiger. It’s the Mecca for tantric Buddhism and the Great tantric master meditated in one of the caves. The temple is built by Gyalse tenzin Rabgye in the 17th century. Its takes about 6 hours both ways.

Kichu Lakhang – One of the 108 temple constructed by Great Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo.Inside this temple there is a great golden image of Buddha Sakyamuni.

Drukgyel Dzong: It 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

Rin Pung Dzong : Rinpung Dzong is a large dzong – Buddhist monastery and fortress – of the Drukpa Lineage of the Kagyu school in Paro DistrictBhutan. It houses the district Monastic Body and government administrative offices of Paro Dzongkhag. It is listed as a tentative site in Bhutan’s Tentative List for UNESCO inclusion. Over Night in Paro

Day 7: Tour to Chele-La and Haa valley

Set out for Haa (75 Kms/ 3 Hrs) Also, visit Chella Pass (Highest Point 3688 ft.) Visit – HAA Dzong, Monastery & IMTRAT (Indian Army Head Quarter) Evening Return to Paro. Over Night in Paro

Day 8: Paro to Hasimara

Tour ends

 

Bhutan Tour 4: 8N/9D (Paro to Paro)

Paro –  Thimpu – Punakha – Trongsa – Bumthang – wangdue – Paro

Day 1: Arriving in Paro (Thimphu sightseeing)

Check into your hotel and enjoy the exotic lunch before you begin the tour of Thimphu.

After Lunch, visitthe Memorial Chorten and the School of Arts & Crafts, where students from across the region learn the skills of a myriad of traditional arts & crafts like Buddhist Thangka painting, mask making, wood carving, embroidery, slate curving, sculpture, weaving and calligraphy. You can also to see some professional Thangkha painters at work there.

Next will be visiting the 169-feet bronze statue of Buddha Dordenma.The Vajra Throne Buddha, symbolizing indestructibility, seated on a vajra throne, will be erected at Kuensel Phodrang in Changbangdu, that provides a view of the entire city. It is located some 100 meters above Thimphu on a steep slope. Ratified by His Majesty the King and the government, the Buddha Dordenma project is being launched by the chairman of Menjong Chhothuen Tshogpa, Lam Tshering Wangdi, to commemorate a hundred years of monarchy in 2008.

Visit Tashichho Dzong (Fortress of the Glorious Religion). Back in 1216, the lama Gyalwa Lhanangpa made Dohon (the Blue Stone) Dzong on the hillock above Thimphu, where now the Dechen Phodrang stands. Some years ahead, Lama Phajo Drugom Shigpo, who brought the Drukpa Kagyu line age to Bhutan, took the reins of Dohon Dzong. In 1641 the Zhabdrung (One who unified Bhutan) received the dzong from the descendants of lama Phajo and renamed it to ‘Trashi Chhoe Dzong’. Bow the Dzong housed both monks and civil officials in the same area. Currently it is the seat of the national government and the Central Monastic Body that houses the summer residence of the Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot of Bhutan).

Day 2 :Thimphu- Punakha

The next day, after breakfast, we will drive to Punakha, an approximate 2hrs.30 mins drive, with a stop over for tea at Dochula (3,100 m), where on a sunny day, you can get stunning views of the Himalayan ranges. Post lunch, drive towards Punakha, the ex-capital of Bhutan to have a glimpse of the Punakha Dzong, which is famous both for being one of the most beautiful Dzongs in Bhutan and also for having been built by the first Shabdrung in 1637. On the way back, stop at Metshina Village and take a short walk through the lush rice fields towards ChhimiLhakhang, a fertility temple. Here, you may choose to receive a special fertility blessing. Enjoy your dinner at the Hotel in Punakha.

Day 3: Punakha-Trongsa

After an early breakfast, drive down to Trongsa. Admire the view en route the valley of Wangdiphodrang. Afterwards A visit to Wangdiphodrang Dzong that was built in 1638 will me done. Legend has it that while the Bhutan people searched for a suitable site of the Dzong, four ravens flew across four directions. This was considered an auspicious sign, representing the spread of religion to the four corners of the world. This Dzong is situated at the meeting pointof Mo Chu and Tang Chu rivers. Drive a bit more to cross over the Pelela Pass at an altitude of3250 meters. Have lunch at the famous Chendebji Restaurant. Thereafter, visit the Chendebji Chorten, a tall Stupa patterned after the Swayambhunath in Kathmandu, Nepal and built in the 19th century by Lama Shida, to hide the remains of an evil spirit eliminated at this very spot. Have dinner at the Hotel inTrongsa.

Day 4:Trongsa-Bumthang

After breakfast visit the Trongsa Dzong, the most emphatic dzong in Bhutan, built by Chogyal Minjur Tempa, the emissary sent by Shabdrung to appease eastern Bhutan. The dzong was added to at the end of the 17th century by Desi Tenzin Rabgay. This dzong is the ancestral home of the present Royal Family; the initial two kings ruled Bhutan from this Dzong. Drive to Bumthang via Yongtala & Kilakha passes. Bumthang sightseeing includes- Bhutanese Carpet Factory, where they use Yak and Sheep wool and even pure silk to create carpets and ethnic Bhutanese Textiles. Post lunch, visiting the Jakar Dzong will happen, literally meaning ‘The Castle of White Bird’. Its current structure was built in 1667. Later visit Lamey Goemba, a majestic palace and monastery built in 18th century by Dasho Phuntsho Wangdi, the great warrior. Further, you can see the JambayLhakhang, built by King SrongsenGampo of Tibet in AD 659. This temple was blessed by Guru Rimpoche during his visit to Bumthang. It was renovated by Sindhu Raja after Guru Rimpoche restored his life with his powers. Legend has it that under the temple is a lake in which Guru Rimpoche took refuge on several occasions. In the month of October, the colorful festival, ‘Jambay Lhakhang Drup’ unfolds at this very temple. As the evening sets, you can check out the handicrafts and all. Have your dinner downtown at Bumthang.

Day 5:Bumthang (sightseeing)

After breakfast, visit Chakhar (Iron Castle) Lhakhang, it is the site of the palace of the Indian King, the Sindhu Raja who invited Guru Rimpoche to Bumthang. The Original palace was made of Iron and hence the name Chakhar. The saint DorjiLingpa built the Current building in 14th century. Its correct name is Dechen Phodrang. We then visit Kurjey Lhakhang that is named after body print of Guru Rimpoche, built in 1652 by MinjurTempa. Visit Tamshing Lhakhang (Temple of the good message), established in 1501 by Pema Lingpa and is the most important Nyingmapa temple in the kingdom. In the evening, visit Membarstho which literally means, “The burning Lake”. Dinner and Overnight in Hotel at Bumthang.

Day 6:Bumthang- Gangtey-Wangdue

After an early breakfast drive to Wangdiphodrang via Gangtey.

Lunch at Gangtey valley. It is one of the most beautiful glacial valleys of the Himalayas.

Visit Gangtey Gompa from outside.  Gyaltse Pema Thinley, the grandson and mind reincarnation of Pema Lingpa founded the Temple in 1613, and Tenzin Legpai Dhendup, the second re-incarnation, built the temple. The present Abbot, Kunzang Pema Namgyal is the ninth re-incarnation. It is a Nyingmapa monastery and is affiliated to other Nyingmapa monasteries including Tamshing in Bumthang.

Explore Phobjikha valley, famous for the Black Necked Cranes during winter. These cranes are very rare and endangered and highly protected by the Government. These cranes fly to Phobjikha valley which is their winter Habitat. The Cranes circle three times in a clock-wise direction around the Gangtey Gompa as a reverence to the Monastery before landing in the valley. They repeat the same practice before flying back to Tibet in early spring. You can watch the cranes. Enroute we will stop in different places for the photography and have the view of different valleys. Have a full meal at the hotel and call it a day.

Day 7: Wangdue-thimphu-paro

After breakfast, drive to Thimphu and visit Simthokha Dzong. It is the oldest Dzong in Bhutan. After lunch drive to Paro. Dinner and overnight in Hotel at Paro.

Day 8:Hike to Taktashang (Tiger nest monastery)

On the second last day, make an excursion to the Taksang Monastery – the place that offers the most spectacular view of Bhutan. Located on a sheer vertical cliff at an altitude of 800m, it defies all engineering logic. Climb for about 2-3 hours to the monastery to set the pace for adventure. (The hike can be quite hard and you can arrange for a po pony ride. In the afternoon, simple enjoy the beauty of Paro.

Day 9: Drop at Paro Airport.

Tour ends.

 

 The Package Includes

  • Hotel Accommodation for duration as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All applicable Transfers & Sightseeing by NON AC vehicle which will not be at disposal and will be exclusively used for the group as per the itinerary only (on point to point basis).

The Package does not Include

  • Cost for extra usage of vehicle, other than scheduled & mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Cost for optional tours, Up – Gradation Charges, Guide, Sightseeing entrance fees, Room Heater charges.
  • Cost for any other service not mentioned under the “Cost Includes” Head.
  • Cost for Airfare, Train fare.
  • Additional cost arising due to mishaps, political unrest, natural calamities like – landslides, road blockage, etc. In such case extra will have to be paid on the spot by the guest directly.
  • Payment for service provided on a personal request.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, bottled water, soft drinks, incidentals, portercharges, tips, etc.

Please Note:

.        As per Govt. policy Service Tax will be levied 1.5% for FIT booking and 4.5% for Package    booking.

  • Rates valid for Indian Nationals only.
  • Please carry valid photo Id proof (Voters card / Driving License / Passport) & 02 copies of passport size photos.
  • During tour prior mentioned Hotel or Home stay may be changed / altered due to several non-avoidable circumstances & can be provided another Hotel / Home stay in same or upgraded category.
  • Rooms / Vehicle are subject to availability & are not on hold.
  • Cancellation charges as applicable.
  • The vehicle used will be exclusive for that group but will not be at disposal.
  • Management is at liberty to make changes or omit any place of visit, if it becomes necessary due to bad weather, bad road, strike or bandh, security reason etc.
  • Kindly inform us if the guests are senior citizens or have health related issues (like arthritis, heart problems etc.) or any such matter which might need special arrangements. Some itineraries will not be suitable for them and we will suggest accordingly.
  • There will be no refund of any unutilized service in part or in full what so ever may be the reason.
  • Additional cost arising due to mishaps, political unrest, natural calamities like – landslides, road blockage, etc. will have to be paid on the spot by the guest directly.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR INDIAN TO ENTER BHUTAN

At Bhutan Immigration

Voter Identity Card /Passport

Passport Size color Photograph (2 Nos)

In case of not holding the above document, you need to approach to the office of consulate of India, India Embassy for getting permission for entry into Bhutan.

The following documents are requires at the office of consulate general of India, India Embassy for identification of Indian Citizenship.

Driving License/ Pan Card/Ration Card/School-College Identity Card with Photo for those who are less than 18 years/Marriage certificate.

 Driving Distances in Bhutanঃ

FROM TO APPROX DISTANCE (KM) APPROX DRIVING TIME
Paro Thimphu 65 kms 01 hour
Paro Haa 65 kms 1.5 – 02 hours
Thimphu Haa 115 kms 03 – 04 hours
Thimphu Phuentsholing 176 kms 07 – 08 hours
Thimphu Wangduephodrang 70 kms 03 hours
Thimphu Punakha 77 kms 03 hours
Thimphu Phobjhika (Gangtey) 135 kms 5.5 – 06 hours
Punakha Wangduephodrang 13 kms 45 minutes
Punakha Phobjhika (Gangtey) 78 kms 03 hours
Punakha Bumthang 212 kms 08 hours
Bumthang Gangtey (Phobjikha) 188 kms 05 – 06 hours
Gangtey (Phobjikha) Trongsa 120 kms 4.5 – 05 hours
Gangtey (Phobjikha) Wangduephodrang 65 kms 2.5 – 03 hours
Trongsa Wangduephodrang 129 kms 4.5 – 05 hours
Trongsa Punakha 142 kms 06 hours
Trongsa Bumthang 68 kms 02 hours
Bumthang Mongar 198 kms 07 – 08 hours
Mongar Lhuentse 76 kms 03 hours
Mongar Trashigang 91 kms 03 – 04 hours
Trashigang Chorten Kora 52 kms 02 hours
Trashigang Samdrup Jongkhar 180 kms 07 hours
Trashigang Trashiyangtshe 55 kms 02 hours
Samdrup Jongkhar Guwahati (Assam, India) 110 kms 03 hours
Samdrup Jongkhar Phuentsholing 400 kms 10 hours
Phuentsholing Bagdogra (West Bengal, India) 165 kms 4.5 hours
Phuentsholing Siliguri (West Bengal, India) 155 kms 04 hours
Phuentsholing Darjeeling (West Bengal, India) 200 kms 06 hours
Phuentsholing Kalimpong (West Bangal, India) 185 kms 05 hours
Phuentsholing Gangtok (Sikkim, India) 220 kms 07 hours
Phuentsholing Dooars (Chalsa) (West Bengal, India) 110 kms 2.5 hours

 

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