Best of Bhutan
6 Nights / 7 Days
Phuentsholing 2N – Thimphu 2N – Paro 2N
Destinations: Phuentsholing, Thimphu, Punakha, Paro
Ex: Bagdogra Airport (IXB) /New Jaipaiguri Railway Station(NJP)
Day 1: Bagdogra Airport(IXB) /New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) – Phuentsholing (170 km / 5 hrs)
Meet & Greet on arrival at New jaipaiguri Railway Station(NJP) / Bagdogra Airport IXB & transfer to Phuentsholing - The Gateway of Bhutan by Road from India. Phuentsholing is a thriving commercial center on the northern edge of the Indian Plains. On arrival check in the hotel. Evening at leisure .Overnight at Phuentsholing.
Note: It is to be noted that the permits are issued only during working days and hours. (Monday to Friday between 9 am to 4 pm during winters and 5 pm during summers). No permits are issued on Saturday, Sunday and Bhutan government holidays.
Day 2: Phuentsholing – Thimphu (176 km / 5 hrs)
Morning complete the immigration formalities and transfer to Thimphu (7,710 ft.) the capital city of Bhutan. On the way towards Thimphu you can enjoy beauty of the water falls, Bhutan’s mountainous forest and the beautiful landscapes. On arrival check in at the hotel. Afternoon you can relax and in the evening spend some time in clock tower square.Overnight at Thimphu.
Day 3: Thimphu Sightseeing
Thimphu the capital of Bhutan is a home of Royal family .Today visit Tashichhodzong ,the main secretariat building which houses the throne room of His Majesty,the king . View of the Thimphu valley from BBS Tower is very captivating and will prove to be the perfect introduction to Thimphu. Some of the sites of religious nature are National Memorial Chorten,built in 1974 it was raised in the memory of third King. Next visit one of the oldest monasteries in the valley- Chang Gangkha Monastery. The nature and wildlife lovers should not miss a visit to National Zoo which also houses national animal takin. National Library (collections of holy scripts) & in the evening visit Buddha point.Overnight at Thimphu.
Day 4: Thimphu – Punakha / Wangdue Sightseeing To Paro (220 km/ 8 hrs)
Today proceed to Punakha / Wangdue Phodrang (4,300 ft.), via Dochu-La-Pass (10,170 ft.). On a clear day one can view the Eastern Himalayas, Gangkar Phuensum the highest mountain peak in Bhutan. Continue towards Punakha visit Chimi Lhakhang - The Temple of Fertility built in 15th century. Also visit Punakha Dzong. Drive to paro .Check in the hotel. Overnight at paro .
Day 5: Paro –City Sightseenig OR Taktshang Monastery Tracking
Today proceed to paro Visit the Ta Dzong, once a fortified lookout tower that is now the National Museum. Then walk down the trail to visit the Rinpung Dzong meaning "fortress of the heap of jewels". Next visit Kichu Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the country. From there you will be taken to the Drugyal Dzong (Bhutan Victory Fort), which was built in 1646 to commemorate Bhutan's victory over Tibetan invaders during the 1600s. On a clear day you can see Mount Jumolhari, Bhutan's second-highest mountain at 7,314meters.Evening is free for leisure and in town for shopping. Overnight at Paro.
Trek to Takshang Monestery(02 hrs walk), a monastery built on a cliff. Guru Padmasambhava is said to have flown on the back of a tigress to meditate in a cave where the Takshang Monastery now stands. Evening is free for leisure and in town for shopping. Overnight at Paro.
Day 6: Paro– Phuentsholing (200 km / 6 hrs)
Today proceed to phuentsholing On arrival check in the hotel and evening at leisure. Overnight at Phuentsholing.
Day 7: Phuentsholing – Bagdogra Airport (IXB) /New Jalpaiguri Railway station (NJP) (170 km / 5 hrs)
Check out from the hotel and take the departure transfer to NJP Railway Station / IXB Airport for your onward journey.
Other Unbeatable Experiences
- Excursion to Chele La Pass
- Enjoy white water river rafting in punakha valley
- Visit Kharbandi Gompa Monastery at Phuentsholing
- Bhutanese cultural program
- One Night stay at punakha