Bhutan Package – DDB - 05 - Duration - 05 Nights / 06 Days - Destination - Phuentsholling – Thimpu - Paro - Phuentsholing – New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus (Junction) / Siliguri - Phuentsholling (01 Night) - Thimpu (01 Nights) – Paro (02 Nights) – Phuentsholling (01 Night) - New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus (Junction) / Siliguri
Day - 01 – Arrival New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus (Junction) / Siliguri and Transfer to Phuentsholling - On arrival at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus (Junction) / Siliguri – Guest will be received by our executive who will be waiting just outside of the airport or railway station – He will assist guest to board the vehicle to proceed for Phuentsholling – The drive is of 165 kilometers i.e. 4 to 4 ½ hour’s drive through the lush green Tea Estate of Duars - On arrival at Phuentsholling – Check into hotel - The border of India & Bhutan, the Indian side is known as Jaigaon and the Bhutan part is called Phuentsholling - Situated at an altitude of nearly 980 feet is a small settlement – Night stay at Hotel at either Phuentsholling or Jaigaon
Day – 02 – Permit to be obtained and Transfer to Thimpu (2350 meters / 7710 feet) – The drive is 172 kilometers and is 6 ½ - 7 hours drive - Early morning breakfast – Obtain permit with assistance from our representative - Proceed for Thimpu – The drive is beautiful, and one can see some waterfalls along the way – Thimpu is a charming city, probably the smallest capital in the world, resting in the heart of the Himalayas - The skyline hardly changes as new buildings are all constructed in traditional Bhutanese style - It is situated in the western central part of Bhutan – It is a lively place, interesting combination of tradition and modernity - Thimpu is situated at an elevation of 2350 meters / 7710 feet - Reach Thimpu - Check into your hotel on arrival - Overnight stay at hotel in Thimphu
Day – 03 – Thimpu Local Sightseeing & Transfer to Paro (2250 meters / 7382 feet)- 2 Hours / 55 kilometers – Early morning breakfast - Visit to the National Memorial Chorten built in honour of our late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk and the Dupthop Lhakhang – One can visit the National Library, stocked with ancient Buddhist manuscripts, and the Painting School where traditional art is still kept alive through instructions in the art of painting Thangkas - After lunch visit Traditional Medicine Institute and to Lungtenzampa - Visit to the Tashichho Dzong, seat of the national government and the Central Monastic Body, including the summer residence of the Je Khenpo - The Tashichho Dzong is open to visitors only in winter when the Je Khenpo and the monks move to Punakha the ancient winter capital of Bhutan - Drive to Simtokha Dzong and visit the Handicrafts emporium – Transfer to Paro – Check into Hotel / resort – Night stay at Paro
Day - 04 – Paro local sightseeing – Early morning breakfast – Paro has many sites for tourist to roam around – Three night stay is the minimum requirement to visit all places - The main tourist attractions in Paro are Nya-mey Zam or “the bridge with no fish” - Ta Dzong, “Ta”means to see / watch and “dzong” means fortress - Dungtse Lhankhang - Drukgyel Dzong or “fortress of the victorious Drukpas” - Kyichu Lhakhang - Kila Gompa - Druk Choeding - Next Rinpung Dzong or “the fortress of the heap of jewels”- Then walk down the trail to visit Rinpung Dzong situated at commanding height, overlooking Paro valley - This Dzong is symbolic as the religious and secular centre of all affairs of the valley - Late afternoon back to hotel – Evening free to stroll around the local market – Night stay in hotel / resort in Paro
Day – 05 - Transfer from Paro to Phuentsholing (179 kilometers, 6 - 7 hours) - After breakfast, drive to Phuentsholing en route - Thimpu / Phuentsholing road was built in 1962 by Dantak, the Indian Border road organization - The drive on this route is very pleasant with numerous scenic spots en route - Just before, arriving Phuentsholing, visit Kharbandi Goemba, the monastery built in 1967 - It houses the large and attractive statues of Sakyamuni, Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and Guru Rinpoche – Arrive Phuentsholling – Evening free to stroll around the area – Check into Hotel - Overnight at the hotel in Phuentsholing
Day – 06 – Transfer to New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus (Junction) / Siliguri from Phuentsholling – Early morning breakfast or breakfast on the route – Check out of the hotel and start for Phuntsho Chholing (Phuntsholing) / Dooars / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) / Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus (Junction) / Siliguri – The drive is through Dooars and on the way four National Parks and Sanctuary are there like Jaldapara, Gorumara, Chapramari and Mahananda - Stop at Coronation beridge for photography if time permits - Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) / Bagdogra Airport (IXB) is roughly 170 kilometers and is 4 – 5 hours drive – Forwarding journey
At Bhutan immigration
Voter Identity Card
Passport Size Colour Photograph (2 Numbers)
In case of not holding the above document, you need to approach to the office of Consulate General of India, India Embassy for getting permission for entry into Bhutan. The following documents are required at the office of Consulate General of India, India Embassy for identification of Indian Citizenship
School / college Identity Card with Photo for those who are less than 18 Years
Bank passbook with photo attested
Please check with your mobile service provider for charges related to Bhutan
Note: Indian Embassy is closed on Saturday & Sunday. Permit on Saturday & Sunday is issued by Main Gate office, Department of immigration, Phuentsholling, Bhutan
Do not carry Indian INR 500/- or INR 1000/- Currency Notes. It is Illegal.
Tobacco & Tobacco products are banned in Bhutan.
Do not bring any plant or agricultural product out of Bhutan. It is Illegal.
Credit cards are accepted in selected establishments in Bhutan.
Tips for Traveler:
Request permission before taking photographs of people, events or objects
Inside the premises of Temples, Dzongs or Monastery, photographs are not permitted.
Photographs is only permitted in the court yard area
Artifacts or Antiques, large or small, ruined or not, they are regarded as sacred.
Please take of hats while entering Dzongs, Temples or Monastery.
Shorts / Half Pants are not permitted while entering a Dzong, Temple or Monastery
While in a Dzong, Temple, Monastery, please switch off cell phones or in the Silent / Vibrating Mode
Please speak softly within the religious premises
Check-in 12:00 hours / Check-out time is 11:00 hours in hotel
Please keep cool with the drivers as they are not tourism educated and come from different remote villages
On arrival of guests we will provide local contact numbers of our executive, who will handle the entire operation
If any tourist spot do not complete for closing day & if they want to do the same on next day then they have to pay the extra cost for the vehicle
Please maintain the timing for the sightseeing / transfers - Otherwise guest have to arrange their own to reach the parking stand
Room Heater available with an Extra Cost Bourne by the guest directly (Except at Premium & Luxury Packages)
Due to shortage of power the guest sometimes, may have to bear it with candle light
For Extra Adult in the room we will provide an Extra Bed (wherever possible), but some hotels only provide a roll out bed and have no provision of an Extra Bed
In unavoidable situation operator reserves the right to re-arrange itinerary to suit hotel availability without changing the total number of days in each destination and without compromising any services
Child sharing parent's room will not be provided an Extra Bed