Bhutan by Road – DuniyaOnline

Overview

6N/7D

Bhutan by Road

  • Hotels
  • Meals
  • Sightseeing
  • Transfers

Visit: Phuentsholing, Thimphu, Paro

Tour Starting Point: Bagdogra | Tour Ending Point: Bagdogra

Bhutan is a place nestled gracefully on the eastern edge of the mighty Himalayas. It is the Buddhist Kingdom recognised widely for its rich culture, aesthetic heritage, traditional and modern architecture, beautiful valleys and mesmerising landscapes. It is a must-visit place for those who seek serenity in the laps of nature for each day that you will spend in this magical land will be worth cherishing for eternity. It is also a perfect place for thrill-seekers because one will find the numerous trekking trails here that lead to the deeper and further parts of the Himalayas.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Bagdogra to Jaigoan/Phuentsholing (4 hrs drive)
After arriving in Bagdogra airport and transfer to Phuentsholing, check into the hotel and relax. Phuentsholing- Phuentsholing is the border point for any goods and services entry/exit into Bhutan. Phuentsholing lies opposite the Indian town of Jaigon and cross-border trade has resulted in a thriving local economy. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Jaigoan

Day 02: Phuentsholing to Thimphu (5 hrs drive)
Complete the immigration formalities before starting the journey to Thimphu, the immigration office gets open at 9AM. The feeling of exhausted and crowded in Phuentsholing comes to the end after half an hour drive uphill, you will start feeling fresh and enjoy the scenic beauty of the nature. The journey will pass through some of the most beautiful broad leaves forest to temperate alpine zone, villages, towns, water fall, hills and mountains until we reach Thimphu, creating the history for you. Roadside Stops: Leg stretch break for having tea/coffee, using restroom and taking photographs at scenic places like waterfalls, landscapes, and villages. Chuzom: Meeting point of two rivers (Thimphu & Paro) this is tri junction of highway leading to Thimphu, Paro and Phuentsholing into three directions. Enjoy the lovely picture of beautiful portrait of our King and Queen placed at Chuzom which is so welcoming to all who visits Bhutan. We will explore the city by walk: If time permits, walking through the city gives you immense joys and understanding of modern city. Good option for imported garments and local souvenir, beside unique local handicrafts. Thimphu offers mixed style of personalities taking the street walk in Thimphu- only city in the world without traffic lights. Overnight in Thimphu, altitude 2400m

Day 03: Thimphu sightseeing
Thimphu- This bustling little city is the main center of commerce, religion and government in the country. Thimphu is the most modern city with an abundance of restaurants, internet cafes, nightclubs and shopping centers. However it still retains its cultural identity and values amidst the signs of modernization, often referred as world only city without traffic lights. Visit Buddha Dordenma: The largest sitting Buddha statue in the world, is located at a top of the hill in Kuensel Phodrang Nature Park and overlooks the southern entrance to Thimphu valley. Folk Heritage Museum: It provides visitors and tourists with fascinating insights into the Bhutanese material culture and way of life. Sangaygang View Point: The point offers a stunning panoramic view of the entire Thimphu valley. Takin Zoo: The wildlife reserve area for Takin (Budorcas taxicolor), the national animal of Bhutan with unique story of its creation. Weaving Centre: Witness the traditional Bhutanese art of weaving. You will definitely be mesmerized by the sheer skills, concentration and dexterity of the weavers. Overnight in Thimphu.

Day 04: Thimphu to Paro (1.5 hrs)
After our breakfast, retrace the drive back to Paro. En-route we will stop over Tachogang Lhakhang for little leg stretch walk crossing Paro River or enjoy the views from the roadside depending your arrival time. Paro Airport View Point: It is located on the Hill overlooking the airport, this viewpoint offers the best view of the whole airport. Ta Dzong unique (National Museum): Perched above Paro Dzong it was watchtower built in 1649 to protect the undefended Paro Dzong located below, renovated in 1968 to house the National Museum. Today this museum houses the best collections of all time historical items making worth for a visit. Visit 17th century Paro Dzong:  ‘Fortress on a Heap of Jewels’, is ranked one of the best Bhutanese architecture. The massive buttressed walls that tower over the town are visible throughout the valley, particularly when landing at Paro Airport.  The Dzong also offers administrative seat of the district of Paro. The Dzong was built in 1644 under the order of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. Explore the tiny town: Tiny Paro town actually can offer lot more, there are many authentic handicraft shops, readily available Bhutan made products, grocery and imported garment shops beside having many small restaurants around. Overnight in Paro, altitude 2200m.

Day 05: Paro Sightseeing
This picturesque region in the kingdom is covered in fertile rice fields and has a beautiful, crystalline river meandering down the valley. Paro has more of historical sites, high-end tourist resort and many souvenir shops for shopping including world famous Takstang. Taktsang Monastery (Tiger Nest Temple): is Bhutan’s most iconic landmark and religious Buddhist site in the world. The name Taktsang translates to “The Tiger’s Nest”. The temple is one of the holiest sites in Bhutan which clings impossibly to a sheer cliff face 900 meters above the valley. Although good trekkers can make it to the top in two hours, most of the guests take whole day to complete the hike. Overnight in Paro

Day 06: Paro to Phuentsholing/Jaigoan (5 hrs drive)
After breakfast, drive back to Phuentsholing. Phuentsholing is also good for buying inexpensive Bhutanese souvenirs and agro products for your relatives back home. Prepare yourself to exit from Bhutan. Roadside Stops: Leg stretch break for having tea/coffee, using restroom and taking photographs at scenic places like waterfalls, landscapes, and villages. Rinchending Gompa (based on your interest)- Monastery is built by Royal Grandmother in 1967. It is located on a picturesque hill overlooking the whole Phuentsholing town and beyond Torsa River far into distant till the sight disappears into a mountain. The site serves as an idle place to take photos with the town and the mountains acting as a perfect background. Overnight in Jaigoan

Day 07: Jaigoan to Phuentsholing/Bagdogra/NJP – End of the Tour
After breakfast. Drive to Bagdogra. Tour end with Happy Memories

Inclusions

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis
  • Breakfast & dinner in the hotel
  • Phuentsholing pickup & drop
  • Transportation & sightseeing as per the itinerary by comfortable vehicle
  • English speaking guide for the entire duration
  • Sustainable Development Fees for the stay in Bhutan
  • E-Permit process and arrangement as per the itinerary
  • Complimentary a bottle of water per head

Exclusions

  • Flight fare of any kind
  • Lunch, tea, snacks, etc.
  • Single room supplement and room upgrade charges
  • Entrance/Monument visiting fees, click here to check the rates
  • Bank charges for payment transfers
  • Any alcoholic/non alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses/shopping/phone calls etc
  • Travel Insurance, should cover COVID expenses
  • Unforeseen COVID expenses, COVID testing charges & PPE if required
  • Gratuities to guide and driver
  • Outdoor activities (Cycling, River Rafting, Motor Biking, Horse Riding, Cultural Program etc)
  • Anything that is not included in the inclusion is on additional cost.

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