Day-1 : Arrival and Transfer to Phuentsholing (170 Kms / 4 Hrs) On arrival at NJP Railway Station / Bagdogra Airport you will be received by our office executive who will assist you to board your vehicle to Phuentsholling. The drive is through dooars, land of breath taking beauty, sloping tea gardens and spectacular view. Complete immigration formalities at Phuentsholing. Overnight stay in Phuentsholing.
Phuentsholing: is a border town in southern Bhutan. Phuentsholing lies opposite the Indian town of Jaigaon, and cross-border trade has resulted in a thriving local economy. Phuentsholling is uniquely more urban than other Bhutanese towns, having absorbed the neighboring culture, but distinctly far more quiet and orderly than its neighbor.
Day-2 : Phuentsholing-Thimpu (178 KMS / 06 HRS / 2350 Mts / 7710Fts) After breakfast, check out of your hotel & proceed to Thimphu via sightseeing BBS Tower – Provides a vantage point view of the Thimpu Valley, Memorial Chorten. Overnight stay in Thimphu.
Thimpu: is the capital to the tiny Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. It is perhaps the smallest capital in the world. It is a gallery of traditional Bhutanese art, architecture, culture and tradition and above all still so ethnic and pure. For most part of its history, Bhutan has tried consciously to save its cultures from the blunt influences of the western world. All these make Thimpu and other parts of the country a unique destination.
Day-3 : Thimpu Sightseeing After breakfast, proceed for full day sightseeing tour of Thimphu, which includes the following places of interest: Folk Heritage Museum, Royal Textile Academy & Museum, Trashichhodzong – Fortress in Thimphu, Handicrafts Emporium, Kuensel Phodrang – World’s Largest Sitting Buddha Statue, Takin Reserve & Mini Zoo. Overnight stay in Thimphu.
Note – On weekends, guests would also have the opportunity of visiting the weekend market, an interesting market with local items and bargain price handicraft goods.
Day-4 : Thimpu to Punakha After breakfast, proceed toward Punakha. Enroute, halt at Dochu La - A mountain pass leading further into the Punakha Valley. It offers a stunning 360 degree panoramic view of Eastern Himalayan mountain ranges. The view is especially scenic on clear, winter days with snowcapped mountains forming a majestic backdrop to the tranquility of the 108 chortens gracing the mountain pass. Enjoy lunch at newly open restaurant Druk Wangyel Cafe and visit Punakha Dzong and Chimi Lakhang on your way to Punakha.Overnight stay in Punakha.
Dochula Pass: is the most known pass in the Bhutan. It is mostly covered with white clouds, where on a clear day you can see spectacular view of the mighty Himalayas mountain ranges. The 108 Chortens at the Dochula pass gives the passer the beauty of the fresh and high altitude vegetation around, Bhutan being the Buddhist country the construction of 108 Druk Wangyal Khangzang Chortens brings multi fold merit to all sentient beings. Within and around the Drochula pass you will see lot of prayer flags and Mani walls.
Day-5 : Excurtion to Phobjika Valley and Goempa Monastery After breakfast, proceed for a visit to the beautiful Phobjika Valley and Goempa Monastery.The Phobjika valley is home to the migration of the Blacked Crane in the months of Winter where the migrant birds a found in large number across the valley floor.Overnight stay in Punakha.
Day-6 : Punakha to Paro & City Tour After breakfast, check out of your hotel and proceed to Paro.After checking into your hotel, you would proceed for a sightseeing tour of Paro which would include the following places Drukgyel Dzong – Ruins of an old fortress in Paro, Kyichu Lakhang – Famous Monastery in Paro, Ta Dzong – National Musuem of Bhutan. Overnight stay in Paro.
Paro: The Paro valley extends from the confluence of the Paro Chhu and the Wang Chhu rivers at Chuzom upto Mt. Jomolhari at the Tibetan border to the North. This picturesque region is one of the widest valleys in the kingdom and is covered in fertile rice fields and has a beautiful, crystalline river meandering down the valley.
Day-7 : Excursion to Chele La pass (12,200ft) or Taktsang Monastery and Transfer to Phuentsholing After breakfast, proceed for a day excursion to Chele La pass (12,200ft) - The highest motorable point in Bhutan.(Optional tour) On a clear day one can get a breathtaking view of Mt.Jhomolhari (23,996 ft the second highest peak of Bhutan) and other Himalayan giants. Visit Paro handicraft market during evening time.
** Taktsang Monastery – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tour will be optional since it requires 2-3 hours trekking to reach the Monastery. Ponies are available for hire.
Overnight stay in Paro.
Day-8 : Paro to Phuentsholing After breakfast, check out of your hotel & transfer to Phuentsholing. Overnight stay in Phuentsholing.
Day-9 : Phuentsholing - NJP Railway Station / Bagdogra Airport (170 Kms / 4 Hrs) After breakfast at hotel transfer to NJP Railway Station / Bagdogra Airport for your onward journey. As you go home let the everlasting memory of the radiant Himalayas and this beautiful serene kingdom linger in your mind and prompt you now and again to revisit this place.