6 nights / 7 days Thimphu, Punakha & Paro Tour Packages
Bhutan Tour Package Details:
The last of the Himalayan kingdom, situated right at the ledge of the eastern Himalayas, Bhutan is also known as “The Land of the Thunder Dragon”. Bhutan is a landlocked country with its immediate neighbours being China located right up in the north, Arunachal Pradesh in the east, Sikkim to the west and Assam and West Bengal in the south. Bhutan is the only country that has almost 72 percent of its land covered in forests. The mystical mountains, the picturesque plains and the harmonious society has led to Bhutan being called as the world’s happiest country. The place has collated and beautifully preserved the Buddhist culture and way of life that is so evident across the majestic fortresses from dzongs to monasteries. Visit Bhutan to get enamoured by an environmentally and culturally rich land. Plan your trip to Bhutan and get customized and best offers on Bhutan Tour Packages by ITS.
- Tour Location: Bhutan
- Start From: Siliguri (Airport /Railway station) / Paro
Welcome on arrival at Paro Airport and transfer to Thimpu (55Kms / 1.5hrs). en-route stop
at Chojum, the confluence Thimphu Chu and Paro Chu. Afternoon at leisure. Evening visit Tashi Chhoe Dzong or the Fortress situated on the west bank of Wang Chhu river, Trashi Chhoe Dzong is the formal coronation site of the fifth King. The Dzong has been the seat of the government since 1952 and presently houses the throne room and offices of the king, the secretariat and the ministries of home affairs and finance. The annual Tsechu festival is hosted here. Overnight in Thimphu
DAY 02: THIMPHU LOCAL SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast visit Great Buddha Dordenma (locally known as Kuensel Phodrang) a gigantic Shakyamuni Buddha statue in the mountains of Bhutan celebrating the 60th anniversary of fourth king Jigme Singye Wangchuck (Buddha Statue); National Memorial Chorten (Monument) also known as “the most visible religious landmark in Bhutan” and Folk Heritage Museum – dedicated to connecting people with the rich Bhutanese Folk heritage and rural history through exhibits, demonstrations, educational programs and documentation of Bhutanese rural life. Afternoon visits Changangkha Lhakhang – one of the oldest temples in the Thimpu Valley; visit the Takin Preserve Centre – Takin is the national animal of Bhutan. Overnight stay at Thimphu.
DAY 03:THIMPHU – PUNAKHA
After breakfast transfer to Punakha (85 km / 4hrs).On the way stop at Dochula View Point (10000Ft)- this is one of the highest points in this region and offers a beautiful view of the area around. Punakha was the capital of Bhutan and the seat of government until 1955 when the capital was moved to Thimphu. Day free at Punakha for individual activity. Overnight stay at Punakha
DAY 04: PUNAKHA SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast proceeds for sightseeing covering Punkaha Dzong, – Historically this dzong is the second oldest in Bhutan and it has witnessed the coronation ceremonies of many kings apart from serving as the Government seat and capital in 1950; Galem’s House; The Punakha Suspension Bridge – the second largest suspension bridge in Bhutan. Evening free at Punakha. Overnight stay at Punakha.
Day 05: PUNAKHA–PARO
After breakfast drive to Paro (127Kms / 3.5hrs) (7,483 ft.). On the way stop at Lamperi to visit Royal Botanical Park – The park contains a rich biodiversity of flora and fauna and features a huge species of plants. On arrival check-in at the hotel. Afternoon visit Ta Dzong – National Museum with an excellent collection of arts, relics, religious thangkha, etc. Rinpung Dzong – Meaning “fortress of the heap of jewels”. The dzong now serves as the administrative and judicial seat of Paro. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at Paro.
DAY 06: PARO LOCAL SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast visits the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong. Also, visit famous Taktsang Monastery – called “Tiger’s Nest” (2hrs hike from the base camp) – this is one of the most interesting monasteries in Bhutan due to its location. It is believed that Guru Padmasambhava arrived at this place on the back of a tigress to subdue the demons. It is blessed and sanctified as one of Bhutan’s most sacred religious sites. Overnight stay will be at Paro.
DAY 07: PARO AIRPORT DROP
Morning after breakfast transfer from the hotel to Paro airport for an onward journey. Tour ends.
- Gold: Mandala / Rema
- Diamond: Kichu Resort / Udumwara
- Platinum: Naksel
- Gold: Peaceful / Riverside
- Diamond: Ramada / Osel
- Platinum: Le Meridian
- Gold: Pema Karpo / Lobesa
- Diamond: Drubchu / Khuru Resort
- Platinum: RKPO Green Resort
- 06 Nights Accommodation on Twin Sharing basis at the above mentioned hotels in the Standard Category Rooms:
- Arrival & Departure transfers by exclusive vehicle. (Ex. PARO Airport).
- One full day Thimphu Local Sightseeing
- Excursion trip (trek) to Tiger’s Nest Monastery.
- All Parking and Driver Charges as per itinerary.
- Assistance on arrival at Paro Airport.
- All currently applicable Taxes except GST 5%
- Guide Charges
- Parking & Porter Charges
- Entry Fees
- Personal Expenses: such as Laundry, TelephoneCalls, Alcoholic & Non Alcoholic Beverages, Food (if not included).
- Additional Sightseeing or usage of vehicle not mentioned in the itinerary
- Any services not mentioned in the itinerary.
- High Season Surcharge.
- Goods and Service Tax
- Any Indian National visiting Bhutan is required to carry a Photo ID Proof (Voter ID / Passport / Driving License – with address) along with passport size photographs 4-5pcs and photo copy of ID proof 4-5pcs, in order to obtain Bhutan Entry permit at Phuentsholing.
- Bhutan Emigration is closed on Saturday, Sunday and Bhutan Govt. Holidays.
- Above rates are valid for Indian nationals only.