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Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Arrival at Siliguri. Ride from Siliguri to Phintsholing. Stay at Phuntsholing

  • Day 2

    Phuntsholing to Paro. Overnight stay at Paro.

  • Day 3

    Trek to Taktsang Monastery. Overnight stay at Paro.

  • Day 4

    Paro to Punakha over Dochu La Pass. Punakha Sightseeing. Punakha to Thimphu. Overnight Stay at Thimphu.

  • Day 5

    Thimphu Local Sightseeing. Overnight stay at Thimphu.

  • Day 6

    Thimphu to Siliguri. Overnight Stay at Siliguri.

  • Day 7

    Fly back to home with amazing trip memories.

Batches Available

  1. 29th September – 05th October
  2. 20th October – 26th October
  3. 03rd November – 09th November
  4. 11th November – 17th November
  5. 01st December – 07th December
  6. 08th December – 14th December
  7. 15th December – 21st December
  8. 27th December – 02nd January
Departure Location Departure Time Trip Duration
Siliguri 12:00 PM 6 Nights/7 Days

Day 1

  • Arrive at Siliguri by 12pm, meet your fellow travelers and start your drive to Phuntsholing
  • The journey will take you through the winding roads and dense forest lands of West Bengal.
  • Reach Phuntsholing by the evening.
  • Check into the hotel, explore the beautiful border town.
  • Dinner and sleep overnight at the hotel.

Day 2

  • Wake up early and post breakfast depart for Paro a journey of 7 hours.
  • Post breakfast we will head towards the immigration office for permits.
  • After permits and immigration process we will leave for the beautiful town Paro.
  • Embark on a beautiful journey through the beautiful landscapes of this thunder Dragon Land.
  • Reach Paro by evening and check in to the hotel.
  • Dinner & Sleep Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3

  • Wake up early and have your breakfast.
  • Depart for Taktsang Monastery.
  • Ride through the beautiful country side and golden paddy fields and see breath taking pine trees and cottages.
  • Now start your trek for the monastery.
  • Reach Monastery, experience the serenity of this magical place. In the evening enjoy your time in the euphoric and serenic environment of Paro valley and sleep through the night.

Day 4

  • Start your day with a beautiful sunrise in the valley.
  • Post breakfast depart for Punakha. A long and simple ride from Paro to Punakha takes you through DochuLa Pass.
  • DochuLa Pass is the second highest pass in Bhutan.
  • Punakha Exploration – Suspension Bridge, Punakha Dzong.
  • Depart for Thimphu.
  • Reach Thimphu, check in to the hotel, dinner & sleep overnight.

Day 5

  • Wake up and post breakfast head for Thimphu local sightseeing.
  • Thimphu offers you with lot of shopping options, rich in textile and historical museums.
  • Thimphu has the world’s largest Buddha statue, Buddha Dordenma.
  • Reach back hotel by the night for dinner and sleep overnight.

Day 6

  • Wake up early and post breakfast depart back and bid adieu to this wonderous land of Thunder Dragon.
  • Ride back to Siliguri in India, by night.
  • Dinner & overnight sleep at the hotel at Siliguri.

Day 7

  • Wake up & post breakfast check out of the hotel & catch your flight back home.

NOTE: Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, the physical ability of participants etc. May cause itinerary change. We reserve the rights to change any schedule in the interest of safety, comfort and general wellbeing.

Inclusions

  • Entire travel from Siliguri to Siliguri by shared cab
  • Entry Permit for Bhutan for 6 days including all Inner Line Permits
  • Stay for 6 nights – 1 night in a hotel at Phuntsholing, 2 nights in a hotel at Paro, 2 nights in a hotel at Thimphu & 1 night in a hotel at Siliguri on triple sharing basis (NOTE: The cost of double sharing is INR 1000/- per head extra)
  • A total of 12 meals – 1 meal Day 1 (Dinner) + 2 meals Day 2 (Breakfast + Dinner) + 2 meals Day 3 (Breakfast + Dinner) + 2 meals Day 4 (Breakfast + Dinner) + 2 meals Day 5 (Breakfast + Dinner) + 2 meals Day 6 (Breakfast + Dinner) + 1 meal Day 7 (Breakfast)
  • Driver Night Charges, Toll Tax, Parking Charges, etc.
  • Team Captain throughout the trip
  • Guided Trek to Taktsang Monastery
  • First Aid Kit

Exclusions

  • GST (5%) is applicable extra.
  • Any kind of food or beverage that is not included in the package like alcoholic drinks, mineral water, meals/refreshments/lunches on the highway.
  • Any personal expenses like a tip to the drivers, entry to monuments/monasteries, camera/video camera charges, camel safari, river rafting, laundry, telephone bills, tips, etc
  • Any cost arising due to natural calamities like landslides, roadblocks etc. (to be borne directly by the customer on the spot)
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.

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12/15/2018

Must Carry

  1. Authentic Government ID Card – Only Passport or Voter Id
  2. Comfortable warm clothing like woolen socks, cap, fleece jackets or warmers, down jacket, toiletries.
  3. Sunscreen & lip balm, Good U/V protection sunglasses
  4. Personal Medicines (if any)
  5. Power Banks

Cancellation Policy

No Refund shall be made with respect to the initial booking amount for any cancellations. However

  1. If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of the trip cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  2. If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 75% of the trip cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  3. If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of the trip cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  4. In the case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be canceled and in such cases, the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However, no refund will be provided for the same.

Things to Carry

Gear and Extra:
• A rucksack bag and a day pack.
• 3-liter water bladder or water bottle

Clothes:
• A sun cap and a woolen cap
• UV protected sunglasses
• At least 1 pair of inner thermals
• One cotton long sleeves and 2 short sleeve t-shirt
• 1 flees jacket
• 1 heavy Thick jacket/down jacket
• 1 pair of gloves
• At least 2 long pants (trek pants and cargo pants are favorable)
• 4 sets of undergarments
• 2 pair of socks
• A small towel
• A rain jacket or a poncho

Footwear:
• Above-the-ankle waterproof and breathable hiking boots with good grip
• Flip flops/sandals

Medications:
• One strip of Diamox
• Glucose powder
• medicines for headaches, diarrhea, motion and altitude sickness
• Dettol
• Bandages
• Cotton
• Sprain relief spray
• Crepe bandage
• Any personal medication advised by the doctor

Personal & accessories:
• Toothpaste, toothbrush
• Paper soap, or sanitizer
• Sunscreen minimum of spf40 , lip balm, cold creams
• Body spray
• Led torch light

Bhutan is no ordinary place. It is the last great Himalayan kingdom, shrouded in mystery and magic, where a traditional Buddhist culture carefully embraces global developments.

Low Volume, High Value Tourism
The Bhutanese pride themselves on a sustainable approach to tourism in line with the philosophy of Gross National Happiness. Foreign visitors famously pay a minimum tariff of US$250 per day, making it seem one of the world’s more expensive destinations. However, this fee is all-inclusive – accommodation, food, transport and an official guide are all provided, so it’s not a bad deal. You don’t have to travel in a large group and you can arrange your own itinerary. What you won’t find is budget backpacker-style travel.

Surprising Bhutan
Bhutan holds many surprises. This is a country where the rice is red and where chillies aren’t just a seasoning but the main dish. It’s also a deeply Buddhist land, where monks check their smartphones after performing a divination, and where giant protective penises are painted beside the entrance to many houses. Yet while it visibly protects its Buddhist traditions, Bhutan is not a museum. You will find the Bhutanese well educated, fun loving and well informed about the world around them. It’s this blending of the ancient and modern that makes Bhutan endlessly fascinating.

The Last Shangri La?
So why spend your money to come here? Firstly, there is the amazing Himalayan landscape, where snow-capped peaks rise above shadowy gorges cloaked in primeval forests. Taking up prime positions in this picture-book landscape are the majestic fortress-like dzongs and monasteries. This unique architecture sets the stage for spectacular tsechus (dance festivals) attended by an almost medieval-looking audience. Then there are the textiles and handicrafts, outrageous archery competitions, high-altitude trekking trails, and stunning flora and fauna. If it’s not ‘Shangri La’, it’s as close as it gets.

Environmental Credentials
Environmental protection goes hand in hand with cultural preservation in Bhutan. By law, at least 60% of the country must remain forested for all future generations; it currently stands above 70%. Not only is Bhutan carbon neutral, but it actually absorbs more carbon than it emits! For the visitor, this translates into lovely forest hikes and superb birding across a chain of national parks. Whether you are spotting takins or blue poppies, trekking beneath 7000m peaks or strolling across hillsides ablaze with spring rhododendron blooms, Bhutan offers one of the last pristine pockets in the entire Himalaya.

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