7 nights /8 days Phuentsholing, Thimphu, Punakha & Paro Bhutan Tour
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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. If you are looking for a Phuentsholing, Thimphu, Paro tour package from Siliguri/ Bagdogra, Impression Tourism Services offers you the right journey. This is best holiday tour to Bhutan starting from Siliguri.
The capital city of Bhutan, Thimphu is also often regarded as “Thimbu”, based on how it is spelled widely. The Himalayan kingdom is perched in central Bhutan and stands tall at a height of 7657 ft. This charming place is surrounded by lofty hills and gushing stream called the “Thimphu Chu”. A high seated city which is an amalgamation of Bhutanese culture, traditions and modernisation. The city houses the administrative seat of the King and boasts of several monasteries and Buddhist sites.
Paro is an ancient town of Bhutan located at an elevation of 7217 ft. Situated on the banks of Paro Chu, Paro is a quaint valley that thrives as a tourism hub. Bhutan’s only airport is located in the scenic Paro. The town of Paro is picturesque and is a true heaven for nature lovers. Paro is dotted with multiple monasteries, scenic places, sacred sites and historical buildings. Paro serves as the hot bed for tourists being one of the most beautiful destinations all across Bhutan.
Punakha served as the capital of the kingdom of Bhutan from 1637 till 1907. Comparatively warmer than Thimphu and Paro, Punakha is located at an elevation of 4074 ft. The place is steeped in history courtesy its rich past and is defined through the historical landmarks that showcases the Bhutanese culture and traditions. Punakha is an underrated destination but houses some of the most interesting places. This includes the majestic fortress called the Punakha Dzong that is located at the confluence of the two rivers and dates back to the 17th century.
Phuentsholing serves as the transit point for Bhutan. A border town of India and Bhutan the place is located at the southern tip of Bhutan. The place boasts of mixed ethnicity and had been home to the royals of the Himalayan kingdom. Book your Bhutan tour packages at never before price at ITS.
- Tour Location: Bhutan
- Start From: Phuentsholing / Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri / Bagdogra / Paro
Since the guests are picked up from Siliguri / New Jalpaiguri or Bagdogra Airport and transferred to Phuentsholing. Phuentsholing is the border town of Bhutan from where one has to get their permits done to enter Bhutan.
Meet and Greet on arrival at NJP Railway Station / IXB Airport and transfer to Phuentsholing (170Kms / 05hrs). It is a thriving commercial centre on the northern edge of the Indian Plains. On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at Phuentsholing.
DAY 02: PHUENTSHOLING–THIMPHU
After breakfast complete the immigration formalities and transfer to Thimphu (176 Kms / 6hrs), the capital city of Bhutan. On arrival check in at the hotel. Evening at leisure. Overnight at Thimphu.
Note: If time permits guests can visit Tashi Chhoe Dzong in the evening.
Tashi Chhoe Dzong or the Fortress situated on the west bank of Wang Chhu River, Tashi 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.
DAY 03: 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 visit 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 kms / 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 05: PUNAKHA SIGHTSEEING – TRANSFER TO PARO
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing covering Punakaha Dzong, – Historically this dzong is the second oldest in Bhutan tour and it has witnessed the coronation ceremonies of many kings apart from serving as the Government seat and capital in 1950. Later transfer to Paro (127Kms / 3.5hrs). Evening at leisure. Overnight at Paro.
DAY 06: PARO LOCAL SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast visit 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 the 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 – PHUENTSHOLING
After breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to Phuentsholing (141 Kms / 5hrs). On arrival check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at Phuentsholing..
DAY 08: PHUENTSHOLING – NJP RAILWAY STATION / IXB AIRPORT
After breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to NJP Railway Station / IXB Airport (170 Kms / 5hrs) for 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
- Gold: Park / Damchen / Similar
- Diamond: Park / Damchen
- Platinum: Bhutan Ga Me Ga
- 07 night’s accommodation on twin sharing basis at the above mentioned hotels in standard category rooms.
- Arrival & departure transfers by exclusive vehicle. (Ex. NJP to NJP).
- One full day Thimphu local s
- One half day Punakha local sightseeing.
- Excursion trip (trek) to Tiger’s Nest Monastery.
- All parking and driver charges as per itinerary.
- Assistance on arrival at NJP Railway Station.
- Sustainable development fee per person.
- All currently applicable taxes except GST 5%
- Guide charges.
- Parking & porter charges.
- Entry fees.
- Personal expenses: such as laundry, telephone calls, 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.